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Slow Cookin’

I busted out the slow cooker this week for the first time in forever! 

On Monday night, we had our friends Heather, Mike, and their toddler Casey over for dinner. Matt and I were both working most of the day, so I put our slow cooker to work so dinner would be ready by the time we got home and our friends arrived – perfect!

make ahead slow cooker chicken tikka masala

On the menu was my Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala, which I prepped ahead a few weeks ago with my friend Jackie during our meal prep mini-party (aka just the two of us, while Matt and her husband and the kids hung out). We just put all the raw recipe ingredients into a ziplock bag, then froze it for later.

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10 Best Immunity Boosting Foods for Cold and Flu Season

best immunity boosting foods for cold & flu season

Did you know that some foods can help boost your immune system naturally and work to keep you healthy? In this post, I'll show you how to easily incorporate the best immunity boosting foods into your diet. Cold and flu season is in full swing, but that doesn't mean you have to get sick! Read on for some of nature's best illness fighters – all Continue Reading …

Chill Valentine’s

valentine's pizza and salad

How was your weekend? We kicked ours off with a super chill Valentine's dinner - instead of going out, we decided staying cozy and playing with Riese at home sounded like more fun, so we ordered pizza and made some salads to go with it. Perfect - just what I was in the mood for! After we got Riese to bed, Matt and I started watching the Continue Reading …

Super Random Stuff from the Week

baked chicken cheese zucchini dish

I think that may be my best blog post title yet - what do you think? ;) Happy Valentine's Day, friends! Have you checked out my Easy + Healthy Valentine's Day recipes for inspiration if you are planning to cook at home tonight? Riese and I had a little lunch date out today - it was a fun Valentine's treat for both of us! Plus, that meant I Continue Reading …

Easy & Healthy Valentine’s Day Recipes

Want to show a loved one you care by cooking for them this Valentine's Day, but not trying to spend all day in the kitchen? Here's a round up of my favorite fast and easy healthy Valentine's Day Recipes! Hey friends - are you ready for Valentine's Day (or Gal-entines Day!) on Friday? Whether you're spending the day with a significant other, Continue Reading …

Training continues!

dc run with friends

Half marathon training continues! I had the best run yesterday with friends - the company made the miles seriously fly by and it was a perfect weather day for a run. It was a nice treat after the nonstop rain we had all last week... and that we will apparently have this week too!  Self timer jumping photo fail - ha! Continue Reading …

Friday Randomness

warm sunny february day in dc = run

This week started out crazy gorgeous - 60 and sunny on Monday was quite the treat!  I had an al fresco lunch at Nectar in Del Ray; I love this cafe's chicken salads because the chicken is really tender and flavorful (I feel like sometimes chicken on salad is super dry/blah)! Plus a green iced tea and some unpictured bread (brought from Continue Reading …

Orange Ginger Salmon Recipe

orange ginger salmon

Salmon is one of my favorite easy go-to meals at home - it's quick to prepare and, if you use a sheet pan method, relatively hands off! This orange ginger salmon recipe is a new favorite - I hope you will love it too.  Want more salmon recipe ideas? Check out my Sheet Pan Asian Salmon with Veggies, Baked Salmon with Lemon Mustard Dill Continue Reading …

Raleigh Weekend

blue jay point lake trail raleigh

Matt, Riese, and I spent the weekend in Raleigh, North Carolina visiting family! It was fun to head back to North Carolina - I miss that gorgeous Carolina Blue sky so much. For newer readers: Matt and I lived in Chapel Hill, NC for a couple years (2010-2012) while I was getting my Masters of Public Health in Nutrition at UNC. We loved it Continue Reading …

Things I’m Loving Lately

dc sunrise

Hey friends! In case you missed it: fANNEtastic food is hiring! Check out my 2020 intentions post for details, and see the link to the full job description near the end of the post. Please spread the word - thanks in advance! Also, I just realized the Super Bowl is on Sunday! :) If you need some recipe ideas, check out this blog post: Healthy Continue Reading …