6 Tips For Successful Meal Prepping

The key to any successful eating plan is preparation! When you set your self up with healthy options and plan ahead, you cut down on decision making and will more easily stick to your plan. I am the first to admit that I do not like spending a long ...more

Homemade Chicken Wild Rice Soup

 Shout it, scout it, read all about it, “COLD WEATHER HAS STRUCK THE MIDWEST and EAST COAST” causing cold bodies, runny noses, and frost bite! The remedy?This Homemade Crockpot Wild Rice Soup recipe!! It is absolutely delicious and ...more

So I'm a Vegan. How Do I Explain This to a Teenager?

My teenaged niece has expressed interest in learning about the vegan lifestyle. As honored as I feel, I’m not sure I even knew that being a vegan is a lifestyle. Image via Shutterstock ...more

Gluten-free Pierogi with Potatoes & Cheese

Any tradition I was exposed to growing up was related to Polish culture. My dad's parents were from Poland, so growing up around Polish food and customs was of course a heavy part of my dad's upbringing. My dad shared a slice of his upbringing during ...more

10 Healthy Snacks for Lazy People Who Want to Eat Healthy

This post was inspired by my good friend, Melissa, who recently reached out to me needing some "EASY, HEALTHY snack ideas for LAZY people."In a perfect world we'd all have time to spend hours playing Top Chef in our kitchens, whipping up gourmet ...more

6 Tips For Successful Meal Prepping

The key to any successful eating plan is preparation! When you set your self up with healthy options and plan ahead, you cut down on decision making and will more easily stick to your plan. I am the first to admit that I do not like spending a long time cooking my food. Sure, I like to cook because I know that I am feeding my body right, but that doesn’t mean I want to spend hours every day in the kitchen- nor do I have the time....more

Bacon Roses: Your Step-by-Step Guide

I really wanted to name this post something more fun like...Because Nothing Says I love You More Than Bacon... or Because Men Don’t Give a Sh*t About Flowers, Cookies or Chocolate.....more

Apple Rose Pastry Puffs

Apple Rose Puffs are such fun to make. Impress your guests by using puff pastry to create an easy and elegant dessert perfect for any occasion. Apple Rose PuffsINGREDIENTS:...more

36 weeks

Pin It How I’m Feeling: I literally feel like a baby is just gonna fall right out! But seriously, that’s how it feels. Every time I stand up, turn over, walk, move, it just feels like she’s gonna say surprise! ...more

Double Chocolate Scones with Mocha Cream Cheese Filling

Today, I'm sharing a recipe for Double Chocolate Scones with Mocha Cream Cheese filling. A not so healthy recipe, but an oh so yummy one!You might say, this is my Valentine’s Day recipe, but these scones are good any day of the year!Chocolate cake-like scones with chocolate chips in every bite and a light, creamy mocha filling with a dollop of whipped cream.Are you drooling yet?...more

6 Tips For Successful Meal Prepping

The key to any successful eating plan is preparation! When you set your self up with healthy options and plan ahead, you cut down on decision making and will more easily stick to your plan. I am the first to admit that I do not like spending a long time cooking my food. Sure, I like to cook because I know that I am feeding my body right, but that doesn’t mean I want to spend hours every day in the kitchen- nor do I have the time....more

Spicy Mexican Slaw with Lime and Cilantro

This Spicy Mexican Slaw is a salad I make over and over again and this amazing salad is low-carb, gluten-free, South Beach Diet friendly, meatless, vegan, and I think it could even be Paleo or Whole 30 with the right mayo and hot sauce. If you're not a cilantro fan, use more thinly sliced green onions. When I shared the Low-Carb Slow Cooker Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas that all my recipe testers swooned over, I recommended serving it with this Spicy Mexican Slaw with Lime and Cilantro, and...more

Creamy Peanut Butter Cup Protein Smoothie

You guys, I am so excited to share this recipe using Sprout Living’s EPIC Plant-Based Protein Powder. They shipped me a few samples to try and I am loving their Chocolate Maca mix. I made one of my favorite smoothie recipes with this powder; all chocolately and creamy with the additions of peanut butter, banana, cocoa powder, almond milk and of course, avocado ....more

Navigating New Haven: What to Do Around Yale

The home of Yale University, the suburb/city of New Haven, Connecticut, is located only two hours outside Manhattan, which I didn’t realize before my boyfriend worked at the hospital. It may be the final stop on its line on the Metro North train, but it’s not too far for a weekend trip....more

Weekend Reading, 2.14.16

Happy Valentine’s Day, friends. It’s the coldest Valentine’s on record here in NYC, and I’ve been listening to a howling wind outside since I woke up this morning....more

Herb & Lou’s Infused Cubes

Cocktail hour has changed forever! But in my house, it’s more basic than that– now we have a daily cocktail hour! I am obsessed with these infused cocktail ice cubes, to the point that I pack them when I travel so I can share them with my friends ....more

Quinoa Salad with Vegetables and Cashews

It's bitterly cold right now here in London, Ontario, and despite the fact that this winter has been mostly free of snow, it has started to pile up these last few days. The virtual lack of light drags one down too, so comfort food is in order. And this is one power-packed salad that goes well with a hot bowl of soup to give one a glimmer of energy ....more

Something Saturdays-On a Sunday (2/14/16)

Another boring work-work-work week. It's also been super snowy here (boo)--is it snowy where you are?? Yesterday was great though-I went to a bridal shower for Michael's cousin and then he and I celebrated Valentine's Day by going out to dinner at one of our favorite places, Burntwood Tavern, and then we watched Supernatural and some movies ....more