Where I Am Now + My Feature in Edible Allegheny

Hi, all!

It’s been pleasantly productive over here with an abundance of fulfilling work being done, but oh how I’ve missed spending time on this blog. I haven’t even written about my word of the year/yearly focus as I did with last years “soften,” which was only the first of three words that fostered my personal evolution in 2015.

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Nectarine Blueberry Boosted Smoothie Bowl

Summer is the time for smoothie bowls. I love acai bowls, but other thick, smooth, ice-creamy bowls are also welcomed! I made this after not having a smoothie for several days, and I can’t tell you how amazing I felt after I finished it. It’s easy peasy and features my favorite fruit of all time, the humble nectarine, as well as one of my top 5 favorite fruits, a vibrant fruit with a most distinct personality, the passionfruit.

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Poolside Pineapple Kiwi Slushie

I know the phrase is, “they go together like peanut butter and jelly”, but I think it could also go, “they go together like kiwi and pineapple.” These two fruits are so complementary, and I’m always looking for new ways to have them together. While this recipe isn’t my most original celebration of this pairing, it is majorly refreshing, which is what we’re all going to need when the hot weather arrives once again. Continue reading

Changing Seasons, Changing Diet

Raw foods make my heart sing. I always make sure to eat lots and lots of them throughout the year. But these past couple winters, the cold has really seeped into my bones. In addition to raw foods, I also craved warming soups, cooked grains, roasted sweet potatoes, and the like.

But then it’s like clockwork; after the first day it even feels like spring is in the air (even if it’s 30-40 degrees!), my body starts craving more raw foods. We’ve still had plenty of cold days, but all I want is tropical fruits, green smoothies, and gigantic salads. I haven’t quite gone as far as banana soft-serve and acai bowls, but believe me it’s coming! I already stocked up on acai packets during the last sale at the grocery store. Honestly, if it wasn’t so cold and drafty in my house, I’d be eating an acai bowl with sliced kiwi and coconut shreds right now.

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