whipped butternut & goat cheese dip

I forgot to tell you about one of my most exciting gifts from Santa. AN IMMERSION BLENDER. I want to go on an all-soup diet so that I can use it every day. I’m sure over the holidays you ate your fair share of apps. There’s pretty much nothing better than an array of dips/spreads/shrimp…

rainbow chard w/ lentils & sweet potato

Have you guys bought Adele’s new album yet?! I literally bought it the morning it came out. Before I even got out of bed. I love her. Then I went home for Thanksgiving and insisted we listen to it on repeat. Sorry, Dad’s 70s Pandora station. It is vital that we learn all the lyrics to…

protein-packed overnight oats

I’ve mentioned several times that I have ritualistic eating habits. Cereal every morning (lately I’ve been back on my Raisin Bran Crunch kick, though when I was in Rochester I made muesli almost exclusively). Lunch is always Greek yogurt and a PB&J. I get excited for both every day, and it has made for easy planning…

slow cooker pumpkin crumble cake

Let’s be real. This is a dump cake. But what moron invented this term for such an awesome creation?! It was Sandra Lee, I bet. Damn you, Sandra Lee. I saw this idea on The Kitchen when I binge watched like 18 episodes on a Saturday, and I knew I had to try it. Token pumpkin…

kale salad with roasted acorn squash

How did I make it through Halloween without eating a single fun-size (or large, which is the true definition of “fun” size) candy bar?! I feel ashamed. In spite of eating zero candy, I’ve been away the last four weekends and feel like my food equilibrium is completely off. This is the problem from eating…

spaghetti with butternut and sage

Allow me to introduce you to the greatest road trip game of all time. The GS and I did a LOT of driving over the last 2 weeks, between heading to Syracuse for my grandma’s 90th birthday party (#AllHaleTheQueen) and then to Long Island for a wedding this weekend, we clocked in close to 20…

lightened up hash browns

…for dinner. At least for me it was dinner. I almost never eat eggs for breakfast, but I would say I do eggs for dinner at least 2-3 nights a week. Omelette, sunny side up over sauteed spinach, or two fried eggs with toast and a bowl of peas. Oh, is that last one not…

corn & poblano wrap

This is not an adequate title for all the lovely things in this wrap. It is, however, what the Real Deal Deli in Dedham, MA called the wrap which inspired this creation. I had this for lunch one day about a month ago when I was training in Massachusetts and I loooooved it. It’s always…

margherita pizza

WEDDING COUNTDOWN IS IN SINGLE DIGITS. I hope my mom isn’t reading this, she’s stressed like crazy and doesn’t need a reminder. On Monday this week I thought, “Maybe I’ll do a juice cleanse!” Not that I want to be crazy and lose a bunch of weight, but after all the dining out all summer…

slow cooker pulled pork

I have spent the entire summer traveling all over the country every week, and somehow the only “famous” person I’ve seen was Jim Boeheim. And that includes two trips to California. This doesn’t seem fair. When I was in Phoenix, I had a chatty Lyft driver (not the creepy one who picked me up from…