Hiking in Norway: Flåm & Aurland

hike Norway fjords

For those that haven’t yet read my Bergen, Norway blog post, you should do so now! This post is a continuation of me and Cody’s adventure in Norway. It mostly goes over the ‘hiking in Norway’ day we had in… Read More

Bergen, Norway

bergen, Norway

It’s that time again! Time for another blog post of my most recent travel adventure. This time it’s about me and my boyfriend Cody’s vacation to Norway! I decided to split my travel diaries for Norway into 3-4 posts. Two… Read More

Super Fudgy Brownies

super fudgy brownies

I wasn’t sure what to cool this post. 3 ingredient brownies? 20 minute brownies? How about…SUPER FUDGY BROWNIES. Because they are super rich, decadent, fudgy, thick, and ultra chocolatey – just as brownies should be! The ingredients for these brownies… Read More

Spicy Lentil Curry With Roasted Eggplant

spicy lentil curry

So, I was craving Indian food the other day, and thought I would try my hand at making something like a dhal curry. I have to say, the end result may be one of the most delicious things I’ve made… Read More

Vegan Green Bean Casserole

vegan green bean casserole

It’s that time of the year again! Time to get out our comfort food recipes, our warm-weather dishes, and best Holiday creations. Well, this recipe checks all those boxes! Except this vegan green bean casserole dish isn’t an unhealthy “comfort… Read More

Veggie No-Fried Rice

veggie no-fried rice

I was talking with my older sister the other day, and she mentioned how her and her fiance recently decided to start meal-prepping at the beginning of the week. She was interested in trying recipes that were easy and healthy… Read More

Superfood Pesto Pasta

superfood pesto pasta

Why is this called superfood pesto pasta? Eh, because I felt like it. 🙂 Ok, ok, there is a small story behind this dish. When Cody and I returned from Norway we had an 11 hour layover in the Orlando… Read More

Easy Homemade Salsa 2 Ways

easy homemade salsa

I love making fresh salsa. It’s so simple to do, and it stores really well in the refridgerator to be used all week. Today’s post is for 2 easy homemade salsa recipes that I make often. A roasted tomato &… Read More

Sugar Free Peach Crisp

sugar free peach crisp

Now that I’m back from my trip to Norway, I’m in my kitchen and inventing new recipes again. It feels so good! Obviously I ate out at restaurants quite a bit on vacation, so getting back into my normal healthy… Read More

Why I Don’t Cook With Olive Oil

olive oil

It’s been awhile since I wrote a Lifestyle post on Spartan Life, so I thought I would take this week to do so! Today’s topic: Why I don’t cook with olive oil. But olive oil is healthy! It contains the… Read More

Easy Whole Wheat Bread

oil free whole wheat bread

Easy whole wheat bread is something I’ve been searching for, for a long time now. I loooove bread, especially fresh baked bread, hot out of the oven, warm and soft on the inside, with a nice hard crust on the… Read More

White & Pinto Bean Tomatillo Soup

white & pinto bean tomatillo soup

I’ve been so excited lately because the weather has slowly been transitioning into fall. Not only is it my favorite season for all of the beautiful colors outside, and fun outdoor activities, but also for the food! This white &… Read More