• 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…

  • Fail Proof Roasted Carrots #vegetables #roasted #healthy #carrots #easy #summer #vegetarian
    Recipes,  Savory,  Staple Recipes,  Vegetables

    Fail Proof Roasted Carrots

    Life is all about learning. Learning usually consists of several attempts, several fails, and the ability to get back up again. This I know for sure. Another thing I know for sure is that there are few exceptions to that rule… these carrots are one of them. My Fail Proof Roasted Carrots are a stepping stone to tons of carrot variations. Master this (it literally won’t take long) and the sky’s the limit.  Almost too pretty to eat, right? A quick note on change. It’s SO scary. Like why? I’m a creature of habit. I love having a schedule, something predictable, a well thought out day. But life just isn’t…

  • 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…

  • Simple Balsamic Marinated Kabobs #summer #entertaining #simple #kabobs #marinade #sustainable #easy #BBQ
    Dinner,  Gather Around,  Recipes,  Vegetables

    Simple Balsamic Marinated Kabobs

    It’s officially Summer! Spend more time outside with the help of these suuuuper Simple Balsamic Marinated Kabobs and your grill. Invite friends and family over. Kickback, relax, converse, listen to music. All of THAT is what makes great summer memories.  We kicked off our summer grilling season this past weekend which just so happened to be Father’s Day! We spent the day together – Park, walks, food, sunshine. I loved seeing my family together enjoying the outdoors and eating good food. Grilling outside this past weekend brought back memories of my childhood. I didn’t realize that a world without backyard grills, hamburgers, kabobs, grilled vegetables, side salads, and refreshing drinks…

  • dairy free whipped cream #dairyfree #coconutmilk #vegan #dessert #easy
    Recipes,  Staple,  Staple Recipes,  Sweet

    Dairy Free Whipped Cream

    This Dairy Free Whipped Cream is a staple recipe. It’s quick, easy, requires less than five ingredients, and allows you to have all the great taste of traditional whipped cream without the dairy setbacks. I LOVE anything whipped, and have been known to eat almost an entire container of whipped cream, leaving me feeling bloated and albeit full. So, I’ve had to purposely NOT purchase it. It’s just too good and I can’t be stopped. Cravings persisted and I wanted to enjoy a healthier version – one that I felt good about devouring. In walks Dairy Free Coconut Milk! Praise. I use Whole Foods 365 Organic Coconut Milk (full fat)…