I always start my week off with good intentions. I like to go grocery shopping on Sunday and plan for the week ahead, considering my meal choices, what kind of workouts I'll do, and the kind of self-care I'll engage in. Sometimes, though, even with good intentions, the week can kind of get away from … Continue reading Recap Post
I can barely believe there was a time that I didn't think I liked jalapeño poppers, but I'll never go back again! Growing up, I was not into snacks or meals with savory cream cheese. If it wasn't in a cheesecake, I didn't want it. Now, I'm a fan of the seemingly endless things you … Continue reading Jalapeño Popper Chicken
Hello! I hope everyone had a great week. I had a fairly productive one, and I'm finally at home taking some time to blog and grade papers. Julian is watching the UFC fights, and we sometimes have a couple drinks while watching. I found a couple new interesting ones. This one is supposed to taste … Continue reading Weekly Recap
I love dishes that are packed with flavor, colorful, and simple and quick to make. This fajita chicken embodies all of those requirements, and they're even better the next day as leftovers! The citrus juice adds a tangy kick to the fajitas. I adapted this recipe from my mom. Moms always make everything better, but … Continue reading Citrus Chicken Fajitas!
I realized that I didn't do a recap last week, and I guess I am not totally sure whether I am going to do them on the same days of the week or not, but I wanted to throw a small one in! I started my week off on Monday with a green smoothie, a … Continue reading Weekly Recap
One of my favorite ways to hide vegetables is in chili! You can pack in a ton of things you might not ordinarily think to put in a basic chili, and the seasonings are so flavorful that the vegetables just add extra texture. Although I change this up often, last night I used: Ground chicken … Continue reading Chicken & Vegetable Chili
Sunday always comes way too fast. Working full-time and taking on multiple jobs while trying to stay fit and remain sane can be truly exhausting. I try to take each day as it comes and not just live for the weekends, but they're definitely my favorite part of the week! On Sundays, I usually try … Continue reading Grocery Haul & the Weekend
Happy Friday! It feels like it took forever to get here, but I'm finally at home with a Toasted Marshmallow candle from Bath & Body Works going in the background and my twinkle lights setting a soft glow for a cozy writing setting. I started my weekend off with an evening workout. I stopped at … Continue reading Shrimp Quesadillas!
My take on eggplant ragout differs a bit from the traditional route, but it's a versatile and flavorful meatless dish that you can customize to your liking. Some of the best vegetables that have a "meaty" bite to them are eggplant and mushrooms, and the thicker, chewy veggies add a nice texture to the dish. … Continue reading Eggplant Ragout (Meatless)!
As a practicing chef (and someone who tries to hit the right macros), grocery shopping is actually exciting for me! I know a lot of people dread it, and there are definitely times that I'd rather not go, but there's always something sort of cleansing and ritualistic about it. It helps me feel like I'm … Continue reading Grocery Haul!