I feel like I eat a lot of the same foods but I am constantly mixing up the WAY that I eat them. Lentils and chickpeas are definitely frequented ingredients because there are only so many plant based, lean proteins out there.
I’ve been wanting to try Shirataki noodles for a while because they are almost zero calorie noodle substitutes. However, I’ve heard how they smell so bad and can taste bad so I was wary to try them. I heard that the key to them not smelling bad is to rinse them really,
Don’t get me wrong, I love making Christmas cookies. I like making different kinds so there’s an assortment. I always think it’s fun for a group of people to try a selection of foods and talk about their favorite items and
This time of year makes me want to have all the hot drinks! It’s alsp probably the biggest drinking season of all. I thought I would combine the two and make a hot cocktail. I made this for some of my friends when they
Every holiday season I’m looking for fun cocktail ideas that aren’t loaded with a ton of sugar (for taste purposes, not splurging purposes because the holiday’s mean you can load up on sugar). Jay loves tequila so I wanted
The other night on Instagram stories I was talking about this healthy meal that’s a go-to of mine when I’m craving something hearty and cozy without the pasta. This meal just screams ‘home cooked’ in that way that makes
In the interest of keeping it real, I had a hard time when I saw my cards. I created our holiday cards the week before my dad died and when I came back to my apartment for the first time following his death, I had these waiting in the mail for me. I
Who else is feeling burnt out from the constant negative news? I dread reading it every day because there is just so much to be sad about in the world. That’s why I love also spending time each day focusing on happy
I thought that I'd share what I'm currently loving listening to, reading and watching. I'm sharing my favorite podcast, book series, music album, and TV show of the moment (aka last couple of months). If you watch/listen/read any of them,
I'm always looking for healthy dinner recipes to mix it up. I also like recipes that I can easily use the leftovers for lunches. All about killing 2 birds with one stone! In fact, I killed 3 birds because I also used some of the roasted veggies in a Mexican salad the following
Grilling season has begun! Yay! I love grilling up on our rooftop or on our patio. It's great to be able to incorporate some of my summer 'go-to's into my meal planning because I feel like I exhausted all of my winter regulars. I love some fresh corn on the cob when its grilled
You guys know that one pan meals make my heart happy. My biggest deterrent for cooking is the clean up...anyone else?! That’s why I’ve LOVED my cast iron skillet and legit crockpot (linked at bottom of post). They can both go from
Unfortunately, I have to spend a lot of time laying down instead of out doing stuff. Luckily, I don't mind laying on the couch at night with some candles lit, a snack, and a good show on tv though. When Jay is down to massage my feet too, that's the ultimate
You know I love getting festive for a holiday and the obvious choice for Cinco de Mayo is Margaritas!! These margaritas are not so obvious though. They have a twist but still remain pretty classic tasting. They are made with fresh, real ingredients, which helps keep the sugary taste to a minimum. I used Mango-Peach
I love a festive treat! Have you guys ever had puppy chow? Another name for it is muddy buddies. I made this one with Lucky Charm instead of Chex for St. Patrick’s Day and it did not disappoint! It’s easy, a great thing to make ahead of time
Reese’s were always my JAM! In college, Jay and I would buy big bags of the seasonal Reese’s (eggs at Easter, hearts at Valentine’s Day) in white chocolate and milk chocolate and would eat them as our late night snack
I had two requirements for a recipe for the Super Bowl tomorrow. 1. Quick and easy and 2. Something that will make my niece and nephew excited and happy (always looking for some aunt points). This definitely met the first requirement
Super Bowl LLI is right around the corner and this one is extra exciting in our house! My husband grew up in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and has been an Eagles fan his whole life. His excitement over them playing in the Super Bowl
The past few winters I’ve been really proactive about trying NOT to get sick instead of trying to treat colds once they hit. One of the things that has really helped me is this hot drink. I jokingly refer to it as “healing tea” even though it’s not
For those moments when you're craving a nice cozy latte but don't want the calories that come with it, try this cinnamon latte. It's made with cashew milk and sweetened with a little bit of agave. It's all natural and all kinds of delicious! Plus, it comes without the guilt!
After the holidays, I was feeling puffy, low energy and overall gross from all of the poor eating that I was doing. Don't get me wrong, all of the Christmas sugar cookies, latkes for Chanukah and deep dish pizza in Chicago
Sometimes I have to mix up my zoodle weeknight meals. Zoodles are awesome because they give you the impression of eating a noodle (if you're playing dumb...but it's for a weeknight dinner so I play right along). I've been into making a pad thai
I LOVE breakfast food! It’s no surprise because I have a sweet tooth. However, the cleaner that I eat, the crappier I feel when I eat all of the carb-loaded breakfast foods like pancakes, waffles, french toast...They tend to put me in a slump without
In an effort to get back into eating more vegetables, I decided to make a Buddha bowl aka what you call a bunch of random stuff in a bowl haha. It was good and so nutritious so I figured I would share. I ate it hot for dinner and then cold for lunch
Well, the holiday eating was fun (and delicious) while it lasted but my body is ready to get back on track. I feel sluggish, I've gained weight (you know when your body doesn't feel like yours?!...that's how I feel right now), my skin has been breaking out, and my
This is my favorite champagne cocktail to make! It's perfect for NYE because it feels classy and special. NYE=Champange, right?! I've made this before for NYE where I stayed in with friends and it went perfect with
Who doesn't love a festive drink for the holiday? I feel like wine and champagne are great Christmas drinks (besides eggnog of course). Sangria is awesome because its so easy. The cranberries automatically make
These are borderline too easy. Seriously, it's dumb how easy they are. This recipe is awesome because you can make it ahead of time. I made these the week before Christmas to space out my holiday chores and they're totally fine.
How adorable are these cupcakes?! I'm such a sucker for a cute detail. I think I need some kids to bake for haha. I also love how these cupcakes taste so seasonal and festive! I cheated by buying gingerbread cookies
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