The Easiest Smashed Potatoes Recipe. A delicious vegan & gluten-free side dish! ll

The Easiest Smashed Potatoes

June 8, 2017 12 comments

These smashed potatoes are so simple to make, and only require two ingredients. Once you try them, you won’t want to eat potatoes any other way! You all know how much I love my Crispy Roasted Potatoes recipe, but I also love shortcuts (especially when I’m cooking a bunch of things at once). These smashed potatoes are so easy because you don’t even need a knife and cutting board. To make these […]

Protein Acai Bowl Recipe and a $100 Naked Nutrition Giveaway!

June 1, 2017 109 comments
Protein Acai Bowl with Blueberries and Spinach! This recipe is gluten-free, vegan, and refined sugar-free! Plus, you can make it in under 5 minutes! //

Thank you Naked Nutrition for sponsoring this post. Make sure to read all the way to the bottom to learn how to enter this awesome giveaway! I am on a major acai kick right now! Acai bowls are nothing new, and they’ve been incredibly popular here in LA for the last 5 years or so. I’ve had them at juice shops around here, but I usually find them to be way too […]

Perfectly Crispy Roasted Vegetables

May 25, 2017 14 comments
How to Make Perfectly Crispy Roasted Vegetables ll

For as long as I can remember I’ve loved crispy foods. I think I get this from my mom. I love the edges around a brownie pan, pizza crust, extra crispy french fries, and any type of crunchy topping.  So it’s no surprise that when I roast vegetables, I like getting them nice and charred, also. If you’re like me, keep reading because I’m going to teach you my tips for […]

10 Favorite Kitchen Tools Under $10

May 23, 2017 2 comments
The 10 Best Kitchen Tools Under $10 ll Great for everyone from beginner cooks to advanced, and these products are perfect for anyone shopping on a budget! ll

When I was in college and first starting teaching myself to cook, a lot of the kitchen tools I used were hand-me-downs from my parents. Many of those same tools I still use (and love!) today, but I’ve also upgraded a few things over the years. As with most things I buy, if I know I am going to use something cooking-related over and over again, I like to invest in a good […]

My Experience with the Pinnertest Food Intolerance Test: Part 2, The Results

May 18, 2017 9 comments
My Experience with the Pinnertest Food Intolerance Test: Part 1 ll

Two weeks ago I took the Pinnertest food intolerance test, hoping that the results would help put an end to some of my skin struggles. If you missed Part 1 of this series, you can read about how to take the test in this post. After mailing my blood sample, I waited a little over a week to receive my test results via email. I check my email on my phone first […]

Healthy Pad Thai with Chicken

May 16, 2017 8 comments
Healthy Pad Thai with Chicken ll Can easily be made vegetarian by substituting tofu! ll

Am I allowed to say that this healthy pad thai recipe is the freaking best? Because it is. I’ve always loved pad thai, I just don’t eat it that often because most restaurant versions aren’t great for you. I’m not sure what took me so long to make my own healthy pad thai recipe because it’s so easy! You just need to use authentic ingredients, like fish sauce and sriracha, to get […]

Four Days in Copenhagen Through Photos

May 12, 2017 6 comments
Four Days in Copenhagen Through Photos ll

It’s Friday, woohoo! Hopefully you have some fun plans this weekend, whether it’s out and about or staying in and binging your favorite TV show. My weekend is looking pretty low-key, but I am excited for brunch with my girlfriends tomorrow! I’m popping in today to share the final recap from our Europe trip we took earlier this year. I’m going to switch things up from my previous posts, though, […]

Natural Cleaning Products That Really Work

May 9, 2017 7 comments
Natural Cleaning Products that Really Work ll Safe for your baby, pet, and YOU! ll

I used to think that all-natural cleaning products were just hippy nonsense. I assumed these products were 2x the price of my regular stand-bys, but only did half the job. Boy was I wrong! I don’t remember what started our switch to natural cleaning products around the house, but we must have read something that scared us. Over the last couple of years we’ve started transitioning away from many of […]

My Experience with the Pinnertest Food Intolerance Test: Part 1

May 6, 2017 1 comment
My Experience with the Pinnertest Food Intolerance Test: Part 1 ll

Today’s blog topic is a little different than usual. Instead of talking about a healthy recipe or new grocery store find, we’re going to discuss food intolerances. But before you run away for fear that this sounds boring, I urge you to stick around because I really think this is going to interest you. For the last two years or so, I’ve struggled with adult acne. In high school and college I […]

What I’m Loving Lately – May 2017

May 2, 2017 0 comments
What I'm Loving Lately - May 2017 ll

I can’t believe that it’s been months since I’ve done a Loving Lately post! I always love writing these because it forces me to look around my apartment and appreciate the little things that are currently making me happy. I also enjoy sharing new-to-me products in hopes that they benefit you as well. Feel free to comment along in the comment section and let me know one thing that you’re loving […]