This Week's Grocery Haul

This Week’s Grocery Haul

January 13, 2014 8 comments

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 […]

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
This Slow Cooker Beef Stew Recipe is a delicious and cozy meal to come home to on a winter evening. Brown ale gives the broth a delicious, rich flavor! l

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 […]

Honey Sesame Almonds

November 18, 2013 19 comments
Honey Sesame Almonds

People often ask me about the name “Little Chef Big Appetite.”  How little are you really? And if you’re so little, how much do you really eat? Well guys, it isn’t just a cutesy blog name. I am 5 feet tall (not an inch more or less), and I am quite “small-boned,” I guess you could say. I can totally still shop in the kids section, but in order to […]

Almond Flour Tea Cookies

November 4, 2013 10 comments
Tea Cookies Recipe --

There is something about hot tea and warm cookies that makes me feel all warm and cozy inside… like I want to curl up in my PJs and not leave my couch for hours. Well, except to get more cookies that is. And these cookies are guilt free! Made from almond flour and with no butter or oils to speak of, you can just keep dunkin’ and munchin’. These cookies […]

Grilled Chicken Kebabs with Cilantro and Garam Masala

October 29, 2013 2 comments
Grilled Chicken Kebabs with Cilantro, Garlic, and Garam Masala ll The perfect summertime grilling recipe that everyone loves! ll

This is my favorite chicken marinade. It makes boring old boneless, skinless chicken breasts so juicy and flavorful. I’ve been making these Chicken Kebabs with Cilantro and Garam Masala for awhile now (even before I had a grill and only used my grill pan). I bought my first jar of Garam Masala back in college when I was making an authentic Indian dish. For a long time it sat behind all […]

Whole Wheat Flatbreads with Fig and Arugula

October 24, 2013 3 comments
Whole Wheat Flatbreads with Fig and Arugula

A few weeks ago Travis and I enjoyed a delicious date night out at Momed.  Momed is a casual and modern Mediterranean restaurant in Beverly Hills. Every bite we had that night was outstanding. If I had any more room in my belly I would have just kept eating. Although, I did make sure to save room for a piece of their Baklava because I was eyeing it in the display […]

Asian Turkey Meatballs with Sesame-Soy Dipping Sauce

October 21, 2013 9 comments
Asian Turkey Meatballs with Sesame Soy Dipping Sauce //

You’ll love these healthy, baked Asian Turkey Meatballs with Sesame-Soy Dipping Sauce. They’re perfect to serve as an appetizer at your next party. These meatballs are dairy-free and gluten-free optional by substituting coconut aminos for the soy sauce.   Sunday night’s dinner came together very quickly, which was exactly what I was hoping for. After a day packed with errands, I got home late famished and ready to eat ASAP. Travis […]