Pork Carnitas

Pork Carnitas
The other night, I was stumped for what to make for dinner, so I went to my list of tried-and-trues, and chose tacos. Tacos are always good, and always a favorite, but man, if ground beef tacos didn’t sound just BLAH… I didn’t know what to do. Michael suggested we try a different meat, like...

The Baltimore Sun’s Secret Supper at City Cafe

The Baltimore Sun’s Secret Supper at City Cafe
Tuesday, June 13th was the third Secret Supper event of 2017, and it surprised me with its deliciousness. And as usual, before I get into the details, I’ll quickly go over what The Secret Supper is, if you don’t already know. With the exciting news of Baltimore becoming one of The United States’ premiere cities for...

Pregnancy Journal: 33 weeks with baby #2

Pregnancy Journal: 33 weeks with baby #2
Nearly 3 weeks ago now, I was prepared to sit down, and excitedly write a 30 week update, exclaiming how it’s the final countdown! Thirty (long) weeks of pregnancy had passed, and I seriously couldn’t believe that there were less than 70 days until our precious baby girl would make her entrance into the world....

Hiyah Bars | Protein for kids

Hiyah Bars |  Protein for kids
As a parent, especially a parent of a very active 9 year old, as well as a finicky 2 year old, I’m always trying to find something, ANYTHING, to provide my boys with appropriate nutrition, especially protein. After all, they’re both growing boys! They need their protein! My older son is very active, loves playing...

Bring Puerto Rico to you with this Mofongo & Shrimp

Bring Puerto Rico to you with this Mofongo & Shrimp
When my husband and I went to Puerto Rico on our honey moon several years ago, we both fell in love with the dish that every local seemed to love, Mofongo. Basically, mofongo is a Puerto Rican dish typically made with green plantains mashed together in a pilón (which is a wooden mortar and pestle), with broth,...

Diablo Doughnuts

Diablo Doughnuts
Remember how a couple of weeks back I was sharing my cravings with all of you? In fact, I shared the healthiest craving ever, my undying love for acai bowls, and how you can get a really dang good one at a local (to me) spot, Pure Raw Juice. Yeah, remember that? Well, today I...

Pregnancy Journal: 27 weeks with baby #2

Pregnancy Journal: 27 weeks with baby #2
Here we are, 27 weeks pregnant, officially in my third trimester, in the 7th month, and am left with only 80-something days until the big day, but in case she comes early, my baby girl is viable for life-saving treatment. Plus, I’m only 60-something days from being full term. That’s a LOT! I’m left feeling excited...

Eat your rainbow with Chicken Pesto Pasta

Eat your rainbow with Chicken Pesto Pasta
Look at me! I’m on a recipe roll! How fun. Like I mentioned in my last post, I have been stuck in a cooking rut, and I hate it. I think what I hate most about it, isn’t just preparing the same stuff every single week. Yeah, it’s boring, but I think my main issue...

Easy Weeknight Dinner: Foil Pack Creamy Salsa Verde Chicken

Easy Weeknight Dinner: Foil Pack Creamy Salsa Verde Chicken
Cooking ruts suck, right? Unfortunately, I find myself in cooking ruts more often than I would like to admit. I fall into routines for making the same dinners every week, and to be honest, I’m over it. I want to introduce new and delicious meals into my arsenal, and spice things up in the kitchen,...

Pure Raw Juice: Acai Bowls & Pregnancy Cravings

Pure Raw Juice: Acai Bowls & Pregnancy Cravings
Pregnancy cravings, what a crazy experience. Am I right? I mean, not everything is stereotype, like pickles and ice cream or other weird combos like pulled pork on ice cream, or sardines + blueberries + crackers. No, I didn’t crave those things, but people do. I saw it on The Internet. It’s true. For me,...