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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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Photo of banana pudding in a trifle dish

[magnolia bakery] banana pudding

For most of my life, banana pudding was associated with hospital or cafeteria food. I’ve never thought much of it. Enter Magnolia Bakery. My roommate had taken a trip to New York City, and was very excited about her leftover banana pudding from said bakery. She offered me a bite, and I wasn’t expecting much. Well,

27 Aug 2016
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picture of chicken wraps with red onion, avocado, tomato, and Italian dressing

15-minute chicken wraps

I just love, love, LOOOVE easy recipes. Don’t you? In college, I had a roommate who was really good at whipping up quick, easy, and delicious meals that worked on a budget – and her recipe for chicken wraps has stuck with me as an easy go-to. The key to this delicious concoction is the Italian dressing –

16 Aug 2016
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Photo of lemon chicken and pasta

lemon chicken

You know those recipes that make people think you’re some kind of super talented gourmet chef, but are really easy to make? Don’t worry, I won’t give away your secrets. However, I will give you another recipe to add to that repertoire. The key to this lemon chicken dish is the delicious, buttery, creamy, lemony sauce. Both

08 Aug 2016
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Paninis made with chicken pesto salad, fresh sprouts, tomatoes, and muenster cheese

[zupa’s copycat] pesto chicken paninis

One of my favorite places to eat during the good ol’ college days was a sandwich, soup, and salad joint called Cafe Zupa’s in Provo, Utah. I even moved across the street at one point – I may have had a problem. Now, any Zupa’s regular has something they order every single time – even though

04 Aug 2016
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image of a Greek meatball gyro

meatball gyros

Gyros. From the first time I had one (and improperly pronounced it as I ordered), I’ve been love. I usually like mine from food trucks or roadside stands – delicious, greasy meat wrapped up in a soft pita and oozing with tzatziki. Well, as much as I would love to eat food like this all

31 Jul 2016
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