California's Central Coast picture from Carrie on Living |

My Happy Place

As we connect and share resources to maintain a healthy and balanced life, I can’t help but post these beach pictures from the glorious winter we’ve been having on California’s Central Coast: Low tide revealed near-fluroescent algae: And…a cave! A teensy crab crawling on the sea grass: One thing I learned from the book The Primal Connection:… [Continue Reading]

Filed under: Everyday Beauty Happy Happy, Joy Joy Healthy Inspiration Life Lessons

Green Juice Crackers from Carrie on Living

Link Love 1.23.15: Healthy Steps

Wowsa, it’s Friday already! To wrap up the week, I’ve put together a re-cap of some of the articles, blog posts, recipes, and fun stuff that inspired me these past several days. Enjoy! Articles/Blog posts: Risks and Uses of Essential Oils from Wellness Mama (with photo credit): Dietary Fiber Helps Curb Appetite, and Promotes Heart… [Continue Reading]

Filed under: Link Love

Cranberry Chutney from Carrie on Living |

Fermented Fruit Chutney

After a fairly successful first attempt at making whey-fermented pickles, I thought that making a fermented fruit chutney might be fun. Using the Nourishing Traditions cookbook as my loose guide, I chopped up some apples and mixed them with pecans, dried herbs, raisins, water, whey, and sea salt: I let the concoction sit in a jar for about one… [Continue Reading]

Filed under: Ancestral Health Fermented Foods Healthy Inspiration Paleo Recipes

My Top 10 Favorite Healthy Food Items from Trader Joe's Market from Carrie on Living | www.carrieonliving.comCalifornia's Central Coast from Carrie on Living |

Summer in Winter Eats

We’re reveling in some unseasonably warm and sunny days here on California’s Central Coast: Even the local wildlife is taking time off to soak up the rays: A local sax group practicing on the shore: On this What I Ate Wednesday, I had a snow-capped breakfast with wild blueberries, buckwheat groats, pumpkin seeds, walnuts, flax, cacao… [Continue Reading]

Filed under: Eat Real Food Everyday Beauty Fermented Foods Happy Happy, Joy Joy Healthy Inspiration Photo Food Journal

Chia Breakfast Pudding from Carrie on Living | www.carrieonliving.comSanta Barbara Food Journal from Carrie on Living | www.carrieonliving.comHoliday's End from Carrie on Living |

Holiday’s End

Putting the holiday decorations away this past weekend was bittersweet, but it felt good to get the house de-cluttered and back in order: As you can see, I had some help: We honored the occasion with a green smoothie, made less chilly by using a room-temperature ripe pear and banana: Plus, lots of other goodies:… [Continue Reading]

Filed under: Breakfast Decluttering Eat Real Food Everyday Beauty Happy Happy, Joy Joy Healthy Inspiration Smoothies Vitamix Recipes