Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

What is a snack? For some it’s a handful of nuts after yoga. For others it’s carrots with hummus before an exam. Perhaps it’s a mid-morning apple, to keep you from eating three of the Krispy Kremes that your “friendly” coworker left in the kitchen. To me, a snack connotes a small amount of food that gives you a reason to exist between meals.… Read the rest

Painfully Easy Peanut Noodles

Sometimes I just want to take a bowl of noodles to the face. I don’t want vegetables, I don’t want protein, I just want pasta and sauce. In a different lifetime I’m sure I could attribute this craving to my rigid exercise schedule and resulting Olympian caloric intake. For now I’ll just say eating a large amount of the same food feels good.  … Read the rest

Super Bowl Bean Dip

Ah, sporting events. They exist, and people like them. Although I’ve yelled at the television over the violent and masculine game of tennis, the emotion behind football is harder for me to understand. Why are so many teams named after birds? Where is Coach Taylor? Wouldn’t it make sense to blitz more often?… Read the rest

Vegan Miso Soup

My record with healthy eating is inconsistent  For example, here’s a recent meal of mine captured on SnapChat:

Yes, that’s right, Taco Bell and KFC on the same plate. Who was I to leave my Quesarito™ lonely? With the company of mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, and a biscuit, this plate formed a family.… Read the rest

I Tried to Make Hummus in a Nutri Ninja

Are you hip and/or cool? If so, you’ve heard of hummus. Most accurately described by the Facebook group, “Hummus is Yummus”, this chickpea-based dip is the hottest accessory of 2016. If chutney and fondue are mesh tops and acid wash jeans, hummus is whatever North West is wearing.

Not only is hummus trendy as hell, it has encouraged me to eat a variety of vegetables and and other healthy snacks.… Read the rest