Hearty Root Vegetable Soup

Hearty Root Vegetable Soup

So this week, I've been on a little bit of a soup kick. As in, I've made so many different types of vegetable soup that I can't even keep track. But I wanted to share the best of the best, so here we are - a hearty, easy, and quick dinner that's healthy and focused on IN SEASON vegetables, which is so important to your health and the quality of the vegetables. 

Lately, I've been testing different bouillons as bases for my soups and have loved the bouillons by BOU. You know how traditional bouillon is a thick paste? BOU found a way around that and created a cube that packs all of the flavor without any of the unhealthy additives. It has 30% less salt, no artificial ingredients, it's non-GMO and gluten free (what more could you ask for?). 

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Basil, Tomato + Kale Pasta, Italian Fagioli Soup + Truffled Mac + Cheese

Basil, Tomato + Kale Pasta, Italian Fagioli Soup + Truffled Mac + Cheese

As fall approaches and days get shorter, so does your time to make dinner and pull together whatever is left in your fridge to resemble any sort of nutritious meal, especially when you're busy working and traveling. 

I wrote these 3 short recipes to be easy, quick, and convenient, and can be used with organic canned or frozen veggies, for a beautiful dinner in under 30 minutes. 

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Bob's Red Mill Product Review

Bob's Red Mill Product Review

The past month I've received some feedback for more content focused on product reviews. I spent the past 2 weeks taste testing, reviewing, and using these 5 Bob's Red Mill products in different meals to try out variations and see what worked and didn't work. 

I would love to know your feedback on different products, and if there are other brands you'd like me to review, please let me know here!

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The Art of Living in 400 sq. ft + Not Killing Each Other

The Art of Living in 400 sq. ft + Not Killing Each Other

Trust me, it sounds way worse than it actual is. My best friend, Rachel, and I both moved in with our boyfriends on the same day this summer after graduating from college. One difference is that we live on different coasts (Portland & NYC) and our apartments are drastically different sizes (700 v 400 square feet). Regardless, usually during our weekly FaceTime we mention the same issues and difficulties.

So of course, we made a list:

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Simple Green Smoothie

Simple Green Smoothie

My go-to 5 minute recipe for the perfect morning smoothie. 

Lately I’ve been trying to incorporate more vitamin rich and plant-based breakfasts into my day, so green smoothies have been a staple.

A lot of recipes are complex and involve a lot of prep work, but for me, the mornings are hard enough, I don’t try and complicate them even more.

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How I Turned Down My Job Offer + Moved to NYC (without one)

How I Turned Down My Job Offer + Moved to NYC (without one)

It's not as hard as it sounds. And honestly, it all started when the VP of this company (let's call it Tech Co) backed into my car in a parking lot.

Okay, maybe it started before then, but that was the first time I actually admitted out loud that I had made a big mistake by accepting a "dream job" in Silicon Valley for a global technology company during the fall of my senior year. 

Long story short, in February a visitor at UGA backed into my car in the parking lot and during this encounter he asked for my plans after graduation. I randomly admitted that I had a job I honestly didn't want and I felt stuck.

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The Bahamas

The Bahamas

This past week Frank & I adventured with 25 of our closest friends on a cruise to the Bahamas. From Monday until Friday we ate, drank, and laughed while enjoying the sun and the ocean. It really was an escape from reality because of our lack of cell service and wifi. Our lives become so dictated by technology that it became so refreshing to have to knock on our friend's doors to get their attention instead of sending them a quick text. 

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Valentine's Day Gifts under $100

Valentine's Day Gifts under $100

For this post, I talked with Frank and got his input on gifts he's liked receiving in the past as well as items he has his eye on. He's a unique guy because he loves adventure and sports, so I've gifted Nike shoes, athletic watches and clothes, but he is also sentimental. He loves the gifts I've given that are unique and hand-crafted, so that is how I'll split up the post today - a section for quick and easy gifts to buy as well as gifts for the person who loves thoughtfulness and sentimentality. 

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