beet and watermelon salad
recipes, salads

Summer Beet + Watermelon Salad

I'm a big fan of fruit in salads, especially in the summer, and this beet and watermelon salad is so sweet and refreshing I swear you'll almost forget you're eating a salad. I've been saving this recipe for the launch of my newsletter called... The Beet. If you haven't already joined my mailing list, go… Continue reading Summer Beet + Watermelon Salad

summer squash soup
recipes

Smooth Summer Squash Soup

Call me crazy, but sometimes even in the middle of summer a bowl of soup can be quite nice. I had the most amazing summer squash soup on our California road trip (when it's 60 degrees in the evening hot soup doesn't sound as crazy too). Anyway, I loved it so much I decided to try to recreate… Continue reading Smooth Summer Squash Soup

salmon with lemon and dill
recipes

Salmon with Lemon, Dijon and Dill

Salmon is one of my favorite go-to weeknight mains - it doesn't take long to marinate, it cooks quickly and as a bonus I can save a dose of my Omega-3 supplements... The main reason I cook it during the week though is it's not something I usually order out. I'm going to try to… Continue reading Salmon with Lemon, Dijon and Dill

coconut berry parfait
recipes

4th of July Berry & Coconut Yogurt Parfait

I couldn’t let one of my favorite holidays go by without making something festive to contribute to the red, white and blue section of the blogosphere. This little treat is almost too simple to warrant a recipe or a post but really isn’t simple just what you need on a holiday that’s all about being outside… Continue reading 4th of July Berry & Coconut Yogurt Parfait

turkey tacos
recipes

Turkey Tacos

  As much as I love to cook, this time of year I just want to fix something quickly so we can get on to more fun things... like going for a walk, relaxing on the patio or planning our California road trip we have on the calendar in June. Summer (especially these early few weeks before… Continue reading Turkey Tacos

red white and blueberry salad
recipes

Red, White & Blueberry Salad

Happy Fouth of July, everyone! I just couldn't let the holiday go by without contributing something red, white, blue and edible. Now, I realize there's just no topping last year's American flag tart (gluten-free and dairy-free), so I didn't even try with the desserts. I decided to go in a completely different direction instead... salad. Before I go any… Continue reading Red, White & Blueberry Salad

recipes

Banana, Peach & Peanut Butter Smoothie

It may not sound like your traditional fruit smoothie combo, but just trust me on this one... You'll take one sip and think "OMG, this is breakfast?!" Banana and peanut butter - there's no surprise there. And when the classic combo is frozen and blended it's creamy, rich deliciousness. For breakfast. As for the peaches,… Continue reading Banana, Peach & Peanut Butter Smoothie

recipes

American Flag Dessert – FREEdom Tart

The fourth of July just isn't complete without something edible fashioned into an American flag. This is one of the few things required for the holiday, I think -- American flag dessert, fireworks, and little kids in ridiculous red white and blue outfits. God bless America. Growing up, we'd make this 4th of July treat… Continue reading American Flag Dessert – FREEdom Tart