Does a craving for the holidays ever just hit you HARD? This past week I haven’t been feeling well, the weather’s been kind of gloomy, and all I can think about how cozy and comforting it’s going to feel when I get to go home for Thanksgiving. I had to do something to ease the […]

Body, On The Side

October 31, 2018

Seasonal Roasted Pumpkin and Brussels

If the words “stuffed” and “squash” in the title of this dish isn’t sweet music to your ears, then what if I throw in “chorizo” and “queso fresco”? If you’re anything like me, there’s a straight up symphony going on in your head (and maybe your stomach) right now. Whether Texas weather chooses to acknowledge […]

Body, Main Attraction

October 4, 2018

Southwest Stuffed Squash

Let’s be real for second… 90% of my meals aren’t as cohesive or pretty as the ones I post on my blog. As a master’s student with a full-time job, commuting, singing at church, maintaining friendships and carving out time to work out and spend time with the Lord, can I get a loud “ain’t […]

Real Life, Soul

September 20, 2018

15 Tips to Master Meal Prep

This cold front hit Texas just in time for pears and apples to make their debut at Dallas Farmer’s Market this weekend. And when I say cold front, I mean it got below 80 degrees. But nonetheless, I was rejoicing at the hint of crispness in the air. With featuring two of my favorite fruits, […]

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September 14, 2018

Toast to Apple + Pear Season

Is it just me, or does it feel like we’re in some odd purgatory season between summer and fall? I’m already starting to see pumpkin flavored foods and drinks hit the shelves, but I would probably sweat out cinnamon if I tried drinking a PSL while my dashboard reads 103. And nothing feels right about […]

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August 30, 2018

Pork Chops + Purple Pea Succotash

I don’t know about you, but I have been loving zucchini more than usual this summer. It’s such a versatile veggie- add it to any stir fry, make noodles, or hide it in your smoothie for an extra dose of filling fiber. And the best part is, the summer abundance means it’s extra cheap. That’s […]

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August 28, 2018

Spinach and Turkey Meatballs + Zucchini Pasta Primavera

Indulging in a Healthy Lifestyle This past weekend, I experienced New York for the first time. And somewhere between the bagels and charcoal lattes I came to realize something. Our human brains LOVE labels. They are crucial to helping us understand and identify things. You look at the label on the back of your food […]

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August 24, 2018

Indulging in a Healthy Lifestyle

Before we get to the food, I have to share some fun news!! I am officially partnering with the Dallas Farmer’s Market to bring you specially curated recipes using fresh, seasonal produce from your local partners. I’m so excited to learn more about seasonal produce together and bring you the stories behind each vendor at […]

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August 13, 2018

Watermelon Shrimp Ceviche + Exciting Announcement

Have you ever tried to lure someone into coming to your party by telling them you were serving canned tuna? I sure hope not. But tell them you’re serving tapenade on crostini, and they may not know what language you’re speaking, but they’ll come if for no other reason but curiosity. You can whip up […]

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August 2, 2018

Tuna Tapenade Cucumber Crostini

A Guide to My Second Home(s) Really odd but true fact about me- I LOVE grocery stores. My dad jokes that I might as well have my paycheck direct-deposited to Whole Foods. I credit this to the fact that I grew up with only a Walmart within about 30 miles of where I lived. It […]

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July 19, 2018

A Guide to My Second Home(s)