Strawberry Balsamic Salmon

This recipe checks all of my favorite boxes when it comes to a recipe – minimal ingredients, prep time, cook time and showcases seasonal/fresh ingredients! At a few weddings I’ve been to over the past few years, they serve a green salad with strawberries and a balsamic dressing. It’s such a great combination and made…

Strawberry Snap Pea Feta Salad

I can’t stop eating this salad, it’s my absolute favorite thing at the moment! You have the crunch of the fresh snap peas, the sweetness of the strawberries, the nuttiness of the toasted pine nuts and the saltiness of the feta cheese – it’s seriously amazing! I love salads like this – you get so…

Veggie-Loaded Turkey Chili

Chili may not be a traditional summer meal – but I love it when it gets hot out, I just eat it cold as more of a gazpacho type soup and it’s just perfect with a little greek yogurt, hot sauce and avocado! While chili can be unhealthy if it’s 90% meat,  it’s actually a…

Cherry Buckwheat Banana Bread

You know summer has arrived when cherries start appearing in the markets. I always correlate cherries with such happy childhood memories – there was a weekly outdoor concert series in the local park that my parents used to take me and my sister to during the summer. My mom would pack a picnic with all…

London Neighborhoods 101: Battersea

I’ll start this with a disclaimer – I live here. It wasn’t on my radar when I moved here, but after living in this neighborhood for nine months I can’t imagine living anywhere else in London. To be fair, I think every neighborhood has something special to offer – some are near water, others have…

Go-To Dinner: Buffalo Chicken Salad

Buffalo chicken is one of those combinations that I just adore – wings, in a wrap, on a salad – you name it and I love it! With that said, it normally doesn’t scream HEALTH – but that doesn’t have to be the case. A lot of buffalo chicken recipes call for a sauce composed…

Lunch Box Series – Part 1

I started to bring my lunch to work back in 2010 – wow that feels like ages ago now – and haven’t looked back since! I was a few years out of college, about to enter grad school and buy our first condo, and needed to start saving money wherever I could. This seemed like…

Sunday Meal Prep – Week 10

Week 10 – I can’t believe the blog is about to enter into month 4, what fun I’m having! I hope you find the SMP series as a source of inspiration when you aren’t sure what to make for the week ahead – that can be so frustrating, there are a million recipes on the…

Tuna Salad 101

Tuna salad is one of those things I’ve always loved – I’m pretty sure I used to get made fun of in elementary school due to my “stinky” sandwiches, but I stuck to my guns and didn’t let those kids ruin my favorite sandwich! I now prefer it with a fork, served with a side…

Italian Stuffed Zucchini Boats

I used to think I didn’t like zucchini – I’m not sure what I was thinking, it’s now one of my favorite veggies. I think the thing I like most about it is how versatile it is – it doesn’t have a very strong flavor, so it’s perfect in so many dishes without overpowering them….

Sunday Meal Prep – Week 9

It wasn’t planned, but this week’s meal prep came together SO quickly – if you are stressed for time, this would be a great menu to go with! I was done with everything in under two hours, including chopping/baking/cleaning – that’s a win in my book! It’s starting to get nicer here in London, meaning…

Go-To Dinner: Greek Tahini Salad

Greek/Mediterranean flavors are some of my absolute favorites – everything tastes so amazing and you don’t need a ton of time or ingredients to pull a meal together. This salad is one I just love and always satisfies my craving for “Greek” food! The recipe for the salad isn’t an exact science, it’s more of…