I’ve been a huge fan of chocolate since I was a child. When I was three years old, my mom found me in the kitchen crying because I couldn’t reach the chocolate chips. She rectified things by pulling out the ingredients to make hot chocolate. My cries were immediately hushed. Can you blame me? She […]

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The other week on the blog I discussed my own journey with people pleasing and how it altered the course of my life, but ultimately figured out how to auto-correct before it was too late. It can be hard to recognize our weaknesses when our knee-jerk reaction is to put blinders on. Pulling back the […]

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I’m not quite sure what people are talking about when they say soup weather. I personally enjoy a bowl of soup when its sunny and eighty and when it’s rainy and fifty. To me, there is no difference. Maybe because I’m in love with how easy it is to throw ingredients into a pot, cover […]

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Autumn is upon us. Here in Portland, the colors are just starting to turn a yellowish red, painting the streets in multi-colored foliage. Yet, the weather is taking its sweet time catching up to the appropriate season. We had a string of eighty degrees days last week but thanks to the air conditioning at work, […]

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From an early age, I learned the power of staying quiet and not rocking the boat. I HATED when people showed an ounce of anger or disappointment toward me because I always felt like it was personal. As if I actively did something wrong to garner such a response. This, in turn, made my words […]

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The first time I discovered the magic of cashews was when I made my own nut milk. Also, real quick – who else cringes when they hear the term nut milk? It sounds like such a lude word. Not something you would want to drink. Anyways, cashews are an incredible dairy-free substitute. One soaked overnight, […]

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