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This won’t be your typical Kansas City food tour, because I am told that one of those would not be complete without KC barbeque, and I like to eat a bit lower on the food chain than that. Actually, it might shock you to learn that KC has some downright AMAZING options for us plant-food-lovers! I […]
Chris and I recently attended a couples retreat as the official retreat chefs. (Sooo fun!) We spent the weekend with four other couples at a lake house in Heber Springs, Arkansas. (If you’ve never seen Heber Springs, it’s a little slice of Heaven’s beauty on Earth.) I totally LOVED having the opportunity to get away from […]
June was a month of cherries at our house. And fun fact: Cherries have been my favorite fruit since childhood. My mom used to buy me my own bag to eat all by myself every summer on our way to Camp Ne-o-Tez. (There was a farm stand on our way… Chico’s in DeSoto, MO. Anybody […]
It seems that every time I find myself drafting out a new post in my head about a monumental event, like my birthday, or the New Year, I find myself getting all sappy and reflective. Like this year, for instance. It was supposed to be an uphill year, after two really reeeeeally bad ones for my […]
Last week I hosted a (long-overdue) birthday dinner for my brother’s sweet wife, Kelly. And OH MAN, was it fabulous! As is our family’s birthday custom, the birthday girl got to handpick the entire menu and was not required to take into account anyone else’s food preferences whatsoever! She chose a very carbtastic meal, and […]
I’ll be the first to admit that planning posh events is not one of my talents. Need someone to teach you how to boil a chicken? I’m your gal. Want to know more about how to eat to prevent disease? Bada bing… call me up. I’d even go so far as to call myself creative […]
I’ve been getting a funny question rather frequently lately… What does a typical day of meals/snacks look like for me? I suppose it isn’t that funny since I’ve made no secret about the fact that I’ve transitioned to eating mainly whole, plant foods, and have also cut out pretty much all added sugar. Not exactly […]
~ You might recall a recent Facebook post in which I sheepishly confessed that I just now removed the pumpkins from my porch. (Yes, the ones I had out there to commemorate the Harvest season. Yep, it’s February.) I’m a mom of a 2-year old and a newborn, and I run two home businesses… what […]
Hi Friends! Have you enjoyed your holiday? Have you slept late, sipped coffee, and effectively forgotten you ever had responsibilities beyond clearing away wrapping paper debris and loading/unloading the dishwasher? I sincerely hope so. My holiday has been thusly blissful. Among my favorite moments of the week was tonight, when my siblings and I decided […]
Do y’all remember when I wrote this post last year? To give you a short recap: My family suffered two huge losses at the end of 2013 and start of 2014. Attempting to process those losses was a mind-boggling feat. (To be truthful, my siblings and I didn’t have the slightest clue how to begin to […]
The sweet folks over at Catching Fireflies recently approached me about featuring my Salted Caramel Mocha in a holiday-themed post called 6 Mocha Recipes to Warm Your Heart & Soul….. How delightful! I checked out the post and the recipes sure do look tempting. I’m a mocha-lover through and through, and my 2-year-old can vouch […]
I pretty much always have a mental “Christmas List” going… how about you? And I always love hearing what other people have on their lists, particularly if they are people whose style I admire. My blogger friend, Natalie, posted her list the other day and it’s a great one! Today, I thought I’d share my list […]
I hope you plan on unplugging this weekend and spending some time looking at the faces of those around you. (Hopefully they are faces you love dearly… I know that’s the case for me!) I’ll be nowhere near my computer or I-Pad, and the faces I’ll be looking at include: My sweet pregnant (with twins!) sister-in-law… […]
Hello and welcome to the 2nd edition of “Dear Carissa” – where I answer your questions about cooking, budgeting, wellness, and life! (Since I’m such an expert… NOT.) Actually the real reason for this series is that I wanted a way to answer your Frequently Asked Questions in one place so that others might benefit […]
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” Hippocrates 460 B.C As you all know, I’ve recently had a baby! She’s two weeks old, in fact. And throughout the past two weeks, we’ve been very blessed to receive some wonderful food gifts from friends and family to help relieve the burden of food […]
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