Two weeks ago, my sugar/chocolate addiction pushed it’s limits. I had to get rid of it and since going ‘cold turkey’ has never been an effective measure to get off something ‘for good’, I knew I had to ‘add in’ a bunch of ‘good stuff’ to forgo ‘the bad stuff’. Using the idea that no one everRead more
I’ve been absent for a bit. I’m going to school again… oi. I kind of knew this would happen. I can’t possibly take care of a 9 month old, be a good wife, keep a house clean, shower daily, blog, study, wash dishes (wayyyy too many times a day), AND cook 3 meals a day.Read more
For my friends who can’t stomach the GGS and have yet to discover the Mean Green Smoothie, this one is for you. For my other friends who love the GGS… I’m with you… this is for the days when you are feeling a ‘treat’ but will still pack that energizing green punch you so desire. I was thumbing throughRead more
Woah. I’m super behind. I went to Utah last week to turn my family into vegetarians… jk. That wasn’t intentional, nor will it stick. As I was serving ‘Chipotle Bowls’ for dinner one night, my sister said, ‘Where’s the chicken?’ I told her to put cheese on it if it was really bothering her. She did. NBD. Anyway, IRead more
It feels like a Sunday. The house is quiet and I’m laying on the couch with a towel on my head. I think my neighbors are moving. No, they are moving; too many boxes in the hall. I have Dal on the stove and window cleaners are scaling our building. I hope they finish soon…Read more
Did you know? It’s Mother’s Day in two short weeks. It’s also my little brother’s birthday… tomorrow. So, if you happen to know him give him a ring… or a text… kids his age appreciate a good text. I suppose this ensures that they won’t actually have to have a real conversation with you- heaven forbid.Read more
1. I got 8 hours of sleep last night. 8!! My nugget actually slept through the night and I just can’t believe it. Life is just full of wonder isn’t it? 2. Sometimes I do the ‘dumb thing’ and think about the past. I’ve deemed this dumb, silly, and quite honestly ‘stupid’ because it causes me toRead more
There are five bar stools in my mother’s kitchen. They each sit hidden underneath the kitchen island facing the stove. If you happen to find a seat here you will be front and center for my mother’s cooking show. From one side you can see her stirring, chopping, smelling, and tasting. Then, just behind you, in aRead more
Today, we have a post from Kylie at “Clean Eating Is the New Pink“. Kylie took up a huge part of my childhood. We would go sledding in my back yard and play cops and robbers in my Mcdonalds Kitchenette. I’ve never had so much fun playing with fake burgers and mini softserve than I have as anRead more
This is how you enjoy brownies on a diet. Excuse me, while maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Made with black beans, coconut sugar, and flax seeds, they’re completely vegan and guilt free.
Perfect for a summertime party or baby shower. These little tartlets from Giada de Laurentis are filled with Nutella and topped with a white chocolate-whipped cream mix, chocolate shavings, and toasted hazelnuts. Your guests will be very impressed.
My little sister, who by the way, just got into multiple med schools (yay!), text me the other day asking what she can make that’s ‘healthy and gluten free.’ I told her a normal person would just look at my blog, to which she replied, those are too fancy. It made me think, maybe things are tooRead more
We are super excited for the Easter Bunny to come. Every year, my husband and I take turns hiding eggs for each other. I stuff the eggs, hide them, he finds them, hides them for me, I find them, and then we get to eat them! It was the best tradition between the two of usRead more
Granola. How many times can I talk about granola? Probably as many times as I can eat it, which is a lot, if people allow it. I’ve had sweet, gooey, chewy, sticky granola (my favorite, from Urth cafe in LA) and i’ve had crunchy, hard, sweet, yet slightly-savory granola. The latter being my favorite, healthyRead more