• Raw Cucumber and Broccoli Salad with Butter Beans and Parsley - Summer entertaining made quick and easy. #cucumber #summersalad #freshsalad #simplesides #broccoli #cucumber #beansalad #summer
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    Raw Cucumber and Broccoli Salad with Butter Beans and Parsley

    Lets all just take a moment and reflect on how emotional food is. Like music, food can transport you to a different time and place. It brings people together. It evokes memories of all kinds. And if you’re lucky, it’s beautiful to look at. Food can make you happy and heal you when you’re sad. Cooking food is an art. Photographing food is another. There are healthy relationships with food and there are poor ones. Food is so powerful. And for all of these reasons, I love food so much. Luckily, in this season of my life, I choose healthy(ish – it’s about balance) fresh foods that make me and…

  • strawberry rhubarb sweet rolls with lemon glaze #brunch #gather #sharablefoods #summer #sweetrolls #strawberryrhubarb
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    Strawberry Rhubarb Sweet Rolls with Lemon Glaze

    Guys! It’s here. Memorial Day Weekend. Summer’s grand entrance. Although it’s been summer-like temps here in the Carolina’s for quite some time now, this is when the¬†feeling of summer is upon us. People are staying outside later. The sun is up longer. The grill is fired up. The backyard is the perfect place for parties all summer long. The pool and lake are busy. The fruit seems juicer. And, well, it is. These Strawberry Rhubarb Sweet Rolls with Lemon Glaze are summer in a baking dish. I had never worked with Rhubarb before and my one takeaway is: why did I wait so long? Rhubarb, albeit beautiful, is inherently bitter…

  • Flavorful and hearty, these Browned Sausage and Roasted Vegetable Tacos are whats for dinner tonight #familymeals #pork #tacos #fresh #seasonal #southwest #easy
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    Browned Sausage and Roasted Vegetable Tacos

    Our trips to the Farmer’s Market are mostly vegetable and fruit heavy BUT from time to time when we are purchasing meat, we’ll stop by Big Oak Farm to stock up. The owners, Mike and Dawn, are so friendly, so helpful, so nice, and they have the best meat at the market. Knowing where our meat comes from is a big bonus for us. I really appreciate them both. I mean, they are partially responsible for these Browned Sausage and Roasted Vegetable Tacos! With a little bit of planning, aspects of this recipe can last you all week. The gift that keeps on giving, amiright? We love tacos over here.…

  • Golden Beet Salad & Ginger Dressing
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    Golden Beet Salad & Ginger Dressing

    I do not remember having beets as a child. In fact, I know I didn’t. It wasn’t until recently that I have learned how delicious and satisfying beets are. They’re Andrew’s “favorite food”, but lets be honest – we all know that’s not true. Donuts. Donuts are Andrew’s favorite food. This Golden Beet Salad & Ginger Dressing is a close second, though. You can use any beet variety for this dish, but Golden Beets lend their sweetness and more mild flavor to counterbalance the zesty ginger dressing. Roasting beets help bring out their sweetness even more (so, sort of like a donut??) as does the final sprinkling of salt after…

  • Quick 30 minute Meal: Asparagus, Artichoke, & Quinoa Salad by Brooke Basinger #asparagus #quickandeasy #artichoke #springmeal
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    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,…