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…

Getting out of My Comfort Zone

These fall days have been days of reflection for me.  Since I work as a pastry chef in a tourist town, my summers are extremely busy.  Like 6 days a week, 13 hours a day busy.  But now that the temperatures have cooled, the leaves have fallen, along with the population, I have so much…

Officially Dairy Free!

I have been on a health journey since May.  It started slowly because I was adjusting to a new phase in my life.  Recently single. Recently not in law school.  Forever not knowing where my life was going.  I started doing the Bikini Body Guide (BBG) by Kayla Itsines and noticed a change almost instantly….

Vegan Gingersnap Cookies

I love when I make something vegan or gluten free and no one can tell the difference.  My dad had mentioned that he wanted a good spice cake with cream cheese frosting for Thanksgiving, so I decided to give him a little treat and make gingersnap cookies.  And you know what? He couldn’t even tell…

Here’s What I’ve been up to!

This is my favorite time of year to cook.  Mostly because it involves actual cooking.  In the summer I prefer to put together fresh ingredients in their most natural state and enjoy them.  In the cooler months I like to braise, simmer, sauté and roast.  I have about a million ideas for soups I want…

Roasted Vegetable Salad with Garlic Dressing

It’s fall!! And what that means for me is that work is slowing down so now I have more time to meal plan and prepare healthy meals for my family.  On the menu for tonight is a roasted vegetable salad with garlic dressing.  Staying true to my style of cooking, I barely followed the recipe….