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Weekend in Chicago

June 23, 2015 2 comments

I took lots of iPhone photos in Chicago. I was debating whether or not to bring my DSLR camera, and in the end I am glad I left it at home. With all of the rain we experienced, I would have hated lugging it around in addition to my raincoat and umbrella. So instead of recipe photos, today I bring you a hodgepodge of iPhone pictures from last weekend in Chicago. […]

Barramundi with Balsamic Cherry Tomatoes

June 17, 2015 9 comments
Halibut with Balsamic

We just got back from a weekend trip to Chicago to visit family and friends. Unfortunately, the weather gods hated us, and it rained every day of our trip…and because we were stuck inside all day, our weekend turned into an eating extravaganza. Now, as a food-lover, I really shouldn’t complain because everything we ate was delicious…but let’s just say I am ready for a detox. There is only so much deep-dish pizza, burgers, and pasta my […]

How I Meal Plan

June 9, 2015 8 comments
Groceries

I am often asked how I have time to cook every night and since I do cook often, how I am not constantly running to the grocery store. My answer? It’s all about planning! Over the last few years, I’ve developed a weekly meal planning process that works very well for us. Planning helps us to save time, save money, and keep us on a healthy track throughout the week. Since […]

Honey-Mustard Green Beans with Pecans

June 2, 2015 8 comments
Green Beans

When the weather is warm, Travis and I try to use our grill as much as possible. We don’t have air conditioning in our apartment, so if the temperature goes above 80 degrees, the thought of turning on the oven or stove sounds dreadful. (Although, admittedly we live by the ocean so it’s rare that it ever gets too hot around here). If Travis is grilling outside, I typically make a quick side-dish indoors and […]

Memorial Day Weekend in Numbers

May 26, 2015 4 comments
Brunch

Hello! How was your long weekend? Mine was an absolute blast, filled with friends and delicious food. I haven’t done a weekend in numbers post in awhile, so I thought it would be a fun way to round up the weekend.   2: Inches cut off my hair on Friday. I was in desperate need of a haircut and I feel so much better (and lighter!) now. Erin, my hair […]

Wednesday Link Love

May 20, 2015 0 comments
Wednesday Link Love

Hey there! I hope your Wednesday is off to a good start. I woke up early, walked Bessie, read theSkimm, and now I am checking in with you guys as I eat my breakfast (protein pancakes for the win this morning!). I haven’t done a Link Love post in awhile, so without further ado, here are some links from around the web that I thought you’d be interested in:   […]

Easy Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken

May 13, 2015 4 comments
Slow Cooker Chicken

Hey guys, happy hump day! I hope your week is going well. My week has been extremely busy with work so far, which is why I am only now getting a chance to get this post up. Today, I am sharing the EASIEST way to cook chicken in the slow cooker. I use this method all the time and we use the shredded chicken in salads, pastas, soups, and so much more. For those […]

Avocado Toast with Strawberries

May 6, 2015 2 comments
Avocado Toast with Strawberries

I almost feel silly writing an entire blog post about this Avocado Toast recipe, but the combination is so darn good I just had to share. I’m not sure why it took so long for Avocado Toast to become the hot new trend. Avocados taste amazing and they’re loaded with nutrients (hello healthy fats!). I love eating avocado toast for breakfast with an egg on top for added protein. Avocados + eggs = a power couple. […]

Spicy BBQ Chicken Thighs

April 30, 2015 3 comments
Delicious Spicy BBQ Chicken Thighs ll The perfect summer grilling recipe! ll www.

Grilling season is upon us! Light up your grill, crack open a beer, and start marinating these INCREDIBLE Spicy BBQ Chicken Thighs! The brown sugar in the marinade creates a succulent glaze on the chicken that will make your taste buds go nuts. Feel free to adjust the sriracha to your desired level of heat. And if you don’t have any sriracha in your cupboard, you can substitute red pepper flakes. One […]

Mint Chocolate Protein Smoothie

April 28, 2015 2 comments
Mint Chocolate Chip Protein Smoothie

This post is sponsored by Almond Breeze Almondmilk. The recipe and all opinions are my own.   Hi guys! How is your week going so far? I have a deeeeeelicious smoothie recipe to share with you all today. In my last job, I had to wake up very early in order to squeeze in some gym time before work. Given that my time in the morning was limited, I was […]