During February I’ve been using the app My Fitness Pal to track my calories and exercise in order to lose weight (with the ultimate goal by 6 weeks to have enough stamina for my upcoming vacation!). When I filled out the app, they asked what my goals were and if I spent a majority of … More What Does Eating 1,500 Calories a Day Look Like?
Time certainly is flying! This Sunday, February 10 is the anniversary of my first post! I can’t believe it’s been five years since I’ve started this blog. There have definitely been some up and down moments (ahem, 2017), but within the past few months, I’ve put the wheels in motion to make this the type … More Blog Birthday! | 5th Anniversary
Today, Josh and I celebrate our three year anniversary! It’s a big milestone. We have a date planned for these evening, but most nights when we are together we try to make a meal that both of us will enjoy. It’s not always easy figuring out what to eat when you’re in a relationship with a … More Shared Meals that Satisfy Vegetarians and Carnivores
Posting this on January 1 because I still wanted to do a recap but the holidays were a priority! This year on the blog was pretty major. Especially these last few months, where I really kicked up my content. I created an editorial calendar so certain themes or topics would be posted on those corresponding … More Blog Year in Review 2018
Brooklyn Heights is one of my favorite neighborhoods because everything that you need is there: Trader Joe’s, Barnes & Noble, a movie theater, it’s so convenient. Thought the reason I spend the most time there is honestly, for the food. Here are a few places I’ve been to and loved! Shout out to my friend … More My Favorite Foodie Places in Brooklyn Heights
Maybe you’re panicking to think of a satisfying dish for a vegetarian guest, or perhaps you’re trying to be healthy, or need a quick option for a vegetarian. These are my favorites that I like to make for my Thanksgiving table. I would love to hear other options if you have suggestions in the comments! … More Favorite Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes
Shout out to my friends who live in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn for showing me the joys of hanging out in Bay Ridge–the food! These are my favorite places to go for a good bite! My favorite coffee shop… Cocoa Grinder View this post on Instagram May the Coffee kick in before reality does ☕️ #CocoaGrinder … More My Favorite Foodie Places in Bay Ridge
Catch up: Chapter 1. I’m still struggling with the idea that this book is only for women. How frustrating to me that a woman will be “throwing together a dinner party” and her husband/boyfriend/significant other is just lounging on the couch! I would definitely try to split the set-up/prep. Throwing a dinner party takes a lot of … More Modern Girl’s Guide To Life: Hosting a Dinner Party
When the craving strikes, it’s time to act! Ingredients for this are pretty simple, as are my tastes. I didn’t bother to make a dipping sauce, but there are plenty of websites who can provide instructions for that as well. I followed this recipe I found on Pinterest. Ingredients: Wonton wraps, found in most … More Cream Cheese Wontons
Guys, in case you haven’t noticed, there have been some changes to my blog! New URL! I am retiring the hahanella.com URL in place of heather-allen.com. It’s more streamlined and professional. I’ve actually been holding on to the heather-allen.com URL for a while and I was planning on starting a separate website. It was only … More Blog Updates!