Sweet n’ Salty Easter Pops 1

~ Hiya! So here’s the thing.  I’m not a crafty mom.  I have my strengths… but they do not include the patience to sit and weave pot holders or finger paint Easter Bunny masks with my two-year-old.  So the fact that I made these Easter pops and dyed Easter eggs this year with my young-un’ […]

Easter Egg Pops

Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Frosting and Chocolate Ganache

Kelly’s Carbtastic Birthday Feast!

Last week I hosted a (long-overdue) birthday dinner for my brother’s sweet wife, Kelly.  And OH MAN, was it fabulous!  As is our family’s birthday custom, the birthday girl got to handpick the entire menu and was not required to take into account anyone else’s food preferences whatsoever!  She chose a very carbtastic meal, and […]


Events by Emily

I’ll be the first to admit that planning posh events is not one of my talents.  Need someone to teach you how to boil a chicken?  I’m your gal.  Want to know more about how to eat to prevent disease?  Bada bing… call me up.  I’d even go so far as to call myself creative […]

Events by Emily

Healthy Plant-Based Lunch Ideas

A Healthy Day in the Life… 8

I’ve been getting a funny question rather frequently lately… What does a typical day of meals/snacks look like for me? I suppose it isn’t that funny since I’ve made no secret about the fact that I’ve transitioned to eating mainly whole, plant foods, and have also cut out pretty much all added sugar. Not exactly […]


Pretty/Hungry + Golden Girl Granola (Giveaway!) 1

~ Some time ago I was asked to collaborate with Golden Girl Granola for a product review here on Pretty/Hungry!  I had never heard of the company before so I was very intrigued.  Afterall, it’s not easy to find a great granola… most of the brands I’ve tried are far too sweet, and are, of […]

The best granola I've ever tried, and I'm not even remotely kidding.

Vegetable Pasta Soup Vegan

Cozy Vegetable Pasta Soup 6

~ Meet Miss February. This soup is Miss February in the 2015 Pretty/Hungry Recipe Calendar. Have you snagged your copy yet?  Because it’s not too late.  (Although it’s kinda too late since we’re two months into 2015… but what I mean is, it’s not too late for you to get a calendar if you want […]


Pumpkin Coconut Soup 2

~ You might recall a recent Facebook post in which I sheepishly confessed that I just now removed the pumpkins from my porch.  (Yes, the ones I had out there to commemorate the Harvest season.  Yep, it’s February.)   I’m a mom of a 2-year old and a newborn, and I run two home businesses… what […]

Silky Coconut Pumpkin Soup

Stovetop Espresso and Morning Musings

Stove Top Espresso and Morning Musings 4

Some time ago, my mother-in-law gifted me with a little stove top espresso maker she bought in Italy.  (And technically, she bought it for *us*. But I feel that the bond between said espresso maker and myself has grown so deep that really it cannot truly belong to Chris as equally as it does to […]


Popeye and a Chocoholic Get in a Fist Fight 1

I’m a major smoothie girl! And so is my little one.  (Which is delightful to me because she considers smoothies to be a real treat and I’m happy to serve them up since they’re soooo good for her!) I’ve shared my Tropical Green Monster Smoothie with you before, and also my Post-Partum Super Smoothie.  But […]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie with Hidden Veggies (Aka: Popeye and a Chocoholic Get in a Fist Fight!)

Popped sorghum grains are high in protein and make the most adorable "mini popcorn!"

The Cutest Food on the Planet 1

I don’t know if you all have noticed but it has been a LOOOONG time since I’ve posted an actual recipe here for you.  The Kale Casserole doesn’t exactly count because I took those photographs about 3 months before our baby was born.  Since Ava’s arrival, it’s been a whole different story.  Lots of last […]


The Five Most Fabulous Foods of Fourteen!

Hi Friends! Have you enjoyed your holiday?  Have you slept late, sipped coffee, and effectively forgotten you ever had responsibilities beyond clearing away wrapping paper debris and loading/unloading the dishwasher?  I sincerely hope so.  My holiday has been thusly blissful. Among my favorite moments of the week was tonight, when my siblings and I decided […]

New Years 2015

Grief Recovery Retreat at Whitestone Country Inn

Are You Giving BIG This Year? 1

Do y’all remember when I wrote this post last year? To give you a short recap: My family suffered two huge losses at the end of 2013 and start of 2014.  Attempting to process those losses was a mind-boggling feat.  (To be truthful, my siblings and I didn’t have the slightest clue how to begin to […]


Wild Rice, Mushroom, & Kale Casserole 3

I’ve wanted to share this recipe with you for ages!  It’s one of my favorites… a go-to in our household. There’s just the small matter of these two babies I’ve been blessed with.  Most nights, they prohibit the making of any sort of proper dinner, and on the rare miraculous occasions when a meal does […]

Wild Rice, Mushroom, & Kale Casserole  #vegan

Metallic gold temporary tattoos

A Whimsical Giveaway! 23

The sweet folks over at Catching Fireflies recently approached me about featuring my Salted Caramel Mocha in a holiday-themed post called 6 Mocha Recipes to Warm Your Heart & Soul…..  How delightful!  I checked out the post and the recipes sure do look tempting.  I’m a mocha-lover through and through, and my 2-year-old can vouch […]


What’s on my Christmas list this year!

I pretty much always have a mental “Christmas List” going… how about you?  And I always love hearing what other people have on their lists, particularly if they are people whose style I admire.  My blogger friend, Natalie, posted her list the other day and it’s a great one! Today, I thought I’d share my list […]

My 2014 Beauty & Style Christmas List