Cuban Chili Lime Chicken with Black Beans, Quinoa, and Fried Bananas

Back to Philadelphia again this weekend! Although not my favorite city (sorry…), Philadelphia is the birthplace of running for food (fro yo) and home of my best foodie friend. Every time we make a meal, it is completely original, completely delicious, and usually healthy. And if it’s not healthy, it always looks pretty, like our … Continue reading Cuban Chili Lime Chicken with Black Beans, Quinoa, and Fried Bananas


Salad Secrets

As promised, here are some of my favorite salad combinations for lunch. All it really takes is some lettuce (although arugula or kale are much more exciting), an assortment of cut up vegetables, and some roasted vegetables. While living at home, I often just make a refrigerator leftover salad. In other words, anything and everything … Continue reading Salad Secrets

Creamy Avocado Sauce

As soon as I saw this recipe in the August edition of Runner’s World, I knew I had to try it. I bookmarked the page and made sure that no one threw out the magazine. I even took a picture of the recipe with my phone just in case someone did end up throwing it … Continue reading Creamy Avocado Sauce

Honey Ginger Chicken with Lime

And now, here is the first of the recipes from my dinner “party.” The chicken was the star of the show, and even though there were only five of us, all 7 chicken thighs were gone. I’d seen the recipe for honey ginger chicken in “Food and Wine” a few weeks ago and had marked … Continue reading Honey Ginger Chicken with Lime

Surprise Party

On Tuesday, I woke up and decided I wanted to have a party. Not really a big party, and not for any particular reason, but I felt like cooking something fun and having a nice dinner. I didn’t even invite anyone to the party except for my family (who I would have been eating dinner … Continue reading Surprise Party

Clean Eating Part 2: Lunch

As I talked about in the breakfast part of this post, I attempted a clean eating challenge with my aunt and cousin last week. Clean eating is a diet based on only fresh food (nothing processed) and relies mostly on fruits, vegetables, healthy grains, and lean meat/fish. Its goal is to detoxify your body, leaving … Continue reading Clean Eating Part 2: Lunch