Panzanella Salad

I’m not going to be that food blogger today. You know, that one that tells you 17 paragraphs about her crazy day and forces you to scroll through pages and pages of feelings to find the recipe you were hunting for. All I’m going to say is, I love tomatoes, & I love bread. Make…

Beef, Bone Broth, & Superfood Chili.

I don’t know about you, but I’m always in the mood for Chili. No matter the season, I always think a bowl of piping hot, meaty chili sounds a-ok! As you know, I’ve been on a Bone Broth kick, why not, bring on the collagen. I wanted to incorporate my favorite Erie Bone Broth into the mix…

The Easy Way Out.

After countless rounds of Atkins, Weight Watchers, Physicians Formula, Slimgenics, SlimFast, Jenny Craig, Suzanne Sommer’s, South Beach, and every other diet in the book, I was still gaining weight at a rapid rate. My junior year of high school I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes and put on a cycle of Metformin and Insulin. But nothing seemed to scare me. I would sneak food and snacks, and then the day of my weekly weigh-ins, I wouldn’t eat or drink until it was over.

Bone Broth, it’s good for the soul.

Have you heard of Bone Broth? It’s all over social media as a magical elixir and to be honest, it really is that good. Think of your grandmas homemade stock, slow simmering on the stove for hours, but multiplied by a thousand. Lucky me, I’ve been collaborating with the owner and founder of  Erie Bone…

Almond milk.

Basically, I wanted to see if it was cheaper & tastier to make my own almond milk. I bought 3lbs each of raw organic almonds, and raw organic cashews to make batches of nut milk. I’ll be documenting how much milk was made total from both batches of nuts, and will then divide the total…

Juicin’ is a habit.

One of my favorite partnerships is with Garden of Flavor-Cold Pressed Juice, based right here in Cleveland, OH. I found GOF at a benefit cocktail party for The Hunger Network. I was intrigued by their line of cold pressed juices with probiotics, but also their Energy Juice line. I woke up the next morning with…

Pickle Party.

I love living in Cleveland. Have I mentioned that? We’ve got a lot of cool things going on, and one of them happens to be Randy’s Pickles!   Yesterday I got the chance to meet the owner and founder of Randy’s Pickles, Andrew. He’s got impressive facial hair and a real sweet personality! He also…

Recovery & Food.

As most of you know, I’ve been recovering from an extended abdominalplasty & brachioplasty now for a few weeks! I’m feeling amazing, healing quickly, and my doctors kept attributing my quick success to my nutrition! I’m not sure about you, but as a former obese person, to hear you’re succeeding in nutrition feels like SUCH…

Graham Cracker Toffee

I can’t bake. You think I’m joking, I know. But I’m completely not. I can throw down in the kitchen with the best of them. Hard sear on your filet? I got it. Slow braised pork shanks with a demi glacé? I’m your girl! But brownies that don’t come out of a box? No. that’s…

Healthy Comfort Food.

When the sun stops shining 24/7, and it gets blustery outside, it takes everything in me not to crawl under a duvet & eat my weight in mac//cheese- together or separate. Days like these make me crave comfort foods, but that will still keep me in my health-minded routines! Italian chicken sausage hash with butternut…

“Freshly” Review.

I know what you’re thinking… “But Aubrey, you’re a chef, you cook for a living. Why in the world would you order pre-made meals when you know how to cook”?! Well it’s simple really. When I get home from work, after feeding roughly 9 people a day, the last thing I want to do is…