Yogi Thumbprint Cookies

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In case you are not already aware, I am on a cooking rampage. Legit, I have never been so inspired in my entire life. I’m hungry to try new recipes almost every single day and I am just thrilled to share so many recipes with all of you amazing people!

Early last week I made strawberry jam (with a hint of lemon, don’t knock it ’till you try it) and I have pretty much put it on everything from muffins to oatmeal to toast to just plain ‘ol licking it off the spoon. Yup, it is that good. You can actually get the recipe here.

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Comfort Yo Self with Risotto

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I’m in the process of packing up my entire childhood, my whole life and moving. It’s such a process because you go through a few things, reminisce on a few photos, read old love notes, and laugh at the things you thought you needed but really don’t. Isn’t it amazing how that works? You hold onto things you think you would need but you really don’t need them at all. How profound is that? As I pack and sort through the last 25 years of my life, I realize how important it is to simplify. To live simply is to live abundantly. Hashtag, just saying (#justsaying).

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Lentil Soup 2 Ways

Winter decided to say hello a little early this morning. I am not ready to welcome the chilly mornings and bitter evenings. But I am ready to welcome winter’s bounty of seasonal eating. I am back to creating delicious soups and stews to keep the winter chill at bay and my body nice, cozy and comforted.

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An Attitude of Gratitude

Happy holidays everyone! I hope you are enjoying some well deserved rest and rejuvenation. I know I am. I am so sorry for my lack of posting. I just started an internship at Weight Watchers and took on a freelance fact-checking job in addition to my current Social Media assistant job. Jeez I’m making myself busy but this is all worth it. I am getting into a nice little flow. The moment I get more adjusted, the more I will post. I promise!

So, as I mentioned in a previous post, I am participating in a delightful health and wellness challenge for the holiday season: Elf for health.

This weeks challenges have been phenomenal so far. But today is by far my favorite. Today’s challenge is to write down 20 things you are grateful for. I am trying my best to find at least one positive or one thing I am grateful for everyday but today really helped put things in perspective!

Here is my list of things I’m grateful for:
1.My family
2.My incredibly boyfriend (super grateful for him)
3.My close circle of friends (my phenomenal support system)
4. Great health
5. My current education at IIN
6. My current jobs and internships
7. A place to live
8. So so so grateful for Zumba
9. iPhone, iPad. Yes, I’m grateful for technology
10. Vegan cheese!
11. Trader Joes
12. Dark chocolate
13. Tea (yea, I said it. Tea.)
14. My fab Erin Condren planner. It’s that amazing. Couldn’t be without it!
15. Syracuse university. One of the best decisions I have ever made was attending undergrad there.
16. I am grateful for trees and plants. Thank you for providing oxygen!
17. Vegetables and fruits. Actually, I am really grateful for food. I love food.
18. Wine. I love vino. Shiraz, Chianti, Malbec, you name it, I love it.
19. I am sincerely and truly grateful for all the people I have met in my life who have taught me something.
20. I am grateful for my strength internally and externally. And most importantly I am grateful and thankful to be blessed with this life.

What are you grateful for?