Aug
12

Happy, happy weekend!

This weekend I’m heading to Boston Pops in Nantucket with Lorissa’s Kitchen. I’m really freaking excited because Lee, Liz and Davida will be too… hello girl’s weekend! We’ll be there helping to promote Lorissa’s Kitchen products so make sure to follow along on Instagram & Snapchat (username: AmbitiousKitch).

This past week I did some recipe consulting with Flatout Bread and we shot two full days of recipe videos in a gorgeous Chicago home. It reminded me how much I love doing video and need to find a way to do more!

Speaking of videos, Rose and I will be doing a Facebook Live video next Friday. If you want to see me make anything specific, let me know!

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Aug
11

How’s your fridge looking these days? Overflowing with bright berries & fresh seasonal produce? Mine is packed to the brim.I mean seriously guys, when you have an obsession with buying all the fruit on sale from Peapod, finding room in the fridge becomes a real problem. Flavors just seem to dance around in my head all day and the next thing I know, I’ve got more than just a few grocery bags to unload.

So what’s a girl to do? Well, sometimes it’s just necessary to throw everything in a blender and enjoy a refreshing smoothie. Often, the random ingredients create the most delicious flavors. Case in point: this watermelon smoothie packed with cherries, berries & creamy almond milk.

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Aug
08

Oh, Europe! I love you more than you know.

Didn’t it feel like everyone you know went to Europe this Summer? And why wouldn’t you? The food is fantastic, the people are lovely, and there’s a vast array of land to explore.

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Aug
05

How are you? I’m writing this as I enjoy fresh raspberries with real whipped cream and an episode of Mr. Robot. Sometimes a fresh fruit summer dessert is all you need. And Rami Malek. Also, wine.

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Aug
02

How incredible would it be if I drove up to your house in a truck that served ONLY muffins? Would we automatically be BFFs? Would you pay me in gold?

Hopefully the thought of me rolling up in a muffin truck and handing out muffins doesn’t sound weird. I have good intentions, I swear.

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Aug
01

Happy Monday! I’m coming at you full force with some of my favorite healthy DIY snack mixes in partnership with my friends at Blue Diamond Almonds, who is the Official Snack Nut of the Team USA Swimming! This time I’m back sharing a few of my favorite go-to healthier snack mixes that help me to feel inspired, energized and follow my “Lane to Greatness“.

If you know me well, you’d know that nothing excites me more than a good snack. From energy bites to toast with all the toppings, I’m always making something different because a girl’s gotta have her options. Am I right?

I think I’ve said this before, but if I don’t have a snack every 2 to 3 hours, I get absolutely the WORST kind of hangry. I can’t speak or think; all that’s dancing through my head is food. GIANT FOOD DANCING TELLING ME TO COME AND GET IT.

Snack cravings are real.

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Jul
31

It seems we’re back here again (already) with another Best of post, where I compile everything made, adventures and things I’m loving over the past month. I hope you guys are finding these posts interesting — I’d love to hear any of your feedback!

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Jul
29

I can’t believe it’s the last weekend of July! Part of me wants to go frolic in a field of sunflowers while sunshine beams down; in one hand I’m holding a green smoothie and the other — a giant chocolate donut.

Wait a second, that sounds way too much like a Taylor Swift music video, right?

In actuality, the summer has been wonderful so far and because of that I’d like it to last forever and ever. I’ve been traveling, we bought a house (!!!) and the weather has been nearing 90 degrees daily.

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Jul
28

As you can see via Instagram, Tony and I have been grilling up a storm this summer. In fact, we been grilling on our deck nearly every night while our adorable little cat Milly watches and meows outside the window. We call it family night. Hah.

If you’ve been following AK for a while now, you know that my boyfriend is in love with meat, fries and pizza. On the other hand, I’m fond of spinach, avocados and nut butters. It’s an odd little combination but we love and accept each other’s need for particular foods, often planning meals around each of our individual cravings (like these healthier baked fries!).

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Jul
27

Who here loves chips? *Everyone raises their hand*

Seriously though, everyone loves a good crunchy, perfectly salted tortilla chip. They easily complete sandwiches, make turkey chili 10x better than it already is and just so happen to be the perfect companion to guacamole.

When I was growing up, there were several ‘staple’ grocery items my Mom always purchased: sesame bagels with salted butter, crunchy carrots with hummus, leafy greens, and… tortilla chips! She always had a bag of chips open and ready to be devoured. #ChipAddictSince1993

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