Holiday Gift Guide for Foodies

Foodie Gift Guide

Don’t let gift-giving stress you out this holiday season! I’ve compiled a list of what I can’t live without in the kitchen and what foodie gadgets I’m currently geeking out over.  Continue reading

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November Small Goals

november small goals

Last week I admitted that when I started blogging I wanted to post photos with minimal text and recipes – no fluff. But over the past year, I’ve realized the bloggers I admire most are so transparent and open about their lives. Since I’ve started to take my blog more seriously, I want to share more with y’all! Starting with some small goals.  Continue reading

Easy Vegan Potato Leek Soup

Potato and Leek Soup

Potato Leek Soup

It’s beginning to actually feel like fall here in Dallas so I’m going full steam ahead with the soup recipes! I have so many veggie-filled soups I want to try this year and I can’t wait to share them all with you.  Continue reading

How To Order Vegan at Starbucks This Holiday Season

Vegan at Starbucks

How to order vegan at Starbucks this holiday season

I should start this off by saying I used to be a Starbucks addict! Like, stopping by at least a couple times per day. Recently I’ve cut back on coffee and mostly just drink tea… But I just couldn’t resist trying Starbuck’s holiday drinks, especially during their BOGO this weekend.  Continue reading

Taco Night with Taco Cabana

Taco Cabana New Limited Time Tacos

Taco Night with Taco Cabana

Any day ending in “y” can be taco night, in my book! Living in Texas, I’m lucky to have so many Tex-Mex and Mexican restaurants just a stone’s throw away. Most Tuesdays I whip up tacos, homemade rice, beans, and tortillas for dinner; but sometimes it’s nice to go out. This week my husband and I decided to go out to an old favorite, Taco Cabana!  Continue reading

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Hominy

Brussels with Hominy

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Hominy

“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” I recently heard this quote from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby when I was going through a transitional phase in my life and it filled me with comfort and hope. Much like how fall food fills our bellies with coziness and joy! This side dish or appetizer is sure to be a hit around the tables this holiday. Continue reading

Easy Homemade White Bread

Homemade Bread Recipe The Urben Life

Easy Homemade White Bread

As a food blogger, I’m always trying to learn new ways to cook something or how to tweak a recipe to make it allergy-friendly. My first ever blog post was homemade bagels, and I think back to it often. I have always been obsessed with bagels, I have the time to learn how to cook what I want, so why not give it a try? When I successfully made homemade bagels, I think that’s when I got hooked. Because I realized being in the kitchen doesn’t have to mean slaving away for hours, it can be fun and experimental! When it dawned on me that I could probably figure out a way to make homemade white bread, I had to at least try it out.  Continue reading