love in ALL directions …

No matter how you look at it, it’s still true.




I hope you all read that title the way you would’ve said Superman’s name back in the day.

How deliciously beautiful does this look? Seriously, tell me. Weirdly, this is my first food creation post … weird because I create food (as in cooking, not growing … I’ve killed cactus so I have A LOT of work in the growing department) quite often. I suppose I’ve been holding out on you all, maybe so you don’t get jealous of the healthy goodness I eat [almost] every day. Well, now you can get jealous looking at this photo as this is what I ate for breakfast today. On the very bottom is kasha (roasted buckwheat – OMG the smell and taste of this stuff is just amazing … how does it entice my senses so?) cooked with cashew milk. Then that delectable pile on top of the grain consists of a banana, peanuts, raisins, cocoa nibs, hemp seeds, chia seeds,¬†coconut oil and cinnamon. And yes, it tastes as good as it sounds.

For serious, if you eat grains, you aren’t allergic to buckwheat (Jen, I’m talking to you), and you know what’s good for you, then you NEED to try kasha. Follow the directions on the package and if desired, replace the water with your choice of milk (I’ve also made it with ‘Thai Kitchen’ canned coconut milk). The rest of the ingredients I just sprinkle on top, no measuring necessary.

Enjoy gettin’ your kasha on !!!

HAPPY gut and HAPPY mind …


Look at this beautiful creation – Water Kefir. Sitting outside studying and drinking my happy healthy bacteria “juice” in the gorgeous sunshine ;)

Some of you may have heard of kefir or seen it in the grocery stores, but that one is made of milk. I make mine with water (no dairy for this gal – ok, fine, cheese and ice cream every so often cause it’s just so yummy!). Water, sugar and kefir grains – these three ingredients make billions of bacteria!

Many (most) of us have digestive systems that aren’t working quite right and it’s related to those little guys. And the health of your digestive microbiome is related to your brain health and immunity as well, so pretty much EVERYTHING in your body is connected to the health of your gut. 70% of your immune system is in your gut. Think about that and how it relates to all of the illness and disease today. Happy gut = happy life :)