9 DIY Sauces, Marinades & Glazes For Tasty, Fast Cooking

sriracha sauce on a table

True story, my mom used to put HONEY on lettuce to get me to eat it. We called it a salad, but it was literally just a few sweet, sticky lettuce leaves. But the lesson there is that putting stuff (like sauces, marinades and glazes) on food can make it taste better or different. The problem? It’s just another step to …

Beat Food Boredom Forever With 3 Easy Ways To Switch Up Your Cooking

Food is a lot like music. Hearing the same songs over and over and over again gets boring to a point where it almost hurts your brain. Have you ever had the distinct pleasure of listening to a Top 40 radio station for more than two hours? It mind-numbingly repetitive. After hearing Justin Bieber’s “Love Yourself” for the fourth time, that’s …

How To Avoid “Netflix Syndrome” When Choosing A Recipe

It’s 10:05 pm on a Sunday, and I’m scrambling to wind down for the night. Normally, that doesn’t involve writing. It’s usually just me spending 45 minutes scrolling through shows and movies on Netflix so I can spend 30 minutes watching something before drifting off to sleep. Netflix is not a chill experience for me at all, to be honest. …

Minimalist Kitchen Equipment: Everything You Need (And What You Don’t)

waffle maker next to a plate with waffles and waffle batter on a white counter

When I moved into my first apartment after college, my mom and I made one epic trip to Ikea to pick up life essentials. I’m talking about a bed frame, a night stand, some shelves and of course, kitchen equipment. Kitchen stuff is something you don’t start to accumulate until you’ve graduated college. Up until then, you’re using what’s already at …

Why Goals Are The Most Important Part Of Sticking To A Healthy Lifestyle

  I know this is a hard question, but what do you want to do with your life? I’m not talking about your career, per se. I’m talking about… in life. What do you want to do most? Do you want to run marathons? Build a family with your SO? Own a vacation home in Bali? Be Instagram famous? I …

Workweek Lunch Recipe: The Go-To Burrito Bowl

Did you know that a huge amount of people in their 20’s buy burritos more than twice a week? Burritos are essential to our diets in 2016, apparently. We just can’t go too long without eating them. But unless you’re strictly buying $5 burritos at Moe’s on a Monday, buying one burrito a week is more expensive than making yourself three …

How I Save Up To $260 Every Month By Cooking My Own Food

Next to food, I love talking about money. And even though I was terrible at math in school, I’m pretty good at crunching money numbers (with the help of Mint, my favorite money managing app). Eating cooked food and planning meals doesn’t just help your body feel its best. It also keeps your bank account in awesome shape. Learning about …

How I Cooked 11 Meals For $60 In One Week

Recently I’ve been cooking A LOT and so far, it’s changing my life for the better in ways I didn’t think it would. First of all, I enjoy it so much that I want to challenge myself. That’s why this week, I took it up a notch and cooked as many meals as possible on the nights I wasn’t hanging out with friends. …

Case Study: How This Foodie Mastered Healthy Weeknight Cooking For One

Being able to cook well is totally something to be proud of. My buddy Ethan is super humble about his cooking skills, but he’s definitely a boss in the kitchen. He doesn’t usually bring lunch to work because he’s able to eat cheap and healthy there. But at home, he’s a big fan of cooking Mediterranean inspired dinners and he …

For The Love Of Meal Prep: Kale Pesto Pizza & Easy Chicken With Veggies

I start getting excited about meal prep on Thursday. There’s nothing better than knowing I have a completely free Sunday afternoon to get into cooking. This Sunday, I banged it all out in three hours. When I say “all,” I mean two kale pesto pizzas and three lunches for the week. Feeling adventurous, I tried a slightly different recipe for chicken …