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Carrot Cake Oatmeal

I’ve been called “The Oatmeal Girl” lately for my creations with rolled and steel cut oats. Sometimes I throw them in a crock pot, others I make right then and there. Overnight oats are simple too because you can just put them in a jar in the refrigerator and they’re ready the next day. Energy…

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Black Bean, Coconut Soup

There is this place I go to right by one of my yoga studios called the Chicago Health Foods Store. They rotate their soups but they often have this black bean soup. It is so creamy and dreamy. I asked soup master, Matt what was in the black bean soup. He said he makes it…

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Sweet Potato, Bacon, Avocado Bites

We had a Super Bowl party at my friend Tyler’s the other day. When he told me that everyone should get creative with an app, I knew I’d be set with whatever I decided to concoct. I’ve been on an avocado kick lately and with sweet potatoes in season, I thought I’d combine the two…

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Blueberry Muffin Energy Balls

I might have to make it a weekly thing with these energy balls. They get me thinking about creative ways to make nuts and seeds taste even better. They’re also probably the easiest thing I make during my meal prep days! I made carrot cake energy balls and the blueberry muffin energy balls a couple…

What are Adaptogens?

I was rolling these Chocolate Chip Matcha Energy Balls at my parents’ house the other day when my grandparents showed up. I needed some taste testers so I asked everyone to try them. My grandpa actually loved them and he and my dad started to ask what was in them. I told them one ingredient,…

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Crockpot Mango Chicken

Mangos are the bomb diggity. In fact, I just had to pause to grab one out of the fridge to cut up and eat. They’re so flavorful and act as a great compliment to chicken. Mondays are always super long and I barely have any time to make something to eat. I often opt for…

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Apple Pie Crockpot Oatmeal

I was teaching a yoga class the other day and my friend Rachel and her boyfriend came in. Jim whispered to Rachel, “is that the oatmeal girl?” Rachel had been making him the Blueberry Muffin Crockpot Oatmeal I put up a while ago and he absolutely fell in love. I talked to them a little…

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Chocolate Chip Matcha Energy Balls

I was rolling up some matcha energy balls in my mom’s kitchen before having dinner with my parents and grandparents the other night. I had to beg my mom to be my taste tester. She even said, “why would anyone want those?” I’m not really sure why she was so nervous. After taking a bite…

Teriyaki Salmon Macro Bowl

Teriyaki Salmon Macro Bowl

If you haven’t caught on yet, I pretty much will eat anything out of a bowl. My little sister, Grace, makes these awesome ceramic bowls and I just can’t get enough of them. The day she gets her own place and takes them back is going to really end my cooking career. I guess you…

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Teriyaki Sauce

After finding out I am allergic to soy, I got pretty bummed about my stir fry dishes. How would I manage without my Bragg’s Liquid Aminos? Well, my worries were answered. My friend, Jill, is also allergic to soy and I went to her in total distress asking what to do. Okay, that’s a little…