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Weekend Recap + This Week’s Meal Plan

February 22, 2016 9 comments

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

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
Dark Chocolate Meringue Cookies. Grain-Free and Dairy-Free ll

Valentine’s Day is on Sunday! Travis and I never typically 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 night. Every year I like to bake something for Valentine’s Day, but baking for Travis can be tricky because […]

Imperial Valley and Coachella Valley Farm Tour

February 6, 2016 4 comments
Imperial Valley and Coachella Valley Farm Tour

Hi guys! I never post on Saturdays, but after a crazy week I just couldn’t get this post up on Friday. So here I am! It’s the weekend, YAY! After two weekends of travel and tons going on at work, I am so happy to be home right now and catch up on the one million things on my to-do list. On Monday, I mentioned I would share all of the details of […]

Super Bowl Recipe Roundup

February 1, 2016 2 comments
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Hi friends! Happy Monday! Whew, I am exhausted after my trip this weekend. I got to spend the last couple of days with some fellow awesome female bloggers as we toured farms in the Coachella  Valley and Imperial Valley in California! The tour was organized by the California Farm Water Coalition, in an effort to create more awareness of the water issues California farmers face every day (and especially during our current drought). […]

A Washington DC Trip + Anniversary Recap

January 29, 2016 3 comments
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When I last left you guys, I mentioned how I thought my flight to DC was going to be canceled because of the big snow storm, Jonas, that hit the East coast last week. Well, I ended up being able to get on an earlier flight, so I got into Washington DC on Friday morning right before all of the snow madness hit the city. The timing worked out perfectly […]

Whole Wheat Blondies with Pecans

January 21, 2016 12 comments
These Whole Wheat Blondies with Pecans are a healthier alternative to the traditional butter-packed blondie bar. The whole wheat flour adds fiber and the pecans add a healthy fat to these delicious and addicting dessert bars. A great bake sale or lunch box treat for the kids! ll

Well friends, I had fun travel plans scheduled for this upcoming weekend, but I think they might be foiled by the ridiculous blizzard that’s about to hit the east coast. Tomorrow morning, I am supposed to fly to Washington DC to visit my BFF Emily, who is getting married in 9 short months! The plan was to do some wedding dress shopping and snuggle up on the couch with a good bottle of […]

Sesame Glazed Chicken Drumsticks

January 14, 2016 14 comments
Sesame-Glazed Chicken Drumsticks - Healthy & Delicious -

I am just going to put it out there that I know it is completely unfair of me to post a recipe that I made on the grill, when many of you guys are freezing your hineys off in other parts of the country (I am looking at YOU, Buffalo, NY!). So, yea… sorry about that. Buuuuuut, I include TWO cooking methods below: on the grill and in the oven […]