Another year. Another Friend Feast. And 2019’s Friend Feast was a sparkly, decadent, and delicious throwback to the 1980s. In Vegas. See, each year we have a theme or a main dish that’s very shareable among 14 or so guests. Last year was Mexican-inspired. The year before that was paella. We’ve also done a shrimp boil, fried chicken and champagne, and then two menus of more fancy food (pre-kids!) in 2014 and 2013. This year, my husband’s late grandfather’s annual tips to Vegas served as the inspiration. A few times a year he’d travel to Vegas — but not the…

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If you resolved to cook more in the New Year, first, we applaud you! Because cooking is fun and awesome. Second, we’re so glad you found this post, because we think you might find that picking the best meal kit delivery service is a HUGE help in achieving this goal! While we don’t mind freewheeling in the kitchen, we know that lots of people don’t — and that cooking can be a bit intimidating. Which is why we’re generally big fans of meal kit delivery services. Most of them make making dinner a breeze and totally convenient — and they…

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The weather is chilly. via GIPHY The heater is on. via GIPHY You’ve got a warm mug of coffee or tea to go along with your slippers. via GIPHY Yep, coziness is in full affect. via GIPHY And one of our favorite breakfasts for these awesomely lazy and cozy mornings? Oatmeal. But just because oatmeal can be basic, it doesn’t mean it has to be basic. In fact, here are three ways we love getting our cozy oatmeal mornings on. And not one of them is boring, in the least. Foodie and Fast While it can be nice to fire…

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You’ve likely heard a lot about eating mindfully, but maybe you’re short on tangible tips for actually doing it. If so, you’re in luck with today’s guest post from Heather Sears, founder of Kinsho, the go-to bento box brand for creating enlightened eats, and the four-time award-winning author of Mind to Mouth: A Busy Chick’s Guide to Mindful Mealtime Moments. She lives in Boston with her family where she was named a 2018 Trailblazer, and she’s sharing her thoughts on how using a bento box can make a real difference in how you eat your meals. Mindful eating may feel trendy, but researchers…

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I love kombucha. I also enjoy having a drink or two a few nights a week with my husband or my friends. And this can right here? Well, it put all my loves together and has made my sippin’ dreams come true. Yes, it’s HARD kombucha. Much like hard soda or hard sparkling water, alcoholic kombucha is now a thing, and with Flying Embers’ four flavors coming in at 4.5 percent alcohol per 12-ounce can with zero sugar and live probiotics, it’s a thing I really, really love (in moderation, of course). There are beginning to be more and more…

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I love leftovers. Whether I went out for a great meal and get to have it again or I cooked something amazing at home and I’ve got enough to enjoy it for another day — it’s just nice to take a good meal and experience it more than once. Not to mention that it sure does make for a convenient and quick option on busy nights! That said, leftovers tend to get stored in not-so-eco-friendly ways — especially when you go out. I’m looking at you, foam to-go containers. And, even at home, all of those plastic lids and containers…

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Matcha has been having a moment now for, well, awhile now — and it’s well-deserved. Matcha green tea has scientifically-proven health benefits and is considered a superfood that can help reduce cholesterol, improve brain health, and even help prevent cancer. But considering how popular — and beneficial — matcha is, I’ve found that a lot of people don’t know a whole heck of a lot about it, so I was thrilled to get the infographic at the bottom of this post from Matcha Kari! It’s got the true scoop (pun intended … and that’ll make way more sense once you…

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You know how the song goes, right? Here comes the sun (doo doo doo). Here comes the sun, and I say it’s all right … Because healthy dinner is MADE! Wait, that’s NOT how it goes? Well, that’s what we’ve been singing here because Sun Basket came into our lives recently and it’s changed how we cook — and how we eat — for the healthier, the tastier, and (maybe best of all) the more convenient! (Heads up: We’ve also become an affiliate — that’s how much we like it.) We’re going to share the deets on a few of the…

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We’ve got one sweet guest post for you today! It’s an unbelievably yummy breakfast recipe from Nealy Fischer, The Flexible Chef, who you might remember from Ep 111 of The Fit Bottomed Girls Podcast. Her cookbook, Food You Want for the Life You Crave offers 100 flexible recipes — but that’s not all. She also includes tips to transform those recipes into 1,000 different dishes. Her success strategies — labeled as “Nail This” — make it easy for even the newest cooks to whip up a dish with confidence, and her “Flip It” sections enable those with dietary restrictions or…

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Looking for a recipe that’s fresh, flavorful, and ready in 15 minutes? This Orange-Glazed Fish Fillets recipe from The Super Big Book of Easy, Delicious, & Healthy Recipes the Whole Family Will Love is just the ticket. With just a handful of ingredients and five minutes of hands-on time, it’s a nutritious dinner that’s perfect for busy weeknights. (Psst! If you’re loving the sound of that and want more, check out the Buddha Bowl recipe we shared from this book earlier in the year!) Orange-Glazed Fish Fillets Hands-On Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 15 minutes Yield: Serves 4 Ingredients 2 tablespoons…

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