2011 in review

12.30.11

I thought it would be fun to review 2011 through my blog! It’s been a busy year, but a really, really good one!

Here are some of my favorite posts from 2011:

Favorite Healthy Appetizer:

Thai Guacamole – from almost a year ago! SO good!

Favorite Cheese Appetizer: 

Roasted Grapes with Brie – need more.

Favorite New Social Media:

instagr.am. Love!

Favorite New Cheese: 

Burrata. Enough said.

Favorite Restaurant Trip:

It wasn’t documented on the blog, but the night after our wedding my parents, brother, and good friends all went out to D’Amico Kitchen in Minneapolis for a night full of laughs, reminiscing and some of my favorite people. A recent amazing meal at Mercato di Vetro comes in at a close second.

Favorite Breakfast: 

Hawaiian Breakfast. Rice + bacon + green onions + eggs.

Favorite Cocktail:

Mango Cucumber Wine Cooler – even though I spilled it all over the kitchen floor, it was so refreshing and I’m a sucker for cucumber cocktails. 

Favorite Entree: 

Easy Chicken Curry. Need this asap, SO good!

 Most Indulgent Meal: 

I dubbed it the engagement dinner - meat and potatoes (plus lots of butter and cream) for my midwestern man!

Favorite Sandwich: 

Artichoke, Spinach & White Bean Sandwich – vegan and delicious!

Favorite Daily Eats Post: 

I love doing the daily eats posts, I feel like it gives you a glimpse into my everyday life and shows you that Nutritionists can be healthy, but they can also enjoy burgers! The camp version was a favorite and brings back so many memories!

Favorite Wedding Picture:

So hard…there are so many that I love!

What an amazing 2011, I can’t wait to see what 2012 has in store for us! 

Thank YOU for reading and making this blog what it is, I wouldn’t be here without you!

crispy sage compound butter

crispy sage compound butter

Compound butter is something that seems (and sounds) fancy. But its totally not. (Shhh, no one needs to know that.) It’s really easy to make and can be used with whatever herbs you have on hand. I’m just a little obsessed with sage + butter so I stuck with that. The steps are easy: Chop

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weekend

Merry Christmas friends!  I hope you had a wonderful holiday, and that you took some of my advice on enjoying the holidays! I know I did! The weekend started off with a date night, Christmas Eve was spent with LA family and Christmas day we took off for Minneapolis for my family christmas!  date night

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chinese bbq pork with provolone

Have you ever eaten at a restaurant… and seen something that sounded so interesting but you just weren’t able to order it because there were so many other things on the menu that you needed to try? When that happens to me, I jot down a few words and email them to myself. Inspiration I

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enjoying the holidays

Last year I was in the midst of a “healthy holidays” series and I came to an important realization. The holidays are meant to be enjoyed, without stressing out about how many calories are in that cup of egg nog and worrying about being perfectly healthy the whole time. I’m going to eat cheese and

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quinoa cakes

I’ve been making a habit of preparing big batches of whole grains like quinoa and brown rice to last a few days. (Brown rice is on the stove right now.) It is so nice to have the base of a healthy meal ready to go! The other day, I was feeling a little snacky and

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weekend

lunch crunch workout greens for lunch shopping at the grove happy hour at the farmers market (under heat lamp) wrapping presents christmas cookies (Thanks Amy) thai delivery hot power Fusion yoga class green & glowing smoothie from whole foods And lots of work thrown in between. How was your weekend?   Tweet