Topped with a garlic yogurt sauce, these vegetarian spring tacos with marinated white beans and red potatoes are a healthy weeknight meal. Crunchy radishes and hemp seeds are players too, bringing vibrant colors and texture. Add avocado and hemp seeds for an added bonus!
I’ve been searching for a good baked falafel recipe for what feels like forever. None of them have ever been good enough to make twice. Whether they required too much planning, were too crumbly and dry, or completely flavorless…. I had given up on making them at home.
But this recipe that comes from the just released Minimalist Kitchen book, by The Faux Martha (which I’m giving away a copy!) erases all of the bad ones. So so good! I made the baked falafel into a salad, that I’m sharing with you today.
I picked this asparagus recipe from a new cookbook on my shelf, The Pretty Dish, to share with you since spring is finally here (even though we’re getting snow today in Minnesota 😐), and Easter is this Sunday. As Jessica says, “Asparagus is one of the few veggies I can take to a gathering and know that it will be eaten with gusto.”
And eaten with gusto it was, in this house. Brian and I ate every single spear straight off the pan. Here’s the winning combination:
smoky salty bacon
the umami of Parmesan
and the golden child of spring — asparagus!
Sauces can take a roasted vegetable and turn it into the best thing you’ve ever eaten, transform grain bowls from a boring meal into a resounding “I’m going to start meal prepping” attitude, and elevate a plain chicken breast to something you want to serve at the next holiday dinner. They’re that magical element that we often overlook, yet are rewarded time and again when we make. Which is exactly why you need this incredible Walnut Avocado Yum Sauce in your life!
There is one thing that will always and forever satisfy me right before I go to a bed — and that is a spoonful of peanut butter.
If you’ve never made homemade peanut butter, you should know three things.
It’s incredibly, ridiculously easy. Just grab your blender or food processor and go.
It’s much cheaper than spending $7 for an overpriced jar at Whole Foods.
And there is nothing that can quite compare to the true bliss that is the first, warm spoonful as you scrape it out of the blender.
We recently escaped the snow and visited Fort Myers, Florida. The warm, 80 degree days were fabulous, and we found several local places to eat in Fort Myers, hidden gems, that I’m sharing with you today, and the main reason to go — beaches! And the sun soaked 80 degree days. The softest white sand, blue and turquoise water, and some of the best shelling in the world. Don’t miss Barefoot Beach Preserve, just south of Fort Myers Beach. You can walk along the entire shoreline, and it is much less crowded than other beaches. Read on for more details.