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self care is not selfish – life lessons from a yogi

self care is not selfish – life lessons from a yogi

Self care is not selfish.  Repeat that.  Self care is not selfish.  Self care is NECESSARY!  Before I had my baby I didn’t have to prioritize self care.  My life was full of it.  Yoga every day, massages every other week, spa days, traveling whenever […]

lazy lasagna

lazy lasagna

I love lasagna!  Actually I love pasta in general, so lasagna is no exception.  I love all the layers of pasta and cheesy goodness.  But it is such process to make (here is a recipe for a traditional version).  So it’s not something I make […]

soup sundays: chicken wild rice soup

soup sundays: chicken wild rice soup

Chicken wild rice soup was something my dad would bring a big pot of when he would visit me in college.  Growing up in the Upper Peninsula winter lasts what feels like six months.  So soup becomes a staple.  He would come visit and I […]

fix the inside first – life lessons from a yogi

fix the inside first – life lessons from a yogi

The other night my girlfriends and I got together for some much needed drinks and time together.  We were talking about the stress of COVID and how it’s really hard.  For everyone.  We chatted about at home workouts and weight gain.  One of my friends […]

veggie burrito bowls

veggie burrito bowls

There are some nights when I don’t want to cook but don’t feel like getting take out either.  Chipolte is a go-to for us as far as takeout goes.  I love their veggie burrito bowls.  The combination of beans, rice and faijta veggies are light […]

life lessons from a yogi: it’s ok to not be ok

life lessons from a yogi: it’s ok to not be ok

It’s been awhile since I wrote a “life lesson from a yogi” post.  The world we live in has been so crazy.  It is scary and HARD trying to navigate this new “norm” if you will.  It is astounding to think that literally every person […]

Pesto Panzanella Salad

Pesto Panzanella Salad

Since it’s summer we are eating a ton more salads.  They are perfect on a hot summer night.  We don’t eat a lot of bread but every now and again we make BLTs and I don’t like the rest of the bread to go to […]

Easy Lemon Garlic Parmesan Rice

Easy Lemon Garlic Parmesan Rice

Lately I have been inspired by my travels when I cook dinner.  Probably more so than ever since I am unable to travel anywhere.  We have been cooking a lot of Greek inspired dishes.  From Village Salads to Greek Bowls.  The other night we were […]

Orecchiette with Tomato Cream Sauce

Orecchiette with Tomato Cream Sauce

I think I was an Italian grandma in a past life.  I love all things pasta.  Also I don’t know how to make dinner for two.  I cook too much food always.  On the weekends I love making pasta.  This past weekend was no exception.  […]

Grilled Chicken Greek Bowls

Grilled Chicken Greek Bowls

I love Greek food.  And while I don’t cook a ton of their traditional dishes I definitely use them as inspiration.  I have been making these grilled chicken Greek bowls almost weekly lately.  They sound complicated but they really aren’t.  If you have a grill […]


FALL EATS - SOUPS

soup sundays: chicken wild rice soup

soup sundays: chicken wild rice soup

Chicken wild rice soup was something my dad would bring a big pot of when he would visit me in college.  Growing up in the Upper Peninsula winter lasts what feels like six months.  So soup becomes a staple.  He would come visit and I […]

Soup Sundays: Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Soup Sundays: Broccoli Cheddar Soup

I LOVE a good broccoli cheddar soup!  Panera has one of my favorite versions.  When I was little my grandpa used to make cream of broccoli with chicken soup that was also good.  But it was a little runny and made with full fat milk […]

Pantry Cooking – A Compilation of Recipes

Pantry Cooking – A Compilation of Recipes

Pantry cooking?  I don’t even really know how to do that since I rely on fresh foods entirely.  These times are crazy right now so I am learning to be resourceful.  So usually I don’t create posts like this but we are in weird times […]

soup sundays: italian inspired beef stew

soup sundays: italian inspired beef stew

We finally got snow!  So it’s the perfect type of day to make some comfort food.  I don’t eat red meat a ton but sometimes I CRAVE a good beef stew.  My husband moved here from Texas and he used to think it was so […]

soup sundays: lemon couscous soup

soup sundays: lemon couscous soup

I seriously could eat soup every day, but especially in the winter.  Lately I have been loving a good brothy soup.  Normally I cook with a lot of vegetarian broth but there is something about chicken broth that makes me feel comforted.  And I love […]