Southwestern Hash Brown Wraps

Southwestern Hash Browns

Thank goodness for the sunshine! It's finally warming up over here, with temperatures in the 60s. Bring on spring! Ok so it's not quite that warm yet. But I did browse around Michael's and JoAnn Fabrics looking for some floral inspiration on … [Continue reading]

Weekend Celebrations & Adventures

sushi 2

This weekend started off pretty amazing, since it was Valentine's Day, and Alex surprised me by setting up a sushi station in the kitchen! We tried our hands at whipping up vegetarian sushi and it actually turned out pretty well, considering we … [Continue reading]

[Last Minute] Valentine’s Day Recipes

valentine's day recipes

Just in case you're one of those wait-until-the-last-minute people, here are a few ideas of things to cook, bake, and enjoy with your significant other! If you need something easy, this Chickpea Tortilla Soup is an easy and delicious option. It's … [Continue reading]

A Day in NYC


I don't travel too often for work, but this week I'm in NYC for a work event. It made for an interesting and busy day yesterday, but I managed to capture a few scenes on my phone. What did we do before iphones? I'll keep this day of meals simple for … [Continue reading]

How to Use Leftovers

Chipotle Catering

Classy people throw dinner parties. We throw Chipotle parties. The awesome folks at Chipotle offered to cater a party for us, and I'm not one to turn down an excuse to throw a party. (While I did receive all of this free of charge, I wasn't … [Continue reading]

How to Eat Nachos for Dinner

Nachos for Dinner

Wait, let me clarify. This post is about how to eat nachos for dinner and not throw healthy eating out the window. Let's be honest, sometimes you have days when you need to eat a plate of nachos for dinner. I'm not going to go into specifics. … [Continue reading]

Life, Lately

First of all, I'll give you a little wedding update. Alex and I have been engaged for less than a month and so far we have booked a church, booked a rehearsal venue, met with a day-of coordinator, chosen a photographer, found a DJ, and scheduled a … [Continue reading]

Warm Kale Salad

warm kale salad

I haven't been eating as many salads lately, since it's been so chilly. This meant that I had a couple of bunches of kale sitting in my fridge, begging to be used. I finally decided I'd use them up on a warm kale salad. After having such a delicious … [Continue reading]

Healthy Baked Macaroni and Cheese

This healthy baked macaroni and cheese will satisfy your cheesy cravings without all the calories and fat of traditional macaroni and cheese. It's a perfect side dish or vegetarian main dish!

Baked macaroni and cheese is one of my favorite forms of comfort foods, but it usually feels more like a "special occasion" dish. Probably because it's usually loaded up with tons of cheese and butter without a lot of redeeming health benefits. I … [Continue reading]

Counting Protein- Yesterday’s Meals


I don't normally count or keep track of numbers when I'm eating, but every so often I will, just to see if I'm getting enough of certain things. Lately, I've noticed that my nails have been really brittle, and one reason can be a lack of protein. … [Continue reading]