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Monday Musings: Happiness Project-October

Monday Musings: Happiness Project-October

A new month and new goals! I feel invigorated by the cooler air, the cozy, dusky nights, and the fact that harvest is nearly over! I’m going to channel that energy towards dominating some goals for my October Happiness Project! So this month is all about […]

Paleo Halloween: Dragon Eyeballs (Pesto and Olive Deviled Eggs)

Paleo Halloween: Dragon Eyeballs (Pesto and Olive Deviled Eggs)

Happy October! Also Happy Blogtober! In this month’s Monday Musings I’m doing another month of the Happiness Project after my revival of the project in September. You can read all about the results of that experiment here. One of my goals this October is to […]

September Happiness Project Summary

September Happiness Project Summary

I am the type of person that likes to set goals, but without collecting data I have trouble determining if I am sticking with my goals. That’s why maintaining Happiness Projects actually do keep me happy: I can see all that I have accomplished.   Just […]

Chimichurri Chicken Salad

Chimichurri Chicken Salad

Since my boyfriend deployed to Texas to help with the hurricane relief, I’ve basically been cooking, working, and sticking to my Happiness Project goals.  The more I cook, the more inspired I get to cook. I have had ideas flooding to me. I have about […]

Paleo Lemon-Thyme Chicken

Paleo Lemon-Thyme Chicken

During the last year of my doctorate, I started to develop insomnia. It’s easy to imagine why: I was finishing the lab portion of my research, taking classes, teaching, and writing my dissertation. I was on campus 12+ hours a day, drinking espresso to keep […]

Sesame Maple Balsamic Roasted Beets and Brussels Sprouts

Sesame Maple Balsamic Roasted Beets and Brussels Sprouts

In Sacramento there is an amazing farmer’s market. It just happens to be under an overpass, which may seem sketchy, but if you get the chance to check it out, it’s definitely worth it. There’s the obvious, seasonal fruits and vegetables, but also lots of […]

Monday Musings: Happiness Project Revival

Monday Musings: Happiness Project Revival

It’s been a really long time since I dedicated a post to my Happiness Project. Actually next month will be my one-year anniversary since embarking on the project. Just to remind you, the project was based on the book The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin, […]

Paleo Tangerine-Chipotle Vinaigrette

Paleo Tangerine-Chipotle Vinaigrette

Spoiler alert! On Monday, after months of hiatus, I am coming at you with a Monday Musings! I have the urge to revive my Happiness Project, this recipe will be perfect for one of the resolutions I want to revive: have a salad. During my […]

Golden Beet and Orange Salad with Toasted Sunflower Seeds and Pickled Red Onion

Golden Beet and Orange Salad with Toasted Sunflower Seeds and Pickled Red Onion

A lot of people can’t stand beets. I used to be one of them. I’m not sure what my motivation was to start tuning my taste buds to like beets, but one thing that made me love them was a mandarin orange and beet salad. […]

Stuffed Pattypan Squash Inspired By Julia Child

Stuffed Pattypan Squash Inspired By Julia Child

If you’ve been checking the blog’s Facebook feed this past week, you will have noticed that the whole week has been dedicated to Julia Child. Her birthday is August 15th, and she would have been 105 years old today. I love honoring her on my […]