Meal Prep Monday: Recipes and Inspiration for the Week Ahead

Meal Prep Monday: Recipes and Inspiration for the Week Ahead

I'm not a big "meal prepper," but yesterday, I spent most of the afternoon planning meals, shopping, and cooking. My husband was shocked. He was pleased, of course, because now he doesn't have to scrounge in the fridge to find lunch for work each day...but nevertheless, he was shocked. And honestly, although I hate eating [...]

Merry Christmas | Grove Collaborative Review (+ Discount!)

Merry Christmas | Grove Collaborative Review (+ Discount!)

Happy day-after-Thanksgiving, everyone! It's 88 degrees outside my house right now, but inside, it's officially Christmastime. I got out my Mrs. Meyers Iowa Pine candle, which smells EXACTLY like a fresh Christmas tree, and I unboxed all sorts of other goodies from my latest Grove Collaborative order. If you'd like to try Grove Collaborative, click [...]

Survival Mode

I haven't been posting as much as I should lately, in part because I have been busy with work and with chores (especially moving back in to my kitchen after the remodel), and in part because I'm struggling to find motivation to do much of anything beyond the bare necessities of life. I haven't been [...]

#FoodinFilm Blogathon (Day 3): A Simple, Easy Watch Party Menu for “Chef”

#FoodinFilm Blogathon (Day 3): A Simple, Easy Watch Party Menu for “Chef”

On Friday, Rebecca over at Taking Up Room wrote about the food from Gilmore Girls. Today, my post is inspired by Lorelai and Rory's food-focused movie nights. Those girls take movie nights VERY seriously: The snacks are no joke either: Here's the thing about the Gilmores though. They love to eat, but cooking? Not so much. [...]

#FoodinFilm Blogathon (Day 2): “Chef-Driven Grilled Cheese”

#FoodinFilm Blogathon (Day 2): “Chef-Driven Grilled Cheese”

In Los Angeles, food trucks are big business. There are food truck events all over the city most nights of the week, hosting a variety of trucks ranging from single-truck small businesses to chain restaurants on wheels. One of the trucks I see often (probably because there are actually several of them) is The Grilled [...]

#FoodinFilm Blogathon (Day 1): Food Trucks and Multiculturalism

#FoodinFilm Blogathon (Day 1): Food Trucks and Multiculturalism

When I heard about the Food in Film Blogathon, the first movie that popped into my mind was Chef, starring Jon Favreau. My husband and I have always loved food trucks; our first date was a visit to the Kogi BBQ truck, and it meant so much to us that we had them cater our wedding. [...]

My Low-Sugar Journey: Update #6 (Handling Celebrations)

My Low-Sugar Journey: Update #6 (Handling Celebrations)

Food is an inseparable part of many social events, from birthday parties to bridal showers to Super Bowl Sunday. For many, Halloween marks the beginning of a season of celebratory treats. In my house, the celebration starts a little earlier, with my husband's October birthday and, as we enter this particular holiday season, I've been [...]