Make this Healthy Turkey Chili for a cozy night in. It's gluten-free and low sugar, but packed with a ton of protein and healthy fats! ll

Healthy Turkey Chili

January 17, 2012 1 comment

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
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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 […]

Molasses Ginger Cookies

December 12, 2011 0 comments
Molasses Ginger Cookies - Little Chef Big Appetite

The last two weeks have been pretty awesome. Despite having a ton of work and being extremely busy, I have eaten a lot of yummy cookies. And it all because of the Food Blogger Cookie Swap! If you signed up for the swap, you were randomly assigned the names of three other food bloggers from all across the country and you were to send them one dozen cookies of an original […]

Spicy Home Fries

December 5, 2011 2 comments

Think of the best brunch place you know. What do you like to get there? Do they have the best pancakes in town? Do you love their omelet? What about their home fries? Do they do them right? Or are they pretty bad? The thing about home fries is that when they are good…they’re amazing. You can’t stop eating them and you completely clean your plate…then you eye the plate […]

The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap

December 1, 2011 0 comments

I’m participating in the Great American Food Blogger Cookie Swap this holiday season! It is being hosted by Love and Olive Oil and The Little Kitchen and is such a fun idea! The Food Bloggers who signed up were randomly assigned the names of three bloggers.  We then had to send each one dozen cookies of original recipe (one that has never been posted on our blogs). I was so excited to […]

Spinach with Raisins and Nuts

November 17, 2011 0 comments

I am going to eat a lot on Thanksgiving. And I mean, A LOT. Thanksgiving at my house is wild. There is so much preparation and strategy involved.  The table is always set for 25+. For one week leading up to the big day all ingredients are stored in 3 refrigerators throughout the house.  2 ovens are on nonstop for 24 hours. My dad is the mastermind / master chef behind it […]

Homemade Healthy Granola Bars

October 20, 2011 4 comments

Last week was a tough week in the kitchen. Things just didn’t turn out as well as I had hoped. For example, I tried to make Chicken Ropa Vieja for Travis…major fail. Soggy, watery, flavorless, chewy chicken mess. I wouldn’t eat it. You wouldn’t have either. (Travis did. He’s a sport. We like Travis.) And my beautiful coffee cake, the weekend before? Oh, it LOOKED good. Mmmhmmm. But how would […]

Perfect Scrambled Eggs

September 26, 2011 0 comments

Recently some of my friends have said to me, “Rach I want to cook the stuff on your blog, but I don’t have those ingredients” or “Ahh that stuff looks so good, but I never have the time to cook for myself.” I want to tell you something: you CAN cook for yourself and there are so many things you can make with ingredients you definitely DO have in your […]