Chicken and Bean Chili

White Bean Chicken Chili This Sunday I made a day trip to my parents’ house, and we enjoyed a relaxing day of playing tennis, walking our neighborhood trail, and I made a delicious white bean chicken chili for dinner. I love chicken chili because it’s a healthy alternative to beef chili, but still so flavorful. When makingRead More

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9 Avocado Recipes to Try

Avocado Cilantro Lime Rice I have an obsession with avocado — I have to make myself eat it with things because I’m constantly tempted to eat it alone! I’ve been looking for a good avocado recipe (or several) to use this fall, so I decided to share with you all which ones I’m excited toRead More

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7 Blackberry Recipes to Try

Blackberry Cheesecake Brownies Blackberries are one of my all-time favorite fruits (I could eat them by the handful), so when I recently came across a delicious looking blackberry pie recipe, it had me thinking — why have I never cooked with blackberries before? I see blackberry recipes all over the place every year and have definitely tried myRead More

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Seafood Cioppino

By mid August I’m always ready to get back into cooking. Exploring new recipes to add to the repertoire is always fun for me, but I tend to fall out of the habit during the warmer months (always opting for fresh, raw produce whenever I can). Like clockwork, I’m ready to try new recipes again,Read More

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Creative Salad Toppers

For years I thought of salads as unexciting — not a lunch I would necessarily look forward to. I would eat them frequently but would always crave something heartier. At some point during my college years, while meal planning, it clicked that I could think of any hearty, nutritious recipe and add it in moderation to myRead More


Black Bean Burgers

I love burgers, and I especially love putting veggie burgers on top of salads for weekday lunches. Although I used to make my own, recently I’ve been taking the easy way out and buying frozen options at the grocery store. This recipe is incredibly easy, quick, and healthier than buying them at the store. I’m excited toRead More


The Best Matcha Latte Smoothie

A few months ago I stumbled upon several matcha latte recipes. I’ve seen them around for a long time and was always curious about the taste. I finally decided to try one, and a couple of months later I’m making them every other day. It’s a win-win for me – I feel like I’m havingRead More

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