Baked Tilapia Fish Tacos

Tilapia Fish Tacos

Baked Tilapia Fish Tacos

I didn’t grow up eating seafood due to family allergies and diets. I had my first sushi roll right before starting college. I didn’t cook my first fish until after graduation. You could say I’m a seafood newbie, but I’m making up for lost time and exploring new seafood recipes that I can’t wait to share with you!  Continue reading

Mini Lemon Drizzle Cake

lemon poppyseed drizzle cake

mini lemon poppyseed drizzle cake the urben life

Summertime treats and snacks are vibrant in color and explosive in taste. My mini lemon poppy seed cakes are just that! Plus they’re the perfect size for any get-together.  Continue reading

Honey Mustard Chicken Pita Pockets

Honey Mustard Chicken Salad

Honey Mustard Chicken Sandwich

Before developing my egg sensitivity I used to love the chicken salad sandwiches my mom made my family! Now I know there’s vegan mayo out there, but I’m just not sure about them… Anybody try them? If you know a great one, please share with me! I decided to use one of my favorite homemade sauces to put a twist on the classic chicken salad sandwich.
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Cinco de Mayo Recipe Roundup

10 yummy ideas for cinco de mayo (1)

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Today we’re moving into our new apartment so we will be celebrating later on. I love Mexican and Tex-Mex food and drinks so I might be celebrating all weekend long! This recipe roundup contains mouth-watering enchiladas, spiced-up cocktails, and other tasty entrees from myself and fellow food bloggers.  Continue reading

Thai Basil Chicken


As you may know, our AeroGarden is growing like crazy–especially those basils! We’ve had to get creative with ways to use our new fresh herbs, and this recipe is going to be in the rotation for awhile now. Continue reading

St. Patrick’s Day Recipe Roundup


Here’s to my first recipe roundup! After getting together with fellow food bloggers, I am very excited to share these recipes with you all. The theme of this post is St. Patrick’s Day, which is coming up on March 17th. Hopefully, these recipes provide ideas and inspire some holiday cooking and baking!

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Hibachi Chicken and Vegetables in a Wok


Who doesn’t love a hibachi dinner?! They’re fun, sometimes interactive, and most importantly delicious! Well, it’s time to whip out your wok and make your own hibachi feast.  Continue reading