• Summer Panzanella #salad #summer #raw #easy #panzanella #peach #foodphotography
    Gather Around,  Recipes,  Salad,  Summer

    Summer Panzanella

    Chock full of summer peaches and tomatoes, this Summer Panzanella is a match made in heaven and ready for your next summer party. This bright, refreshing, and satisfying recipe has been slightly adapted from Sarah Waldman.  Since starting on this food photography, recipe development, and blogging journey, I’ve had my fair share of doubts and insecurities. Seeing others on this journey is inspiring, yet somehow very nerve racking. Mostly because they’re work is SO good and they seem to effortlessly produce amazing content. Hello, practice. I keep telling myself that they’ve all started where I have and that seems to help keep me on track. I am lucky to have friends,…

  • Blistered Shishito Peppers #roasting #summer #foodtips #cooking #shishito #pepper
    Quick and Easy,  Recipes,  Snacks,  Staple Recipes,  Vegetables

    Blistered Shishito Peppers

    These Blistered Shishito Peppers are our go-to snack these days when we are wanting a bit of kick and saltiness. Almost reminding me of a good bowl of popcorn or edamame, these shishitos deliver a mild spicy, salty punch and can be used as a quick snack or incorporated into your main dish. When Andrew and I first discovered shishitos in our Rowland’s Row CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) box, we were thrilled to be getting some new ingredients that could be used in our everyday lives and as a quick snack. These babies are good. They are easy to prepare. As equally quick to blister and can be found almost…

  • Creamy Avocado Salad Sandwich #easy #avocado #lunch #foodphotography #recipe #salad
    Lunch,  Quick and Easy,  Recipes

    Creamy Avocado Salad Sandwich

    Craving an egg or chicken salad sandwich? But don’t have the time? This Creamy Avocado Salad Sandwich is the perfect substitute. Prepared with just a bit of mayo, you still get the subtle tang without the calorie bomb.  The recipe for my Creamy Avocado Salad Sandwich was born by way of craving. I wanted an egg salad sandwich. I can’t have eggs and was short on time (we were headed to the zoo). What’s a girl to do? “Aha!” moment. AVOCADOS. But I didn’t want just guacamole on two pieces of bread. As lovely as that sounds, I wanted a bit of texture while still being creamy, so I added…

  • Lemon Ricotta & Eggplant Pizza with Hot Honey Drizzle is perfect for a gathering or family night! #eggplant #vegetarian #summertime #foodphotography #foodie #flatbreads
    Dinner,  Gather Around,  Pizza,  Recipes,  Summer

    Lemon Ricotta & Eggplant Pizza with Hot Honey Drizzle

    For this Lemon Ricotta & Eggplant Pizza with Hot Honey Drizzle, I wanted to explore the sweet and savory aspects of the ingredients, and the texture of the pizza, while using classic in-season produce. The result hit the preverbal nail on the head. Elevated, yet simple, this pizza is perfect for both weeknights and weekends.  Guys, this pizza looks difficult and all time consuming, but hint: it’s not. However, it tastes like you spent hours slaving away in the kitchen. There are a few more steps than my normal pizza’s, but you won’t be disappointed. I am actually so pumped about this recipe as a local magazine, Charlotte Lately, reached out…