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Last Day in Paradise

Well, friends, sadly our Puerto Rican spring break adventure has come to an end. But Matt and I had an amazing last day :) What started out as a rainy and gloomy morning turned into a beautiful afternoon! Matt and I started our day with a leisurely breakfast while watching the rain pour down.  I wasn’t sure what the breakfast Continue Reading …

Cinnamon Vanilla Sautéed Persimmons

One word: yum. If you’ve never bought persimmons before… please go buy some. Aren’t they cute? I was feeling creative yesterday and this recipe for Cinnamon Vanilla Sautéed Persimmons was born! It’s super easy to make and VERY versatile. Make a big batch of this on a Sunday, then enjoy it throughout the week! I especially loved Continue Reading …

Spiced Cranberry Compote Oatmeal

I have a new breakfast love. Oh, yes. That would be spiced cranberry compote, cottage cheese, and oatmeal, all layered together. So epic.   Spiced Cranberry Compote Oatmeal Oatmeal (base): 1/2 C raw oats 1/3 C skim milk (or soy) Few Continue Reading …

Turkey Bowl & Turkey Soup

Hello friends! I’m back in North Carolina and thoroughly sick of airports and planes. But, I had a 3 hour layover in DC so my mom came to meet me for dinner! Yay :) I had a fun last day of Thanksgiving vacay up in Pittsburgh — there were even some snow flurries! Brrrrr! It was FREEZING all day. In honor of the snow, I made a batch of my Continue Reading …

Win a Quaker’s Amazing Morning Kit!

Hello and Happy Veterans Day! I’m still dreaming of my Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal creation from yesterday (if you haven’t made it yet — do so immediately) — so I figured this was the perfect time for an oatmeal-related giveaway! Ya’ll know I love making my own oats if I’m home (check out my Perfect [Microwave] Banana Oatmeal), but when I’m Continue Reading …

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

When I woke up this morning, I knew all this crazy traveling was finally catching up with me. My throat hurt, my nose was stuffy, and I was exhausted. Plans for my usual Wednesday 6:30 a.m. run with the girls quickly went out the window; my alarm was reset and I finally dragged myself out of bed at 8. Since this is only 5 a.m. west coast time, I Continue Reading …

Oatmeal Banana Pumpkin Cookies (vegan!)

Good afternoon! I can’t believe I’m already off to San Francisco for the Foodbuzz Festival tomorrow! I’m so excited to see all my blog friends (I’m rooming with my girls Jenna and Tina — and also spending a night with Stepfanie from DailySpark, the website I’ve been contributing guest posts to for awhile!) and to meet some new ones! Continue Reading …

A Cereal Rut

Well, it’s official. I’m in a cereal rut. Every time I go to the grocery store, I tell myself I’m going to try a different kind of cereal. And then… there’s a billion kinds of cereal and I don’t feel like looking through them to see what’s not massively sugary and gross… so I just buy my favorites. Oh, Kashi. How I love Continue Reading …