Episode 11: Seeing The Potential & Accepting What Is with Jess Lively of Life With Intention Online

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Jess Lively is today’s guest. She’s one of the biggest reasons I wanted to start a podcast in the first place. Well, that and I like to talk a lot. Jess is one of the most passionate people I know – and watching her do her thing (when I was a guest on her show) gave me the bug to start my own.

On this episode, Jess and I discuss her path from selling weird ankle bracelets at a pool to the thriving business she has today, how setting goals isn’t always the best approach to finding success and happiness, and how the words of an old Italian sculptor changed her life forever.

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Show Notes:
The Art Of Possibility
Life With Intention Online Class
The Lively Show with Kristoffer Carter
Intention Tattoos
Minimalist Baker’s Peanut Butter Mousse Cups
Josephine House
Taste Talks

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Raw Coconut Cacao Macaroons by Miss Renaissance

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You remember Miss Renaissance aka Eva Daiberl, right? She hosted one of the first ever For Reals Meals AND created one of my most favorite recipes I’ve ever had on this site.

Eva has one of the most insanely stylish closets and homes I’ve ever seen. She always looks pulled together. She never has a bad hair day and can actually wear white all day long and not look like a total mess (this is not something I can do). Even her dog Fritz looks like he was pulled from the pages of a magazine. I kind of thought Eva was just a fashion-head that had a pretty blog…and that was kind of that. But I was wrong. Over this last year, I’ve gotten to know her, and she is one of the most thoughtful, introspective, and spiritual people I know.

She goes on week-long silent meditation retreats (no talking for a week!), is always listening to new inspiring podcasts, is launching a new workshop to help women (stay tuned!), and has really kept me grounded during this whole adoption process. She’s the real deal. She’s just plain awesome. I’m so thankful that she’s in my life. And it goes to show that you can’t judge a lady by her Céline-bag-toting cover.

AND she’s also an incredible chef!! A trained pastry chef, actually. She created this recipe for herself and then was so kind to share it here. These little nuggets are ridiculously easy to make and so good tasting too. Thanks Eva!

{ Raw Coconut Cacao Macaroons }
    by Miss Renaissance

1.5 Cups Unsweetened Fine Shredded Coconut Flakes, plus 2 Tablespoons for garnish
1/2 Cup plus 2 Tablespoons Raw Cacao Powder
1/2 Cup Maple Syrup
3 Tablespoons Virgin Coconut Oil
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
Pinch of sea salt

Combine all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until well combined. Use a small cookie scoop to measure out each macaroon and drop onto a lined baking sheet or a large plate/platter. Sprinkle with remaining coconut flakes. Refrigerate and eat cooled. Can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

OPP Notes:
** I subbed regular old cocoa powder for the cacao. If you can’t find cacao or it’s not in the budget, cocoa works great too. I also didn’t have a mini cookie scoop. I used a spoon. They for sure didn’t look as pretty as Eva’s…but man, they tasted just fine.

If you want to see more Miss Renaissance, head to her website and Instagram (you can see lots of her model dog, Fritz).

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Episode 10: The Sustainability Secret with Kip Andersen of Cowspiracy

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Kip Andersen is this week’s guest. He’s the man behind the new environmental documentary, Cowspiracy. Described as “the film environmental organizations don’t want you to see,” it chronicles Kip’s journey to uncover the most destructive industry facing our planet.

Kip and I discuss the catalyst for creating the film, how a Mad Cowboy almost scared him out of finishing the movie, and the most important first step we can take to help the environment and find true sustainability.

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Show Notes:
Cowspiracy
Hampton Creek (planty eggs & cookies)
Find A Screening
Host A Screening
The Mad Cowboy
Animals United Movement
Beyond Meat
Nacho Recipe via Minimalist Baker

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For Reals Meals: Hosted by Alexis Nido-Russo of Local Eclectic

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The night before her For Reals Meals, Alexis sent me her menu. There were three dishes – two with salmon, one with eggs, and another with bacon. Now, I don’t judge what people eat…but for this series, everything needs to be plant-based. I sent Alexis an email telling her that nothing on her menu would work and that she would have to do another one. I felt really bad sending the email, especially the night before the lunch.

On the way to her house, I was nervous that Alexis would be mad at me or the vibe would be totally weird. I had only met Alexis in passing at a few parties – enough time to compliment her on her hair or some awesome piece of jewelry she was wearing (she always has the best accessories). Part of the fun of these things is getting to meet new people…but was this going to be the most awkward For Reals Meals of all time?

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A piece by Lindsay Lewis

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NO. It was the best. As you’ll see in the photos, we had so much fun. As soon as I arrived, Alexis started making jokes about the menu debacle, and we immediately connected over the fact that she had a cat named Joakim Noah (I’m a huge NBA fan). Alexis was warm, hilarious, and made me feel right at home.

For her guests, Alexis invited a group of designers that sell products on her website, Local Eclectic. Designers that she wanted to get to know better or hadn’t met before: Christina Anton from Boo + Boo Factory, Lindsay Lewis from Lindsay Lewis, and Sarah Crump from Silk Shaman. These women ruled. A lot of times when you get a room full of people that have similar businesses, there can be a weird air of competition. Not this crew. Christina, Lindsay, and Sarah were all really open about their processes and kind to one another. Like they were part of a club, not competitors.

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I love these portraits photographer Eva Deitch took  - (clockwise) Sarah, Me, Christina, and Lindsay

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And the food! Alexis really pulled off the menu change. She even made homemade ice cream. She found her recipes from some of my favorite sites – Dolly & Oatmeal and Minimalist Baker. That’s the thing, you don’t have to reinvent the wheel when you’re trying to cook in a new way. Grab recipes online, copy something you saw on Instagram, or plantify something from your favorite food magazine.

The menu:
Whipped Bean Dip with Veggies
Portobella Mushroom Pizzas (Alexis made homemade sauce for these!)
Sweet Potato Cakes with Avocado
Coconut Ice Cream with Raspberry Sauce

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Lesson learned. Don’t make it weird before it’s actually weird. You don’t know what the situation will be until you get there. I create shit in my head all the time and then worry about it for nothing. Alexis was the best host and now a new friend. She’s the coolest. I’m excited to hang with her lots more…especially if she’s making more of her ice cream.

Also! One big note. I loved working with photographer Eva Deitch so much on this lunch that I asked her to become the official resident FRM photographer…and she said yes! That sounds like we got engaged or something. But I really am that excited and would totally marry her photos – she’s really talented. You’ll be seeing lots more of her work around here. Can’t wait!

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Now head over to Local Eclectic to see all of the work from these awesome designers: Boo + Boo Factory, Lindsay Lewis, and Silk Shaman. Alexis has insane taste, and you’ll for sure find some new designers you’re obsessed with.

And another thank you to Eva Deitch. You can see her work right here.

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Episode 9: Being Really Good At What You Do with Max Wastler of Made Right Here

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Max Wastler is my guest this week. I’ve known Max for about four years, but it wasn’t until this episode that I truly understood the passion behind the risks he’s taken and choices he’s made with his career. It made for a solid talk.

Max talks about the 33 jobs he’s had in 33 years, the origins of his hustler ways, and his mission to connect people to the makers of the products they use every day. He completely changed my perspective on the phrase “Made In America,” and I’m excited to hear what you think about this episode.

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Show Notes:
Made Right Here
All Plaid Out
Basil Hayden’s
MaxWastler.com
Gitman
My New Roots Recipes For Healthy Travel
Jessica Herman & Emilie Zanger’s For Reals Meals
Corn Cakes With Red Chili Salsa

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