Falling Back with Coffee + Home Cooking

Hello Monday. Even with the bonus hour of sleep (which I took FULL advantage of), Monday came as abruptly as ever.      And with the lowest temperatures of the fall, which is really only going to contribute to my discontent. I’m definitely a coffee-only morning person, and will consider food a few hours later…

Fall Living: Halloween + Taco Salad

There’s something inherently warm and inviting about the smell of fall air.  I’ve always loved this time of year.  I loved the start of school when i was younger – the supply shopping, the structure of a set schedule, and the feeling of a new beginning. As I’ve gotten older and school no longer serves…

A Little of This, A Little of That

So, on monday I made a rookie mistake.  I planned and cooked one of my favorite meals, and even brought out the good camera to capture the whole thing.  What I failed to do was make sure the memory card was actually in the camera.  So, sorry folks, no pictures. That being said, here’s what was on…

A Week of Updates: From coffee to wine

This has been ‘one of those weeks.’  You know the kind where your workouts and meals seem like they’re wedged into 30 minute blocks and the rest of life slops out of it’s designated time slots to overtake your day?  Yes, it was that week.  Thankfully those brief windows of fueling and sweating managed to…

Grocery Lists + Clutch Ingredients

I have received a number of requests and questions about what my grocery list looks like, and what absolute must-haves are in the pantry to help keep things clean, but still worth eating. For the most part I’m a believer in shopping the perimeter of a store:  produce, fruit, meat, eggs, wine.  Okay, wine isn’t…

Talking Leafy Greens on Earth Day

You didn’t see a ton of [green] salads from me through the winter (though there were several created), but now that spring is here I’m all up in the leafy greens.  In the warmer weather, having the lighter option for meals is so appealing, and still allows for great variations, all while still abiding by the…