5 Recipes I am Dying to Try.

I love to cook. When I was 16, I tore my ACL and LCL playing basketball and was sidelined indefinitely. To pass the newly acquired time I had on my hands, I picked up cooking. Getting in the kitchen and experimenting with herbs, meats, veggies, and spices is something I enjoy immensely. I find it incredibly therapeutic. Granted I haven’t really been in the cooking spirit as of late, I have plans to change that soon!

I stumbled upon Forksoverknives and am obsessed with their recipes. I highly recommend checking out their site. They advocate for having a plant-based diet to help with many illnesses like heart disease. Though I really dig what they’re about, I don’t think I can give up meat forever (sorry cows, chickens, etc. you’re just too damn yummy). That said, I do want to incorporate more plant-based dishes into my repertoire.

Also,  I’ve finally checked out my Pinterest (there were cobwebs from all the inactivity) and have spotted some really tasty recipes that I can’t wait to test out in the kitchen. So without further ado, here are 5 things I’ve found on the interwebs that I’m going to try and whip up.

1. Parmesan Encrusted Zucchini 


2. Roasted Garlic & Herb Mushroom Medley Recipe


3. Caramelized Onion & Pepper Quesadillas


4. Honey Ginger Roasted Carrots


5. Balsamic Glazed Porter House Steaks with Black Olives & Mustard Tapenade


Ok, just writing about this stuff is making me incredibly hungry! So these are a few of the things I am going to try. Hopefully if I don’t make too much of a mess of things, I’ll share with you guys how it all turns out. In the the spirit of the first day of fall, what are some of your go-to recipes? Let me know in the comments! 🙂

Kids Say the Darndest Things

My all time favorite occupation for the last 6ish years has been being an aunt. I absolutely adore my niece and nephews! They are some of the coolest mini-humans I know. There are times (a lot actually) where they’re more fun to hang out with than adults. Almost every Saturday my 2 oldest niece and nephew (5 and 6) and I go out on some sort of adventure and last week was no different.

During our usual weekend shenanigans, I took the kiddos to Hobby Lobby. We were getting t-shirts to decorate back at my place. Upon arriving, my niece (quite innocently) asked me which gym I went to. I was a bit confused by the question so I asked her what she meant. Then my precocious little nephew chimed in. “She means to say that you’re a bit chubby.”

I was so taken aback by the comment that I didn’t say anything for a few seconds. Then, I hysterically bursted into laughter. It was such a frank and honest statement that I couldn’t even be offended by it. Plus, the nonchalant look and tone of his delivery was priceless! I love that kids do not have a filter. They don’t worry about your feelings or if what they say is politically correct. So if you’re looking for an honest answer, ask a child. They’ll tell it to you like it is without sugar coating it. And on that note, it’s time to do my 30 day challenge… 😉