Overnight Oats, Two Ways.

This blog was sponsored by my friends at Ajoyo. All opinions are personal, and I only cook with ingredients I am fond of! Always keeping it 100% with you! I tried to come up with an almond joke, but I thought it was NUTS. get it? ha. Hey Friends! How is it August already!? I am…

Dairy Free Italian Wedding Soup.

Soup isn’t a measured thing in my house. I find it is only as good as the quality of your ingredients, but I usually just throw anything & everything into a pot with some stock, and call it dinner. That’s pretty much what I did here, too. Ya’ll know me, leftover queen! Aly is recovering…

30 Minute Paleo Chicken Tikka Masala.

Let’s get to it. I’m not going to tell you about my day here, I’m just going to let you know that I am new to loving Indian food, and I cannot stop dreaming about it, and that one of my clients is doing Whole30 currently, so I made this recipe up on the fly….

Peachy Clean Collagen Cobbler.

this blog is sponsored by my friends at Vital Proteins. I only partner with brands I 100% love and use regularly. Just keeping it real with ya’ll! It’s Peach Season. PRAISE. I know we’ve talked about this already, but I have been getting my produce from a local CSA this summer in Cleveland, and it…

staycation.

“staycation all I ever wanted, staycation had to…..stay….at home”. HA! Do you ever feel like you’re too busy to sit on the couch you bought inside the house you pay a mortgage for but you’re never there except to sleep? SAME. Aly & I made the decision to STAYCATION this year. We wanted to be…

Three Years Later.

Nearly three years after gastric bypass/rny surgery, you stop counting days, months, and even daily thoughts on being “post-op”. Your brain shifts, and you make the mental shift on just being. Isn’t that what we all hoped for at the beginning of this process anyways? To just “be”. Be a newer version of our selves,…

Quick & Easy Pizza Dough.

So many of you asked for my dough recipe last week after sharing this picture on Instagram, so here I am to deliver the goods! I have been using this recipe for years, making it through college and perfecting it over time. It’s a quick & easy staple, perfect in the oven, or even on…

A Letter To My Past Self.

Hey Friend, Where do I begin? I’ve been morbidly obese my entire life, and I’m not kidding about that, I’ve been the heaviest child in my grade since 1st grade. I’m not sure why I kept gaining so much weight throughout the years, but finally, my senior year of undergrad, my doctor was doing my…

Collagen Whey Chocolate Truffles.

My Friends at Vital Proteins sent me some Collagen Peptides, & their Cocoa/Coconut Water Collagen Whey. Collagen is taking the health world by storm, and frankly it should be. Collagen is the highest percentage of protein within our bodies. It’s in our hair, nails, bones, skin cells, everywhere. Collagen is full of amino acids which are essential…

PRE Grass Fed Picadillo Poblanos.

Not all beef is created equal. My friends at PRE sent me a box of their Grass Fed Beef to sample, and I have to say, I am really impressed. I love the vacuum sealed packaging, the meat is staying fresher longer, and it made for a “mess-free” situation, pan to clean up. This beef is 100%…

The B-Word.

Nah, I’m not here to call anyone names. I want to talk about Balance. Balance. Sounds easy enough, right? Well, I find myself often comparing my life to others via social media. Shocking, I know. Somedays I can’t imagine life without social media & what a positive impact it has had on my life, and…