Brown Rice Burrito Bowls

When the weather is warm, I get the sudden desire to cook, and to cook healthy, nutritious meals. This particular night I was in the mood for something filling, but still light. That led me to burrito bowls. The thing with burrito bowls is that they are so customizable that taking the time to write…

Wedding Weekend

So this weekend was my cousin’s wedding back in my hometown area. I was so excited to get to go back and see all the spots I used to hang out at, and also to show my new person where I grew up. I was mostly excited about the weather, and all the food I…

The Hattery Stove & Still at the Doylestown Inn

I wish I had thought to take more pictures at The Hattery, located in the historic Doylestown Inn. But alas, I was so taken aback by the decor that I spent so much time actually admiring it and commenting on it that I didn’t think to take pictures. So I’ll do my best to describe…

Fresh Spinach and Asparagus Baked Omelet

So I’m calling this a baked omelet and not a frittata because it didn’t get as much height in the oven.  Probably because I only used 6 eggs.  Either way, it’s eggy and vegetable-y and delicious, so it doesn’t matter what you call it. To make this, I used: 6 organic, free range eggs 1/2…

Falafel!

Have you ever actually taken a good picture of homemade falafel? It’s really hard. It’s such an amazing color.  The bright green from the cilantro and parsley, and the golden brown from the olive oil sautéing.  Recipe: 2 cups roughly chopped white onion 6 garlic cloves 2 cups cooked chickpeas, drained 1 cup lightly packed…

Mixed Berry Crostata

This is the second time I’ve made this crostata and it won’t be the last.  I made it for mother’s day brunch last year and it was the perfect sweet treat.  This time around, I made it as a Sunday dessert.  It was the perfect way to end the weekend full of good and healthy…

Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad

This dinner was SO good.  Honestly, I could have done without the lettuce and just gone face first into that pasta.  But the lettuce added a nice green, fresh touch. The dressing is a homemade caesar which is the only way to go in my opinion.  I can’t imagine myself ever going back to store-bought…

Sunday Brunch

I don’t get to go out for brunch that often because none of my friends, nor my sister, live near me. So if I want the luxury of brunch, I have to make it myself. However, I don’t mind this so much. I love being in the kitchen on a Sunday morning sipping coffee while…

Oh Whole Foods, How I Love You

You might be asking yourself why I am dedicating a whole blog post to Whole Foods.  Well, the reason is because I want to.  I went there today with my mom to get all our meats and produce and I stumbled upon some things that are literally the reason people make fun of Whole Foods…

Espresso Protein Shake

I was really craving frozen yogurt last night.  The kind where you serve yourself and put all the toppings on it.  Cereal, cookie dough bites, brownie bites, hot fudge, all that stuff. But alas, I live in a shore town and it is not yet “in-season” so there are basically no ice cream places open…

Daily Routines

Routines are so important for success.  You wake up with a goal in mind for the day, and write it down.  This helps me to stay on track.  I say I work from home, but really what I do is hunt for jobs, work on my blog, and a few other projects that I have…

Fruit and Yogurt Parfait and Other Fun Things

  I made this fruit and yogurt parfait last week after being inspired by my sister’s parfait.  It is so refreshing and healthy but still satisfying, which is something I sometimes find hard while eating healthy.  I have been eating a ton of oats lately because spring apparently doesn’t want to come out to play…