Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Overnight Oats make a perfect high protein breakfast for runners and non-runners alike! Peanut butter, cashew milk, rolled oats, a little bit of maple syrup and dark chocolate chips marinate overnight in the refrigerator. This naturally sweetened, easy to make breakfast never looked so good!

Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Overnight Oats make a perfect high protein breakfast for runners and non-runners alike! Peanut butter, cashew milk, rolled oats, a little bit of maple syrup and dark chocolate chips marinate overnight in the refrigerator. This naturally sweetened, easy to make breakfast never looked so good!View full post »

  • Julia MuellerMay 13, 2016 - 8:24 am

    Holy mackerel, I don’t know whether I should congratulate you or just give you a sympathetic nod of it’s-going-to-be-okay. Hats off to you for training for the Chicago marathon! I’m sure the whole process as well as the big day will be super rewarding. You’re inspiring me to sign up for an event – I haven’t done one in aaaages!

    This PB and C oatmeal looks fantastic! Definitely the perfect breakfast to get you fueled for a big training run. Have a great weekend, m’dear!ReplyCancel

    • ErinMay 23, 2016 - 8:58 pm

      Ha. I KNOW. That’s kind of how I feel about it, too. It’s going to be a great accomplishment, but getting there is going to be quite the journey. Here’s to great breakfasts before runs and for you registering for an event, too! Hooray!ReplyCancel

Toasted Pine Nut Green Beans make the BEST accompaniment for any weeknight meal! Steamed green beans are topped with toasted pine nuts and a diced shallot, then drizzled with olive oil. This vegan side dish is sure to be a winner at the dinner table.

Toasted Pine Nut Green Beans make the BEST accompaniment for any weeknight meal! Steamed green beans are topped with toasted pine nuts and a diced shallot, then drizzled with olive oil. This vegan side dish is sure to be a winner at the dinner table.View full post »

Could we take a second and marvel on the fact that it’s already MAY? How the heck have five months passed? How are we going to hit the halfway point of 2016 NEXT MONTH?

Time is flying, y’all, and today, I’m recapping my favorite things from the month of April. To recap, my potluck, as defined by the folks at Merriam-Webster is:

the regular meal available to a guest for whom no special preparations have been made… a communal meal to which people bring food to share —usually used attributively <a potluck supper>; whatever is offered or available in given circumstances or at a given time.

Around the end of every month, I write up a list of my (current) favorite things. While this list might not be a traditional “meal,” I hope to bring some unique products/entertainment/links/etc. that I’ve recently loved in the hopes that y’all will enjoy them, too.

Who’s ready to recap APRIL?

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  • AnneMay 9, 2016 - 8:47 am

    I’m not much of a tea drinker either but I do really like the Tazo vanilla caramel chai tea bags, which makes me think I should try the kind you mentioned! And new running gear is the best – exciting to have a training reason for it 🙂ReplyCancel

  • SanMay 9, 2016 - 12:37 pm

    Congrats on getting into the Chicago Marathon!! This is huge (have you run a marathon before?). I just signed up for my first half-marathon and I am excited.
    I have Brooks running shoes myself (Brooks Ghost 7) and I have a similar running bra (from Champion). I am intrigued by the running shirts (I need some new ones!) .ReplyCancel

Celebrate Kentucky Derby Week by whipping up homemade Blueberry Mint Juleps, a twist on the Churchill Downs traditional cocktail! Blueberry puree mixes with mint, sugar, hot water, a little lemon juice and bourbon to create this colorful summer drink.

Celebrate Kentucky Derby Week by whipping up homemade Blueberry Mint Juleps, a twist on the Churchill Downs traditional cocktail! Blueberry puree mixes with mint, sugar, hot water, a little lemon juice and bourbon to create this colorful summer drink.View full post »

  • Jenna @ A Savory FeastMay 4, 2016 - 9:59 am

    Ugh I wish I could have one of these right now! I love blueberry anything, but especially in a mixed drink. Saving this one for when I’m not pregnant!ReplyCancel

    • ErinMay 17, 2016 - 10:07 pm

      Oh man, Jenna! Save this for post-pregnancy because this is definitely something that’ll make for a lovely nightcap after the sweet baby goes down for the night!ReplyCancel

  • Abby @ WinsteadWanderingMay 4, 2016 - 10:45 am

    I’ve never had a mint julep, but I think I like your version better. It sounds so refreshing. And I LOVE those glasses!ReplyCancel

    • ErinMay 17, 2016 - 10:09 pm

      Thank you, Abby! This version is SO refreshing, and it’s nowhere near as in-your-face as a traditional julep. Also? Here are the glasses. (< -- affiliate link)ReplyCancel

  • Laura Jean GillelandMay 4, 2016 - 9:33 pm

    These look amazing!!! They would make a very refreshing summer drink! And the glasses are so awesome!ReplyCancel

    • ErinMay 17, 2016 - 10:10 pm

      Thank you, Laura Jean! This really IS such a refreshing summer drink, and those glasses give me heart eyes. Here are the glasses. (< -- affiliate link)ReplyCancel

  • Cristina @ I Say NomatoMay 5, 2016 - 5:17 pm

    Ummmm soooo I’m going to need a set of those glasses. Gorgeous! they just show off that gorgeous colour of the blueberry so well! Blueberry and mint is a combo I’ve never tried, it certainly sounds interesting (and yummy!)ReplyCancel

    • ErinMay 17, 2016 - 10:13 pm

      Oh, girl. If you want the glasses, you can have the glasses. (< -- affiliate link) I love the combination of mint and blueberry, so I hope you adore it, too, if you give this drink a shot! It's one of my recent favorites, and it's so refreshing for the warm summer months!ReplyCancel

  • Lecy | A Simpler GraceMay 5, 2016 - 10:03 pm

    Girl, you know the way to my heart! Love this twist on the julep and the glasses. (All hearts-eyes over here!)ReplyCancel

    • ErinMay 17, 2016 - 10:13 pm

      Thank you, Lecy! I love me a good twist on a Julep AND pretty barware. Seriously. Some of my favorite stuff.ReplyCancel

  • EliseMay 5, 2016 - 10:24 pm

    These sound so delicious and refreshing! – The glasses are pretty fabulous as well.ReplyCancel

    • ErinMay 17, 2016 - 10:14 pm

      Thank you, Elise! They are delicious and refreshing, and those glasses are some of my favorites!ReplyCancel

  • LorenaMay 10, 2016 - 10:02 pm

    They look absolutely gorgeous. The vibrant color is screaming: DRINK ME!!!ReplyCancel

    • ErinMay 17, 2016 - 10:17 pm

      Thank you, Lorena! They really do scream that, huh?ReplyCancel

Pork Carnitas Enchiladas are a delicious entree for any Cinco de Mayo get-together! Pork simmers in the slow cooker on low all day, then is sautéed with onion and green chiles. Once the filling is complete, roll it up in tortillas with some pepperjack cheese, slather them in spicy enchilada sauce and bake for this spectacular dish!

Pork Carnitas Enchiladas are a delicious entree for any Cinco de Mayo get-together! Pork simmers in the slow cooker on low all day, then is sautéed with onion and green chiles. Once the filling is complete, roll it up in tortillas with some pepperjack cheese, slather them in spicy enchilada sauce and bake for this spectacular dish!

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  • JuliaMay 2, 2016 - 7:57 am

    Yuuuuum! I could definitely use a pork enchilada or 4 on Cinco de Mayo…slash every day. These look marvelous! I hope your sinus infection goes away soon, dear!ReplyCancel

    • ErinMay 4, 2016 - 9:10 pm

      Thanks so much, Julia! You can’t beat a good enchilada in my book, and these are perfect for Cinco de Mayo/every day! Here’s to this pesky sinus infection going away soon. It’s still going strong, now 8 days in. :/ReplyCancel

  • KarlyMay 5, 2016 - 11:17 am

    Cinco De yes, please!! These are sure to be a crowd pleaser at any dinner table! YUM!ReplyCancel

  • EliseMay 6, 2016 - 4:05 pm

    Oh yum!!! I have a weakness for cheesy Mexican food and these have my mouth watering!!!ReplyCancel

  • Jenna @ A Savory FeastMay 6, 2016 - 4:41 pm

    Yum! I don’t cook with pork nearly enough, especially Mexican food. This is something I need to try!ReplyCancel

  • Cristina @ I Say NomatoMay 6, 2016 - 5:06 pm

    Ooooh, i love that you can make them in stages and put them in the fridge or freeze them. They look yummmyyyyy. (And I do love rain, but thunderstorms still make me a little on edge. When we were living in Louisiana last year I thought we were going to float away! No thank you! You guys can keep your torrential downpours down there!)ReplyCancel

  • Abby @ WinsteadWanderingMay 9, 2016 - 7:21 am

    These look so good! I don’t often cook with pork, just because we usually use chicken, but I LOVE peppers, onions, chiles, and pepperjack cheese. I might have to break out the crockpot this summer for these.ReplyCancel