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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…

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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…

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…

Elevate Your Snack Game With a Blood Orange and Avocado Salad

Just because you’re short on time, doesn’t mean you should resort to sad midday snacks. Eating something that’s equal parts delicious, satiating and refueling is important. Getting out of your snack rut doesn’t require tons of ingredients. Rather a little imagination and creativity. One of my favorite mid morning or pre-workout snacks is this blood orange and avocado salad. Juicy, satisfying, filling and nutrient dense, requiring only a handful of staples and less than 5…

Smoky Lemon Tahini Salad Dressing Recipe

Okay guys: stop what you’re doing. You’re going to want to make this tahini salad dressing recipe as soon as possible. I’m not kidding; it’s the perfect blend of lemon, tahini, vinegar, olive oil and spices. Plus it only takes about 3 minutes to whip it up! The stars of this tahini salad dressing are tahini, off course, and my new favorite spice: smoked paprika. If you’re not a fan of smoky things, simply sub…

Back-Pocket Lentil Soup

Back-pocket recipes: those meals you could make with your eyes closed if given the challenge. The recipes you whip together with your always stocked items in the fridge and cupboards. Maybe you have a few of your own, but if you don’t: fret not! This easy, no-fail lentil soup recipe is waiting to be your favorite back-pocket meal. When I say this recipe is easy, I mean: it seriously takes less than 10 minutes to…

How To Make Homemade Almond Milk

I know, I know. The universe probably wasn’t looking for another recipe on homemade almond milk. But in the spirit of wanting to be a one-stop wellness and sustainability shop, here we are! It’s been about 2 years since I first made homemade almond milk and, if I’m being honest, I haven’t made it all too often since. Not because it isn’t incredibly simple, but because it’s really easy to put a carton of store…

Bite-Sized Gingerbread Cookies — Perfect for Gifting!

Do you ever have one of those weekends where you feel like you strike the perfect balance of relaxation and productivity? Certainly easier said than done, but when it happens I feel like gold on Monday morning! One of things we enjoyed this weekend? Diving into the holiday baking season with these bite-sized gingerbread cookies! One of the simple gifts we will be giving people this year are mason jars with gingerbread cookies, so in…

Simple Butternut Squash Soup

Wow, it’s been a while, but I have returned to bring you a recipe for simple butternut squash soup! The last month has been amazing but chaotic, full but also easy going. I GOT MARRIED — to my best friend and soulmate, and I couldn’t be happier. Our wedding was a weekend I’ll treasure forever. The final weeks of wedding planning were a bit nuts and chock full of DIY crafts. This left little time…

How To Make Quick Pickles

Let me start this off by saying this: I by no means strive for perfection, in the present or future, when it comes to sustainable and green living. I do, however, look for simple ways to decrease waste and reuse old materials (I.e. jars, bottles, etc). I’ve recently taken interest in making my own versions of things I would have previously bought in a jar because 1) I have so many empty glass jars in…