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Crunchy Veggie Ciabatta Sandwich With Chipotle Mayo + Goat Cheese

Nearly every time I eat a sandwich I declare it my new favorite sandwich, and this ciabatta sandwich is no different. Vegetables are often an after-thought when it comes to sandwiches, acting as toppings for a meat or protein base. Bored by lunchtime salads, I’ve felt inspired to create a variety of go-to veggie sandwiches of simple ingredients with complex flavors. Let’s deconstruct how to make my new favorite lunch: the crunchy veggie ciabatta sandwich…

Sweet + Spicy Spring Salad w/ a Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette

An endlessly rainy spring has delayed the spring harvests here in upstate New York. Our farmer’s market opened, but fresh produce is pretty limited. Fortunately, a few spring veggies, like asparagus and radish, have been able to weather through the soggy season! With this week’s mini market haul, I bring you a sweet, spicy and zesty spring salad full of seasonal goodies and topped with a homemade dressing and torn bread chunks. Most of the…

Making a Zero Waste Kit With Things You Already Have

Hey friends! Zero waste and low waste living has had a lot of buzz lately, which is overall an amazing thing! Yay for sustainable habits! But I want to debunk the idea that you have to go out and spend a ton of money on zero waste items in order to start cutting down on single-use waste. Truth: you can create a little zero waste kit for little to no money! Here’s how: Step One:…

5 Reasons To Visit a Farmers Market In Your Area

Longer days, warm weather (unless you’re also in the northeast) and lots of sunshine aren’t the only things to love about this time of year. In cities across the country, late May and early June brings the return of farmers market season. Many rural and urban areas offer the ability to open-air shop the spring, summer and fall harvests — in addition to other handcrafted foods and goods. In celebration of the recent reopening of…

A BLT Inspired Spinach Salad With Bacon & Sourdough Croutons

Since starting the easy weeknight meals series back up I’ve become seriously motivated to get dinner on the table as fast as possible. The last two nights we’ve had delicious dinners prepared in under 25 minutes! One of my favorite meals of the week was this BLT inspired Spinach Salad with bacon and homemade sourdough croutons. In the warmer months our appetites definitely change in favor of lighter meals and salads. When I finished preparing…

How To Make Smoky Roasted Cauliflower Steaks

Vegetarians, vegans or omnivores alike can enjoy this simple plant -based meal staple: roasted cauliflower steaks. In our home we tend to eat 2 or 3 vegetarian dinners per week. Since we like to choose organic and pasture-raised meat as often as possible, cutting down on our meat consumption helps us keep our grocery bill in check. I used to scoff at the term “cauliflower steaks” as if it was insinuating that cauliflower could ever…

10 Ways To Have An Eco-Friendly + Sustainable Summer

Certain sustainable habits can be practiced year round, but each season also has its own set of unique opportunities for intentionality and sustainability. This weekend we had our first pair of sunny and warm days, and with Memorial Day approaching I figured it might be the perfect time to share a few intentional activities for having a more sustainable summer! Some of these practices might be familiar to you, but I hope that maybe you…

Ginger Rose Lemonade Is What I’ll Be Drinking All Summer

When I think about childhood summertimes, one of the details that sticks out is pitchers of pink lemonade. As the weather finally warms up, I know I’ll find myself craving all the refreshing summer drinks. It’s been many many years since I’ve had a cup of Countrytime, but the sun was shining this morning and pink lemonade sounded amazing. So between my herbalism endeavors, love for all things rose and sudden desire for lemonade, I…

Chicken Sausage and Spinach Pasta Bake — Easy Weeknight Meal

It’s been a while since I shared a simple dinner recipe, but here we are with this insanely delicious pasta bake. I’m determined to bring back the Easy Weeknight Meal series because I’m a big advocate for home cooking. Meals don’t need to be fussy or time consuming to be nourishing. But taking some amount of time to create a home-cooked meal is incredibly beneficial to the health of our bodies, families and bank accounts.…

Put Your Veggie Scraps To Use + Make This Easy Veggie Broth.

Ever find yourself with a giant pile of veggie “ends” when you’re done prepping a recipe? If you’re able to compost them, great! If not, you can at least put them to use before throwing them away by making a delicious veggie broth! You don’t need to make a pot of broth every time you have leftovers. Keep a designated bag or container in the freezer for saving the ends until you have enough to…