Recipe Organization

Recipe Organization: My Method

September 15, 2014 0 comments

I subscribe to way too many food magazines. I kept receiving free or heavily discounted offers, so I just continued to sign up for one after the other. I read all of them, but in the last year my stockpile became a bit ridiculous. I began hoarding magazines on the bookshelf in our living room because I couldn’t part with them. As I read these magazines, I dog-ear pages that I […]

Healthy Whole Wheat Zucchini Bread

September 10, 2014 2 comments
Zucchini Bread

There is something about the beginning of fall that makes me dream about warm freshly baked breads. Well, to be honest, I’ve been fantasizing about zucchini bread for a few weeks now, but it has been too hot to even think about turning on my oven. On Monday morning I saw I had three lonely zucchinis in the fridge just begging me to use them, so I finally sucked it up, turned […]

Steak Salad with Sweet Potatoes, Tomatoes, and Green Beans

September 4, 2014 4 comments
Steak Salad

When I got back from Boston on Monday, Travis told me he bought all of the ingredients to make our favorite steak salad. I was so excited because we had not had it in months. We started making this steak salad a little over a year ago after trying something similar at one of our favorite restaurants in Santa Monica, The Library Ale House. As I am sure you could […]

Vacation in Boston

September 2, 2014 4 comments
Farmer's Market

Hi friends! The past two weeks I have been home with my family in Boston. I had some time before starting my new job, so I was able to spend a few weeks at home relaxing. I haven’t been home for that amount of time in over two years, so I felt very grateful for the time to relax and catch up with lots of family and friends! Now that I […]

Mediterranean Chicken Pita Sandwiches

August 26, 2014 2 comments
Chicken Pita Sandwiches

With school and work starting up again after summer vacations, many of us are in need of new lunch options to throw into the mix. Personally, I always try to bring my lunch to work because it is cheaper, healthier, and I love knowing what I am eating. While I’ll always love sandwich classics like PB&J and turkey & cheese, I also get excited when I pack a new combination. If […]

Avocado Hummus

August 19, 2014 5 comments
Avocado Hummus

Whoever decided avocado and hummus should go together is a genius. Travis has been buying spicy avocado hummus from Whole Foods for the last few weeks and he is hooked on the stuff. I glanced at the ingredients on the package and thought, “Heck, I could just make this.” Since I am away for the next few weeks, I decided to try and make it for him before I left. He always loves […]

Nut Butter Protein Bites

August 13, 2014 9 comments
Nut Butter Protein Bites

When I tell people that I work out at 5AM every morning before work, they usually tell me that I’m nuts. While that may be partially true, I’ve found that it really works with my schedule and I love the feeling of having my workout completed before most people are even waking up! I won’t lie, it definitely took me a few weeks to make it a habit and find the […]

Life Recently

August 11, 2014 0 comments
Rose Bowl

Thank you all for the sweetest comments, texts, and thoughts on my last blog post. For those of you who’ve met Bessie, it is clear how much she’s touched your lives as well. She is a really special pup and we feel so lucky  Besides adopting Bessie, this past month has actually been a fairly eventful one for me! I am leaving my position as a consultant and transitioning into […]

Dear Bessie

August 6, 2014 14 comments
And they lived happily ever after

Dear Bessie, I can’t believe you are the 12th dog we’ve fostered! Don’t worry, you’re not just a number to us. We love you soooooooooo much. Isn’t it crazy that we’ve fostered you since January!? So much has happened during our seven months together, and Travis and I have grown to love you more and more each day. I wanted to share with you seven reasons (one for every month) why I love you…   […]

Tomato Basil Vinaigrette

August 4, 2014 4 comments
Tomato Basil Vinaigrette

Basil. Basil. Basil. Basil. Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaasil! Just a small whiff of this delightful herb makes me so darn happy. Doesn’t it just remind you of summer? If I could, I would probably put fresh basil on everything. Yes, even in sweet treats! Have you ever had strawberry-basil ice cream? It is INCREDIBLE. I purchased a large bunch of fresh basil at Whole Foods this weekend with the intention of using it in […]

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