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What I am Loving Lately — June 2016

June 14, 2016 2 comments

Hi guys! I wanted to check in today with my monthly edition of what I am loving lately. I love writing these posts, even if they aren’t always food related. It’s fun sharing some of my favorite things from all aspects of my life and I hope you guys have fun reading these! Alright, let’s get to it.   Headspace Have you heard of the app called Headspace? My doctor […]

I Need to Get Back on Track

June 6, 2016 4 comments
I need to get back on track with my worksouts ll

What a crazy month it’s been! I’ve traveled a bunch, we got engaged (!!!), Travis’s sister visited, I celebrated one of my best friend’s weddings, and I attended a bunch of events for both work and my blog. I won’t lie, it’s been FUN, but I have had my fair share of indulgences this month — way more than usual. My ideal healthy lifestyle is all about balance. I aim to […]

We’re Engaged!! And This is Our Proposal Story…

May 26, 2016 5 comments
We're Engaged!! And This Is Our Proposal Story! ll

As promised on Monday, I am back today to share our engagement story! Two weekends ago, Travis and I went to Philadelphia for his 5th year college reunion. For those of you who are longtime readers, you’ll remember that Travis and I met at the University of Pennsylvania when he was a senior and I was junior. We had a long distance relationship for a year, when he graduated and moved to Los Angeles for […]

Gluten-Free Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins…and some EXCITING news!

May 23, 2016 14 comments
Moist & Delicious Gluten-Free Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins ll Gluten-Free and Refined Sugar Free ll

Hey guys! Sorry, I know I was completely M.I.A. last week, but I have a REALLY good excuse! Travis and I got engaged last weekend in Philadelphia! EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK! (—> That’s really the best way to capture all of my emotions.) I am so excited and happy and aaah, #somanyfeelings! I promise I will share our engagement story with you later this week. I’ve been trying to put all of my thoughts […]

Taco Salad with Chicken and Lime-Cilantro Dressing

May 13, 2016 5 comments
Taco Salad with Shredded Chicken and Lime-Cilantro Dressing! l

Hi guys — it’s Friday, wahooo! I am headed to Philadelphia this weekend for Travis’s 5th year college reunion (mine is next year, eek!). I am so excited to see friends and walk around my old college campus. Plus, you know I will be eating my way through the city these next few days. I had so many favorite restaurants in Philly and I can’t wait to get back to some of […]

Insanely Delicious Spicy Basil Chicken

May 11, 2016 4 comments
Insanely Delicious Spicy Basil Chicken with Brown Rice l It's healthy, gluten-free, and easy enough to make on a weeknight! The whole family will love this dish. l

Hi friends! Anyone else glad that it’s Wednesday already? Me, me, me! This week is cruising along and I am not complaining. Travis and I have fun weekend plans on the horizon, so I am itching to get there. I’ve got an AWESOME weeknight recipe for you guys today. This Spicy Basil Chicken is definitely going to be on regular rotation for me. I’ve made a lot of stir fry recipes and […]

The Best Spicy Mango Salsa

May 5, 2016 6 comments
The Best Spicy Mango Salsa -- Perfect for Summer BBQs! l Vegan + Gluten-Free l

Today is Cinco de Mayo! So what better day than today to introduce you to my incredible Spicy Mango Salsa recipe!? I don’t mean to brag, but this stuff is GOOD. Like really good. I know, because the first time I made this salsa, Travis ate it all in one sitting. He inhaled it so fast that I’m pretty sure he forgot to breathe. So yeah, it’s some good stuff. This Mango […]

Chef’s Cut Real Jerky Review + GIVEAWAY!

May 2, 2016 155 comments
Chef's Cut Real Jerky Review + GIVEAWAY! l

Hi friends! Happy Monday! I am so, so, SO excited to kick off the week with an awesome giveaway! Make sure you read all the way to the bottom of the post for directions on how to enter! Have you guys tried Chef’s Cut Real Jerky? It’s one of my absolute favorite snacks, especially when I’m on the go! I’ll be honest, I was never a jerky person until about a […]

White Wine Spritzer with Basil and Orange

April 20, 2016 3 comments
White Wine Spritzer with Basil and Orange l

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BlackBoxSummer #CollectiveBias The following content is intended for readers who are 21 or older. Anyone who knows me well knows that wine is my drink of choice. When I’m out, I usually opt for a white wine — not because I don’t like red, in fact I LOVE red. But red wine gives me scary […]

Kelly’s Bachelorette in Austin, TX!

April 13, 2016 5 comments
Bachelorette Weekend in Austin, TX! l

This past weekend I celebrated my friend Kelly’s bachelorette in Austin and IT WAS SO MUCH FUN!! Seriously, I had the best time. I wish I could do it all over again. Okay, actually give me like 2 more days to recover, but then I’d be ready. It was my first time in Austin, but since I was only there for 36 hours, I really want to go back soon to see more of […]