Recipes

The Beautiful TRUTH that is Toasted Coconut Butter (Manna if you’re fancy ♥)

If you have ever dabbled in the world of autoimmune diets, nutrition, protocols, eliminations, or anything related to REMOVING inflammation from your body, there has probably BEEN a time that you stumbled across the fact that peanut butter is an excessively inflammatory food....I, myself, am an enthusiast of the aforementioned butter, and I absolutely know… Continue reading The Beautiful TRUTH that is Toasted Coconut Butter (Manna if you’re fancy ♥)

Goals, Living with Autoimmune Diseases, Mindset, weight loss

Food vs Fitness

Where are my babes who feel UTTERLY confused??!! You hear this diet works like this..... And, that diet works like that.... Eat this, don't eat that.... Skip the carbs, pump up the cardio..... Truth is INDIVIDUALITY will always make you have to figure out the BEST plan for your body, but the best news is… Continue reading Food vs Fitness

Dreams, Goals, Gratitude, Living with Autoimmune Diseases, Mindset, Nutrition, Pushing Play

Shifting to the GET TO mentality

When I first tried home workouts, I had NO workout gear.  I had asked for a Wii Fit for Christmas in 2009, and it took until January 2013 before I attempted to actually use it like a boss. That's right, Wii Fit.  The video game + board.   And, that is also right, I wore pajama… Continue reading Shifting to the GET TO mentality

#unicorntruth, Dreams, Fun, Goals, Gratitude, Mindset, Teacher Life

Grass is Greener

As I sit here, listening to the sound of two different neighbors mowing their lawns, I am overcome with the idea of hustle, breath, and fascination of pride. I am no expert, and absolutely NOT a gardener or even have anything CLOSE to a green thumb, so I take both of these instances as SHEER… Continue reading Grass is Greener

Dreams, Fun, Goals, Living with Autoimmune Diseases, Mindset, Nutrition, Teacher Life

Allow Myself to Introduce…..Myself

Okay, if you know the movie this title quote is from, can I GIVE YOU A HIGH FIVE???!!! ♥ I am Nicky, you could have guessed that much.  And, unlike any other introduction I have shared before, this one is NOT rainbows and unicorns....it is TRUTH in a nutshell.  I believe in making a GREAT… Continue reading Allow Myself to Introduce…..Myself

Fun, Goals, Gratitude, Living with Autoimmune Diseases, Mindset, Nutrition, Recipes, Teacher Life

Are Pepperoni Slices KILLING your Spring Break Jive?

Listen, I get it.  You get served the same rotation of "healthy" classroom snacks each afternoon, and NOTHING (I literally mean, NOTHING) is as exciting as the precipice that is SPRING BREAK. It almost feels like a mythical creature that you cannot grasp...think unicorn here ♥ The kids are wild.  The breaks are nonexistent.  The… Continue reading Are Pepperoni Slices KILLING your Spring Break Jive?

#unicorntruth, Dreams, Goals, Gratitude, Living with Autoimmune Diseases, Love, Mindset, Nutrition

Winning Week by Week

Does life ever leave you feeling like there is not much you can do with your circumstances? Like, no matter HOW FAR you push yourself, you fall 3 more steps behind?? It gets like that sometimes, but what if you took control and STARTED your own revolution?? I am going to share with you just… Continue reading Winning Week by Week

Dreams, Fun, Goals, Gratitude, Living with Autoimmune Diseases, Love, Mindset

Getting BACK your Spirit ♥

Happy Galentine's Day!! If you are a gal, I will be your pal ♥ ENJOY the day beautiful!! With celebration in mind, I have one question to ask, HAVE you LOST touch with your positivity?  Your depth?  Your zest for more? That is OKAY! We all have that happen ♥ but, you know what, it DOES… Continue reading Getting BACK your Spirit ♥

Nutrition, Recipes

“Clean” Christmas Cookie Swap Shopping List

Did you know that ANY recipe can be made "clean" by adjusting a few key ingredients? As a trained pastry chef/baker/cake artist, I have worked my way around a kitchen, fell in love with flour, sugar, and butter, and the beautiful combination they create when blended, but I have also had the downfalls of those… Continue reading “Clean” Christmas Cookie Swap Shopping List

Living with Autoimmune Diseases, Nutrition, Recipes

Peanut Butter Coconut Pancakes

If you just read my DIET blast, you know that low-carb is now my jam  (it pretty much has been since starting to eat healthier in 2013)....but, I am a major comfort-food-seeker, especially when the COLD hits the pavement. These do NOT disappoint.  Pancakes to feed all, healthy, grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, and made with LOVE… Continue reading Peanut Butter Coconut Pancakes