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Chili, Reinvented Yet Again

Hello, hello! Hope you’re all having a nice day so far! I was able to get home from school in time for lunch today — what a treat. Not having to pack lunch was awesome. Still eating my way through the leftover Sweet Potato Lentil Chili (plus quinoa)! This was the last installment — I’m officially sick of it. Just froze the last two portions. :) Continue Reading …

The Leftover Special – Packed Lunch Style!

You guys know I love creatively re-vamping leftovers. Case in point? Yesterday’s packed lunch. I had a fridge full of random leftovers, but nothing concrete enough to just be eaten alone. Clearly, it was time to get creative! First — I layered some baby spinach in a large tupperware. Veggie? Check! Next, I threw in these cumin-scented baked Continue Reading …

How to Pack Lunch When the Fridge is Empty

The fridge was almost completely empty yesterday when I looked into it to figure out what to pack for lunch. It’s actually kind of insane how much food Matt and I go through in one weekend of eating every meal at home! At first, I was tempted to buy lunch at school. But then I reminded myself: be creative! How to pack lunch when the fridge is Continue Reading …

Quinoa Salad 5 Minute Packable Lunch

Another day, another 5 minute packable lunch! Because as we discovered the other day, the best way to stay healthy while busy is to stay prepared. :) For my main course, I had some leftover Zesty Kumquat Quinoa Salad with some cannellini beans mixed in. I love revamping leftovers, and the cannellini beans were a perfect addition to this Continue Reading …

Fun with Macro Lenses

Happy day after Christmas! The presents have been opened, wrapping paper and ribbon is strewn about the house, and we are busy getting organized to leave for Europe tomorrow! We’re just hoping this doesn’t interfere: I mean, the weathermen are always wrong about huge snowstorms, right? Right?? (Actually, the snow “storm” has already been Continue Reading …

Leftovers Made Awesome & Fats + Oils Lab!

Hellooooooo! First things first — how to make leftovers awesome. (I definitely have an entire category on my blog entitled “Leftovers Made Awesome,” by the way. Check it out ;) ) One of my favorite things is taking something that’s sitting around in the fridge looking sad and making it into a new masterpiece :) On Friday at lunch, I was Continue Reading …

No. More. Dairy!!

Before I get to my Food Science Lab recap… I just have to share my salad from lunch yesterday. So tasty (and pretty, too)! Since I have some leftover canned sweet potato from making my epic Sweet Potato Whole Wheat Bread Pudding, I decided to whip up a variation of my Black Bean & Pumpkin Veggie Burgers, but using sweet potato, instead! Continue Reading …

A New 5 Minute Lunch + Philly Meet Up!

Good morning! I made another awesome 5-minute lunch this morning to take to work! If you’re a new reader, check out my other posts in my 5-minute packable lunch series: How to pack lunch in 5 minutes flat: part 1 How to pack lunch in 5 minutes flat: part 2 The 5 minute leftover special + tips for avoiding office junk food A delicious Continue Reading …