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Sassy water uses lemon, cucumber, ginger, and mint to soothe your intestinal tract.

Sassy Water

There is really nothing I hate more than being nauseated – which makes sense, as there’s not really anything I love more than eating. Those two are a bit at odds. Luckily for me, I don’t experience nausea* very frequently. *Quick sidenote: Some of you may or may not know this, but I’m kind of

18 Sep 2017
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Fish tacos with cabbage and mango slaw, avocado, and chipotle crema

fish tacos with chipotle crema

I have known for a while that I needed to try to like fish. I started the easy way – with the deep-fried barely-tastes-like-fish fish and chips. While it is the epitome of greasy deliciousness, this kind of dish somewhat negates the whole “lean” benefit of fish – so, it was about time I found

07 Sep 2017
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One skillet breakfast potatoes and chicken sausage is an easy breakfast to make for yourself or for a big group.

One Skillet Breakfast Potatoes + Chicken Sausage

Growing up, my siblings and I would often request for breakfast what my mom creatively dubbed a “crazy omelette.” This omelette consisted of bacon, hashbrowns fried in bacon grease, and scrambled eggs. This nostalgic dish is one that we enjoy when we are back home, and is easy to make for large groups of hungry

16 Aug 2017
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chocolate chip banana bread

What can I say about chocolate chip banana bread? It’s so easy to make, and yet so delicious. There’s nothing quite like biting into a fresh piece of banana bread right out of the oven, with the warm chocolate chips melting in your mouth. It also boasts my blog’s namesake, the BANANA. Every once in

07 Aug 2017
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Slow cooker pot roast and potatoes over warm mashed potatoes

slow cooker pot roast

I can’t think of many things that are more comforting than sitting down to a warm pile of mashed potatoes layered with succulent pot roast and savory carrots on top. It brings back memories of many a Sunday afternoon, arriving home from church to the aroma of a well-earned dinner in the slow cooker (as

02 Aug 2017
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Photo of ingredients for avocado toast - avocados, lemon, red pepper flakes, and bread

avocado toast

Let me start by saying that I feel very passionately about all things avocado. I know I am treading in basic white girl territory, but I can’t help who I am. This post in particular, however, is written in defense of avocado toast. Recently it was referenced as the reason why millennials aren’t succeeding at life –

06 Jun 2017
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Mexican street corn salad in a bowl.

mexican street corn salad

On my first trip to Mexico proper, I visited a touristy spot on the border of Arizona called Puerto Peñasco. I was excited to spend a few days relaxing on the beach, as well as getting my hands on some delicious tacos, fresh mango, and Mexican street corn (elote). When we went into town in search of souvenirs

29 May 2017
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photo of baked oatmeal

baked oatmeal

Recently I have been trying to find easy breakfast ideas that take very little prep, will fill me up, and don’t involve white flour or refined sugars. I also liked the idea of eating oatmeal, as it is part of my quest to eat more foods that fight depression. In the past, I’ve only really enjoyed

22 May 2017
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Photo of huevos rancheros verdes: fried eggs on top of corn tortillas with refried beans, cilantro, queso fresco, bacon, avocado, and green salsa.

huevos rancheros verdes

Having spent most of my life in the western United States, I’ve found that one of the hardest parts about transitioning to life on the East Coast is the rarity of authentic Mexican food. I could stand the traffic, the humidity, and the cramped living space a lot better if I had some al pastor tacos by my side.

05 Oct 2016
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photo of buffalo chicken salad in a bowl with celery sticks

buffalo chicken salad

Buffalo chicken salad is a recent discovery of mine. I don’t know what it is about buffalo-chicken-flavored things, but I can’t seem to get enough. You take some Frank’s RedHot sauce and pour it on pretty much anything and I’ll eat it. Then there’s just chicken salad in general. It’s so super easy to make, you

08 Sep 2016
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