Thanks to Wild Garden for teaming up on this post! All opinions are my own. It's the most wonderful time of the year, isn't it? Well... except for maybe the cold weather and unpredictable temperatures. I hate when I leave in the morning in my big puffy winter jacket and by the time I get on the train, I'm so hot and miserable from being squished between two strangers and from sitting in a subway car that hasn't figured out how to actually be set to a comfortable … [Read more...]
For all you veggies out there.
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #IDSimplyPure #CollectiveBias Pancakes are quickly becoming a weekend tradition at our house. Isn't there something special about slowly waking up on a Saturday, brewing up a pot of coffee, and making a big ol' batch of fluffy pancakes? Each time I make a batch, I try a new recipe. It's fun for me and it's helped me discover what I look for in a good … [Read more...]
Smoothies and I are in a long term relationship. My mom first started making them for me when I was in high school. Then when I ventured off on my own in college, I requested a Magic Bullet for my 20th birthday in order to continue making my favorite breakfast. (Fact: I got two Magic Bullets that year - one from Ty and one from my mom. I probably should have thought my gift list through better.) And when Ty and I moved to Chicago, you better believe my trusty little … [Read more...]
I get lots of comments about the number of eggs I buy weekly. Typically, 1.5 or 2 dozen eggs make it into my cart to feed our household of two. People always want to know what we do with them all. And my answer 99% of the time is... hard boil them! What I love about eggs is that they are a quick and inexpensive source of protein. I can get a dozen eggs for $2.66 which comes out to just $.22 per egg. On Sundays, I always hard boil a dozen to have on hand for a … [Read more...]
Fall is my absolute favorite season. The crispness in the air. The warmth of big heavy sweaters. The comfort of soups and stews. And of course, the deliciousness of anything pumpkin spice. Now maybe it's a bit cliche to love everything pumpkin spice, but I can't help but feel that the mark of fall is embodied in its smell and taste. The only thing I don't love about lots of pumpkin spice things are the additives and junk that are used to make them … [Read more...]