You’ll love these because they’re simple to put together, require almost no effort, and if you’re a fan of peanut butter, let’s just say HELLO to your new best friend! These are moist, dense, packed with good whole oats and peanut butter, and inherently will leave you feeling less guilty about shoving a few into … Continue reading →
Remember the AMAZING Healthy Alfredo Sauce I sent your way a few weeks back? How could you forget!?!?!?! Here’s another great rendition of the base recipe with some added greens and a kick you’ll love. You’ll love this because it’s healthy, easy, and replaces something that’s extra rich for something that’s still delicious without making … Continue reading
You’ll love these brownies because they’re just as decadent with half the butter, easy to make with a box mix, and minty-licious for spring! Let’s talk about…..butter cream. I know you love it. I love it. I eat it from the bowl. And then I remember there’s usually at least a cup of butter in … Continue reading →
Say hello to my little (new, awesome, amazing) friend! You’ll love this recipe is you: A-like bacon, B-like cinnamon rolls, C-are human. Dear breakfast, you’ll never be the same. ever. The marriage of the sweet (albeit fake) cinnamon roll with a slice of salty, meaty, savory bacon was something that I immediately fell in love … Continue reading →
Hi, my name is Tiffany and I love apps. Oh, you do too? Well then…..shimmy on up to catch a glimpse of what apps have me moving these days! It changes regularly! Yes, I know there’s a zillion apps, there’s competitors, and ones similar to the ones I love, but today: I’m showing you what … Continue reading →
You’ll love this salad because it’s light but filling, can be shared with a crowd, and won’t set you back on your healthy eating goals. Summer eating will be here before you know it. I just love it. Light salads that are big enough to share with a group or make delicious lunches for days. … Continue reading →
A friend grabbed this shot of PIC and I at a wedding last week. We look extra pretty. Clean, shiny, eyes open (a rarity, honest), and generally looking put together to share in a special occasion. The saddest part of this: I only see how fat my arms look. I only see how fat I look … Continue reading →
You’ll love this because it’s so versatile, it’s super healthy, and it’s cauliflower–a hated and despised vegetable in society. I could not get enough of this and all it took was a blender. No fancy tools or gadgets to make this sauce. It freezes like a dream (there’s some in my freezer right now) and … Continue reading →
It’s been a busy spring! I’ve been a bit lazy about posting due to the fact that my feet have been hitting the floor and have not stopped, leaving blog posts in the dust. For this, I can only say, “thanks for your patience!” It’s been a busy spring and I’ll be thankful for a … Continue reading →
Captured this beautiful scene over the weekend hiking.
You’ll love this recipe because you can take the help from a box mix without sacrificing any taste and the peanut butter frosting is light yet firm, holding up well as the brownies get cut. I saw this recipe on my feedly one morning and was intrigued because peanut butter and chocolate are pretty much … Continue reading →
You’ll love this bread for its’ chewy texture, the pop of the chips and coconut, and the fact that it might be a bit healthier than some of the other recipes out there. I opted to keep some of the fat in this one, I think it tastes better. You’re welcome to go wild with … Continue reading →
We had to climb some stairs. My calves reminded me of all the stairs the next morning…
Spring is here! I hope to stay–she’s been playing hard to get with her random snow storms, crushing my spirit and my bulbs in front of my place. In fact, she’s kind of holding out on me! I made this pioneer woman inspired fruit salad for FEASTER (sorry, i’m not into easter due to several … Continue reading →
Man, I love these mini muffins. They’re just so much more FUN to eat than a regular muffin. Popping them in your mouth is just easier….this is either the laziest thing I’ve ever said, or it’s taking a turn to “sexual references gone bad” town! I’ll stop there! These are the cutest little muffins I’ve … Continue reading →
You’ll love this because it’s protein, fiber, and convenience wrapped up and waiting for you when you’re hungry or dashing out the door with no lunch packed. I can’t get enough of the black bean tuna burger. I’m thinking about other ways to keep making it ‘better’ and tastier! I just get so excited about … Continue reading →
You’ll love these because you take the help from a box mix to get you started and make these minty gems your own with classic buttercream and silky chocolate ganache. If you want to make homemade brownies, be my guest. I’m busy and you are too–get some betty crocker in your kitchen if you must. … Continue reading →
You’ll love this because it cuts some of the fatty mayo out (you can cut it altogether if you’d like), you can alter it to suit your tastes (plain cho is great too), and it turns leftover chicken into a snazzy lunch or brunch dish in about 5 minutes. No joke folks. I made this … Continue reading →
I learned how to make this from the family I lived with while student teaching….about a million years ago! Janet is an amazing cook and she was always dishing up warm, comforting dishes. This was no exception. She used to make this on Sunday’s so people could have some before or after church. While I … Continue reading →
I met up with my family last week in Asheville. My sister lives there now and my parents flew in for their annual spring vacation. We hiked at DuPont State Park (all 9 miles) and had a great day. DuPont is where The Hunger Games movie was filmed and we watched it that night so … Continue reading →
You’ll love this because it’s full of healthy fats, fruit, smooth, slightly sweet, and is like a Mexican vacation in your mouth. Just don’t drink the water. My grocery store was having a ‘mega sale’ on mangos and the impulse shopper in me bought about 8 of them without thinking about who was going to … Continue reading →
You’ll love these cookies because they only take 2 ingredients, are healthy, and you can easily make a dozen with no fuss at all. I make a tray a week and keep them on hand when a sugar craving strikes. The oats are dense, the banana is cooked down just enough, and with the addition … Continue reading →
You’ll love this because it’s sweet, salty, a bit spicy, and super easy to make. The hardest part will be to keep big and little hands out of it. I only know this because my hands have been in the current batch way too much! It’s fiber right??? <–that’s what i tell myself anyway. I … Continue reading →
I found this guy. He was adorable. Then 4 inches of snow fell on him.
This bread is soft, dense, and super chocolatey with a hint of cinnamon. You’ll love it because it keeps your wallet fuller and you in control of your food. Putting a loaf of this takes no time at all, the hardest part is waiting for it to bake! If you like the chocolate cinnamon bread … Continue reading →
You’ll love this because it captures the beach and is full of good fats from the avocado! This is great with almost anything from chips to a great burger topping and comes together quickly. I’ve been craving guacamole lately. I think it’s a sign I’m ready for some spring to come! The warm weekends have … Continue reading →
You’ll love this because it’s super flavorful, healthy, and requires almost no fuss to put together. I steam some veggies during the last few minutes it cooks and dinner is served! Can’t beat that! You don’t have to marinate the fish if you don’t have time, but I think you’ll be really pleased if you … Continue reading →
I know it’s coming, but the weather is horrid today! Some lovely crocus’ sprouted looking for some sun last week.
You’ll love this because of how easy it is to put together and how great it tastes! The meatloaf comes together in just a few minutes leaving you time to think about something else–pick something off of your never ending ‘to do’ list! My dad likes this meatloaf a lot. He will only eat if … Continue reading →
Hello Everyone! I’m Reneé and I blog at Bendifulblog (http://bendifulblog.com) it’s my own little corner of the world where I basically over-share my life. Including but not limited to eats, workouts, adorable pictures of my kids and embarrassing stories about my life. I was once attacked by a goose while running who else does this … Continue reading →
You’ll love this dish because it’s spicy, warm, easy to prep, and if you’re careful, it’s not too bad for you nutritionally. Don’t get me wrong, pork belly is a revelation for me and a weekend splurge is always welcome, but lean chicken breast would also make for some great bulgogi. I max out the … Continue reading →
I have wanted to build one of these for several months, ok….for almost a year. I kept seeing all of these tutorials on Pinterest and I kept pinning them, but never got to the ‘follow through’ part of the project due to reasons that I cannot even defend. There was always something to bake, sew, … Continue reading →
Ah yes, St. Patty’s day came and went. So did the beer, green clothing, and leprechaun’s….there’s still corned beef to eat! What better way to enjoy it than in some hash? We had baked corned beef with roasted cabbage and homemade pierogi’s, so we had plenty of corned beef and potatoes left over. You’ll love … Continue reading →
You’ll love this because it’s chocolately, coconutty, and you get to take the help from a box mix!!! If you want to make a homemade brownie mix, go for it. I had an amazing coupon and the mix was already on sale, making it about 75 cents! I saw this recipe on the Internet machine … Continue reading →
Shortbread crust only leads to one thing: something delicious. You’ll love this recipe for the buttery shortbread crust and the tart, tangy lime filling that will cool your mouth and pucker it up all at the same time! I made these for a Valentine’s Day dinner w/ some of my yoga friends. We ate pizza, … Continue reading →
On with DESSERT!!!!!! You’ll love these bars because they’re ultra easy to make and not heavy in taste or texture. Which could be bad because you feel like you could eat about 10 of them! I have been addicted to anything in bar form lately and shortbread crust. The two together leave you with 1,000 possibilities! … Continue reading →
I love lazy breakfast on Saturday’s. I drink a lot of coffee and work through the week of DVR that usually never leaves me sad. I don’t always get a lazy Saturday, but when I do, I really do enjoy them. I usually also try to make a nice breakfast on Saturday’s because it’s the … Continue reading →
I participate in Foodie Pen Pals and I love it! It’s really fun! Just like pen pals before email, foodie pen pals is organized by Lindsay at the lean green bean. Thanks for organizing this! Foodie Pen Pal is an amazing program where bloggers (non-bloggers too) connect and each send to each other some foodie love! My … Continue reading →
Protein. Fiber. Taste! PERFECT! These were an experiment turned happy surprise for a quick lunch one day. I’ve been craving fish lately (omega 3′s perhaps) but didn’t want to head to the grocery store since I was in a rush. I did have some tuna in the cupboard, and the black beans were next to … Continue reading →
These cookies are chewy, soft, a little tangy, and a little sweet. You’ll love them because they come together in no time and the play of the craisins and chocolate chips are a great balance for anyone. These cookies are soft, chewy, and the oats give a really nice texture to them. I found the … Continue reading →
Since there’s never enough hours in the day, I’m gently reminding you to take some time for yourself! You’re worth it!
After a recent storm, I headed out to capture some of the mid morning sun. The sun was beginning to warm and melt the snow, but it was casting a beautiful, crystal effect on everything.
I think you’ll really enjoy this meatloaf. I had not planned on greek anything for supper, but as I stood in front of my fridge with the clock heading towards 8 p.m. (wonky schedule and all), I scanned the shelves: fresh ground turkey–check, olives–check, herbed feta–check. Necessary ingredients–egg, breadcrumbs, onion, etc…–check. Add in about 5 … C
I’m always looking for good and tasty ways to cut carbs without feeling hungry two hours later. I do my best each week with whole wheat bread and fiber loaded hummus and other things, but there are times when some white rice is my game. I’m not perfect and I’m ok with that. These low … Continue reading →
You’ll love this dish because it would be great for any kind of “meatless Monday” or when you need something that can sit out without any trouble. This reheats beautifully, keeps for several days, and did I mention it’s VEGAN???? A Domesticated Academic first for sure! The actual vegan at the party was impressed and asked … Continue reading →
The snow started when it was relatively warm outside, making for some interesting freezing patterns.
You’ll love this recipe because it’s breakfast and dessert but without any oil in it! It comes together in a snap for easy cooking and keeps well all week for you to grab and go on your way out the door. You can double this up to make a 9×13 pan for everyone to enjoy. … Continue reading →
If you’re a sucker for an English Muffin like I am, then you will love this recipe because you can get some help from your bread machine to get you started! I’ve been experimenting with EM bread and the actual muffins and have found tons of recipes with honey, without, with a pinch of this, … Continue reading →
I had a breakfast pizza at brunch before the holidays and it was divine. It was topped with decadent béchamel sauce and you could see the fat glistening on the top. While delicious, not the best ‘choice’ for regular weekend eating. The crust was thick and doughy and when I tried to replicate this, I wanted to … Continue reading →
The melting snow also made for a great shot of it falling from a tree. The sun caught it ‘just right’ and I was also in the ‘right place at the right time’ for once!