BLACK BEAN, WHEAT BERRY & VEGETABLE CHILI

black bean, wheat berry and vegetable chili - a soul-soothing dish that will quickly become a favorite.  Packed with warm grains, beans and veggies, it's got something for everyone // cait's plate

With 7 feet of snow on the ground outside, all I want to do is wrap myself in my robe, put on my slippers and eat warm chili.

Even if you don’t have 7 feet of snow piled up above your head on your sidewalks, I promise you will love this dish.  In fact, I might even go as far to say that it will become a new favorite… and I’m not exaggerating.

My sister and I had a 20 minute conversation the other day about just how good it is.  I’ve eaten is more times than I can count this week and I still find myself craving it.

black bean, wheat berry and vegetable chili - a soul-soothing dish that will quickly become a favorite.  Packed with warm grains, beans and veggies, it's got something for everyone // cait's plate

It just has everything I love all rolled into one bowl.  Beans, chewy wheat berries, veggies and a little spice.

And that’s BEFORE you top it with some extra sharp or Mexican blend cheese, avocado and plain greek yogurt.

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homemade whole grain thin mints - a healthier twist on a delicious classic! // cait's plate

WHOLE GRAIN THIN MINTS

It’s definitely Girl Scout cookie season!  Every time I step off the train in the city there are people lined up at the Girl Scout tables and every time I find myself without any cash! This happened several times until finally I realized…I actually had the ingredients I needed at home to make my own! 

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From VT to NH to ME in 6 days - where we stayed, what we ate and what we did // cait's plate

TRAVEL: VERMONT TO MAINE

As more snow piles up outside and I sit here dreaming of warmer temperatures, I figured it would be a good time to get my act together and blog about the amazing trip we took from Vermont to Maine (or as those of you that follow me on Instagram probably remember it: #VTtoME2014) this past

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