When it comes to breakfast, I'm a creature of habit. It depends on the season, but once I get on a ________ (smoothie, eggs, oatmeal, yogurt, etc.) kick, the habit stays. That is, until my cravings change. As of late, that's meant pancakes for breakfast.
As the temperatures drop and the holiday season picks up, you’ll likely find your immune system take a hit. Between the travel, the sugar, and spending time with your extended family members, you’re much more susceptible to catching a cold, feeling sluggish, or feeling dehydrated at the end of the day.
I can hardly believe that Thanksgiving is one week away—I swear it was just September a few days ago. But, no complaints. I love this month. Even though the days are shorter, the skies are still blue and winter hasn't quite made her appearance.
Hi, friends! I just realized that the last recipe I posted on my blog was for cookies. Oops. But, I've been in a baking mood lately. It's a therapeutic break from work (especially since I'm working from home most days). So, I hope you don't mind :)
Weekend recap #3....coming to you on a Wednesday (because my time management skills are anything but impressive right now). As some of you know, I left my full-time job last week. This probably deserves a post all its own. But the gist is that it was a long time coming.
My parents have always cultivated the most beautiful backyard. The kind that feels more like a sanctuary than an array of random plants. I'm not entirely sure where my dad got his green thumb from, but I'm fairly certain he was horticulturist in his past life.
Happy Monday, friends! I just ran out to grab some lunch, and now I'm bundled up at my desk. It's freezing outside. We're talking a chilly 30 degrees—unlike yesterday's 70+ and sunny weather. But, that's Colorado for you. For those of you who live in Denver, you know that fall has arrived.
Happy Tuesday, friends! I want to start a new series on the blog where I recap my weekends—thoughts? I always love reading through other bloggers' weekend recaps. So, maybe I'll start doing the same. Plus, it sheds light onto life beyond a simple recipe or two.
Happy Monday, friends. And happy start to a brand new week. Last week was rough. I'm still feeling immense heartbreak for those who lost a little (or a lot) in the California wildfires. My sister lives in Napa, so this natural disaster hit terribly close to home. She's fine, as is her apartment, but many, many others weren't as lucky.
For those of you looking to incorporate more veggies into your daily eats, this pasta is for you. It's light yet satiating and chock-full of fiber, protein, vitamins, and minerals. And, most of the ingredients are from a box or can. That's right. Convenience and budget-friendly staples are key.
Welp. It's now October 4th, which means I'm a bit delayed in rounding up September's eats. Whoops! Thus is life, though. Things slip through the cracks. And that's okay. Realistically, so long as I am making time for my top priorities, everything else is secondary. As it should be.
There's nothing quite as satisfying as a bowl of creamy butternut squash soup, right? Especially after a long, chilly day. And for me, there's nothing quite as satisfying as walking into my cozy kitchen, knowing that regardless of the work day I've had, the kitchen is my happy place.
If I were to ask you whereyou show up in your life, what would you say? Do you show up for books or people or yoga classes or cooking? For leisurely brunches or a beer after work? Do you make time for meditation or naps or podcasts or travel? Think about this question for a second. Where do you show up in your life?
'Tis the season for all-things pumpkin. And while I feel like a walking cliche come September, taste buds don't lie. Our bodies are smart. They are designed to crave certain foods. It's their way of speaking to us. Therefore, as the seasons change, typically our eats do as well.
Ever since I noshed on hearty falafels, creamy tzatziki, warm pita bread, and nutty tahini in Helsinki (recap post coming soon!), I've been craving Mediterranean food. But, let's be honest. I crave Mediterranean food most days of the week.
The night before we left for Finland, we packed a picnic (ahem, picked up a few items from Whole Foods), and headed to the Denver Botanic Gardens to watch the Gipsy Kings. We chatted with the strangers sitting next to us, snacked on the food we brought, and enjoyed the beautiful late-summer evening.
Alright, alright! It's the end of the month. August flew by, and fall is right around the corner. So, no better time than the present to show you a few eats. August was pretty standard as far as food goes. Eggs for days. Plenty of ice cream. Lots of salads. Some pizza. Enough almond butter to feed a family of five (and I'm the only AB connoisseur in the household).
And just like that, it's the end of August. Luckily in Colorado, we still have plenty of sun-drenched afternoons and warm weather ahead of us. But still. Where does the time go? I'm currently sitting at my desk, thinking about all of the places and activities I planned to see and do this summer.
Looking for an alternative to your favorite chicken salad sandwich? I've got you covered. This vegan version is just as delicious (and even more nutrient-dense!) than the creamy chicken salad of your dreams. Without compromising flavor or texture, I've made a few swaps and the result is both sweet and savory.
Happy Sunday, friends. This weekend was filled with deliciousfood, plenty of ice cream, time with friends, watching the Colorado Classic, exercise, and a nap. It was busy and productive, and I feel prepped for the week ahead. That said, I'm certainly counting my blessings. It's been a tough weekend for many Americans. From my small corner of the world, I'm sending love and hope to those who need it. May we continue to peacefully fight for the equality of all people, both here in the U.S. and around the world.
Happy Sunday! It's almost the end of the month (does anyone else feel like July flew by?), so I'm back with a slew of food photos. This round features a few of July's breakfasts, dinners, and everything in between. If you missed my first post in this series, hop over to my Eats, Lately: June 2017.
One of the things I love about travel is experiencing life as a local. I have an affinity for grocery shopping where the locals grocery shop and eating dinner where the locals stop for dinner. I’ll stroll through parks and eclectic neighborhoods or even sign up for a group exercise class, just to get my bearings. And while Airbnb has paved the path for this type of travel, having a best friend who lends you her (or his) apartment is even better. Especially if that apartment is located in one of the most quaint, idyllic parts of a city.
If you’ve been following my blog, you’ll know that I love my food processor. And to be honest, I’m not sure how I survived without it. Mine is from Cuisinart, and it is pure magic. No, this isn’t a sponsored post—I just genuinely love the thing. I’ve made everything from dessert to dips to soups to energy bites. In all reality though, I’ve only scratched (pulsed?) the surface in terms of its versatility. So today, I’m bringing you yet another food processor concoction: pesto.
Happy Monday, friends. I’m finally home from a whirlwind of a month, and it feels so good to be back in Colorado. If you’re new to the blog, welcome! To bring you up to speed, I was traveling during most of June. The first part of the month was spent in the Midwest / East Coast. The later part was spent on the warm shores of the Pacific Ocean.