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Why I love the dockatot

Why I love the dockatot

This go around, postpartum has been a bit harder than I expected. I think with it being my third baby I knew the aftermath and physical healing would be difficult, but I think I also expected it to be easier since it’s my third time […]

Meredith’s Tortellini Salad

Meredith’s Tortellini Salad

Happy happy weekend, friends! I wanted to get you the recipe for that tortellini salad my sister-in-law @meredithfreeman1 made for me in case you need some inspiration for the week ahead. It’s delicious room temperature or cold and I feel like you could make endless substitutions to […]

Simple Butternut Squash Soup

Simple Butternut Squash Soup

Happy Monday, friends. Soup season is upon us. Well, honestly, it’s a few months away here in Charleston because it’s hot as blue blazes but it is storm season. And storms call for soup too! I made this recently and it was so delicious I […]

How my #mealplan actually went this week (August 5-11, 2018)

How my #mealplan actually went this week (August 5-11, 2018)

I thought it would be fun to do a post on “how my #mealplan actually went this week” to show you some of how my brain works, and perhaps help you think through using what you have on hand to be both creative and flexible […]

GINGER-TURMERIC QUINOA

GINGER-TURMERIC QUINOA

Adding turmeric to quinoa is a wonderful way to give a little color to an otherwise bland looking grain. Even if you don’t love the taste, you could add 1/8 tsp and still get some pretty color. Also, you could absolutely bump the ginger and […]

Summertime Corn (and so many other things) Salad – Peach Edition!

Summertime Corn (and so many other things) Salad – Peach Edition!

Confession: the hardest part about the last 20 minutes of church for me is that I start to dream about what I am going to whip up for lunch. I even write it down in my notes. I whipped up a new rendition of the Summertime […]

MOM’S MAPLE MUSTARD VINAIGRETTE

MOM’S MAPLE MUSTARD VINAIGRETTE

I have been meaning to post this dressing for weeks now and kept forgetting! This is the recipe for my mom’s Maple Mustard Vinaigrette. It’s the one she packaged so pretty and gave out at her Super Duper Salad Bar Supper Party a few weeks […]

The Daily Green

The Daily Green

I am dubbing this “Berta’s Daily Detox Smoothie” because it was created by the one and only MOM. She drinks it daily (and now i do too!), and there’s multiple amazing detoxifying fruits and veggies in this baby. I think this could get confusing because […]

Strawberry Tomato Basil Toast

Strawberry Tomato Basil Toast

Yesterday’s lunch, which I plan to repeat as often as I can while the tomatoes are at their peak, the strawberries still red and juicy, and the still thriving. . I was thrilled to learn the Whole Foods near us sells some of my favorite […]

Spiraling UP with Southwestern Salad

Spiraling UP with Southwestern Salad

I have much to say about this salad and then again it really doesn’t have to do a ton with the actual salad…read on if interested 🙂   I wanted to share a bit of wisdom that has been super powerful for me lately. In […]