Month: June 2017

Cherry Caprese Pasta Salad

Cherry Caprese Pasta Salad is the perfect addition to your next summer BBQ! The whole recipe takes just 15 minutes from start to finish and is a great way to highlight summer’s sweet, juicy cherries. This dish also holds up well in the refrigerator, making it perfect for meal prep. Make a batch over the weekend and enjoy gourmet tasting lunches all week long!

 

 Hi, my name’s Kara and I enjoy long, romantic walks along the beach Farmer’s Market.

Okay, so I’ve never had a dating profile (and never will), but if I did.. I’m pretty sure that’s what my intro would say. (Don’t get me wrong, I’m all about the beach too.. but living in Ohio means that the farmer’s market makes for a weeee more feasible of a date night – or date morning)

I’ll be honest – I didn’t discover the beauty of farmer’s markets until about 5 years ago (which is a real shame seeing as I grew up about 15 minutes from one of the best public markets in the country), but you better believe I’m making up for it now!

Kyle and I have recently made it a habit to start every Saturday morning with a visit to the local farmers market. And let me tell you, I couldn’t think of a more perfect way to start the weekend. Something about slowly strolling along the sidewalks, talking with the vendors, and sampling local goodies just makes my heart happy. (more…)

Mini Nice Cream Snickers Bars (Vegan & Dairy-Free)

Mini Nice Cream Snickers Bars are a healthier way to satisfy your nightly ice cream craving. Creamy peanut butter banana “nice cream”, date caramel, chopped peanuts, and dark chocolate all come together to create a delicious sweet treat that you can feel good about indulging in!
 

 

Real talk: I’ve been going through a lot of ice cream lately.

But can you blame me? The weather in Ohio has been on point these past few weeks. I’m talking temps in the mid- to upper-80s and sunshine galore. Aka perfect ice cream weather. (Just kidding.. any kind of weather is ice cream weather in my book)

Ice cream is always one of my favorite desserts no matter what time of the year – but as soon the temps start to heat up, my ice cream obsession reaches an all-time high. Ice cream, fro-yo, DQ blizzards.. no frozen treat is safe when I’m around. 

While I’m all treating yourself, I found that my nightly ice cream ritual was starting to turn into more of a habit than a treat. So when I heard that the theme for this month’s Recipe ReDux was “Small Bite Desserts”, I knew this was a sign that it was time for an ice cream intervention. (more…)

Cheddar Bay Cloud Eggs

Take your brunch game to the next level with Cheddar Bay Cloud Eggs – a gluten-free, protein-packed spin on Red Lobster’s infamous Cheddar Bay Biscuits!
 

 

How do you like your eggs?

Scrambled? Over-easy? On a cloud??

 

Take your brunch game to the next level with Cheddar Bay Cloud Eggs - a gluten-free, protein-packed spin on Red Lobster's infamous (and highly addictive) Cheddar Bay Biscuits! | www.bytesizednutrition.com

 

If you happened to scroll through Instagram last month, then you may have stumbled upon a photo or two (thousand) of cloud eggs – aka the latest food trend to take the internet by storm (no pun intended…) (more…)

Italian Greens & Beans Bruschetta

Italian Greens & Beans Bruschetta is everything you love about Greens & Beans.. served on a tender, flaky cracker. Serve warm or cold at your next gathering for a simple hors d’oeuvre that is sure to impress!


 

By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Breton Crackers and am eligible to win prizes associated with this contest. I was not compensated for my time.

 

Hors d’oeuvres. Appetizers. Small bites. Tapas.

No matter what you call them, they’re an integral part of entertaining. Now, I should preface all of this by saying that I’m certainly no expert when it comes to hosting lavish gatherings (or just plain old gatherings for that matter).. BUT when it comes to eating, I like to think I know my stuff. (more…)