Rose + Strawberry Sangria

What is better in summer than Sangria? I'm always looking for ways to mix it up and create new inventive drinks.  Sangria being one of my classic - easy , go -to drinks, I tend to make it often.  Especially when a group is involved.  This time, I wanted to combine sangria, with two of my favorite components-- strawberry and rose. If you have been following us, you know that whenever there is an opportunity to use rose, I usually will take it and this is one of those moments.  

Rose + Strawberry Sangria

LEMONGRASS LEMONADE

Lemonade is kinda one of the best - refreshing drinks, ever created.  There is literally an endless array of options when it comes to spicing it up as well, and this time -- lemongrass was the obvious choice. It's super simple and add's a bit of a kick to the already delicious drink.  If you choose to squeeze your own, or buy a freshly squeezed carton- there is no way to go wrong. Make sure to decorate it and use some extra fresh lemongrass as stirs! 

LEMONGRASS LEMONADE

THE BIRTHDAY BABES W/ SAVANNAH LATIMER + ARIE FREE PT. ONE

Waking up on your birthday can be one of the best feelings in the world-- kinda like christmas, but better. For It's the day you were brought into this world and there is nothing as special.  Its the one day, that you are allowed to find the child within you and just play.

THE BIRTHDAY BABES W/ SAVANNAH  LATIMER + ARIE FREE PT. ONE

THE BIRTHDAY BABES W/ SAVANNAH LATIMER + ARIE FREE PT. TWO

The party continues with these two birthday babes - Savannah Latimer + Arie Free.  Follow their at home birthday adventure, as they set up for the perfectly pink party.  I dunno about you, but I will be getting many balloons for my next birthday.  They remind me of my childhood and give me that little tickle of excitement in my soul.

THE BIRTHDAY BABES W/ SAVANNAH LATIMER + ARIE FREE PT. TWO

CHRISTMAS MORNING PT. TWO W/ PEPPERMINT CHOCOLATE LATTE'S (VEGAN)

Part two of Chelsey Rose Health and our Christmas Morning Menu-- try our homemade Peppermint Chocolate Latte's -- or Peppermint Chocolate milk, for those caffeine free kids. I--- like many other's, absolutely die for a peppermint mocha latte the minute they are available in the shops. So I figured-- why not make one myself to share in the comfort of my own home with my friends and family on christmas.

CHRISTMAS MORNING PT. TWO W/ PEPPERMINT CHOCOLATE LATTE'S (VEGAN)

CHRISTMAS MORNING PT. ONE W/ GINGER COCONUT SCONES (GLUTEN FREE)

The perfect christmas morning should have plenty of sweets, warm elixirs and windows dusted lightly with white.  Chelsey Rose Health and I got together one last time before the holidays to talk about how to get busy in the kitchen with christmas-- while also being mindful of what sweets we indulge in. We came up with this tasty morning scone paired perfectly with our homemade Peppermint Chocolate latte. 

CHRISTMAS MORNING PT. ONE W/ GINGER COCONUT SCONES (GLUTEN FREE)

FIG + FALL -- A BACKYARD GATHERING

A simple fall gathering filled with veggies and greens.  I know this season is usually filled with roasted birds, gravy and mash -- but this doesn't mean you can't change it up and try out something new.  

FIG + FALL -- A BACKYARD GATHERING

SILVER ROSE MILK ELIXIR

After all of the chaos and stress this past week has brought -- I think we all need a little bit of sweet sweet wellness to soothe our souls.  This time, we have concocted a little elixir that is jam-packed full of all around goodness.  In this Silver Rose Milk Elixir you will find muddled berries, milk thistle tea, white rosebud tea, rhubarb preserves, rose water, colloidal silver and toped with vanilla macadamia-nut milk.  A great wellness cocktail to put you to bed or soothe your liver and belly after a bit too much fun.   

SILVER ROSE MILK ELIXIR

DESERT LIVING - A BREAK TO JOSHUA TREE

I have visited the desert the most out of any other terrain. There is something about the deafening silence that just keeps calling.  The steadiness, the warmth of the sand that turns so cold at night.  The lone standing cacti — all perfectly placed across the landscape, as if it were intentional.  I guess, you could argue it is.  

DESERT LIVING - A BREAK TO JOSHUA TREE

SPAGHETTI SQUASH BAKE W/ CILANTRO PESTO

One thing about the holiday season that NONE of us love is the abundance of carb heavy, sugary foods.  I mean, we love them... but our belly's don't.  However, that does NOT have to be the case at every dinner.  I was in the kitchen again with Miss Chelsey Rose and we wanted to create a dish that was not only pretty impressive, but just all around tasty.  

SPAGHETTI SQUASH BAKE W/ CILANTRO PESTO

PEAR + GINGER WHITE SANGRIA

With the holidays literally at out doorstep, I find myself entertaining the most this time of year.  With that comes lots of friends, lots of food and lots of boozing.  Which also adds up to lots of dollars.  A great way to save and also make something that everyone is a fan of is with sangria. I am a big fan of drinkable -- drinks,  ones that are easy, light and can last you the day with only a little bit of tipsy. This is a take on a previous Bourbon-Spiced Sangria from last year, except this time we are using Pear. 

PEAR + GINGER WHITE SANGRIA

CHAI TEA SPICED BAKED DONUTS (VEGAN)

The flavor of this season is what I dream about all summer long, the spiced drinks...cakes... the pure thought of justified pumpkin spice in every single creation ... it's simply perfection. Now I know that Chai is not exactly linked together in the world of fall spice, but it basically is just a variation to it.

CHAI TEA SPICED BAKED DONUTS (VEGAN)