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3-Minute Homemade Granola

3-Minute Homemade Granola

3-minutes to prep, and that’s it! This crunchy nut butter granola is my new snacking obsession, and it might just be the easiest homemade granola ever. Enjoy it by itself or with a splash of your favorite milk. ⁠ 🍎🥜🍯⁠ ⁠ INGREDIENTS •3/4 cup rolled 

Pumpkin Pie Parfait

Pumpkin Pie Parfait

This pumpkin pie parfait might just blow your mind. It only takes 5 minutes to prepare and tastes absolutely scrumptious. Made purely with wholesome ingredients, it is the perfect fall treat you can feel good about diving into! Serving Suggestions: -Layer with yogurt of any 

Classic Protein Balls

Classic Protein Balls

Energy bites are a popular homemade snack for a reason – they are super easy to make, delicious, and energizing! You can find so many variations on the internet. From brownie flavored protein balls to salted caramel, matcha, and even key lime, the possibilities are 

Pumpkin Banana Bread

Pumpkin Banana Bread

Pumpkin bread and banana bread merge in this delightful fall recipe, and let me tell you – it’s delicious! It has a mouthwatering balance of sweetness and pumpkin spice – good luck eating a single slice!       Wondering what to do with the 

Peach and Berry Baked Oatmeal

Peach and Berry Baked Oatmeal

Summery goodness meets balanced breakfast in this delightful recipe. It’s full of juicy peaches and berries, textured with oats and nuts, and flavored with a cozy combination of cinnamon and vanilla. The recipe makes about 6 servings, so it’s perfect for sharing or saving leftovers. 

Superfood Salad Inspiration

Superfood Salad Inspiration

Salads often get associated with being boring and leafy, but this post is here to change that! In my life, salads have tons of toppings and look like an edible rainbow. It’s just such an easy way to create a balanced and flavorful meal!   

Vegan Huevos Rancheros

Vegan Huevos Rancheros

Feeling like something new for dinner, my sister and I worked together to create this dish. We’re definitely calling it a huge success! A flavorful, satisfying recipe with a Mexican flare, these vegan huevos rancheros are definitely worth a try. They’re full of texture and 

S’mores Chocolate Mug Cake

S’mores Chocolate Mug Cake

Okay, I am officially obsessed with this recipe. In 5 minutes flat, you can have a fudgy, velvety chocolate dessert that looks and tastes like it came from an upscale restaurant. It could be the best elevated s’more you’ve ever tasted, and all you need is a 

Dinners Around the World

Dinners Around the World

During the COVID-19 pandemic, my family kept things interesting at home by having themed “dinners around the world.” We decorated, dressed for each occasion, and ate all different types of cuisines. It was a lot of fun, and the best part was trying a whole 

Toast 3 Ways

Toast 3 Ways

In this post, you’ll find three of my favorite go-to, can’t-get-much-easier-than-this meals. Yes, TOASTS! But not just any toasts… the kind that are loaded with nutrients and exploding with flavor… a sweet nut-butter based one, a protein packed hummus toast, and of course, avocado toast. 

Vanilla Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

Vanilla Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

Stumbled upon these DELICIOUS tiny cookies while experimenting in the kitchen. It all started with Nilla wafers – one of my childhood favorites and a serious guilty pleasure. My sister and I agree the vanilla sweetness is simply irresistible, so we thought it would be 

How to Make Chia Seed Pudding

How to Make Chia Seed Pudding

Chia seed pudding is one of my favorite snacks. It’s easy, it’s healthy, and it’s delicious. So, when I was offered the chance to be featured in a Florida Gators Gymnastics social media video, my mind quickly jumped to a chia seed pudding demonstration! I 

Hawaiian Poke Bowl

Hawaiian Poke Bowl

As I’m sure you can relate, being stuck at home becomes monotonous fast. My sister and I came up with an idea to keep things interesting during the COVID19 pandemic: take our family on a culinary trip around the world! We “traveled” around to exotic 

A Year of Great Eats

A Year of Great Eats

Over the course of 2019, I spent approximately 800 hours in the kitchen and about the same amount of time eating. That being said, a good portion of my life (about 18%) revolves around food, and that’s not even counting the time I spend thinking 

2019: All Wrapped Up

2019: All Wrapped Up

­2019 was quite an incredible year full of many firsts and tons of adventures. From flipping in the O’Dome to jumping out of a plane, I honestly can’t believe how much happened during 2019! Looking back, I’ve compiled a list of the best, most memorable, 

My Portfolio

My Portfolio

If you are interested in viewing any of my professional portfolio work, please check out my personal website:   Here is a sneak peak of my portfolio page…   

Mediterranean Couscous

Mediterranean Couscous

My family used Hello Fresh for about a year, and this Mediterranean couscous recipe was a unanimous favorite. That’s saying quite a bit, because we all have extremely different tastes! Now, it’s made it’s way into my regular dinner schedule. Although it’s not a completely 

Gingerdoodle Cookies

Gingerdoodle Cookies

I just finished all my final exams, and it’s time to celebrate – with these cookies to be exact! Snickerdoodles and gingerbread cookies collide in this delightful holiday recipe! These scrumptious treats have the best of both worlds… they are perfectly spiced and delightfully soft 

Festive Double Chocolate Cookies

Festive Double Chocolate Cookies

Satisfy your chocolate craving with these rich, soft in the middle, and wonderfully indulgent cookies.   They make for the perfect little gift for friends, teammates, or co-workers during the holiday season, as they look quite fancy but are actually super easy to make!  Simply dipping 

Vegetable Chili

Vegetable Chili

For every lazy day, busy day, chilly day, and any day in between, this chili is perfect. My (mostly plant-based) family even made it for Thanksgiving! Nutritious and flavorful, it’s easier than easy to make. Simply let it simmer while the veggies get tender and 

Raisin Challah

Raisin Challah

Raisin challah is a braided Jewish bread made with eggs and baked to golden perfection.  It is typically enjoyed during the Jewish high holidays, and can be found at most grocery stores during those times.  However, many places only carry normal challah the rest of 

Fudgy Brownies

Fudgy Brownies

Brownies… they’re here!  I’ve had a few people request this recipe, so I finally took photos of them before they got gobbled up, and now I’m ready to share them! Before I get into the rich, indulgent nature of these gluten free treats, I wanted 

Cranberry Chocolate Granola Bark

Cranberry Chocolate Granola Bark

This healthier side holiday treat will surely waft a wonderful aroma through your home. With citrus and plenty of spice, the flavor combination delightfully matches the winter season! The granola is naturally sweetened with maple syrup and honey, and it has plenty of oats and 

Farro Bowl with Sweet Potatoes and Kale

Farro Bowl with Sweet Potatoes and Kale

In this grain bowl, a tasty and exotic blend of fruits and vegetables is served over a nutritious base of farro, sweet potatoes, and kale.  The flavor complexity and multitude of texture bring a wow factor to the dish.  It’s filled with healthy carbohydrates to 

Pumpkin Apple Muffins

Pumpkin Apple Muffins

I was enjoying my last piece of pumpkin banana bread the other day, and let me tell you – I was savoring that slice!  I just kept thinking, “wow, I need to bake more of this!”  Of course, going a day without pumpkin spice in October 

Berry Pomegranate Chia Parfait

Berry Pomegranate Chia Parfait

Mornings are so much better when you have a cute and delicious parfait to enjoy – starting your day fresh with a vibrant and healthy jar of goodness just feels so good. With plenty of textures to enjoy, this berry pomegranate chia parfait is so 

Sweet Chi Curry

Sweet Chi Curry

On top of the regulating health benefits of SWEET CHI by aha Pure Foods, this curry is a balanced meal in itself!  It has plenty of whole grains, healthy carbohydrates, fiber, and plant-based protein to make for a satisfying and nutritious meal. The chickpeas and 

Apple Pie With Crumble Topping

Apple Pie With Crumble Topping

Apple pie a la mode is such a classic dessert, and it has always been one of my favorites.  Although it takes quite a bit more time to make from scratch, it is 100% worth the work!  This recipe features a crust that is nothing 

Burrito Bowl with Peach Salsa

Burrito Bowl with Peach Salsa

Whenever I fail to plan dinner, or I am a bit short on time, I find myself cooking up a good old grain bowl.  To be honest, I probably have a mixture of grains, veggies, and beans all mixed together with some sort of yummy 

Stickers and Other Cool Stuff

Stickers and Other Cool Stuff

I’ve been working on a little project lately… creating digital artwork!  Making designs is such a calming pastime for me, and I have really enjoyed pulling out my artsy skills recently.  So far, I’ve made several colorful mandala designs and flowers – perfect for vinyl 

The BEST Zucchini Bread

The BEST Zucchini Bread

Who doesn’t love a slice of sweet, flavorful, and moist zucchini bread?  I have had several versions of (very good) zucchini bread, but this one surely tops them all.  I just can’t resist grinning and letting out a huge mmm hmm when I take the first 

Vegetable Dumplings

Vegetable Dumplings

I am not exaggerating when I say I eat at least 10 of these in one sitting!  They are just the tiniest bit addicting.  Thank goodness the recipe makes 48 – enough for several days worth of snacking!  With a fusion of Asian flavors mixed 

Plant-Based Peach and Berry Toast

Plant-Based Peach and Berry Toast

This toast is totally loaded and absolutely delicious.  The recipe starts with a simple piece of bread, but you’ll end up with a peachy, nutty, cinnamon-y, and naturally sweet breakfast feast.  My mouth is watering just thinking about it!  Chia seeds, granola, and berries make 

Black Bean Burgers

Black Bean Burgers

These black bean burgers are healthy, delicious, and a tad bit spicy.  They are great with the simple sauce included in the recipe, but are delicious (and vegan) on their own as well.   I love making a big batch and freezing them for later use.  

Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Red bell peppers create a vibrant base, the quinoa adds a hearty fluffiness to the dish, and the chickpeas provide a great source of plant-based protein.  Meanwhile, scallions, dried apricots, and a Middle Eastern inspired spice blend add an incredible depth of flavor to this 

Chocolate Cherry Chia Parfait

Chocolate Cherry Chia Parfait

Cherry season is coming up, and that means it’s time for some cherry creations!  I was inspired by my love of chocolate covered cherries and my regular parfait regimen to create something like this: a parfait complete with loads of cocoa, chia seeds, yogurt, and 

Oatmeal 3 Ways

Oatmeal 3 Ways

Yes, I’m the type of person who eats oatmeal most mornings, and I love it for several reasons.  Its cozy, it’s satisfying, and it’s delicious.  However, eating the same old bowl of oats everyday can get pretty boring and redundant, but creating variety through toppings 

Greek Yogurt Brownies

Greek Yogurt Brownies

Yes, I’m the type of person who always likes to finish off a meal with a bit of dessert.  Whether it’s a square of dark chocolate or a spoonful of ice cream, I always like to leave my taste buds with something sweet.  More often 

Dorm Room Decor

Dorm Room Decor

It’s been just over one year since I moved into my first dorm room at University of Florida.  I spent hours gathering inspiration, making artwork to display, and planning the perfect haven for my freshman year.  I’m pretty proud of how I transformed the tiny, 

Best Brunches in New South Wales

Best Brunches in New South Wales

Sydney   Offering coffee and a variety of food options, Basket Brothers seems like any other Sydney café at first glance.  However, the freshness and quality of the food, as well as the friendly service, set it apart from the rest.  The coffeehouse, bar, and 

Vegetable Egg Bites

Vegetable Egg Bites

There were two good things that came out of a tiring 46 hour travel “day” from Australia:  I adjusted very quickly to the Eastern time zone, and I got inspiration for these egg bites.  After three flights and 36 hours of being in planes and 

Top-Notch Ambiance

Top-Notch Ambiance

Rustic, aesthetically pleasing, and quite boho, are ways visitors describe The Grounds of Alexandria. With mosaic lanterns gently swaying in the breeze, arches covered in vibrant ferns, a canopy of bulb lights strung between roofs, and overflowing baskets filled with fruit, the sights are spectacular. 

Skydiving: A High-Stakes History

Skydiving: A High-Stakes History

On October 22, 1797 André Jaques Garnerin parachuted 3,000ft out of a hot air balloon for the first time. On June 2, 2019, I jumped out of a plane for the first time. Skydiving’s history dates much further back than the first successful parachuting venture. 

The Art of Natural Healing

The Art of Natural Healing

Fiji is home to a wonderfully dirty, cleansing escape.  Yes, you read that correctly.  Approximately a 30-minute drive from the city of Nadi, there exists two unique mud pools and hot springs.  The surprisingly soothing dugouts are located at the foot of a beautiful mountain formation, 

Melbourne, Australia – Photos and Videos

Melbourne, Australia – Photos and Videos

I had the pleasure of experiencing two very different big cities while in Australia – Sydney and Melbourne.  We spent the majority of the trip in Sydney, but a few friends and I took a weekend trip south to Melbourne.  We had a great time 

Photos and Videos – Sydney, Australia

Photos and Videos – Sydney, Australia

Studying abroad in Sydney was absolutely amazing!  I loved the city and the surrounding areas… Sydney really has everything, from city sights to beaches and nature escapes.  I think I took over 2000 photos there but was able to dwindle it down to about 120 

Photo Gallery – Fiji

Photo Gallery – Fiji

While studying abroad in Australia, I had the chance to go on a weekend getaway to Fiji!  What a tropical paradise!  It was a lovely, relaxing time with a bit of adventure.  Here are some photos at the resort, the Sri Siva Subramaniya temple, a Nadi 

Beach the Box Way

Beach the Box Way

For tourists and Melbourne residents, the Brighton Bathing Boxes are in a prime location, as the colorful huts on Dendy Street Beach sit less than a 30-minute drive from the central business district.  Perhaps take a quick trip to escape the hustle and bustle of 

Photo Gallery – Cairns, Australia

Photo Gallery – Cairns, Australia

Cairns, pronounced “cans”, was the last city I visited on my study abroad trip to Australia.  It’s a small town on the northern coast and a major gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and rain forests.  Thus, many people travel to Cairns to experience adventures 

Super Food Berry Parfait

Super Food Berry Parfait

My three favorite grab-and-go breakfasts – chia seed pudding, smoothies, and yogurt parfaits – all rolled into one!  Here’s a healthy, balanced meal or snack that could easily be mistaken for dessert any day.  With the texture of pudding and a creamy, fruity flavor, this parfait