Morning Mantra: When You Catch Yourself Striving

A meditation for us this AM 🌷: El Matador Beach, Malibu, Sept. 2020 (directing our attention inward) May I be safe.May I be happy.May I be healthy.May I live with ease. (direction our loving energy outward) May we all be safe.May we all be happy.May we all be healthy.May we all live with ease. I…

Bostock for Breakfast: Your New Favorite Brunch Showstopper

Brunch Favorites More Recipes I also call this Billionaire French Toast 😆 because it is RICH and everything you've ever dreamed of. Brioche aux amandes, or bostock, is like the best part of an almond croissant -- you know, the moist, crumbly, decadent middle that makes them so irresistible? Imagine that smeared on a buttery,…

Easy Dinner Alert: Honey Soy Glazed Salmon

Weeknight Dinners More Recipes Because sometimes you just need a healthy meal in 20 minutes... This is a can't-fail salmon recipe that I always come back to on busy weeknights. It doesn't require a bunch of pots and dishes -- just grab a bowl and line a baking sheet! On this night I was extraa…

Postcards from Paradise: Zanzibar Travel Tips

This is it. I've seen heaven. I can die happy now. Zanzibar, as my friend said looking at photos, is not of this Earth. Between the sky and the sea, I don't think I've ever seen so many variations of the color blue. The water is warm. The sand is soft and fine. The rising…

Butternut Squash + Kale Lasagna with Béchamel Sauce

Weeknight Dinners More Recipes Speaking of fall foods... This veggie lasagna is one of my seasonal favorites. Any excuse to eat some butternut squash! Do sign me up. This recipe was adapted from Vanilla and Bean. Her page has a great overview of the layering process step-by-step, if you could use it. I've been making…

Pumpkin Pecan Cinnamon Rolls with Maple Bourbon Cream Cheese Icing

Sweet Treats More Recipes You know what time it is!!! This was my first pumpkin recipe of the season, and it did not disappoint. This recipe was adapted from Sally's Baking Addiction -- always love her recipes! But I usually spice them up. In my version, I've added some cinnamon to the pumpkin dough, along…