Nervous to Break

One November, when I was 16 years old, I got my drivers license. My dad bought me a car from his buddy and I started to drive myself to school every day, begrudgingly. 11 days after I got the car, I was driving to school on a cold morning. I merged on to the freeway … More Nervous to Break

Easy Crockpot Beef Stew

In the winter I crave all the comfort foods! I love to eat mac n cheese, tator tot hotdish (yes I’m from Minnesota and yes this is a thing!), grandma’s hotdish (I feel like this is also a quintessential Minnesota thing), soups, and anything that is warm, cozy, and fills your belly. This year I … More Easy Crockpot Beef Stew

Easy, Quick, Vegetable Salad with Spicy, Tangy Tahini Dressing

Growing up my dad was always a great cook, but didn’t cook often and mom cooked alright, but was raised in a house that ate your typical Minnesotan diet; bland, boring, with lots of pasta and casseroles. When I went off to college I honestly had no idea how to cook. I’ve called my parents … More Easy, Quick, Vegetable Salad with Spicy, Tangy Tahini Dressing

Veggie Tacos

Ingredients: 1 tbsp Chili powder 1 tsp Paprika 1 tsp Cumin 1/2 tsp Sea Salt 1/2 tsp Oregano 1/2 tsp Corn Starch 1 tbsp Olive Oil 1/2 Cup water 1-2 Cloves Garlic minced 1/4 Onion finely chopped 1/2 Roasted Cauliflower 1 Can Chickpeas Drained 1 Serrano Chili* Optional: Lettuce Guacamole Black bean corn Salsa Corn … More Veggie Tacos

Boy Oh Boy

Part 8: The next bump in the road of my fitness journey happened to be a boy. I had not had any boyfriends or time consuming distractions quite like this before. At the time I was 25 and he was a few years younger than me. If you’ve ever dated before, you’ll know that early … More Boy Oh Boy