Maple Roasted Brussel Sprout Quinoa Salad

Maple Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Quinoa, Dried Cranberries, and Slivered Almonds. It's vegan, gluten free, and a perfect Thanksgiving side dish!

Look at me, posting a Thanksgiving recipe before the holiday! I’m never that organized. This weekend went by so fast with working, cooking, and let’s be honest, Pinteresting. It’s a black hole when I log on.. suddenly an hour went by and all I did was look at cool font roundups, portrait photography ideas, and […]

Recipe ReDux: Vegan Lentil Sloppy Joes

Vegan Lentil Sloppy Joes - all the flavor of traditional without the meat!-4

My OCD is having major problems posting a recipe on Fashion Friday. But today is the 21st, which means it’s time for a Recipe ReDux! Here is this month’s theme: A Food Memory For Which You Are Thankful In the US, November marks the Thanksgiving holiday. But many of us are especially thankful for food […]

Seed and Wheat Bread

Homemade Seed and Wheat Bread on theyoopergirl.com-11

This post is sponsored by Red Star Yeast, but all opinions expressed are solely my own!   Absolutely nothing beats the smell of freshly baking bread in a warm house while snow is lightly falling to the ground. Except maybe cinnamon rolls baking. I always thought bread only came from the supermarket. Who knew you could […]

Fashion Friday {11/10 – 11/13}

cute winter outfit-2

I have some pretty awesome news…. I bought a Mac!! I’ve been wanting one since, like, ever, and I’m so blessed to be able to have nice things like this. Here are my outfits from this week (editing using Lightroom!! still figuring that one out!) and also, notice the snow… Monday shirt: lauren conrad pants: […]

WIAW – Snow Day!

hot cereal and green smoothie

WIAW… it’s been a long time!  Yesterday was a snow day! I woke up before my alarm even went off (that never happens) so I went out for a short run before the sun even rose. I only needed 3 layers I lied on Monday when I said basketball is starting. Practice has been cancalled the past two […]

One Bowl Vegan Banana Bread

one bowl vegan banana bread ~ theyoopergirl.com

Basketball practice starts today! For the next four months my life will revolve around shooting, rebounding, playing defense (and team dinners:). I’ll admit, it has been weird these past few weeks to not have a sports practice after school! Basketball is a totally different mindset (and training) than cross country but I’m ready to ball. […]