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Everything but the Kitchen Sink Soup + Holiday Decorating

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Hello, my friends! All this cold weather has me craving soup. Anyone else? Last night, I decided to whip up something warm and tasty. I was originally planning to make my Sweet Potato Lentil Chili, but realized I didn’t have enough sweet potatoes or lentils on hand and decided to get creative. So this is essentially an “Everything in the Continue Reading …

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal & How to Clean a Keurig Coffee Machine

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Hello from snowy DC! You know what’s kind of lame? The fact that with technology nowadays, a snow day from work just means that you work from home instead of at the office. Bummer, right? I miss the days of full on snow days, where snow meant you didn’t have to work at all! It is fun to have Matt working from home with me today, though. Continue Reading …

Recent Eats & Shopping for a Cause

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When it comes to breakfast, I’m a creature of habit. Anyone else? It’s one of the few meals that I can eat the same thing, or nearly the same thing, day in and day out and not get sick of it. My Perfect Microwave Banana Oatmeal (<-- click for recipe) doesn’t photograph nicely, but it sure does taste good, and it’s been my favorite as Continue Reading …

Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding

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You know what I’m loving lately? Chia pudding. Have you guys ever had chia pudding? I’ve seen it around the blog world for awhile now, but I actually didn’t have it until recently when I spotted it on the menu at Le Pain Quotidien. It was delicious, so when I discovered how easy it is to make, I decided to make my own creation at Continue Reading …

Recent Eats & Shake Out Run

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Only 1.5 days now stand between me and my first full marathon in Richmond! Eek! I’m so ready for it to be here already. This morning, I headed out for a 2 mile shake out run. Tomorrow will be a rest day, and then Saturday, it’s go time! It was weird to “just” run 2 miles – and also to run by myself! I can’t even remember the last Continue Reading …

Microwave Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookie for one

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I have a fun new recipe for you guys this morning! Introducing: a microwave Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookie for one! It’s vegan, too. This healthy, soft, and chewy “cookie” is packed with fiber and healthy fat, making it a great breakfast or snack, and it couldn’t be easier to make – all you need is the microwave! Continue Reading …

5 Things I’m Loving Lately

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Hello and happy Friday! I’m so glad you guys found my post from yesterday all about trans-fat (what it is, how and why to avoid it) helpful! I loved all your ideas for other nutrition hot topics related posts – I’ll aim to start sharing a nutrition tips post about once per month from now on. Stay tuned! In other news – I thought it would Continue Reading …

Recent Eats & Quick Meal Ideas

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Good morning, my friends! You know what I love? When I make something completely random for dinner to use up leftovers and it ends up being delicious. We had a bunch of leftover cooked quinoa sitting in the fridge, veggies, and a packet of these Trader Joe’s pre-cooked lentils. Continue Reading …