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21 Ways to Eat More Vegetables

Is one of your goals this year to eat more vegetables? You’re not alone. I love vegetables, but I would be lying if I said I reach the recommended serving size every single day. Yes, I do reach that number most days, but not always. So today, I wanted to share some tips on how to sneak in some vegetables to your diet. Because let’s be real, most of us could eat a bit more vegetables. How many servings should you really be eating each day? The recommendation is a minimum of 5 portions. To be clear, this doesn’t mean 5 big salads or 5 large piles of vegetables on your plate. One serving is actually relatively small. How small exactly? Half a cup for cooked or raw vegetables or 1 cup for leafy greens…

Classic Lemon Garlic Hummus

Going back to the basics with my go-to classic lemon garlic hummus. I’m sure I’m not the only one, but hummus is something I often make without measuring. I just throw a can of chickpeas in the food processor, along with lemon juice, oil, salt and a generous amount of tahini. Well, after years of imprecise hummus-making, I finally decided to write down my own recipe. Everyone has different preferences when it comes to hummus (I tried some versions that I didn’t care for in the past), but this is my favorite. Lots of flavor, lower in salt and more tahini. The internet may be filled with homemade hummus recipes, but I wanted to share my version, partly because I can then refer to this recipe whenever I use hummus in another recipe. One of…

Nourishing Protein Quinoa Bowl

Welcoming the New Year with this nourishing protein quinoa bowl. I hope you all enjoyed your holidays and that you’re ready for 2019! Did you set any goals this year? I shared a few of my goals in this post, but I’m trying to be a bit more flexible with my goals this year. For the first time in my life, I have no idea what the future holds and I’m okay with it. All I know is that we’re off to a good start. We started 2019 in Los Angeles, on our 2 week road trip across the West Coast. Not a bad start at all if you ask me. So far, we’ve been to Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Arizona and now we’re back in Nevada before…

Top 10 Recipes of 2018

It’s that time of year again – It’s time to look back at the top 10 recipes of 2018! How is this the last day of 2018? Every year I ask myself the same thing and every year seems to go by faster and faster. I believe my parents and grandparents now when they say time goes by faster the older you get. I really do. So here we are again, looking back over another year of recipes. These are the top 10 recipes of the year, according to you. In other words, these are the recipes that were the most visited and tried this year. So if you’re new to the blog, this is probably a good place to start. This is the second time I share a top 10 list and just like last year, each…

Instant Pot Cinnamon Roll Steel-Cut Oatmeal

Instant pot cinnamon roll steel-cut oatmeal. A delicious, holiday-inspired bowl of oatmeal, made easier in the Instant Pot. In one week tomorrow, it’s Christmas day. Also, in one week tomorrow, Shaun and I are leaving for California for 2 weeks. To say that I’m excited is an understatement. We did all the Christmas things already, knowing that we’d be gone for Christmas, but there’s still something special about that day. I’m planning on listening to Christmas music in the car all day, whether Shaun likes it or not. Hah! That’s 9 hours in the car to be exact, from Vernon to Portland, Oregon. It’s still one week away though, and until then, I’m working all week at the hospital and I’ll be working on some blog content for the…