On Sundays, we make breakfast.

Every Sunday I make potatoes, eggs and bacon for the boys. Every. Sunday.  How boring is that? I couldn’t stomach another Sunday of over easy eggs, roasted potatoes and bacon so I decided we needed to liven it up and give it a fresh new flavor. This was so easy, that it really doesn’t deserve… Continue reading On Sundays, we make breakfast.


Fiesta Taco Chili

You know the great thing about a holiday weekend? Today is Monday, and it doesn’t suck.  All day today, I thought it was Sunday. This is partially because I worked on Saturday, so instead of three days off I have had two. But I’m cool with it because when I go back to work tomorrow,… Continue reading Fiesta Taco Chili


One-Pot-Rice & Burrito Bowls!

Let me tell you about my current obsession. My current obsession (besides buying iphone cases that I don’t need) is one-pot rice meals. Holy crap. Why didn’t I think of this before?  I have wasted so much time mixing things with rice after cooking it all separately! I looked at a recipe last weekend for… Continue reading One-Pot-Rice & Burrito Bowls!


Mexican Quinoa Bowls

Today was a 360° meal prep day. If you don’t know what that means, don’t worry. It’s not a thing; I just made it up. This is my new term to describe a prep day where I go into it with one plan and then totally switch gears and have to make it up as… Continue reading Mexican Quinoa Bowls


Southwest Steak Burrito Bowls + Weekly meal prep tip!

I’m going to let you in on a little secret.  Meal prepping is hard and time consuming. But, it doesn’t have to be! I’ve been meal prepping one day a week for TWO YEARS now, without skipping a beat. When I first started meal prepping, I knew NOTHING about cooking. I knew nothing about food… Continue reading Southwest Steak Burrito Bowls + Weekly meal prep tip!


Spicy Tacos with Avocado Lime Sauce

As I sit here in Ankeny, surrounded by chain restaurants and fast food joints I can’t help but wish I was eating these spicy shredded beef tacos with a side of avocado lime dressing. This is my 3rd work trip in 3 weeks, and I have yet to master the whole “gluten free/paleo eating while… Continue reading Spicy Tacos with Avocado Lime Sauce


Crockpot Fajita Shredded Chicken

I have spent the last 72 hours binge watching Food Network and Gossip Girl while I heal from surgery, and I just need to feel like I’m doing something productive. This blog post is about as active as I am allowed to be! I’ve never been very good at relaxing, and I’m not going to… Continue reading Crockpot Fajita Shredded Chicken

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Summer Squash Goulash

The best thing about zucchini is its versatility. Summer squash is in the same boat. They both taste so salty and delicious, they make great additions to any meal and excellent substitutes for noodles. My only complaint? Because there always has to be one…. TOO MUCH WATER! I absolutely hate that even if I sweat… Continue reading Summer Squash Goulash