Cilantro Lime Rice (Chipotle Copycat Recipe)

Cilantro Lime Rice

Cilantro Lime Rice

By now everybody has or at least heard of the famous cilantro lime rice! Chipotle made it popular but now you can make it at home. Continue reading


Apartment Kitchen Pantry Organization

Apartment Kitchen Pantry Organization

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Raise your hand if you get a little too excited when the kitchen sink is empty and everything in the dishwasher has been put away. How about when all your cups, plates, and bowls are in their place? Or when the cans in your pantry are all in perfectly organized rows? DID WE JUST BECOME BEST FRIENDS?! YEP! This post is all about how to organize your kitchen pantry, even if you don’t have one.  Continue reading

Roasted Acorn Squash with Kale and Wild Rice

Roasted Acorn Squash with Kale and Wild Rice

Roasted Acorn Squash with Kale and Wild Rice

If you take a look back on my recent posts, it’s easy to see how excited I am for this upcoming fall season! I am all about pumpkins and squash. I love abundance bowls and easy salads for lunch. This hearty rice bowl is full of flavor and nutrients.  Continue reading

Dallas Blogger Brunch: UP Inspired Kitchen

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Dallas Blogger Brunch at UP Inspired Kitchen

I recently attended my first Dallas Blogger Brunch and left with a full belly and even fuller heart! Making connections and finding people who you relate to is hard. It’s refreshing to surround yourself with other creatives following their passions.  Continue reading

Why I Recommend Including Amazon on Your Wedding Registry

Why I Recommend Including Amazon on Your Wedding Registry

Why I Recommend Including Amazon on Your Wedding Registry

Deciding where to register as a couple should be super exciting, as you’re essentially building your new life together. Zack and I did not live together before we got married or during our engagement so we both had a mix of stuff from college. I call it stuff because it was mostly hand-me-downs that worked just fine and got the job done, but nothing super special or new. Even if you do live with your partner already and have nice sets of dinnerware, I’m sure you can think of a few things that would be nice to have.  Continue reading

How To Roast Pumpkin & Squash Seeds

How To Roast Pumpkin Squash Seeds

How To Roast Pumpkin Squash Seeds

It’s that time of year again when the pumpkin spice lovers make their obsession known and bakers experiment with everything pumpkin and large squash! I’m guilty of both of these, are you too? If you are then you know in addition to cooking and baking with pumpkin and squash, you can roast up the seeds for another little snack as well!  Continue reading

Avocado Tuna Salad Sandwich

Avocado Tuna Salad Sandwich

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When I discover a new product or pairing, I tend to go a little overboard with it. Ahem, sweet potatoes, tofu, kale… My latest obsession is out, canned tuna! Yep, you read that right. It’s protein packed and contains tons of vitamins. In my mind, the perfect lunch base. Pair it with avocado, and I have a new food obsession. Continue reading