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


Quinoa and Avocado Stuffed Acorn Squash

If I had to name one thing to eat for the rest of my life, it would be sweet potatoes and squash. Okay, so I guess that’s two things. But honestly, I would eat them happily at every meal. On weekends, I snack on sweet potato French fries baked in coconut oil with cinnamon, and … Continue reading Quinoa and Avocado Stuffed Acorn Squash

This is How We Roll

Kiwi Summer Rolls Now for the next of the recipes from my dinner party: the appetizer. Appetizers are one of those things where if you do them well, everyone notices. When I started planning the dinner party menu, I was really hoping that these kiwifruit summer rolls would be a big hit. It was such … Continue reading This is How We Roll

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

Food of the Week: Avocados

As promised, here is this week’s food: avocados. As it just so happens, another one of my favorite party recipes (besides watermelon feta salad) involves avocados. I was planning on posting the recipe soon anyways, so this was the perfect opportunity. First of all, is an avocado a fruit or a vegetable? Its green appearance … Continue reading Food of the Week: Avocados

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