Gumbo

April 21

shrimp gumbo
When I first created this blog almost a year (eek!) ago, what I was the most excited about was to get super adventurous in the kitchen. Instead of cooking the same thing over and over again, I would be forced to make something new and blog-worthy every few days, discovering tons of new recipes and flavor combinations. While this has certainly been the case, sometimes I forget about the things that I used to cook <b>before</b> the blog came about. This gumbo is one of those meals we would put together now and again and it was always delicious. I haven’t made it in ages and somehow it came to mind the other day and it was as delicious as I remember it this time around.

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Salad with Creamy Garlic Dressing

April 17

salad with creamy garlic dressing
I was in a little bit of a salad dressing rut. I went from someone who was extremely not-confident in throwing together a dressing to someone who could basically put one together completely mindlessly, but as it turns out, it was always the same one. I always turned to mustard for a kick, so whether I used honey or maple syrup for sweetness, cider vinegar or lemon for acidity, I always ended up with a very mustardy tasting result. No problem, but sometimes a girl needs some variety in her life.

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Grapefruit & Burnt Honey and Cucumber & Serrano Cocktail (w/ VIDEO!)

April 13

grapefruit and agavecucumber and serrano pepper cocktail
There are two very exciting things about this post:
1- These recipes are finally up- I have been meaning to share them for almost a year- I’m sorry!
2- There is a special video at the end of the post that includes the story behind these drinks as well as the recipe itself. Please let me know if you enjoy it! It was a lot of fun to put together and I’m thinking of incorporating videos in more posts in the future.

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Chocolate and Hazelnut Granola

April 10

chocolate hazelnut granola
I’m officially obsessed. I saw this recipe on My New Roots and knew I had to make it right away. Why have I never thought of chocolate granola? I have certainly put chopped chocolate into my granola before but I really haven’t made the wet part of the granola recipe chocolatey. Let me tell you, this has revolutionized my granola universe! I knew that when I was making it and the wet mixture smelled and looked like brownie batter, I was in a good place. I was in an even better place knowing that there wasn’t even anything particularly unhealthy in the recipe: coconut oil, maple syrup and cocoa powder, how can you go wrong?

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