Category Archives: Recipes


September 15, 2016

  Oh my goodness, your life is about to change! Enter my Wild Orange and Cinnamon Bliss Balls. Raw, Vegan, Sugar-free and full of nature’s wholesome goodness. I absolutely love infusing my food with essential oils. The fun in the kitchen is endless, so today I got a bit creative with my cinnamon and orange essential Continue Reading »


June 10, 2015

healthy banana bread

One of the biggest perks of maternity leave has been the newfound sense of time on my hands. No longer are my days filled with teaching, grading and behavior management! As I eagerly await the arrival of Baby A, I am enjoying the slow mornings, looser agenda and freedom to delve into activities I enjoy, like Continue Reading »


February 3, 2015

choc peppermint bliss balls 1

Let’s address the obvious: I have a sweet tooth!! I’m the one at the party who goes back for that second slice of birthday cake. I luuuuuv spending an afternoon baking in my kitchen and I especially enjoy going out for ice cream with the hubby (I can never pass up the double scoop!). Choc peppermint Continue Reading »


August 4, 2014


After a few months off from my monthly feature, Mariposa Must-Haves, I’m back to bring you my favorites for August. I mentioned on Facebook that I love setting intentions at the beginning of each month so that I go forth with clarity. I intentionally enter the blank 30 or so days ahead with enthusiasm and direction. Some of Continue Reading »


July 5, 2014

Let me start off by asking you a few questions. Have you ever come home exhausted from a long day at work or running errands, dinnertime is just around the corner and the last thing you want to do is cook? Have you ever invited guests over for dinner and frantically wondered the night before Continue Reading »


March 13, 2014

If you read my March Must Haves, you know that I’m loving juicing lately. I’ve been drinking fresh juice practically every morning since purchasing my cold-press juicer for Christmas. It’s so much fun experimenting with delicious fruit and veggie combinations. Juicing is a powerful and quick way for your body to naturally absorb essential vitamins and Continue Reading »

Chocolate Almond Bliss Bites. *You Won’t Be Able To Put These Down!

February 24, 2014

Oh, do I have an amazing treat for you today! Introducing my Chocolate Almond Bliss Bites. These little gems are creamy, chewy, and chocolaty. Not only are they delicious, but they are chock-full of nature’s goodness. Containing only 4 ingredients, my bliss bites are raw, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free and refined sugar-free. The recipe is super Continue Reading »

Berry Protein Smoothie & Breakfast Tutorial

January 30, 2014

You’ve heard it a million times. From your mother, your trainer, your well-meaning friend or even the magazine on your coffee table: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Well, they’re all right. But I would add an important adjective to that familiar phrase. A nutritious breakfast is the most important meal of Continue Reading »

5 Amazing Superfoods To Boost Your Health

January 15, 2014

2013 proved to be quite a challenge for me. Not only did I move cities and embark on my first year of teaching, but I struggled a lot with my physical health. For as long as I can remember I’ve had a ‘funny tummy’ and daily endured a stomach ache to a certain degree. Sometimes Continue Reading »

Apple Crisp: Vegan, Gluten free, Oil free Dessert

January 6, 2014

Want me to tell you a little secret? I have a recipe that combines the nostalgia of your favorite warm apple crumble with the fresh, healthy ingredients that your body needs. This recipe provides you with omega-3s, soluble fiber, and my go-to superfood, chia seeds. It is naturally sweetened by dates and maple syrup rather than Continue Reading »