Dec
29

There’s beauty in not know what the future may hold for you. Don’t you think? It kind of builds this crazy sense of excitement in planning and anticipating what will come next.

For me, I’ve been so thrilled to see Ambitious Kitchen grow and flourish over the years.

Right now I find myself anticipating what’s  could be next, and for some reason, I have this crazy feeling that 2017 might just be the best year I’ve ever had. I have so many things planned:launching healthyglow.co, a site change, finishing up my cookbook proposal, traveling, decorating my home, and of course, starting my rug shop! 

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Dec
27

Hi hi hi! This week in between sharing healthy recipes, I’m going to go over some of YOUR favorite recipes from 2016. The ones that were most clicked on, made and devoured over this crazy year.

First though, a few thanks are in order!

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being here and making my recipes. You make doing what I love possible and I would never be here without you.

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Dec
21

Peruvian Chicken Drumsticks are marinated with lime, garlic, peruvian spices and yogurt then baked to perfection and drizzled with an avocado lime sauce! Serve with brown rice or plantain chips for a full meal.

When my Grandma and I get on the phone it’s usually an hour convo about what she’s cooking for her friends or how she’s been swimming and going to zumba.

She’s my spirit animal and she makes the best muffins you’ll ever eat. Big, fat amazing blueberry muffins that melt in your mouth. Oh and her raisin bran muffins? TO DIE FOR. Especially with a little pat of creamy butter.

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Dec
19

Healthy gingerbread muffins that are incredibly fluffy, warm and perfect with a cup of coffee. One of my favorite muffins to enjoy during the Winter. 134 calories per muffin!

We spent the weekend inhaling Christmas cookies and eating more than I normally would. Isn’t it tough when you find yourself surrounded sugar, wine and allll the bread?!

*everyone nods yes*

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Dec
16

Happy Friday! This is officially my last gift guide of 2016, and also one of my favorites.

If you know me well, you know that I have a fondness for trying out new skincare and beauty products. It’s been a thing I’ve done since college but more recently, I’ve started purchasing on a regular basis. My favorites are usually masks, dry oils and night creams, but it varies by season.

Over the past year I’ve found some favorites that have found their way into my little beauty cabinet time and time again. So if you’re looking for something new to try, or you’d like to gift a friend (or girlfriend/wife) with an inexpensive product, there might be something on this list to buy.

Happy shopping!

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Dec
14

Golden Turmeric Chicken Soup with chickpeas and sweet potatoes will be your go-to winter soup! Flavored with ginger, garlic, coconut milk and a touch of peanut butter. 381 calories & 33g protein per serving!

Brrrrrrrrr. Is the polar vortex back or something because this weather isn’t jiving with my soul. I’m writing to you bundled up like I’m going into the arctic: I’ve got on Tony’s oversized Nike sweatpants, fluffy warm socks and a shirt that doesn’t match anything.

The upside? I reheated a big bowl of this warm turmeric chickpea chicken soup and it’s fantastic as ever, even on the third day.

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Dec
12

Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala is a lightened up comforting Indian dish made with tomato sauce, chicken breast, coconut milk and various flavorful, bold spices. Serve with brown rice or naan for a full meal!

Oh hi, it’s me! I’ve come back alive after cookie week recipes from last week. Did you guys happen to make any over the weekend? I’d love to hear!

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Dec
11

And I’m back with another gift guide for all the fitness lovers in your life. From the yogis to runners to crossfit bosses, these fitness focused gifts make incredible presents during the holiday season.

What I adore most about a gift is something that I can use over and over again. Think leggings, pullovers, a smoothie mixer, yoga mat spray and so much more. Being someone who works out nearly everyday, I’ll admit that I kind of want all of these fitness focused gifts for myself.

Check it out below and get shopping just in time for Christmas…

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Dec
09

These chocolate snickerdoodles are stuffed with caramel and sprinkled with sea salt to make one of the best cookies you’ll ever eat.

Pretty sure I saved the best cookie for last. Yup salted caramel stuffed chocolate snickerdoodles! While it may seem insane to throw all of these flavors at you, I think you’ll find that the caramel, cinnamon and chocolate paired together make one of the best Christmas cookies you will ever eat. Ever, ever, ever.

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