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Maple Cinnamon Almonds

Things that I love: springtime in Tulsa, March Madness, CrossFit…and maple cinnamon almonds. No seriously. One of my FAVORITE snacks (yes all caps) — before I started reading labels — was the Emerald Cocoa Roasted Almonds. I used to DOWN these during episodes of LOST and the Bachelor back in the day. Of course, thinking to […]

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Chicken Puttanesca

So pretty much the best thing ever has been going on here in Tulsa…spring. One of the things I hated about LA was that there were never any seasons. Yes having it be 70 and sunny every day is a great thing, super conducive to an outdoors lifestyle, etc — but you completely miss out […]

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Valentine’s Day at Home: Grocery List + Meal Plan

Most people find it surprising that Valentine’s Day is actually my third favorite holiday. Fourth of July is obviously #1, and actually New Year’s Eve is #2 for me (I love clean starts, goal planning, sparkles and champagne). However, I don’t love Valentine’s Day just for the #couplegoals. Valentine’s Day for me has always represented […]

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Easy Shrimp Stir Fry

I think one of the biggest hurdles for people in committing to the act of “making dinner” is feeling like that needs to mean a spectacular main dish, a complicated salad with home made dressing, and a fabulously prepared side (or two). Not so! Not so at all. There are tons of easy, one pot […]

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3 Tips on Working from Home

Ahhh, the elusive “work from home” position. No matter how much you love your job, there are likely at least a few days where you’ve dreamed about the ability to roll out of bed at your leisure and return emails from the couch while in sweats. The truth is, although working from home comes with […]

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Mini Meatloaves with Chipotle Sauce

What on earth is the plural of meatloaf? One of the world’s greatest mysteries in my opinion. Meatloafs? Meatloaves? Or is it one of those words that the plural is the same, like deer? Could be one deer, could be 17 deer. We aren’t sure. I don’t like that. I need more info than that […]

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Clean Ranch Dressing + BBQ Chicken Salad

When I lived in my sorority house at USC, it included 3 meals per day. At lunch and dinner, there was always a huge salad buffet as part of the meal – all different kinds of toppings, dressings, etc. Granted, I wasn’t a big “healthy eater” in the traditional sense of the word in college […]

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Spicy Thai Meatballs + Word of 2016

As I mentioned earlier this week, I truly love the beginning of a New Year and I personally think it’s fun, healthy and significant to set yearly goals (aka for all you haters out there, NY Resolutions). However, I get it that a lot of people are against “New Year’s Resolutions.” If you just can’t […]

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5 Favorite Healthy Living Resources

I think people that don’t believe in New Year’s resolutions are downers. Why would you have beef with people wanting to set awesome goals for themselves and give themselves a fresh start at the beginning of a brand new year? New Year’s is actually my second favorite holiday behind the ultimate best day, Fourth of […]