Author: It's Emily Land

Simple Veggie Salad

Recently I have been making big salads for lunch and this recipe is one that¬†I’ve really enjoyed. Very easy, fresh, simple and light. Add a protein of your choice and enjoy! SIMPLE VEGGIE SALAD 1¬†handful of mixed spring lettuce 1‚ĀĄ2¬†avocado 1‚ĀĄ2 yellow bell pepper¬†chopped 1‚ĀĄ2¬†red bell pepper chopped sliced onion 1 tsp¬†salt 1 tsp¬†pepper dash of olive oil OR this¬†Primal Kitchen Dressing

Big Bear Weekend: The end of an era

This weekend Luke and I headed to Big Bear with two¬†of our favorite couples from law school (both husbands were groomsmen in our wedding). It was something we had talked about for months but only nailed down plans the week before and I’m so glad we did. I think sometimes we like to¬†romanticize¬†long weekends with friends but we’ll make up excuses so that the trips are never executed. I’m so thankful this group didn’t go that route. Law school is a unique season of life and while I only have the insight of a spouse (no, I was not the one¬†in law school). I do feel as if I have been just as much a part of the late night studying, the early morning flashcards and of course the Bar Prep Luke so diligently took on. It’s draining, taxing and at times feels never-ending. And then all of a sudden, three years later (or two and a half if you’re Luke) you’re graduating! This trip was dedicated to our graduates and I loved celebrating them. …

Protein Pancakes

This recipe is one that Whitney and I found years ago and we still love it! I find pancakes with eggs, sugar and white flour to be far to heavy for me so this is a healthier, lighter option. PROTEIN PANCAKES¬† 1 packet or scoop Perfect Fit Protein 1‚ĀĄ2 banana, mashed 1‚ĀĄ2 Tbs unsweetened almond milk 1‚ĀĄ4 cup egg whites 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp maple syrup Cook like regular pancakes and enjoy!

26 Lessons I Learned by 26

Last week I turned 26 years old. Which is strange because I feel like just last week I was celebrating my Golden Birthday, 25 on April 25th.¬†Turning 25 was fun, it still felt young, it was my first birthday being married and my twin sister, Whitney, was here with us celebrating. Turning 26 was very different. A week before my birthday I received an early morning phone call from one of my best friends to tell me her sister had died in a car accident. Four days¬†later was¬†the funeral of Nancy-Jane David, who felt¬†like a little sister to me in high school. I haven’t shared any of this on my social media platforms out of respect for her family but they have since shared and will continue to. We had all been together just three weeks before at Georgia’s bridal shower. I had not seen Nancy-Jane in a year or two and one of my main takeaways from that shower was NJ. She was stunning. She was smart. She had everything in life to look …

Whole 30 Cobb Salad

Recently, I have been enjoying a homemade Cobb Salad during my lunch break. One of my favorite perks of working from home is having the ability to make my lunch and use my kitchen during my lunch break. I love being in the kitchen. The best part (in my opinion) about this lunch is the whole 30 approved Primal Kitchen Ranch Dressing. I got mine at Erewhon Calabasas but if you don’t have an Erewhon nearby it’s also at Whole Foods. Whole 30 Cobb Salad Ingredients: Living Lettuce¬†(Or any type of greens) Purple onion Tomato Yellow bell pepper Bacon Shredded chicken or sliced turkey 2 hard boiled eggs Avocado oil Avocado Ranch by Primal Kitchen You can adjust your serving size to whatever you need but I usually like to fill a plate with greens and then use kitchen shears to cut them up so I can have lots and lots of them. Then I will do 2 pieces of bacon, 2 hard boiled eggs, 1/4 chopped yellow bell pepper, a few cherub tomatoes and …

Vanilla Protein Smoothie

This morning, after my workout and catching up with clients, I decided to go ahead and run a few errands. Usually, I’ll make a veggie omelette each morning BUT today I needed something quick to get out the door. My Vanilla Protein Smoothie was the perfect option. VANILLA PROTEIN SMOOTHIE Recipe: 1 cup frozen spinach (I get a bag at Costco and keep it in my freezer.) 1 banana 1 scoop vanilla protein powder from Traders Joe’s 1 tablespoon¬†almond butter 3 ice cubes Blend and enjoy! Preferably on the beach and not in your car running errands. ūüôā

Easter Weekend 2017

It’s the morning after Easter! I hope you and your families had an amazing weekend.¬† We were up early and¬†headed to Santa Monica where we attend Vintage Church LA.¬†To our family, Easter is a day of celebration but something that we focus on every day. The resurrection and new life we find in Jesus Christ! He is risen! And can I just say that all of the volunteers and staff at our church truly outdid themselves this year. It was gorgeous! Their main decoration piece was flowers‚Ķ and you know how I love flowers.¬† Yesterday afternoon we had joined friends¬†in Westlake at Luke’s bosses house. It was so fun for me to get to know everyone he’s working with and their families. We are kind of Pepperdine obsessed! We wrapped up the day with a beach walk with our dear friends the McCollum’s. Soaking in all the time we can with friends who are graduating and moving in May.