Sweet Potato Noodle Peanut Stir Fry

How was the weekend?  My weekend was super fun!  Friday night, we went to see a friend in the show Catch Me If You Can at the Aurora Fox Theater and the show was AMAZING! Saturday, we celebrated my birthday with dinner at Watercourse (a vegan … [Read more...]

Chicken Lentil Shepherd’s Pie

A comforting and satisfying take on the traditional Shepherd's pie made with a combination of ground chicken and lentils instead of lamb for the filling.  This lightened up version of the traditional, hearty dish mixes turnips with potatoes for the … [Read more...]

No-Fuss Italian Chicken Burgers with Roasted Vegetables

Happy Monday! It felt so great NOT to spend the entire weekend studying this weekend :)  Overall, it was pretty low-key and productive all at the same time.  Love it!  If you are just here for the recipe...scroll to the bottom, but otherwise I'll … [Read more...]

My Healthier Zucchini Bread Recipe Project

In my first semester of my program to become a Registered Dietitian (RD), one of the courses I took focused on the science behind cooking and food.  As someone who has always been fascinated with the way things work in the kitchen, this class was … [Read more...]

No Tortilla Chicken Soup

Nothing says "welcome home!" more than a huge pot of warm soup on the stove.  This soup is very simple, and can be made ahead of time.  It often tastes better when reheated after the flavors meld together for a day or two in the fridge, which makes … [Read more...]

Recent New-To-Me Recipes!

As you know (or if you are a new reader...you know now!) I love experimenting and playing in the kitchen.  I love trying other people's recipes as much as I love creating my own. Recently, I have tried two recipes that have been so good I … [Read more...]

Pattypan Squash Cakes

Last week, Brian and I had our first experience with Basic Roots Community Foods as we purchased some fresh produce items from their delivery farmer's market. We kept our order small this first time, only purchasing cucumbers, pattypan squash, … [Read more...]

Completely Delicious Meatless Zucchini Lasagna

Many of you may know that Monday was the official launch of Body Pump release 82 at the gym I am an instructor at.  Because I love a theme, and I love to dress for the occasion, I ordered a shirt from the Les Mills web site that matches the Body Pump … [Read more...]

My First Official Launch and Zucchini Complete Breakfast

Good morning! I have to start by saying that last night's launch was amazing!  We had such a great turnout for all of the classes and we all had so much fun doing it.  I have to admit that I was pretty nervous before teaching my two tracks in the … [Read more...]

Food Girl and Tupperware Man

Happy Hump Day! I can't believe that it is already midweek, so far this week is flying! Yesterday, when I got home from work, I put my millions of bags from the day away, then started right away on dinner.  Since Brian and I both get home around … [Read more...]