Beet Tzatziki with Beet Green Chips

Nutrition packed and vibrant in color, this creamy, delicious beet tzatziki is one not to miss. Bonus points for using the whole beet plant to make beet green chips to go with!Two weeks ago I was in Santorini, Greece, soaking up sunshine, eating all the seafood, tomatoes, feta and tzatziki I could get my hands on. Today, I am sitting in a Starbucks drinking an overpriced latte staring at nothing but grey clouds. TAKE ME BACK, PLEASE.In all seriousness though, I’m so grateful for the experience to have visited Greece and to have traveled across the globe with my husband (this was our first international trip together…outside of Mexico and Canada). Greece was beautiful – from the breathtaking sunsets in Santorini to the seaside dinners to the pristine white calderas. And I couldn’t get over the hospitality there. It became the norm that every time we would finish dinner and decline dessert and…

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Rustic Barn Wedding in Upstate New York Part II

Decor inspiration and good times at a rustic barn wedding in Upstate New York, outside of Buffalo. If you missed our ceremony, first look pics and wedding “prep”, check out wedding blog post Part I. My dad and Steve put planks of wood together and then stained it to make this sign. And then our dear neighbor across the street painted lettering onto it. What I learned while being engaged is that when you are planning a wedding, the number one question people will ask you is “what are your wedding colors?” For the longest time, I was like what does that even meeeean? I don’t know! (This was during my I detest wedding planning phase). But soon I came to realize that mostly this means what color flowers will you have and what color will your bridesmaid dresses be. I took to Pinterest and started looking at unique color combos for weddings (because seriously, how…

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A Rustic Barn Wedding in Western New York Part I

Pictures and inspiration from our rustic barn wedding in Western New York, outside of Buffalo.For twenty months of wedding planning, I said some version of “maybe we should just elope” on the daily. Thank GOD we didn’t. I mean wedding planning was definitely not my thing. There were lots of tears and anxieties throughout the whole process. Now I understand why people pay other people to plan their wedding lol. BUT all the bullshit we dealt with during the planning process was all more than worth it for what we felt on the day of our actual wedding. I’m not the kind of person that uses the word “magical” very often or frankly ever for that matter, but I really have no other word to describe the day besides magical. The love and joy and bliss and raw emotions that I felt that on our wedding day were overpowering and moving. It might sound…

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Apple Cinnamon Scuffins

Satisfy your fall craving by whipping up these apple cinnamon scuffins. A hybrid of a muffin and a scone born out of breakfast indecisiveness, these scuffins are packed with fiber, protein, vitamins A, B and C and are a perfect on-the-go breakfast for busy fall mornings. Hey ya’ll! I’m super excited to introduce you all today to my intern, Rebecca. Rebecca spent a full week with me as part of her elective rotation for her DI back in April and was super helpful while I was getting ready to launch my e-book. I admired her passion for seeking out a nontraditional RD career and getting experience in the culinary communications field. We enjoyed working together so much during that elective week in April that she stuck around for the summer to help me out with various research and media projects. Aaaaaaand she created this delicious recipe for ya’ll today. I’m super excited for this…

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Whole Wheat Turmeric Honey Doughnuts

Doughnuts you can feel good about! These whole wheat turmeric honey doughnuts are made with whole grains, Greek yogurt and antioxidant-packed turmeric and honey. Perfect for breakfast or dessert!Hi ya’ll! My dear intern Kelsey is on the blog today sharing her AWESOME recipe with you. Kelsey is a powerhouse and I’ve had the privilege to work with her for almost a year. It’s been so fun watching Kelsey learn and grow over the past year and I can’t wait to see what she’ll do in the nutrition field once she graduates in May. She is a natural talent when it comes to social media and writing and has helped TFD immensely over the past year from behind the scenes. Well, this lady is coming out from behind the curtain today to share her recipe with ya’ll. Take it away, Kelsey!

Hi, TFD readers!

I’m so excited to write to you all directly! For…

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Vegan Roasted Peach Ice Cream Sundae

Rich, creamy, sweet and dairy-free! This vegan roasted peach ice cream sundae is the dessert you need to make summer last as long as humanly possible. I Scream. You Scream. I Scream because we got an ICE CREAM maker at my bridal shower!

Guys, I have been dying to make an ice cream recipe for this blog for a long, long time. And now, thanks to my sister (and MOH), who knows me oh so well, I can make it!I didn’t realize ice cream making was such a process though! On a whim one wild Friday night at home, Steve suggested making some strawberry coconut milk ice cream with our new gadget. We hadn’t even opened up the Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer at the time (I have an ice cream maker attachment for it). But we were determined to make it – I mean what else would we do on a wild Friday…

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Six Hours In Lisbon, Portugal

A hour-by hour travel guide on what to do if you have six hours in Lisbon, Portugal on a layover.Well, it’s been a month now since I returned from Europe and I’m just getting to my final travel blog post about Lisbon. If it makes you feel any better, I JUST showed my travel pictures to Steve this past weekend. I suppose this is what happens when you’re one month out from your wedding that you’re planning

For those of you just tuning into my travel posts now, be sure to catch yourself up to speed on my time in Switzerland and Annecy, France first. When I booked my trip to Switzerland (using ONLY frequent flier miles and credit card points – woot, woot), I wanted to use the least amount of miles and points possible so I booked the most inconvenient flights, i.e. non-direct flights and annoying layovers,…

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