Raspberry Pecan Oat Bake


Hi my friends!  How did the holiday weekend treat you?  I’m feeling a bit reluctant to do anything but eat, drink and laugh with friends (why can every weekend be as delicious as this one?!)  To lure myself back into the work week I made a raspberry pecan oat bake for breakfast this morning to help me rally.  And it’s delicious!  The perfect amount of hearty and lightly sweet, filling and energizing, healthy and decadent.  It’s pretty great, if I do say so myself.  I think it’ll become a regular in the breakfast rotation around here!  Hope you love as much as I do!  xx- Sarah


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Short Hair Essentials with BeautyKind


Hello friends, happy Friday!  I hope those of you stateside had a delicious and fun celebration yesterday!  I’ve had quite a few of you ask about how I style my hair, so today I’m breaking it down for you.  It’s been a bit since I cut off my long hair, and I think I’ve finally mastered what it takes to keep my shorter locks looking great.  And the wonderful thing is, it’s incredibly simple! Below you’ll find my tips as well as the products I’m currently loving, produced in partnership with BeautyKind (the online retailer that makes giving back a part of every purchase!)

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Tips for Staying Healthy Through the Holiday


Hi friends!  The holiday season is officially upon us (horray!!!!) and if you’re anything like me, this time of year poses a particular set of challenges for staying healthy.  I’ve written out my favorite tips and strategies for navigating Thanksgiving in the healthiest, most balanced way possible.  Spoiler: eat your favorite things, just in normal amounts.  Wishing you a healthy, balanced, all-around lovely Thanksgiving!  xx- Sarah  {cocktail recipe here}

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Grain Free Pumpkin Muffins


Happy Friday!  The weekend is upon us and it’s begging the question- how will you treat yourself?!  I’m offering up these muffins as an option.  They’re free of refined sugar (and low in sugar in general) and gluten-free, easy to whip up and so delicious!  Slathered in organic grass-fed melted butter, they’re a dream.  A muffin lover’s Fall dream.  Hope you love and have a great weekend all!  xx- Sarah


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CALM Raspberry and Mint Bedtime Spritzer


Hi Friends!  I mentioned the other day that I want to shift the content here a bit, and one of the ways in which I want to do so is sharing some of the tricks and tips I’ve learned for living a healthier life, beyond recipes.  I’ve seen so many incredible eastern and western doctors over the past few years, have researched relentlessly and learned a TON about health, nutrition and wellness.  I want to share what I’ve learned in the hopes that you pick up a few things that change your life the way they have mine.  And I’m starting with MAGNESIUM (and this spritzer recipe to make getting enough a treat!)

I used to think that a balanced, thoughtful whole food diet would provide my body with everything it needs.  I eschewed supplements and vitamins.  Unfortunately, I’ve found that even with my cleanest, healthiest eating there are still areas where I fall short.  And one of those areas is Magnesium.

Magnesium is a critical mineral, it regulates calcium levels in the body, contributes to producing energy, maintains nervous system balance, and helps control blood sugar.  I find when I’m deficient I have difficulty sleeping, heart palpitations, fatigue and anxiety.  Statistics show that 75-80% of Americans are not getting enough of this oh-so-important mineral.   You can read more in depth about magnesium and how if effects your health, the diseases and maladies associated with deficiency here and here.

Ok, so now that we’ve established why it’s so critical I want to talk about how I make sure I’m getting enough!  I take a nightly supplement called NATURAL CALM.  Multiple naturopaths recommended it before I finally took the plunge (I can be real stubborn like that sometimes).  But since I started taking it I haven’t looked back!  And recently I decided that I wanted to find a way to make it a nightly treat, since it’s a powder that you mix with water.  And so, the raspberry mint CALM spritzer was born.

To make, muddle a handful of raspberries (about 10) with a couple of torn mint leaves in a tumbler.  Add 1/4 teaspoon of Calm (increase this amount slowly over time as your body adjusts, according to instructions on the bottle), and fill glass with Le Croix in either cran-raspberry or berry flavor.  Side note: have you tried Le Croix?!  I’m OBSESSED!  No sugar or weird additives, and perfectly bubbly lightly flavored sparkling water!  This is my favorite flavor.  Cannot get enough.   Enjoy!  xx- Sarah

PS- I know I’m shouting out a lot of brands in this post, but just to be clear, it’s only because I love them.  I’ve not been compensated in any way for this post.


Thanksgiving Recipe Round-Up


Hi friends!  We’re a little over a week away from one of my favorite days of the year- Thanksgiving!  I think about this meal for weeks in advance, and menu planning is a huge part of the fun for me.  The anticipation! (!!!!)  Do you usually make the standards you grew up eating or mix it up with recipes you haven’t tried?  I usually go for a little of both- the comfort of the traditional dishes prepared the way I’ve always known and at least one or two new dishes to change it up.  Ahhhh, I can’t wait!  Some inspiration for you below if you’re still in the plotting stages!  xx- Sarah

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