Strawberry Basil Guacamole

Sweet basil and strawberries take this creamy guacamole dish on an unexpected journey to the next level.  Your taste buds (and friends that you share this dish with!) will thank you.  This weekend was another one for the books.  We had friends … [Read more...]

Ginger Basil Stir Fry

This was such an amazing weekend.  I felt a bit all over the place, but after being cooped up indoors due to a snow storm and major studying last weekend I was ready to get out and DO something this weekend :) The fun all started on Friday. … [Read more...]

Kale and Pesto Millet Bowls

These bowls are filling and perfect for breakfast, lunch, OR dinner! These satisfying and flavorful bowls can be tossed together in a jif after a little weekend (or anytime) prep of the ingredients.   Recently, I feel like Brian and I have … [Read more...]

Curry Butternut Soup

Roasted butternut squash and carrots blend together with coconut milk to make a silky smooth soup full of curry flavor.  While visiting home for the holidays Mom made a ton of meals that she made during our childhood.  It was so fun to taste … [Read more...]

Butternut Squash Bruschetta

Subtly sweet butternut pairs perfectly with tart and crisp cherry tomatoes and sweet yet savory basil to make a wonderful bruschetta that is perfect for serving as an appetizer, snack or with your favorite protein during in the cooler months. … [Read more...]

Basil Walnut Pesto {low FODMAP}

While this pesto is garlic and dairy free, it's adapted from the fabulous pesto recipe we learned while my husband and I traveled to Italy for our honeymoon.  One taste of this fresh, herby sauce takes me right back to the rustic and beautiful Cinque … [Read more...]

Italian Chickpea Salad

Not too long ago, I got carried away in the bulk foods section of the grocery store and purchased a TON of dried chickpeas because I read that making hummus from dried chickpeas was the best way to do it. Well, when I went to make the hummus, I … [Read more...]

How NOT to Grow an Herb

How NOT to Grow an Herb Plant I was so excited when I brought home fresh herb starters to start in my herb garden after my attempt at using seeds failed. I watered the parsley and basil everyday, and eventually the basil seemed stable enough to … [Read more...]