Whole Foods for Your Pet: Ollie

This post includes affiliate links to brands and products that I believe in and love. To read our full disclosure policy, please click here. Before Tim and I decided to add a new little wolf to our pack, we did extensive research into all things pup! We reviewed everything from the best breeds for our lifestyle, to the most reputable vets in our hood, ways to train and even the most indestructible toys. It really felt as if we read every article the internet had to offer! ...

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Carbs: The Good, The Bad, The Delicious

What do you think of when you hear the word Carbohydrate? Bread? Pasta? Pizza? Maybe, bad, even? I doubt most people’s first instinct is to think Complex vs Simple or Whole vs Refined, however these distinctions really do make all the difference. Spoiler alert: Not ALL carbs are bad, and despite most people thinking they need to eliminate carbs from their diet to lose weight or be healthy- that couldn’t be further from the truth. ...

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Roasted Summer Corn Salad

One of the perks to growing up in rural New Jersey, was the quality of local farm stands near our house. Every summer, my mom would take us on weekly trips to stock up on the essentials... everything from tomatoes, to watermelon, cantaloupe and the crème de la crème... fresh Jersey corn. A dozen bi-color, in a big brown paper bag, to be shucked and cleaned on the deck when we got home. Corn has since become one of the staple summer sides in our household. Whether it be grilled, boiled, thrown into a salad, or garnishing a taco, it always has a place at our table. Luckily for me, Tim also has a love for this sweet veggie, so the summer tradition rages on. Last year, when my parents were in town, we decided to stay in and cook ...

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Self-care 101

"Self-care is NOT selfish". You most likely have heard this phrase before. The concept is nothing new, the practice however, now that's a different story. If you're anything like me, it can often be difficult to take a step back and take time to focus on yourself. Work, friends, school, relationships, pets... all become a balancing act with what generally feels like negative hours left in the day. Well I'm here to remind you, that without taking care of yourself first, you won't be able to effectively show up and be present for all of those other things. ...

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Sautéed Shishito Peppers

If you're not enjoying shishito peppers on the deck with a glass of Pinot Gris, is it even summer? That might be a bit dramatic, but in all honesty if you haven't had a chance to nibble these peppers, I would highly encourage you to give them a try. Similar to the Spanish pepper, padron, shishito's actually hail from Japan and are a bit more mellow in flavor. Be careful however, as every so often you can get hit with a spicy one! They're the perfect summer snack and alternative to your classic chips and guac, are chalked full of antioxidants and are low-cal to boot. You can grill em', bake em', dip em', or just stick to the basics as I have done here. Sautéed in a pan on medium heat for about 12 minutes (or until they are as soft ...

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Organic Peanut Butter & Banana Dog Treats

This post includes affiliate links to brands and products that I believe in and love. To read our full disclosure policy, please click here.'Let's Pawty' balloon banner // Green plaid bandanas // Gold glitter crowns Around the start of the New Year, we received an email from Summit's breeder, letting us know that one of his sisters lived near us in the city. Her owners were hoping to be put in touch with other litter mates and she was curious if we minded our information being shared. Tim and I immediately wrote back that, of course, we didn't mind and would love for Summit to be reunited with more of his siblings (he was able to meet another one of his sister's last year)! After an initial email, we began texting back and forth ...

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