lettuce-free salad.

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.

matcha green tea latte.

…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.

summer salad platter.

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.

grief.

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.

antipasti greatness.

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.