the perfect hardboiled egg

As promised, to continue my obsession with eggs. The key here is chill out. Don’t boil the poor things for 15 minutes. They can’t take it. The eggs will burst apart at the seams and you will end up with a mess…not to mention overcooked yolks. Thats how you get that nasty gray (sometimes greenish)…

yesterday’s nosh

The morning started off with a bowl of my favorite Siggi’s Yogurt, a drizzle of honey, and some sliced banana and kiwi. Siggi’s is a brand of Icelandic style yogurt called skyr. Skyr is a traditional type of yogurt made in Iceland which is very thick (thicker than greek yogurt) and high in protein. You can…

homemade limeade AKA mock-a-rita AKA homemade margarita mix

This shit is delicious. That is all. Homemade Limeade (AKA Mock-A-Rita) Ingredients 6 c water 2 c sugar zest of 2 limes 2 c fresh lime juice (takes about 10-14 limes) Making the simple syrup: Combine 2 c of water, the sugar, and the zest in a pot and bring to a boil. Reduce to…

Chakra Series: Root Chakra

Root Chakra (Muladhara) मूलाधार The root chakra, traditionally illustrated in the area of a body which connects with a floor in a pose, is our most primal, instinctual chakra. It connects us to our basic needs and serves as the bedrock for our other energy centers. It includes fulfillment of necessities like water, food, shelter. But it…

the best f***ing vegan chocolate chip cookies ever

I almost left out the word vegan in the description. They are so good, they might be better than any traditional chocolate chip cookies I have had. That being said, I am not a fan of super sweet things. So these are much less sweet than regular chocolate chip cookies. But they will satisfy a…

freezer foods: breakfast burritos

I know National Burrito Day was yesterday. But it got me so in the mood for burritos that I decided to make some breakfast burritos to stuff in my freezer. This recipe is super easy. And I suck at measuring but I’ll do my best so you can replicate it. These will freeze for 3…

the perfect scrambled eggs

Picture it. Michigan. 1965. My father is 16 years old. (Can you tell I’ve been catching up on Golden Girls recently?) But I digress. It is early in the morning. He and his friends had been up late the night before drinking on the beach, no doubt. They awake, ravenous. Eggs, they think. Perfect hangover food. But…

April 6: National Burrito Day

It is every pregnant woman’s dream. An excuse to eat burritos…not that I need one. I thought about making my own and posting about it, but I didn’t feel like it, so we ordered takeout. #realtalk Remember that episode of Desperate Housewives where Susan goes to the Lamaze class with a burrito in hand? One of…

yoga during pregnancy

Hello Yogis! So I teach the Anatomy weekend in a 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course twice a year in RVA. And last time I taught, I had a lot of questions about yoga and pregnancy. I must admit, I did not know very much. As I was preparing for my class coming up in…

our mothers lied to us

And they did it to get grandchildren. Pregnancy is the most awful thing I have ever experienced. And I say that with the utmost reverence. So I would like to offer a disclaimer about this blog post. Having worked in Women’s Health throughout nursing school, I know the struggles many women go through to conceive…

shiFt happens

If there is one thing you learn being married to a Marine, it is that shiFt happens. So we got word that we are moving to Louisiana on new military orders. I am excited and apprehensive, but everything is coming together now. We got renters for our beautiful home (which I will miss dearly). We…

the big news

It’s out now! My husband and I are pregnant with a little girl. She is due September 21, 2017. Her name will be Harper Elisabeth (no she is not named after Harper Lee). We are very excited. It was not exactly expected, and it does come at a strange time with the big move ahead…