May
05

Happy Friday everyone! Abra here, the Brand Manager behind Ambitious Kitchen and Instagram artist behind #abrassalad. As you know Monique is in Cabo soaking up the sun and enjoying some well-deserved R&R, so she left me the honor of introducing myself and sharing my weekend faves with all of you.

Not gonna lie, palms are a little sweaty…but I’m so excited to be here!

Let’s kick it off with some awesome things coming your way next week. Mark your calendars for two exciting Facebook Live’s: On Wednesday, 5/10 at 3:00PM (central) tune in to the Ambitious Kitchen Facebook page where Monique will be making THIS incredible pizza. Then, on Thursday, 5/11 at 3:00PM (central) join us on the Under Armour Women‘s Facebook page to catch her creating some epic, new breakfast burritos! Take it from the first-hand taste-tester herself — you’re going to absolutely love these recipes.

Next up, 5 things about yours truly:

My name: is pronounced “Abraham” without the “ham.” Appropriately so, because I’m a vegetarian. However, this brings me to point 2…

On being vegetarian: I’ve recently coined the label “flexitarian,” as I’m a big fan of bacon and Monique’s AMAZING salmon recipe.

Where I call home: I’m from Minnesota, went to a school in Massachusetts, and made my way back to the Midwest two years ago. I also lived in New Zealand for 6 months — in my heart I still call it home!

My favorite movie: Titanic. Specifically the 2-part VHS version. I could probably perform it as a one-woman-show (and love me some young Leo DiCaprio).

Everything else in a nutshell: When I’m not at AK HQ eating all of the DANK coconut oil chocolate chunk cookies, you can find me on the Chicago lakefront path (because, cookies) or updating my Spotify playlist with the latest in indie, electronic & Ellie Goulding.

And finally, the weekend favorites

Newly running in THESE super lightweight babies

This song is the perfect jam for any mood 

‘Tis the season for my go-to, ultra-comfy white jeans

THIS breakfast sandwich for weekend brunching at home

Sliding into these spring floral loafers asap

For my hike lovers: meal ideas with all things Trader Joe’s for your next excursion

Patio season = budget-friendly rosé to drink with the gals

The jumpsuit love here at AK continues with this chic little number 

Get to know these 10 badass women scientists who are changing the world behind-the-scenes

Lastly (and best-ly) Monique’s veggie enchiladas that I’m making for my roomie tonight 

Have a happy, healthy weekend! #abrassalad out.