i’ve never liked green beans, and yet they’re so cheap, and so good for you, so i challenged myself to create a recipe that would make me fall in love with them. i was determined, and tried a lot of recipes. i pretty much guarantee you that this one will make you like green beans. and it’s not mushy overcooked beans swimming in a can of over-salted soup aka the dreaded green bean casserole. [read more]
this is my go to breakfast. it’s simple, fast, and delicious. sometimes i have it as a snack or even dinner if i’m just too lazy to cook, and want something satisfying and sweet. if you’re used to eating low fat sweetened yogurt, this will be a wake up call. the sweetness is in the fruit. ditch the sweeteners, and embrace organic whole milk yogurt. it’s creamier and much more satisfying than that skim milk stuff. and it will help you lose bad weight, and get healthier. [read more]
i know you’ve heard it a million times, breakfast is the most important meal of the day, eating breakfast revs up your metabolism, not eating breakfast can contribute to weight gain, illness, etc etc etc. but i also know the feeling of not eating breakfast, of just having coffee, and feeling wired, and light. my breakfast of champions used to consist of cigarettes and coffee. i could not stomach the idea of food until lunch, and the nicotine disguised the hunger. that’s how out of touch i was with what my body needed. [read more]
i hate to say i had a flat stomach before i had a baby, but i did, i really did. and i didn’t even do sit-ups. i had a strong core from doing yoga, eating healthy, running, and trying on lots of useless, uncomfortable shoes, but then i had a very large baby, and my stomach muscles separated from being so far stretched. i didn’t even know this could happen. [read more]
i wanted to have a smash cake photoshoot while we were visiting with my sister in law over Thanksgiving, so she could take pictures, because she’s a fabulous photographer and i wanted her to be a part of it, because she wasn’t going to be here for her niece’s 1st Birthday. at the same time, i wanted to keep it simple, without cheesy props, and i wanted the cake and icing to be organic, and without artificial dyes. i’m super pleased with how it turned out! [read more]
my girlfriends always ask me what skincare products i’m using, so i’ve decided to share a seasonal snapshot of my current skincare esstenials. these are the products i have on my bathroom shelf and am using right now. because my skin gets drier in the winter from the cold and indoor heat, i switch things up seasonally, and i’m always trying new products and discovering new favorites.