Ever show up to a BBQ or summer get-together & realize there’s not much you can eat? Well- that kind of comes with the turf when you’re eating differently than many others. For me- I’m keto. This means I focus on high fats, proteins, & very low carbs. What’s the best way to make sure you can actually enjoy the event like everyone else? BRING SOMETHING YOU LIKE! I always try to bring something that isn’t just for me either- because mass appeal at picnics is a big deal! This cold summer salad is perfect! Keep reading to throw it together yourself!…
Want a recipe that will perk you right up? This yogurt bowl is sweet but also really bright- perfectly perky in the morning or as a snack. I personally love the combination of lemon & blueberry. Normally you see it in cheesecakes or bars but here is a fresher take. Plus it is super easy! Keep reading to put together the pieces!…
Have you noticed a lot of holes in fashion lately? Okay not holes- cutouts! Holes is much more 90’s & while I’m dealing with the lip trend being back…I am so not grunge. Cutouts are basically the opposite! A great cut out can add some visual interest to an otherwise basic piece or up the fun in general. They can be risky or completely basic. Check out some of my favorite ways to rock cutouts & even some that will have you wanting to #GoCommando!
I’ve been trying to recreate some of my favorite restaurant dishes at home lately…& some of them have turned out pretty great. Ahi tuna is an ingredient I’m mildly obsessed with- I love just about everything about it. Except cooking it. While this still isn’t perfect it was tasty…& inspired by a recipe in Clean Slate written by the editors of Martha Stewart Living. This dish is healthy, easy to make, & has some brightness to perk up the tastebuds. …
If you follow me on Instagram (check it out if you aren’t!) then you have likely been awaiting some recipes from the new Clean Slate Cookbook from the editors of Martha Stewart Living. I’ll be reviewing the entire cookbook along with some other goodies on Friday (along with a giveaway! shhhh) but first I wanted to share some of my favorite recipes inspired by or directly from the Clean Slate Cookbook & Guide! Today I’m sharing the Pureed Pea Dip with Mint & Lemon Recipe directly from the book- & what I loved serving it with! Check out the way they took frozen peas & made them taste like spring!…
So for this Friday Foodie Linkup we went with a fun theme- going green! I think there are a lot of ways this topic can be taken, right? Healthy? Literally green? Well I hope you thought of those two as they both pertain to today’s recipe! Without further ado, here is my recipe for Mint & Lime Asparagus!
Before we go green I need to address one thing- the beautiful chicken here will have its very own post Monday for St. Patrick’s Day! How does chicken equal that particular holiday? Hint: BEER.
Now onto this recipe! I think when you’re working with really basic ingredients you should opt for higher quality so you can really taste them. I chose a higher quality olive oil, fresh cracked pepper, nice ripe limes, & a mint chutney I’ve had waiting to be used.
- 1 lb. of asparagus, washed & trimmed
- 1 to 2 tablespoons high quality olive oil for roasting/drizzling
- salt & pepper to taste
- 1 to 3 fresh limes, you want about 1.5 tablespoons of juice
- fresh mint or mint chutney
- Preheat oven to 450. Drizzle asparagus with olive oil on a roasting pan then top with sprinkling fresh pepper & salt. Make sure your spears are well covered in oil for an even cook. A good trick is to roll them with your palm lightly to make sure each is covered in oil evenly.
- Cook about 8-10 minutes until browned & the ends look a bit crisp.
- Remove from oven & transfer to serving dish. Top with fresh mint/chutney & the lime juice. toss lightly. Serve.
Ready for Tea & Coffee Tuesday? I have been on such a coffee kick lately. I drank a lot of tea when I was sick but ever since I started feeling better I’m all about a great cup of Joe. I have an instant favorite to share with you today that is also apparently ( & depressingly) limited edition. I bring you the fantastic Chocolate Mint Ground Coffee from Eight O’ Clock.
This is my first ever taste of anything from Eight O’ Clock, possibly due to the limited distribution. I actually found this at our local military commissary I think but after checking on their site they are located in some stores as well such as Walmart, Albertons, etc.
From Eight O’ Clock: A decadent blend of cool, refreshing peppermint swirled temptation of smooth dark chocolate notes. Whether a perfect after-dinner treat or to help you start your day, this 100% Arabica offering is sure to satisfy.
I believe I paid around $6.50 for the 11 oz bag. I consider that a decent price for something specialty. I can’t personally drink coffee during the week or else I’ll stay awake so I’ve been drinking it in the morning when I’m looking for something refreshingly sweet. It says it contains dark chocolate & I definitely taste it! Seriously, this coffee is like liquid thin mints mixed with a rich coffee. Perfection. For me? A total hit. On the weekends, this would totally help cure my recent love (ie obsession) of mint chocolate cookies.
Do you like mint in the morning? Does this sound like something you’d enjoy? I spotted a few other types of coffee from Eight O’ Clock I might be interested in trying, namely the Hazelnut & French Vanilla. Any that you’ve tried that I need to seek out?