Mashed Cauliflower

Let’s talk about mashed cauliflower. Recipes have been circulating around for a while now about this dish, praising it as the “low carb, low calorie alternative” to potatoes. The “healthy version” of comfort food. It’s even been referred to as “mock” mashed potatoes! While, yes, it could technically be any of those things, it’s also just really, dang … More Mashed Cauliflower

Mediterranean Meatballs

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!  Considering that green is my favorite color, I have a certain affection for the name Patrick, and I’m 40% Irish (according to my ancestry aficionado sister, Allison) – I feel like I have no other option but to celebrate this day!  I intended to make a traditional Shepherd’s Pie in honor of the patron saint, but … More Mediterranean Meatballs

Books & Blogs

Like my mom, I have always been a reader. When I was little, I remember setting up a fort behind the sofa in the corner of our living room time and time again. My sister, Collins, and I shared a room, so that little corner was my only sanctuary – a private hideaway where I could spend hours getting lost in The Secret … More Books & Blogs

Farro & Arugula Salad

Happy March, friends! In our home, this month signifies the end of a long stretch of holidays, celebrations and consistent indulgence. It begins with our anniversary at the end of October, quickly followed by Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the New Year and then ends with our birthdays in January and February.  A couple of days ago, we realized that … More Farro & Arugula Salad

Peanut Butter Bars

My original plan was to post an Arugula & Farro salad recipe this week, but last minute I decided we needed something sweet. I’m turning 28 today. And since it’s not every day that a girl turns 28, I’ve deemed it necessary to write about something a little more exciting than a super healthy salad – that can … More Peanut Butter Bars

Overnight Oatmeal

As you can probably tell by now, breakfast is my favorite meal of the day – not only to cook, but to eat as well. But, most mornings when we are running out the door for work, the cooking part is not very likely to happen. The most I’m capable of is stuffing spinach, frozen berries, and … More Overnight Oatmeal

Miami – Eats & Drinks

Last week, Patrick and I went on a quick overnight trip down to Miami. The moment we arrived at our hotel, we immediately went into “vacation mode” where calories don’t count and conversations about things like bills and work are not allowed, and I must say – I was pretty impressed with our ability to relax so well and try so many different bites of food in … More Miami – Eats & Drinks

Avocado Toast

In our home, we REALLY love breakfast. Most mornings, we grab a bowl of Chia Seed Pudding or blend up a berry and spinach smoothie as we’re sprinting out the door. But, on those rare, slow mornings when we’re able to spend a little more time in the kitchen we treat ourselves to avocado toast. Avocado Toast is my … More Avocado Toast

Bacon Wrapped Figs

Bacon Wrapped Figs have become my staple/go-to appetizer for easy entertaining lately. Not only are they absolutely scrumptious, but with only three ingredients they are so simple to throw together. I literally make these for just about any gathering we host or attend. I’m fairly certain that, like me, you too will beam with pride after … More Bacon Wrapped Figs

Cheers to 2016!

How is it possible that today is the very last day of 2015? Time, you need to sloooow down. 2015 has been a very special year for me. It was a year appropriately filled with change, growth, and adventure. But, it also brought a little more stability to life than the past couple of years seemed to offer. As 2016 comes … More Cheers to 2016!