Breakfast

I have been a breakfast person as far back as I can remember. In fact, it’s my favorite time of day. Pancakes, waffles, crepes, bacon, sausage, scrambles, omelets –  the options are limitless, which is heaven to someone as ADD as myself. My carb loving heart normally gravitates towards a fluffy stack of pancakes with […]

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Breakfast

  I’m not sure if this is how it is for everyone but I’m absolutely starving when I wake up. During the week, I silence my grumbling stomach with eggs, either hardboiled or fried. On the weekend though, I mix things up because by the time Saturday rolls around, I can’t look at another egg. […]

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Snacks + Sides

I’m all about ease and simplicity in the kitchen. I hate long complicated recipes with a million steps, especially when I need to eat now! My case of the hungries is real people, and it isn’t a pretty sight. To prevent my inner bitch from surfacing, I keep one or two sauces in the fridge, […]

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Snacks + Sides

For a long time, mushrooms were the bane of my existence. I was flummoxed by people’s adoration of the brown colored fungi and would shrivel my nose whenever someone offered me a pizza slice covered in them. And I love pizza! It took up until I was in my twenties to finally see the light. […]

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Snacks + Sides

When it’s too hot to turn on the oven or I’m feeling downright lazy, I turn to salads. But not those wimpy side salads you get at restaurants that are covered in ranch dressing. No, those are digesting and do not deserve to grace your mouth. I’m talking salads that are complex in flavor and […]

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Snacks + Sides

  As my friend said last night, its salad season! And how right she is. I’ve been craving nothing but light vegetable focused meals as of late. First of all, its way too hot to turn on the oven and second, I dont want to slave over the stove when I could be outside enjoying […]

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Entree

   There are few recipes that are on rotation during the week so that I don’t go insane. My top two though are Slow-Roasted Chicken with Tomatoes and Bacon and this Ground Beef, Bok Choy and Carrot Stir Fry. As you can see, my love for five ingredient or less meals are at an all […]

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Entree

There are few things in life as satisfying as an easy dinner with tons of flavor and very little hands-on time. As life has gotten busier, my meals resemble tons of ingredients thrown into a bowl with sauce drizzled on top. While it is delicious, sometimes my body craves something with a tad more prep […]

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Entree

This isn’t my first rodeo with pan-fried gnocchi. Around Valentines Day of last year, I posted a similar recipe but with brown butter sauce. Amazing? Hell yes. Healthy? Not so much.I wanted to go a lighter route with this recipe, considering bathing suite season is around the corner. Lets just say my thighs are still in […]

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Entree

I’m exhausted – the kind of bone deep tired that only happens when you’re on the cusp of change or in the thick of it. My eight or nine hours of sleep does not cut it as of late and no amounts of coffee can help. I’ve been trying to be kind to myself, which […]

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Dessert

Its supposed to be in the nineties this week in Seattle! I say with that an exclamation point because I cant remember the last time it got that hot here. I much prefer cooler temps, cozy sweaters and the smell of apple pie aka Autumn. Im trying to stay in the moment this year though […]

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Wellness Tips

The Same Old Story I remember sitting in my living room one night, watching T.V. It was around 9pm and I just had dinner about an hour and half ago. I wasnt hungry per say but there was a piece of leftover chocolate cake taunting me from the kitchen. Every few seconds my eyes would […]

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Wellness Tips

IBS or Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a chronic condition that effects almost 20% of Americans – that’s more than 200,000 cases reported each year. Yet it’s widely unspoken about and many people suffer in silence. IBS can be related to a number of health conditions including ulcerative colitis, crohns disease and leaky gut. A few […]

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Wellness Tips

  Where did you first hear the word diet? Was it from your mother’s lips when she grabbed her love handles with utter disgust? Was it from your best friend when she sighed wistfully at your plate of French fries and said, “if only I was five pounds skinnier.” As women from a young age, […]

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