You know what’s the best?


SUMMER FOOD!! Specifically summer salads. With pesto. I LOVE pesto. My mom grows so much in the summertime, so we always make an extra large batch of pesto to have on hand.

My two favorite ways to eat Pesto is with eggs and PASTA. Not together though ;)

Pesto is really simple to make, but there are a lot of store bought versions that are really delicious. BUT if you have an abundance of basil (just typed pesto) growing in your garden, you can’t let it go to waste


therefore, you should make this pasta salad! Bursting with flavorful pesto, sundried tomatoes, peppery arugula, and goat cheese. Everything is better with goat cheese. This dish is a total crowd pleaser, and is perfect to have on hand to eat throughout the week (which is what I’ve been doing :) )



I hope you give this simple, delicious recipe a try!



Weekend Things

by admin on July 21, 2014

I was so busy this weekend I did SO MANY THINGS

said me never

well as of late anyways..

I’ve been riding the granny train lately and I can’t say I hate it. Next weekend will be more eventful because my friend Molly is coming to visit!!

I didn’t do much of anything this weekend besides work on Saturday and watch wayyyy to many episodes of Grey’s Anatomy

Some weekend eats..


a mish mosh of leftovers. (wasting food gives me anxiety) a frozen veggie burger, (no where near as good as my homemade veggie burgers), topped with avocado, some roasted sweet potatoes, hummus, and ratatouille


I was so bored I decided to cook things just to have on hand. I picked a lot of veggies from my mom’s garden and made a batch of grilled vegetables and with fresh basil I made homemade pesto for this arugula pesto pasta salad! Recipe will be posted tomorrow!


I hung out with my dogs…per USUAL


I went to whole foods and got indian food hot bar for dinner. Sadly, this chicken tikka masala did NOT sit well with me. I was super full and woke up feeling like I had a food hangover..not sure what happened there.


Saturday brunch! a one egg and two egg white omelet with pesto and goat cheese. A piece of avocado toast and some raspberries. YUM.


whole foods sushi before work


Sunday morning smoothie :)


in the mix: 2 cups spinach, 1 frozen banana, 1/2 scoop vanilla vega, 1 tbsp vanilla almond butter, and almond milk. Topped with granola. It was so thick I ate it with a spoon!


more leftovers for lunch! This lunch kept me nice and full through a few hours of shopping at the mall with Mom

Nordstom’s semi annual sale is awesome. I also spontaneously bought myself a new handbag I’m not sure I need because it was marked down 100 dollars. YOLO.


Pool day for me!

I hope everyone has a great day!



The Best Mushroom Veggie Burgers

July 19, 2014

I know when people claim something is “the best” it’s ¬†subjective, but just hear me out I don’t remake recipes very often. And if I do, maybe its 2 to 3 times max. I have made these veggie burgers no less than 8 times, and every time I make them, I wonder why I don’t [...]

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Five Things Friday-7/18

July 18, 2014

happy Friday! its been a couple weeks since I’ve joined in on the link up! 1. i’m really a fan of these dried edamame beans I got from whole foods they are the closet thing that resembles a healthy potato chip. Not quite as good as actual potato chips though.. 2. I updated my About [...]

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Yesterday’s Eats

July 17, 2014

good morning! time for another installment of what I actually ate on Wednesday. Tuesday I was kind of all over the place for various reasons, and a WIAW post just wasn’t going to happen this week i also ate about 5 billion snacks yesterday which is pretty unlike me i guess my “meals” were kind [...]

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Garden To Plate

July 15, 2014

I feel like a lot of foods I eat taste ten times better than they look example A. breakfast cookie dough cereal. The vanilla vega protein makes it look like a green sludge. But it sure was a tasty green sludge! example B. veggie burgers! I’m going to share the recipe for these because I’ve [...]

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Omelettes and Sushi

July 14, 2014

good afternoon i hope everyone had a great weekend! i really don’t have anything exciting to report on from my weekend since I worked (oddly enough) both Friday and Saturday but Sunday was cool, I went out for two of my favorite restaurant treats ever! Omelette’s and Sushi! both are foods I LOVE but don’t [...]

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Lets Talk Food and Fitness

July 11, 2014

good morning! you know what I haven’t talked about that much recently? Fitness Not that its ever been a main focus of this blog, but I’ve been busting my you-know-what at the gym lately so I figured I would share some of my latest workouts and my thoughts if you don’t care you can skip [...]

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Opening Night at Juniper Restaurant

July 10, 2014

good afternoon! I hope everyone liked my birthday post for Mr. Duke He’s a pretty special pup IMO *** anywho, last night my Mom and I went to the opening night of Juniper restaurant Considering the restaurant business is one I’m planning on working in, (I know, I’m crazy), it was cool to experience a [...]

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Happy 4th Birthday Duke!

July 10, 2014

this is Duke. He’s half super model half golden retriever and 100% awesome. Oh, and today happens to be his 4th birthday!!! *tear* he’s getting old Let me tell you why Duke is basically the best dog in the entire universe he always willingly takes selfies with me.. He loves every single person he meets [...]

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