Like many, I’ve been working from home the last few weeks. Also like many, it’s taking some adjusting. It’s hard on my mind and body, especially because we don’t have space for a home office. If you too are having a hard time adjusting logistically, mentally, or physically, this post might be helpful. All links are shoppable, so please don’t go out to pick these things up! Just shop from the comfort and safety of home.
If you’re wondering what “Black Forest” means, then I have a cake to introduce you to. A Black Forest Cake is chocolate-covered cherries in cake form: chocolate cake, cherries, and whipped cream. This Black Forest Protein Smoothie was inspired by that cake, and I love it because it seriously tastes like dessert… BUT IT’S BREAKFAST!
First of all, get your mind out of the gutter because what I’m talking about some good old-fashioned, wholesome fun you and your roommate/spouse/partner/person-who-is-stuck-inside-with-you can do to put down the phone, step away from the news, and enjoy some quality time together inside as we continue to try to flatten the curve.
So… you’re stuck inside. Now what? Well, I’ve got your solution… maybe. To be honest, this list probably has a lot of films and shows you’ve already seen, but I’m throwing it out there anyways. It’s mostly light-hearted shows and movies because I feel like that’s what I need right now, and maybe you do too.
What a week. In just a few short days we went from hearing that Italy was shutting down due to COVID-19 to shutting down ourselves. So what does this all mean? Well, it probably means you’re going to be spending a bit more time inside than usual, and you might be going stir-crazy because of it. I put together of things I’m doing to keep myself occupied, positive, and somewhat sane during all of this. I hope it helps you too.
Is there any better way to celebrate any imaginable occasion than to bake a cake infused with the liquid embodiment celebration itself? I think not. This Champagne + Almond Cake combines the subtle tastes of champagne with the gently sweet creaminess of almond. This delicately sweet duo is the perfect cake for Valentine’s Day, an anniversary, a birthday, New Years, or, you know… a Tuesday.
I was so happy to see how much love my Apple Carrot + Ginger Juice post got! Since so many people were thirsty for more, I’ve got another freshly-squeezed recipe for you today. My Green Juice may not sweet, but it’s bursting with nutrients and flavor. This isn’t your average celery juice, and that’s exactly why I love it.
This chicken dinner is a real winner! It doesn’t take much time and only dirties a few dishes. It’s an inexpensive and flavorful meal that’s perfect for those busy weeknights.
My Instant Pot Tortellini Soup is full of flavor, beautiful bright veggies, plump tortellini, and is a little bit creamy. It’s one of our favorite soups come soup season, and with the Instant Pot, it’s ready in a flash. If you don’t own an Instant Pot, I’ve included steps for making it in a crockpot.
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are one of my all-time favorite candies, and putting them in cookie form and including browned butter? Oh man. If someone stole one of these cookies from the cookie jar, it was probably me… and it was definitely more than one.