What I Ate: 7 Day Slim Down

mixed green salad with strawberries

As I mentioned on Monday, I'm trying to (mostly) follow the Tone It Up 7 Day Slim Down plan this week. It's really just lots of fruit, veggies, and protein and less bread-y carbs & sugar. It's also encouraging me to move more which has been … [Continue reading]

Nut “Meatballs” with Zucchini Noodles [Gluten Free & Vegan]

zucchini noodles and nut meat balls

My goal for this week is to loosely follow the Tone It Up 7 Day Slim Down plan that I did a couple of years ago. I really like that it focuses on eating lots of vegetables and protein. I always eat my veggies but I tend to eat more bread-y carbs than … [Continue reading]

House Update: Living Room

antique pieces

I haven't done very many home-related posts, partly because this is a food blog... and partly because the house isn't finished yet. But I realized that a project like this will never really be finished and it'll be fun to have progress pictures in … [Continue reading]

Tuesday’s Eats

chickenless noodle soup

Yesterday was a pretty jam packed day but I managed to snap photos along the way! I started the day with some plain Greek yogurt (with stevia) topped with blueberries and a bit of Love Grown Granola. The morning flew by with meetings and emails … [Continue reading]

Easy Vegan Falafel Recipe

vegan falafel

It was a fairly low-key weekend over here and I actually didn't spend much time in the kitchen. Alex and I went to Mezzanine for dinner on Friday night, spent Saturday evening eating Chinese food with my brother & sister in law (you can read all … [Continue reading]

Family Ties

Aricka, Alex, Me, and Mark

Wednesday afternoon, my brother called asking if I could come stay with my nephew Jack (who is about 20 months old) because they needed to take my other nephew Gideon (who is almost 3 months old) to the emergency room. As any aunt would do, I … [Continue reading]

Parmesan Spinach Couscous

parmesan and spinach couscous

All the snow we had a couple of weeks ago led me to crave lots of warm comfort food. But after many days without groceries, I was starting to have limited options. I dug around the pantry and spied a box of couscous I had purchased and forgotten … [Continue reading]

Easy Moroccan Lentil Stew

moroccan stew

It started with a Pinterest search for recipe inspiration. I came across this Martha Stewart recipe and I was excited because I had all the ingredients on hand and it seemed simple enough. After chopping my carrots and adding onion (rather than … [Continue reading]

Avocado Orange Salad

avocado orange salad

I have a new favorite salad. That's a big deal because when I have a salad I love, I tend to eat it over and over again. I went through a feta + balsamic phase, a kale + tahini phase... now I'm into avocado + orange. Reasons why this salad is … [Continue reading]

Chilly Monday Meals

lunch carytown

Alex and I were lucky to have Monday off for President's Day, so we got to spend a little extra time with my family while my parents were in town for a visit. Alex and I were both feeling a little under the weather so we slept in until almost 8:00. … [Continue reading]