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Lentils – How to Cook Dry Lentils

Lentils – How to Cook Dry Lentils

The good news first: You do not need to soak lentils! Lentils are very easy to cook, all you have to do is sort them, rinse them, heat water, and leave them in hot water at medium on the stove for about 25-30 minutes or […]

Out to Eat, by Outlet

Out to Eat, by Outlet

Last week I had the honor of photographing the Out to Eat event, by Outlet, a program of Adolescent Counseling Services. Outlet empowers LGBTQ+ youth and builds safe and accepting communities through support, education, and advocacy. The event was wonderful with touching and impactful speakers, […]

Baby Shower JWG

Baby Shower JWG

I recently got to co-plan and photograph my beautiful sister’s baby shower. It was such a great experience and we very much hope that she felt loved and celebrated!

Devil’s Slide Trail – Pacifica, California

Devil’s Slide Trail – Pacifica, California

One of the best things about living in California is the unbelievable hiking and exploring available all-year-round. Devil’s Slide Trail is a short and easy hike in Pacifica, California about 12 miles north of Half Moon Bay. We were very lucky and got a perfectly […]

Vegan Gluten Free Mushroom Soup

Vegan Gluten Free Mushroom Soup

The mighty mushroom. Mushrooms are low in calories and high in antioxidants and fiber. They are also a great little inflammation fighters.* I am always a sucker for a good creamy soup. With this recipe you can skip the dairy and lots of the excess […]

Hemp Milk

Hemp Milk

Before I started preparing for this post, I had never tasted or made hemp milk. A couple things that I learned is that hemp milk is extremely easy to make (no soaking required) and hemp seeds have some uniquely healthy properties. Hemp seeds, which are […]

How to Clean & Cook Chanterelle Mushrooms

How to Clean & Cook Chanterelle Mushrooms

A very generous co-worker of my husband’s shared some of the chanterelle mushrooms that she found with us. On the farm that I grew up on in Missouri, morel mushrooms would grow in the wild during a certain time of year and I have many […]

Cashew Milk

Cashew Milk

So creamy, so yummy, and really easy to make. Amazing in coffee. One of the most common homemade replacements for dairy milk is creamy, delicious cashew milk. Cashew milk is pretty easy to make, but you do have to factor in time to soak your […]

Simple Roasted Roots

Simple Roasted Roots

This simple little recipe is one of my favorites. I like it so much because it is easy, inexpensive, healthy, and it has fun ingredients that don’t usually end up on our plates. The first time I made this was definitely the first time I’d […]

Raw Beet & Sweet Potato Spirals

Raw Beet & Sweet Potato Spirals

Because beets are gorgeous and great for you and I can never get enough sweet potatoes. RECIPE Raw Beet & Sweet Potato Salad Ingredients: 1 ginormous sweet potato, or 2 regulars 1 bunch of beets (around 3 or 4) 1 bunch of green onions 1/2 […]