Chicken, Pumpkin and Bacon Casserole

So you may have noticed a theme of my last few recipe posts. Lots of squash and pumpkin used. This is for a couple reasons. First of all, butternut squash and pumpkin are both in season right now. Eating seasonally is super important because it is when those fruits and vegetables will be the freshest… Continue reading Chicken, Pumpkin and Bacon Casserole


Whole Chicken Shenanigans Part 1: Deboning

I tell just about everyone I know to ditch buying packs of chicken breasts and start buying themselves a whole chicken. This is something I really enjoy sharing with people, and a go-to topic of mine when mingling at parties (yes, ya girl cool). I do this for many reasons.¬†First of all, it’s way more… Continue reading Whole Chicken Shenanigans Part 1: Deboning


Butternut Squash Black Bean Chili

So my crock pot is just about on it’s last leg. It’s seriously pooped. Stained, broken handle. Rough. Especially since this is definitely crock pot season. I use my crock pot so much (too much apparently), but even more in the fall and winter seasons. Fortunately, my ol’ trusty crock pot has at least enough… Continue reading Butternut Squash Black Bean Chili

Restaurant & Market Reviews

Top 5 Real Food Hot Spots near Camp Pendleton

Navigating the outside world can seem more difficult once you have committed to a real food lifestyle. Just because you have made these changes doesn’t mean your old go-to restaurants and markets have – unfortunately. But, good news is that there are TONS of great options out there that are dedicated to serving and selling… Continue reading Top 5 Real Food Hot Spots near Camp Pendleton

Food News

5 Tips for Switching to a Real Food Lifestyle

Let’s be real, lifestyle changes are HARD. They are hard for many reasons. First of all, it’s new and different. You are fighting against habits that you have formed over the course of however many years. At first, you have to put in a lot more thought and effort into your food choices because, unfortunately,… Continue reading 5 Tips for Switching to a Real Food Lifestyle