“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies...the man who never reads lives only once.” George R.R. Martin 📚. . I've always been the girl with her nose in a book. Since I learned to read, I've been a boy with a scar and a magic wand. An FBI agent solving a small town mystery. An adventurer embarking on a one hundred mile solo hike. A teenage girl falling in love for the first time (with a vampire). An aspiring journalist finding her way in the big city. . Every book I've read has shaped me as a person. Books tell the stories of people we don't know, places we haven't been, and worlds we can only imagine. With a book in hand, you'll never feel lonely or alone. Keep on readin' my friends. Being a book worm is pretty darn cool 😎 Which is why I wrote a blog post about every single book I read in 2018 (allllll 27 of them, the good, the bad, and the REALLY good) Click the link in my bio to check it out! #bookworm #booksarelife
This time last year, I was doing Whole30 and focusing more about what I was cutting OUT rather than what I was putting IN. In 2019, I want to focus more on ADDING good things to my life ☺️ Saying YES to things that would normally scare me, whether it’s a tough workout class, an intimidating work project, or simply being more vulnerable. . All this resolution talk focuses so much on cutting “bad” things out. “Bad” foods, alcohol, sugar, that extra Christmas cookie “fluff.” Instead, what about if we focused on adding the GOOD? Cheers to good vibes and happiness in 2019. Lord knows we could all use a little more of that ❤️. . This January, I’m adding in more plants, like this loaded salad with arugula + roasted sweet potatoes + roasted onions + avocado + crispy curried chickpeas + carrots + sunflower seeds and a garlic lemon tahini dressing 😋🍋🥑🥗 #easymealswithmb
I know it’s cheesy, but I’m feeling BLUE after the holidays. Just gotta BRIE happy, because 2019 is gonna be GRATE 🧀🍇🤓
Loaded turkey sandwich for lunch this Christmas Eve day 🥪🙌🏻 Hanging around the house with the fam watching movies and cooking and eating our way to tomorrow! Have a festive day everyone #easymealswithmb. . Turkey sandwich on sourdough with avocado, red onions, pickles & mustard 🥑🥒🍞
Cereal is my favorite thing to eat when I’m at home 🥛🥄 It reminds me of being a kid AND, well, cereal is just really, really darn good. Especially with a drizzle of peanut butter and fresh berries. Merry Christmas Eve Eve! 🎄😊
Quick sweet and savory breakfast before heading out the door to go HOME for the holidays! 😍 . . Rice cake topped with avocado + pepper + chili flakes + everything but the bagel seasoning and a banana with peanut butter and cinnamon 🍌🥑. . Stay safe if you’re traveling today...the weather outside is truly frightful 🌨 #easymealswithmb
Only THREE more days until I’m back in my home kitchen with my mama baking allllll the goodies 😍 👩🏼🍳 I haven’t been home for more than 48 hours since last Christmas, so to say I’m excited is a bit of an understatement 🙌🏻 And you better believe this pumpkin banana bread is happening because pumpkin is good any time of year! What are you most excited to bake over the holidays? #easymealswithmb. . PUMPKIN BANANA BREAD 👉🏻 Preheat oven to 350°. Grease a loaf pan. In a large mixing bowl, combine DRY ingredients: 2 cups oat flour + 1 tsp. baking soda + 1 tsp. baking powder + 1 tsp. salt + 1 tsp. each cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, pumpkin pie spice. . In another bowl, mix together WET ingredients: 2 mashed, overripe bananas + 1/2 cup pure pumpkin + 1/2 cup honey or agave nectar + 1/3 cup almond milk + 2 tsp. vanilla extract. . Mix the wet ingredients into the dry. Pour into loaf pan, top with walnuts and bake for 40 minutes. . Perfect for a quick breakfast to fuel all that last minute holiday shopping 🙈 Best enjoyed with copious amounts of peanut butter!
A gloomy morning called for a lazy morning in bed, a trip to the coffee shop downstairs in my slippers, and the coziest breakfast eaten on the couch with Christmas movies ☺️🎄 I was craving savory, so made do with what I had in the fridge to make savory oatmeal! Cooked 1/2 cup of @quaker oats in 1 cup almond milk with a dash of salt and looots of pepper 🔥 Topped with a runny @vitalfarms egg, sundried tomatoes, red pepper flakes & everything but the bagel seasoning 🧂🥄
Looking for a dip to bring to your holiday party this weekend? I’ve got yoooou! 🙌🏻 This Spicy Chipotle Hummus is SO creamy and full of flavor and packs a serious kick! 🌶🔥 I’ve started saying goodbye to grocery store hummus and making my own, and it is SUCH a game changer. Recipe below! #easymealswithmb #bitesonabudget #wolfgourmet. . SPICY CHIPOTLE HUMMUS 👉🏻 In a blender (I used my @wolfgourmet one!) combine 1 can chickpeas (drained and peeled - do not skip this step!) + 1 chipotle pepper in adobe sauce + 2 tsp. adobe sauce + 1 clove garlic + 2 tbsp. tahini + 3 tbsp. olive oil + 2 tbsp. water + 1/2 tsp. salt + 1 tsp. cayenne pepper + 1 tsp. chili powder + 1 tsp. paprika. Blend until smooth!! Top with paprika and a drizzle of olive oil. Can serve with crackers, veggies, or pita! #hummus
Made @ambitiouskitchen turkey chili last night with some girlfriends for the coziest holiday gathering 😊 Complete with pomegranate Moscow Mules & carols galore 🎄 The most wonderful time of the year!!!
This egg & veggie scramble epitomizes exactly how I feel today 😅 I’m reallllllly hungover BUT going to power through because it’s the holiday season and that’s just what you do 🤷♀️ I’m a firm believer that hangovers can be *somewhat* cured by fresh air, a shower, food, and a positive attitude 👍🏻 Sure, my body may feel like dog doo today, but there’s no sense in wallowing in hangover misery. So if you’re riding the struggle bus with me today, I encourage you to change your mindset and do at least ONE thing that will make you feel happy and productive! Even if it’s just stepping outside for a few minutes or taking a shower. You are not “literally going to die” from a hangover 😊 Promise!
You know when you’ve got your mind SET on a craving and absolutely nothing else will satisfy? That’s how I’ve been with homemade muffins the past few weeks 🤤 So, I took action and made homemade Gingerbread Raisin Muffins yesterday 🙌🏻 Like little nuggets of Christmas breakfast cheer, these healthy muffins are a great way to start the day (preferably warmed up and lathered in peanut butter!) 🤶🏻🎄 #easymealswithmb. . Preheat oven to 350°. Spray the inside of a muffin tin. . Mix together the dry ingredients: 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour + 1 tsp. baking soda + 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon + 1/4 tsp. ground cloves + 3/4 tsp. nutmeg + 3/4 tsp. ground ginger + 1/4 tsp. salt + a few HEALTHY handfuls of raisins. . In a separate bowl, mix together wet ingredients: 3 tbsp. melted coconut oil + 1/4 cup maple syrup + 1/4 cup molasses + 1 egg + 1 tsp. vanilla + 1/3 cup 100% pumpkin + 1/2 cup almond milk (or any milk!). . Add dry ingredients to the wet and mix until combined. Pour batter into muffin tins. Bake for 18-20 minutes. ENJOY!
I actually LOVE the hustle and bustle of the holiday season 🤶🏻 I look forward to all of the parties, cocktails, and cookies alllll year long 🥰🎄 But I’m also a creature of habit and love being in a routine. So how do I find that balance during the holidays? Being PREPARED! . . Prepping healthy breakfasts, lunches, and snacks makes me feel a heck of a lot better about all the extra indulging during the holidays. Grain bowls for lunch, egg nog & cookies for dinner 😎💁♀️ It’s not about restriction y’all. It’s about balance, and I’m all about getting in more nutrients wherever possible! #easymealswithmb #healthyish . . Prepped this Crispy Chickpea Farro Bowl for lunches this week 👉🏻 Mixed greens + farro + tomatoes + cucumber + scallions + crispy chickpeas + sunflower seeds 😋 Will toss in a lemon tahini dressing and add avocado before eating!
Doing an Unfiltered Day in the Life today! Inspired by my girl @freckledfoodie, this day is designed to show you that life behind the ‘gram is not always glamorous! Like this random AF plate of @bit alfarms eggs + @hilaryseatwell veggie sausage from my freezer + the last of my @kitehillfoods cream cheese 💁♀️ It ain’t always pretty, but this is reality! Sometimes it’s tiring to see such curated images on here, so this day is designed to keep things REAL with y’all. #nofilter #easymealswithmb
A spicy GIVEAWAY to start the week!🔥🌶 Can anyone else NOT eat eggs (or really anything else) without hot sauce? Yeah, me neither. Which is why I’m partnering with @yellowbirdsauce to give away a FIVE PACK of the cutest, sassiest hot sauces on the market 💁♀️ Great on eggs, sandwiches, salads, tacos, or, if you’re a psycho like me, straight from the bottle.... . TO ENTER 👉🏻 Like this post, tell me your favorite thing to put hot sauce on, and follow @yellowbirdsauce ! One lucky winner will win a five pack of @yellowbirdsauce hot sauces. Will pick a winner FRIDAY! Good luck 😊
GREEN CHICKPEA CURRY for the #badlightinggoodfood win this cozy Sunday night 🙌🏻 🔥This flavor combination is so mouthwatering and it’s the perfect way to get in your veggies! I prepped a big batch to get me through what’s sure to be a busy post-holiday week 🤦♀️ #easymealswithmb. . Green Chickpea Curry 👉🏻 Cook grain of choice and set aside (I’m obsessed with farro lately, so I’m rolling with that!) . . In a large saucepan, heat 1 tbsp. coconut oil. Add 3 large chopped carrots + 3 cloves minced garlic + 1 tbsp. freshly minced ginger + 1/2 diced white onion + 3 tbsp. chopped basil. Sauté until onion is soft. . Add 3 tbsp. green curry paste + 1 tbsp. turmeric + 1 tsp. cayenne pepper. Stir to combine. Add 1 can coconut milk + 1 can drained and rinsed chickpeas + 1 thinly sliced bell pepper + 1/2 cup vegetable broth. Bring to a boil. Add frozen broccoli + frozen peas and let simmer for 20 minutes. . Serve over grains and top with cilantro and hot sauce! (Highly recommend @fixhotsauce lemongrass sriracha with this combo 😍)