A couple of years ago, Joanna from A Cup of Jo published pictures to my most well-known cookie I’ve ever placed on my blog ( Nutella-stuffed chocolates chip cookies !). Instantly my site crashed, and folks came with the masses to create my so called life-changing cookie”. It was clear to see why: dark brown butter, brown glucose cookie dough, Nutella, chocolate chips, and ocean salt; everything a cookie ought to be and so much more. It was the first cookie I ever baked my boyfriend and something of the reasons we dropped in love (cookies can do this, you understand!). The dough is rich and includes a slight butterscotch taste that I believe can’t be resisted.

Three years later and that Nutella-stuffed chocolate chip cookie is still my most popular recipe during the holidays, one which stands out on a healthy meal and wholesome dessert blog, and for good reason. This year Joanna asked me to share a recipe on her behalf site with something chocoaltey. I understand how much sheRead more

A healthy sesame chicken stir fry with veggies and an unbelievable coconut-ginger brown grain! You are going to love this easy meal!

So you probably understand right now that traveling is one of my personal favorite things to do. Isn’t it amazing how journeying the planet can start your eyes to new emotions, people, and stuff that you’d by no means thought you’d do or see? Every time I proceed somewhere new, I’m learning something about myself.Read more

Every now and then I love just a little real-talk blogging. Today is usually one particular days.

The past year has been filled with life-altering changes for me personally. I’ve shed many levels from my lifestyle…. and will I just admit that it is all been extremely difficult?! I’ve began my own business, traveled at least a week out of every month, resided in three state governments, and have literally been tuggingRead more

Random cravings. I get them on a regular basis. Actually, I go through these weird phases where I’ll consume the same thing for per month right. Will that ever eventually you?

Throughout August I had been deeply in love with frozen yogurt topped with raw cacao nibs and the ones frosted animal crackers (red ones, obviously). I also couldn’t get enough of the amazing honey crusted tilapia which i dreamt up and given to my roommates. Through the month of Sept I found myself digging intoRead more

Healthy Pumpkin Pie with Chocolate Graham Cracker Crust (Gluten Free of charge!)

I have to admit that I spent lots of time in November trying out pumpkin pie dishes. And also better, I was set on creating a healthy pumpkin pie recipe because I’m 100% sure we don’t need to have pumpkin pie made with sweetened condensed milk. If you weren’t already aware, my love for pumpkinRead more

This past weekend among my best friends reached visit us in Chicago so we’d a girl’s weekend filled with food, cocktails and outrageous laughter. Plenty of university stories came up too – stories too embarrassing to write about. Food smart, we finished up at Mott St. , Arbella and Baker Miller And because of this weekend, I will have a popular new-to-me restaurant known as Gather I really can’t say enough good things approximately it!

Since I am traveling and not getting enough rest over the past couple of weeks, I came down using a cold, which has now turned into a raging sinus infection. Oh pleasure – aren’t those fun? It’s left me with puffy eyes and severe exhaustion. Whomp whomp. Good thing we’ve got this pumpkin turkey chiliRead more

I purchased an Ostrich egg from Whole Foods. What?! I understand. The egg is bigger than my mind, price $30 dollars, and could quite possibly feed a family the size of the Duggars. Soo… are you currently hungry?

Thanks for visiting the world of Monique where I impulse grocery store and discuss things that are just strange. Apparently I had been utterly fascinated with this egg. I’m uncertain what I’ll perform with it right now. Maybe an Easter egg hunt? I would totally be excited to get an egg how big is myRead more

Well that name is certainly a mouthful. But guess what? I wouldn’t own it any other method.

I’ve taken a fresh job! I will be joining General Mills like a full-time worker managing social for Yellow metal Medal Flour and Bisquick. I’m totally thrilled as I have already been working on and off with General Mills for the past two years in social media, thus it had been only natural for meRead more

This last weekend was tough! I had been in the midst of a juice cleanse and could not stop considering how much I needed a salad how big is my encounter. Or grilled fish with a glass of wine accompanied by some Fro Yo with major amounts of sprinkles and pink-frosted pet crackers.

Then to create matters worse, I watched The Food Network again. They were playing Red Lobster commercials which nearly caused me to drool on myself. I assume you could state my cravings had been pretty ridiculous; then again it was probably my own mistake for viewing Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives. There is very good newsRead more

You men know I’m a peanut butter lover forever. After all whoever thought of grinding a nut right into a magical spread is a FREAKING genius!

I literally slather peanut butter about everything around the corner. I dream of it. I also awaken with peanut butter sandwiches next to my bed. Yeah, don’t also ask. Know what else I’m mind over heels deeply in love with? Almond butter! It’s ridiculously simple and perfect on muffins, pancakes, and in chickpea blondies AfterRead more