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Baked Sweet Corn Farro Risotto with Cheddar

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Overhead shot of sweet corn farro risotto topped with parsley

Post sponsored by Bob’s Red Mill. See below for more details. I’m a glutton for heat. I’ll gladly brave my oven being on if it means I can get a comforting meal on occasion, especially one that involves summer produce. It’s hard to go wrong with sweet corn in the summer […]

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Roasted Tomato Sauce + 3 Ways to Use it

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Roasted Tomato Sauce + 3 Ways to Use it

Every summer, I try and keep a couple cherry tomatoes plants alive. I use cherry tomatoes more often that not (any color/variety will do). They are a great snack, perfect on salads, and as you can see, wonderful in a sauce. This post is all about a super simple roasted tomato […]

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California Avocado White Bean Dip

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Overhead, Close-up shot of a white bean avocado dip topped with charred limes.

Post sponsored by California Avocados. See below for more details. When someone asks me about my background, I think they assume I’ll say something about photography or cooking. While I’ve done both for over a decade now, I actually started in music. I have two degrees, geared towards music education and […]

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Tomato Sandwich with Olive Tapenade and Hummus

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Tomato Sandwich with Olive Tapenade and Hummus

Over the years, we’ve become beach people. There’s nothing quite as relaxing as spending the day at the beach, reading and playing in the sand. While I typically throw whatever we have on hand in the cooler, sometimes I’ll make up sandwiches; like these tomato sandwiches. This tomato sandwich is my […]

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Garlicky Yogurt Green Beans with Walnuts

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Side Angle Photo of yogurt green beans that have been blanched and tossed with walnuts and yogurt sauce.

While I have my favorite summer produce (sweet corn), green beans are a close second. I know that may sound strange but I absolutely adore fresh green beans. I grew up with mostly only eating canned green beans at holidays and even that was sparse. I didn’t fall in love until […]

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BBQ Chickpea Poatoes with Avocado Ranch Dressing

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Overhead shot of mashed bbq chickpeas on top of baked potatoes, served with a drizzle of green avocado dressing.

Post sponsored by California Avocados. See below for more details. June is California Avocado Month for good reason. A couple weeks ago I had the opportunity to head south and see firsthand what goes into bring an avocado to your table. There’s so much technology behind it (the sorting process alone […]

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Our Favorite Healthy Smoothie Recipes

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You know what tomorrow is?! The summer solstice! That’s right, it’s the longest day of the year and one of our absolute favorites. Summer is just kicking off and Monique and I have been loving every second of it. Actually, I’m super jealous right now because Monique is currently in France […]

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Spelt Porridge with Roasted Blueberries

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Overhead shot of cracked spelt porridge topped with roasted blueberries and hemp seeds

If I had my way, my morning routine would be about a three-hour affair. I love quiet, leisurely mornings and most of the time they end in a filling, whole-grain breakfast. This spelt porridge takes a bit of time but it’s primarily hands-off cooking. If you’ve never tried spelt in the […]

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Homemade Breadcrumbs + 3 Ways to Use Them

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Overhead shot of homemade breadcrumbs on a sheet tray.

I realize that of all the recipes I could share, breadcrumbs may seem like the least cool thing. Plus, do a search on the internet and there are thousands of different ways people make breadcrumbs. Yet, I’m sharing anyway. Primarily because it’s less important how you make breadcrumbs. It’s more important […]