In true Shayla fashion, I forgot to update this thing. What’s funny is that I really enjoy writing even though I’m not particularly good at it. I’ve always taken a “whatever” approach to the things that I’m mediocre at. However, there is something I’m very good at doing and that’s what this post is about … Continue reading Really Healthy Banana Muffins
It was cold and rainy in New York City this past week. To warm up my belly without putting too much strain on my wallet, I decided to make dal. Dal is an Indian lentil stew and boy, is it good! Sometimes I get intimidated by making Indian dishes because of the number of … Continue reading Dal for Days
Weight Update: I’m at 169lbs (down from 181lbs)! Finally below 170! Only 4 more pounds until I reach my first goal. This is the slowest, most agonizing process but I have to keep going. Follow me on Instagram for more frequent updates. Happy Sunday everyone! It’s been a couple of weeks since my last post … Continue reading Can’t get any easier: Chia Pudding
This is a tough topic to bring up and I’ve decided to post my thoughts on it, raw and probably circular, on the internet. I feel some serious frustration towards myself for letting myself become overweight. I’ve pushed healthy food professionally and personally for so many years but I didn’t commit to what I was preaching. I … Continue reading A Story About Forgiving Yourself… Sort Of
Happy Sunday! I was thinking of featuring a favorite snack on Sundays. Thoughts? Today we’re chomping on roasted chickpeas. In the spirit of this wonderfully quick snack, I’ll keep today’s post short & sweet, but mostly savory. Roasted Chickpeas What You’ll Need: 1 large baking sheet lined with foil or parchment colander spatula Paper towels or a … Continue reading Sunday Snacks: Roasted Chickpeas
It’s finally happened. It’s taken years to be convinced that I could do it and all it took was a wonderful suggestion from my best friend. Let’s back up for a minute. I like granola. I usually like my granola with yogurt. I don’t like whole nuts or dried fruit in my yogurt. That limits a … Continue reading Oh my goodness, Granola!
Let’s pretend it’s summer. Well, if you were in the Northeast the past few days, it’s probably not all that difficult to imagine. We’ve had unseasonably warm weather and my feelings on it have been perfectly captured by Sarah Andersen. Back to what I was saying before. It’s warm out. You’re sick of salads. What … Continue reading Copycat Almond Butter Bliss