Educational research slave by day, food blogger by night and every minute in between. I love healthy cooking and want to show people that healthy food doesn't have to be boring!


Skinny Nutella Shake

Friday= milkshake time. Ever since the year began, I’ve been kind of crazy about smoothies and shakes. While I always love a milkshake loaded with delicious ice cream, I don’t have them very often for obvious reasons ....more

Garlic Chicken Meatballs

Meatballs, schmeatballs. I just can’t seem to figure them out, no matter how hard I have tried! I’m an embarrassment to my Italian family ....more

Homemade Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs

Easter was much more fun being a kid. It’s just not as fun buying bags of Easter candy. I miss the days of waking up to a huge Easter basket packed with goodies and those plastic Easter eggs filled with jellybeans and candy! ...more

Easter Brunch Recipe Roundup

With Easter quickly approaching, you may be on the hunt for brunch ideas and I’ve got you covered! Easter morning is always a little hectic for me as we are rushing off to church, but I still like to make something a little special for breakfast and brunch, especially if we have guests! I’ve put together some of my favorite brunch recipes that are sure to please everyone! ...more

Zesty Baked Kale Chips

Kale chips are nothing new, but they are sort of new to me! I started making kale chips about 6 months ago. It took me a while to get on the kale train, but I am all aboard now! ...more

Flashback Friday: Blueberry Zucchini Bread

This bread is so good, it’s explosive. No, seriously, it is. I decided to whip up a loaf last week and after inserting a knife to see if it was done, it must have released a lot of steam and pressure because my loaf pan exploded! ...more

The New York Times Chocolate Chip Cookies

The New York Times Chocolate Chip Cookie. No food blog is complete without it and these have been on my blogging bucket list since I started this blog. This recipe was originally published in New York Times back in 2008 and it took the internet world by storm ....more

Vegetarian Fried Rice

You know how when you plan out a dinner, take out the meat to defrost, then proceed to go to work and then think about the delicious dinner you are going to have all afternoon? And then you get home only to realize that you actually never took the chicken out to defrost and now you have no meat for your dinner? Major dinner fail ....more

Low-Fat Pasta Primavera

Pasta Primavera means “Spring Pasta.” Thus, it’s a must-make for the season! I love pasta primavera because you can add any and all of your favorite vegetables and there is no right or wrong! Pasta primavera can be made in a couple of ways, some people just cook the veggies with pasta with no sauce (which is obviously healthier), and some like to make it nice and creamy ....more

Dark Chocolate Fruit and Nut Cups

Candy, candy, candy!!! Today we are making our own candy. It only takes 3 ingredients too ....more