Monday, March 27, 2017

Pesto Croutons


Pesto Croutons
 Last week while traveling to New Orleans, I had a delicious salad from Stanley on Saint
Ann Street (Jackson Square). It was a mixed green salad with pesto croutons and roasted
pine nuts and the croutons were so good I knew I had to try to make them at home.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

That time I Tried To Be A Fashion Blogger




If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen me post these photos last week and
you might have thought to yourself what in the world is she doing - ha ha.

Although my Instagram and blog are primarily food focused, I also write about travel
DIY, beauty and shoes when the mood strikes. So when I was recently asked if I would 
like to receive a few pieces of Crown and Ivy clothing from Belk to model and post to 
my  Instagram I said yes! I already own a few pieces of clothing from Crown and Ivy 
and love them, so I thought why not?

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Chicken Pot Pie Pasta























I'm so happy that spring is officially here, but our weather has been crazy. Sixty degrees
one day and twenty degrees the next. Is it winter, is it spring? Who knows!

One thing I do know is that when it's cold and dreary outside, there's nothing like a warm
and comforting meal for dinner. Chicken Pot Pie Pasta is comfort food at it's best, and
the fact that it is a one-pot meal makes it even better!

Monday, March 20, 2017

Mini Banana Protein Muffins


Mini Banana Protein Muffins





















These mini banana protein muffins may not be the cutest little baked goods on the
block, but they are healthy, delicious and perfect for breakfast on the go or as a guilt
free snack any time of day!

Monday, March 13, 2017

Why I Use a Food Scale























I'm not technically on a "diet", but I have been paying close attention to what I eat
and how much I eat since the beginning of the year.  I gained a few extra pounds over
the past 24 months, and while I'm not over weight, I have not felt comfortable with the
way my clothes have been fitting. This past January I was finally in the right mind set
to get serious and lose the extra weight.

I am all about moderation, so I have not been depriving myself of anything, I'm a
food blogger for goodness sake, but I have been focused on eating less processed food
and making healthy, clean choices when it comes to food.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Sprouted Wheat Blueberry Pancakes


Sprouted Grain Blueberry Pancakes with yogurt and granola





















Last summer I had the best pancakes of my life in a cozy farm kitchen located in Vermont.
Julie, from Green Wind Farm made them for us while we were on the Stonyfield Farm Tour
and I haven't stopped thinking about them since!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Lemon Peppermint Foot Scrub {DIY}


DIY Lemon Peppermint Sugar Foot Scrub





















Spring is on the way and it's time to get those toes in flip flop and sandal shape!

My homemade lemon peppermint sugar scrub is super easy to make and only requires
a few ingredients to help remove dead skin and soften your heels and feet.  I use sugar
scrubs a couple times a week and I'm always amazed at how great my skin feels
afterwards.