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Citrus Roasted Kale with Sea Salt

Roasted superfood kale with fresh squeezed lemon and sea salt

Salty, lemony, kale-y?  Citrus Roasted Kale is all that, and more.  Often referred to as the “The world’s healthiest food”, kale holds an extensive list of nutricional benefits.  Some, of the many, being that kale is high in anti-oxidants, vitamin C, A, and K. Much hardier than spinach, kale holds its shape and does not shrink down as much when cooked.  Roast it a little longer for more crisp and.. Read More

Chia Seed Pudding with Coconut & Raspberries

Chia seed pudding with coconut and raspberries

Chia Seed pudding with coconut and raspberries is packed full of insanely healthy micronutrients.  This whole grain superfood holds fiber, protein and omega 3s.  With 5 grams of fiber per tablespoon, they are a great daily addition to any diet. Chia Seeds may seem on the expensive side, but you’ll get your money’s worth.  When soaked in a liquid, chia seeds can expand up to about 8 times their size!.. Read More

Historical California Drive Thru Trees

California Drive through redwood trees

In the northern part of California, there is some unique West Coast history, that has been something of an attraction since the late 1800’s.  Drive Thru Trees are visited by thousands of tourists every year.  People come from all over to take in a piece of history, first hand.  These giant trees can hold a life span of around 3000 years. The idea originated in the 1800’s when nature enthusiast.. Read More

Autumn Gold Dal with Jasmine Rice

Autumn Gold Dal with turmeric, cilantro, naan, and jasmine rice

Autumn Gold Dal is a delicious blend of warm red lentils, and fresh immunity boosting spices. Turmeric and ginger are full of rich antioxidents, and anti-inflammatory properties.  Jalapeño and garlic hold immunity, and metabolism boosting benefits.  When these fresh spices simmer together, they create a warm and comforting Dal.  Not only is it packed full flavor,  its also completely vegan!  Whether you are vegan or not, this recipe is sure.. Read More

DIY Simple Camper Carpet Kit for under $50

DIY simple carpet kit for truck camper

Here it is! The simple DIY carpet kit that took 2 people and a dog, on the road, for 67 days, from Texas to California  to Oregon, and back.  You think you don’t need a bed when you’re road tripping?  Well, you do.  Not only does this make it extremely easy to rest just about anywhere, but you will save so much money, you’ll be able to travel longer, and.. Read More

Strawberry Christmas Bread with crisped pecan topping

Strawberry Christmas Bread with crispy pecan topping

A purée of fresh strawberries are mixed into this Christmas Bread, for a lightly sweetened flavor, that is wildly delicious.  A Christmas Bread recipe that is everything a Christmas Bread should be.  Each piece is decadently moist, with a fluffy, and somewhat airy texture.  The top is perfectly crisped, and filled with a pleasingly nutty pecan crunch.  It is a true holiday treat, worthy of sharing at any Christmas table… Read More

Big Spiral Layered Sugary Cinnamon Rolls 

Jumbo big layered cinnamon rolls

The essence of warm cinnamon rolls, and fresh coffee fills the air of Christmas morning.  Peeking through the oven door window, I watch as caramelized cinnamon sugary goo, drips from the spiral layers of these jumbo rolls.  I’m getting super excited watching this magic happen.  Thank goodness I took the recommendation of adding a piece of foil beneath the pan, to catch the cinnamon overflow. The sugary sauce is actually.. Read More

Sprinter Van Conversion diy Headboard and Nightstand

Van conversion bed frame headboard with custom built wood shelf for storage

Armed with a few 2x3s, and a tentative sketch in his head for a diy headboard, The husband asked what I thought about adding a wood headboard to our bed? I like it!  Looking through the back doors of most vans, the view always displays some sort of mattress and disheveled sheets.  A sleek headboard would not only offer a cleaner look, but also stop our pillows from squishing into.. Read More

Thanksgiving Leftovers Quesadilla with Cranberry Sauce

Holiday leftovers quesadilla with cranberry sauce

Thanksgiving leftovers are one of the best parts of Thanksgiving.  Sometimes the leftovers are almost better than the meal itself!  And did we have leftovers this year?  So many Thanksgiving leftovers! For the past 6 years we have gotten together for what is becoming known as the annual “Orphan Thanksgiving”.  A happy hodgepodge of people, not from the area, who don’t make it home to see family.  Sometimes as many.. Read More

Fresh Cranberry Sauce with Ginger and Pineapple 

Whole fresh cranberries cooking on the stove with ginger, sugar, and pineapple

Have you tasted fresh cranberry sauce made from real, whole cranberries?  If you think you don’t like cranberry sauce, I would recommend trying this recipe, it is likely to change your mind.  I used to think cranberry sauce was made in a can.  It was some sort of canning, or pickling process, that turned the cranberries into a cranberry sauce.  This can shaped infamous cranberry sauce is the only way.. Read More