“You know, a lot of people go to therapy to deal with stuff, but I say a good root beer float can fix just about anybody” -Peyton Sawyer
I’ve been watching One Tree Hill on Netflix lately. It’s my current binge-watch-show of choice (along with Parenthood, but I’m only allowed to watch that when my mom is around so she can watch too). It’s been a bit of an emotional rollercoaster all over again. Of course I’ve seen it all before, but I forgot how soap opera-esque this show was. It kills me. But I tend to agree with Peyton, that a good root beer float can fix just about anybody. Continue reading →
If you follow me on social media at all, you’ll know that I spent an extended weekend a couple weeks ago in Portland, Oregon. I went there to attend the Nutritional Therapy Association’s annual conference in order to learn some good educational nuggets that I could then share with you, my lovely readers. And while the conference was great and I learned a lot, especially about the business side of things which Lord knows I need, my favorite part of the weekend was getting to spend time with some amazing friends and eat incredible food. Continue reading →
You guys, it’s December. That means it’s totally socially acceptable now to watch all the Christmas movies and listen to endless amounts of Christmas music. Not that I haven’t already been doing that since after Halloween…
It’s also socially acceptable to indulge in a festive adult beverage or two! I’m a big egg nog fan, but my husband is not. He is a hot buttered rum fan, however. I mean, who could blame him?!!? It’s basically ice cream, butter, sugar and spices. Oh and some rum of course! Yum! Continue reading →
I have been loving making homemade ice cream lately. I’ve made some traditional vanilla ice cream and a little more unconventional ice cream made from frozen bananas. Regardless of the method, it’s all good to me, mostly because I know exactly what’s in it. Dairy free store bought ice cream, although lacking the dairy, typically comes with a whole host of other wonky ingredients like guar gum, soy lecithin, carrageenan, and of course lots of sugar!
One of the problems with homemade ice cream however, is that it can get icy and hard. I certainly haven’t cracked the code on how to prevent this because it’s nearly impossible while keeping the ingredients 100% clean (this is where the refined sugar, stabilizers, and emulsifiers used in store bought ice cream come into play), but here are the tips and tricks I’ve learned during my ice cream making adventures.