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the greatest chocolate chip cookie you’ll ever have

Yup, you read that right. This cookie (and its dough, if you're a daredevil like me and risk the salmonella) is guaranteed to rock your world. It's my tried and true, my favorite, and my formerly secretive recipe. It's my recipe my dad asks me NOT to make so he doesn't feel compelled to eat all two dozen.… Continue reading the greatest chocolate chip cookie you’ll ever have

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crispy baked falafel​

In my nutrition classes, they teach us that a healthy diet has balance, moderation, and variety. Balance means eating plenty of nutritious foods as well as satisfying foods. Yes, I'd argue a person needs both kale AND french fries in a well-rounded diet. Moderation means understanding and listening to hunger cues. It's important to recognize when… Continue reading crispy baked falafel​

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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… Continue reading cheesy pesto pasta

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breakfast monster cookies

I have been in a breakfast rut. Breakfast is usually one of my favorite meals because it's my little piece of quiet before my loud and busy days begin. I am one of those people that will wake up earlier than needed just to have breakfast. I love rolling out of bed, lazily drinking a… Continue reading breakfast monster cookies

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bake-over: how to spruce up a boxed cake mix

My favorite thing to do for my friends' birthdays is to bake them a cake. Selfishly, it gives me an excuse to bake. But I truly love the whole tradition of lighting candles, singing happy birthday, and then cutting into a big cake and passing out all the delicious pieces. Life is busy though and… Continue reading bake-over: how to spruce up a boxed cake mix

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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… Continue reading beans & greens soup

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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… Continue reading kale + cranberry turkey stuffed acorn squash