layered ratatouille recipe

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While this ratatouille’s appearance suggests complicated preparation and precision, it was actually quite easy to make and assemble, as long as you have patience and time. Plus, this dish is absolutely the best way to use up end-of-summer vegetables, such as squash and zucchini. Even tomatoes and basil, everyone’s favorite summer pairing, make an appearance. Continue reading “layered ratatouille recipe”

layered ratatouille recipe

blackberry galettes with a hint of lime

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Phew, this summer has been a whirlwind. I married my best friend, spent beach time with both of our families, and, most recently, began seriously job searching. In addition to all of this craziness, my husband and I are planning our belated honeymoon, taking place in the fall. It’s a miracle, really, that the two of us found time for one of our favorite activities last weekend: cooking. Continue reading “blackberry galettes with a hint of lime”

blackberry galettes with a hint of lime

easy fish tacos + coleslaw

fish tacos with cole slaw

There is obviously nothing better than fresh fish on a beach vacation. If you disagree, then you’re wrong. Seeing as I was spring breaking in Destin, Florida and The Kitchn recently posted a recipe for a quick weeknight meal of fish tacos and quick cabbage slaw, I decided to take full advantage of the caught-that-day fish available at any local grocery store. Keep reading for the full recipe!

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easy fish tacos + coleslaw

quinoa risotto with shiitake mushrooms

trader joe's quinoa risotto with shiitake mushroomsQuinoa, kale, almond flour, spaghetti squash… You name it, chances are I’ve tried it, liked it, made food with it. It’s amazing how easy it is to substitute any of the above foods for bread, pasta, or flour. I’m always on the lookout for new ways to incorporate healthy foods into my diet and put a spin on traditional recipes. Thank God Trader Joe’s exists to provide quirky foods and recipes that satisfy my curiosity! My latest venture, courtesy of the Joe? Quinoa Risotto with Shiitake Mushrooms. Continue reading “quinoa risotto with shiitake mushrooms”

quinoa risotto with shiitake mushrooms

friday five

So many things happening this weekend: birthday celebrations continue, football home opener, family visit, and Labor Day. This week’s Friday Five is inspired by the start of football season and transitioning into fall! Finally! I am so ready for this unbearable humidity to go away…

all white outfit for labor day

I’d wear this even after Labor Day but, you know, gotta get in the spirit of the holiday. Continue reading “friday five”

friday five

friday five: summer sweets

My Fourth of July was pretty fun, despite the rain. The only disappointment was not seeing fireworks. Oh, and I didn’t get to share the fruit tart because I forgot the pudding had to refrigerate overnight… But I enjoyed it for breakfast this morning! Starting the weekend with dessert is always a good idea. Speaking of sweets, I came across five sugary summer recipes that could seriously sabotage my diet.

lemon bars recipeLemon Bars with Almond Shortbread Crust from The KitchnContinue reading “friday five: summer sweets”

friday five: summer sweets