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So far Ella Frances has created 79 blog entries.

Healthy Honey Banana Bread

When I was a competitive swimmer in college, I use to bake (eat) a lot of banana bread. It all started with my lovely roommate, swim captain, queen bee, dietitian, baking machine and best friend who made banana bread nearly every Wednesday. To put it more simply, her nickname is “BA” (badass). Her banana bread […]

June 30, 2016|

Bachelorette Essentials for a Girl’s Weekend in Chicago

White Lululemon Sports Bra // Lululemon Water Bottle // Tivoli Audio Model One // Blush Cuyana Clutch // Fujifilm INSTAX Mini 90 // White Cuyana Oversized Carryall Tote // J.Crew Button-front white denim skirt // White Eberjey Short PJ Set // Melissa Flagg Eau fe Parfum at Anthropologie // J.Crew I Do Slippers // LaLunette […]

May 18, 2016|

Cacao & Date Truffles with Maldon Salt

It is a new year, often the hype around it is the first few days, maybe month, and then you begin to get use to typing and writing ‘2016’ and then, days just seem to go back to routine. Some days you will ask me what my goal is for this new year; and I […]

February 12, 2016|

Mindful Monday // Your Self-Worth Is Not Determined By A Flat Belly.

How do you determine your self-worth? Many people fall into the trap of using an unreliable gauge to evaluate their self-worth, myself included. Whether it is determining your self-worth based on your social following, or people you surround yourself with, relationships you make and the ones you can’t keep. Many people find self-assurance in what […]

February 8, 2016|

Ella Frances’ Gift Guide // 2015

It is finally here! Although for Christmas I prefer to give homemade gifts like spiced nuts, cookies, fermented foods or truffles. These are some of the bits I have hinted to my loved ones that I have admired this year or I either own them already! These are all either small batch, artisan made or […]

December 17, 2015|

Braised Leeks with Lentils, Sunflower seeds and Hazelnuts

Since I have been teaching less yoga, I actually have become more of a student again. When I taught yoga as one of my main sources of income, I felt like I had to teach so much in order to make a living. Then, you are teaching so much that I had times where the […]

December 14, 2015|

Cauliflower & Yukon Potato Mash with Mushroom Gravy

In just a few days it will be Thanksgiving believe it or not. With the hustling and bustling of the holidays approaching and the presser our email inbox is spamming us to consume and buy it is challenging to stay grateful for what you have and to truly believe it is enough. Graham is my […]

November 20, 2015|

Vegan Caesar Slaw with Hempseed “Parm” and Roasted Smoked Paprika Chickpeas

Not sure if this absence from blogging should be called a sabbatical… but for the purposes of keeping it sounding interesting, let’s call it sabbatical. Life has been incredibly busy, and as I write this I am drinking tea, nibbling on a salad on my brief lunch break in the middle of my new job’s […]

November 12, 2015|

Mixtape No. 1 Fall Hustle

It has been a wildly busy fall you guys. I spent this last weekend reevaluating my to do list and creating new goals. I have made new habits and have adopted a deeper mindful practice for what is truly important by evaluating my commitments. Now, onward to this hustle of what is fall.

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September 29, 2015|

Meet Your Maker // Jennifer Nelson with Humble Pie Farm

I first was drawn to these beautiful flowers at my local co-op. They had a simple, effortless elegance about them. Bright and full of texture, using flowers that I have never seen before that felt whimsical and from a beautiful wild field. I romanticized this incredible place and what it would be like, then I […]

September 25, 2015|