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Thai-Style Pineapple Fried Rice with Beef

Thai Style Fried Rice with Beef | emilylevenson.com

Take your fried rice to the next level with this Thai-Style Pineapple Fried Rice with Beef. It’s super flexible and super delicious. The best part? It comes together in mere minutes. Every now and then, I stumble across a recipe on Pinterest that is, simply put, amazing. That’s not to say that I don’t find good recipes. Or things that we enjoy making on a regular basis. But AMAZING is hard to come by. Particularly when you have to avoid a whole lot of ingredients like eggs, tomatoes, peppers, sriracha, and chili sauce. So when I stumbled across a recipe for Thai Pineapple Fried Rice over at COOKIE + kate, I...

Stop stressing and start living the life you want.

Here are 5 things you can do right now to stop stressing and start living the life you want. Because no one wants to feel overwhelmed and anxious all the time. Want more out of life than feeling overwhelmed, anxious, and stressed out all the time? Are your health, your relationships, and your waistline paying the price? Loretta LaRoche had it right when she said that life isn’t a stress rehearsal. Stop stressing. Start living. Here are five things you can do right now to stop stressing and start living the life you want....

Pumpkin Brownies (Gluten Free, Vegan)

Pumpkin Brownies | gluten free, dairy free, nightshade free, egg free, vegan

It’s fall and that means pumpkin is finding it’s way into everything, including these dairy free, grain free, vegan pumpkin brownies. Your taste buds will thank you for being so damn festive.  I love brownies. As in LOVE. LOVE. LOVE. brownies. They are perhaps one of the greatest food inventions ever. The gooey chocolately awesomeness just cannot be replicated. Chocolate cake is great, but it’s NOT brownies. Chocolate mousse? Also great. Also not brownies. Chocolate cookies? Yeah. SO not brownies....

Balsamic Burgers with a Balsamic Glaze

Balsamic Burgers | nightshade free, dairy free, gluten free

B is for balsamic, beef, and burgers. Which come together beautifully in these deliciously simple (and simply delicious) balsamic burgers. And if beef isn’t your thing, feel free to kick it up a notch and drizzle the balsamic glaze on top of your favorite turkey, chicken, salmon, or veggie burger.  Burgers and I go WAY back. They were one of 5 things that I ate as a child, along with french fries, spaghetti, meatloaf, oven fried potatoes, and bologna and pickle roll-ups. (Yeah, I know that last one sounds disgusting. I was teased endlessly for it as a child.) I even ordered a burger and fries at a 4-star French restaurant, much to my...

Life is full of change, big and small, but growth is optional.

Life is full of change, but growth is optional. | emilylevenson.com

Change is a constant in life. Growth, however, has always been optional. Here are 6 things you can do to stay grounded and make it out to the other side alive. The one constant in my life these days is change. Juuuuuust when I think I’m getting a handle on things, it feels like the rug gets pulled out from under me and something new happens. The Babe learns a new skill, her sleep schedule (and therefor my work schedule) changes on a whim, my body decides it doesn’t tolerate eggs or tomatoes, or … food. With all of this change happening in my life on a regular basis, I’ve...