Meal Preppin’ on a Monday

I’m sharing two easy recipes for you to meal prep all week long! These recipes pack a ton of protein, veggies, and flavor to keep you from feeling bored. Are you ready for healthy eating all week long? Hard boiled Eggs & Veggies  Protein-packed, low carb, and surprisingly filling.  1. Hard boil 6-8 eggs for the week. These are easy protein sources that you can eat … Continue reading Meal Preppin’ on a Monday

Oatmeal PB Banana Bites

I know, I know it’s been a long time since I last posted. Here’s a quick and easy healthy breakfast recipe for the weekend! Oatmeal Peanut Butter Bites  Healthy baked oatmeal bursting with crunchy peanut butter and banana! Makes 6-8 servings Ingredients: 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1  teaspoon (or more) ground cinnamon 1 cup milk (dairy or non-dairy) … Continue reading Oatmeal PB Banana Bites

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Garden Tomato Basil Soup & Other Musings

Yesterday I noticed that my basil and small tomatoes were growing like weeds. If I didn’t trim the basil, it would continue to grow straight up, become too tall and heavy, and potentially greet my neighbors upstairs. See: What I’ve Learned About Growing Herbs: Part II. As with all herbs, I’ve learned that you want to cut the herb just above a set of growing … Continue reading Garden Tomato Basil Soup & Other Musings

Why New York is Better than Los Angeles

“When its 100 degrees in New York, it’s 72 in Los Angeles. When its 30 degrees in New York, in Los Angeles it’s still 72. However, there are 6 million interesting people in New York, and only 72 in Los Angeles.” – Neil Simon New York City is the greatest city in the world. After coming back from a week long trip to California, Los … Continue reading Why New York is Better than Los Angeles

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3 Quick & Easy Breakfast Recipes

I’ve got three (+1!) recipes for you this hot, sweltering Sunday and for the week ahead. If you don’t want to leave your bed or comfy couch to go out to brunch it’s really ok. I’ve got you. Stay in and make one of these recipes: 1. Protein Pancakes – there are many ways to make your pancakes with real ingredients, more protein, and less … Continue reading 3 Quick & Easy Breakfast Recipes

Nutty Protein Banana Pancakes

After reading a blog post this morning about homemade protein pancake recipes, I wanted to make it on my own with my own ingredients. I made my variation of peanut butter banana pancakes with PB2 powdered peanut butter and a lot of other good, healthy ingredients to make them fluffy and full of flavor! These protein pancakes pack a ton of protein. I’d estimate about 30 grams of … Continue reading Nutty Protein Banana Pancakes

5 Things I Learned About Growing Herbs

Growing herbs on a fire escape can be a bit of a (fun) challenge. Here’s what I learned: 1. Leave a clear path. When I first started my little herb garden, I bought basil and dill from the Union Square Greenmarket, and I thought they looked really pretty on the steps of my fire escape. This only lasted a short time before I realized this is … Continue reading 5 Things I Learned About Growing Herbs

Make Your Own New York-style Pizza

Almost everywhere I go in NYC I am tempted by the luring smell of pizza. You know what I’m talking about. The ooey, gooey, cheesy thin crust slices sold in $1 pizza shops on every corner. This New York-style pizza is often sold in wide slices to go. How does one not eat pizza everyday? New Yorkers must have pretty good self control, or they really know how … Continue reading Make Your Own New York-style Pizza