Recipe: Summer Berry Crumble

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It is really feeling like summer here in Southern California! It’s that kind of weather where it feels like you’re walking into the stream of a hair dryer when you step outside. I can’t say I love the heat, but I am excited about summer. To be extra festive for the fourth of July this year, I wanted to make a patriotic looking baked fruit crumble with red and blue berries.  Continue reading

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Recipe: Sweet + Spicy Cauliflower with Chickpeas

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I’ve never cooked with cauliflower before. Can you believe it? I’ve eaten cauliflower that other people have cooked, but I never thought to make it myself. I plan to cook with it more in the future because I loved how this recipe turned out. Only slightly spicy, with a lot of sweet and garlicky flavor. It had a real “comfort food” feel that I wasn’t expecting. Continue reading

3 Self-Care Ideas

As I get older, I realize more and more how incredibly important it is to prioritize self-care. All your relationships with other people will benefit from actively nurturing your relationship with yourself. To me, self-care is about truly understanding your self-worth, and taking care of yourself like you would take care of your dearest friend. You might be shocked at how great you’ll feel if self-care activities become not only a part of your life, but a priority. I’ve put together a little list of some self-care activities that I personally love.

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[1] good smelling candle + face mask + a movie that you know you love

Put aside your to-do list for an evening, and make relaxation your new list. Continue reading

Recipe: The Best Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies (Seriously)

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I’ve cracked the code! Actually, someone else cracked the code, but I am wholeheartedly enjoying the secondhand success of recreating Baker by Nature’s vegan chocolate chip cookies. I didn’t know if excellent and totally satisfying plant-based chocolate chip cookies were possible, based on some bad vegan baking experiences in the past, but these are everything that a chocolate chip cookie should be. Chewy inside, crispy outside, chocolatey, and balanced with a sprinkle of sea salt.  Continue reading