Welcome back! It’s been awhile, and I wanted to jump back in to writing with a new blog layout and hopefully more recipes (because I have been cooking and baking like nobody’s business), more updates, and more fun life stuff. Ben and I are now Mr. and Mrs. Morgan (yay!) and we are having fun…… Continue reading After awhile, the most perfect turkey chili, all things new & my love of lavender.
Sometimes it’s fall and finally not 90 degrees outside every day and you just need some mashed potatoes. (Am I right?) I whipped up a version of a shepherd’s pie the other night and Ben dubbed it harvest shepherd’s pie. Stuffed full of fall colors and flavors, it’s the perfect filling meal for after a day…… Continue reading Fall in a pie plate: harvest shepherd’s pie.
One of my favorite soups to improvise is simple chicken soup. It was extremely easy to make low in calories, and it’s packed full of veggies and protein. Perfect for the beginning of fall! This recipe makes enough for 2 people to have about 4 ladlefuls each at about 500 calories total. It’s a soup, yes,…… Continue reading An easy weeknight soup: lemon chicken with rice and veggies.
Let’s be real, people. Food should taste good. No brainer, of course, but even when I’m on a calorie budget, I am not about sitting down to a plate of cauliflower. Or giving up everything I love. It may take some cooking gymnastics, but I’ve found ways to keep the flavors I love in my…… Continue reading How I’m reinventing flavors I can’t quit.
I finally got to see my wedding dress for the first time since January, and it was just as gorgeous as I’d remembered. It fit perfectly, but it’s crunch time, y’all. Time to make sure it continues to fit that way. I’ve been using a calorie tracker to make sure I’m in line leading up…… Continue reading Making food work: 10 things I’ve learned on a calorie budget.
I thought about writing a list of things I’d learned this summer, but, in some ways, three months is too short a time to learn anything. And things we learn tend to become clear much later than during the time period in which we learned them. (So, to that effect, stay tuned!) But there are…… Continue reading Summer snapshots.
One of my favorite dishes to make in the summer is pasta salad. It instantly makes any summer dinner feel like a picnic or cookout, and the possibilities for combinations are essentially endless. You can use whatever you have in your fridge, along with some staple pantry ingredients (and, in my case, fun pantry finds).…… Continue reading I bet you already have the ingredients.