Mango Chia Pudding

I love a recipe that I can make in 5 minutes or less. Add seasonal ingredients and a touch of indulgence, and I love that recipe even more. I know that I’ve shared a couple of chia pudding recipes recently, but today I’d like to share another. I made this because I was craving frozen…

Random Monday Stuff

I can’t believe that it’s already Monday. I was at a conference last week and didn’t return home until Saturday evening, so it seems too soon to go back to work. Once again, I have been really busy and haven’t had much time to cook. I’m hoping to whip up some healthy lunches tomorrow evening,…

Weekend Inspiration: Bonneville Shoreline Trail

Happy Weekend from St Louis! I am in the chilly Midwest for a conference, and despite this amazing view from my hotel, I am looking forward to heading home. Here is a great mountain shot from a hike last weekend. For those of you in Salt Lake, do you ever hike or run on the…

Amarula Chocolate Stout Cake

I celebrated my birthday earlier this week, and cake ranks high among the many things that I love about birthdays. In Germany, you are expected to bring a cake to work on your birthday. I absolutely love baking cakes, so this was a highlight for me. Now that I am back in the US, I…

Spring Chicken Salad

As the weather gets warmer and I spend more and more time outside, I sometimes get a little lazy in the kitchen. I love quick salads for lunch and dinner, but sometimes I want something healthy that is also a little heartier than a big bowl of greens. Enter this chicken salad. It is full…

Canyonlands Half Marathon

I hope that everyone had a nice weekend. I have a busy week ahead, so I was happy to find some time to relax in Southern Utah. Last summer when I learned that I was moving back to the US, I signed up for the Canyonlands Half Marathon, since I enjoyed it so much the…

Weekend Inspiration

Happy weekend from Sunny Southern Utah! We’re down here for a race, and loving life.

Asparagus with Jalapeno and Orange

Asparagus is one of my favorite vegetables, so naturally I was very excited last week to see the first of spring’s fresh asparagus on sale at the supermarket. While asparagus is wonderful prepared simply- roasted or sauteed in olive oil with sea salt- I love to dress it up a bit. This recipe tastes so…

Irish Coffee Pots de Creme

Do you need a last-minute dessert idea for St. Patrick’s Day? In my opinion, it doesn’t get much better (or simpler) than a classic Irish Coffee, but if you want something a little more impressive, these easy pots de creme are a great choice. Pots de creme are a wonderful dessert. They are rich, smooth,…

Weekend Inspiration

It’s the weekend! The forecast is for warm weather here, so I’m looking forward to a long run and lots of time outside. Check out this sunrise the other morning: I hope you have a wonderful, relaxing, fun weekend!