lemon confit + poppyseed parfait!

This yummy breakfast includes 3 healthy eating ingredient staples that you probably have in your fridge and pantry right now: plain low-fat Greek yogurt, lemons, and nuts. So, you are halfway to having Lemon Confit + Poppy Seed Parfait tomorrow morning – yay! Confit is a French cooking technique which sounds very fancy, dahling! but… Continue reading lemon confit + poppyseed parfait!

insanely delish comfort food (that’s also vegan & gluten-free)!

Two years ago, I was living proof of the adage, “Never trust a skinny chef.” I was experimenting a lot in the kitchen and cooking rather fabulous meals 3 to 5 nights a week, usually indulging in seconds because everything tasted so good, and found myself 15ish pounds heavier in less than a year’s time.… Continue reading insanely delish comfort food (that’s also vegan & gluten-free)!

fried not fried red lentil falafel!

Lately, I am legume obsessed, especially with lentils! After making a traditional falafel for dins one night last week, I decided to eat falafel much more often, yet regular falafel isn’t the most healthy option, as it is deep fried, so I set out on a quest to create a healthy falafel one could enjoy… Continue reading fried not fried red lentil falafel!

asian mushroom soup!

Every weekend, I visit a local organic farm and stock up on fabulous! gorgeous! delicious! produce for the week. There is usually a wonderful supply of various mushrooms at the farm and I always get some, as mushrooms are a fantastic healthy-comfort food, so I was already focused on bringing a good amount home. It… Continue reading asian mushroom soup!

the forgotten stepchild of your gym routine: back & chest

In any given week, my exercise routine will consist of a combination of the following: days at the gym (doing weights and cardio), hot power yoga, tennis, modern dance and ballet classes, golf, sexy dancing to Drake for Drake* while cooking, or trying whichever new class a friend has invited me to. However, I recently found myself mostly relying on gym days for exercise and realized, unfortunately, that I had become a two-trick gym pony: leg day and arms + abs day. Yikes!…

sweet potato tostadas!

I must preface this *very special* first post by saying I am not a fan of Blue Apron. However, the first and ONLY Blue Apron meal I have ever liked (and several have been prepared for me, and once prepared by myself) was Sweet Potato Tostadas. My dear friend, Katy, invited me over for dins one night and whipped these up from a Blue Apron meal and we both swooned hard. We are both very obsessed with health and fitness and this dish has become a beloved staple in our repertoires. It is easy to make, healthy, and a delicious alternative to meat. Hopefully, you will enjoy it as much as we do…