Posts tagged ‘fresh’

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...

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!

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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...

October 14th, 2013

Pumpkin, Coconut & Banana Oatmeal

by Chrissy

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So I’ll finally admit that it’s feeling like Fall. I’m all about it now.

I love a hearty bowl of homemade oatmeal in the mornings to get me energized for the day.

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My usual go-to consists of oats, cinnamon, chia seeds, vanilla protein powder, and dried cranberries and/or fresh fruit, like bananas, strawberries or pear.

Well, with the fall season officially here and the craving for pumpkin-spice flavored EVERYTHING constantly leaves me with half-used cans of pumpkin puree, this is … Read more...

October 10th, 2013

Sweet Potato & Broccoli Veggie Patties

by Chrissy

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These patties. They are deeeelicious!

Broccoli and cheese reminds me of childhood. I bet that’s because I probably wouldn’t eat my broccoli without some a ton of cheese melted over top.

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And I bet I’m not the only one who held this unspoken requirement.

I’ve grown up since then and dearly love my veggies, raw and plain or cooked and seasoned. Although I don’t need the cheese, it sure makes my heart happy! These patties are savory, slightly sweet and … Read more...

June 4th, 2013

Coconut Kale Salad {with Coconut-Lime Vinaigrette}

by Chrissy


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It’s June which means that Summer is pretty much here and that makes me so giddy.

Especially, Summer in Southern California. I haven’t lived elsewhere for the summer, but I can’t imagine it getting any better than this.

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Let me share a few of my favorite summer things:

Sunshine. Warm ocean water (not to be confused with the stingrays/jellies that come with it). Luscious summer berries and sweet stone fruit in season. My Momma’s hot peach cobbler. Beach boardwalk bike … Read more...