Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Zucchini Lasagna

Many are surprised to learn that I suffered from gestational diabetes during my pregnancy. I've found that a lot of people have misconceptions about gestational diabetes, such as believing that only those who are overweight and/or have unhealthy eating habits can get it.  While those factors can be a cause, some people (like myself), just have rotten (genetic) luck, and get it regardless of our life choices.  I would get so upset when I would hear women saying that they weren't worried about their gestational diabetes test, because they ate healthy or hadn't gained a lot of pregnancy weight.  It made me feel as if it was MY fault for having gestational diabetes; like I was already failing as a mother, before my child was even born.  

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake

If you've been following my blog lately, it's pretty clear that I'm on a cheesecake kick. My guilt-free basic cheesecake recipe is just so easy and quick to make, and it's been fun thinking up new types of cheesecake to bake.  This past week I decided to add in some frozen raspberries, and it was delicious.  Please note that if you make these, it will not have a completely smooth creamy consistency--it will have a raspberry consistency.  You know, since it's pureed with raspberries and all. :)  Feel free to substitute your favorite frozen fruit instead of raspberries.  I bet it would be great with blueberries!  This is a great way to sneak healthy fruits into your kid's (or husband's) dessert.  

Friday, November 15, 2013

I Love Athens Georgia

50 Things I Love About Athens

I have lived in Athens, Georgia for eight years now, making it the longest I have lived anywhere in my entire life.  Usually after a few years of residence, I start itching for a change of scenery.  However, against all odds, I have found myself feeling happily settled here in Athens.  Perhaps I shouldn't have been so surprised, considering there are so many wonderful and unique aspects of this great town.  After reflecting on these qualities, I feel compelled to share some of the reasons I love Athens so much.   

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Skinny Pumpkin Cheesecake Squares

The leaves in Georgia are finally turning red and yellow, allowing it to finally feel like fall.  In celebration, I immersed myself in the current pumpkin-craze, and whipped up a Skinny Pumpkin Cheesecake.  Like my other skinny cheesecake recipes, it's low in calories yet somehow still creamy and delicious.  Best of all, it is seriously a breeze to make.