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Kelly’s Bachelorette in Austin, TX!

April 13, 2016 5 comments

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 […]

Passover Apple-Matzoh Kugel

April 6, 2016 3 comments
Passover Apple-Matzoh Kugel l

Passover will be here in just two weeks! For those of you celebrating, that means putting away all of the bread products and bringing out the matzoh! Matzoh is an unleavened flatbread, eaten during the 8 days of Passover in the Jewish tradition. Some people love it, and others think it tastes like cardboard. I am in the middle. If I slather it with peanut butter or jam, it’s just like […]

7 Ways to Include Your Partner in the Kitchen

April 1, 2016 9 comments
7 Ways to Include Your Partner in the Kitchen l

In many relationships there is usually one person who does most of the cooking. Some people like it this way, but others definitely wish their other half would share in some of the cooking. I feel lucky that in my relationship, both Travis and I love to cook and it’s actually one of our favorite activities to do together. From a relationship perspective, cooking with your significant other is a great way to collaborate, work […]

I went on Birthright Israel and it was AWESOME!

March 29, 2016 3 comments
I Went on Birthright Israel and it was AWESOME! l

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
Whole Wheat Lemon Buttermilk Pancakes with Blueberry Compote l

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
Picadillo Tacos l Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free l l www.littlechefbigappetite

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
This Chicken Masala with Figs and Golden Raisins recipe is perfect on a chilly night! It's gluten-free and dairy-free and very healthy! l

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
{WIAW} What I Ate Wednesday - March 2016 l

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
Chewy, Delicious Whole Wheat Oatmeal Raisin Cookies l

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 […]