Spiced Chickpea Tacos

I was preparing for a much-needed break from reality and tossing some necessities in a suitcase for Key West.  In between neatly folding little sundresses and barely there swimsuits, the hunger pangs hit hard. Everything about my preparation for this trip was LIGHT:  Spend light, pack light, EAT light, BE light, lighten my hair, lighten my … More Spiced Chickpea Tacos

The Bourbon SMASH

Soo, in light of the summer-inspired meal I just shared, I think I should encourage you all to make THIS gorgeous thing to go along with it!  If you are a bourbon-lover, like yours truly, this may very well be your new favorite cocktail. This was adapted from Geoffrey Zakarian’s SMASH recipe, and it is very … More The Bourbon SMASH

Thai Quinoa w/ Mangoes & Cucumber-Mint Salad

I had far too much energy yesterday.  It is a rare occasion that I bounce through my day with PEP and prolonged excitement towards grocery shopping (after work) and cooking something fierce.  It was one of those days, for a DARN change, and I liked it. I might have even had rainbows coming out of my ears.  How obnoxious … More Thai Quinoa w/ Mangoes & Cucumber-Mint Salad

Spicy Brown Rice Pasta with Peppers and Arugula

Trader Joe’s had some FIERCE-looking rocket Arugula this weekend, so I definitely wanted to work that into dinner.  I was in the mood for one of those Monday night one-pot deals that tricked my brain into thinking that I was eating comfort food. For me, anything involving pasta, olive oil, and grated Parmesan takes me to my … More Spicy Brown Rice Pasta with Peppers and Arugula

Savory Falafel Sliders

The first time I’ve EVER had falafel was from a small “kebab” joint in Pisa, Italy.  I say JOINT because this place looked a little sketch; not gonna lie, however, it brought this wonderful, tasty, and (MOST of the time) healthy vegetarian option into my life.  Apparently, this Kebab thing is big over in Europe, or at … More Savory Falafel Sliders

Almond-Crusted Tilapia W/ Lemony Spinach-Chive Linguine

I am always lethargic on Mondays, and having something healthy, satisfying, and quick to throw together for dinner at home is a godsend!  I’ve been making this one for a while and I love that it is packed with aminos from the almonds and fish, while the spinach pasta adds a kick of Iron. I think that the only … More Almond-Crusted Tilapia W/ Lemony Spinach-Chive Linguine