A breakfast quesadilla is the perfect morning, afternoon, night or anytime meal. It’s extremely easy and quick to make, while also being delicious! You can create these from pretty much anything you already have in your pantry. It's filling, satisfying and what I consider to be a decently healthy snack or meal. Here’s how I … Continue reading Healthy Breakfast Quesadilla
Tis' the season for warm bowls of chili. Nothing is better than coming home from a long day knowing that you already have dinner waiting for you. This recipe is so easy that anyone could do it! The slow cooker will do all the work for you and before you know it you have a … Continue reading Fool-Proof Healthy Chili
I find it so hard to cook for one person. I always end up with a ton of unused ingredients that usually end up going to waste. Nothing hurts my soul more than throwing away food. I love making things from scratch but, sometimes you have to let the grocery store do some of the … Continue reading Upgraded Asian Salad Kit
I have been indulging some serious pumpkin spice treats. I wanted to find a way to enjoy this delicious flavor that we all love so much, but in a healthier way. Now, you could make this recipe even healthier by simply using pumpkin puree. But, let’s remember that pumpkin is a squash. Therefore, pumpkin puree … Continue reading Healthy Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream
I have been hearing all the hype about making almond milk from scratch. I’ve heard that the almond milk you get from the store is extremely watered down and that once you try making your own, you will never go back. So I gave it a shot. I started off my test kitchen by … Continue reading Test Kitchen: Homemade Almond Milk…Was it Worth it?
Baked chicken is a weeknight staple for many of us. It's quick, easy and healthy. The only problem is it can become boring and repetitive. Mix up your baked chicken and bring it back to life! I used bone-in chicken breast because it always turns out so much more flavorful and juicy than boneless. I … Continue reading Crispy Baked Chicken and Chimichurri
When in doubt, make tacos. Tacos are extremely easy to prepare and can easily be forgotten when thinking of healthy dinners to make. All you need is a base for the tacos and whatever toppings your heart desire. The base of these tacos is a black bean and quinoa mixture. This combination is super high … Continue reading Black Bean Quinoa Tacos
I have two opinions when it comes to meat. I am either completely turned off by the idea of eating meat or I’m going in on BBQ pork, ribs and brisket and there’s no stopping me. I absolutely love BBQ. It is one of my favorite indulgences. However, it is definitely not the best … Continue reading Healthy BBQ Chicken and Cole Slaw
Key Lime Pie is one of my favorite desserts. It's rich, creamy and delicious. I was on a mission to find a way to make a healthier and simpler version of this classic dessert. These mini key lime pies are light, refreshing and satisfy that sweet craving we all get at the end of the … Continue reading Mini Key Lime Pies
This salsa makes any Mexican dish you are making THAT much better. I formulated this recipe when I took on the challenge to replicate Chipotle’s entire menu. Their corn salsa is one of my favorite toppings and I wanted to be able to make it at home for when I crave those fresh flavors. After … Continue reading Roasted Corn and Hatch Chile Salsa
Let's talk BBQ. Last time I ate BBQ I was in Nashville, Tennessee and I was highly disappointed. On a recent visit to Charlottesville, Virginia I ate, what might be, the best BBQ I have ever had. Yes, I said it. I'm talking about Smoked in Charlottesville, Virginia. I got pulled pork with jalapeño creamed … Continue reading Smoked: Charlottesville, VA
Just finished a hectic semester. A lot of studying, reading, running, and not a lot of blogging. However, training for a marathon has its perks. I've compiled some of my favorite photos taken while running. Enjoy!