grilled vegetarian tacos (with portobellos & poblanos & chipotle lime goat cheese drizzle!)

grilled vegetarian tacos loaded with end of summer vegetables (poblanos, red bell pepper, portobello mushrooms) that have been roasted over the direct flame on the grill. topped with a handful of spicy microgreens & a creamy, smoky, tangy goat cheese spread full of chipotle & lime. only thing missing is margs & guac!

grilled vegetarian tacos loaded with end of summer vegetables (poblanos, red bell pepper, portobello mushrooms) that have been roasted over the direct flame on the grill. topped with a handful of spicy microgreens & a creamy, smoky, tangy goat cheese spread full of chipotle & lime. only thing missing is margs & guac!  when i told chris we were having tacos for dinner, his eyes lit up. when chris asked me what kind of tacos we were…

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summer glow bowls

equal parts entrée salad & nourishing bowl, summer glow bowls are end of summer perfection. the best produce of the season (kale, arugula, red bell pepper, cucumber, heirloom tomatoes) is tossed with quinoa, fresh herbs, & a homemade curry vinaigrette. summertime, perfected!

equal parts entrée salad & nourishing bowl, summer glow bowls are end of summer perfection. the best produce of the season (kale, arugula, red bell pepper, cucumber, heirloom tomatoes) is tossed with quinoa, fresh herbs, & a homemade curry vinaigrette. summertime, perfected! SUMMER GLOW BOWLS. oh yeah. guys, we’re doin’ it! so i’m going to be completely honest here…i don’t know what makes a glow bowl a glow bowl. are glow bowls even a thing?…

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mom’s summer salad with arugula, tomatoes, & israeli couscous

a simple summer salad straight from my mom's kitchen! a bed of peppery fresh arugula is topped with israeli couscous & perfectly ripened tomatoes & drizzled with a simple homemade lemon vinaigrette & reduced balsamic. ready in less than 15 minutes, this simple summer salad is the perfect dish to share at a summer party or to serve for a healthy, fast weeknight dinner!

a simple summer salad straight from my mom’s kitchen! a bed of peppery fresh arugula is topped with israeli couscous & perfectly ripened tomatoes & drizzled with a simple homemade lemon vinaigrette & reduced balsamic. ready in less than 15 minutes, this simple summer salad is the perfect dish to share at a summer party or to serve for a healthy, fast weeknight dinner! hey, hey you guys!!! i’m so excited to be sharing a new recipe…

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7 recipes to make with your farmer’s market finds

6 farmer's market recipes to use your farmer's market finds this summer | healthy recipes, farmer's market produce, fresh recipes, summer food |

farmer’s market season is in full swing!  make the most of your farmer’s market produce with these farmer’s market recipes – all wholesome & delicious enough to try over & over again all summer long! okay, can we talk about farmer’s markets really quickly? & how it makes you feel totally, absolutely basic, but you can’t help but freak out a little bit every saturday morning when it’s finally time to make your weekly trip?!…

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aglio olio zoodles with summer vegetables and shrimp

zoodles tossed into a garlic-infused olive oil with lemon & loads of summer vegetables. topped off with shrimp, grated cheese, and a good sprinkle of crushed red chili, these aglio olio zoodles are going to be your new favorite this summer! | gluten free, healthy recipe, summer food, summer party, vegetables, farmers market recipe, easy recipe |

zoodles tossed into a garlic-infused olive oil with lemon & loads of summer vegetables.  topped off with shrimp, grated cheese, and a good sprinkle of crushed red chili, these aglio olio zoodles are going to be your new favorite this summer! guys! it’s officially summer! happy summer solstice 2017!!! *raises both hands & does a happy dance* i honestly could not be happier about summer’s arrival this year. our days in minnesota are longer &…

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prosciutto-wrapped cantaloupe with balsamic glaze

a three-ingredient recipe for prosciutto wrapped cantaloupe topped with balsamic glaze. this appetizer is perfectly balanced, super simple, & most importantly - so delicious! prosciutto-wrapped cantaloupe with balsamic glaze are perfect for summer parties & easy entertaining on hot summer nights. | prosciutto, easy appetizer for a crowd, summer food, summer party, healthy appetizer recipe, make ahead appetizer, girls night recipe, date night recipe |

a three-ingredient recipe for prosciutto wrapped cantaloupe topped with balsamic glaze.  this appetizer is perfectly balanced, super simple, & most importantly – so delicious!  prosciutto-wrapped cantaloupe with balsamic glaze are perfect for summer parties & easy entertaining on hot summer nights.    ummm…can i tell you a secret? i don’t really love cantaloupe. i’m a total cantaloupe-loving imposter. & after much serious contemplation of my lack of a love for cantaloupe, i think it comes…

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strawberry pb&j protein smoothies

a creamy, delicious smoothie recipe for an easy, healthy breakfast for any busy weekday mornings! these peanut butter & jelly strawberry smoothies are loaded with strawberries, peanut butter, & oats to keep you full until lunchtime. | smoothie, healthy smoothie, protein shake, healthy breakfast, smoothie pack, gluten free, vegan, iifym |

a creamy, delicious smoothie recipe for an easy, healthy breakfast for any busy weekday morning! these peanut butter & jelly strawberry smoothies are loaded with strawberries, peanut butter, & oats to keep you full until lunchtime. make smoothie packs in advance for an easy on-the-go breakfast, & feel free to use non-dairy milk & a plant-based gluten-free protein powder to make this smoothie vegan-friendly & gluten-free! aloha! i’m actually currently headed home to minneapolis from…

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georgie’s shredded chicken spring rolls

shredded chicken spring rolls (+ a to die for dipping sauce!) are the perfect summer appetizer for a dinner or lunch! super fresh & super easy to whip up!!

ALOOOOOOHA!  a couple of my blogging besties are pinch-hitting for me while i’m enjoying vacation island vibes with chris & the hawaiian side of my family.  today comes an amazingly fresh & summery recipe from my gal pal georgie.  g is the sweetest aussie-transplant & she lives with her hubs in portland, oregon.  the home cook’s kitchen is g’s culinary internet playground & she’s seriously like my blogging soul sister.  she knows a thing or 2 about…

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kale salad with grilled lemon chicken, asparagus, farro & goat cheese

this kale salad will keep you coming back for more! perfect for a simple weeknight al fresco girls' night with a bottle rosé, or meal prep for a week's worth of delicious, healthy lunches at the office! kale & asparagus are paired with lemon thyme chicken, nutty farro, tangy goat cheese, & roasted red pepper. tossed in a lemon thyme vinaigrette. | salad recipe, homemade dressing, meal prep, girls night idea, spring recipe, summer recipe, healthy recipe |

a kale salad perfect for the spring!  kale & asparagus are paired with lemon thyme chicken, nutty farro, tangy goat cheese, & roasted red pepper.  tossed in a lemon thyme vinaigrette.  tossed in a lemon thyme vinaigrette, this kale salad will keep you coming back for more!  perfect for a simple weeknight al fresco girls’ night with a bottle rosé, or meal prep for a week’s worth of delicious, healthy lunches at the office! soooooo…i kinda…

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the best guacamole ever. (period.)

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a foolproof, restaurant-worthy method to making the best guacamole at home, every single time.  this guacamole recipe will soon become a staple recipe in your house.  don’t be surprised when all your friends start requesting it whenever you see them!  there are a few guiding principles in my life: there is no such thing as too many pairs of pretty shoes. celebrations call for some bubbly (even if the only thing you’re celebrating is the…

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