Meal Prep

How I Make Meal Prep Easier

MEAL PREP 101 I love meal prep. I don’t always do it for myself, but for my clients over at Your In-Home Chef. Right now, I’m a one woman team. As you can imagine, making 65 meals in one day can be absolute insanity. But if I’m capable of doing all of that on my own – […]

Thanksgiving Side Dish | Roasted Romanesco

A Simple and Beautiful Thanksgiving Side Dish Thanksgiving is basically here. We don’t have much time, but we do have time to make this delicious roasted romanesco, winter squash, and bacon Thanksgiving side dish. I recently moved to The Berkshires which means getting fresh produce is pretty easy with all of these amazing farms so close […]

Spicy Chicken Salad

I love chicken salad. I really like homemade versions though, because I feel like the store-bought brands never have enough flavor. They’re kind of sticky, full of too much of that nasty sweet Miracle Whip, and not enough of anything else! This recipe has a ton of flavor, and even a spicy kick from some […]

Crispy Cauliflower Tacos

Vegan Crispy Cauliflower Tacos

Crispy chicken is GOOD. Don’t get me wrong. Bread and fry anything and I’m totally on board. But as you know working out and eating healthy helps me improve my mental, physical, and emotional health – so I can only eat those kinds of things sometimes. But these cauliflower tacos are GOOD – so I don’t even […]

Vegan Quinoa Bowl

Vegan Quinoa Bowl This is a delicious vegan quinoa bowl that I love! Not only do I feel better and leaner than ever by eating vegan…I really do love getting creative with all of the amazing organic vegetables that the Farmer’s Markets have to offer! I’ve also been struggling with anxiety and depression, which you can […]

Foods to Fight Depression | Sweet Potatoes, Turmeric, and Leafy Greens | The Babbling Brooke

Sweet Potatoes + Leafy Greens to Fight Depression

I struggle with depression and anxiety. I know that what I eat plays a huge role in how I feel, and it is that way for everyone! There are certain foods that are high in specific vitamins, phytochemical and antioxidants that will improve your mood, regulate your blood sugar, and produce positive neurotransmitters. The first recipe […]

Vegan Delicata Squash Soup with Caramelized Shallots

Today is soup week! Although I have made a few other soup recipes like this Vegan Tomato Soup, I don’t make much! Since moving to the East Coast I definitely eat more soup because well… the weather is much much colder. I’m working now for Crispina ffrench, a textile recycling designer who is based here […]

Summer Recipe Round Up 2018

Summer Recipe Round Up

One thing that truly makes me happy amidst my emotional growth is COOKING! Whether it be for myself, or for other people (I definitely love cooking for others more than myself), it is really something that gets me out of my head, working with my hands, and creating an edible work of art! One of my […]

My First “Real” Winter

So…winter. Growing up in SoCal means I never experienced a winter. Not a single time in my life. Sure, it got kinda cold – but the lowest I remember it getting was 32. Sure, freezing. But it was at 3 AM. Here, on the other hand – the lowest it got was -11, -22 with […]

Summer Recipe Round Up 2018

My Favorite Game Day Foods

Game Day Appetizers Now, although I am not a big fan of football, nor have I ever been on anyone’s “team” (except for the Raider’s when I was a kid because my dad loves them…please don’t judge me I know absolutely NOTHING about football) I do love the food that comes with Super Bowl parties! […]