I will be working from home through the end of March and decided that to make it as enjoyable as possible I would adhere to my meal planning ritual : working remotely is no excuse to only feed yourself carrots and hummus out of the tub while wearing sweatpants. And to find some peace in … More March Week 3 Meal Plan : Trying to Find Peace in the Chaos.
With everything going out in the world right now, our desire to be comfortable at home is taking a whole new level of meaning. While anxious or stressed, we seek to be soothed and want to find comfort in what makes us happy. In my case, that would be cooking and baking but also music. … More March Week 2 Meal Plan : Il Conforto.
March is here at last and I am so ready for it. It’s the month that I associate with finally settling into the new year (For me January is an overwhelming back to basics month while February feels like a lackluster lull). March is when the days are noticeably longer and things start to feel … More March Week 1 Meal Plan : Monthly Reset.
We are having an exceptionally sunny February in San Francisco this year. Days are getting longer and I am holding strong to my five times a week gym regimen! For this week, I curated an eclectic mix of recipes with the intention of bringing more flavor, heat and color to February. LUNCHES I dialed back … More February Week 3 Meal Plan : Mix it Up!
I am holding strong to my February goals of closing my Apple Watch rings everyday and cycling over 50 miles over 4 spin classes. I integrated Saturday morning Cycle Beats to my fitness regimen and I am soaring this month! I love walking in the spin studio and let the beats carry me away! The … More February Week 2 Meal Plan : Follow the Beat!
We are getting through January and holding on strong to our healthier diet and lifestyle. Like my fave fitness instructor Jomar likes to say: Keep Pushing! This week the Jar Salads are striking back in two new iterations and I am trying for the first team a Cauliflower Bolognese my boss Lisa has been raving … More January Week 3 Meal Plan : Keep Pushing!
This is recipe from Genevieve O’Gleman felt a little bland so I made a few adjustments to bolster flavors and texture. These croquettes reheat beautifully in oven and are the perfect companion to a simple green salad. SERVING SIZE Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 1 zucchini 1 cup of grated mozzarella cheese 4 oz of prosciutto 1/2 … More Zucchini, Quinoa and Prosciutto Croquettes
I picked up this recipe in Genevieve O’Gleman’s cookbook Les Lunchs and made a few twists to it to boost flavor. I was particularly impressed by how these came out of the oven crispy but not dry. Give it a try for your Meatless Mondays! SERVING SIZE Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup of whole wheat … More Oven Baked Falafels
A super busy week end and an even busier week ahead calls for a simplified meal plan this week. Stores are beginning to stock bone-in hams for the holiday so I decided to center my meal plan around this staple item. LUNCHES Option A: Salt and Pepper Roasted Chicken Breast, Quinoa, Steamed Brussels Sprouts and … More December Week 3 Meal Plan : Run Run Rudolph!
I get my passion for cooking and entertaining from my Mom so needless to say that cooking together is something we enjoy tremendously. I took advantage of her trip to San Francisco to spend a rainy Saturday afternoon with her, cooking some of her favorite comfort foods that I weaved into this week’s meal plan. … More December Week 2 Meal Plan : Cooking with Mom