Baking has always been a comfort thing in my family. From the days of waking up from a nap to the smell of Mom making brownies in the kitchen (seriously, is there anything better??) to learning how to bake cookies with my Gram, it’s always held a special place in my heart.

Since I started paying more attention to food thanks to the Whole30 and reading “It Starts with Food,” I started experimenting with different ingredients and recipes. I also got more into cooking (sidenote: I was also a vegetarian at this time and training for a marathon, and this was a period of trial and error for me). I finally connected the dots- what you put IN is what you get OUT. Wild, right?

Some days, I feel like making dishes from the greenest, rawest, superfood-iest ingredients ever, and other days I just want to make a whoopie pie.

Staying Entertained During a Workout & YOUR Feedback!

Happy Hump Day! Pretty exciting week so far- on Monday night I got to bake (not something I do typically just because it’s been so hot lately and I’m milking the whole but guys I’m super pregnant thing). The MDI YWCA hosts

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Ingredient of the Week: Beets

Mmm, beets. I absolutely love beets. Back when I still had a Nutri-Bullet (which tragically died last summer, RIP), I made a lot of berry and beet smoothies, not to mention throwing them in salad or letting them soak in

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Second Trimester: Part Two Fuel

Another pregnancy related post today 🙂 So the last time I wrote about what I was eating in a day, I wasn’t as far along. Now that I’m seguing into the third trimester, my diet has shifted a bit to

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Ingredient of the Week: Hemp Seeds

Guess what day it is?? Ingredient of the week day! This week, we’re talking about hemp seeds. The first time I encountered hemp seeds was in a recipe from Oh She Glows (for these Irresistible Chewy Trail Mix Cookies). Having

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Ingredient of the Week: Molasses

Fun fact: one of my lesser known nicknames is “Sweet Sassy Molassie” (which apparently comes from an SNL skit with Ray Romano). Before writing this post, I had no idea where molasses actually came from. All I knew was that

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Ingredient of the Week: Flaxseeds

Mmm, flax. According to the back of my Bob’s Red Mill Flax Seed package, King Charlemagne insisted that his subjects included flaxseed in their diets because he was sold on their benefits early on. Flax comes from Canada, the U.S.,

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Ingredient of the Week: Wheat Germ

The first time I saw wheat germ was in the vegan refrigerator at Bates. I had no idea what it was, and was kind of weirded out by the name (why would I want to eat something with the word

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Ingredient of the Week: Maca Powder

Maca powder has gained some popularity recently as an energy boosting superfood. It comes from a plant that grows in Peru, and we get the powder from the root. What I didn’t know about maca root is that it comes

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Ingredient of the Week: Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar has always been a favorite of mine, but the way I’ve chosen to ingest it over the years has changed a bit. As a kid, I hated pickles (I was an incredibly picky eater), but loved the cut up cucumbers

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Ingredient of the Week: Turmeric

By now, you’ve probably heard about the amazing things turmeric can do for you. But, just in case you haven’t, here’s the lowdown. Turmeric is an orange colored spice, made orange by a little thing called curcumin (more on that

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