Rosé Sangria

stone fruit rose sangria

I know that after seeing this colorful thirst quencher on a hot day like today, you probably just want to skip straight to the recipe. So I’ll make this short and sweet.

fruity rose sangria pour

Did you know that the fourth of July is less than two weeks away? Yeah, I didn’t either. It really creeped up on us. So if you’re American but you don’t feel like drinking beer called “America” to get your party on, I suggest that you make your own concoction. This concoction. Continue reading

Soaked Oats with Grilled Peaches

Peaches and Oats

I’m not good about breakfast – I know it’s supposedly the most important meal of the day, but dinner stole my heart a long time ago. I appreciate a good, heavy breakfast on the weekends but I usually prefer something light and quick. Mornings are tough enough as it is without added pressure from a breakfast routine. My weekday routine is usually me yanking my bag and flying out the door to work.

Almond Milk

Naturally, I like to do everything at night – including breakfast preparations. For several weeks now, I have been soaking oats at night and eating them at work the next day. It’s the perfect chilled breakfast on a summer morning. This jar of soaked goodness is quickly becoming a favorite of mine. Continue reading

Watermelon Blueberry Gin Slushie

watermelon cocktail1

When life hands you lemons, you make lemonade. But what about when life hands you watermelons? Is watermelonade a thing?

blueberries

Summertime is made for juicy watermelon slices and sticky fingers. But let’s be real: there is nothing better than sipping on a cool drink and breathing in a warm summer breeze. So instead of watermelonade, I blended fresh watermelon chunks with ice and alcohol. It was a great life choice. Continue reading

Blueberry Basil Salad

salad plate

I have an insatiable sweet tooth.

blueberries1Over the years, I’ve experimented with putting sweet things where they didn’t quite belong. No one questioned a spoonful of sugar in tomato sauce, or a drizzle of honey on some oven roasted veggies, but I definitely raised some eyebrows when I put chocolate on a sausage and cheese pizza…more than once. (It was delicious, but haters gonna hate). Luckily, I don’t have to go putting chocolate in salads too, because nature’s got its very own sweet stuff.

I’m talking about fruit, guys.

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