Chickadee Says

Monday, July 28, 2014

Meatless Monday: Tangy Cucumber-Dill Salad

Hello Darlings!

July farmers’ markets are pretty far up there on my list of favorite things. They are full of gorgeous produce, lots of fun people, and they give me an excuse to carry around my woven produce basket that I picked up in Spain years ago. Bumbling around the farmer’s market with Tinkerbelle in tow, I spotted some wonderful looking cucumbers that I knew I had to turn into salad! After popping a handful of dill into my basket I was ready to go- the rest of the simple salad’s ingredients I already had at home!

Generally speaking I tend to go for sweeter salads- think peaches, beets, golden raisins, but every once in a while I love the tang of an almost sour salad that wakes up your taste buds and is super fresh with the flavors of summer. Adding in goat yogurt and a bit of lemon to amp up the tang creates a depth of flavor that highlights fresh produce!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Cookbook Love: Vegan Ice Cream Sandwiches (& Giveaway!)

Hello Darlings!

Now, no birthday is complete without ice cream. And as a treat to myself (and the fact that Williams and Sonoma was having a 55% off sale!) I bought myself an ice cream maker for my birthday- and now I’m obsessed! I love that I can make healthier versions of ice cream- with almond milk YUM- at home and pretty much on a whim (minus the 24 hour freezing period) so I have been playing with making my own recipes but adoring the ones in my Vegan Ice Cream Sandwiches cookbook!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Holistic Health with Boiron (and Giveaway!)

Hello Darlings!

When it comes to how I cope with ailments I am anything but traditional. I love that there are so many options for healing in this world and that holistic health is becoming more popular in everyday society. I was fortunate to have grown up with a mother (now an herbalist!) who taught me how to listen to my body, and that when I wasn’t feeling my best I had the option of reaching for something natural.

And while often I was in the backyard picking mullen or dandelion for tea, when I needed something not so readily accessible I turned to Boiron- a name synonymous with holistic health. The little blue tubes were staples in my medicine cabinet, and as a human that bruises like a peach (and always has!) Arnica has always been one of my best friends!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Yoga on Your Own Terms: Yoga Download (and Giveaway)

Hello Darlings!

Life is crazy. True statement. And sometimes, making the time to fit your practice into your daily schedule can be difficult. Fighting your way through traffic to head to the yoga studio, the gym, or even the park can shave off precious minutes of your ‘me’ time so why not just walk from your bedroom to your favorite device? lets you do just that! I’m partial to practicing using my laptop when I practice at home because of its portability, but any device that is compatible with .MP4s will do.  You have option of streaming classes or downloading them to your device so you don’t need to be connected to wifi to practice!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

What I Ate Wednesday: Gone Fishy (and Outer Spice Giveaway)

Hello Darlings!

I’ve been on a seafood kick lately. From fish to prawns to sushi, I’ve been loving everything that comes from the ocean (seaweed included!) So I thought I’d share some of my favorites from this past week!

One of the ‘make-it-simple’ ingredients that has been my go-to this past month is the line of spice blends from Outer Spice. I have been insanely busy and barely have time to think, let alone create a spice blend for every meal I eat.
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