Category Archives for "Uncategorized"

Jan 31

Swoon-Worthy Homemade Dark Chocolates

By Ashley | Uncategorized

What if . . . you have yet to taste the best chocolate you have ever had? And what if the only thing between you and that chocolate were a few pantry items, a candy mold, and a chocolate-splattered kitchen counter? What I’m sayin’ is, you, yes YOU are totally capable of making your own fresh chocolates! Insert: all the heart, and dancing, and other happy emojis!!! I did all the messy recipe testing for […]

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Jan 17

Chewy Gently Baked Buckwheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

By Ashley | Breakfast , Dessert , Uncategorized

My quest to create the perfect healthy chocolate chip cookie has been a long one. Being that it’s just a cookie, you would think it would have been the first dessert I nailed, but most of the results have been good, when what I want is EPIC. Then something happened. I saw a raw chocolate chip cookie recipe that changed my mindset. Why not stop attempting to find the perfect blend of healthy flours and […]

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Jan 06

10 Things to Eat & Drink When It’s Literally 10 Degrees Outside

By Ashley | Entree , Hot Beverage , Recipes , Uncategorized

Welcome to another freezing Friday in Chicago. I work 4 blocks from home, and still – the commute dread is REAL. My California blood ain’t made for this arctic weather. But I know too well that complaining about the cold only makes it worse. So I turn to steamy eats and drinks to warm me up and improve my mood on these gloomy days when I have the shivers from my head to my toes. Healthifed […]

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Jan 05

Spicy Orange Salmon with Slow Roasted Veggies

By Ashley | Entree , Uncategorized

How are your New Year’s resolutions coming? Personally, I am type A and easily overwhelmed, so I focus more on weekly goals/resolutions. Who knows what’s going to be happening in my unpredictable world months from now, so it’s one step at a time over here. 2016 is rough for us all in many ways. Slowing down is in order. Rather than work, work, work. Always rushing towards the next thing. Let’s live in the here […]

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Dec 31

Hello 2017

By Ashley | Uncategorized

Unlike the first few years of the blogging, the goal of this blog in 2016, was to create a style, and establish a brand to attract an audience. My food is approachable, fresh, seasonal, plant-based, and always delicious. Inspired by the seasons, my time in Italy, and my love for produce, coconut, and avocados. Among many other things! 2017 goals: I want you to get to know me outside of a few blog posts a […]

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Dec 11

Zoodle & Rotini Saute with Red Pepper Sauce

By Ashley | Entree , Uncategorized

Optimal flavor, color, and texture are all requirements for what I consider an excellent meal. The flavor aspect has always come naturally to me, and with practice, I have improved on achieving an enticing color palette and a variety of textures in a dish. It’s trial and error, so patience is key. Sometimes all these components come together beautifully on the first attempt, like this Zoodle and Rotini Saute with Red Pepper Sauce. This pasta […]

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