Welcome to this little corner of Loveleaf Co. where every last Thursday of the month, I post ten of my favorite finds, meals, memories, and everything in between from the past 30 days. ✌🏼Posted a few days late this time because I was in the middle of launching something last week. 😉
First, the big news: The Kitchen Reset Program launched this month! The six-week program is packed with everything I know about kitchen organization and simplified meal prep to help you streamline your kitchen and master the art of the 20-minute meal.
We have a great group in the program right now (it started Monday!), but it will open again for enrollment Fall 2020.
Loveleaf Co. is all about simplifying the kitchen and healthy eating. But… I’m not immune to overcomplicating things – including smoothies. So to get back to basics, here’s the easiest green smoothie recipe with just five, easy-to-find ingredients. Cheers to simple!
Speaking of smoothies, here’s a secret: if you add almond extract to your green smoothie, it will taste like (healthy) pistachio ice cream. Not to complicate things of course, but it’s a fun add-in if you’re looking to switch things up.
I posted a free guide this month of 10 easy, healthy pantry meal ideas that use just five ingredients (or less!). The meal ideas are very flexible, so feel free to get creative. Get the guide here.
A quick break from food. I’ve never fully hopped on the essential oil bandwagon (exception: I use this kitchen cleaner daily), but here’s a little trick my friend at Hello Roo taught me. Drop a couple of drops of your favorite essential oil (mine: lavender) in your shower while the water is running (right before you get in) for an instant home spa experience.
Back to food. Even though we can’t go to our favorite restaurants and bars right now, many are still operating and getting creative. Josh and I are trying something local to us each week to switch things up and support our community. If you’re local to Brooklyn too, I’m saving some local businesses that are still open to my Instagram highlights if you need ideas!
The #dailywalk is saving my sanity. Every day, around 5:30 pm Josh and I get out of the house, rain or shine. Even if I don’t feel like it, I never regret it. If you’re working from home, it’s a great way to signal to your brain that the workday is over.
Another thing saving my sanity: The Life Coach School Podcast. And her weekly Friday emails. If you have a minute, read one of her recent notes, reprinted below. 🤯
Though my job revolves around the kitchen, even I’m spending more time there these days too. I’ve made this caramelized cabbage recipe a few times (easy! good!), which I love because cabbage is inexpensive and a longer-lasting vegetable, perfect for less frequent grocery shopping trips.
I also got two new cookbooks for inspiration: Nothing Fancy and Whole Food Cooking Every Day. I’ll share my reviews!
And, finally, to celebrate spring (and this warm weather in NYC 🙌🏼): a healthy carrot cake smoothie bowl recipe. Because vegetables early = rosé later, in my book.
Stay safe! See you next month. xx Ally
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Whole Food Cooking Every Day is great! The veggie based dressing method in there was a game changer. Looking forward to hear what you think.
I just got it! I’ve been flipping through it, but haven’t made anything yet – everything looks so good! I’ll have to try the veggie dressing first 😉