Our 2015 Garden Plan (and How We Made It)

If you're looking out your window, and you see snow-covered grass and a thermometer that says it's below freezing, you are probably thinking I'm insane for posting a gardening post in January, but...more

Bacon Almond Cheddar Bruschetta

This post is brought to you by Blue Diamond Almonds. All content and opinions are my own. Something you might not know about me: I'm kind of a huge, obsessive, scream-at-the-top-of-my-lungs...more

Lemon Orzo with Shrimp and Tomatoes

I pride myself on being a mostly seasonal eater. I try not to buy too many tomatoes in January. I save eating butternut squash until Fall rolls around ....more

My One Word: Fearless

I know this post is about two weeks (okay, maybe a little more) late, but I'm finally...more

Chocolate Chia Pudding Cups

I'm a big believer that an important part of a healthy diet is treating yourself. I think if you cut out all treats, you're just setting yourself up for a failure. So many times, I would start a healthy lifestyle (normally on January 1st, because I'm a sucker for the clean slate that a new year brings), and I would be so, super dooper committed ....more

Our Experience with Cloth Diapers

I’ve gotten a lot of questions about parenting stuff since Juniper made her arrival, but no topic has been as asked about as cloth diapering. Who knew folks were so interested in fluffy bum covers? I know cloth diapering isn’t right for a lot of families, but we knew we wanted to try cloth diapering […] The post Our Experience with Cloth Diapers appeared first on back to her roots ....more

Whole Wheat Apple Raisin Muffins

I'm one of those people who forgets to eat. Or, really, more accurately, I'm too lazy to eat. Actually, as I type out this very post, I'm hungry ....more

Coffee Date

Hello, old friend! If you and I were able to finally carve some time out of our schedules to sit down together and catch-up over coffee, I'd give you a big hug. Because I've missed you so much! ...more

Gluten-Free Super Seed Crackers

So, I neglected to mention a pretty huge thing that happened to me this past week. I blame the hub-hub of the holidays, but somehow, I forgot to tell you guys that my second cookbook, Chia, Quinoa, Kale, Oh My! was officially released this past week! ...more

How to Make Chicken Broth (the Lazy Way)

I'm going to let you in on a little secret: I haven't bought chicken broth in years. I used to think making chicken broth was this big, long, complicated process, and that kept me from making my own forever, but then I discovered the really easy to trick to super easy chicken broth, and I haven't looked back. Homemade chicken broth is tastier, healthier (you can control the sodium levels), and, the main reason I make it, it's so much cheaper! ...more