Homemade Almond Milk + The Person I Almost Was (BTTB: 3/5)

Do you ever think back to (one of) the person(s) you used to be, and think about them sitting in your place today, if you had chosen a different path instead of the one that got you to where you are today? I often imagine one of my past selves, sitting here, and I analyze them fondly, but also with pangs of distaste and regret like an old friend I lost touch with, wondering what my life would look like if my path hadn't altered so drastically so many different times.

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Back To The Basics: Green Smoothie [Bowl] (2/3)

My smoothies and smoothie bowls are such a fixture in my life, and are so simple to master, so it was only natural that they would be next up in my Back to the Basics series. I've posted below my ritual recipe, as well as suggestions for modifying it to your liking or changing it up to stay out of the begrudged smoothie rut. Enjoy!My smoothies and smoothie bowls are such a fixture in my life, and are so simple to master, so it was only natural that they would be next up in my Back to the Basics series. I've posted below my ritual recipe, as well as suggestions for modifying it to your liking or changing it up to stay out of the begrudged smoothie rut. Enjoy!

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Back To The Basics: Chia Pudding (1/3)

I decided to do a 5 week series that I'm calling Back to the Basics, where I share my staple recipes that I make every single week with you guys. These 5 recipes are my go-tos, in regular rotation for breakfast, lunch or dinner; they're what I crave most often. They're easy, quick, filling, and super versatile.

This week, I will be sharing my most requested recipe: Chia Pudding! I make this all the time on my Instagram story and get so much feedback, and requests for the recipe! I love how excited you guys get about chia. It's seriously a lifesaver on busy mornings: packed with protein and healthy fats, ready to just grab and go in the morning on your way out the door, and it's such an amazing canvas for any flavor combination or topping you desire. I'm seriously so addicted, and I hope you will be too after reading this!

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Summary of 2016 + My Anti-Resolutions

I don't know about you guys, but I feel like 2016 has been drastically different than any other year to date. It has brought some of the highest highs and also the lowest lows I have ever experienced. While many people have been vocal about their excitement that 2016 is over, I haven't been able to help but let my thoughts linger just a bit longer on all the amazing opportunities, experiences, and accomplishments the past year brought.

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Gingerbread Men, GF + DF + P (Virtual Cookie Swap Party!)

I am so excited to be participating in my first ever Blogger virtual #cookieswapparty!

These gingerbread cookies were among one of my first successes when I began developing allergy-friendly recipes two years ago. Soft, chewy, and deliciously spicy, no one would ever guess that these are probably the healthiest Christmas cookies you will ever eat! Made with almond and coconut flours and no refined sugar (besides the icing), these babies are Paleo AND Vegan and also absolutely addicting. This is my third year making them and I am so excited to finally share a perfected recipe with you all!

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Pumpkin Cream Cheese Roll, GF + DF

Growing up, my very favorite holiday dessert was my aunt's pumpkin cream cheese roll. I loved it so much that she made one specifically for me at every single gathering (I had no problem single-handedly devouring it). While I haven't had a pumpkin roll in about 4 or 5 years, I still think about it every time I get out my handy dandy recipe planning notebook and begin to jot down the very long list of ingredients I'll need for the holiday...

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Crispy Brussel Sprout + Turkey Autumn Grilled Cheese

Fall is in full swang y'all. The pumpkin spice lattes are out, the leaves are changing, us Texans aren't totally breaking a sweat the second we step outside. It's ALMOST time for me to unpack my sweaters, knits, and cardigans--though not quite yet. I've been in an incredible mood lately. For some reason Fall just makes me feel at peace--clear, level-headed, confident, and giddy. My favorite time of year!

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A Sibling Story

If you follow me on Instagram, you've seen that my summer has been an absolute whirlwind, cooking up a storm between vacation after vacation on the East and West coasts, living out the adventures of my dreams with my siblings. There's been lots of sappy posts, and evasive captions alluding to our 'story'--probably leaving you wondering why each of my visits with my siblings leaves me so emotional and full of joy. 

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