Posts tagged ‘fruit’

December 12th, 2013

The Art of a Fall or Winter Salad {+ Mandarin & Avocado Kale Salad}

by Lauren

Kale Salad with Parmesan, Cranberries, and Pine Nuts

I always have greens on hand. Romaine, spinach, kale, arugula or some combination of these things. Their staples in our refrigerator because they are so versatile. I love pulling together salads for lunch using leftovers from dinner or other miscellaneous kitchen staples. It’s so easy, healthy, and never requires a recipe.

Despite the colder weather, a salad is still totally acceptable in Fall and Winter. I thought I would impart some wisdom … Read more...

October 4th, 2013

Spiced Maple & Mango Dip

by Chrissy


Maple Mango Dip_LYK7

Happy happy Monday, Friends!

I don’t know about you, but I’m finding it a little hard to get into Fall…

I know it’s October, but I’d just like to savor these warm, summer-like days. It was 90 degrees yesterday, people. 90!

Maple Mango Dip_LYK13

I am not ready to embrace the boots or let myself splurge on the pumpkin. I mean, I’ll eat any and every pumpkin thing that comes my way, don’t get me wrong, but I’m just not ready to bake … Read more...

July 26th, 2013

{Mango & Chocolate Chip} Banana Bread

by Chrissy

Mango Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips_LYK5

Mmmmm Mango.

Lately, I’ve been putting it in smoothies, Greek yogurt, and this chia seed pudding.

Mango Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips_LYK6

Here’s another great way to usefully employ a perfectly ripe mango: throw it in some chocolate chip banana bread. Oh yea, that’s what’s up.

This bread turned out super moist, so flavorful, and it was a crowd pleaser.

Mango Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips_LYK4

Truth be told, I was house-sitting in a huge house all by myself and needed something to do, since I couldn’t get to sleep. At … Read more...

July 8th, 2013

Peach Streusel Muffins

by Chrissy

Peach Streusel Muffins_LYK4

Peach cobbler baked into a muffin, that’s what these muffins are like. Super tasty, moist in the center with slightly crispy topping, these muffins are the way to go.
Peach Streusel Muffins_LYK2

If you didn’t know this already, I have a peach addiction, and these muffins help curb the withdrawals. In the summer, if I don’t have my daily peach/nectarine, I might go into beast mode.

Peach Streusel Muffins_LYK3

I blame this condition on the fact that I grew up with a lovely peach tree in … Read more...

July 1st, 2013

Raw Corn & Blueberry Salad {with Honey Lemon Vinaigrette}

by Lauren

cornsalad

If I’m being honest, things got less than wild in the kitchen this weekend. This salad was a result of starvation turned healthy and delicious snack.

It’s so, so simple. Perhaps one of the simplest things I’ve ever made for you. Well, technically I made it for me, but I would have shared if you were here.

We had quite the busy weekend, and I really needed a refreshing pick-me-up on Sunday afternoon. Plus, it’s going to make a great … Read more...