My New Favorite Snack

Dried Seaweed Sheets

Dried Seaweed Sheets

I have been seriously craving Asian food lately, so I have been hanging out in the Asian ethnic aisle in my grocery store. I had a Japanese childhood friend, and I remembered eating dried seaweed sheets at her house, so I decided to give them a try again. This pack was about $5, and it was totally worth it! These crunchy and salty sheets are delicious. And, as it turns out, seaweed is super healthy for you too. According to the Huffington Post, we should all be eating more of it. Definitely give these a try!

NUTELLA

nutella

The nectar of the gods

Buzzfeed is at it again with their mouthwatering food lists. My new favorite is 17 Ways to Eat More Nutella. I’ve made Nutella cookies before, but this list is a complete game changer. I am going to set the goal to make every single one of these recipes in all their sweet hazelnutty goodness. (more…)

Homemade English Muffins

English Muffins

English Muffins

In attempt to be more conscious of the processed foods I am putting in my body, I decided to try to make my own English muffins. I was a little bit intimidated, but for my first attempt I was quite pleased! I found a recipe from Alton Brown on the Food Network website, but I ended up preparing them a bit differently than the original recipe. See my notes at the bottom. BAKE UP, BITCHES!

 

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Buttery Lemon Scones

Amazing Lemon Scones

Amazing Lemon Scones

I was really really craving carbs today. So, I went in search of a (quick) relatively healthy recipe. The quick requirement cut out lots of bread options… Okay, pretty much most traditional bread recipes. I decided upon this Lemon Scone recipe. I had all the ingredients (for once!) and it had very good reviews. They turned out so amazingly soft, flaky, and buttery. I nearly ate the entire batch straight after I took them out of the oven. Seriously. So. Good.
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Protein Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkin Protein Bread

Pumpkin Protein Bread

So, I ran in a 5k this weekend, and I was looking for a recipe to make for breakfast with some protein and carbs to make sure I had lots of energy before I ran. I found this awesome recipe on bodybuilding.com for pumpkin protein bars. I decided to try it out, and was happily surprised. The bread turned out super moist and delicious. Definitely going to make this one again. A great plus, the recipe is (basically) fat free too. Amazing!
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AUNTIE ANNE’S PRETZELS

Imitation Auntie Anne's Pretzels

Imitation Auntie Anne’s Pretzels

I seriously can’t describe how ecstatic I am that I found this recipe. I am usually skeptical of the “it tastes just like this restaurant/food chain!” recipes. I am often skeptical. However, i decided to make this one because, well, I basically had no groceries in my house. I like to keep dry yeast around for occasions such as this when there is nothing else to eat but bread and water.

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Stupid Simple: Oven Roasted Asparagus

Oven Roasted Asparagus

Oven Roasted Asparagus

According to this, asparagus is kinda pretty healthy. So, you should, like, eat is once in a while. I had some in the fridge, so I made it, because I wanted to be healthy. Basically Popeye should’ve been eating asparagus instead of spinach. He definitely would’ve picked up chicks significantly more attractive¬†than Olive Oil… Here’s how I made mine!
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3 Ingredient Protein Muffins

3 Ingredient Protein Muffins

3 Ingredient Protein Muffins

So, I am now back onto my muffin tin baking kick… This morning I was trying to figure out what to make for breakfast, and I decided to check out bodybuilding.com because I have come across some protein powder recipes in the past. I decided to make these Whey Great Protein Muffins (Which is number 5 on their list of¬†7 Amazing Protein Breakfast Recipes). I was kind of skeptical because of the short list of 3 ingredients, but I decided to make them anyway because the nutrition facts looks too good to be true. (more…)

Stupid Simple: Crock Pot Beef Brisket

Beef Brisket

Beef Brisket Cooking in my Crockpot

This is an incredibly simple recipe that my mother made while I was growing up. This beef brisket is a quick recipe you can throw together in the morning and allow to cook all day in the crock pot. I would like you to please note the instructions that my mother provided me with for this recipe. They are quoted word for word as what she sent me.
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Smoked Gouda Mac and Cheese

Smoked Gouda Mac

Smoked Gouda Mac

My first experience with smoke gouda mac and cheese was at an incredible local restaurant. After eating it while there with my family, my mom found a similar recipe to recreate it. So now, my mom makes this recipe all the time and it is one of my absolute favorites. So, you should make it. YUM. (more…)