Shaved Brussels Sprouts with Parmesan & Lemon

shaved brussels sprout salad

I tried to eat pretty "clean" last week, after all of our traveling and Labor Day festivities. As as a result, I stocked the fridge with tons of vegetables. I made quite a few batches of kale chips & zucchini pasta but yesterday I realized the … [Continue reading]

Frugal Fridays- Zucchini Pasta & Kale Salad

kale salad and zucchini pasta

I've been cooking up a storm in the kitchen lately. Between food prepping on Monday and getting a new cookbook on Wednesday, I've been dirtying a whole lot of dishes. I mean it, I'm a messy cook. Does anyone else seem to get everything dirty when … [Continue reading]

Crispy Tempeh Strips


Monday was a lazy day. Normally I'm not a huge fan of lazy days but a head cold had knocked me out and it was a good excuse for watching episode after episode of our latest Netflix obsession. After a few hours  on the couch, I decided to play around … [Continue reading]

Traveling & Bookmarking Recipes

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We're back in Richmond! We had quite a weekend, heading from Minnesota to Grand Forks, North Dakota for my cousins wedding. Things kicked off on Friday night with S'mores around the fire. Catching up with family is even better when toasted … [Continue reading]

Frugal Fridays- Goat Cheese Pasta with Asparagus

goat cheese pasta

It's our last day in Minnesota! We're heading to Grand Forks, North Dakota later today for my cousin's wedding, so it'll be fun to see more family! It's been quite a week. On Wednesday, Alex and I went to the state fair and ate lots of cheese curds … [Continue reading]

Minnesota Meals


After a weekend of cupcakes and cheese curds we started Monday off on a healthier note. I wanted to eat all the veggies in sight. So this little What I Ate Wednesday recap is what I actually ate on Monday. I kicked off the day with 1/4 cinnamon … [Continue reading]

Glad to be a Thomson

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Since our wedding was in Virginia and a lot of Alex's family couldn't make the long trip, Alex's parents threw us a reception in Minnesota. It was awesome, because I got to meet more of Alex's extended family and friends. My mother-in-law, Jana, made … [Continue reading]

Frugal Fridays- Spicy Peanut Stir Fry

spicy peanut sauce

Hello from Minnesota! Alex and I flew back late last night and we're spending some time with Alex's family. I'm so excited to be back for a visit. His family is awesome and I'm sure we'll be fitting in some fun nights with friends & card … [Continue reading]

6 Easy Ways to Be Healthier


Long term goals are great and we can all agree that your health won't change overnight but sometimes you need some short term motivation to get you going. You already know that you should drink more water and take the stairs but here are a 6 … [Continue reading]

Vegan Black Bean Dip

black bean dip, vegan & gluten free

Alex and I had a pretty low key weekend, which was perfect since we're traveling later this week. We did take a trip downtown for dinner on Friday night and went on a long walk by the canal since the weather was so nice. On Saturday, we spent … [Continue reading]