A few years ago Nice Cream took the Pinterest world by storm when people realized they could make “ice cream” with frozen bananas! It was simple, only required 2 or 3 healthy ingredients, it is naturally vegan and paleo and dairy-free and all the things. I even made it for my best friend’s toddler one time when they were visiting. I thought he’d be so stoked to make his own ice cream! As it turns out, I just traumatized him with my loud food processor. But in the end I did win him over with some delicious banana nice cream.Read More
Y'all, summer vacation is so close, I can almost taste it. And trust me, it tastes like this Strawberry Rose Sparkler. I mean, the patios are opening, and we all need something refreshing and light to sip on this summer.
I don't know about you, but summer is my FAVORITE! I used to love fall, but then terrible winter comes (I feel like I've said this all before). Blerg. So I've transitioned to a summer lover. I love the long, long days, short nights, fresh produce, festivals, outdoor concerts, margaritas by the pool, and most importantly: time off work! Freedom!Read More
So, it's my birthday this weekend, and it's only appropriate for us all to eat cake! Right? Part of being an adult is making your own cake, but I think this big lemon berry cake would make pretty much anyone happy on their birthday. There is something about lemon cake with a sweet and tangy lemon buttercream that just screams Summer! And just look at it, it looks like a celebration!Read More
There was a time when I basically lived with all my best friends, and those were good years. Now as an adult, my best friends are all over the country. It's not ideal, I hate that I only get to see them once or twice a year. Ugh, even writing that makes me sad. But, I will say, when I go visit my friends, I come away with the best of memories! I think back on those times with such affection and happiness.Read More
Making jam was always super intimidating to me. First of all, I don't love jam, so I never really saw the point. It's just too sweet, and never really tasted much like fruit. But then there's the canning. It requires special equipment and lots of time, and if you do it wrong your food goes bad and you kill people with crazy strains of bacteria. Ummm...ok? No thanks.Read More
Apparently I'm super inspired by summer cooking, because tons of the recipes on my blog are perfect for a cookout/BBQ/get together. I've collected everything here so you can easily plan your next summer BBQ! Just click on the name of the recipe, and it'll take you right there to the full recipe. I'll continue to update this as (inevitably) more BBQ recipes are added to the blog. Nearly all of these recipes are Whole30 compliant, so you don't have to feel left out one little bit if you happen to be doing a Whole30 this summer!Read More