Chocolate Avocado Banana Bread

Hey, hey! So my household has been STRUG. GL. ING. with the fall cold season and I am 100% fighting the good fight to keep myself healthy. There are many reasons for this: If mom gets sick, how will the world keep turning? I’ve been a peak level Nikki excitement (that’s huge you guys, I…

Pregnancy Week 19/20: Remembering Loss

“I have come to believe that by and large the human family all has the same secrets, which are both very telling and very important to tell. They are telling in the sense that they tell what is perhaps the central paradox of our condition—that what we hunger for perhaps more than anything else is…

Creamy Butternut Sage Pasta Sauce

One of my favorite things about Autumn is squash. In all forms. So I look for any excuse to use it in my meals, much to the annoyance of my husband (not a squash fan). Roasted? Yes. Pureed? Yes. Sauce? Heck yaaaaas. Around this time of year, it’s really common to see grocers coming out…

Orange Fennel Slaw

Is is normal to have a cabbage craving? No? Ok cool. Just asking for a friend. But seriously, I’ve been jones-ing for some tasty slaw and a last minute cooking gig was just the thing to motivate me to get creative. I’ve noticed that a lot of people dislike traditional coleslaw because it’s very heavy…

Pregnancy Week 17/18: Fitness

This pregnancy has definitely had its ups and downs with fitness since the onset. I came into the pregnancy is relatively good shape. In fact, I would say that at certain points over the last three years, my postpartum fitness was actually better than before I had been pregnant with Atlas. About a year postpartum,…

Pecan Pie Bites

I’m currently in week 18 of my pregnancy and Day 4 of a Whole30. Whole30 during pregnancy?! I must be crazy. Actually, since I’ve slid into my second trimester, I’ve found myself wanting to feel more inspired with my meal prep and less bogged down by all the foods I’ve been indulging but have been…

Jalapeño Avocado Crema

This is, by far, my absolute most favorite time of the year. Being lodged in the transition from summer to fall. The tourists in San Diego have made themselves scarce, there’s a chill in the air in the morning and evenings, grocery stores have a bounty of summer fruits mixed with autumn squashes. The air…

Lemon Prosciutto Toast

A Weekend Toast. But seriously. Toast. This Toast. I made it twice in a row cause it was so mind-blowingly delicious. I know what you’re thinking… Yea, yea. Avocado toast. It’s tasty, but how great can it be? Trust me. It’s great. Also, I would encourage the fried prosciutto step. Don’t skip it. Prosciutto is…

White Balsamic Cranberry Sauce

You remember that bottle of white balsamic vinegar that’s just chilling in the back of your pantry because you bought it for that one salad dressing that one time? Well, it’s your lucky day because I have something incredible for you to make that will utilize your lonely vinegar. This sauce has the classic holiday…

Black Bottom Pumpkin Pie Bars

Some people are super into pie. Especially pumpkin pie. I don’t blame them, pumpkin pie is delicious. But honestly, I’ve never really been a pie person. It has to have A LOT going on in order for me to really enjoy it over some other dessert option like cake or brownies. I’m talking something like…