tomato basil soup

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

5 Tips for Falling into Autumn… Gracefully

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It’s officially fall, which means it’s time to take a look back at summer, embrace the memories, and then embrace the present – chilly nights, sweaters, root vegetables, and all. As much as I love summer’s hot nights, muggy days, and piercing sun, there’s something about fall’s crisp air that reinvigorates you after the lazy, hazy days of summer. The sun… Continue reading 5 Tips for Falling into Autumn… Gracefully

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

What I’ve Learned About Growing Herbs: Part II

I’ve enjoyed growing my herb garden all summer long (summer, please don’t go) and I hope you’ve enjoyed learning with me and viewing my pictures from my first few months living in NYC. If you read my last post, “5 Things I Learned About Growing Herbs” you’ll pick up on some of my tips and tricks for growing your own urban herb garden. I thought I’d share a … Continue reading What I’ve Learned About Growing Herbs: Part II

A Veggie Lover’s Sriracha Shakshuka Recipe

In my last post, 3 Quick & Easy Breakfast recipes, I listed out three (ok, four) breakfast foods that I love to make in the morning. These recipes don’t require slaving over the kitchen or watching the time before you have to run out the door. They are just as the title states, “quick & easy” and they are healthy and delicious too! I wanted … Continue reading A Veggie Lover’s Sriracha Shakshuka Recipe

banana pancakes

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