Homemade Applesauce

This past October we went apple picking at a you-pick orchard about an hour from our house near Half Moon Bay. I heard that Fuji, Gala, and Honeycrisp tend to make the best applesauce so

Jambalaya

This is one of those perfect comfort food meals to add to your fall recipe list. You can dial up or down the spice depending on how spicy you like your jambalaya. The way I

Journaling

Keeping a journal is less common these days in the world of technology, social media, and little time. For me, I use a mix of old fashion journaling and online journaling. In some ways my

10 Tips for Reducing Plastic Use

Why reduce plastic? To start off, let’s briefly discuss why we would even want to reduce plastic in the first place… As quoted from one of the studies I linked to below, researchers say: “Plastic,

Book Review: Paleovedic Diet

This month I read: “The Paleovedic Diet” by Akil Palanisamy MD Favorite Quote: “One of my colleagues…defines health as the ability to live your dreams. My hope is that by sharing some of the knowledge

Organizing Photos & Memorabilia

In this digital age organizing photos and memorabilia usually looks a lot different than it did 30 years ago. Since it is so easy to take as many photos you want and save them to

Cinnamon Apple Apricot Granola

I have been trying various home made granola recipes for awhile now. I used to do mostly nuts and seeds with no oats. However, that made for a pretty chunky granola even when sliced small.

Book Review: Dirty Genes

This month I read: “Dirty Genes” by Dr. Ben Lynch Favorite Quote: “With the right tools, we can transcend our inherited tendencies to disease – including anxiety, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), birth defects, cancer, dementia, depression,

Natural Household Cleaners

Traditional household cleaning products contain all kinds of nasty chemicals that can affect your air quality, disrupt your endocrine system and can be generally pretty bad for your health. Thankfully switching to a natural cleaning

Waffles

These waffles are so delicious! We have them every Saturday as our special weekend breakfast. This is similar to my pancake recipe except I double the portion and have different instructions. They are gluten free