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Easy Sesame Summer Squash Noodle Salad Recipe

After planting a squash plant this summer, I learned that my husband doesn’t even like squash. So needless to say: I’ve been trying to eat up all the squash on my own. To be honest, yellow squash isn’t my favorite vegetable either, so it requires good preparation for me to truly enjoy it. And I actually prefer to eat it raw versus cooked or roasted, which led me to experiment with squash salads. And boy…

Yogurt Bowl With Blueberries and Flaxseed

I recently worked with a coaching client who said she struggled with making filling and nutritious breakfasts and it made me realize I only had one breakfast recipe on the blog. It inspired me to start photographing some of the “normal” meals I make in my work week so that I can share more practical breakfast and lunch ideas. One of my favorite things things to eat for breakfast right now is a well-topped yogurt…

simple panzanella salad

Seedy and Simple Panzanella Salad – The Ultimate Summer Lunch

If your salad isn’t covered in giant chunks of toasted sourdough bread you might want to reevaluate your salad. Kidding! Kind of. Anyway, have you ever made a panzanella salad? Panzanella might sound like a fancy word, but it’s an incredibly simple dish originating from Italy. Typically a panzanella salad is some combination of dried bread chunks, sliced tomatoes, onions, herbs, olive oil and vinegar. Maybe some cucumber, too. But what makes a dish as…

herbal tea sparkler

Tulsi, Hibiscus & Mint Herbal Tea Sparkler Recipe

Cool off and wind down on these late summer days with the most refreshing little beverage. I don’t drink soda, but I find myself craving flavored bubbles often; especially when it’s hot. Making an herbal tea sparkler is a great way to get the calming and digestive benefits of herbal tea, with the punchy goodness of bubbly water. Tea sparklers are an awesome mocktail option if you abstain from consuming alcohol but want to enjoy…

DIY Herbal Infusion 001: Nerve + Stress Tamer Tea

New blog series coming in hot and inspired by my continuous self soothing via herbal tea. My mental and emotional selves have been put through the ringer in the passing weeks. Anyone who ever tries to tell you transitioning into working for yourself is cake, has likely never tried to work for themself. But aspiring entrepreneurship aside, my greater source of stress was a traumatic run in with my number one tangible fear. I’ll spare…

garlic scape pesto

How to Make Garlic Scape Pesto 3 Different Ways

The rain has delayed our early summer produce harvest here in Upstate New York. But one thing you can find an abundance of are garlic scapes — the green stringy top of hard garlic. Garlic scapes have a deliciously pungent garlic flavor blended with a fresher greens taste. You can roast or sauce them up, or you can use them the same way you’d use garlic. My favorite way to use fresh garlic? All the…

Honey Basil Strawberry Lemonade: Perfect For Hot Summer Days

Strawberry season’s in full swing here in the northeast and I’m so here for it! The fresh quarts of bright red berries have been truly irresistible over the last week. Which, needless to say, means recipe testing was essential. Remember when I said I’d be drinking ginger rose lemonade all summer? Forget that. This honey basil strawberry lemonade is everything summertime dreams are made of! You’ll definitely want to make a batch of this ASAP.…

crispy brussels sprouts

Sweet & Spicy Maple Sriracha Glazed Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts definitely rank somewhere at the top of my favorite crucifers list. But it’s rare that I season them beyond basic garlic, salt and pepper! Lately I’ve been challenging myself to go beyond my typical flavor and seasoning choices. Or using a favorite kind of flavor on a food I’ve never tried it on before. Maple Sriracha is a flavor I’ve used on chicken, but not on vegetables — until now. This is how…

Rustic Thin Crust Pizza With Herbed Goat Cheese & Local Sausage

Sundays are made for pizza and wine, am I right? As much as I love a good pizza dough that’s been given time to rise, thin crust pizza will always be my favorite. Thin crust pizza just has the PERFECT crisped texture. Standard pizza dough usually requires a couple of rise phases, so opting for a thin crust pizza is a great option when you’re trying to make dinner a bit quicker. Though it won’t…