coconut curry chicken

I feel the need to start off this post with the disclosure that I am not a measurer; I am a taster. This is the primary reason that I am a cooker and not a baker. Baking requires precision and I’m anything but precise in the kitchen. So, there you have it – now let’s get started on this week’s “Cooking with Lindsey” recipe. Your base for this recipe is coconut milk. The pic below...

guest blog post: 5 ways to have a date night in on a budget

I'm so excited for our first #TakeOverTuesday blog post and I couldn't be happier that our first guest blogger is Reg. She is a powerhouse mama with some fun ideas for date nights on a budget. I hope you enjoy her blog as much as I do. And I'm blogging on her site today, discussing ten things I've learned since becoming a mom. Head on over to her blog to check out my post. By: Reg Lok Von H...

life changing carb free snack

Operation baby-weight-be-gone is in full effect and it’s working. Woot woot! My carb free lifestyle is working when I actually stay carb free. Monday through Friday, it’s fairly easy. Well, actually Monday through Thursday. When the weekend rolls around, it is so tough to stay on plan. We are an appetizer household and carb free appetizers are few and far between, or at least ones that I actu...

sunday surf & turf supper

This past weekend was a divine mix of relaxation and fun, which was the perfect way to recover from a busy week last week. We saw Dunkirk on Saturday night and the best part of it was that we were at Studio Movie Grill, so we were able to eat and drink while watching it. The movie was so painful that I resorted to Instagram filter selfies and boomerang kisses to keep myself entertained! ...

amazon prime day

Can I get a woot woot?!?!?! Amazon prime day should be a national holiday. Let's be real - I am pretty sure that most of my staff members are surfing Amazon today instead of diligently working as they usually do! I put together a few of my fave Amazon Prime deals for all you momma's that are too busy to search through endless pages of deals! First up is the InstantPot Duo for $89.99. If you ...

baby weight be gone

Once a Spartan, always a Spartan, right? Operation get fit again is in full-effect! I was one of the lucky ones that two weeks after birth was only 2 pounds away from my pre-baby weight. Don't ask me how or why that happened because I have no idea. But the ugly truth is that I didn't lose those 2 pounds between then and now, instead I gained about 10 back (yay for maternity leave and plenty ...

it’s national best friend day!

These days there is a day for pretty much anything. #NationalDonutDay was last week, I'm not a big fan of donuts, but can confirm that this "holiday" was celebrated throughout my firm! Personally, I'm a big fan of #NationalWineDay, or as I more typically refer to it, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday! There's even #NationalTalkLikeAPirateDay, which we also happen to ...

weekly meal prep

On Sundays I feel like half of my Facebook news feed is pictures of my friends doing their weekly meal prep: a bunch of cooking, carefully divided up in to seven containers for lunch, seven containers for dinner, a perfectly color balanced medley of protein, veggies and lean carbs. Ya know what I think about that? Well, first, I am veggie averse. It's terrible, I know. For real, this is one of the...

a brief history lesson

A little about me....Where shall I start? Perhaps at the beginning? Nah. Let's start at age 17, when I met the love of my life. You could say it was love at first sight through the kitchen window....of The Red Robin in Folsom, California (glamorous, eh?). I was an expo (for all you non-restaurant folk, that's the person who goes between "front of house" and "back of house" or "the kitchen" and "...