5 Healthy Breakfasts (That Tastes Like Dessert)

carrot cake smoothie

Hello, friends! I hope your 2017 is off to a great start. I’m a little delayed in getting my first post of the year published because I’ve been busy preparing for some travels. Matt and I are heading to the Philippines and Japan for the next few weeks! I can’t wait to see my family, friends, and eat ALL THE FOOD. Oh yes.

But, since it is January – a fresh start, the time for resolutions, New Year New You ideas – I figured this is also a nice time to think about all the little ways we can take care of ourselves by eating a little healthier. I believe in balance and in indulging in life’s little pleasures, and with these recipes, you can do both.

matt-and-bianca-2017
December 31, 2016

2016: A Year in Review

Dear 2016, Let’s be honest: many people consider you the worst year in a very long time. Almost everyone say they are sick of you. It’s true there has been some horrible things that happened...

peanut-butter-brownies

Perfect if you like a good fudgy brownie base. Perfect if you like smooth and creamy peanut butter. Perfect if you like a little crunch (no, make that a lot of CRUNCH!) because the...

king crab waypoint
November 14, 2016

Boston Favorites, Lately

What a week this past one has been! The sombering results of the presidential elections has devastated everyone, including myself, but — there are glimpses of hope and unity if we choose to see...

caramel-apple-upside-down-cake

The resulting cake is pure comfort, tender with soft apples and crunchy pecans, topped with sticky sweet and salty caramel, and plump apple slices. And because it has a lot of fruit, you'll also...

creamy-pumpkin-soup
October 11, 2016

Creamy Pumpkin Soup

I used pumpkin cream cheese from one of go-to bagel shops, Bruegger's, which lent a slightly sweet flavor and velvety mouth-feel to the soup. I balanced it with plenty of spice, from cayenne pepper...

September 26, 2016

Asheville, North Carolina

Good food, good drinks, and lots of rest. These are the pillars of a great vacation, and exactly what Matt and I experienced in Asheville, North Carolina. When I read that one of my...

andouille-pimento-mac-and-cheese

The creamy pimiento cheese reminded me of the flavors I've always loved, and the garlicky sausage bits added a nice snap to each bite. I look forward to making this again, wearing a blanket...

nutella cream cheese brownies

A rich, chewy brownie, fudgy and intense, the kind that has zero cakiness, and bursting with deep dark chocolate flavor, topped with a cheesecake-like topping and swirls of Nutella