• 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…

  • 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…