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I went on Birthright Israel and it was AWESOME!

March 29, 2016 2 comments

You guys! Hi! I just got back from Israel and I am so excited to share some pics with you. Travis and I went on a Birthright trip to Israel organized by Israel Outdoors and we had such an amazing experience. Birthright is a free, educational 10 day trip to Israel for Jewish young adults between the ages of 18-26. I’ve wanted to go for many years, but I was never able […]

Whole Wheat Lemon Buttermilk Pancakes with Blueberry Compote

March 21, 2016 12 comments
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It took me a couple of tries to perfect these Whole Wheat Lemon Buttermilk Pancakes and I was excited when I finally nailed them last week! I am a big-time lover of anything lemon + blueberry (like my Whole Wheat Lemon-Blueberry Muffins), and if you are too, you’re gonna LOVE these pancakes. At first I tried making these pancakes with vanilla almond milk and non-fat Greek yogurt, but I’ll be honest, the texture was weird. I was […]

Picadillo Tacos with Ground Beef and Almonds

March 15, 2016 0 comments
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Picadillo Tacos just in time for Taco Tuesday! Okay, I’ll admit it, when I saw the initial recipe for these tacos in Food and Wine, I was a bit confused. Almonds and raisins in tacos? Aren’t tacos supposed to be spicy and savory? But anyone who knows me, knows that I prefer sweet over savory, so I decided to give the recipe a try (putting my own spin on it, […]

Chicken Masala with Figs and Golden Raisins

March 8, 2016 5 comments
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I had a very busy day on Saturday and by the time I got home around 5PM the last thing I wanted to do was cook dinner. Ever have those nights? I do! More often than I’d like to admit. But we had a bunch of leftover ingredients in the fridge that I wanted to use up before our upcoming trip, and since I hate to waste food, I used that […]

{WIAW} What I Ate Wednesday – March 2016

March 2, 2016 2 comments
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Hello! We made it to Wednesday already! This week is flyyyyying by for me. My friend, Meredith, was here visiting us all weekend and she just left yesterday morning. So since I last checked in with you guys, my days have been jam-packed with Los Angeles sightseeing and lots of eating! I haven’t done a What I Ate Wednesday post in a long time, so I thought I’d bring it back […]

Chewy, Delicious Whole Wheat Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

February 25, 2016 10 comments
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I thought you might need a little pick-me-up this Thursday, so how about some cookies? As the title of this post says, these Whole Wheat Oatmeal Raisin Cookies are perfectly chewy and SO delish! I spent last Friday night on a baking spree. I’d had a very long week at work and all I needed was to put away my phone and computer and just totally de-stress. Wine, Netflix, scented candles and […]

Weekend Recap + This Week’s Meal Plan

February 22, 2016 9 comments
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Oh boy, did we have a crazy weekend. Saturday morning was rough. After Bessie’s morning walk she ate her food like normal and then about one hour later she started acting really strangely. She was sitting up in her bed and rocking from side to side, when all of a sudden she scrambled out of her bed, but was only moving with her two front legs. It was as though her […]

Bessie and Her Many “Beds”

February 19, 2016 4 comments
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Alternative titles for this post: Bessie the Bed Thief My Dog Makes No Sense My Incredibly Creative, Very Obsessive Dog Since, it’s Friday (YIPPPEEEE!) I was feeling a very lighthearted post for today. I personally love when I get a little sneak peak into a blogger’s life, so I thought it would be fun to share one of the things that makes Travis and me laugh constantly around here. Bessie has this thing […]

Tuscan White Bean Soup with Chicken

February 16, 2016 8 comments
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For those of you freezing your butts off right now, I hope this soup comes at the perfect time. I love one-pot meals and I especially love them on weeknights when I don’t want to do a lot of cleanup. Because, let’s be real, who has time to scrub multiple pots and pans on a Thursday night when you’re trying to binge ShondaLand? Not me! This Tuscan White Bean Soup couldn’t […]

What I am Loving Lately – February 2016

February 12, 2016 4 comments
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It’s Friiiiiday! Who’s ready for Valentine’s weekend? Even if you don’t have a special someone in your life, it’s a great excuse to hang out with friends, drink wine and eat lots of cookies (okay, maybe that’s just what I would do). Travis and I are celebrating on Saturday night, a day early, mainly because both of us prefer to eat at home on Sunday nights. It also helps that we […]