Baked Banana Oatmeal Protein Bites

Baked Banana Oatmeal Protein Bites

Have you ever eaten warm banana? Think pie... bananas foster... breads. When you bake a banana it becomes a gooey, caramel-y treat.  You don't even need to use sugar.  Like in these muffins. I'm not one to take the time to make a baked oatmeal in the morning, but I love having it for breakfast.  Especially as it gets colder outside!  Bake it in advance and you have a delicious instant breakfast, portioned out perfectly.  That's the idea behind these. … [Read More...]

Peanut Butter Pumpkin Oreo Blondies

Peanut Butter Pumpkin Oreo Blondies (Recipe)

I wanted to name this recipe "crack." But that would be whack. Really though.  I made 2 pans in as many days.  There was just something magical about these. … [Read More...]

Pumpkin Tomato Sauce Recipe

Pumpkin Tomato Sauce Recipe

Recipe inspiration can come from anywhere. I like to think this excuses my aimless wandering in Whole Foods. This particular meandering trip paid off!  I happened down the tomato sauce aisle and a bright orange jar caught my eye.  It was pumpkin tomato sauce!  I immediately put it in my … [Read More...]

PB&J Yogurt Bowl

PB&J Yogurt Bowl Recipe + WIAW

Staple foods.  We all have them. Some of us have them literally. When my boss referred to Amy's burritos as a staple food... he meant literally.  He opened this little gem and found something shiny in it.  Normally I like shiny things, but a staple in my burrito?  I'll pass. He emailed … [Read More...]

Easy Veggie Frittata

TECHmunch, Wedded Bliss, and an Easy Frittata Recipe

There's a nasty rumor that weekends are for resting. Rest... such a mysterious word... My version of resting is seeing how many non-work activities I can cram into a couple of days.  It turns out that number is pretty high! The weekend started out strong with the Atlanta TECHmunch … [Read More...]

Spicy Apple & Chickpea Salad

Spicy Apple & Chickpea Salad

There is a distinct crispness in the air. Before the sun comes up... after that... hey, we are in the South. Fall is one of my favorite seasons.   The colors, the refreshing coolness... and the food!  Everyone goes pumpkin crazy, but one of the best things out of Georgia in the fall is … [Read More...]

Garnish & Gather pork dinner

A Must Have Box and Garnish & Gather Dinner (WIAW)

Mail days are the best. Thanks to e-bills, actual mail is a treat 80% of the time! The awesome people at PopSugar sent me a Must Have Box to try this month.  I was really impressed!  The Tilo scarf alone was worth it (retails at $125!).  It's high-quality and incredibly soft.  Soft kitty, warm … [Read More...]


Recovery, Workouts, and Sweet Potato Pie Waffles

Sometimes there's no shame in staying in bed half the day. Especially when the last couple of weeks have been chaos! Last Monday I depicted pre-conference life.  This Monday is recovery life.  Marvelous recovery.  Recovery life started with sleep.  Since I couldn't take pictures of that, we'll … [Read More...]

Cauliflower Fiesta Waffle

Cauliflower Fiesta Waffles

I've had lots of bad ideas. I'm talking about recipes here... ;) As I was mixing these up I thought "this is either my best or worst [waffle] idea ever."  Turns out, it was the best... in a strange way, of course. ;) I've made a lot of unusual stuff with cauliflower.  One of my go-to is … [Read More...]