Category Archives: Cooking

Apple Crisp Goodness

Recently, I gave up all sugar except whole fruits.  I am a foodie so this meant I needed some recipes that are healthy but still super yummy and satisfying. This is my favorite breakfast so far! Apple Crisp Goodness: 4 oz cooked oats (1 oz dry) 6 oz cubed and cooked apples with cinnamon 2 […]

Protein Bites

I love the convenience of a protein bar but its hard to find an option that’s not loaded with chemicals, has actual superfoods AND tastes good. Our family LOVES this homemade option! My 14 year old son takes a few protein bites as part of his early morning breakfast following his sports conditioning workout. He […]

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie (healthified!)

Even though Halloween candy got the best of me, I’m determined to enjoy the holiday season without consuming 4 pounds of sugar. I have a major sweet tooth so it won’t be easy. Luckily, I have a few yummy recipes that hit the spot without any guilt or sugar crashes. Here’s one of them! Oh and just so […]

Ana’s Signature Daily Green Smoothie

Miss Colorful Foodie (link to website) shares her green smoothie recipe that has become a staple for breakfast. Ana’s Signature Daily Green Smoothie Blend: 4 lettuce leaves handful of baby spinach handful of kale 2 celery sticks 1/2 pear 1/2 green apple 1/2 red apple 1 kiwi 1 banana 1 orange 1-2 drops lemon essential […]

Wild Orange

Wild orange is definitely one of the most popular among essential oils and for good reason!   It smells heavenly.  I vividly remember the beautiful aroma of the orange orchards in bloom during a road trip to Arizona one year.  doTERRA actually sources wild orange essential oil from the organic orchards in the Dominican Republic.  The […]

Benefits of Cinnamon

This time of year is perfect for diffusing cinnamon.  I actually love to combine cinnamon with wild orange.  It’s the ideal fall combo and welcomes in the holiday season quite nicely. Did you realize that cinnamon has strong cleansing properties?  Yet another reason to diffuse this rich aroma!  Not only are you enjoying a beautiful […]

Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut Squash soup is perfect for fall weather and definitely one of my favorites.  I started making this recipe a couple years ago complements of my friend, Kristi Attaway (from  Every time I share it with friends and family, I get rave reviews.  You HAVE to try it! Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: […]