Cheesy Pesto Pizza

This recipe is easy enough for a quick weeknight dinner. Make the pesto sauce ahead of time and store it in the freezer. When you’re ready to use it, just defrost or heat in the microwave. I ate this whole pizza; it was so yummy! 🙂 Ingredients for pesto sauce: 1-2 cups of spinach 1-2…

No-Bake Vanilla Protein Bites

If you need some extra energy in the morning, try these yummy energy protein bites! I ate 3 for breakfast; not only did I feel full and satisfied, but I also noticed a significant increase in energy to start my day. These are perfect for a balanced breakfast. You can even have them for a…

Settling into a routine with my new job has been hectic, especially during the holiday season. I’ve still been cooking, baking, and creating recipes, but haven’t had time/effort to write a decent blog post. However, below you’ll find some pictures of snacks and other products that I’ve been eating/using lately. Some highlights include meatless meatballs (taste…

Simple & Easy Pumpkin Spice Muffins

I randomly decided to make muffins at 6 AM before work so here is the recipe! I used very straightforward ingredients and do not consider this a “healthy alternative.” 🙂 Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups flour 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp ground ginger 1/4 tsp nutmeg 1/2 tsp salt 2 eggs 1…

Build-Your-Own Buddha Bowl

Veggies + Grain + Legumes + Dressing = Buddha Bowl It’s called a “Buddha Bowl” because it provides a healthy balance of different types of food. It’s also very simple to make – all you have to do is cook the ingredients and put them together! You may also add in a protein if you’d…

Vegetarian Bolognese (+ Stuffed Acorn Squash)

Pasta with meat sauce (bolognese) is a simple and flavorful Italian dish that I grew up eating. Since I come from a very Italian family, you can imagine the turmoil I caused when I became a vegetarian. I did it for different reasons, but one of them was that I realized the many ways you…

A Fall Feast at Trader Joe’s (with pictures)

Trader Joe’s doesn’t play around when it comes to fall. I visited Trader Joe’s for the first time last fall when I needed a quick escape from studying; it was the perfect opportunity to step into foodie paradise. I could not believe what I had been missing! As stated in previous posts, I love food shopping….