Little Chef Big Appetite Holiday Gift Guide - Under $25

Holiday Gift Guide for Cooks & Bakers

December 10, 2015 4 comments

Hello and good morning! As the holiday season is in full swing, I wanted to share some of my favorite kitchen items with you guys. All of these items are great gifts for friends and family who love to cook and/or bake. I split the items into two categories: under $25 and under $100, depending on your budget. All of these tools and appliances are ones that I use and love. Some […]

This Week’s Meal Plan 12/7/15

December 7, 2015 0 comments
Meal Plan

Hi guys! I hope everyone had a great weekend. Mine was jam packed with holiday shopping, organizing our apartment, and planning for a Hanukkah party we had with friends last night. The holidays are in full swing and I couldn’t be happier! I love this time of year. Keeping with my November goals, I am going strong with meal planning this week. The last two weeks I fell off track […]

Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Sweet Potatoes

November 23, 2015 13 comments
You have to try this Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Sweet Potatoes Recipe! It's such a simple, yet delicious fall and winter side dish. It would be perfect on your Thanksgiving table! ll

I am leaving for Boston tonight and I am SO stinking excited! Thanksgiving is my family’s favorite holiday. We all look forward to this week every year. All of the out of town guests stay at my parents’ house, so it’s like a big ol’ family reunion every time. The best! Bessie is flying with us, too. It will be her third time on a plane in a year – our little girl is […]

What I am Loving Lately – November 2015

November 20, 2015 2 comments
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Hello! Happy Friday! This week was been nuts at work, so I am really looking forward to a super low-key weekend around here. Travis and I have no plans, and I couldn’t be more excited. Tonight we’ll probably eat leftovers and binge watch some TV on Hulu. I know, crazy stuff, you guys!   I thought I’d kick off this Friday with a list of things I am loving lately. Let’s […]

Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies with Chocolate Chips and Raisins

November 17, 2015 14 comments
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Is this the longest cookie name ever? I really couldn’t shorten it – these cookies have ALL THE INGREDIENTS. If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen a few photos of these cookies over the weekend. I hadn’t made a new cookie recipe in awhile, because I usually just stick to our two favorites: my amazing Whole Wheat Dark Chocolate Chips Cookies and these Gluten-Free Almond Butter Cookies. But this weekend, […]

Grilled Rosemary Chicken and Farro Risotto

November 11, 2015 10 comments
This Grilled Rosemary Chicken and Farro Risotto is the ultimate cold weather comfort food, made healthier! The farro risotto is delicious enough to eat on it's own and can always be paired with a pescatarian or vegetarian protein instead. Chicken Breast Recipe, Healthy Chicken Recipe, Risotto Recipe, Healthy Risotto Recipe, Farro Recipe, Healthy Farro Recipe ll

Hello people! As promised, I am sharing a deeeeeeeeelicious recipe with you today! You guys, I am so excited about this Grilled Rosemary Chicken and Farro Risotto. I made it twice for us this past week – it’s THAT good. As someone who gets very bored from simple grilled chicken breasts, I can promise you that this chicken is PACKED with flavor from the rosemary-garlic marinade. Plus, the flavors in […]

This Week’s Meal Plan

November 9, 2015 4 comments
Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Hi friends! I am proud to say that I stuck to my November Goals (in last week’s blog post) all week long. Meal planning last week was a huge success! I made a bunch of new recipes that turned out SO well. I can’t wait to make them again and photograph them for the blog. On Saturday, I meal planned again for the upcoming week. I went to Whole Food […]

New Week, New Month, New Goals

November 2, 2015 11 comments
New Week, New Month, New Goals

Hi everyone! Happy Monday AND happy November! Let’s cut right to it. I am going to get completely real with you this morning. I feel like in every blog post recently, I’ve talked about how busy I’ve been. Ever since we got back from England at the end of August I haven’t felt like my healthy self. It’s almost as if I never got back on track after vacation…even though it’s over […]

Brie Crostini with Spiced Raisin Compote

October 22, 2015 4 comments
Brie Crostini with Spiced Raisin Compote

The holidays are upon us! I don’t know about you, but every store I’ve been in recently (CVS, Home Goods…) already has Christmas decorations out. I thought that always started after Halloween, no? Since I am trying to keep up, I started testing a few new holiday recipes last weekend. You’re going to LOVE these Baked Brie Crostini with Spiced Raisin Compote. They’re the perfect little hors d’oeurve for a holiday […]

An October Photo Dump

October 19, 2015 4 comments
Salmon at CHAYA Downtown

Oh mannnnnnn where has this month gone? October has been so busy for me. – We’ve had a ton of visitors – We had an ant infestation in our apartment (don’t even get me started on this one…) – I’ve been working a lot – I had an eye infection + Travis was really sick. Bleh! – And it’s been ridiculously hot in Los Angeles. Travis and I both feel […]