you're meant to be here

like right here, right now!

I know this because I think there may be part of you that knows deep down you are struggling to keep it all together with racing food thoughts, endless food rules, and constant self criticism....

And I'd like to hold space for that part of you right here on my blog.

My favorite quote is an old Swedish proverb that says, "joy shared, joy doubled; sorrow shared, sorrow halved." So linger a while here and let's double some joy and halve some sorrow.

caprese stuffed chicken

At least once a day I reminisce about my trip to Italy 2 years ago. Yes, it was just that magical. Every day was filled with gelato and Tuscan wine. And most days included a simple, yet mindblowing,¬†Margherita pizza. I was truly living THE dream. In Spain, I recently tried pan con tomate, bread with […]

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cheesy pesto pasta

I am not a big fan of Mondays. But I am a big fan of 10-minute dinners…especially on Mondays. Every Monday, I try to eat meatless. Mostly because I am a sucker for alliteration #MeatlessMonday. But going without meat on Mondays has other benefits too. First of all, plant sources of protein are usually less […]

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beans & greens soup

Maybe it’s the Southerner in me, but I love greens. One of my professors has a saying that in order to keep¬†stayin’ alive, you need your BeeGee’s. Cue the disco party. But for real! Beans and greens are packed with nutrients and are filling for little calories. And they are so inexpensive. You probably already […]

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kale + cranberry turkey stuffed acorn squash

This past week was full of 40 degree days, cloudy skies, and drizzling rain. You know the kind of weather that makes you want to throw on sweatpants and a sweatshirt and lay on the couch all day? Well, that’s exactly what I did this past Saturday. I tidied up my home, caught up on […]

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