The paradox of positive thinking

It's everywhere, isn't it? The power of positive thinking. It will solve all of our problems, it seems to say. We are told to, "Look on the bright side," "Think positively," "Cultivate gratitude,"... While these can be helpful to help us correct gross imbalances of negativity, it isn't actually the whole answer to a life [...]

Recipe: Sweet & Spicy Butternut Sqash with Pineapple

If you haven't been following my Instagram feed, I posted this video this past weekend about my cooking process. It's a little scattered and open to interpretation. Ha! https://www.instagram.com/p/BLCS7nthove/ But seriously, I love to mix and match. Sometimes the groceries I buy don't even end up getting used that week. Sometimes what I think I'll make gets switched [...]

Recipe: Apple Pumpkin Muffins

I am not usually into baking. But I married a sweets lover, so I decided to surprise my husband with this little treat when he came home from work this weekend. Since it's officially fall, my inner tastebud clock was jonesing for something pumpkin flavored. And ta-da! A completely fall-themed muffin recipe for you to try. [...]

Vegetarian Chili

Fall is officially here! Cold weather is coming and so are the holidays. In our family, there is nothing more heart (and tummy!) warming than having a pot of chili on the stove that everyone can pick from throughout the day when hanging out for a visit. This was one of my recent creations, and [...]

Recipe: Tomato & squash medley with noodles

Tomato & Squash Medley with Noodles SERVES 2 INGREDIENTS 1/2 of a yellow onion 1 tbsp mined garlic 1 tsp turmeric 1 tbsp Italian seasoning Water 2 carrots, chopped 1 cup stewed tomatoes 3-5 button mushrooms, sliced Half cup chopped Yellow squash Half cup chopped zucchini 1 package of noodles Peanuts (optional) Shrimp (optional) PREPARATION [...]