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Healthy Diner-Style Chicken Fingers (!)

When I was in my early 20’s and going out on the town all the time, chicken fingers were always my late night diner food of choice. There’s just something about biting into a delicious, crisp, hot, juicy chicken tender smothered in ketchup that makes me swoon. I hardly ever eat them now, though, because a) I don’t often find myself in diners Continue Reading …

Adventures in Northern Virginia Dining

Hello friends and happy Christmas Eve eve! :) Isn’t this Amaryllis blooming in my parent’s kitchen beautiful? I so miss this awesome window ledge — it’s perfect for food photography! Anyway! I’m continuing to enjoy my winter break and having nothing to do besides go running and meet friends to eat delicious food :) First up Continue Reading …

Stir Fry & An Adora Calcium Supplements Giveaway!

Hello and happy Wednesday! It’s been so fun being home in D.C. and seeing good friends :) Last night my friend Heidi had me over for dinner at her place! We made a tasty chicken, brown rice, and veggie stir fry. Yum! Check out her rice cooker! I totally want one of these. I mean, I know a pot of boiling water on the stove will do the Continue Reading …

Snow & A Sunshine 6 Miler on a New Trail!

Check out this picture I took out my window yesterday of the snow!! Crazy, huh? It’s so weird that we got snow this far south when no one farther north really did! It was seriously coming down for awhile! I was having flashbacks to last winter’s “Snowmageddon” in DC, ha. Remember when my flight home to Florida was cancelled for Continue Reading …

Thai Chili Garlic Chicken with Veggies & Brown Rice

Good afternoon! It’s a beautiful one here in NC :) And guess what? Matt is here AND we’re actually staying in town this weekend! Crazy talk. I’m excited :) Especially because I’m going out of town AGAIN on Wednesday! Any guesses where I’m going? Hint: I was there in January… but not for the same reason ;) So — before I get Continue Reading …

Chicken Shawarma: The Rematch

Hello friends! I’m back in Chapel Hill after another long drive from DC. No. more. driving!! :) It’s nice to be home — and even nicer because Matt is home this week, working remotely instead of from DC! Yay :) We went on a 5 mile trail run with my friend Tim this morning, and Tim was talking up my Chicken Shawarma Pita Pitzas — he made Continue Reading …

Chicken Shawarma Pita Pitza!

Let’s all just stop for a minute and say “Shawarma” out loud. Does anyone else find that word really fun to say? Shawarma. Shawarma! Shaaaaawaaaaaarrrrmaaaaa. ::Cough:: No? …Anyway. Behold — Chicken Shawarma Pita Pitza! Isn’t it beautiful?   My favorite Lebanese restaurant, Aladdin’s Eatery, has Continue Reading …

PFB Challenge #2: Fresh Thai Summer Rolls!

Today, I did something I’m very proud of: I made Thai Summer Rolls! And they were AWESOME. Yummmm! Thai is one of my absolute favorite types of food, but I’ve actually NEVER made a Thai recipe before! I always put it off because I never had the more obscure Thai recipe staples on hand, and was intimidated by the unfamiliar ingredients Continue Reading …