Shrimp and Avocado Riced Cauliflower

Over the past month I have been trying and mostly succeeding at cutting out complex carbs from my diet. Yes, I have had moments of weakness (two words: southern biscuits), but as an overall I have done remarkably well. No pasta since January! I would be lying if I said I didn’t miss a good bowl of…

Scottish Baked Salmon, Peas, and Mashed Cauliflower

  One of my favorite dishes I had when I traveled to Scotland was a mixture of salmon, peas, and mashed potatoes all mushed together. It was just good comfort food and oddly enough when I came back home I missed it. Frankly, I craved it. It wasn’t anything super fancy. I ate it in a tavern with live music and a…

Fennel, Fig, and Goat Cheese Spaghetti Squash

I am so proud of this dish! This was my first homemade, completely from scratch, meal in my apartment. I made it about a month after I had moved in. I do not take for granted how much work I have put in or the sacrifices I have made to get to this point. One of…

You’re Better than Unicorns

At 27 years old, I am just now realizing that you can feel confident and yet still have insecurities and self-doubt. Lord, growing up blows. It’s so overrated. I am currently going through the hardest time of my life, a massive break up, a divorce. Major life moments like this have the ability to sway…

Crying Sucks and Waterproof Mascara is a Must

Have you ever cried so much in your life you feel like your eyeballs are going to fall out of your head? I have, and honestly I still am. I had a moment in my office (today) when I realized if there were hidden cameras, I would be living in a Bridget Jones/Sex and the…

Being Truly Thankful!

Oh my lord! It has been a hot minute since I posted. Life has been crazy! After months and months of the job search for my dream job, I finally found it. I recently began working as the Development Officer for Joyner Library at East Carolina University. This is such an amazing position that means…

In-door Low Country Boil

I love southern inspired food. I mean, I am a southern. One of my favorite things to eat is a Low Country Boil. Different states call it by different names; Frogmore Stew, Clam Bake, and Low Country Boil. And just like different states have different names, the ingredients change based off of regions too. You…

Charleston Trip, 2015

My little brother graduated! If I could shout this from the roof tops I would. Of course, I jump at any chance for a trip to Charleston. I am still unsure how my mom, is in fact my mom, when she doesn’t like Chucktown. But that is besides the point. The extended weekend started off…

A Southern Girl’s “Medicine”

In honor of my favorite TV show on Bravo, Southern Charm, I wanted to share the newest drink I am obsessed with. It doesn’t have an official name so I am calling it “Southern Girl’s Medicine.” If you know anything about southerners, we love our alcohol and a lot of it. The downside of this,…

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Baked Kale Chips

I love junk food. I am from the South. Fried and greasy is the best. Clearly that is not the healthiest lifestyle. I am trying (slowly) to make healthier choices, one by one. Step one: From Lays to Kale Cajun Kale Chips Kale ( I used baby Kale, but regular is fluffier) Olive Oil Salt…

A whole new world…

Most people view the start of a new year as a time to start a new goal. Lose weight, eat better, make your bed. Whatever your New Year’s resolution is, most people don’t say “I am going to learn to be a single person household.” My husband reported for training on January 5th and my…