Wednesday, March 22, 2017

chili // my go to recipe

chili // my go to recipe
Chili is always on my weekend meal rotation, typically made on a Sunday when it can simmer away on the stove early afternoon just in time for an early dinner. The beauty about chili , 9 times out of 10 you always have the ingredients on hand to cook up a batch.

Sometimes we serve with cornbread, over rice or elbow noodles but my favorite way to enjoy a bowl is with a handful of tortilla chips for scooping. Scoop, eat and repeat.

Monday, March 20, 2017

chocolate coconut granola // hemp seeds + quinoa

chocolate coconut granola // hemp seeds + quinoa
We love breakfast. Some days breakfast needs to be quick and easy and other days allow for a long leisurely breakfast over a vegan eggs bene or banana pancakes. Any way you choose to breakfast it needs to be good.

Making your own granola is so easy and much less expensive than any store bought granola.

My granola's vary from super crunchy (this one) to a softer granola (like this one). I prefer the crunch while Justin prefers the latter. It kind of reminds me of cocoa pebbles.

As I type this I am actually noshing on some coconut yogurt topped with this granola- soooo yum! 


Thursday, March 16, 2017

chikn' noodle soup // miso + nooch

chikn' noodle soup // miso + nooch

Ahhhh March, the transitional month between Winter and Spring.  A month that doesn't quite know what it wants. One day it is 60 degrees, gorgeous, birds are singing and trees are beginning to wake up. Just kidding, Winter is back with over a foot of snow, crazy winds and frigid temps. Seriously this is the worst month in New England, when all you crave is spring weather but you get crazy snow storms instead. So, on those March snow days you simply hunker down with your generator on stand by, a fully charged kindle, pull out the old blue rays you haven't watched in forever and make a huge batch of chickn' noodle soup.

Chikn' noodle soup seriously makes everything better.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

handmade soy candles // essential oils

I am a candle fanatic - they make a space so cozy and inviting. However, candles can be a bit pricey especially when you opt for natural soy candles. My solution- make my own custom blended candles. 

They are so easy to make I wish I would have thought to do this ages ago. With minimal supplies I was on my way to a candle making party right in my kitchen and you can be too- really it is easier than you think!


Monday, January 30, 2017

apple cinnamon dog treats // flax + oats

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I have a short but sweet post for you today- in the form of Puppy Treats. Treats for our Pups can get expensive and not every ingredient on the back of the bag is even recognizable - our solution, make our own! 

Thursday, January 5, 2017

best of 2016!

The best of 2016 is here- Happy New Year!

This past year has been pretty amazing. We have been busy creating, renovating and loving on our new Puppy, Brody. 

Eating amazing food, enjoying the outdoors and taking time for ourselves all were a priority in 2016.  
Looking ahead to 2017 we are excited to continue our home renovations (kitchen is up next!), create and share beautiful food with you, define our home style, not take life to seriously and enjoy every minute of everyday with intent. 

Today I am sharing with you the top ten most viewed recipes on SMBP - many of these also make my all time favorites list.

I wish you all a happy, healthy + delicious New Year!