Posts tagged ‘lemon’

May 14th, 2014

Oregano, Walnut & Feta Pesto

by Lauren

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You’ve probably heard about the fires going on here in San Diego. Our prayers are with all those who are being affected. Fortunately, we are by the beach and far enough away from the fires that our air quality is still good and our homes are safe.

The sunset was quite smoky last night though – God gave us beauty from the ashes despite these terrible wildfires. Here is a photo from this morning that we took at the top … Read more...

February 4th, 2014

Fennel, Apple, & Dill Salad {with lemon dijon dressing}

by Lauren

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We are all about balance in the LYK. Yesterday you had cupcakes, today you get salad. We realize a good indulgence every once in a while (chocolate at least once a day is a must for me) is totally necessary but we also recognize the importance of a healthy diet. I definitely keep a bag of truffles in my office drawer or stock up on the Reese’s at Halloween so I can have one a day after lunch.

Depriving yourself … Read more...

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!

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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...

July 23rd, 2013

Lauren’s Tea Party Bridal Shower & Lemon Vanilla Cupcakes

by Chrissy

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Cupcakes!

Beautiful mini bridal shower cupcakes, made especially for my best pal, Lauren.

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For this shower, the girls of the LYK stepped into the roles of Bride-to-be and Maid of Honor. It was nice to have someone else do all the cooking, and most of the baking.

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I said, most. I still had to bake my other half some zesty cupcakes for the grand celebration!

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Her wedding colors are yellow, silver, and neutrals. These lemon cupcakes fit the role, perfectly.… Read more...