Date Salted Caramel Hot Cocoa

date hot cocoa

Ok, ok. I hear what you’re thinking. “Date…salted caramel…almond milk…hot cocoa… Hey wait a sec,¬†what are you tryina pull here?” That’s right…it’s “healthy” hot cocoa. I really don’t like applying the word “healthy” to food. People are healthy. Food helps us be that way…along with exercise, sleep, genetics, environment and a bunch of other factors. […]

Perfect Sunny-Side-Up Eggs

sunny-side-up egg

Typically the post after a New Food Friday would use the new food in a recipe, but today we’re talking sunny-side-up eggs. No condiments, nothing fancy. I’m building up to something here. Be patient. ūüôā I decided to create this post after a conversation about cooking eggs at a holiday party. I realized that I […]

Garlicky Kale and Noodle Soup

kale noodle soup

This post contains an affiliate link. Learn more.¬† I came up with this recipe after coming down with a cold. I needed something hot and warming, but it had to be something I could make quickly and with minimal effort. This soup fit the bill perfectly. In fact, I ate it four times the week […]

Cinnamon-Apple Overnight Oats

cinnamon apple overnight oats

So, I have a lot of oat recipes on the blog. I eat oatmeal in some form almost every single day, even on the weekends. If I’m not eating oatmeal, it’s because I’m traveling or because I’m going out for breakfast/brunch…which doesn’t happen all that often. And that’s ok. It’s comforting to know that whatever […]

Chai Apple Oatmeal

Ok, ok it has happened. I am fully embracing fall. Bring on the flannel, the boots, the PSLs. But before you go full-on leaf raking, tailgating and pumpkin carving, make yourself a tasty bowl (or mug, as the case may be!) of this chai apple oatmeal. Before I ever liked coffee, I was a tea […]

Peaches & Cream Smoothie

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This post contains an affiliate link. Learn more.¬† It’s sad to think that summer is gone. It’s my favorite season–I love the heat, the sunshine, any excuse to hang out outside. Apparently we’re in for a toasty fall as well, but it won’t be quite the same.¬†So I’m keeping summer alive while I can. I’ve […]

Crispy Baked Panko-Crusted Tilapia for One

A few months ago one of my close friends from high school came to visit and we ventured out to Jungle Jim’s, a Cincinnati landmark. If you’ve never been, it is one of the weirdest, campiest and most amazing grocery stores you will ever experience. They have everything from local honey and Graeter’s ice cream […]

How to Make a Good Smoothie + A Recipe for a Chocolate-Peanut Butter Smoothie

how to make a really good smoothie

This post contains an affiliate link. Learn more.¬† The summer that Paul first moved to Cincinnati, we started¬†making lots of smoothies. I don’t know why, but it became a nightly ritual from July through September. I started buying up the discounted brown bananas every time I went to the grocery store and keeping a stash […]

Single-Serve Coffee Yogurt Cup

Coffee Yogurt Cup

This post contains an affiliate link. Learn more.¬† Both Paul and I eat Greek yogurt at least once a day, so it’s a constant in our fridge and on the shopping list. Those little individual cups are so convenient! Paul’s favorite is the blueberry Chobani, while I’m partial to strawberry-banana and the Fage cups with […]