Slow-Cooker Eggplant Chana Masala Recipe

Slow-Cooker Eggpland Chana Masala Recipe

Mark and I finally got a slow-cooker.

As anyone with a slow-cooker knows (or anyone who’s even heard about slow-cookers knows), it’s a game-changer in terms of easily putting together a meal of substantial size. Basically, you just throw your ingredients into this big tub, turn it on and a few hours later your meal is ready.

Honestly, I’m mad this thing wasn’t a part of my life sooner because that’s about as much effort as I’m ever willing to put into preparing a meal. My only beef with it is that it’s not a fast-cooker. If it could all be that easy and you could have your food ready within minutes, well that my friends would be an ultimate dream come true for me.

Chocolate Peanut Butter-Banana Protein Smoothie

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

During our early-morning run through the tree-laden, shady paths of Prospect Park last week, Ashley and I happened upon the topic of smoothies.

As you can probably gather on your own, this is not a preposterous or surprising occurrence. Think about it: two healthy living bloggers and runners who schedule workouts together on an almost weekly basis. The topic of smoothies is almost inevitable. In fact, I’d say there’s about a 75% chance it will come up. But I digress.

Banana Peach Protein Smoothie

Banana Peach Protein Smoothie

One of my favorite things about summer is all of the in-season, fresh fruit you can find at the grocery store.

And sure, it’s great for eating all on its own β€” few things are greater than sinking your teeth Β right into a juicy, bright red slice of watermelon or popping a sweet, succulent strawberry right into your mouth β€” but personally, my favorite thing about fresh summer fruit is turning it into smoothies.