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The End of BlogHer Food and the Rise of the “Lifestyle” Niche of Blogging

The End of BlogHer Food and the Rise of the “Lifestyle” Niche of Blogging

A friend on Linkedin forwarded an article to me yesterday written by well-known food writer Dianne Jacob explaining why BlogHer Food has ended after eight years. BlogHer is an online community and media company dedicated to contributing content written by and for women. While I […]

Romantic Weekend Getaway in San Francisco

Romantic Weekend Getaway in San Francisco

My boyfriend and I recently celebrated our one-year anniversary with a romantic day in San Francisco! This time last year, I planned a special picnic and we traveled to Berkeley to visit the botanical garden and the rose garden. On the same theme, I decided to […]

Paleo Salsa Ranch Taco Salad

Paleo Salsa Ranch Taco Salad

Now that it’s summertime and I am spending more time in the heat in the vineyard, I need meals that are easy and don’t eat up the kitchen. Therefore, salads are a must. I’m kind of a salad freak. I love the infinite variety of […]

Paleo Salsa Ranch (Dairy-Free Zesty Ranch Dressing)

Paleo Salsa Ranch (Dairy-Free Zesty Ranch Dressing)

I’ll get to the recipe in a minute, but check out the cool recipe card I’m now using! What do you think: is it easier to use? Comment below! Despite all obstacles (mainly not having enough time), I’ve managed to stick through about 2 weeks […]

Paleo Vanilla-Banana Chia Pudding (21 Day Sugar Detox-Compliant)

Paleo Vanilla-Banana Chia Pudding (21 Day Sugar Detox-Compliant)

I hate getting a cold in the springtime. Just when I think I’m out of the woods for a wintertime cold, I wake up on a lovely May day and my throat is on fire. Then I can’t stop coughing. And the only thing I […]

Balsamic-Bacon Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Balsamic-Bacon Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Summer is just around the corner, and while some people call it the lazy, hazy, crazy days of the year, I typically have little lazy and hazy and a hellofalotof crazy. The insanity is due to the start of the field season in the vineyard, […]

Balsamic-Bacon Roasted Carrots

Balsamic-Bacon Roasted Carrots

A little while ago when I posted my Gluten-Free Popcorn-Pistachio Macaroons with Dark Chocolate Drizzle, I talked about how I was allergic to corn when I was a kid. Well, I was also allergic to carrots. I had other allergies as well, which was really […]

Dijon-Apple Glazed Chicken Thighs

Dijon-Apple Glazed Chicken Thighs

I got out of the habit of meal prepping when I was recovering from surgery. Based on the work of Gretchen Rubin, good habits are related to happiness. Reducing stress makes me happy as well as eating well-balanced meals, so preparing food in advance keeps […]

Gluten-Free Popcorn-Pistachio Macaroons with Dark Chocolate Drizzle

Gluten-Free Popcorn-Pistachio Macaroons with Dark Chocolate Drizzle

It’s been two years since I moved to California and it’s become my new home. However, I’m still an Indiana girl at heart. What do you think of when you think of Indiana? Corn. And maybe cows. But corn should be pretty high on your […]

Zucchini Noodles with Salami, Chicken, and Artichokes

Zucchini Noodles with Salami, Chicken, and Artichokes

This recipe was inspired by an Instagram post by Dr. Terry Wahls, author of the Wahl’s Protocol. She described her favorite side dish, zucchini noodles with salami and olives. It looked delicious, and I happened to have some leftover salami from a recent picnic, so […]