Hi, I’m Liv. I’m so glad you’re here!
I started this blog back in 2014 as a freshman at UNC-Chapel Hill trying to figure out how to balance exercise and healthy eating in college, while making lots of simple recipes in my dorm’s hall kitchen. Thankfully, I’m no longer cooking in a dorm, but my goal is still to share delicious, approachable recipes using mostly wholesome ingredients.
I currently live in Winston-Salem, NC, where I’m in my third year of law school at Wake Forest. Favorite things include ice cream, long runs, cold brew, and anything with peanut butter and dark chocolate.
For me, health is about being active and eating lots of veggies and nutritious foods that I love and also enjoying some not-so-healthy food sometimes, too. I love yummy homemade treats and think food should be fun!
I’m a huge believer in enjoying everything in moderation, and I love the 80/20 concept of enjoying 80% nutritious foods and 20% splurges. Overall, I try to enjoy food in a way that’ll help me feel my best, have lots of energy, and fuel my running.
I discovered a love for distance running during high school cross country, and these days, I run mostly for run, to stay in shape, and to catch up with my running buds. I typically fit my runs in before class and cover around 30 miles per week. I also really enjoy strength & HIIT workouts, kickboxing classes, hikes, and long walks with friends.
In addition to the blog, I share lots of quick meals and day-to-day life things on Instagram. I love connecting with you through social media and blog comments. Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org any time!
Wondering What Recipes to Start With?
Here are some of my personal favorite blog recipes (see recipe page for all recipes):
Avocado Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad
Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl
Sweet Potato, Black Bean, & Lentil Vegetarian Chili
5-Ingredient One-Pan Mexican Quinoa
4-Ingredient Peanut Butter Energy Bites
Best-Ever Healthy Apple Crisp
Blueberry Banana Baked Oatmeal
A Few Non-Recipe Cooking Posts:
Meal Prep: The loose method of meal prepping that I used in my college dorm (making 1-2 main dishes and a couple of yummy snacks each week, plus utilizing homemade frozen meals) is typically still how I cook in law school.
Homemade Freezer Meals: I freeze a lot of meals for the future to make it easier to eat healthy during busy weeks, and this is typically how I do it.
Cooking for Other People: Few things make me happier than sharing food with other people, and back in college, I wrote a post all about cooking for other people!