Top 10 of 2016

After an intenseĀ first few weeks of the year, getting back into the groove of school and work post holidays ~ I decided to sit down and reflect on my 2016 and highlight my best and favorite moments. 1. Tulum Exploring and Cozumel Adventures 2. Monthly Trips to Florida including Evacuating Hurricane Matthew 3. Nursing School…

It’s #Skinny Guac O’Clock time

This is a recipe that has taken me quite a few times to master but I finally figured out the avocado to non-fat greek yogurt ratio. What's great about this is that it not only lightens up your normal guacamole dip, but it also doubles it in size. #yaaaas Guacamole is fun, you can addĀ all…

Skinny Ranch Taco Crackerole [lettucewraps]

Hello my friends, it has been too long but the accidental hiatus is (hopefully) over. Although I have not posted in quite some time (you can thank nursing school for that*into my final year this fall*), I have still been in the kitchen experimenting with some deliciously healthy food alternatives, great for diets and meal…

The Most Delicious Turkey Chili

April in the District has brought us the usual gorgeous blooms, however, mother nature has thrown us a cold front this week and I feel there is no better way to combat the cold than with a bowl of delicious chili. I often make chili in the crockpot since you can't really go wrong with…

Pink Vodka Sauce

This is a hefty batch of pink vodka sauceĀ but it isĀ definitely worth the freezer space. I enjoyĀ going to Eastern Market, my favorite neighborhood marketplace and picking out a new handmade ravioli to try with a meat from their butcher and a cheese from the MaĆ®tre Fromager. I love their pasta sauces as well but wanted…

Melt in your mouth, Parmesean Chicken Breast

This is one of my favorite recipes I have made recently. It is quite indulgent, however it is extremely simple and tasty to make. Worth it. The easiness of cooking the whole meal at once is also pretty appealing to the beginner chefs out there. You can make this the night before you want to…

Blackberry Buttercream Frosting

  I made this cake for my friend Emily's birthday last weekend and felt like getting creative since she is quite the hostess. InĀ honor of herĀ royal themed birthday, I knew I had to make a cake fit for a queen and wanted to do something different. Naked cakes are very in right now and also…