Category Archives: Improve Food

March 23

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 […]

March 09

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 […]

February 10

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 […]

January 27

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 […]

January 14

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 […]

January 13

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 […]

January 06

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 […]

December 09

“Spaghetti” and Meat Sauce

Comfort food is an absolute necessity of life. However, is it really comforting if it makes you feel like absolute trash afterwards? Nothing is less comforting to me than feeling like the cookie monster or a beached whale after inhaling an entire pint of ice cream or a loaf of freshly baked sourdough bread (a […]

December 02

Walnut & Thyme Encrusted Cod

Clearly I’ve been majorly slacking for the past few weeks, so you’ll have to accept my apologies. I got put down by a horrendous flu that is actually still in my life. Go away. Nobody likes you, flu. I enjoy sleeping, working out and actually being able to taste my food. You make me stuffy, […]