Delicious maple glazed carrots roasted with pure maple syrup and garlic. Topped with creamy goat cheese crumbles and crunchy pistachios — this easy, veggie side dish will impress everyone at your holiday gatherings!
Coming at you live with another delish side dish to share with family and friends this season. Among all of the turkeys and stuffings and gravy, every Thanksgiving table needs some gorgeous, bright veggies. Don’t you think?
It’s the best way to make sure your traditionally beige plate is filled with a little pop of color. I mean, we eat with our eyes first, right? So it’s time I introduce you to my new fav side dish: my sweet and savory maple glazed carrots.
Gluten free paleo orange bread kissed and infused with fresh orange juice & zest, then covered with dark chocolate for the ultimate treat. This bread will blow you away by how good it is.
It might be my wedding week, but don’t think I forgot about all of you. My passion and joy in life involves making recipes and I couldn’t neglect you during the holiday season.
I’m going to keep all posts this week pretty short and sweet, which means we can avoid talking about my obsession with Jelena (justin + selena getting back together) and get straight to these delicious recipes.
Round Up Sunday is here! I hope you guys have had an amazing weekend, and that these round-ups start your Sunday’s off right. With the first snow in Chicago + an extremely busy week over here, I’ve been cozying up with hot coffee (lots), a great playlist, and of course, the final wedding details before the big day. The best cure for a wintery day and a busy mind? Breakfast. All. Day. Long. Specifically? Fluffy stacks of pancakes and waffles that fill your house with warm goodness. That’s why this Sunday I rounded up 22 cozy pancake & waffle recipes that are perfect for snuggling up and staying in.
Bacon wrapped plantains with a hint of sweetness from pure maple syrup and a little spicy thanks to a kick of cayenne pepper. Everyone will be raving over this unique, easy appetizer!
Meet my favorite appetizer that’s making an appearance at my wedding (in one week!) thanks to Fig Catering here in Chicago: bacon wrapped plantains. I know we are supposed to do weekend favorite on Fridays, but it’s almost Thanksgiving and I’m here to give you what you need: RECIPES!
These bacon wrapped plantains are sweet, spicy and all things nice and I swear you guys are going to fall head over heels as soon as they pop out of the oven.
And I have to say: they make an outrageously delicious holiday season appetizer. Hehehehe.
Stuffed acorn squash with cranberry, pecans and quinoa then drizzled with a simple goat cheese crema. Perfect for vegetarians at Thanksgiving, or anytime you’re looking for a healthy plant based meal or side.
Here we are again! Thanksgiving is getting close and I’m more than ready to bust out all the fabulous recipes I’ve been testing in my kitchen over the last few weeks. Safe to say Abra and I have been eating very, very well.
To me, Thanksgiving can involve your Grandma’s classic recipes but it can also be about experimenting with new recipes and creating your own traditions. Since coming into Tony’s family, I’ve introduced my both my cranberry sauce and sweet potato casserole to the table and now each year we’re sure not to miss it.
I’m even more excited about the recipes I’m going to post this week and next because they are creative, beautiful and healthy. YASSS.
Happy Wednesday, everyone! I hope you’re having a fabulous week so far. We’re halfway there, and I’m ready for that weekend countdown. If you’ve been following along on Instagram I’m sure you’ve seen some sneak peeks of #AKThanksgiving! We’ve been busy in the kitchen over here creating some unique, nutritious, and oh-so delicious recipes for the coming holidays.
With every packed week of recipe-testing comes with (you guessed it) another big haul from Trader Joe’s. This time we rounded up 28 fall finds that are perfect for the holidays – whether you’re hosting a party of 50 or just baking up some goodness in the coming months. What’s on your Thanksgiving menu?
Incredibly flavorful yellow curry chicken and rice made in one pot with plenty of veggies and delicious flavors from coconut milk, ginger, garlic and turmeric. Great for meal prep!
Hello, hello! I hope you’re reading this with a smile on your face, a cup of coffee or tea in your cup and of course that you had a relaxing, rejuvenating weekend. Did you do anything fun?
We spent Friday night dining out at my favorite sushi place in the world and sipping wine. I was craving the roll called the black mafia — if you’re ever craving sushi in Chicago, this place is where it’s at!
Saturday went by quick too — we met our wedding photographers and scoped out beautiful spots around the city to take wedding photos (we’re less than two weeks away). And on Sunday, I relaxed on the couch, made a puerto rican chicken stew with tostones and caught up on several episodes of Stranger Things.
(The stew was fantastic by the way, I’ll post the recipe soon.)
No bake vegan and gluten free cherry cheesecake bars with a chocolate almond date brownie crust made in partnership with Northwest Cherries. Made with healthy fats, naturally sweetened and SO easy to make!
November has arrived. Which means my wedding is almost here. I can’t believe it. I still remember the day we got engaged like it was yesterday.
THANKFULLY we aren’t taking our honeymoon right away, but instead plan on taking a small mini moon, then coming home and simply relaxing, celebrating Thanksgiving with our families and being officially husband and wife.
Most of you know that in just a couple of short weeks I’ll be getting married (omg) and there’s still so much to do every day. With such a monumental event coming up I’ve been reflecting a lot on the past year. So many things have happened!
Does anyone else feel like the older we get the more we seem to pack into 365 days?