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.)

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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25 make-ahead meals for an easy & healthy week

25 more make-ahead meals via playswellwithbutter | with just a little planning in advance & a little organization over the weekend, you can set yourself up with a week’s worth of delicious meals that will come together faster than you could order pizza or pick up chipotle.

it’s no secret that i’m a huge fan of meal prep sunday & make-ahead meals.  with just a little planning in advance & a little organization over the weekend, you can set yourself up with a week’s worth of delicious meals that will come together faster than you could order pizza or pick up chipotle.  check out these 25 ideas for make-ahead meals that will help you make it through your busy week! well, i…

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