5 Things I Always Have in My Pantry


I'm pretty consistent in my grocery purchases. It's become a pretty good routine (especially since I order all of our groceries online!) and if I get some "special" ingredient, it's because I have a specific recipe in mind. Generally though, I … [Continue reading]

Meals in the New Year

breakfast yogurt

It's sort of hard to believe that we're only a couple weeks into the New Year, because it feels like January has been running on for a while. Maybe it's just because we all seem to hit the ground running! We've tackled a few more house projects … [Continue reading]

Tracy Anderson’s Dance Cadio Review


Is anyone else struggling to get back into an exercise routine? After a few weeks of scattered workouts, I'm still trying to get myself back in the grove. Maybe that's why I impulse purchased a new workout DVD from Target. (I mean, it was on sale for … [Continue reading]

Healthy Cookie Dough Bites

healthy cookie dough bites

If a cookie recipe says it makes 24 cookies then it really only makes 20... because I'll eat at least 4 cookies worth of dough. I mean, the cookie dough is the best part. (It's also a great reason why vegan cookie recipes are awesome. No raw egg to … [Continue reading]

Yesterday’s Eats

parmesan kale salad

Thank goodness for groceries. After a weekend with an empty fridge, I was so happy to pick up groceries from Relay Foods on Monday night! I ordered tons of veggies, so Alex and I spent a bit of the evening meal prepping for the week. Kale salad for … [Continue reading]

Chili Verde with White Beans & Chickpeas

vegetarian chili verde

If you're like me, you're currently getting back into the swing of things. Back to work, back to a routine. As much as I wish the holidays could go on forever, I do get excited about tackling a new year! As cliche as it is, January is usually the … [Continue reading]

Healthy Ideas for 2015


Happy New Year!! I hope you all had a wonderful time ringing in 2015! Alex and I counted down the last seconds of 2014 while watching Beatles cover band which turned out to be awesome. We spent New Years Day with Alex's family- bowling, playing … [Continue reading]

What a Year

sept oct

My goodness. It's been quite a year. Looking back, it's kind of hard to believe all this stuff fit into one calendar year. Here's what 2014 contained: Alex proposed to me on Friday, January 3rd.   It was an absolutely wonderful night and I … [Continue reading]

Easy Lentil Soup

easy lentil soup

I'm literally eating this soup as I write this blog post. Alex is in the kitchen fixing the dishwasher and I'm sitting at our new dining room table eating lentil soup. Sounds like Alex got the short end of the stick. On Friday, I made shepherd's pie … [Continue reading]

Merry Christmas from the Thomsons!

jack on christmas

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday with friends and family! Alex and I spent the day with my parents, my brother and sister in law, and our two adorable nephews! Alex knocked it out of the park with presents. He got us tickets to go see … [Continue reading]