Cilantro Jalapeño Spread

Hello and thanks for stopping in! Last night I made Taco Salad and completely forgot to pick up salsa at the grocery store while shopping for all of the ingredients.  I didn’t realize until I was halfway through chopping the lettuce and preparing the ground beef that I completely forgot salsa. Personally, I cannot eat taco…

Stuffed Mexican Style Bell Peppers

While I particularly love delicious tacos and a refreshing margarita on Fridays, these healthy stuffed Mexican style bell peppers are a crowd pleaser every day of the week! Ingredients: •1 pound lean ground beef •1 can organic black beans •1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese •1 can diced tomatoes •1 jalapeno •1 lime •4 bell peppers (cut…

Easy Oat Flour Banana Pancakes

Pancakes are one of my favorite breakfast meals, but the heavy duty calories and flour that go into pancakes are a couple of the reasons I refrain from making them too often. Growing up, my dad used to make the most delicious pancakes every once in a while, so every now and then I need…

Quick Homemade Kale Chips

There’s nothing better than feeling good and feeling good about the foods we put into our bodies. Swapping out the french fries for a side salad or opting for fruit instead of creme brulee is never easy but if done consistently can yield great results for our health. Although the sweets might taste better, truth…

Butternut Squash and Bacon Soup

This year, it is a goal of mine to add more dishes to my weekly menu that are filled with fresh vegetables and ingredients that are good for the body! This Butternut Squash & Bacon Soup will definitely be a staple go-to! It’s pretty easy to make, a definite crowd pleaser for people that like…

Savory Bacon and Spinach Scramble on Toast

When trying to maintain a healthy and balanced diet, preparation is key. With a busy schedule it can become tempting to give in and opt for an easy bowl of cereal or croissant in the morning as opposed to a well-balanced breakfast. This is a struggle for me and i’m here to encourage you to…

Creamy Chicken and Cheese Tortellini Soup w/ Bok Choy

I found the inspiration for this recipe on aspicyperspective.com and switched up a bit of the ingredients, added my own ingredients and cooked it a bit differently. The great thing about cooking is having the ability to pick and choose which ingredients work best for you and your taste buds.  Here are the exact ingredients and…

3 Hacks to Keep Your Cross-Country Relationship Alive

Being in a long distance relationship (ldr) can be one of the most difficult and trying times between two people. From living in different time zones, having careers with completely different daily schedules and spending hundreds of dollars on flights and trips to visit each other, it’s a ton of work! Luckily, if you aren’t…

Let’s Celebrate National Yoga Month

September is National Yoga Month so let’s celebrate! Below I have shared a few of my staple, at-home YouTube Yoga workouts that you will love! Personally, I have found Vinyasa Yoga key to tightening up my obliques and elongating my leg muscles. There is nothing sexier than a snatched waistline and toned legs. If you’re a…

5 Things I Miss Most About LA

I recently moved from LA to the Bay Area and I am having serious withdrawals from a few of my Southern California faves. Exploring the Bay Area is on the forefront of my mind at the moment, but couldn’t help reminiscing and sharing a few of my LA go-tos. Honestly I will probably do a Kanye…