Spicy Roasted Carrot and Jalapeno Soup

Spicy Roasted Carrot and Jalapeño Soup

Oh gosh. There’s so much to catch up on I’m not even sure where to start.

For the past month I’ve been in the midst of packing, moving, unpacking, and dealing with some huge transitions in life. Whew. Thankfully I’ve survived it all so far and I’m excited to share some pictures of my new place with you soon. Until then, we’ll just have to talk about this spicy roasted carrot and jalapeño soup.

This soup was inspired by one of my favorite side dishes: spicy carrots. I’ve been dreaming of spicy carrots lately, but since it’s been rather cold and drizzly here in Seattle I was brainstorming a way to make a warm version of them. The solution? Pureed soup, of course!

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10 Healthy Salads for Spring

10 Healthy Salads for Spring

Spring is here. (Yay!) And you know what that means? Lots of fresh green salads! I’m so excited to start this season off right that today I wanted to share my top 10 healthy salads for spring! Let’s get to it! 1. Gingered Sea Vegetable Salad Are you getting enough sea vegetables in your diet? Seaweed is full of good stuff…

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Healthy Snack Ideas with Opal Apples

Healthy Snack Ideas with Opal Apples

Well here we are at the start of a new season. Before we jump into asparagus, spring greens, and lots and lots of salads, I have to take a moment and tell you how much I’m going to miss my favorite fall and winter snack: Opal apples. (If you haven’t had a chance to try these beauties…

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Bok Choy Kimchi

Bok Choy Kimchi

I was reading an article recently that said all of us come to the realization at some point in our lives that adulthood isn’t a place we arrive at one day. Apparently most of us secretly feel like we’re not fully grown up yet (regardless of our age). However, the trick is that some of us simply mask this feeling…

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Your Spring Body (it's not what you think)

Your Spring Body (it’s not what you think)

I love this time of year. With the time change behind us and spring approaching, there’s new energy in the air. Can you feel it? Last night at my yoga class, the instructor was talking about how our bodies change with the seasons. In the dark, cold winter days, our bodies tend to feel heavier…

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Slow Cooker Indian Curry Chicken

Slow Cooker Indian Curry Chicken

I know I’ve been throwing a lot of things with turmeric your way lately. Either you’re loving it, or you’ve grown tired of seeing all of your dishes covered in orange spice. My apologies, but I think you’ll see it’s worth it once you try this recipe. I don’t think I would have made it…

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Detox Tonic

Detox Tonic

You know what’s really NOT fun…? Being sick. For most of last week I found myself working from home on the couch, exhausted, and completely miserable. Colds are noo fun. The worst part was that no matter what I did I couldn’t shake my sore throat. I initially resorted to my flu buster juice and noticed a…

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Basic Berry Smoothie

Basic Berry Smoothie

Spring is just around the corner. Do you feel it? It’s always around this time of year that I start wanting to clean up my diet and eat more green foods. Even though I think I eat pretty healthy regularly, there’s something about the energy of spring that makes me want to clean my home…

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Easy Paleo Pho

Easy Paleo Pho (Vietnamese Soup)

If I could have just one meal for the rest of my life, I think it would have to involve zucchini pasta and I’m pretty sure it would be this pho. Are you familiar with pho? Pho is a really popular dish here in Seattle and in every part of the city you can find…

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Grain-Free Chocolate Chip Muffins

Grain-Free Chocolate Chip Muffins

Before I start raving about these amazing grain-free chocolate chip muffins, I have to tell you a really important lesson I learned while making them: do not touch the hot pan. I mean it. But, if you do happen to touch the hot pan on accident (ow!), try this little trick: soak your fingers in a cup…

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Paleo Apple Sandwich

Paleo Apple Sandwich

There are some things that one should never say to the person they are dating: 1. If we were on The Bachelor, would you pick me? 2. You don’t know what The Bachelor is? Oh, it’s this horrible show… that I can’t believe I’m admitting to ever having watched… where a bunch of ladies fight…

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