Black beans in brownies?? YES! This trend has been around for a few years now. The first time I made black bean brownies was in 2015...I was getting ready to pack up my car and move to California to attend Loma Linda University to become a registered dietitian. Before I left for school, I made… Continue reading Black Bean Brownies
Who loves spinach dip?? 🙋♀️🙋♀️🙋♀️ What if I told you I've got a healthy spinach dip recipe?? Using tons of fresh spinach and garlic and instead of mayo or sour cream (like traditional spinach dip), I use nonfat Greek yogurt. Greek yogurt is packed with protein which makes this appetizer more nutrient dense than traditional… Continue reading Garlicky Spinach Dip
You guys, I've been wanting to try this "shakshuka" thing for a while... Shakshuka is a traditional African dish of poached eggs in a simmering tomato sauce...however, thanks to Molly Yeh, I was inspired to try the kale shakshuka version. See Molly Yeh's original recipe here-- my recipe is adapted from hers. Enjoy! … Continue reading Kale Shakshuka
Have you ever wanted to make a really colorful, nutritious recipe you found on Pinterest for you and your significant other, and then as soon as you put it on the table your spouse has a hard time choking it down? Yeah, I have been there, too. My husband and I have been married for… Continue reading Healthy Habits with Your Spouse
It is officially summer, if you couldn’t tell by the sweltering heat and humidity (if you are on the east coast), which means our gardens will be spitting out fresh produce for us once again. I have to be honest, I get excited about summer produce initially, but by the end of the season, I… Continue reading New Spin on Summer Crops
Hey, everyone! I have been a little MIA the past few months with finals, clinical rotations, graduating, and now studying for boards while putting all my wedding plans into action. However, I missed you all, blogging, and most of all experimenting in the kitchen. You may have guessed it from the title of this blog, but the “star”… Continue reading Summer’s Berry-licious Crop
Valentine’s day is literally right around the corner—how are you going to celebrate? This is such a fun holiday to celebrate because it emphasizes how much love you have for people. Yes, we need to let people know we love them on a regular basis, but this is just another hallmark excuse for us to buy our… Continue reading Benefits of Dark Chocolate
Guess what? It’s February! Which means it’s the month of love. Now, this isn’t going to be a sappy blog post about how much I am in love—although I am! And in 248 days I will get to marry the love of my life! But that is beside the point. When I think about February,… Continue reading Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies–With a Twist!