Aug
17

These four easy, protein-packed bento boxes are perfect for a quick lunch or post workout snack on-the-go. Made with wholesome ingredients like Just BARE Chicken, fresh fruits, veggies and grains! PLUS a bonus post-workout dinner for your busy week.  

Happy Thursday, everyone! I just got back from Maine where I soaked up every ounce of beautiful weather, lobstahhhh and blueberry farms galore. I was there on a press trip discovering all things blueberries, which include blueberry picking on actual blueberry farms. Have you ever been to Maine?! If not, start planning a trip because it’s incredible there.

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Aug
10

Spicy Roasted Chickpeas with a slight tang from Colman’s Dry Mustard and a kick from cayenne pepper. You’re going to love this protein-packed on-the-go snack.

You know what’s extremely essential for everyday life? SNACKS. There’s absolutely nothing that makes me happier than a 3pm nourishing snack that kicks hunger’s booty goodbye.

I love wandering into the kitchen for cup of coffee with a little almond milk, and a favorite snack. Most of the time I’m a sweet girl, but give me something a little crunchy, salty and crispy and I will bow down to the snack gods.

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Aug
09

We’re back in action with full carts (and empty cupboards) at Trader Joe’s! While I did pick up my usual organic produce, baking needs, and Tony’s favorite sandwich meats, I had to balance it out with some fun new snacks and treats. As you all know I love to whip up homemade goods on the regular…but everyone needs some good grab-and-go’s, am I right?

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Jul
18

Gorgeous roasted strawberries paired with creamy goat cheese and fresh basil on top of crispy crostini. An incredible summer appetizer that’s perfect for entertaining! 

We’re already in the middle of summer and I feel like time is flying. Anyone else? I forget how fast it goes when each week brings something different and the sun stays out till 9PM. I’m so lucky to be spending this summer traveling, spending time with people I love, and of course cooking and eating delicious food.

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Jul
02

It’s that time again…time to make DELICIOUS food and surround yourself with family and friends! While I frequently make delicious food (if I do say so myself) the best part about it is gathering around a table and sharing it with the people I love. I’m especially excited to be spending this Fourth of July with my mama by my side.

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Jun
07
Decadent truffles made with wholesome ingredients for the perfect, bite-sized treat! They taste just like real cookie dough without the eggs, dairy or grains. 

Guess what I’ve got for you today? A NO BAKE paleo cookie dough truffle from the Healthy Glow.Co’s new summer meal plan.

If you haven’t heard about the Healthy Glow.Co yet, then get ready, because I’m going to tell you all about what you need it in your life.

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May
19

Did you know that I’m originally from Minnesota? Born and raised! That’s right I haven’t always lived in the Windy City. I grew up trudging through the long Minneapolis winters and wearing shorts as soon as it’s 40 degrees. I grew up eating Dairy Queen dilly bars, swimming in one of the many 10,000 lakes and eating plenty of casseroles.

I’ve been back in Minnesota for the past week and it’s more than nostalgic, especially during the summer months when the weather isn’t 0 degrees F. Abra and I flew in Tuesday for a new video series (after I did an amazing wine tasting in Chicago). We began filming with Just Bare Chicken on Wednesday and it was SO much fun. As I’ve mentioned before getting more into video has been one of my biggest blog goals for 2017. For me, it’s very fun to be on camera and challenges me in new, exciting ways. This blog has given me some of the most incredible experiences, and I am forever grateful for this journey as it continues to grow and change me.

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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!

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Apr
28

Hello hello. Welcome to the weekend friends. Yesterday I left for LA for a little meet and greet with Chef Curtis Stone & Bosch kitchen appliances. Since you guys know how much I love anyone who’s Australian, you’ll know that ME LOVE CURTIS STONE LONG TIME.

It does feel surreal to be back in California; it’s a little corner of the world I hold dear in my heart. It’s the place where I told myself that blogging could actually one day become my career, a place where I fell in love, a city that dazzled me from the beginning. And plus, the food scene out here is basically everything you could need. Indulgences, donuts, healthy food, acai bowls and all the sushi. I die.

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