Caesar Salad with Salmon and Pasta 2

Simple Caesar Salad with Salmon and Pasta

I’m a social media fanatic. If you follow me on Instagram, you probably already know as much. Babies, dogs, and FOOD! What more could people possibly want to waste time looking at? I’m kidding, it’s not time wasted! A quick glance at a meal is great for meal planning and healthy ideas (or not such…

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Roasted Vegetable and Chickpea Tostada 4

Roasted Vegetable and Chickpea Tostadas + Weekly Menu

I eat lunch every day with my coworkers, and every day we talk about Costco. And food. Apparently, what I talk about over my lunch break is also what I talk about on my blog. Sorry? Naturally, a bunch of diabetes educators enjoy talking about food (Costco? Not sure how we got hooked on that…

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Buttery Garlic Mushrooms 3

Buttery Garlic Mushrooms

Mr. P has been in Italy all week for work, and let me tell ya…single mom-ing all week has been exhausting. Add to that a new job, a baby that’s up 3+ times a night, and a dog that needs a potty break in the wee hours of the morning and yeah…yeeeeah. The night before…

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Kung Pao Shrimp 4

Kung Pao Shrimp

You guys, I have a problem. I love seafood. Loving seafood isn’t really a problem, but when you reheat your leftovers at work…well, some people aren’t so accepting of that. It was kind of ironic today when my coworker sat down to the table where we were eating lunch and quickly said, “I’m sorry for…

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Vegetables in Balsamic Cream 2

Vegetables in Balsamic Cream with Goat Cheese + Weekly Menu

There are moments in time where you remember thinking, I am fortunate or I’ll remember this moment forever. I’ve had a lot of those moments in the past year. Without being overly sappy, the past year has been the best…for many reasons. There’s the things I don’t need but am grateful for: living on the…

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first 6 months

The First 6 Months

HOW is my baby 6 months old? It just seems…impossible. So much has happened in the past 6 months and as they say, I can’t recall life without Shea…life not as a mom. There are highs and lows, but so, so, so many more highs than lows. Looking back, the first few weeks were the…

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Italian Chopped Salad 4

Italian Chopped Salad

I knew the Monday following vacation would be hectic. They always are, aren’t they? While Shea has thoroughly impressed with her ease into daycare after my maternity leave, I had to leave her in tears yesterday morning when I dropped her off. She had spent a week at home with family and she immediately knew…

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Tilapia Bowls 3

Tilapia Bowls with Chipotle Avocado Crema + Weekly Menu

We had some fabulous food on vacation. I verified this morning that my workouts did not negate all calories consumed…to the tune of 2 pounds (frustrating but not surprising!). Time to clean things up this week and fondly remember the margaritas, ice cold Pacificos poolside, and the tacos. Ohhhhh…the tacos… And chilaquiles… And refried beans……

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Sausage Kale Potato Pie 4

Sausage Kale Potato Pie

I had every intention of gloating about our amazing (and baby-free) vacation in Cabo, but 1. that wouldn’t be very nice and 2. I totally already did that on Instagram. But in case you’d like a little recap, we whale watched from lounges by the pool, worked out (every day, yo!) and played tennis and…

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