I am naturally a really, really high-strung human being. I also have a very demanding job, an active social & family life, a love for high-intensity fitness, and a number of entrepreneurial projects that I work on in my free time. You can imagine that relaxing is neither a priority nor is it something that I can do very easily, even if I try!
As life gets more and more hectic, I am slowly coming around to the idea that I need to start “penciling in” time for relaxation. One thing that always makes me feel calm is to be near the water, so I’ve been making it a priority to spend a lot more time there lately and I want to share some of my favorite pictures that I’ve taken in the process.
I have a lot of friends that like eggs. I also have a lot of friends who don’t like to cook. I would say that a vast majority of those non-cookers avoid it because they either (a) don’t have a ton of free time and (b) hate doing dishes. Well guess what, my loves? I was inspired by you all last weekend and make this in honor of you egg-obsessed, dishes-hating, busy busy people.
This recipe is super low maintenance and designed just for you
If you cringe at the idea of eating broccoli, read this post. If you absolutely love broccoli and would eat it in raw handfuls, read this post. You see, broccoli is one of those foods that people feel strongly about in one polar direction or another – you either love it or you hate it. What I am trying to do is spread the word that there is no need to hate it… EVER. There are so many ways to prepare broccoli and make it taste like the best thing on earth.
This salad is just one exquisite example of how to do it… so I’m sorry, but there are no excuses anymore.
Nothing says warm weather to me more than the taste of fresh, muddled mint leaves. I love it when bunches of fresh mint start showing up on the shelves in the grocery stores… that means the mint in my garden will be popping up in no time. Time for mojitos!
This flavored water is so fresh, not overpowering, and perfect to serve to a large group of people at a special occasion meal. You can adjust the quantities a bit and make a glass for yourself on a hot afternoon. Or just make a whole pitcher, keep it in the fridge and sip some every time you want to feel amazing inside.
Ahhhhhhh the breakfast sandwich. So many endless possibilities and combinations. I like breakfast sandwiches because they combine all of the major food groups, they are easy to make for one or a big group of people and if you do it right… they’re absolutely delicious!
I made this for my whole family last weekend for brunch! Curried mushrooms, soft eggs, fresh vegetables and a little bit of mustard. Mmm mmm!
There is no denying it. Pretty much everyone enjoys the crunch of a good chip, am I right? In fact, there are numerous scientific studies that show how our brains prefer to eat food that is fresh and that we associate freshness with something that is crunchy. Therefore whether it makes sense or not, that’s one way to explain why we like chips so much.
I’m here to say our selection isn’t limited to Lay’s or Tostitos anymore, people. There are a ton of smaller, independent companies that make really flavorful and interesting products that aren’t packed with sodium and trans fat. They are made from real food… imagine that! Here are my two current favorites.
It’s official… we broke out the grill this past weekend for the first time since last summer and it was EXHILARATING! I was so excited about the prospect of cooking food outdoors that I planned the entire meal around what we could cook on the grill… dessert included!
Coconut and pineapple are quite possibly one of the most decadent flavor combinations ever. This dessert was so easy to serve to a large dinner party and everyone love love loved it. Plus, the coconut “ice cream” was made from coconut milk so it was dairy free, as I wanted to be conscious of the different dietary requirements of the group I was making dinner for.