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Whole Wheat Lemon Buttermilk Pancakes with Blueberry Compote

March 21, 2016 12 comments

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 Lemon Buttermilk Pancakes with Blueberry Compote. The blueberry compote is a must. Did you hear me? You gotta, gotta, gotta make it. And […]

Picadillo Tacos with Ground Beef and Almonds

March 15, 2016 0 comments
Try these Gluten-Free Picadillo Tacos with Ground Beef, Almonds and Raisins. It's a unique take on the classic ground beef taco. Ready in 45 minutes! ll www.littlechefbigappetite.com

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 is a delicious dish to make for a cozy night at home. Figs and golden raisins bring a nice, sweet contrast to the otherwise savory dish. Chicken thighs stay nice and juicy as they simmer in the tomato mixture. Serve it with whole wheat couscous for a complete healthy meal! Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free ll www.littlechefbigappetite.com

This Chicken Masala with Figs and Golden Raisins is a delicious dish to make for a cozy night at home. Chicken thighs stay nice and juicy as they simmer in the tomato mixture. Serve it with whole wheat couscous for a complete healthy meal!   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 […]

{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
Try these Chewy Whole Wheat Oatmeal Raisin Cookies for a healthier dessert treat! They use whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose flour and less butter than the traditional recipe for a healthier cookie you'll feel good about eating. ll Healthy Cookies, Healthy Cookie, Whole Wheat Cookie, Oatmeal Raisin Cookie ll www.littlechefbigappetite.com

Try these Chewy Whole Wheat Oatmeal Raisin Cookies for a healthier dessert treat! They use whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose flour and less butter than the traditional oatmeal raisin recipe for a healthier cookie you’ll feel good about eating. 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 […]

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
This Tuscan White Bean Soup with Chicken is a delicious hearty meal on a chilly night! It's healthy, gluten-free, and even vegan optional if you leave out the chicken. ll www.littlechefbigappetite.com

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 […]

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 […]

Dark Chocolate Meringue Cookies

February 8, 2016 6 comments
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These Dark Chocolate Meringue Cookies require no butter or flour. All you need is six ingredients to make these delicious chocolatey cookies! Valentine’s Day is on Sunday! Travis and I rarely go out to eat on the actual day because we try to avoid the restaurant madness (and fixed-price menus!). So Travis and I have plans to go out on Saturday night instead, and then we’ll likely stay at home and cook together on Sunday […]