World’s Easiest Salmon Cakes

I have had this can of salmon sitting in my cupboard for longer than I’d like to admit. The truth is, it intimidated me a little. I’d never had canned salmon before and I wasn’t sure I was going to like it. But I didn’t have much to do and since I’ve been experimenting more […]

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THE MOST DELICIOUS Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Oh my LORD. Stop what you are doing! This recipe is LIFE CHANGING. Last night, as I was procrastinating bedtime by perusing Pinterest, I stumbled across Chocolate Covered Katie. First of all, this blog is sweet! Second of all, I am really jealous that I didn’t think of a name as cute as Chocolate Covered […]

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Lazy Fajita Wraps

OK, I’m not sure “lazy” is the right word for this situation. More like, “worked out too hard to be anything but lazy.” On Mondays and Wednesdays I have extreme fitness days. When I come home from an hour of spin class and an hour of boot camp I am always craving some sort of […]

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Trader Joe’s Clean Eating Grocery Guide

I can’t pretend I am an expert in clean-eating. I’m still doing my research and I have had my fair share of recipe experimentation successes (and fails!). This blog is all about my journey towards a healthier lifestyle and I’ll post what I have discovered works (and doesn’t work) for me and I hope that […]

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Trader Joe’s Middle Eastern “Pizzas”

My roommate Allie and I woke up early this morning to try out Urban Life Spin in downtown Syracuse. I’m so glad Allie is always up for my last minute adventures! This class was HARD. First of all it was really hard to find. Urban Life is located in a gigantic warehouse downtown. There’s also […]

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The Original Green Goddess: Aley Dawson of In My Bowl

As part of my semester long investigation into plant-based eating and a healthier lifestyle I had a lovely Skype interview with an amazing plant-based lifestyle blogger. Aley Dawson is the founder of, In My Bowl. She’s super inspiring and her recipes are always insanely delicious! Enjoy. Aley Dawson, plant-based blogger of In My Bowl, embraces […]

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Snack Safe: Foods to Fly With

Let Turbulence be the Only Rumbling On Your Next Flight鈥擭ot your stomach! I am the kind of girl who鈥檚 always got a snack in her purse. I鈥檒l forget my keys, iPhone, and credit card but always have a Ziploc full of pretzels lingering at the bottom of my Longchamp. So maybe it鈥檚 not surprising that […]

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60 Minute Vacation

The weather in New England has been atrocious. Literally, the worst. Ever. I look like a walking sleeping bag every time I step out of my house wrapped up in my down parka, Uggs, and beanie and mittens. I practically don’t even remember what I look like without 29 different layers on. When I went […]

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CocoNUTs About You Cupcakes

Happy Valentine’s Day! The arctic blast that has dominated New England’s weather the past few weeks (months? It feels like years) almost stopped me from driving the 300 miles back to Boston this weekend, but I saw a window between the gusts of snow and just went for it! It feels like just yesterday that […]

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Raspberry Chia Oatmeal

One summer, years ago, my grandmother went on the Atkins diet and had oatmeal for breakfast every morning. Because it took so long to make and she garnished it so carefully with milk and cinnamon and neatly placed frozen blueberries, I knew it was something special. I was soon having her double the recipe so […]

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