Broccoli Fritters

Just as we were nearing the end of April a friend of mine challenged me to go meatless for the month of May. Because I’m still trying to kick my pregnancy weight, I figured it would be a good idea to join her. In preparation for #MeatlessInMay, she posted zucchini fritters on her Snapchat. They…

Mielle Organics Twist Out

Happy Tuesday world! And Happy first day of May. Today one of my coworkers asked me a question on a conference call and I said, “oh we should know the answer to that on May first. Just sit tight.” “Today is May first.” I could have slapped myself. I literally needed to slap myself right…

Recreating Me (Fitter & Healthier)

On January 3rd I was granted one of the most amazing gifts I could have ever asked for. A gift I prayed and fasted and cried for. A gift I didn’t think would fill dark holes and unthinkable piles of emptiness. Who am I to even deserve something so beautiful and amazing? I gave birth…

My Return to Natural

The very first time I went natural I was in graduate school (circa 2008). I was in Peoria, Illinois where I didn’t know very many people–completely separated from friends and family and every considerable connection I had ever known. So in a heated argument with my hair, I finally decided to quit. I quit my…

Vegan Avocado Cinnamon Muffins

One day my husband came home with a sack of avocados. And by sack, I legit mean sack. He put them on the counter and said, “I know how much you love avocado.” He was right. I do love avocado–so much. But all you avocado lovers know that it’s a tough life dealing with avocados….

Dill Chicken Meatballs

Lately I’ve sort of been obsessed with chicken meatballs. I’m not so sure why but they’ve taken over in my kitchen. Chicken is such a blank slate, but it can also be very boring and monotonous if you’re not careful. Luckily meatballs are far from boring, especially when you have a seasoning rack filled with…

Honey Garlic Wings

Last week I had an ahh-mazing girls night with a couple of tried and true friends and a couple of new friends. I’ve been struggling lately with a bit of friend turnover when I realized that a few people I considered to be very good friends didn’t deserve that title at all. People say you…

Gluten Free Sweet Potato Bread

First off I’d like to send a huge thank you to all of my followers. You guys have been going strong with me for a while and I appreciate you keeping up with my stories and recipes (even in the times when I completely neglect my blog space). Today I have a brand new recipe…

Chicken Sausage & Peppers

Summer is on its way out the door. And that means goodbye to all the colorful dishes and hello to pumpkin and sweet potato. But summer isn’t gone yet, so I’m holding on to it for as long as I possibly can.  That’s why I decided to go for sausage and peppers for dinner tonight….

Rae Thai (One Pot Rice Pasta)

Hello everyone! I hope you all are doing lovely today. I’m super excited to share this recipe with you because it’s super easy and totally guilt free.  You may not know this, but I am in love with Asian cuisine. I know I always say I’m in love with other stuff like pasta and cream…