Heart Beet Superfoods Cafe seattle smoothie spot

Where I Eat: Heart Beet Organic Superfoods Cafe, Seattle, WA

  The Skinny: Heart Beet Organic Superfoods Cafe in Seattle is a vegan/raw food cafe serving smoothies, juices, juice shots, “buddha bowls”, etc… Basically this is the place to go when you want to be healthy but you also don’t want to make a mess in your kitchen. They also have pies/cakes/truffles that are vegan and raw. I haven’t had any but they look super tasty.   The Fat: I think this place used to be called “Thrive”. Its in...

Instant pot collard greens with bacon and lemon

Instant Pot Collard Greens

OH Heyyyyy. Collard greens are my newest love in the world of green things. Kale will forever be a staple, and spinach is irreplaceable BUT – there is a sweet spot between wilted spinach and dry chewy kale stuck in your teeth  – and it’s collard greens! Have you ever been to a legit BBQ place where they have meat by weight and then sides? First you order WAY more smoked meat than you need (and eat it all) and...

Blood Orange Bourbon Cider Cocktail

Blood Orange Bourbon and Dry Cider

Bourbon cocktail for people who don’t love bourbon!  For those of you who are wondering why you would mix a bourbon cocktail if you don’t like bourbon – that is  GREAT question. This drink was born for these three reasons: Old Fashioneds are great – flavor-wise. But where are the bubbles? Are we even celebrating if there’s no fizz? Bourbon drinks are STRONG. I mean, each sip of an old fashioned feels like a shot. No? (are you all nodding...

Lemon Chia Seed Protein Muffins

Lemon Chia Seed Protein Muffins

When you think of meal prep are you thinking chicken and broccoli or are you thinking protein bites and fat balls? I feel like that is a “sweet or sour” question. I wish I was a protein and complex carbs meal prepper – but somehow I always find myself deep in a batch of healthy sweet treats instead. You brought your salad for lunch and you’re feeling like a health queen. But MAN that hankering for a sweet treat after...

Plate of Skillet Chicken Thighs with White Beans and Artichoke