hello friends. this is a gentle reminder from your loving, veggie-obsessed blogger… salads don’t have to have lettuce in them. here’s the evidence… who needs boring lettuce? you can make a yummy salad like this, and put it in the fridge, dressed and all, and it will just get better and better over the next few days. it’s such a healthy and quick snack. and … Continue reading lettuce-free salad.
happy rainy thursday, kansas city! i love, love, love days like this. i don’t know if it’s the scottish in me, but a rainy day is always a good day. it rained on my wedding day seven years ago, and this bride loved it. so, i felt the need to get some thoughts out, and i decided to share them. this blog post is all … Continue reading ch-ch-changes.
(i think i’ve already posted about chia pudding, but here we go again. i just needed a reminder. i also needed to try it with my new homemade almond milk…) this is a lovely way to start the day. i’ve had so much energy after this breakfast! this chia pudding is made with homemade almond milk, which i think is a serious game-changer. here’s the … Continue reading chia pudding with berries.
…with homemade almond milk. such a great way to start this rainy august day. i had TWO cups. i couldn’t stop at just one! this is such a subtle, earthy flavor. here’s all you need: heat up a cup of homemade almond milk. recipe here: https://pixyskansascity.com/2018/08/23/homemade-almond-milk/ using a small fine mesh strainer, strain in a teaspoon of matcha powder (you can find this in the … Continue reading matcha green tea latte.
DIVINE. absolutely divine. i drank it like it was a glass of milk right after i made it. and i hated milk as a kid, so i’ve never really enjoyed anything like this. it’s so creamy and comforting. i get it now, milk drinkers. i get it. here’s how you do it: in a mason jar, cover a cup of almonds with 2 cups of … Continue reading homemade almond milk.
these summer flavors seem to always lift my spirits and make me feel like it’s not a dang monday. can you even see the watermelon in there? i got a little carried away with the toppings. i bought that gorgeous orange and yellow-fleshed watermelon, and, although i miss the classic watermelon red color, this one is mild and absolutely lovely. the cucumber came from the … Continue reading summer salad platter.
i just found out this morning that a friend of mine passed away. he was my age, a fantastic singer, a loving high school music teacher, a father, a husband, and a wonderful light to so many people. actually, he was a light to everyone he came in contact with. it’s interesting how we all deal with this kind of tragedy differently. for me, it … Continue reading grief.
i know, i know ~ i’m clearly on an italian binge. not an “italian men” binge! let me just clarify!!! but listen, today’s lunch was so yummy that i just HAD to post it. you have to understand that i need to post these amazing meals just for me. i need to remember what to make when i’m dying for comfort food, or happy food, … Continue reading zucchini “zoodles” two ways.
i cannot get enough of the antipasti lifestyle this summer. man ~ italians are BRILLIANT. i put out this spread in just a matter of minutes, and we celebrated the beauty of dining al fresco ~ which means, “with bugs”. ha ha ha. but seriously ~ is this not the most lovely little platter? here’s the low-down on this antipasti platter of goodness… there’s a … Continue reading antipasti greatness.
buona sera, amici!!! we’re back from italy, and once again, my passion for italian food has been ignited! not hard to do. but here’s the truth ~ no matter how AMAZING that fresh, incredible pasta is, i cannot eat it for every meal. my body doesn’t want me eating it at all! as my friend steve says, “I’VE BEEN GLUTENED!!!” i came back with a … Continue reading easy italian salad.