April 11, 2012 0 comments

[vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/39182454 w=500&h=281] Have you made my Healthy Turkey Chili yet? It’s yummy, filling, and totally simple to make. C’mon, let’s get into my kitchen and I’ll show you how.   You can thank me by cooking for me next time. I like anything with Peanut Sauce. And Dark Chocolate. Just not together please…that’d be whack. (Source: http://player.vimeo.com/)

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

April 6, 2012 1 comment

Listen here.  This weekend is a very important weekend. You know why? A lot, a lot, a lot of families will be spending time together this weekend. Super important. I’m going home tomorrow and can’t wait. I know that the second I get into the car my mom will offer me a variety snacks that she packed for the ride and then when I walk inside my house she’ll be […]

Asian Turkey Burgers

March 28, 2012 3 comments

What’s your general thought on turkey burgers?  Are you someone who finds them dry and tasteless? Ya, me too.  I try to opt for turkey burgers whenever I can, but so often I end disappointed by the taste, texture, or crazy amount of added salt. Well, this recipe for Asian Turkey Burgers is totally different.  These burgers have a ton of flavor and are so easy to make. For a moister turkey burger, […]

Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie

February 22, 2012 3 comments
Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie

Earlier this week my friends and I had a debate over the difference between a smoothie and a milkshake.  Some people said that smoothies always include blended ice. Others said that milk never goes into a smoothie and only in a milkshake.  And then one person insisted that a milkshake has ice cream, milk, and ice. Then given all of that, I really don’t know what this drink is, but I […]

Simple Things: Black Bean Dip and Whole Wheat Pita Chips

February 1, 2012 0 comments

Hosting a Super Bowl party? Yes? No? Going to a Super Bowl party? Maybe? OK, are you at least planning to sit in front of your TV at all in the next week? Great. I have the perfect snack for you to make. It will take you ten minutes. You definitely have ten minutes. And it’s healthy. Oh gosh, did I lose you at healthy? Super Bowl? Healthy? Oxymoron? Probably. But […]

3 Foodie Gifts I am Loving

January 21, 2012 0 comments

This holiday season I got some pretty awesome gifts.  Turns out my friends and family know me preeeetty well because they were all very…ME.  Check it out. SKIPPY IPhone Case from Travis: Could I have a more fitting IPhone case? I have been receiving compliments on it everywhere I go – strangers have commented on it waiting in line, waitresses have told me they love it, and I even had […]

Healthy Turkey Chili

January 17, 2012 1 comment
Healthy Turkey Chili l www.littlechefbigappetite.com l Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Low Sugar

You know what today is? Today is a sweatpants day. A roll out of bed late and decide to do nothing day. Today is a day we sit on the couch and watch really bad TV marathons. Jersey Shore – check. Law and Order SVU – double check. Real Housewives of…okay let’s not push it. It’s too damn cold to even think about going outside so let’s grab our snuggies […]

Simple Things: Honey Roasted Cashews

January 8, 2012 0 comments
Honey Roasted Cashews l www.littlechefbigappetite.com

Today I had lunch at Whole Foods. No, not from the salad bar…and no, not from the prepared food section. I lunched/snacked (snunched?) on all the samples. It’s this sick / weird / totally smart thing I do. It started when I used to go to Costco with my family on the weekends. You know how that is — they have a sample section at the end of every aisle […]

Top 5 Recipes from 2011

January 1, 2012 0 comments

So much has happened in my life this past year. So many changes. Some big decisions. A few pivotal events. Many new friends. So much laughter. A lot of some tears. But most importantly, so much delicious food. One of the biggest things that happened in my life in 2011 was starting this blog. While I had been encouraged to start a blog for months, I continued to put it […]

Pasta with Butternut Squash, Goat Cheese, and Hazelnuts

December 20, 2011 0 comments

Done. With. Finals. Officially a second semester senior. When did i get so old? Last thing I remember is cooking Annie’s Mac ‘n Cheese and watching Full House reruns at my kitchen counter when I got home from school. When did things get so fast-paced? When did we have to start making so many big life decisions? Can we slow down a little? Just a little bit. Let’s start with […]