Top 5 Super Bowl Snacks

sweet savory pita chips

I marched with my mother and millions of other wonderful, strong women last weekend in Boston. I have never been in such a large and lively crowd in my life.

The atmosphere was full of positive energy, and plenty of hope that our voices would be heard – and they were. But there is still way more that needs to be done, because now innocent people are also having their lives turned upside down when they’ve done absolutely nothing wrong.

I’m doing my best to channel my frustration into something useful, but outside of bugging our representatives, protesting, or donating to civil rights organizations, there’s not much else any of us can do but take deep breaths and keep doing our best to spread the love.

cheesy sun dried tomato pesto monkey pull-apart bread

When the world is upside down and backwards, it’s important to keep enjoying the little things.

The Super Bowl is just around the corner, which means beer and outrageous dips will likely abound. These are the little things worth taking pleasure in when there’s not much else to celebrate.  Continue reading

Zucchini Leek Fritters

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I am officially in hoodie and thick sweatpants mode and I love it. It’s like being wrapped by a thick reliable pillow 24/7. Good lounge wear is like the understanding boyfriend I never had. My gray hoodie and pajama bottoms are simultaneously my Netflix and cooking uniform. When in doubt, wear neutral colors.

zucchini-leek-fritters

With my cooking uniform on, it finally feels cool enough that standing next to a pan of hot oil before frying up something crispy actually sounds appealing. Besides, my thick gray uniform keeps the sizzling oil away from my skin. Netflix/food uniform/PJs/cooking armor – check it. Continue reading

Roasted Chickpeas

Roasted Chickpeas

Is it me or are new healthy snacks popping up everywhere? It used to just be kale chips but now I see crispy snap peas and chia snacks lined in stores. Healthy snacks seem to be the new healthy.

Chickpea Hands

When watching my beauty YouTubers, I’ve also noticed this trend, but one snack has stuck out and I keep seeing recommendations pop up. This new sensation is roasted chickpeas, which seems to have temporarily replaced the beloved hummus. I was fascinated by it and wanted to try it myself. It is certainly healthy and seems effortless to make. Continue reading

Avocado Toast – Three Ways

Avo Sampler

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Happy Monday everyone! I know – it’s the least favorite day of the week, but it’s a great excuse for lots of coffee, right? Actually I’m still pretty tired from Game of Thrones last night. Ned Stark, am I right?

Toast and Prep

But I should get my mind back to reality and Monday. As much as I dislike the first day of the work week and as much as I love to whine about it, I always like to remind myself that it’s a good time to make productive and possibly healthy plans for the week. Monday is essentially a reset button for weekly goals and a pep talk with my belly. Continue reading

Honey Soy Shishito Peppers

Shishito Final

I’m gonna keep this one short and sweet – partly because it’s way past my bedtime as I am writing this and partly because this recipe is so easy and requires so little effort that you’re going to hop off the couch and make this immediately afterwards.

Shishito Finger

After a couple of hot yoga classes and several attempts to get back into running, my mind and body are trying to make healthier decisions. When spring is bringing in ramps and other colorful items, it’s actually not hard at all. For this vegetable recipe, I’ve got shishito peppers to inspire your next round of grocery shopping. Continue reading