Healthier Cookie Dough Blizzard

Where all my ice cream people at? Ok, now where all my banana people at? Specifically those of you who can't seem to get through bunch of bananas without having to toss some or make ANOTHER loaf of banana bread. There we go, I'm talkin' to you. I'm sure you've heard of banana "nice cream." If … Continue reading Healthier Cookie Dough Blizzard

Sweet potato crust breakfast pizza

Alright, I gotta admit it. I really outdid myself this time. Behold: The Sweet Potato Crust Breakfast Pizza in ALL OF IT'S GLORY!!!!! Wow. If you're anything like me, I am really missing finding new restaurants to brunch at on the weekends. Rather than eat the same egg scramble or smoothie everyday, we've been trying to … Continue reading Sweet potato crust breakfast pizza

MPFL: Week 16

Week 16 (April 1 - 7) It's kind of starting to feel a little strange writing these as "week whatever" MPFL posts. While that's very true, my recovery is no longer the focal point of my life. Instead, I have been focusing on what I can do and how far I have come. I mentioned in … Continue reading MPFL: Week 16

Chickpea Almond Butter Cookies

Prior to this lockdown I was already frequent flyer to club kitchen, but now I think I’m starting to wear out my welcome. Baking stuff was one of the first activities I was able to do after my knee surgery and I’ve circled back to spending a ton of time in the kitchen; getting acquainted … Continue reading Chickpea Almond Butter Cookies

MPFL: Week 15

Week 15 (March 25-31) Although it felt good to push myself to try these Instagram workouts the previous week, I was paying for it a bit. My knee was a little swollen and achey so I decided to rest for a few days. I have really struggled to find the balance between doing too much … Continue reading MPFL: Week 15

MPFL: Week 14

MPFL week 14 (March 18 - 24) I could have never predicted that I would be waking up in my parents’ house three months post surgery, but there I was. What a long road it had been already; now I have boomeranged back to the exact place I started this journey. The previous week felt … Continue reading MPFL: Week 14

MPFL: Week 13

MPFL week 13 (March 11 - 17) Despite my best efforts, I just could not kick this little bug. My temperature kept jumping between 99 and 100 and I sounded like a chain smoker. My diet consisted of soup, toast and cough drops. I felt like I got hit by a train. Again, I had … Continue reading MPFL: Week 13

MPFL: Week 12

Week 12 (March 4- 10) The final days of Iowa living had finally come! While it’s a little bittersweet to leave my family after being reunited for so long, I was ready to take ahold of my own life and have the opportunity to pursue my goals again. Now that I knew I was getting … Continue reading MPFL: Week 12

MPFL: Week 11

Week 11 (Feb 26 - March 3rd) Physical therapy It was finally here. This week I was going to find out if I would actually get to keep my travel plans. We had our fingers crossed for a March 13 departure back to Los Angeles, contingent on whether or not I finally get the green … Continue reading MPFL: Week 11

MPFL: Week 10

Week 10 (Feb 19 - 25) Since I started PT (literally the day after I had my surgery), I’ve gone three times a week. As I’m approaching the end of my time at home *hopefully*, we’ve been trying to get a care plan in place for when I return to LA. This raises a while … Continue reading MPFL: Week 10