Do you ever just have “one of those days”? One of those days where you’re so frustrated you just want to scream and pull your hair out at the same time? One of those days where nothing is really actually wrong, yet somehow everything is wrong? One of those days where every drawer in the kitchen that you try to open is jammed so full of stuff you can’t open it and when you do finally get it open you can’t find what you were looking for because there’s so much damn stuff in the drawer?! One of those days when your toddler is cranky and screaming and might be teething and you’re hungry and you don’t want to cook dinner but you’re seriously starving? And you just want to sit on the couch with a glass of wine and shut off all electronics and screaming babies and sit quietly for just a moment.
Continue reading ➞ My Favorite Burrito Bowl
This is my favorite kind of meal prep recipe. It’s simple to prepare, makes a huge batch, re-heats beautifully and it’s seriously so packed with flavor you will be looking forward to lunch before you’ve even had breakfast. Or you could just eat this for breakfast!
Continue reading ➞ Vegetarian Stuffed Poblano Peppers
Resolution: a firm decision to do or not to do something. Have you started making your New Year’s resolutions yet? Or at least started thinking about them? I don’t usually make resolutions anyway, but this year I decided I am going to set my intentions for the year. They are your typical resolution-ish type intentions but there is nothing firm or concrete about them. They are more like goals. Long term goals that I have a year to work towards. That sounds way better than resolutions, right?
Continue reading ➞ My Favorite Veggie Enchiladas
If you follow me on Insta then you saw this epic grain bowl I had at Forage a couple weeks back. It honestly was life changing. I know I know, you might think that sounds crazy. But it was seriously loaded with so much flavor and healthy ingredients; I’ve just had grain bowls on the brain ever since I ate it. So this weekend I turned to another grain bowl for my weekly meal prep menu.
Continue reading ➞ Secret Family Recipe Falafel and Tzatziki
My meal prep completely fell by the wayside this weekend. For dinner on Sunday night I had leftover mac and cheese, popcorn and goldfish crackers. I have been totally focused on redecorating the main level of our house. That makes it sound like our house has so many levels when I say it like that; main level. It doesn’t–our house is a tiny little 1940’s cap cod and I love it. There’s just the main level, the upstairs (which is really considered a half story because it has all those cute little dormer windows and angled ceilings) and then the creepy, crawly dungeon basement. Our previous house was 5 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and was way too much space for just the two of us. Now that we’ve introduced a cute little toddler into the mix, I can see the argument for a larger house, but honestly I wouldn’t trade this little house for anything. Okay, maybe I’d trade it for 1 million dollars, but you get my point.
Continue reading ➞ Vegan Crockpot Cauliflower and Chickpea Curry
My toddler LOVED this spaghetti! Like, fistfuls of ‘sgetti straight to the mouth she loved it so much. And the best part is I feel good about serving it to her because I know exactly what’s in it! Just a teaspoon of sugar added to the entire recipe (to offset the acidity of the tomatoes) and no artificial flavors or ingredients you can’t pronounce! We are working on teaching her to use a spoon and although most of the time she ends up scooping the food right into her hair, she’d definitely improving. I am still consistently amazed at all the things her little brain has learned in just over a year.
Continue reading ➞ Secret Family Recipe Spaghetti Sauce
If you’ve been following me for a while you may, or may not have noticed that I took quite a long break from blogging and then did a little re-branding and created this new blog. My food blogging journey started years ago as a way for me to keep track of my favorite recipes and then it turned into a way for me to share my recipes with friends and family. Then it took on a life of it’s own and it became less of a hobby and more of a stressor and almost an addiction. I was constantly checking Instagram to see how many likes my pictures were getting. And legit feeling bad if I didn’t get X amount of likes in the first few hours. Some of you might read this and think I’m crazy, but I guarantee there’s a lot of other people out there who read this and can relate, or read this and thinks it’s normal! I found that my mood was being dictated by the response my posts were getting on social media and I was constantly stressing about posting more frequently and producing the best quality writing and photos.
Continue reading ➞ Swiss Chard, Leek and Potato Tartlets