BLT Chopped Salad with Basil Green Goddess Dressing BLT Chopped Salad with Basil Green Goddess Dressing

There’s a new craving I’ve been having these last few weeks. Nothing wonky or totally nuts or anything…just for salad! How convenient considering I’ve gained a lot of weight this pregnancy lots of people are looking for new and healthy recipes for their new years resolutions {…not that bacon and blue cheese are healthy options, but there’s KALE!}

I’m in the very last stages of this pregnancy {2 weeks left!!!} and besides feeling nauseous from time to time, I crave NOTHING. Bowls of plain cheerios with unsweetened almond milk are where it’s at these days. That and toast. And maybe a grapefruit.

I’m a simple gal, really.

Except for this last week when all I wanted was salad. I made this Falafel Salad Bowl and devoured that in no time and then used every veggie in my fridge to dip into this homemade ranch and then I made this little gem of a lunch: BLT Chopped Salad with Basil Greek Goddess Dressing. Bacon in anything is basically a slam dunk in my book, but this dressing……YOU GUYS! Just hook me up to the IV and walk away. The creamy-garlicky-basily situation happening with all the chopped goodies in the salad were making me never want to eat anything but this salad for the rest of time. If I were to marry a salad, this would be the lucky winner.

If loving salad is wrong, I don’t want to be right.

I cannot put into words how much I crave this salad now and how freaking good it is besides just saying I CRAVE THIS SALAD and IT’S SO FREAKING GOOD.

Falafel Salad Bowls Falafel Salad Bowls

For a while now I’ve been a little obsessed with falafel.

I think it started when I was in my first trimester sick as a dog. Nothing could be stomached. Except maybe a few sips of orange juice and an egg white mcmuffin. And then out of the blue a falafel salad from Euro House.

With pregnancy, I’ve come to not ask questions about my weird cravings.

Anyways, I love a good falafel, especially when wrapped in fresh, warm, homemade pita {specifically from Euro House}.

This is beginning to sound like a sponsored post. I assure you the owners of Euro House have no clue who I am.

The point is, me and falafel, falafel and me, have a short lived history that is proving to be not so good for my ever expanding caboose. Some would blame pregnancy, some would blame the obscene amounts of Greek Food I consume. Either way, the winds are a changing.

Loaded Smashed Potatoes Loaded Smashed Potatoes

Hello, friends! Happy Friday :)

Today, I’m writing this post from my in-laws house. Brooke had yesterday and today off of school because of parent teacher conferences so we decided to get the heck out of town and visit Grandma and Grandpa Brennan.

As I type, my husband and his Dad are watching an Oregon football game and I am nearly dying inside because of boredom.

I just cannot for the life of me get into football. No matter how much I try, by the second quarter I usually end up online shopping browsing Pinterest for football food.

Do these smashed loaded potatoes qualify as football food? I’d like to think so. They’re like potato skins that aren’t hollowed out but still topped with all the yummy goodies you’d typically find within a potato skin.

Lauren’s Famous Butter Rice Lauren’s Famous Butter Rice

So, here lies the recipe that a lot of you have been asking about on social media {mostly Instagram}! It’s time for my famous butter rice recipe! I ended up posting it over at Ebay since I’m doing a *leetle* freelance work with them.

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