I know I’m always posting a ton of lunch and dinner meal prep ideas on my Instagram, but I promise, I eat breakfast too. I just have a secret: I tend to go for the same six things. I am most definitely a creature of habit when it comes to my mornings.
Hey fam! So first, a bit of news. If you haven’t already noticed on some of my social accounts, I have a big announcement. I have officially been offered a writing job with Bustle! Every week I get to write awesome lifestyle content for the site. I seriously just write all day. It’s a dream come true.
I know the holidays are officially in full swing, but I can't seem to kick the craving for cinnamon, apples, and other fall weather foods quite yet. Especially if it means being able to throw them on top of french toast for a delicious weekend breakfast!
Okay I know everyone's all "yay it's Christmas" now, but I had a can of leftover pumpkin that needed using and made these *ridiculously* delicious soft pumpkin chocolate chip cookies last night. I'm telling you, you need to start baking these right now!
One of the things that Oliver & I absolutely adore doing together is cooking. We love to plan out recipes, grocery shop, cook together, pair our meats with wines, and evaluate new meals for our collection of “married people” meals. Ever since the wedding (which I can proudly say we cooked quite a bit on our honeymoon), we have noticed a decline in our budget when it comes to groceries. This, of course, meant we had to start getting creative with our cooking adventures. Here’s a few tips that we have gathered (both during our time dating and marriage) when it comes to saving money in the kitchen.
Once upon a time, I’m sifting through a small market near our apartment in Brooklyn picking up a few last minute things for dinner, and I come across the isle that has cereal, oatmeal, granola, and all the other crunchy breakfast essentials one would need. Now I know NYC is expensive enough, but I couldn’t get over the fact that the cheapest granola on that shelf was six dollars. SIX. For not even two cups of granola! Plus to top it all off, the amount of sugar and other products that coat that granola makes me cringe. Determined, I came back to my apartment and decided to make a batch of granola from scratch.
I have seen granola recipes floating around Pinterest here and there, but none really ever stood out to me. I’m not a huge nuts or dried fruit type of gal, so anytime I saw a recipe with those ingredients I just skipped it. This time, however, I decided to take a peak back at some of those recipes to see if making granola was harder than it seems. Surprisingly, it’s not, and in 40 minutes I had my very first batch.
I decided to make this granola with peanut butter and sweeten it with honey (and maple syrup, actually), but I’m hoping to experiment with a few other flavors in the future. Here’s the recipe:
A few days ago I came upon this brilliant article by The Every Girl titled “The Only Grocery Shopping List You’ll Ever Need,” I was amazed at how simple yet perfect their list was, and how quick that meal plan is to put together.
Wanting something like this myself, I decided to put together a small graphic for all of you on the fruits and vegetables to focus on in the spring, summer, winter, and fall. Save yourself the energy of having to decipher what is in-season and out-of-season by saving this on your phone, your desktop, your Pinterest, etc.