This Harvest Pumpkin Soup is heavenly! The perfect blend of comfort food and Fall flavors. It was given as a sample at Trader Joe’s and I wanted to eat the entire pot of it. I immediately bought all of the ingredients and couldn’t wait to get home and make it! I have made it 3 times since then and feel like I need to stock up on a several boxes of TJ’s Pumpkin...

Best Fall Salad: Harvest Salad with Kale, Farro, & Roasted Acorn Squash It’s mid-October and Fall is in full swing. Temperatures are cooling down (well maybe not for those of us in SoCal), leaves are falling, it’s getting darker earlier, and stores are selling pumpkin everything- so stock up before it’s too late! I’ve been wanting to make...

Top 10 Tips for Eating Healthy When Dining Out! I love dining out! Whether it’s going to my favorite local restaurant or checking out the newest hot spots, it is one of my favorite things to do! However, eating out a restaurant and healthy eating often times do not mix! Dining out is actually considered one of the primary reasons for an unhealthy lifestyle....

Fall Breakfast Recipe – Pumpkin Oatmeal I LOVE Fall- seriously it is my favorite season! Summer has come to an end, the kids are back in school, and it’s the few months of calm before the craziness of the holiday season kicks in. Growing up in upstate NY, Fall is absolutely beautiful… The leaves, the vibrant colors, apple picking, trips to the pumpkin...

Pigtails & Crewcuts: For a Cool Kids Haircut If you’re making your back-to-school list and checking it twice, make sure the obligatory fall haircut is right up there with getting the backpacks and lunch boxes ready. San Diego has several haircut salons that cater to kids. My favorite (since Dylan was a baby) has been Chloe’s Carousel – they...

The BEST Cucumber Vodka Drink! Fall is quickly approaching but it’s still HOT AF in San Diego and you may be seeking a refreshing drink to cool you down. So it’s only appropriate that I share with you one of my FAVORITE vodka cocktail recipes. If you walk down the vodka aisle of any grocery or liquor store, you will see the ever-increasing assortment...

Stitch Fix- Fashion delivered to your door! Shopping for clothes. I love it, but I hate it. I love the idea of finding stylish new pieces that fit me perfectly and are affordable, but that rarely happens. I always go to the mall with high hopes, but leave feeling defeated. I either don’t find anything that I like- I am not a stylist and I have no clue what goes...

Top 10 Health Benefits of Drinking Warm Lemon Water I begin my day every morning by squeezing half a fresh lemon’s worth of juice into a mug of warm water. It has seriously changed my life. I’ve been doing this almost every day for the past two years and it’s the perfect way to start the day! It’s not only a refreshing morning ritual, it also has some...

Summer is flying by! How is it August already?! Don’t worry, there’s still time to make this most of the rest of the season by incorporating some fresh summer flavors into your food. This healthy and delicious combination of fresh watermelon and cucumber tastes like summer in a bowl. So crisp, juicy, and refreshing! Make this your summer go-to for a...

What do you get if you combine quinoa, chicken, veggies, and buffalo sauce? Pure DELICIOUSNESS! This week’s Salad of Week is the very healthy & delicious Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Salad. As I’ve mentioned before, quinoa is a popular superfood that is high in protein and important minerals such as magnesium, iron, and calcium, plus it’s gluten free...

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