Summery Cinnamon Sangria {gluten-free, vegan}

I took about a month off for travel/work crazy, but I’m baaaaaack. Hello!

Not gonna lie, recipe developing has been A Very Large Challenge of late. I live in a beautiful duplex in Austin, Texas, in a neighborhood I’ve always wanted to live in, but our apartment, despite its many cuteness-es, has Some Faults. We don’t have a dishwasher — kinda awful when you decide to bake four things in one day. Instead of central air we have FREAKING WINDOW UNITS — a crime in Texas. Never before have I experienced such distaste for my oven and stovetop. My kitchen could technically double as a sauna. I’m trying to keep up with making meals at home, but when it’s hot as balls, what can you do? Read More

Banana, Coconut, & Lavender Granola {gluten-free, vegan}

Breakfast holds a special place in my heart. The act of slowing down to make it may have saved my brain. A few months ago, during a period of major depression, I could barely get out of bed in the morning. After much trial and error, I discovered that telling myself “if you get up, you can make a nice breakfast,” was the only way I could wake up at a reasonable hour. Right now, I’m working on a project around slow breakfasts that I’m hoping to roll out in August, so stay tuned for that if you’re looking for a way to reset and ground going into the end of the summer season. Until then, make lots of granola!

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