Healthy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Healthy Clean Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie RecipeHealthy Clean Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Hola! If you’re following along on instagram, you know I’ve been working on a 30 day diet clean up. Whole 30, paleo, I’m not really sure what to call it. But I’m eating lots of clean, simple ingredients–no bread, sugar, processed carbs, nothing processed with ingredients I can’t pronounce. Just real food, real ingredients. I finished my first week, which included lots of fresh fruit and veggies, and lots of lean protein. I’m feeling great, but this weekend woke up wanting to indulge in something sweet–so instead of jumping entirely off the clean eatin’ wagon, I came up with this simple peanut butter chocolate chip “clean” recipe. Does the trick! I actually like these better than “real cookies” because I don’t feel the sugar crash after eating a couple. (In fact they are so satisfying I had a few for breakfast this morning shhhhhh. Back to fruit smoothies and hard-boiled eggs on Monday). See the full recipe below, and check out the quick video at the end of the post to show you how easy they are to put together.

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For the Love of Plants

The Secret to Keep Plants AliveMy new California home is sooooo happy with this new fiddle leaf fig babe! Listen, I know there is no such thing as perfect, but no kidding, this plant is perfect. When I was at Home Depot with my sister picking this baby out, we were waiting to get it re-potted by the nice plant gentleman in the nursery, and about 15 people tried to purchase this very plant when we weren’t looking. I was all, hands off! She’s mine! Shot gun on those stems! Get lost! MINE! Maybe I over-reacted, but when I find my spirit-plant, I hang on tight. Real tight. Now that she’s home, I am taking no chances with her health and well-being. That’s why I am excited to share with you this plant-care trick that has been helping me keep Miss Figgy alive and well. Please, familiarize yourself with ingenious, life-saving, plant-loving product. Drumroll please……

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New Home, New Planters

Metallic planter with succulentMetallic planter with succulentMetallic planter with succulentHi! If you follow me on Instagram, you probably already know what a succulent addict I am. I’m beginning to feel more settled into my new home and life in Los Angeles (ok, truth: there are still some scary boxes in my bedroom left to unpack). I gave my succulent collection away before moving out of NYC, because they would have had to be hand-carried on the plane and ain’t nobody got time for that. So they are in good hands with some friends back east, and now I’m having fun growing a new succulent collection, in fun new planters! I found this one online for only $18 dollars and the rustic gold metallic finish is making me so dang happy right now. Also, how about that donkey tail succulent?

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