• 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…

  • Triple Berry Smoothie #healthy #smoothie #summer #vegetarian #berries
    Breakfast,  Quick and Easy,  Raw,  Recipes

    Triple Berry Smoothie

    Smoothies are my go-to breakfast option. They are quick, easy, great for on-the-go, and can be as sinful or sinfully healthy as you want. This Triple Berry Smoothie is a oldy, but a goody. Plus the color is SO pretty. This one feels more decadent with the creamy nut butter drizzle. Amiright? The addition of the banana lends to making it extra creamy without an overpowering banana taste. We often stock up on family size frozen fruit from BJ’s. They have a wide array of Organic fruit options like our favorite,¬†Wellsley Farms, amongst others. We typically have the triple berry, tropical mix, blueberries, and frozen avocados on hand at all…

  • Broccoli Rabe & Sun Dried Tomato Orecchiette by Brooke Basinger #spring #easydinner #broccolirabe
    Quick and Easy,  Recipes,  Vegetables,  Vegetarian

    Broccoli Rabe & Sun Dried Tomato Orecchiette

    This Broccoli Rabe & Sun Dried Tomato Orecchiette was the child of a promise we made to ourselves this year. 2018: the year we stick with trying new, wholesome, fresh foods – cooking them in different ways. Or simply enjoying raw. One way we are accomplishing this is by enrolling in one of our local Farmers Market CSA programs. We were part of one in the Fall and really enjoyed the weekly pick-up, excited to discover what that weeks harvest was. By having ingredients like fresh ginger, mushrooms, watermelon radish, kohlrabi, bok choy, chili peppers, amongst more familiar fresh greens and squash, it forced us to think outside the box.…

  • Quick 30 minute Meal: Asparagus, Artichoke, & Quinoa Salad by Brooke Basinger #asparagus #quickandeasy #artichoke #springmeal
    Dinner,  Quick and Easy,  Recipe,  Recipes,  Vegetables,  Vegetarian

    Asparagus, Artichoke, & Quinoa Salad

    This asparagus, artichoke, & quinoa salad was perfect after this weekend. Coming off a long weekend of single parenting a one year old is no joke. I was also sick, so there’s that. BUT! I am so very thankful for flippin’ fantastic friends who literally went out of their way to get my prescription, offer to help with Harlow, and continually check in on me. All of that to say: I’m tired. But most likely you are, too. That’s all part of parenting/living/working/hustling/all of the things. I’m still drinking coffee and it’s late afternoon. . . also notice Harlow’s cute hand creeping in the picture. She was my photography helper,…