Miscellaneous

  • Up-Beet Salsa & A Great Cause

    Happy Saturday! Meet my remarkable friend Amanda. Amanda is really special to our family because she was between jobs when I first met her and became our nanny for a couple of years. My children adore their honorary aunt and she has supported me in multiple aspects. Amanda is a native Charlottean and is immensely talented as a [...]

  • Comfort After Chaos: Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Oregano Olio

    Well hello there everyone and happy spring! I know I am returning after a long hiatus. Thank you for continuing to visit the site and to those of you who regularly reached out to ask when the next post will be! I’m not gonna lie; the last couple of months have been a tough road [...]

  • Valentine’s Dinner: Charred Pepper Salad W/Eggplant Chips & Basil Cream, Butternut Soup, Cauliflower Steaks

    With Valentine's Day coming up this weekend, I wanted to provide you with a delicious homemade gourmet meal that is suitable for most diets out there (gluten free, grain free, can be dairy free) and pleasing to different tastebuds. Large thick slices of purple cauliflower make beautiful steaks, a warm smoky salad with light basil [...]

  • Healthy Gourmet Super Bowl Eats For Various Diets

    We are all geared up here in Charlotte to cheer on the Carolina Panthers in the Super Bowl tomorrow! I thought I would compile a list of Charlotte Veggie recipes that are quick, gourmet, and game friendly to make your party menu plan easier:   Asparagus Fries and Smoky Red Pepper Hummus White Bean Pesto [...]

  • Roasted Vegetables 101

    Roasted vegetables have become a staple in our household and swayed my children as well as myself to eat certain previous untouchables. Suddenly, thinly sliced eggplant makes for delicious, smoky chips and cauliflower tastes like popcorn. Broccoli is addictive and onions are less pungent. The natural moisture that evaporates in the oven brings out a sweeter, [...]

  • Urgent Tomato Soup

    Winter hit Charlotte these last couple of days with snow and ice. We just don't have the equipment and means here to carry on so of course the town pretty much shut down. Tomato soup was in order after playing outside with the kids and feeling absolutely frozen! I created this recipe a year ago [...]

  • Winter Wedge Salad: Crispy Shredded Brussels & Apple Pecan Panzanella With Maple Vinaigrette

    I find it hard to get my salad motivation on in the winter. I know I need to be eating more of them but something cold just doesn't sound desirable. I avoid warm toppings on this traditionally cold dish but this combination wins me over. This salad provides all of the opposing elements of food that [...]

  • My Big Fat Greek Warm Orzo Bowl + Homemade Mediterranean Seasoning

    You guys. 2016 has barely begun and I'm knee deep in scurrying and scrambling and...well, wanting to stay warm. Between my lack of time, the kids' love for pasta, and mine for a hearty soup, this 30 minute Greek influenced dish is a keeper. If I see a novelty product on sale, like this gluten [...]

  • Juice Bar CLT One Day Cleanse Winner!

    Thank you to everyone who entered my first giveaway and for all of your fun, supportive, and informative comments. I used the Word Press Pick Giveaway Winner plugin. The randomly picked winner is Sarah Morgan. Congratulations Sarah! I will email you. Remember, you can still get a 10% discount on all of your purchases at Juice [...]

  • Benefits of Fresh Juice, Juice Bar CLT Discount Code, & My 1st GIVEAWAY!

    Yesterday marked one of the first private organized events that I was invited to as a blogger and "Charlotte Influencer" as it was honorably phrased. It took place at Juice Bar CLT. I was pretty giddy excited to be included and looked forward to networking with likeminded, creative, driven folks. Read on to learn why it's a [...]

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