Saturday Adventures: Richmond

Last fall, I did a 25km charity walk along the Thames that passed through Richmond and I made a mental note to come back. It took 8 months, but I made it back and am so happy I did – what a beautiful place! Living in Battersea, the trip to Richmond was incredibly quick –…

How to eat healthy on a budget

Put simply, eating healthy doesn’t break the bank. I know there are some people that will immediately disagree with me, but hear me out. If you want to eat healthy, on a budget, there are ways to do it without existing on rice and beans – you just have to be creative, committed and cognizant…

Honey Oat Breakfast Bars

I’m not sure there’s anyone (ok, I know that’s an exaggeration but work with me here) who hasn’t had a Nature’s Valley granola bar – they were one of my go-to snacks as a kid. It’s such a nice combination – the honey and oats, delicious! With all of that said, though, there’s absolutely no…

Meal Prep – Week 8

Sunday Meal Prep is…back – along with 70/80 degree weather in London – no complaints here! After our trip to Portugal in early April, I headed back to the States for 2.5 weeks to meet my niece, attend two weddings and see all sorts of family/friends. It was SUCH a great trip, but boy it…

Cinnamon Raisin Pecan Oatmeal Bake

When I was a kid, on Saturday mornings my Mom would make me and my sister one of two things – cinnamon sugar toast or cinnamon swirl raisin toast (you know, the one in the red wrapper). There’s something so comforting – as well as delicious – about those flavor combinations that brings me back…

Greek Pita Bread Casserole

One of my all-time favorite restaurants is in West Hartford, CT (where I grew up) – it’s a Mediterranean-style place called Tapas and has a cult-like following in the area. I try to order something new every time I go home to visit my family, especially their seafood daily specials, but there’s one dish that…

Weekend Travels: Lisbon

Lisbon, I had high hopes for you and you definitely didn’t disappoint. My husband and I had talked about going to Portugal ever since we moved to London and finally pulled the EasyJet trigger for a random weekend in April. The weather was a bit chilly (about 50-65F) and rained in the mornings, but nothing…

Raisin Chickpea Quinoa Salad

Chickpeas are so versatile, they add so much heartiness to a dish without overpowering the taste. They work so nicely in this quinoa salad combined with the veggies and sweetness of the raisins – it also holds up well all week, great for a make-ahead Sunday dish! I served this with my Curried Carrot Raisin…

Curried Carrot Raisin Chicken Salad

I remember when I was growing up, two of my favorite foods were a carrot/raisin salad at my family’s favorite deli (The Crown) and the curried chicken salad wrap the local sandwich shop served – this is my take on a combination of the two! Curry isn’t a flavor I use often, but I really…

Banana Bread Oatmeal Bake

You’ve probably noticed that oatmeal bakes are one of my favorite things to have for breakfast. It tastes like you are eating a mix between oatmeal, cobbler and cake – how can you go wrong with that?!? This week I made it a bit differently and the final product is AMAZING – it tastes like…

Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Casseroles are one of the easiest things to throw together – if you don’t make them regularly, you need to start! I think some people avoid them because traditionally they are made using lots of canned soup and cheese, BUT that doesn’t have to be the case! This one is loaded with veggies and tastes…

Sunday Meal Prep – Week 7

Ok, so I have decided this is my favorite menu to date (my husband agrees, and he’s a tough food critic!) – I can’t wait to share all the recipes with you this upcoming week, you will LOVE them! My Sunday Meal Prep will be on hiatus for a few weeks – I’m headed to…