Pineapple Baked Chicken

Pineapple Baked Chicken

Have you ever wondered who purchases those herbal neck wraps, blue eye masks, or foot massagers at Bed, Bath and Beyond?  Tonight I was reorganizing my bathroom cabinet and that is when I realized it: It’s me. I’m single-handedly the one keeping those personal care companies in business.

I will happily get rid of extra candles and picture frames.

I don’t need a ton of clothes or different pairs of shoes.

But, ain’t nobody taking away my neck wrap, neck pillow, acupressure mat, hot water bottle, skin conditioning gloves, or sleep mask. Seriously. My bathroom cabinet looks like a cross between products that were purchased out of SkyMall magazine or some crazy TV infomercial. And truthfully, that’s probably where some of them came from.

Now that we got that out of the way and I have publicly shared how strange I am, it’s time to talk about normal things. How about we start with dinner?

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Pineapple and Cucumber Spritzer

Pineapple and Cucumber Spritzer

You know what I’m really good at? Short cuts. I like to call it being efficient and using my time and resources strategically. But when it comes right down to it sometimes, it can be absolute laziness. My favorite short cuts of the moment include ordering cat food online (because really, who wants to haul a 30… 

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3 Simple Ways To Take Better Care of Yourself

Unfortunately I think there are times in everyone’s life when you feel like you’re at the end of your rope. You’re hanging on by a thread. Totally overwhelmed. Stressed out to the max. And completely at a loss for how to deal with it. If you’re in this place, you’re not alone. I found myself in… 

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How to Use Avocados to Treat Sunburn

How to Use Avocados to Treat Sunburn

Who knew that avocado wasn’t just for eating? This time of year I love using avocado in salads, smoothies, and – you won’t believe this – even on my skin.  During the summers, I’m usually pretty careful about staying in the shade, keeping my skin covered, and not going outside during the middle of the day (when… 

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Strawberry Cucumber Water

Strawberry Cucumber Water

I feel like this post is a PSA: Drink your water. Stay hydrated. It’s good for your body. But seriously… did you know that being dehydrated can cause food cravings? It’s true. The next time you feel fatigued, hungry, or crave something sugary, try having a glass of water instead. I’ve found that about 90% of the… 

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Creamy Cashew "Ranch" Dressing

Creamy Cashew Ranch Dressing

Here we are just on the cusp of summer. In Seattle the days have been long, bright, and sunny. We wait all year for this and I cannot get enough. I also cannot get enough of Orange Is The New Black at the moment. In case you haven’t heard, it’s that prison show on Netflix and… 

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Warby Parker's Home Try-On Program

Warby Parker’s Home Try-On Program

Alright, I know this might seem a little strange at first. Why am I blogging about glasses? Just bare with me a moment and it will soon become clear. Bad eyesight runs in my family. By the time I was in fourth grade I couldn’t see without glasses and I felt traumatized by them until… 

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How to Make a Week's Worth of Healthy Lunches in Under 60 Minutes

How to Make Healthy Lunches in Under 60 Minutes

I’m a busy person and even though I’m a food blogger, I completely understand the feeling of not wanting to spend your entire night in the kitchen preparing meals. However, I also believe that home-cooked and freshly prepared food is important enough for my health that I’m willing to dedicate some time and energy into… 

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Easy Broiled Curry Salmon

Easy Broiled Curry Salmon

There are a few things you should definitely do during the course of a 3-day weekend. Yoga? Check. Sleeping in? Check. Drinking green smoothies? Check. Sitting on your couch for a five-hour Law and Order SVU marathon? Check. Alright, I’m not necessarily proud of that last one, but sometimes we all need a little break…. 

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