breakfast cookies with Hannah!

Hello internet friends! Welcome to (drumroooooolll) my first collaboration blog post! My lovely friend Hannah is a wonderful person and is very talented in the realm of food and experimenting with recipes, and so of course I convinced her into working on a recipe with me! 

This recipe is highly adaptable depending on what you have in your kitchen, which really makes it the perfect casual cookie recipe - no extra shopping necessary! These cookies are packed with delicious details - nuts, seeds, raisins, and of course chocolate chunks - a perfect accompaniment to your morning cup of coffee. So without further ado folks, we give you (another drumroll...) delicious breakfast cookies!

please, for your own good, make these scrumptious cookies!

hannah's breakfast cookies
adapted from megan gordon's whole grain mornings


1/4c sunflower seeds

3/4c white whole wheat flour

1/4c graham flour

1/4c buckwheat flour

1/4c sorghum flour

*any combinations of flours that you have
in your kitchen will work for this recipe, a
combination of whole wheat flours and
white whole wheat is recommended.
total flour 1¼ to 1¾

1/2tsp baking soda

1/2tsp baking powder

1/4tsp nutmeg

1/4tsp ginger

1/2tsp salt

3/4c rolled oats

1/4c shredded coconut

1/4c walnuts & almonds
(chopped and toasted)

2Tbsp ground flax

1tsp vanilla

1/2c coconut oil

1/2c maple syrup

1 egg

1/3c chocolate chips

1/4c raisins


add dry ingredients in large bowl (sunflower seeds, flours, baking soda, baking powder, nutmeg, ginger, salt, oats, coconut, nuts, and flax) and whisk together.  in a separate bowl whisk wet ingredients (vanilla, melted coconut oil, maple syrup, egg). add dry ingredients to wet ingredients, mix until combined. Fold in raisins and chocolate chips. scoop dough onto cookie sheets 2 Tbsp at a time, flatten slightly and bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes.



may playlist!

Hi friends! April was a crazy month, many projects, and much work! And though I was listening to music I didn't have time to make an official April playlist : ( But never fear, for the May playlist is ready for you!

I was in the middle of making a mix, and realized that I would be lying to you if I posted anything but this - Vide Noir. I have been listening to this album NON STOP this month! enjoy the tunes cosmic drifters : )

march mix

happy birthday to me! this months mix is a collection of songs that are particularly meaningful to me for one reason or another. Each song either reminds me of a person I love, a meaningful event, or have really resonated with me in some way. I love, love, love every song on this months mix and I hope you do too! 

Speaking of you, not sure if anyone is reading yet...but if you are leave a comment! What have you been listening to lately? what songs are most meaningful in your life?

thanks for being here : )


february tunes

February is a strange time of year. Our cool days have given way to 75 degree weather, the new years resolutions have been worn in a little (or worn out depending on who you are!), nothing is quite in season at the farmers market, and smack dab in the middle of it all is valentine's day. 

Yes I know, valentine's day is not liked by all, but celebrating love is always a good thing in my book! Whether you enjoy valentine's day or not, I hope you will enjoy this months playlist! I tried to create a nice balance of songs about love and relationships of many kinds, and of course some spring-y songs thrown in! Fun, romantic, and thoughtful - I hope you like it!

New York

I haven't been many places. It's the kind of thing you get used to, never having traveled to any exotic or interesting places. Yes I have seen a fair amount of California, so many hours on I5...but I live in California, it's not the same. I'm talking BIG travel! With planes, and checked bags, and passports! Well, 2017 was my first year of big travel, and we kicked it off with a sweet trip to New York!

Some of our best friends live in New York, so it was really about time we made it out to the East Coast to visit! I never really considered myself a city person, and I wasn't sure how much I would really enjoy our time in the city. I'll admit, I can be quite the skeptic - especially when things are hyped. BUT exploring the city ended up blowing all my expectations away! We barely had a down moment during our visit. Our experiences included phenomenal restaurants, beautiful parks, fantastic museums, and outstanding theater - we loved our time in New York!

check out my New York gallery for a peek into our meanderings in the city!

post christmas music therapy

happy new year my dears, I hope you are enjoying the absence of nonstop Christmas music! Oh yes, the gloomy cold lovely winter...we only get a few days of that here in California so forgive me for enjoying it! 

Please have a listen to my January playlist - it's not totally gloomy I promise! And hopefully it will help you recover from your devastating life of 'I don't want a lot for Christmas' by Mariah Carey on repeat. Let me know in the comments what you think!