Texas Chili Pasta

Texas Chili Pasta Recipe

texas chili pasta

In case you didn’t know, I’m based in Dallas, TX! Well really I live about an hour north of downtown, but I’m a proud Dallasite and Texan. One thing this Texan can’t resist is anything Texas shaped. When I saw Texas shaped pasta just sitting there, I knew I needed a bag!  Continue reading

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Dairy-Free & Egg-Free Monster Cookies

Dairy Free Egg Free Monster Cookie Recipe

DAIRY-FREE & EGG-FREE MONSTER COOKIES

I am just all about the treats coming into this fall season! Pies, crumbles, cookies, and more. Don’t even get me started on comforting casseroles and warming soups! I cannot wait to share all my cold weather favorites with you. Back to the star of this post – These cookies are soft and chewy and seem to never dry out thanks to the magical coconut oil! Continue reading

Mushroom and Leek Rice

Leek and Mushroom Rice

mushroom and leek rice recipe

I grew up eating risotto often and I totally took it for granted! Lately, I’ve been making it more but sometimes risotto can be too demanding and time-consuming. This dinner takes about 1 hour and the results are a creamy delicious dish that can be served by itself or with a protein. Continue reading

Easy Apple Crisp

Easy Apple Crisp

easy apple crisp recipe

This cloudy weather has me dreaming of autumn and winter. Meaning my mind is wandering off to fall baking! Apples, pumpkins, and more. This apple crisp is my new fall favorite. I’ve loved my mom’s apple crisps for years and finally decided to learn how to make my own.  Continue reading

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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