Meal Prep | Recipes

Meal Prep – Carnitas

There’s something about fall always feels like the time to declutter, organize, and just get my life together in general. I think it’s the result of years of my Type A self trying to get ready for school. Luckily, I’m not in school anymore, but that leaves me trying to channel all this energy into […]

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Recipes | Salad | Vegetarian

Greek Chickpea Salad

Guys. I set out to make a Buddha bowl the other day and ended up with one of the best salads I’ve ever made. Tangy, garlicky, crunchy, fresh, filling, and super quick. You could even use a bag of pre-shredded coleslaw mix or prepped veggies from the grocery store to make this even faster. Just […]

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Recipes

Instant Pot Pork Carnitas

I make some kind of Mexican-style meal at least once a week. Usually more often than that. Anything from basic taco-style ground beef to cauliflower taco bowls to these simple, delicious carnitas. Smokey, juicy pulled pork, with little crispy edges and a zesty punch of lime? Yes, please. I make these in the Instant Pot […]

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Pasta | Recipes

Asian Noodle Bowl

When my husband and I moved in together, we loved spending our afternoons in the kitchen making dinner together and had no problem dirtying every dish in the house to get exactly what we wanted. A lot of life has happened since those days… We’ve both changed jobs, we’re on different shifts, and we had […]

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Recipes | Treats

S’mores Crispy Treats

I can’t be the only person who thinks “I wish I could have these every day” whenever I have s’mores. It never fails though, I have a true s’more – with a peanut butter cup instead of chocolate bar, obviously – and then spend the rest of the week making sad oven s’mores or even […]

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Recipes | Vegetarian

Cauliflower Taco Filling

When the weather starts to heat up and the Iowa humidity gets out of control, I crave all the veggies. My craving for tacos on the other hand, knows no season. Enter: Cauliflower Taco Filling. It’s hearty enough to keep you full through an afternoon of swimming or an evening by the campfire, but it’s not so heavy that it slows you down.

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Cookies | Recipes

Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Almond Cookies

These cookies may be one of my favorite things I’ve ever made. They’re chewy and nutty and not overly sweet. They’re delicious with or without the chocolate coating, but it is definitely worth the extra effort. Preheat your oven to 350. Spread out your coconut shavings and almond slivers on a parchment-lined baking sheet and […]

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One Pot Dinner | Pasta

18 Minute Mac & Peas

I have been a mac and cheese lover since day one. My mom used to make it on the stove top with shell pasta, velveeta, butter, and milk. Sorry for giving away the secret family recipe, mom. It wasn’t until college I realized that people top macaroni and cheese with bread crumbs and bake it. […]

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Sides

Roasted Tomato Pasta Salad

When summer finally rolls around, I’m always on the lookout for a light, cool side to whatever we’re grilling. I’m not usually a fan of pasta salad, but when Smitten Kitchen’s Pasta Salad with Roasted Tomatoes popped up in my Instagram feed, I stopped scrolling and went straight to the grocery store. No mayo, no […]

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