These No-Bake Almond Joy Cookies are made with just 8 ingredients. They truly are the perfect sweet treat to enjoy on a hot summer day. Vegan and gluten-free. The other day, I had a serious craving for chocolate chip cookies. But it’s been so hot here lately, there was no way in hell I was about to turn on my oven to melt in my kitchen from the heat. So, instead of giving up on…

Hi, friends! Happy Friday! Just wanted to share some of the frequently asked questions that I receive from readers””maybe you’ve wanted to know the answers to them too””so here are my replies! Where are your headbands from? They’re from JUNK, and I frickin’ love them””obviously, since I wear them ALL the time. I like the Flex Tie in size regular. How do you eat your coconut butter? I lovvvveee the vanilla cake batter coconut butter from…

Good morning! Back to regular posting (and pug photos)! Mal and I got home from Cabo on Tuesday evening, so we spent the majority of yesterday getting our lives in order””unpacking, doing (tons of stinky, sweaty) laundry, grocery shopping, and cuddling the heck out of this little guy: We missed him so much! A face only a mother could love”¦ We left our fridge almost empty before leaving for Cabo, so when we got home,…

Hello, hello! I hope your Tuesday is off to a fabulous start! I have an especially delicious, only 3-ingredient recipe for you guys, but, first, let’s do breakfast! Breakfast Breakfast was something a little different this morning, but it was really tasty. I had two toasted Vans waffles with Laughing Cow Cinnamon Cream Cheese Spread and banana slices on top. I loved the creamy cinnamon flavor mixed with banana. Mmm! I will definitely be a…

You know what makes exercising a lot of fun? PUGS!!! Murphy kept me entertained as I worked out in the backyard yesterday afternoon. The WOD: 100 push-ups + 100 sits-up + 100 air squats for time. As you can see, I had lots of pug motivation to get me through it. I broke the 100 reps into two sets of 50 for each exercise, but you could break them into 4 sets of 25 reps…

Since I’m off to Baltimore this morning (and because I’ve been traveling so much lately), I decided to write a post about the foods I often eat during my travels. (Most of them are Paleo-friendly!) Some of them take a little advanced planning, but it’s worth it, and I hope they give you some ideas for your own snacks! Fresh fruit and veggies””all kinds! Chunked chicken breast””wrapped in tinfoil to keep it cold and then…

Greetings from the Bolt Bus! I’m blogging on my way down to New York City right now. Hooray for in-bus WiFi! Breakfast I started my morning with my usual two-ingredient pancake, but this time I added an extra egg for some staying power. I topped my pancake with blueberries and a scoop of sunflower butter. I later went back for a second and third scoop of sunflower butter””might as well finish off the jar! The…

Did those 5 words in my post title catch your attention? Oooh, I bet they did! I’ll explain in a minute! Food first! Lunch Today’s lunch was a mix of a bunch of delicious and nutritious goodies. On my plate: leftover Paleo Pad Thai. And a spaghetti squash-egg-coconut flour pancake with avocado on top. The pancake kind of bombed””I cooked it too fast and it stuck to the pan””so I’m going to give it a…

Remember my first Workaholic Pug post? During the work week, I spend the majority of my day with a 29-pound pug sitting in my lap. Today, Murphy found a new, more comfortable position from which to supervise my work: I’m glad at least one of us was comfortable. It’s a good thing he’s cute! Snack Mid-afternoon, my stomach started to grumble, so I whipped up a quick smoothie. In the mix: frozen banana, Almond Breeze, plain…

Want to know why I eat vegetables? The short and simple answer is nutrients. Most vegetables taste pretty good to me, especially if they’re roasted, but knowing that the nutrients are good for my mind, body, and soul encourages me to eat them frequently. When I’m loading up my diet with veggies, I notice a positive influence on my mood, cravings, and physical appearance. I also notice a difference when I am not eating them. The…

Is anyone else really ready for the weekend? It’s been a crazy week, and I’m ready for it to be over! Maybe I just really want to see my blog friends and go skiing! 😉 So, apparently, orange is the color of the day when it comes to my food: Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Coconut Curry Livin’ Spoonful Crackers  Honeyed Carrots and Oranges. And Honey-Roasted Sweet Potatoes topped with Coconut Butter. That’s a lot of orange,…

Yesterday afternoon, I tweeted this: I must have received at least 50 replies agreeing that unloading the dishwasher is one of the worst household chores ever. Actually, for me, cleaning the bathtub is the worst chore ever, but unloading the dishwasher is a close second. I still haven’t unloaded the dishwasher from yesterday, so now the kitchen sink is overflowing with dishes. I should probably get on that, huh? Breakfast I tried something new for breakfast this morning:…