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GREEK-ISH CROCKPOT CHICKEN

GREEK-ISH CROCKPOT CHICKEN

These bowls were so easy to assemble because everything was just sitting in the fridge. I quickly reheated the chicken in the microwave and everything else was great cold. *The quinoa was posted earlier this week and it also on the blog if you search […]

Super Simple Quinoa Salad

Super Simple Quinoa Salad

Made this super easy Mediterranean-ish quinoa and it did not disappoint. We will have variations of this in the fridge all summer long. I think the secret is the dressing: 1/3 c EVOO + 1/3 c red wine vinegar. So simple! YOU WILL NEED: 1 […]

Strawberry Basil Smoothie

Strawberry Basil Smoothie

My basil plant is not only surviving, but THRIVING. I can’t believe it. This has never happened. I’m celebrating by using basil in everything. This Strawberry Basil Smoothie was super refreshing and fun. Next time I’m gonna add lime as well just to keep experimenting. […]

Summertime Snack Ideas

Summertime Snack Ideas

Hey friends! I have been asked about snacks for the summer for the little people. Thought I would share a few simple, budget friendly things we are keeping well stocked to prevent all the hangry children. A few are homemade, but the majority are store […]

Whole-wheat sea salt chocolate chip cookies  (made with coconut oil)

Whole-wheat sea salt chocolate chip cookies (made with coconut oil)

THESE!!! I can’t tell you how good they are. Turned out perfect. I had 3 friends try them today to be sure it wasn’t just me and all gave a big thumbs up (and came back for seconds). Also, this is my new favorite baking […]

Hydrating Collagen Water

Hydrating Collagen Water

Good morning and happy Monday everyone! Wanted to share what has become my favorite way to drink @vitalproteins when I travel. I started doing this when Nate and I went to San Diego. I love this because it’s super refreshing, hydrating, requires zero equipment, and gives me […]

Maple-Pecan Salmon

Maple-Pecan Salmon

This recipe was inspired by a recipe for salmon my mom used to make involving pecans and panko bread crumbs. I have switched it up a bit and made it #glutenfree. The sauce is super easy to make and this entire meal can come together […]

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 […]

Salsa Verde Crockpot Chicken

Salsa Verde Crockpot Chicken

I was feeling all levels of lazy yesterday and chicken in the crock pot was calling my name. Tried something new and it was delicious! YOU WILL NEED: 1/2 jar @traderjoes salsa verde 1/2 jar @traderjoes tomato-less corn salsa 2 chicken breasts 1 tsp salt (optional) red pepper flakes […]

Homemade Bug Spray

Homemade Bug Spray

Ah, May in Charleston. The sun is shining, temps rising, and mosquitoes birthing. Alrighty! So this post has been a long time coming. I took a poll a while back to get some ideas for homemade bug spray, and the amount of people that swore […]