Plum Jam

I went to my local fruit stand and bought 6lbs of plums because they were so affordable! Then I had to think about what I would make out of them. I decided to make some jam, however I have never made plum jam before. This is a super simple way to make jam if you…

Easy Gallo Pinto

Spending two years living in Costa Rica really gave me a taste for gallo pinto! This is a classic meal prepared for breakfast. It is delicious, full of flavor, and very easy to make! Gallo Pinto Chop cilantro, onion, and sweet pepper finely. Add 1 tbsp olive oil to deep skillet or pan and dry…

Fresh Peach Cheesecake

Enjoy this fresh, light and fluffy cream cheesecake!! Take those extra peaches in your home and make something special out of them! This is a delicious summer dessert for any occasion. Start by spraying a pie pan or a springform pan. For the batter: Combine baking soda, baking powder, flour, and 1c of sugar in…

Berry Cheesecake Mousse

I am loving summer for all the berries that are in season! I went to my local farmers stand today and was able to score 4 pints of black raspberries for $5.00! Today also happens to be my husband’s birthday, I decided to treat him to a fantastic dessert! For the Graham Cracker base: Take a…

Simple Berry Tea Cake

Every year my family spends some time picking blackberries, usually we turn this into jam. However, today I decided to make something a little bit different. Black Berry Tea Cake First, add butter and sugar to a bowl and beat until light.  Add the egg, vanilla and milk, beat for 2 minutes. Sift flour, baking…

Easy Appetizer

There are always days when I would much rather eat a delicious appetizer than spend time making an elaborate dinner. Here is a simply and quick appetizer to make for such an occasion! Skinny Spinach Dip and Flatbread   Lets start with the spinach dip, first boil some water. This will be to break down…

Industrial Decor

My father is a retired deputy from a jail here in Michigan. When I was little we would go into the huge kitchen freezer and get boxed milk to drink while spending time with him after school. It shaped my perspective on what is good and honorable when I saw the way my dad treated…

Easy Bath Cleanse

Today is the day you decide never to take a “normal” bath again! If you have the time to take a bath then make that worth the time it takes! There are SO many ways to take a bath to serve your body’s needs at that moment. Need to detox? Take a ginger bath. Need…

Facial Cleanse

I have been using Rosehip oil on my face every night before bed as a moisturizer, toner, healer, and cleanser. I recently added a new oil to my collection, sandalwood. Every 2 weeks, or month, or however often you need it, treat your face to a cleanse. This cleanse will clear the skin of dirt,…

DIY Litter Box

My husband and I have a Bengal cat, for anyone that does not know what exactly that means let me tell you. It means you will never sleep past 6:30 again, it means that even with the largest litter mat your floor will still be layered with litter. It means that you can’t leave anything…

Foraged Salad

My family is very good at knowing what is edible to eat and what is not. It happened to be a beautiful day outside so we went foraging! This is an excellent way to gain new knowledge and acquire a skill! There is no better way to spend a day then with ones family amidst…

Homemade Dumplings

When I decided to make dumplings this week I had to ask myself what a dumpling was. So in this generation of accessible knowledge, I asked google. “dump·ling ˈdəmpliNG a small savory ball of dough that may be boiled, fried, or baked in a casserole. a pudding consisting of apples or other fruit enclosed in…

Easy Homemade Fries

Some days when I get home from work, I look at Josh and ask him what he would like for dinner. We both think for a moment, and then say “Fries.” There is nothing more easy, stress-free, and delicious as homemade fries. They take a few minutes to prepare, take time in the oven for…

Sushi Galore

There is something very special about sushi. It cannot be judged, because every piece is unique. It can be anything you like! Josh and I LOVE trying all different kinds, we always get one roll each that is our favorite, and then one roll that is new for the both of us to try. But…

Fit for a King

It was a few weeks ago when I decided to start eating eggs again, since then this is a recipe I have now added to our life. It’s fast, easy, and low maintenance. I only like eggs when they are made a certain way and for some reason I just craved to eat an egg…

Going Green

My husband grew up drinking lots of green drinks, I did not. It wasn’t because my mom never made them, I just refused to try them. However I did try other things, including stinging nettle in a number of different dishes. When I started dating Josh I also started drinking more of these types of…

Making Traditions

Every Tuesday night in our house is pizza night! Josh is an expert at making pizza dough, and I am pretty good at cutting up our toppings 🙂 We always make either two pizzas or two calzones, one vegan, and one loaded with meat and cheese. This is a wonderful way to spend time with…

Consider Jesus

When I attended Off The Wall Ministries in Ohio our theme for the year was “Consider Jesus”. The leaders wanted the whole year to be engulfed in Jesus, they wanted us to never stop thinking about Him. They desired wholeheartedly for our lives to be transformed, that we would study deeply into the word to…

Simply Dreadlocks

There is something my sister and I very much love about dreadlocks, maybe it’s how simple they are to take care of, how nice they actually look, or how easy they are to make! Most people think dreadlocks are a permanent change to your hair that will ruin their lives. This is defiantly not true! It…

The Riches of Chia

One of my joys in life is finding a deliciously chocolate dessert for myself that I can indulge in guilt free because it is vegan! It feels like I’m cheating on my lifestyle when I take that first bite, but then I remember that it is totally safe 🙂 Let’s talk chia. To me, chia…