Welcome to the New Site!

If you’ve been to the site in the past few days, you’ve probably noticed A LOT of changes around here. New name, new design, new everything except recipes/posts to be quite honest! If you’re totally new around here and have no idea what I’m talking about, I’ll give you the …

Saturday Links: 10.28.17

Good morning from Oxford, Mississippi! The temperature dropped this week and it finally feels like Fall outside. I’m making every effort to soak it up with reishi hot cocoa in the evenings, pumpkin yogurt bowls for breakfast and ALL the scarves! This change in weather has also sparked a change in …

Saturday Links: 10.21.17

Hey everyone! I’ve decided to start Saturday Links as a way to share links I’ve found on the web and to create a space for me to share personal meanderings. There are no rules for these posts other than to share interesting stuff I’ve found with you. I know how …

How To Quit Coffee

If you’re anything like me, coffee was that beverage you started drinking in college because 1) everybody else was doing it and 2) it kept you sane while you studied for an upcoming [chemistry] exam late into the night. It served me well during those years, but recently my body …

12 Non-Fiction Books For Your Summer Reading List

Well, summer is almost here. That happened super fast! For me, summer means books to devour. Since life is [usually] less crazy during this season, I’m naturally drawn to the idea of resting and reading. They go hand in hand, in my opinion. Reading calms my mind in a way I can’t get from television or …

Food Photography Workshop By First We Eat

As some of you may know if you follow me on Instagram, I attended a food photography workshop this past weekend hosted by two amazing and talented photographers, Eva Kosmas Flores and Carey Nershi. They are as lovely as they appear on the web and I am so grateful to …

Saving Honey Bees

A Bee Hive Encounter Last week, I did something very courageous. I cautiously stood within a short distance of several thousand honey bees, capturing their hard-working efforts through my camera lens! The backstory to all of this is my dad recently became a beekeeper (my parents own a couple hundred acres of land …

Healthy Pantry Essentials: Six Healthy Sauces for Quick and Easy Dinners

As a registered dietitian (RD), one of the most frequent questions I get asked is ideas for healthy and convenient meals. In today’s world the truth of the matter is: unless cooking is a passion, it’s probably not on the agenda. I totally get it! That’s why I realize, more than ever, the …

Half Marathon Training Plan and Playlist

As the time draws closer to my half-marathon race, I thought it worthwhile to share a behind-the-scenes look of my training process plus a music playlist intended to keep me motivated for 2 straight hours of running. I’ve split this post into three sections – running plan, eating plan, and …

5 Ways to Cut Back on Added Sugars

Wow, 2015 went by in the flash of an eye. I hope you rang in the New Year with warm memories of 2015 and bright hopes for 2016! We ended 2015 with these healthy pumpkin coffee cake muffins and chemex coffee from our new favorite coffee shop in town. One …