Baking, food, nutrition, recipes, wellness

Homemade Apple Pie

Happy Fall, y'all! I am taking a break from #allthingspumpkin and experimented in the kitchen with homemade apple pie! When it comes to pie, what is your favorite: apple, pecan, or pumpkin? With holidays right around the corner, I decided to get in the kitchen and make a more nourishing pie with the same flavor… Continue reading Homemade Apple Pie

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Pumpkin Spice Granola

Who else is still on a pumpkin kick? You know I am! Y'all know I love me some granola, and if you haven't checked out my other granola recipes, you can find them linked below: Maple-Almond Granola Almond Joy Granola BUT since it's pumpkin season, I made my version of pumpkin spice granola and honestly--it's… Continue reading Pumpkin Spice Granola

Baking, food, nutrition, recipes, wellness

Black Bean Brownies

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

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Garlicky Spinach Dip

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

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Kale Shakshuka

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

diets, nutrition, wellness

“DIET”…It’s a bad word

How many of you have gone on a diet?  To be honest, who hasn’t?  In the past, I have definitely tried different fad diets. When I was a young teenager, I told myself I would only eat fruit to lose weight. As I got older, I thought restricting my calorie intake through skipping meals, only eating… Continue reading “DIET”…It’s a bad word

nutrition, wellness

Summer’s Berry-licious Crop

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