Dates + Cashew Butter = Gold

I think dates have gotten a bad rap for too long – why don’t we change that! I always grouped them into the prune category and that’s not a category most things want to be grouped into. Ever since giving them a fair chance, I’m sold. They are my absolute favorite after-dinner snack during the…

Kitchen Equipment Basics

When we moved to London, we were only allowed a certain amount of “stuff” we could ship. While I would’ve loved to bring all of our wedding presents, it just wasn’t feasible – and to be fair, my husband was the one who packed up everything after I had already left so he had more…

Weekly Grocery Order

As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I LOVE looking up recipes and placing the food order for the week. I’m sure that sounds strange to some (all?) of you but I get so excited to try new recipes the following week and the food order is essential to make sure I have everything I need….

Online Grocery Shopping

Depending on what camp you fall in – love grocery shopping or hate grocery shopping, online is something to consider. When we lived in Chicago, my husband and I used to do our weekly grocery run on Sunday mornings – round trip it would take about 90 minutes. When we moved to London we realized…

Super Green Smoothie

I want to forewarn you, this smoothie isn’t for the faint of heart. It definitely won’t taste like the smoothies you get in the mall, so work up to this one. Start with some of the more palatable smoothies on the blog and eventually you’ll crave something a little more intense and here the Super…

Pantry Stocking

We’ve all been there – you go to make a snack or a meal and you have nothing in your kitchen. Like, nothing – no rogue chicken tender, old yogurt. NOTHING. It’s the worst because it means you have to buy something that’s probably overpriced and bad for you. The way to avoid that is…

Roasted Sweet Potatoes

As I’ve mentioned before, it’s so important to find delicious side dishes you can make week in and week out. For me, one of my favorites is roasted sweet potatoes. I never get sick of these – they are a staple in our lunches and go well with just about anything I make. You also can’t…

Sunday – the best day of the week (seriously)

I definitely didn’t always look forward to Sundays – I mean it’s the day before Monday. BUT, I turned a corner a few years ago when I realized how great this day could be. You  can do as little (or as much) as you want and not feel guilty about it. You can wear spandex…

Zucchini Oats – you know, ZOATS

OK, I’m not a big fan of these trendy food words either but you have to try these. If you can sneak veggies into breakfast, it’s a win in my book. These taste like the Quaker Oats packages you used to have as a kid (or still do, I don’t judge) but healthier. They also…

First Blog Post…Ever

I’ve been wanting to start a blog for a while and today I begin what I hope is a wonderful and exciting journey. I also hope someone reads this – in addition to my “core” people. You know, the people who know what your hair looks like when it dries naturally. Those people. I’ll do a more…