July 22nd, 2014

Open-Face Tomato Sandwich {with creamy feta spread}

by Lauren

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I’m still thinking about Italian tomatoes. I could eat them all day, every day…and I did for 2 weeks.

The tomatoes in Italy are so flavorful and sweet that even the seemingly unripe, green-ish tomatoes are better than any tomato I’ve had in America. Their tomatoes taste how a tomato should taste yet that flavor is still beyond your imagination unless you’ve had one.

I’ve had canned San Marzano tomatoes and I know those will greatly alter the flavor of … Read more...

July 15th, 2014

Simple Balsamic Peach Summer Salad

by Chrissy

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Hi friends… WE ARE  BACK! 

Over the past couple of months and weeks, Lauren and I have each had huge job transitions and busy schedules. Then came our two week Italian Vacation!

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We celebrated the marriage of Marianne & Gio, with many friends, halfway around the world and it was amazing! Let me tell you, those Italians know how to throw  a wedding party. 5 course dinner with a ridiculously huge buffet of appetizers beforehand, complete with a prosciutto tree … Read more...

June 9th, 2014

Maple & Cardamom Salmon Burger {with Chipotle Aioli}

by Lauren

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Soooo we’re going to Italy in THREE days!!! Chrissy and her man leave tomorrow and Chris and I are right behind them. We’re headed to Sorrento for our friend’s wedding where there will be a 5 course meal served over 4 hours, a man making fresh mozzarella, unlimited wine, and spectacular views.

We are so excited!

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While they do many, many things regarding food well in Italy, they do not do burgers well. To combat our American cravings and enjoy … Read more...

June 3rd, 2014

Coconut Milk Chia Seed Pudding {with Blueberries}

by Chrissy

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I blogged this as soon as I finished the last bite. SO GOOD. You need this, you all need this in your life.

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Last night it took 5 quick minutes to throw all the ingredients in a jar, shake it up, and wait for it to set  overnight into that chia seed pudding glory. If that isn’t the definition of simple, I don’t know what is.

I am a busy little bee these days and I need simple, quick, … Read more...

May 27th, 2014

Grilled Salmon & Zucchini Kabobs {with Yogurt Sauce}

by Lauren

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Fish skewers just might be my go to summer dish. I’m in love with the crisp outside of the flakey fish, the smoky flavor from the charcoal, and the lack of dishes.

It’s a light and healthy meal that takes less time than most to make. My first fish kabob was this one which included prosciutto woven between the layers…it was a winner. Then the salmon in our freezer led to me try another spin on the kabob and I … Read more...