Posts tagged ‘basil’

January 2nd, 2014

Roasted Vegetable Salad {with Lemon Basil Vinaigrette}

by Chrissy

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Salads are usually healthy go-to meals. But we as we have learned from restaurants and fast food places fessing up to the calorie count and ingredients, we know that salads aren’t always the healthiest of options out there; the culprit being fatty dressing and processed, chemical-laden ingredients.

Bleh.

How to remedy this? Easy. Get to the store, buy some fresh ingredients and produce and make your own salad and dressing. Boom. Case closed.

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We’ve done a few tasty salads that … Read more...

November 25th, 2013

Slow-Roasted Tomato & Avocado Crostini {holiday appetizer}

by Chrissy

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Only 2 more sleeps until Thanksgiving! The day filled with loved ones, thankfulness, good food and full bellies is almost here, and we are ecstatic!

Slow Roasted Tomato & Avocado Crostini_LYK1

While most of your Thanksgiving feast menus are set (hopefully…), there is always room for another tasty appetizer to fend off the hungry crowd until the roasted Bird is served.

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Of course if you aren’t the one hosting the feast, it’s always a good idea to bring a little something to share and an appetizer … Read more...

November 14th, 2013

Shakshuka Stuffed Acorn Squash + {Wolfgang Puck Oven Review}

by Chrissy

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Earlier this week I shared the loveliest Shakshuka recipe with you all.

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I really do hope that you followed my advice and hurried off to the store to grab the ingredients to whip up this dish. Because now, I bring to you a fancy way to utilize any and all (if there were any) leftovers.

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Sometimes, roasting squash can be a bit of an undertaking for dinner, because of the lengthy bake time.

So, I’d like to introduce you to … Read more...

November 8th, 2013

Shakshuka

by Chrissy

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Shakshuka, my friends, is the best tomato dish out there. I am convinced.

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And it is pretty. Oh so pretty.

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One of my good friends, Erin, gave me the recipe for Shakshuka. She swears by it’s goodness and authenticity, so naturally I was sure to make this as soon as I could gather the ingredients.

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I just recently planted a flourishing herb garden in a couple of various-sized pots and it makes my heart leap to go fetch some herbs … Read more...

March 11th, 2013

Pepperoni Pizza Dip {with fresh basil}

by Chrissy



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As you may know, I have a big family consisting of 6 siblings and one awesome mom.

After church on Sunday, it was our weekly ritual to hit up Costco to stock up for the week (yes, the week; groceries never lasted long in our house). Naturally, we would fill up on samples, while my mom did all the shopping.

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Once we had exhausted our welcome at the various … Read more...