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!

passover x japan

As previously mentioned in the Galentine’s Day Party post, one of my three favorite holidays is Passover. In case you are unfamiliar, Passover is a Jewish holiday which celebrates the Israelite slaves being freed from Pharaoh in Ancient Egypt. The holiday is chock-full of symbolism and ritualistic menu items, which make appearances throughout the Seder… Continue reading passover x japan

5 tools for staying on track when life happens

So much of being a #powergirl is having big ideas and seeing them to fruition, which requires focus, determination, and courage. But, even powergirls have days when shit life happens, like a swift punch to the gut, threatening to derail said focus, determination, and courage. So, how can one deal with shit life while staying on track… Continue reading 5 tools for staying on track when life happens

galentine’s day party part 2: the recipes!

As promised, here are the recipes for each menu item from my Galentine’s Day Party. If you try any of the recipes, please let me know how they turn out in the comments section. Mini Chicken and Waffle Sammies For the waffles, follow Marion Cunningham’s Raised Waffles recipe which can be found online here. Please… Continue reading galentine’s day party part 2: the recipes!

galentine’s day party! (and also, the “b” word)

Besides Halloween…and Passover…Galentine’s Day is my favorite holiday! For the past five years, I have hosted a Galentine’s Day party just before Valentine’s Day, in celebration of my #girlfriendships. Aw. In case you aren’t familiar with the best TV show in the Universe, Galentine’s Day is described by Leslie Knope as, “Oh, it’s only the… Continue reading galentine’s day party! (and also, the “b” word)

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!