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Fourth of July: Recipe Roundup

July 2, 2014

Here are some ideas for healthy dishes to help you stay on track this holiday. I hope these simple, irresistible recipes make your patriotic potluck a breeze! 


Melon Salad


Simple Quinoa Salad


White Sangria Sparkler


Peach Tostada

tomato gazpacho

Farmers’ Market Gazpacho


Raw Hummus


Lemon Quinoa Chickpea Salad


Gourmet Popsicles


Baked Pistachio and Herb Falafel


Pasta Alla Checca


Spicy Kidney Bean Chili 

I’m excited to have a long, full weekend of friends, food and fun in the city. Wishing you a very happy and safe holiday!

I’m Back…

June 26, 2014

A few months ago I made the decision to take a break from my beloved blog. It wasn’t an easy decision, but good news is I’m back for more regular posts! Big projects and plans are in the works behind the scenes over here. Taking a break gave me an opportunity to give them the focus they needed. I’ll be sharing more with you all very shortly! In the meantime, I want to hear from you!

I’m so grateful to have you part of the figgy & sprout community and that I get the chance to share my passion with you. I love interacting with you and whenever I get emails and comments from you it makes my day. So, if you feel inclined please comment below by answering one or all of the below questions. Oh, and of course all other comments are more than welcome.

1) What do you LOVE to read about on figgy & sprout – what are your favorite kind of posts?

2) Would you like to see more health/wellness articles and tips?

3) Would you like to receive a weekly or monthly newsletter? If you aren’t already signed up, you can do it here.

4) What is your biggest, burning wellness question/concern at the moment?

Thanks so much! Your responses will really help me shape this blog around what you need.

Thank you for being the amazing, supportive tribe that you are.

xx  K

PS – Happy Summer!!

(Photo Cred: My sister, Jenny Norris)

Friday Favorites: The Desire Map

March 14, 2014

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed I was really digging Danielle LaPorte’s The Desire Map. I spent many mornings and nights in my pajamas reading this book and scribbling away in a journal. I powered through it within a week!

As well as setting some major goals for this year, I’m also reflecting on how I want to feel in 2014. This is a revolutionary way to identify, engage and launch your deepest desires. It was about the time that I started to embrace this that my creativity ramped up, and this concept has influenced everything from how I eat, to my relationships, to accountability.


By moving through Danielle’s process of identifying your core desired feelings, you will be creating the blueprint of your new year’s intentions, or goals, or dreams  – whatever it is you want to call them. I’m learning that I need to understand how I want to feel at the manifestation of a dream before I can even begin to decide what to dream. The first time that anyone suggested to me that how you feel should be the backbone of your life, the idea seemed heretical. We live in a culture that so often tells us that feelings are irrational, Danielle is saying we should be listening to our feelings to gauge how we will spend our day. But once this idea clicks into place – well, then. Whoa. Anything that isn’t lifting me up gets either re-framed powerfully or dropped, because it’s not giving me more vitality.

Here are my core desired feelings:

  1. Connected
  2. Vibrant
  3. Whole
  4. Courage
  5. Inspired

Have you read this book? What were your thoughts?

I invite you to list your core desired feelings in the comments below. I can’t wait to get a glimpse inside your heart.

Friday Favorites

March 7, 2014


What are some of your favorites? Please Share!

Wishing you a lovely weekend friends!