Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars


How is there not a peanut butter recipe on here yet? As a person who adores peanut butter in any form – covered in chocolate, smushed into a sandwich, baked into something delicious, or just eaten straight out of the jar – this is simply unacceptable.  Since I have started this blog, I haven’t made a single recipe with peanut butter, not a single peanut butter cookie, PB-swirled brownie, or even a proper PB+J (or, my preferred pairing, PB+pickle…don’t knock it ‘til you try it). What have I been doing with my life?!


Grilled Flank Steak with Corn and Basil Farro Salad


I undeniably have a tendency to plan for the future in lieu of living in the moment. My New Year’s resolution pretty much every year is to “worry less” and “be grateful every day.” I like to think I get a little better at these things every year (and undeniably am much happier for making a point to try to live my life in this way) but I definitely constantly find myself thinking about all the great things I’m GOING to do someday, taking away from the time I spend doing awesome things today. This applies to bigger things (see: starting a blog), but I also find it happens with the little things that make me just as happy.


Quick Chicken Burritos


As much as I love food, most of the things I cook day-to-day during the week, by necessity, have to be able to be made and enjoyed in one hour or less. Cooking makes me extremely happy 99% of the time, but I will be the first to admit that the 1% of the time that it doesn’t almost always involves trying to cook something overly ambitious after getting home from work and yoga at 9pm. This inevitably always results in me rushing around, spilling things, cursing, and generally wondering why I even bothered in the first place. Needless to say, I try to avoid these sorts of unpleasant situations as much as possible.