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Best Hostess Gift Ever

Forget chestnuts roasting on an open fire. The best way to enjoy nuts (and seeds!) this season is creamy, spreadable, and addictive. Whip up these nut and seed butters, spoon them into jars, and put bows on them—they’re the perfect hostess gift or stocking stuffer. Be sure to save a jar or two for yourself: Nuts and seeds contain a good dose of heart-healthy fats, protein that will leave you feeling satiated, and fiber that helps control your cholesterol levels. They’re also brimming with vitamins and minerals—a gift that truly keeps on giving. Matcha Pistachio Butter Spicy Peanut Butter Cardamom, Almond, and Pumpkin Seed Butter Sunflower Seed Turmeric Butter  
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I’m A Better Mom When I Wear A Sports Bra

I’m a better mom when I wear a sports bra The best/worst way to tell kids you can’t play with them? “Sorry sweetie I don’t want to get all sweaty!” Just like when I’m wearing athleisure I’m more likely to exercise, if I’m wearing comfortable clothes I can move in I’m much more likely to actually PLAY with the kids. My BFF Sarah plays with her kids in dresses and heels – I have no idea how she stays comfortable While it’s nice to shower for the day, I’m so much more likely to do fun mom stuff if I’m dressed like I’m ready for exercise. Birch and I have been talking walks after lunch for a nice little activity....
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What I Ate Wednesday: Fiancé Edition!

Hello, all!! How’s it going? It’s Jeff, Hummusapien fan #1 taking over for the day to give Alexis a break as she continues to take over the world. In case you didn’t know…WE’RE GETTING MARRIED!! Alexis’ heels Wait, you already knew that? Ok. With that in mind, wedding planning has taken up a majority of our free time, so preparing food ahead of time has taken on greater significance. Sunday is our only full free day together, and we pack every second of it with brunch, gym, cooking and couch. However, no matter how busy we get, we still make time to check in with each other to make sure everything is good. And if it’s not good, we take...
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Birch is ONE!

October 29, 2019 Our little baby is turning ONE today! One Year Ago We welcomed sweet Birch into the world! He came swiftly during the night seven days past his due date. (Much the same way his brother did!) Every time I read each one of my birth stories I get tears in my eyes! I do not plan on having any more babies, but I sure would love to experience those first few days again. They are filled with so much excitement, joy, and adrenaline. Highlights of One Cruising confidently, perhaps taking a single step and falling into me or the couch. Words: “ca” (car), Guh-guh (Gus), Dada, a very rare Mama, bath, guck (truck) Waves bye bye and...
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Double Birthday Weekend!

Three cakes, two birthdays, one fun weekend! Friday night workout social On Friday night I went to ACAC for a little social involving a double strength and cycle class. I had taken almost a week off of hard exercise and really needed a great sweat! We had a great time grooving to 80s music before showering and heading over to the Legwarmers concert! #gallery-3 { margin: auto; } #gallery-3 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 50%; } #gallery-3 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-3 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ Saturday sports On Saturday morning the boys woke me up with a lovely rendition of happy birchday. Then Mazen led me...
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Pumpkin Walnut Burgers with Chipotle Yogurt Sauce

Hearty plant-powered Pumpkin Walnut Burgers with Chipotle Yogurt Sauce. Bursting with flavor and ready in under 30 minutes! It’s been a HAWT MINUTE since I posted a veggie burger on the blog. These Easy Vegan Black Bean Burgers are a staple and I do adore these Salmon Burgers to death. We’re no strangers to burgers in the hummus household! But let me tell you… it’s no easy feat to make ones that stays firm firm firm and aren’t hella mushy in the middle. I love that these burgers smoosh together pantry staples that just SCREAM fall. Pumpkin. Toasty California walnuts. Sage. And chipotles! What are we even doing here?! So many magical flavors getting cozy on the couch and they...
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Healthy Vegetarian Meal Plan: Week of 10-26-2019

Spend less time brainstorming dinners with this weekly Healthy Vegetarian Meal Plan, grocery list included! Most recipes are gluten-free and vegan-friendly.    Sunday The Best Lentil Soup from Making Thyme for Health Prep Ahead Tip: Veggies can be chopped in advance or entire soup can be prepped in advance. Vegan/Gluten-free Substitutions: Recipe is vegan and gluten-free.   Monday Stuffed Portobello Mushroom Pizzas from from The Roasted Root Prep Ahead Tip: The rice can be cooked up to 4 days in advance. Vegan/Gluten-free Substitutions: Recipe is GF! Use vegan mozzarella or vegan cheese of choice to make recipe vegan. Tuesday Pizza Beans from Eats Well With Others Prep Ahead Tip: Recipe comes together quickly, no need to prep ahead. Vegan/Gluten-free Substitutions:...
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Ojai with Beautycounter: The Recap!

I came home from my 3-day trip to the Ojai Valley Inn with Beautycounter on Wednesday. The trip was incredible – one of the best events I have ever been to. A friend asked me what my favorite part of Ojai was and my answer was “the ambiance.” Everything from the mountain setting and lush grounds to the string lights and lanterns and blue grass band who played multiple times for us to the fresh California food was simply stunning. It felt like three nights of beautiful weddings in a row! But of course my favorite part of the trip was conversing with the smart, hard working women I met. Going into this I only knew Teri and this extravert...
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Cinnamon Raisin Baked Oatmeal Muffins

This post is sponsored by The Quaker Oats Company My love for oats began long before I had an oatmeal-centric blog. When we were in high school, my sister and I asked my mom if she could start making us hot breakfasts on cold winter mornings. (As opposed to us making our own yogurt or toast.) The next morning she made us hot oatmeal on the stove top for breakfast using – you guessed it – Quaker Oats. Her recipe was a simple, classic mix of cinnamon, raisins, and brown sugar. (There were no fancy toppings or drippy nut butters in the 90s!) Oats Across America Quaker surveyed consumers across the country to learn more about breakfast trends by region....
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Oh Hey, Ojai!

Hey! Hi! I am supposed to be r e l a x i n g (according to both Beautycounter and my husband) but I wanted to pop in quickly and say hi from Ojai! This resort is GORGEOUS! My travel day on Sunday went well but was SO LONG. I was awake for almost 24 hours. My brain was so super charged from excitement and new friends and dreaming up ideas that I just couldn’t nap (despite 3 different attempts). When I finally went to sleep, I woke up at 4am on Monday morning ready to start the day! Oh the irony of having a hotel room to myself and not getting good sleep. I am still having a wonderful...

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