My Pretty Brown Fit + Eats

RECIPES

  • Cucumber Sunset Margarita

    This refreshing Cucumber Sunset Margarita is made with tequila, fresh cucumbers, cilantro, and lime with a hint of mango puree. The perfect way to celebrate summer! Well…Hello Summer! We have so many reasons to celebrate over here: new beginnings, blessings on blessings, and it’s summertime! I will always find a reason to celebrate regardless and […] Read more…

  • Juneteenth + Recipes to Celebrate

    Juneteenth is a time of celebration, reflection, and gratitude. Let’s dive in and explore the day, a few of my favorite recipes, the culture, and the history.  I’m so excited to celebrate Juneteenth this year now more than ever. We celebrate this day with events, family gatherings, festivals, music, food, dancing, spiritual services, and the […] Read more…

  • Southern Style Baked Beans Made from Plants

    Southern Baked Beans with (Plant-Based) Ground Beef

    These Southern Baked Beans are made with a delicious, whiskey maple BBQ sauce, ground burger made from plants, onions, bell peppers, jalapeños, brown sugar and flavors to make your summer BBQ or family gathering a hit!  It is officially BBQ, grilling, and stick your toes in the sand season! This year is flying by and […] Read more…

  • Kale Celebration Vegetable Salad with Walnuts

    This Kale Celebration Salad is a beautiful array of colorful vegetables, crunchy walnuts, and delicious flavor! The perfect salad for entertaining, an easy midweek meal, or a family gathering. It can be served as a side dish or a meal.  One thing I’ve been obsessed with lately is plant-forward, meat-alternatives like nuts. I prefer pecans […] Read more…

HEALTH + FITNESS

  • Staying Active With #OnePeloton – Yes, It’s Worth It!

    Staying active with Peloton. Where do I begin? From cycling, meditation, yoga, and walking. One of the best investments I ever made. Yes, it’s worth it! I don’t know about you, but this quarantine tried to do a number on me mentally, emotionally, and physically—but I kept praying about it. I woke up a few […] Read more…

  • Back on the Bike: BHM Celebration Ride

    And just like that, I’m back on the bike! I know a few people were wondering what happened to all of my Peloton posts on Instagram (mainly my IG stories). I was still around, just not on the bike — but I was still taking other classes. I’ve been taking meditation, walking, and I even […] Read more…

  • Mama Didn’t Raise No Quitter

    For the first time in 3.5 years I hit the trail. It felt so surreal. It also felt good to be back at the place where I trained for all of my half and full marathons. I got in over 3+ miles and did my first Peloton outdoor class with Selena Samuela! I really enjoyed […] Read more…

  • Peloton: 17-Week Update

    GETTING OUT OF MY COMFORT ZONE I decided to get out of my comfort zone and take Christine D’Ercole’s 60 min HRZ (Heart Rate Zone) Threshold Ride. I really enjoy my rides with her. It’s like my “Saturday Long Run” ride…slow and steady. You feel like you’re riding with a friend. I’ll definitely be revisiting […] Read more…

PLANT-BASED

  • Southern Style Baked Beans Made from Plants

    Southern Baked Beans with (Plant-Based) Ground Beef

    These Southern Baked Beans are made with a delicious, whiskey maple BBQ sauce, ground burger made from plants, onions, bell peppers, jalapeños, brown sugar and flavors to make your summer BBQ or family gathering a hit!  It is officially BBQ, grilling, and stick your toes in the sand season! This year is flying by and […] Read more…

  • Kale Celebration Vegetable Salad with Walnuts

    This Kale Celebration Salad is a beautiful array of colorful vegetables, crunchy walnuts, and delicious flavor! The perfect salad for entertaining, an easy midweek meal, or a family gathering. It can be served as a side dish or a meal.  One thing I’ve been obsessed with lately is plant-forward, meat-alternatives like nuts. I prefer pecans […] Read more…

  • Lemon-Pepper Roasted Cauliflower

    This roasted cauliflower is the perfect way to celebrate spring and summer! Crispy cauliflower with lemon and garlic with bursts of fun flavors. A delicious compliment to any meal. So much has happened over the past month or so, but just know I’ve still been in the kitchen creating. I celebrated my birthday (and I’m […] Read more…

  • Surf and Turf Burgers

    These fun burgers are a unique and festive celebration of flavors and textures. Shrimp, sautéed vegetables, melted cheese, and a burger made from plants. The true definition of Surf and Turf! Warm weather is here and I couldn’t be more excited! Being in a “paradigm” has completely shifted how I view the warmer months. Fall […] Read more…

PLANT LIFE!

  • Varnish + Vine Cactus Pop-Up Experience

    Late last summer, I stopped by the Varnish + Vine Cactus Pop-Up here in Birmingham. I may or may not have lost it. In a good way, of course! Botanica, the cutest plant shop, hosted V+V which is pretty much how I discovered them. You probably know by now that I was on a search for the […] Read more…

  • Blooming in the New Normal

    I think we can agree that we all need a little joy in our lives. I’ve said time and time again, this quarantine has opened my eyes to so many things that I’ve taken for granted. I was sharing with a friend how I could count on one hand how many times that I sat […] Read more…

RUN DISNEY

  • Finding Magic During the Quarantine

    Some days I am inspired. Some days I am not. Some days I am full of joy. Some days I just want to cry. Some days I can’t even put into words my emotions of the reality that we are living in. It’s A LOT. At times. I feel—and I’m okay with that. These are […] Read more…

  • Your Journey Is Yours

    So I shared a post on Global Running Day, and I thought…why not share it here. I wasn’t even going to post that day, but the day was a reminder of the joy that running brought into my life before my new normal. And although the journey to getting back has been extremely difficult, I […] Read more…

LIFESTYLE

  • A Legacy of Hope

    The gift of organ donation will create a Legacy of Hope by helping to save lives and make an impact for generations to come. This post is sponsored by Legacy of Hope, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. I first learned about organ donation and its impact when I was in […] Read more…

  • Small and Local Businesses to Support this Holiday Season

    Finding unique and fun gift ideas for family and friends is also a perfect way to show support to small businesses. This pandemic has completely rearranged how I spend my money and where I spend my money. There are businesses that will continue to flourish, but we cannot forget about our small businesses, especially local. […] Read more…

BIRMINGHAM EATS

  • The Best Catfish in Birmingham

    I was in college when I was introduced to catfish—and LOVED it! Now, before you say…”you never ate catfish growing up?” Let me explain. My Mom and Dad used to cook catfish, but for whatever reason (perhaps me being a picky eater *shrug*), I only ate Perch and Whiting mostly. I do remember the good […] Read more…

  • NOLA in the Magic City – Ruby Sunshine Brunch!

    If you’ve been following me for any amount of time, you know how much I love the city of New Orleans. You also probably know that I have fallen in love with a new brunch spot in town called Ruby Sunshine! Ruby Sunshine is an all-day brunch concept born out of New Orleans! My love […] Read more…