How to Make Overnight Oats

How to Make Overnight Oats

January 27, 2014 12 comments

I’ve been getting lots of questions on my Instagram about how I make my Overnight Oats. If you google “Overnight Oats” you will find hundreds of different ways to make them, but the basic idea is that you soak oats in some form of liquid in the fridge overnight, so that in the morning all you have to do is eat! I love making overnight oats to have on busy […]

Tandoori Chicken

January 23, 2014 4 comments
Tandoori Chicken

I have a new delicious chicken recipe for you! The past few weeks in LA have been particularly warm, so Travis and I decided it was a great excuse to use the grill last Saturday night. We made this delicious Tandoori Chicken that I adapted from an old Food and Wine issue. Recently, I’ve been making mostly slow cooker meals and stir frys with chicken, but for this meal I […]

Healthy Blondies

January 20, 2014 8 comments
Healthy Blondies

Recently, my friend from elementary school, Ben, reached out to me on Facebook after seeing my blog (Hi Ben!). I hadn’t heard from him in years, so when he asked me if I ever made my mom’s congo bars it brought back a flood of memories. I hadn’t thought about my mom’s beloved congo bars in ages. In fact, I couldn’t even recall that last time she made them. But […]

This Week’s Grocery Haul

January 13, 2014 8 comments
This Week's Grocery Haul

I have been getting a bunch of questions about how I grocery shop: Do I go to one store? Multiple? Do I always go prepared with a list or do I just wing it? So, I decided to answer a lot of those questions in this post by showing you this week’s grocery haul. I typically grocery shop once a week. I, most often, go to Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, or both. […]

Whole Wheat Blueberry Lemon Muffins

January 7, 2014 9 comments
Whole Wheat Blueberry Lemon Muffins

I buy a ton of frozen berries and veggies. I use the berries in breakfast smoothies and on top of greek yogurt as a yummy snack. The veggies go into soups and stews or are just served as a quick and easy side to a weeknight dinner. As of lately, I am obsessed with baby peas – did you know they are packed with protein? The great thing about frozen […]

Roasted Pear and Fennel Salad

December 30, 2013 0 comments
Roasted Pear and Fennel Salad Recipe -- perfect for winter! l www.littlechefbigappetite.com

This past week I took a nice solid detox away from everything. I flew back to the East coast for a wonderful week of relaxation with my parents. I don’t get to go home as often as I would like, so when I am home, I try to savor every moment of it. This trip I split my time between Boston and Maine, which was very special because I haven’t […]

Pita Pizza with Ground Sirloin and Hummus

December 19, 2013 2 comments
Pita Pizza with Ground Sirloin and Hummus

I decided to take a break from my slow cooker this week. Don’t get me wrong, it took serious effort to pull myself away. I am just so in love with the concept of prepping everything ahead of time and coming home from work and not having to do a darn thing! Travis and I have made these pita pizzas twice now. The first time we followed a recipe from […]

Eats Lately (2)

December 16, 2013 5 comments
Eats Lately (2)

I’ve been eating really well the last few weeks. Most food has been from my own kitchen, but some of it has been out with Travis, friends, and coworkers as well. Last Friday my office celebrated the holidays by decorating the office together with a tree, lights, presents, a Menorah, and best yet….cookie decorating! I was in charge of making the cookies, so a few coworkers came over the night […]

Slow Cooker Beef Stew

December 10, 2013 1 comment
Slow Cooker Beef Stew Recipe l www.littlechefbigappetite.com

I think it is safe to say I am slow cooker obsessed. Let me preface all of this by saying, yes, I know I am WAAAAAY late to the slow cooker game. For a while now, everyone  has been telling me that I needed to get one. Given my busy work schedule and limited time in the evenings, I always acknowledged it would be a very helpful appliance to have […]

Healthy Brownie Bites

November 26, 2013 9 comments
Healthy Brownie Bites

I have been seeing lots of raw vegan desserts pop up around the internet these days. Some of them intrigue me, but most of the time I sit there and question the fact that combining XYZ ingredients is actually going to taste like a piece of carrot cake, apple pie, or the like. I am all for healthy desserts, but my goal is have the healthier version taste exactly (or […]