Behind the Name

Novoelle means “New Girl” … I originally started this blog as way to document my health journey, but I’ve since made it more of a general lifestyle blog about me and my interests, and some of that is yes, health related. While “New Girl” originally came about for entirely different intentions, there is a kernel… Continue reading Behind the Name

Keto, take 2

I’m about 3 weeks in on my second attempt at a Keto diet. The last time I did it, I lost around 40lbs but I gradually loosened up on my carbs and well, here we are. This time around I am doing a medically supervised program with a doctor and health coach to help me… Continue reading Keto, take 2

I’m Back

Lately, I’ve had a few people ask me if I plan to start blogging again, and I’ve been thinking about it. Previously, I got to a point where I would sit in front of the computer and struggle to hammer out what I wanted to say. I have so many draft posts that I never… Continue reading I’m Back

Monte Cristo Stuffed Crescent Rolls

First things first… Merry Christmas Eve! 🙂 I hope you are all enjoying time with your loved ones. I’ll be going over to my sister-in-law’s house tonight and tomorrow for festivities, and I’m looking forward to it! I haven’t posted a recipe in awhile, I know I have been neglecting my poor little blog. And… Continue reading Monte Cristo Stuffed Crescent Rolls

Easy Chicken Risotto with Farro

For some people, the aspect of making risotto is scary and can be difficult to master. Not only that, but it requires constant supervision for a long time, making it a difficult choice for a weeknight dinner. However, this abbreviated version takes out the guesswork by using ready to eat rice or farro and a… Continue reading Easy Chicken Risotto with Farro

Merry Christmas! Celebrate the season with Chocolate Caramel Cupcakes

I’m writing this on the day of Christmas eve, listening to Hanson’s Snowed in, because it doesn’t quite feel like Christmas without it, after I just frosted 2 dozen cupcakes. They aren’t just any cupcakes, they are caramel filled chocolate cupcakes with milk chocolate frosting, festive sprinkles and a hint of sea salt. It’s a… Continue reading Merry Christmas! Celebrate the season with Chocolate Caramel Cupcakes