Category Archives: food

healthy chicken meatballs

October 10, 2016

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Free time has been nonexistent around here lately, so my apologies for (once again) for my absence. BUT! This recipe is kind of perfect for those with no time to spare. I actually made these healthy chicken meatballs while my facial mask was drying and decided to snap a few photos on my phone for this post. Multitasking: check. This recipe makes four servings so I make it on Sundays and reheat for dinner during the week. Also, this recipe is low-carb, low-sugar, low-fat and therefore, low-guilt. I don’t think comfort food gets much better than this…

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passion tea with lemon

August 1, 2016

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It goes without saying that summer is hot. By the time August rolls around, the pool is the temperature of bathwater and getting in a car after 11 a.m. feels like jumping in an inferno. The remedy is everything cool, including a refreshing beverage. I thought I’d share a few of my favorite summer drinks in the next few weeks that cool me off and keep me going in this crazy weather.

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My favorite cold drink from Starbucks is an iced passion tea. It’s tart and citrusy and every time I take the first sip, I say, “that is fresh” like Kristen Wiig in Bridesmaids. I’ve grown to love it so much that I brew it on the regular at home. Instead of adding lemonade, I squeeze a whole lemon in the glass and add extra ice. This way it’s sugar free, calorie free, and caffeine free, so I don’t feel bad drinking it by the gallon… which is totally possible when the temp reaches 104.

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Flour Power

May 2, 2016

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My pantry is currently stocked with four different flours, three sugars, and all the ingredients needed to bake a cake/muffin/doughnut/you get the idea. I have very little ‘real food’ on hand because I don’t cook, but I love to bake. While I can follow a recipe with the best of them, I’ve always wondered why my cookies call for cake flour, and why these biscuits call for self-rising flour. What is the difference? Without getting too boring and science-y, here’s the quick and easy explanation on which flour you should use in your next recipe, and why.

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Roasted Chickpeas

October 26, 2015

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I’m a big fan of simple snacks, so this recipe has been a go-to of mine for years. And with fall feelings right around the corner (come on, cool weather!), this hearty, crunchy snack is great for your next gathering.

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Eggs in Toast

August 31, 2015

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I’ve mentioned before that the morning is my favorite part of the day, and weekend mornings are, for lack of a better description, the best. I like to wake up without an alarm, enjoy my coffee in the morning light, and plan my day with no sense of urgency at all. Weekend breakfasts feel especially celebratory (the possibilities are endless!), and this incredibly simple but delicious classic has been in heavy rotation lately.

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Mini Brown Butter Donuts w/ Chocolate Glaze (+ A VIDEO!)

August 11, 2015

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For my latest class I had to create a video to reflect on what I learned in the course. I’ve been wanting to create a video for this blog for awhile, so this was the perfect excuse to blend two concepts into one creation. I made these mini donuts with the tin my sister gave me for Christmas, and adapted the recipe from Joy the Baker. (I may or may not have eaten three batches in the course of a week. SUGAR!) I’ve definitely got room for improvement, but this little adventure was fun and I can’t wait to do it again!

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Chocolate Chip Cookies

July 13, 2015

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Okay, so I may have fallen off the healthy eating wagon for these cookies. But you know what? They were worth it. I followed the rabbit hole of this recipe, which came from this site, and was adapted from this recipe, and each time the authors claimed this cookie was the “only chocolate chip cookie recipe you’ll ever need.” With such high praise, I was intrigued. What made this cookie so amazing? I was determined to find out…

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#FOODPORN

June 29, 2015

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[cheese + bacon pretzel buns]

I’ve been trying to watch what I eat here lately but it seems like everywhere I turn, people are sharing yummy (yet unhealthy) recipes. Berries and carbs and sugar to celebrate the upcoming Fourth of July, or frozen treats to beat the heat, and there’s always chocolate, chocolate, chocolate! It’s not easy resisting the temptation to not only eat these yummies, but to pop in the kitchen and bake something up in my free time. So, instead I thought I’d share some of the tastiest-looking treats I’ve come across recently, and their appropriate food groups: cheese, sugar, and carbs. I’m pretty sure there are no calories involved in just looking…

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How to Boil an Egg

June 9, 2015

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I have a confession to make. Every time I have to boil eggs, I Google how to do it first. In the world of learning to cook, I feel like this is the very first thing one would learn to do. It is a basic, and I’ve never mastered it. For one thing, I don’t boil eggs very often, but when I do I can’t keep the instructions straight. Do I start with cold water? cold eggs? Do I rinse them with cold water? How do I prevent them from cracking?!

SO, for the record, the best way to boil eggs goes like this:

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Blueberry Muffins

June 2, 2015

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For Christmas, my dad got me a big, comfy chair for my apartment balcony and a few weeks ago it was finally delivered. (Yes, it took five months for the chair to actually reach my front door. Twas quite the ordeal which is why the store from which it was purchased shall remain nameless.) As I came home and my front door came into view, there was no chair. I called down to the apartment complex and it had been delivered to the office. There was no way I could have hauled the massively heavy box to my front door so the staff was kind enough to carry it upstairs for me.

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