Guys. Have you ever made a recipe that turns out a zillion times better than expected? Like, the first time you try it, your immediate response is something along the lines of: Damn, that’s good. And then you can’t stop eating it because it’s basically the best thing you’ve ever tasted? Well, that’s exactly what happened with this Light & Creamy Chickpea Salad with Shredded Brussels Sprouts, so I am especially excited to share the recipe with you guys!…

You guys know I am all about the quick, easy, and healthy meals, right? Well, this recipe for vegetarian stir fry is definitely a winner. It took me just 5 minutes to make. For real! I actually timed myself. Well, technically, I timed Quinn’s nap and he slept for 6 minutes (this kid does not sleep during the day), and I finished cooking the whole meal in that amount of time. Anyway, here is a delicious,…

Looking for a super easy meal to make for dinner tonight? Well, look no further! This 5-ingredient recipe will satisfy both your taste buds and stomach, thanks to some seriously filling chickpeas, brown rice, and asparagus. Ingredients: 1 cup brown rice Chicken (or vegetable) broth 15-ounce can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed Bunch of asparagus Pecorino Romano or other full-bodied cheese salt + pepper to taste How to: Cook brown rice in chicken (or vegetable) broth as…

Good morning and happy Thursday! My previous eats post was a big hit with you guys, so here’s another one with some of my (more interesting) meals lately! Coconut butternut squash with cinnamon and chickpeas Sounds a little random, right? Well, trust me, this is one delicious and satisfying meal. (I’ve been eating it a lot for breakfast lately. Sometimes I mix in canned pumpkin.) Here’s how I make it: Melt coconut oil in a…

Thank you for all of your wonderful comments on Lindsay’s post this morning. I can’t imagine having someone close to me go through something like that. Lindsay is definitely one strong woman, and I know we all have her and Chad in our thoughts and prayers. If you’d like to make a donation, here’s the link to Chad’s page. — Mmm! Mal and I had an especially delicious dinner last night! Oooh, yes”¦ all of…

Even though I stopped taking photos of everything I eat, I still find myself snapping pics of my food. I guess it’s more ingrained in me than I thought. Apparently, 5+ years of documenting my eats will do that! Anyway, I thought I’d take you through some of the meals and snacks I’ve been eating lately. Fresh raspberries with almond butter and chocolate & white chocolate chips – a very dessert-y way to eat fruit!…

Holy goodness, my quads are on fire this morning! I did a really tough lower body workout at CrossFit yesterday, and, boy, am I feeling it today. Yowsahs. [image source] Workout Check out this workout: STRENGTH Back Squat: 5 x 5 METCON “Honky Tonk” AMRAP 10: 20 Overhead Squats (75, 45) 10 Box Jump Overs (24, 20) L3: (65, 35) (24, 20) L2: (55, 25) (20, 15) L1: empty bar OHS, (20, 15) My quads…

I love this quote. And it reminds me of a conversation I had with Mal a few weeks ago. On the drive home from CrossFit one night, I was bummed about the workout I had just done. I finished and had fun, but I wasn’t especially proud of my performance. I actually had a few workouts that week I wasn’t super happy with performance-wise, so I asked Mal how he thought I could improve. He…

Yum. I have another delicious recipe for you guys. It’s no Noodles with Peanut Sauce (that meal was epic), but it’s a good one! Introducing: Israeli Couscous with Chickpeas, Brussels Sprouts & Asparagus! Doesn’t that sound delicious? Well, it was! Israeli Couscous with Chickpeas, Brussels Sprouts & Asparagus Makes 4-6 servings Ingredients: 3/4 pound Brussels sprouts 1 medium bunch of asparagus (~20 spears) 1 15-ounce can of chickpeas, rinsed and drained 2 cups uncooked Israeli…

In case you missed it, I’m going to be on The Dr. Oz Show later today for a healthy cookie recipe that I came up with. Crazy, right? I still can’t believe I’m going to be on TV. (Local friends: The Dr. Oz Show is on at 5:00 PM on FOX!) So, I bet you’re wondering how this whole thing happened, right? Well, I’m going to tell you. It started on November 15th when I received an…

Look what came in the mail this afternoon: our new personalized Christmas stockings! Hooray! How adorable are these?!? On Cyber Monday, these Christmas stockings were on sale at Pottery Barn with free shipping, so I bit the bullet and purchased them. (FYI: I just checked and they’re still on sale!) Mal and Murphy have matching stockings since they’re both boys and love the color green, but Murphy’s is pug-size. How cute is that? What’s your…

Spring isn’t the word that I was going for”¦ I’m sure you probably know what S word I’m referring to– enough with the snow already! 👿 I went into NuVal for a few hours this afternoon. I typically work from home, so it was nice to interact with someone other than my dog. Although, Murphy is really great company. He’s Carrots ‘N’ Cake’s first employee! 😉 Murphy’s new favorite spot while I work is on my…

Yowsahs. I had no idea that we were suppose to get so much snow last night! 😯 Ok, bad choice of words. “So much” in Boston does not mean a few inches of snow. “So much” means, like, a foot or more. Even still, I was surprised to wake up to a Winter Wonderland this morning. Reason #575 why I don’t like snow: It actually didn’t take me very long to dig out my car…