Chicken Lettuce Wraps


I fell in love with lettuce wraps back in college when my friend Ashley and I would stop at The Cheesecake Factory in Baltimore a couple times a year when we were driving back home from school. We’d always start with the lettuce wraps, then go on to order and finish two HUGE entrees and then wash it down with cheesecake. Needless to say, my stomach grew during that time and so did my pant size. As I got older, I was introduce to the PF...

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Sensational Shells

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After reading about an Italian restaurant on Yelp, I immediately starting craving…what else…Italian! It was lunch time anyway, so I decided to give into my craving and make some pasta. I already had oatmeal for breakfast, so I didn’t want to carb-it-out too much, but I knew I could get veggies and protein in there somehow. I looked in the fridge…and I had fresh spinach, left over Northern Beans, a tangy mustard...

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Meatless Magic

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Now that the holiday’s are over and I’ve put on my “winter-coat,” (a term I use for the extra 5 lbs I always put on this time of year) it’s time for me to clean up my diet a little and get back on track. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t deprive myself, but I start incorporating extra-healthy meals so I can be bikini ready by May. I’ve been SO into kale lately, to the point where I’m actually...

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Christmas Eve Chili


Even though we’re already in the new year, I had to share one of my favorite Christmas Eve traditions. Every year when there’s a chill in the air, I instantly start craving the turkey chili I grew up on. Now, I’m not saying this is the best chili in the world, I’m not even saying it’s that good for you- I mean the spices come in a box you can get at most grocery stores. I’m just saying it’s the one I...

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All-Grown-Up Grilled Cheese

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Who doesn’t love a grilled cheese with tomato soup on a chilly day? It brings us back to our childhood and warms the soul. Well, I wanted to add some protein and pizzazz to my grilled cheese but still make it healthy, so I started cookin’ and it was DELICIOUS!! All you need is: 2 slices of whole grain bread (on 1 side of each slice, spread a light layer of olive oil over entire piece) 1 slice yogurt jalapeno cheese from Trader...

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The HOTTEST dinner party…ever!

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Where do I even begin? So, I HATE following recipes, unless I’m baking, but I was having my brother, his roommate, my cousin and her new boyfriend over to dinner and I wanted to try something new. So I started rummaging through some cookbooks that hadn’t seen the light of day in years and found one by one of Oprah’s chef’s. This particular cookbook has all of Oprah’s favorite recipes, so I knew I couldn’t go...

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