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Hi guys! We actually got our first snow of the season here yesterday – wow! Definitely thought it would be one of those “OMG IT’S GOING TO SNOW BUY THE WHOLE GROCERY STORE!” days that actually ends up just being rain, but turns out we actually got a couple inches. I made a big pot of my minestrone soup (<- recipe) on Wednesday night in anticipation of a cozy day, and was glad to have leftovers to eat yesterday for lunch!

easy minestrone soup recipe

A tip I learned during my batch cooking playdate a couple months ago: keep the pasta separate from the soup if you have leftovers you are saving. Add the pasta right before eating – that way it won’t get soggy!

Here’s some other randomness to close out the week!

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A Date Night In

cooking blue apron at home

Thank you to Blue Apron for sponsoring this post. Click here to get $50 off your first two weeks of Blue Apron, and share who you would cook for in the comments below! I've shared before that Matt is the one who does most of the dinner cooking around here. Ironic, I know, since I'm the one with the food blog! We get Blue Apron every week, so it's Continue Reading …

Mix & Match Stuffed Peppers

I'm so excited to share another Mix & Match recipe with you guys today! We love stuffed peppers in this house - such a simple and nourishing meal that's also really versatile - perfect for mixing and matching fillings to meet whatever flavors you're craving. The process is so simple - just cook veggies and protein, add a grain and seasoning, Continue Reading …

Weekend Fun

rock creek fall colors run

Hi guys! If you have the day off today, I hope you've had a good holiday! Don't forget to thank a veteran for their service. <3 Our weekend has been nice - fall is in full swing in the DC area and the leaves are beautiful and such a treat. I'm really loving the cold weather, too - especially for running, which I did on Sunday morning with my Continue Reading …

Eats + Exercise

easy egg strata recipe

Hi guys! I'm glad many of you liked the look of my Butternut Squash, Prosciutto, and Goat Cheese Strata recipe that I posted yesterday! We've been enjoying the leftovers all week - it reheats well in the microwave and is especially delicious topped with fried eggs with runny yolks, and with a handful of arugula on the side! As for lunches Continue Reading …

Butternut Squash, Prosciutto, and Goat Cheese Strata Recipe

butternut strata recipe healthy

This savory and satisfying Butternut Squash, Prosciutto, and Goat Cheese Strata is a protein-packed and delicious make-ahead breakfast. Prep over the weekend and enjoy all week, or serve to guests at a brunch party! Thank you to the Egg Nutrition Center for sponsoring this post. I'm really into savory breakfasts lately. Anyone else? They just Continue Reading …

Top 5 Nutrition Mistakes Made By Runners

I recently polled a bunch of my running buddies, asking them what running nutrition themed posts and tips they'd find helpful. Last year I published posts about How to Fuel a Long Run and What to Eat Before and After a Run, so the consensus this time was to touch on some of the typical mistakes that runners often make in terms of their nutrition. I Continue Reading …

Fall Weekend

Hi guys! We had the most gorgeous fall weather this weekend - such a treat! The highlight of the weekend was a fun hike yesterday with friends. Had to take advantage of the beautiful fall day - the leaves are finally starting to change and it's so gorgeous out there. We met up out at Raven's Rock Trail in Bluemont, VA area. We ended up using Continue Reading …

Halloween etc.

Hi guys! We had a fun Halloween - I hope you did too! Apparently I missed the memo that everyone dresses their babies in really awesome, over-the-top costumes on Halloween - next year I'm clearly going to need to step up my game! But at least she was comfy. :) Freyja was the real star, anyway - her hot dog costume is always a big hit around Continue Reading …

2018 FNCE Educational Sessions Recap

FNCE 2018 recap

As I mentioned previously, last week was FNCE, the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo. It's the world’s largest meeting of food and nutrition experts, with more than 10,000 dietitians, nutrition science researchers, policy makers, health-care providers and industry leaders in attendance. I've attended the conference a number of years now Continue Reading …