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How my #mealplan actually went this week (August 5-11, 2018)

How my #mealplan actually went this week (August 5-11, 2018)

I thought it would be fun to do a post on “how my #mealplan actually went this week” to show you some of how my brain works, and perhaps help you think through using what you have on hand to be both creative and flexible […]

Freezing Coconut Cream

Freezing Coconut Cream

Wanted to share this little tip! Bought a can of coconut cream from @traderjoes and shook it violently to mix it (or you could drain the water part off the top to freeze just the thicker portion of the milk), then poured into an ice cube tray […]

Homemade *2 INGREDIENT* Magic Shell

Homemade *2 INGREDIENT* Magic Shell

It’s Thursday. And it’s naptime. Perfect reason to bring out the 2 INGREDIENT homemade magic shell. . 2 INGREDIENTS!!!! And you probably have them both in your pantry. . Melted coconut oil + cocoa powder . YES, THAT IS IT!!! Because coconut oil hardens when […]

Meal Planning 101

Meal Planning 101

Ah, Meal Planning It can leave you feeling totally prepared and in control…or totally overwhelmed and inadequate. It can have you learning new recipes with great success…or totally bombing and ordering pizza. It can help you grocery shop more efficiently…or leave you buying in excess, […]

Spaghetti Casserole (a HOW-TO)

Spaghetti Casserole (a HOW-TO)

Next time you make spaghetti, double it. Then, get yourself a nice large pyrex and layer the leftover noodles with all the leftover sauce. Don’t be stingy here. Sauce it up. Then top with some grated cheese. Any will do. Freeze that bad boy. Weeks, […]

Store healthy fruits and vegetables where you will see them constantly!

Store healthy fruits and vegetables where you will see them constantly!

Store healthy fruits and vegetables where you will see them constantly! Put a bowl of oranges or bananas right by your door to grab one as you leave the house. These make for the perfect on the go snack, pack nutrients, and are #realfood! They are […]

Medicine Bottle for Salad Dressing

Medicine Bottle for Salad Dressing

A medicine bottle is makes for a fabulous salad dressing container. It’s the perfect amount and won’t leak!

Freezing Pesto

Freezing Pesto

Long story short, Costco has an amazing price on pesto, but I find it so hard to use it all before it expires! So, I divide it into smaller jars and freeze it in individual serving sizes for recipes. They defrost so fast (even faster […]

Easy way to strip your towels

Easy way to strip your towels

Saturday Morning ☀SPRING CLEANING! So I technically did this last week when my parents were in town, but my mom had never heard of it and said I had to post it. Have you ever “stripped” your towels? It is SO easy and only involves […]

Smoothie Tips

Smoothie Tips

Happy Friday friends! This week I have gotten some of the sweetest messages from people trying my recipes. It truly brings so much JOY to my heart! Thank you all for your kindness, and for your faith in trying out my cooking! To close out […]