Less Fruit, Not Gross Berry Green Smoothie

I don’t really make New Year's resolutions for the obvious reasons: “Resolving” to do things stresses me out and makes me feel guilty when I inevitably stumble. With that said, I do tend to ramp up my goal-/intention-/whatever-setting come January 1. Yes, I write down big picture goals—you know, the “get tv show, pose for Maxim, launch non-judgy Goop empire” type stuff—but I also note a handful of small, realistic lifestyle tweaks I’d like to make on the daily. Because we like to overshare here, this is my 2018 list: Hang your pants! And make sure they stay hanging! Drink more water. (Not LaCroix.) Stop using your phone 1 hour before bed. You’re an addict. Cut your hair cut more than twice a year. Call your parents more. You’re not that busy. Stop following people on social media that annoy you/make you...
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Mexican Sweet Potato and Black Bean Stew with Quinoa and Kale

I don’t know if it’s the extreme cold in NYC, the move, or the fact that my roommate has been out of town a lot recently, but I realized yesterday that I’ve spun quiiiite the self-soothing cocoon over the past few weeks. It’s nice in here. Cozy. Not super exciting, but that’s kind of the point. Just in case we’re similar creatures, I’m gonna dish on my cocoon should you wish to borrow its threads to build your own. (This metaphor is already out of hand, but roll with your weird blog lady, dammit.) Inside the cocoon, leggings and turtlenecks are all the rage. Baths are a little boozier warmer and longer, and all entertainment is of the familiar/nostalgic variety. (I’m currently re-watching Grey’s Anatomy from the beginning and listening to Harry Potter audiobooks on shuffle.) It is acceptable to brave the...
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Salad with Chicken, Roasted Grapes and Manchego

Did I tell you I moved? I talk about it all the time on Instagram, but I can’t remember if I mentioned it here. My brain feels mushy. Sooo… Guess what?!!! I MOVED. Two weeks ago, my roommate and I packed up all our earthly possessions and relocated (a whole 5 blocks!) to some brand new digs. Just to be Captain Obvious, moving is weird, and hard, and bittersweet. We outgrew our last apartment a while ago, so I was Logan-style psyched for the move, but when the day came to physically pack up and leave? Craziness and emotions alllllll over the place. First of all, nothing reminds one of her hoarding tendencies quite like packing, and I was forced to ask myself the tough questions. Why do I own so many socks? (I could don a different pair of socks every day for...
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30+ Delicious Whole30 Recipes

I’ve never done The Whole30. Have you? Did you like it?? Are you doing it right now??? (If so, you go, Glen Coco! You crushing it!) On the off chance you’re not familiar with The Whole30, it’s basically a 30-day elimination diet. The premise is that cutting out the most common inflammatory food groups for one month will knock out damaging cravings and help you form better/healthier habits by increasing your awareness of the foods you’re eating. The no-no foods include: alcohol, added sugar (real or artificial), grains, legumes, dairy, carrageenan, MSG, and sulfites. Even though I’ve never done The Whole30—it hinders my recipe testing ability—I do think it makes a lot of sense. (I already limit sugar, caffeine, and alcohol because I have ANXIETY.) And based on the intel I’ve gleaned from social media, people looooove...
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Butternut and Brussels Sprout Breakfast Quesadillas

Sup, friends? We survived the first few days of 2018!! How you feeling? I hope you’re keeping it together amidst NEW YEAR, NEW YOU madness (so intense) and not crying on Master Cleanse or sacrificing your firstborn child for a Peloton bike. Today is a very exciting day, and one of my favorite blog events of the year, because I get to empty mah nets!!!! In case you’re not familiar with this fabulous tradition, “emptying the nets” is the cathartic exercise of writing out the year’s highs and lows in the hope of basking in the positives and allowing the negatives to fuck off into the ether (and never return). It allows me to reflect, organize my thoughts and goals for the coming months, and start the New Year on a high note. It also happens to be my favorite...
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Domesticate ME!’s Top 10 Recipes of 2017

Happiest of New Years, friends!! I hope you had fabulous and festive and relaxing holidays. How we feeling about 2018? I feel good. It’s cold as shit in NYC, and I think I’m getting sick (my roommate is currently dying), but it’s all fine because I loooove me the first week of January. It just feels SO FRESH AND SO CLEAN. A blank slate, if you will. I’m not big on resolutions, but I do enjoy some light goal setting, so I’ve been writing lots of things down in a Word Doc titled, You Better Do This In 2018. And I’m 99% sure this is gonna be my year!!! (For the record, I say this every year. I think is healthy and motivational?) I’ve also been listening to a lot of “Work, Bitch” this week. Highly recommend. On Friday we’ll be honoring...
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10 Crowd-pleasing Holiday Brunch Recipes

It seems mildly surreal that Christmas is in FIVE days, people. Truth be told, I’m extremely behind on my Christmas Activities list, but I plan to remedy that over the next few days. The time crunch means that I will now have to do many of the activities simultaneously, but that’s okay. Wrapping presents drunk on mulled wine and stuffed with three different types of cookies while watching Elf, singing carols, and opening 20+ days on an advent calendar in my Christmas onesie will be super fun. I was born to multitask! How are you doing on your Holiday activities/to-dos? More importantly, have you decided on your festive menus yet?? If not (no judgment), I’ve got some ideas for fun apps and drinks, and I always recommend working a slow-roasted beef tenderloin in somewhere. (The Read More >>

Pumpkin-Pecan Pie Truffles

Last week my roommate had his company holiday party, which just so happened to be a New York City pizza tour. First of all, snaps to the genius that came up with this glorious idea. I can’t say for sure because I’ve never been to an office holiday party (#selfemployment), but I imagine spending an evening with coworkers on a party bus that makes multiple stops at New York’s finest pizza joints > drinking eggnog in an office building. Wait, should I throw a Domesticate ME! holiday party? Maybe?? I do have a sequin dress that reads as “boss with her hair down.” Nevermind, we can talk about that later. Anyhoo, what I found most intriguing about Logan’s enthusiastic recap of the pizza tour extravaganza was the story of its fearless leader, Scott. Scott is a “pizza expert” and is renowned...
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Butternut Squash Brown Rice with Fontina and Thyme

Last Sunday, I accompanied my roommate to see the Vienna Boys' Choir at Carnegie Hall. I don’t know much about choirs, but apparently these kids are super famous, and some friends recommended we see them live. I tend to trust others' fancy musical opinions (because I have none!) and was therefore excited for these Viennese kids to knock my seasonal socks off. Perhaps seeing choirs would be my new hobby! As my current hobbies include #lobbyselfies, bathing, and testing Goop products, adding something musical/cultural would be uncharacteristically adult. Like I said, I don’t know much about choirs, and I mostly pictured these boys as the children’s choir from Sister Act 2. I was also told they would sing a lot of Christmas carols, which I very much enjoy. So, when I woke up Sunday hungover as fuuuuuck slightly under the weather from...
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2017 Holiday Gift Guide for Dudes

The chefs/domestic enthusiasts and the beauty fanatics are covered on the holiday present front, but I left out a very important category of giftees: DUDES. Maybe it’s just me, but I’ve always found shopping for men to be slightly more difficult than shopping for women. Is it just that they’re less open about the things they want? Or they don’t get as pumped about receiving a new pair of leggings or a hundredth candle as I do? Whatever the reason, finding the perfect present for dads, brothers, roommates, and lovahhhhs can be a bitch, so I thought we’d round out this week’s trio of gift guides with a boss list of presents...
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