• Life Lately: My New Non-Dairy (ish) Life

    Happy Summer, friends! I guess it’s not officially the summer season yet, but we’re practically there. As I write you this post, it’s Ray’s and my first year wedding anniversary! We’ve gone through a lot of changes this past year: Ray graduated from medical school and started his first year of residency in general surgery […]

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    June 6, 2017 By Jess
  • On a beautiful spring or summer afternoon over the weekend, there’s a good chance you’ll find me at Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards. It’s located just a short drive away from downtown Charlottesville, and as soon as you park the car, you’ll see what I mean: the view is phenomenal! Read about my afternoon with certified horticulturist, Diane Burns, and check out an exclusive recipe!

    Exploring Agritourism at Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards [+ exclusive recipe!]

    This post is sponsored by Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards. Through this partnership I was given the opportunity to tour the gardens and harvest produce for recipe development. All opinions expressed are my own. Thanks for your support, and for allowing me to work brands that I believe embody similar values and outlooks on healthy […]

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    June 5, 2017 By Jess
  • Bring on summer with a Vegan Mango Medjool Date Smoothie! Fresh mango and dates are the base for this snack, and it’s topped with shredded coconut for an extra tropical vibe.

    Vegan Mango Medjool Date Smoothie

    Bring on summer with a Vegan Mango Medjool Date Smoothie! Fresh mango and dates are the base for this snack, and it’s topped with shredded coconut for an extra tropical vibe. They say that any kitchen appliance you use frequently throughout the week earns a spot on the countertop. Makes sense, right? Less work for us! […]

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    May 26, 2017 By Jess
  • Matcha Almond Energy Bites are here to jazz up your snack time! With just 7 simple ingredients (and a high powered food processor), you can have a healthy and nutritious snack after your next workout, or during a busy day at the office.

    Matcha Almond Energy Bites

    Matcha Almond Energy Bites are here to jazz up your snack time! With just 7 simple ingredients (and a high powered food processor), you can have a healthy and nutritious snack after your next workout or during a busy day at the office. This post is sponsored by Bard Valley Natural Delights. Through this partnership, […]

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    April 28, 2017 By Jess
  • HIIT stands for High Intensity Interval Training and has grown increasingly popular in the fitness world over the last several years because they don’t take a lot of time to complete, and help improve cardiovascular health, anaerobic and aerobic fitness, and can help burn excess body fat while maintaining lean muscle mass.

    All About HIIT: How to Build a HIIT Workout

    Happy Friday, friends! I’m jumping for joy, introducing you to Les, my lovely friend over at The Balanced Berry. As I travel out of town this weekend, I figured it would be the perfect time to ask Les to share her expertise on all things HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training). Enjoy today’s guest post, and […]

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    April 20, 2017 By Jess