10-Minute Quinoa Breakfast Porridge

If you’re freezing your buns off, you may be feeling the urge to swap your morning smoothie for something soothing, hearty, and warm. After all, how can you “curl up” with a frozen mango-strawberry smoothie?! My teeth are jittering just thinking about it. A warm oatmeal might feel like more work, but it doesn’t have to be if you use leftovers! Whipped up some brown rice or quinoa to go with veggies earlier this week?…Continue Reading

Should You Really Be Having a Salad?

It’s a brand new year which means everyone is creating resolutions (or complaining about why resolutions are stupid). Either way, most of us are on a kick to eat more healthfully after gorging ourselves on cookies, booze, and heavy dishes during the holidays. What is the quintessential dish that everyone turns to when they are trying to be “good”? A SALAD. Yup. But, if you’ve resolved to eat more salads for lunch this January, you…Continue Reading

5 Ways to Switch Up Your Meals Without Finding a New Recipe

I may be all about cooking,  but I rarely try new recipes. Maybe it sounds silly, but if it’s a busy week, who wants to spend time on something you might like? Yet making the same thing over and over again can get boring fast. So here’s my lazy version of changing up your menu: When you want to sass things up, make one of these small tweaks to your trusted dishes and they’ll taste…Continue Reading

Why Store-Bought Dressings Suck

I used to buy “healthy”, low-fat salad dressings and bring them to work with my lunch:  a big old salad. I thought it tasted pretty good and was proud of myself for making healthier choices. But then, a few years ago I attempted to make a vinaigrette for dinner guests and I wanted to slap myself in the face. Three ingredients, less than one minute of work and WAY more delicious than any of that…Continue Reading