Soft and chewy Paleo Coconut Flour Cookies. Low carb, healthy, and packed with protein! Made with coconut flour, peanut butter, chocolate, and NO refined sugar! Great for when you need a healthy dessert. Gluten free, grain free; includes vegan (no eggs) substitution tips. #lowcarb #paleo #healthy #cookies

Coconut Flour Cookies

It’s a rainy day here, and I have a long list of unattractive chores, which means: let’s bake Coconut Flour Cookies! These cutie little...

Healthy Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal with dried cranberries, maple syrup, and pecans. No sugar! Super filling and absolutely delicious! Perfect for fall mornings and on-the-go healthy snacks.

Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal

A few weeks ago on Instagram, I put out a call for fall recipe requests, and the resounding answer was PUMPKIN BAKED OATMEAL. Actually,...

Best of Florence Travel Guide! What to see, the best Florence restaurants, gelato, pizza, and more!

Best of Florence Itinerary – Restaurants, Activities, Gelato, and More!

My first experience of Florence was as a near-broke college student studying abroad. I knew zero Italian and was equipped only with a Eurorail...

One Pan Italian Sausage Butternut Squash Gnocchi

It’s time for a serious self-esteem, kitchen-confidence, OMG I AM SUCH A GOOD COOK boost! Italian Sausage Butternut Squash Gnocchi. It’s an easy recipe...

The BEST Crock Pot Beef Stew recipe ever! An easy, healthy slow cooker beef stew with fresh veggies, fall-apart tender meat, in a rich and flavorful red wine sauce. Simple, freezer friendly, and perfect every time.

Crock Pot Beef Stew

Calling on all the warm fuzzies, cuddly blankets, and flannel! It’s time for a hug in dinner form: Crock Pot Beef Stew. Every bite...

Simple and Perfect Arugula Salad with Lemon Balsamic Dressing and Parmesan. Easy and so flavorful! This healthy side dish goes with any meal and comes together in minutes.

Anytime Arugula Salad

Of the hodgepodge of millennial acronyms and puns that I’ve picked up on social media over the years, Fri-Yay might be my favorite of...

Cinque Italy Travel Guide - Best Cinque Terre Itinerary, Restaurants, Hikes, and Town Walks.

Best of Cinque Terre Itinerary – Restaurants, Towns, and Trip Planning Tips

I try to restrict my dramatic superlative statements to only those moments that absolutely deserve them. Italy is one of them. Ben and I...

How to make the BEST Instant Pot Refried Beans! Easy no soak recipe. Healthy, vegan, and perfect for all of your favorite Mexican dishes! One of the best pressure cooking recipes. 

Instant Pot Refried Beans

These Instant Pot Refried Beans have me rethinking an age-old question that confronts me every time I go out for Mexican food: “Would you...