After a long day of work, working out, blogging, and running errands, I'm always looking to take the easy way out. This recipe requires very little work but is full of flavor and nutrients. You can easily omit the meatballs to make it vegetarian/vegan! I made them for my husband. This dish is also low-carb, … Continue reading Zoodles, Chicken Meatballs, & Garlic Green Beans!
Recap: Concerts, Food, and Heat Waves
Hello. It's early Sunday afternoon and currently raining in Chicago. It's thundering and lightning, but it's a bit of a welcome relief from the very hot temperatures we've had all week. I am going to bring this recap back to last Friday! I took the day off work because I was going to the "Disrupt … Continue reading Recap: Concerts, Food, and Heat Waves
Homemade Potato Salad
When I make any dishes associated with picnics/barbecues/parties, I like to be adventurous and think outside the box, but this Fourth of July, my husband was sick and we didn't end up going to any parties, so I decided to make some more "traditional" dishes so we could still experience some of the fun. I … Continue reading Homemade Potato Salad
Caprese-Style Baked Chicken
Hello, all! It's another beautiful evening in Chicago and I just finished up a Flexibility and Strength yoga flow with Sanela. I had all the windows open to let in some fresh air, a Bath & Body Works scented candle going, and a Synergy Gingerberry kombucha. I feel loose and relaxed and wanted to take … Continue reading Caprese-Style Baked Chicken
Crispy Baked Tofu!
Happy Saturday, everyone! It's a beautiful, balmy 78 degrees here in Chicago, and I'm planning to head over to a local forest preserve after writing this post. Because tofu can be kind of difficult to work with, I think it gets a bad rap. It can be a little time-consuming to properly prepare it, but … Continue reading Crispy Baked Tofu!
Spiralized Beet “Pasta”
If you're anything like me, you probably thought beets were gross as a kid. To me, they just seemed sort of slimy, and I couldn't seem to get into the taste. Later on, my mom introduced me to sauteed beet greens, and I liked those, so I thought I might give them another chance. I've … Continue reading Spiralized Beet “Pasta”
Mushroom & Spinach Flautas!
I have always loved flautas, and I've experimented with different kinds many times. I've been running around all week and the last thing I wanted to do was stop at another store to pick up more ingredients. I remembered that I had tortillas and vegetables at home and thought that filling the tortillas with a … Continue reading Mushroom & Spinach Flautas!
I have two jobs and try to work out 4-5 times a week and write and somehow stay sane, so sometimes I don't have time to make time-consuming dinners. While I have made a cauliflower crust from scratch before (and making pizza out of zucchini and pepper 'boats' is also a wonderful idea!), that's a … Continue reading Low-Carb Pizza!
Potato Tacos with Fiesta Sauce
Have you ever had a purple potato? The first time I saw one, I wasn't sure what to think. I thought it would be sweet or maybe taste more like a carrot or beet than a potato. Well, the purple potato has tons of antioxidants, minerals, vitamins, and fiber, so it's one healthy vegetable! Aldi … Continue reading Potato Tacos with Fiesta Sauce
Salmon is one of my favorite foods, and it's one of the healthiest. Filled with protein, healthy fats, and vitamins/antioxidants, it's a great choice for a post-workout meal. I have put salmon in tacos, salads, pastas, etc., but I especially like it baked in a marinade. This marinade keeps protein juicy as it cooks and … Continue reading Mustard-Marinated Salmon/Chicken/Tofu