food and drink

A Savory Gluten-Free Tomato Tart Recipe

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Our tomato plants grew into monsters this summer and are producing more tomatoes than we can consume, so we’ve been eating tomatoes with everything! With a gluten free visitor at home last week (my mom), we improvised this tart with almond flour for a savory brunch treat (it tasted like a healthy pizza!). It’s... read more

A Quick Zucchini Bread Recipe

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Quick bread recipes are a great way to put all of those beautiful green zucchinis to use this summer. Nothing beats the smell of freshly baked zucchini bread -- get baking this weekend! What You'll Need: (makes 1 loaf) 1 large zucchini 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 cup rolled oats 1/2 teaspoon baking... read more

A Deliciously Healthy Strawberry Chia Seed Jam Recipe

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For a healthy take on a classic summer-time jam recipe, we swapped all the bad-for-you components with three simple, all-natural ingredients; strawberries, maple syrup and chia seeds. Enjoy this delicious strawberry chia seed jam spread on your breakfast toast, oatmeal, or over yogurt! What You'll Need:  1 pound of fresh strawberries (rinsed, trimmed and quartered) 1/4 cup... read more

A Summer Fresh Cherry Cake Recipe

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My friends Christine and Anca, founders of Huckle & Goose, served a version of this cake at a recent dinner we collaborated on this spring. This cake is perfection—the texture of the cornmeal, the way you can substitute any fruit, the lack of overwhelming sweetness. It’s my ideal cake. Tip: I substituted... read more

A Healthy Homemade Granola Recipe

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A wholesome batch of homemade granola is so incredibly simple to make and can save you some cash along the way. This simple granola recipe made with hearty oats, nuts, maple syrup, shredded coconut and spices takes under an hour to prepare, and is a lot more nutritious and flavorful than the store bought kind! What You'll... read more

Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas Recipe

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The easiest and most delicious way to make chicken fajitas at home is fuss-free and only requires one tray! This Sheet Pan Chicken Fajita's Recipe will quickly become part of your weeknight dinner rotation. What You'll Need: (Serves 4-6) 1 pound chicken breasts, cut into strips 1 yellow onion, thinly sliced 1 red... read more

3 Recipes for a Zesty Santa Fe Spread

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Inspired by the farms of New Mexico, here is your guide to a zesty, flavorful three-course meal. Café Pasqual’s Granny Smith Apple and Fennel Salad with Lemon Zest Vinaigrette INGREDIENTS (Makes 4 servings) Leaves from 16 sprigs of flat-leaf parsley 2 fennel bulbs, cored and thinly sliced, tops discarded (reserve fronds for garnish)... read more

Recipes for the Perfect Southern Summer Spread

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The weather conditions ideal for outdoor dining, so we think it's time to pack up some classic Southern culinary delights and hit the beach for a seaside picnic. Here's everything you need for a crowd-pleasing summer spread. What's On the Menu: Perfectly Fried Chicken Summertime Potato Salad <a href="http://blog.thenest.com/2015/06/24/the-perfect-coleslaw-for-the-fourth-of-july/"... read more

How To Make Your Own Compound Butters

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Compound Butters, aka flavored butters, are so easy to make at home and are a great addition to any recipe. This versatile garlic and herb compound butter, can transform a dull dish into a flavor-packed meal in seconds, and can be used in a variety of different chicken, fish, steak, and veggie recipes. What You'll Need: ... read more

Patriotic Produce for a Nutrient Packed Snack

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These nine red, white, and blue-hued pieces of produce will keep your recipes vibrant and healthy.   read more
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