Turmeric Detox Soup

Wondering why this is not a pasta post? Don’t worry. That’s coming. But first, let’s talk detox. Because after all of the delicious pasta, wine, gelato, panini, and more…I was CRAVING this soup when we got home. Turmeric is one of my favorite antioxidant ingredients.  And, it’s October, so from here on out I’m all about cooking things in pots.


Let the detoxing begin!

This soup is pretty hearty with farro and red lentils. It’s completely vegetarian, and is topped with toasted breadcrumbs, because carbs. Bonus: the leftovers make perfect weekday lunches!

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Honeymoon Recap: Rome

Guess who’s back…back again…

The honeymoon (AKA #Huntymoon) was absolutely amazing and I can’t wait to fill you all in! So I’m doing a series of three blog posts for you highlighting our adventures in Rome, Florence, and Venice. First up, Rome!

Rome was the first stop on our honeymoon itinerary and we filled it with sightseeing, eating, and drinking, naturally. So without further ado…let the food photos (peppered with some fabulous photos of the city and my outfits) begin!


As Hunter put it: “They see me Roman, they hatin”

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Tuna Poké

Today we’re talking poké, people. Not only is it fun to say (FYI – it’s pronounced POH-keh), it’s delicious, healthy, and ridiculously easy to put together.

I know this is the second post I’ve put up in the past couple of weeks involving chopsticks (see sesame shrimp soba noodles) but as previously discussed, I am now completely obsessed with toasted sesame oil, and just happened to come into possession of a few sashimi grade tuna steaks last week. Also, soba noodles are Japanese in origin whereas poké is totally Hawaiian. So, variety.


Thank you, takeout, for my extensive chopstick collection!

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Sweet Potato Nachos

It rained a few times, the temperature dropped for a while, and it’s September 1st, so it’s basically fall. And with fall comes football season and all of the snacks that come along with it…like nachos.


Crispy goodness!

So, in honor of fall and the new snacks it brings (not posting a pumpkin spice recipe yet, but that doesn’t mean I’m not thinking about it), I’m sharing a healthier version of nachos today inspired by a recipe in the Love & Lemons cookbook – sweet potato nachos!

I love all things sweet potato (including sweet potato noodle bowls and sweet potato and black bean enchiladas), so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that after making this recipe I now prefer sweet potato nachos over regular nachos. Plus, they’re healthy and fun to make! The BYON (build your own nachos) bar may be making frequent appearances this football season. Just saying.

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Sesame Shrimp Soba Noodles

I’ve discovered toasted sesame oil and it’s my new obsession. I honestly think I could eat these soba noodles with just sesame oil. But they’re way better with a little garlic, ginger, and lime. And shrimp, because protein.


Topped with avocado, naturally.

I adapted this recipe from Baker By Nature’s super simple garlic ginger shrimp soba noodles. And they are just that – super simple! Nothing beats an easy weeknight meal, and lately I’m really into simple noodle dishes with garlic and herbs. I think this is stemming from the Pepper’s spicy clams with pasta I made a few weekends ago. Sometimes all you need is some carbs and a stick of butter…or if you’re getting married in a month, some complex carbs and some sesame oil. Either or.

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6 Things To Do Before the End of Summer ’16

You guys. I cannot believe it is almost the end of AUGUST! Summer ’16 has almost come to an end (although we are sure to be #blessed with at least a few more weeks of 100 degree temps in Texas)! In honor of all of the greatness that is summer, I’ve compiled the six things you need to put on your to-do list before the end of the season! Surprise – half of them involve food and bev.

1. Take your poolside cocktail game up a notch and whip up a batch of FROSÉ.


The Kitchn’s Watermelon Mint Frose. (Image:

Because rosé is trendy AF and so is the frozen version. The Kitchn just shared one of the best recipes I’ve seen so far: watermelon mint! All you need is a magnum of rosé, watermelon cubes, sugar, water, mint, and a few lemons. Sounds like the recipe for success to me. Get the full recipe here.

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Triple Dip Party

In order for you to truly understand how excited I am about this post, you must realize how much I LOVE dips. And chips. It’s the one snack I can’t, and won’t, say no to. Ever.


Chipotle Salsa

So today I present to you…not one, not two, but THREE of my favorite dip recipes. I whipped a few of these up for my bachelorette party last weekend and we went to town on them. (Another great thing about dips = they are super easy to put together)! The tomatillo avocado salsa is an old favorite, but the chipotle salsa is a new obsession. And to cool things down, I’m throwing in a Tzatziki dip. Because why not? All of this deliciousness is coming to you straight from What’s Gaby Cooking!

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Yellow Cake Baked Oatmeal

…AKA your new favorite breakfast. Chrissy Teigen does it again (If you haven’t purchased a copy of Cravings yet, I highly recommend it). Everything in there is pure gold.

I’m a huge fan of oatmeal. It makes regular weekday breakfast appearances. So many, in fact, that I keep a few boxes at the office (if it’s at the office I’m committed). But this oatmeal is really raising the bar. It’s like a breakfast-dessert hybrid and I would eat it anytime, anywhere. This oatmeal has earned itself a spot in the weekend breakfast rotation.


Note the new cat lady potholders! I’m obsessed.

This is THE perfect breakfast to bake when you have people in town…it smells so good. And it’s so pretty – I almost forgot that oatmeal was an ingredient. Basically a health food, right?  You can find the original recipe in all of its glory on So Delushious.

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A Toast to Toast: Lemon Edamame Avocado + Apricot Gorgonzola

Soooo July has been a crazy month and we’re only about halfway through! I’m in the final stretch of wedding planning (T-minus 70 days) and between work and the big day details, life has been busy (fun-busy, but still busy). So in honor of this crazy month, I’m giving a shoutout to one of my favorite go-to meals for even the busiest of weekdays…TOAST!

Breakfast, lunch, dinner…all perfect occasions for toast. It’s filling, requires no silverware, and can be made in 15 minutes or less. You can prep savory toast for lunch, sweet toast for breakfast, or a combination of both for whatever time of day the mood strikes. In all honesty, when I did this post I ate these toasts for dinner. And they were delicious.


So much love for toast.

It just wouldn’t be right to do a “toast to toast” without sharing both a sweet and savory variety to do the dish justice. So today’s toast toppings include:

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