This Friday 4.15.16

{dreaming of these donuts and wishing they’ll magically appear in my kitchen}


Happy Friday lovelies! Whew, I’m certainly glad to be saying that!

I’m extra excited for this weekend because I’m heading to Philadelphia to visit my sister! It’s been yearssss since I’ve been to Philly and quite a while since my older sister and I have had some quality one-on-one time, so needless to say, I’m pretty pumped.

What are your plans this weekend? Anyone else going on a weekend trip? Staying home and relaxing? Well, regardless, here are my favorite link and recipes from the week! See you on Monday πŸ™‚


…5 things i made this week…

  1. this spicy cauliflower power bowl. one of my absolutely favs STILL to this day.
  2. this 30 minute cajun salmon with salted lime butter. ohhhh i totally have a new favorite salmon recipe now!
  3. this creamy superfood berry smoothie. one of my favorite smoothie combinations!
  4. these green goddess quinoa spring rolls. i could eat these every day of the week. for realz.
  5. these avocado quinoa harvest bowls. simple bowls like these are how i get through my week!


…5 things i’ve loving this week…

  1. i’m finally on SNAPCHAT!! yeah, i know i’m seriously late to the party. search me @pumpkinandpb and let’s be friends!
  2. so i made this kind-of-awesome recipe flop this weekend in the form of slightly burned granola and we’ve been seriously obsessed with it this week. anyone else made a fantastic flop lately???
  3. first photos from the gilmore girls revival are up! DID YOU SEE THEM YET?!?
  4. speaking of binge-worthy tv shows… the unbreakable kimmy schmidt season 2 comes out today!!!! who else is super psyched?!?
  5. i’m still on a smoothie kick and it’s been so much fun experimenting with new flavors! what’s your favorite combination?


…5 recipes i’m dying to try…

  1. these sushi burrito bowls. i love sushi so much, but i’m kinda afraid of rolling it. this looks like a perfectly delicious alternativeΒ πŸ˜‰
  2. this tasty teriyaki veggie burger. love the ingredients in this burger. definitely a must try!
  3. this chana dal with cauliflower, cashews, and coconut milk. that’s a bowl of comfort right there.
  4. these clean eating girl scout cookies tagalong bars. ohhhhmyyyygooodnesss. yes, just yes.
  5. these peanut butter chia seed cookies. simple, delicious, lightened up peanut butter cookies. sign me up!



Hi, I’m Liz and this is my food blog where I share my love of healthy foods and whole ingredients. You will find mostly vegetarian dishes, plenty of sweets, and lots of love from this little kitchen in Durham, North Carolina!


  1. Yay!! Sister time is the BEST! I hope you have SO much fun!! πŸ™‚ I’m WAY too excited about this Gilmore Girls revival….and those pics just made me want to watch it!!!!!! Have a great weekend! πŸ™‚

    • Me too!! Every time I see an article or a photo sneak peak I get so freaking excited! Does it have a release date yet? Thanks so much Laura!

    • Thanks so much Rebecca! Hope you have a great weekend too!

  2. mmm all those recipes sound great. and i know, i JUST got on snapchat too…. so late to the game. oops!
    my fav smoothie bowl combination is generally bananas or blueberries with matcha!

    • Ohhh I’ll have to find you on there! I feel like I still have no idea what I’m doing on Snapchat haha!

  3. Sister time is the best time! You’ll have so much fun, Liz! That doughnut? Yaaas! I’d like on on the ready too. This weekend? Farmers market, pulling weeds, movie night and baking a beet red velvet cake for my Sister’s Birthday Picnic on Sunday! πŸ˜€ I’ll have to give that smoothie recipe a go.. my favorite has oranges in it and citrus will be coming to a close soon! Have a beautiful weekend Liz and I hope you enjoy that Chana Dal!

    • Sounds like you’ll be having a wonderful weekend too, Traci! That beet red velvet cake sounds incredible. Can’t wait to try your Chana Dal!

  4. I love this!! Girl, I’m so impressed with all these yummy, healthy things you made!! That cauliflower bowl you made looks AMAZING!! And I need that salmon in my life! Hope that you have so much fun in Philly with your sis!!
    xoxo Cailee!

    • Hahaha weekend food prep saves my life! The salmon is incredible— I totally recommend making it, like, tonight πŸ˜‰ Thanks so much Cailee!

  5. YES GILMORE GIRLS AHHH!!! Okay, I seriously have to try both the donuts and the spring rolls. On my recipe to-do list! πŸ™‚ Have so much fun with your sister!!!

    • Thanks Lucia!! Definitely try them both– SO SO good!

  6. Hooray for Kimmy!! Jesse won’t watch it so I’m kind of hoping he says he’s going out of doesn’t want to watch tv one night next week so I can watch it, hahaha! πŸ˜›

    Hope you have an awesome weekend, girl!

    • Nate won’t watch it either!! I just binge it while he studies πŸ˜‰ You too girl!

  7. Ah that Cajun Salmon with Salted Lime Butter sounds so delicious! Am going to bookmark that one. Am so excited for the Gilmore Girls revival too- I recently got into Parenthood and it is Lauren Graham amazingness all over the place too, think you would like it!

    If you’re on a smoothie kick, try out my power greens smoothie for a nutritious and seriously yummy smoothie– it’s one I share with all my training clients!

    • I adore that recipe! It’s definitely become a staple in my kitchen. I’ve never watched Parenthood before but I’ve heard great things about it— maybe I’ll have to start that show next!

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