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How to Cook Quinoa (a step-by-step guide + recipes!)

Random cravings. I get them all the time. Could be due to the fact that I’m pregnancy, but but in fact, I go through these weird phases where I’ll eat the same thing for a month straight. Does that ever happen to you?Just this past month I’ve...

Peanut Butter and Jelly Oatmeal Bake

All I could think about last week was peanut butter and jelly variations.Peanut butter jelly breakfast toast with extra crunchy chia seeds. Peanut butter on a cinnamon raisin bagel (omg). Peanut butter and fresh strawberries spread on banana muffins. Peanut butter and jelly stuffed french toast.Peanut butter and...

Brussels Sprouts Mac and Cheese

Are you a fan of brussels sprouts? If not, I’m about to change your mind with this fabulous creamy, gooey brussels sprouts mac and cheese. Because let’s be honest, everything’s better when it involves mac and cheese. When I was growing up I ate a lot of Kraft Mac...

Honey Cinnamon Almond Butter Energy Bites

Sometimes after I eat lunch, I crave a little sometime sweet. Or sometimes it’s when that mid-morning sweet tooth hits and I just need something to hold me over until lunch. Of course, there’s always the 3pm hanger that kicks in where I really can’t decide if I...

Roasted Carrot Cauliflower Quinoa Salad

I like to call this salad sunshine in a bowl. Or on a platter. Because however you serve this carrot cauliflower quinoa salad, it’s everything you could want: bright, refreshing, flavorful, bold, cozy and nutritious! Tons of veggies, fresh herbs, crunch and flavor, too. I’ve been trying my best...

Bright & Flavorful Sunshine Dressing

I feel like we could all use a little bit of sunshine in our lives, am I right? We’re due for yet another snowstorm here in Chicago this week, meanwhile I’m over here buying spring dresses and getting excited for all of the daily walks I’m going to...

The Best Fluffy Moist Cornbread Ever

Hold the bread and butter please, I’d like a slice of deliciously SWEET, moist, fluffy cornbread that’s topped with salted butter and drizzled with a little more honey. Just so heavenly, right? My favorite ways to enjoy cornbread include with my favorite turkey chili, with homemade sloppy joe meat...

One Pan Ginger Chicken Meatballs with Peanut Sauce

When Tony and I first met he ate completely different than he does now. He was into red meat, burgers, fried food, Papa John’s pizza, tater tots and anything that was cheap and easy. He’s learned a lot through cooking with me and being exposed to a variety of...

Toasted Quinoa Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles

If you’re looking for an easy, no bake treat that’s ready in just about 15-20 minutes, then I’ve got the perfect one for you. Meet my crispy toasted quinoa chocolate peanut butter truffles made with only 7 ingredients! If you’re anything like me, you’ll find yourself obsessing over the...

Date Night In Cilantro Pistachio Pesto Shrimp Pasta

Today I’m here to share a fabulous shrimp recipe you can impress just about anybody with: Cilantro Pistachio Pesto Shrimp Pasta. GUYS, IT’S SO GOOD and absolutely perfect for Valentine’s Day. It’s made with my favorite pesto of all time, too! This pesto pasta one of those recipes that...