Mezzetta Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Mezzetta Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

If you’re looking for a healthy yet delicious appetizer to serve to your guests on Super Bowl Sunday this Mezzetta roasted red pepper hummus is perfect!!! It’s full of flavor, fragrant but most importantly it’s easy to make! Enjoy! 1 16oz can garbanzo beans 1/4 cup tahini paste 2 cloves garlic 1/4 cup olive oil 2 Mezzetta Roasted Red Peppers Simply place ingredients into a blender, blend until smooth and serve. Garnish with chopped Mezzetta Roasted red peppers and a little bit of sea salt....
My Top 5 Household Must Haves

My Top 5 Household Must Haves

Hi Guys! I hope you’re all doing wonderful. Seeing that I’ve been at home recently with the new baby and Riley, I figured I’d do something fun and share my top 5 go to items that I’ve been using in and around the house. It’s been a bit hectic around here lately as we’re still adjusting. This list is quite random to me but totally relevant to how life is at home right now. 1. Honest Fruit and Veggie Wash It’s stone fruit season here in the Bay and we’ve been eating a ton of peaches, nectarines and plums lately. I’ve also been juicing quite a bit to try and get some of the “baby weight” off. The Honest fruit and veggie wash helps me to ensure that my produce is clean and free from any pesky bugs or potential chemicals that may be lingering. I just spray, let it sit for a couple minutes, and then rinse. It’s truly fool-proof. I love it! 2. House Kombucha “Lavendar Lemonade” I LOVE this stuff. Perfectly fizzy lemonade, with the added bonus of live cultures and probiotics, gives me the energy I need throughout the day to get work done and take care of the kids without having to drink too much coffee! My friend Caroline introduced me to this stuff and I’ve been hooked ever since. They’re also based here in the Bay! 3. Honest Dish Soap With all of the recipe testing I do, the Honest dish soap helps me to tackle my dirty dishes and messy pots. Its gentle enough so that if Riley wants to lend a helping hand, I...
BottleRock aka Heaven’s Kitchen

BottleRock aka Heaven’s Kitchen

This past weekend I was lucky enough to spend 10 hours each day in pure festival heaven. BottleRock is in sunny and smiling Napa Valley, CA and the city is known for the fresh food and wine. The music lineup was awesome, but the food lineup was even better. “Farm to table” was really a phrase I could describe for the food as a whole. I had three days to stuff my face and get my bikini body: ready, set, go! Friday BBQ pulled pork sandwich was the first choice, each bite had a perfect ratio of meat to sauce and the bread was so sweet it blended perfectly with the salty pork. To wash it down I sipped a refreshing mint cherry lemonade, yep that was a great start to my weekend. That night, sprinting to the next stage to see Imagine Dragons, we stopped to get a (small?) snack, which happened to be a gift sent down from the Food Gods- crab fries. Perfectly textured and thick french fries drizzled with some sort of secret sauce (I thought I could drink on my own) was delicately poured over each individual fry. When things felt like they couldn’t get any better- they did, a heaping pile of fresh crab was topped onto the saucy fries to make it the greatest thing you have ever tasted. I am NOT exaggerating. These fries were a total of 10$, freakishly expensive and worth every penny. Eventually things started to cool down during Imagine Dragons incredible performance, and we needed a sweet and warm dessert. We chose the “s’morski- a campfire classic, marshmallow, Nutella, graham crackers...
DIY Face Brightening Mask

DIY Face Brightening Mask

          1/3 cup Greek Yogurt (full fat & live cultures) 3 tbsp cucumber (about ½ of a small cucumber before food processor) 1 tbsp of honey 1 tbsp of baking soda 1 tsp of lemon Coconut oil After countless days of being in the sun my face is always left uneven with sunspots and enhanced/darker scars from the UV. I put together a mask that’s gentle and effective when trying to even out my skin tone and hydrate my face. Yogurt is loaded with zinc, lactic acid, calcium, and B vitamins, which all have great benefits for eating- and for your skin! Buy yogurt that is plain, has full fat and contains live cultures. I chose plain Fage greek yogurt because it’s unsweetened and thicker than other yogurts so it won’t be as runny on your face. Lemon juice and baking soda will also help lighten your skin and shrink your pores. The last ingredients, cucumber and honey, help lock in moisture. Before applying my mask I like to put an oil on my face which helps the mask soak in, I use coconut or sunflower oil. Use a food processor to grind up the cucumber and get all the juice. Make sure you’re using less than a quarter cup of cucumber or else it will get too watery. Add in the rest of the ingredients to the food processor. I like to soak my honey jar in hot water before I use it so it comes out easier. If the mixture seems too runny add more yogurt. Put the mixture into a container you can store...
I love you so much, Austin TX

I love you so much, Austin TX

Live music, endless street art, southern comfort, and food that is so unbelievably good you can’t come to Austin, Texas without expecting to put on a few pounds. This past weekend I had the luxury of visiting this lively city with my older sister, who attends the University of Texas at Austin. After only hearing good things about Austin my expectations were high, but I didn’t know what to expect. So many things to see and do there wasn’t nearly enough time to finish it all in 48 hours. That’s why I can’t wait to come back in the fall for the Austin City Limits music festival. Here’s my review and overall experience of Austin, Texas and I hope this guide is helpful to the next adventure seeking vacationers. For the past three years Austin has reached summer temperatures of over 100 degrees for two or three consecutive months, and the weather was headed in that direction. So packing during the warm (and humid) months, pack light and airy clothes. At night it doesn’t get lower than 85, I didn’t bother bringing a sweater. In the morning we ate at a restaurant called Blue Dahlia, the scene was adorable and the french cafe was a great spot to kick off the weekend. The restaurant is known for their open faced sandwiches. Outdoor seating is available in the front and back, request the front for people watching! Across the street was the famous BBQ joint called Franklins. To eat at this restaurant you need to wait in line for at least a couple hours; we passed by and the line...
Little Light Lunch: Saffron Salmon

Little Light Lunch: Saffron Salmon

This meal is not for the tedious! It is quick, easy, healthy and filling! Check marking all of the boxes with the easy salmon recipe. My husband and I were having dinner with friends the other night and they spoke of this delicious saffron infused salmon the eat regularly. I couldn’t stop thinking about it and had to recreate it on my own. It takes a mere 5 to 7 minutes to prepare the entire meal. Ghee acts a the perfect crisping agent for the fish while sea salt and saffron infuse the fish with subtle yet delicious flavor. I hope you enjoy!   Saffron Salmon 1 6-8oz Salmon Filet (Skin on, crisp skin is always a GOOD thing! :)) Sea Salt 1tsp Saffron 1 Tbs Ghee (grass fed pure butter)   *You simply heat a skillet on medium high and melt the ghee. While the pan is heating season both sides of the fish with a generous coating of coarse sea salt and the saffron. Place the fish skin side down for about 3-4 mins or until skin is crisp and golden. Flip and finish cooking until your preferred doneness. I like my salmon well done but moist, so 2 mins did the trick for me. I like to serve the salmon over some lemon slices for freshness, next to a bed of mixed greens and tomatoes! I lightly season them with salt, pepper and Little Lights Of Mine Olive Oil. So fresh!...