• Tomato “Cobb” (aka: Cold Tomato Soup)

    It’s hot. The thought of turning on the oven, cooking, even grilling is really unappealing. The last days of summer are always filled with lazy lunches because you just can’t bother between the heat and the looming prospect of going back to the reality of the school year. This recipe is PERFECT for these lunches. It’s also perfect because tomatoes are SO very good right now and we have an abundance of them in the garden. I can’t take credit for This genius recipe. I found it in the Bartlett’s Ocean View Farm Cookbook years ago (another one of those awesome collective cookbooks) and tweaked it ever so slightly. Thank…

  • Yoga Gear Refresh

    After four weeks of weight training and a full week in Nantucket my body needs a break! I dialed up a practice yesterday morning with one of my favorite apps, Yoga Glo (Beachbody has some awesome streaming practices too!), and it was glorious! It reminded me just how much I need balance in my workouts. I tend to get focused and concentrate on one program but really I need weights, cardio, AND yoga to feel my best. I also realized I REALLY need to get some new yoga duds. I am constantly in workout gear, so obviously I like it to be polished enough to wear out for errands… Which…

  • Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!

    The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale ends this Sunday (8/5)! It is a great time to get some basics (and some fun not so basics!) on sale! They have some great items to wear right now and transfer into Fall and some fantastic clothing to keep you warm when the weather turns colder (Summer, please slow down!!!). There are a bunch of pieces I would not mind adding to my closet… see below! (Click on number to shop corresponding item!) 1. / 2. / 3. / 4. / 5. / 6. / 7. / 8. / 9. / 10. / 11. / 12. / 13. / 14. / 15. / 16.

  • Pepper Cheese

    This is a classic. My mom and I have been making it for years and I always make it the same day I make gazpacho. Cusinart is already out and you have leftover pepper and onion. Easy peasy. It is the perfect thing to have in your fridge for a snack or whip out as an hors d’oeuvre when friends stop by. Also, totally kid approved! Ingredients: 1 Pound good sharp cheddar (white or orange) 1 small pepper or half large, any color 1/4 red onion Instructions: 1.Rough chop pepper and onion and add to cusinart. 2. Pulse until a fine dice with a good amount of liquid.Place small strainer…

  • Gazpacho

    There are so many different version of Gazpacho out there. Red Tomato, yellow tomato, green tomato, watermelon… the list goes on.  This is my favorite variation- simple, easy and perfect on a hot summer day. Also a great use for the amazing purple peppers I got this week from Mike’s Organic Delivery! (Take 10% off your first order with code AMH10) I skip the raw garlic with this version which seems to make it much more kid friendly. You could certainly make this with tomatoes from the garden but I love a can of San Marzano tomatoes- they are perfect every time. Ingredients: 28oz Can of  whole peeled San Marazano…

  • Quick Peanut Sauce

    I have had a lot of requests for the recipe for this peanut sauce that I throw together so I finally measured it out! I love having this on hand for those awesome vegetable rolls I buy at the grocery or for any grilled meat. Soba noodles (or zoodles) pair perfectly with it and thinly sliced cucumbers and carrots tossed with it make a pretty fabulous salad. I like how this all comes together in one bowl… and I’m lazy and use garlic powder which omits the cutting board and knife (and truly blends in better too!). Quick Peanut Sauce Ingredients: 1 Cup smooth natural peanut butter (I like Teddies)…

  • My July Uniform: What I am wearing on repeat…

    How is already midway through July? Time is flying! I have been quite quiet as we’ve been spending lots of time with family and to be honest I have been away from my computer, phone and social media; it has been fantastic! I love that aspect of summer! I truly unplug. I have noticed in this lazy days of summer that I have a bit of a uniform, pieces that I just continuously grab to wear. They are all cool, comfortable and easy to throw on and still looked put together. Perfect for these hot summer days! Click on the link in description to check them out!     Roberta…

  • Easy Blender Banana Muffins (gluten free!)

    Summer. I’m all for the EASIEST and FASTEST recipes when all you want is to get out an enjoy the outdoors. My kids love a morning muffin and I love the ease of mixing it all together in a blender. The base of these are banana and oats but you can add in whatever you can think of! We went for blueberry, blueberry almond, chocolate chip, & chocolate chip almond! EASY BLENDER BANANA MUFFINS (gluten free!) (Makes 12) Ingredients: 3 Ripe bananas 2 Cups gluten free rolled oats (I like Bob’s Red Mill) 2 Eggs 1/2 Cup real maple syrup 1/4 Cup milk (cow or almond) 1 tsp vanilla extract…

  • Chocolate Texas “Sheath” Cake

    My apologies for falling off the posting band wagon… I am not quite sure where the last few weeks went! But, I am back with a very sweet treat for you all. This cake is an all-time family favorite. Growing up, we had this little cookbook of gathered recipes from our small day school. It was sold as a fundraiser; to this day, I will always look for cookbooks of this type when visiting a new town or rummaging flea markets and tag sales. In my opinion, you can find the very best recipes from at-home cooks in these collective cookbooks. Keep an eye out… churches, garden clubs, small day…

  • Point Sur X J. Crew

    My apologies for being behind on blog posts. While I am working out this SIBO (small intestine bacterial overgrowth… lovely. I will do a post on it in the future)  with Low FODMAPS diet situation, my meals have been boring, redundant and not always that colorful… I have not had any inspirations for new recipes as of late. That said, I am actually excited to have been diagnosed with SIBO (yesterday!) so I can move on with treatment and get back to cooking! The other thing that has been all consuming, although exciting and fun, is our house renovation. I  have spent so much time looking at tile, lighting, paint…