Strawberry Basil Avocado Toast

With its sweet and savory components, this strawberry basil avocado toast made with Toasted Hemp Seeds is perfect for breakfast, lunch or a snack!This post is sponsored by Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods. Thanks so much for supporting the brands that make TFD possible. As always, opinions are my own!

Happy Tuesday, my friends! Hope you all had a great first official weekend of summer.

I had a relaxing but productive weekend consisting of massage, movement, quality friend time, reading, relaxing in the park, laundry, cleaning and meal prep. It was a nice balance of self-care/me time and GSD.

Speaking of meal prep, funny story. We signed up for a CSA this year (if you’re not sure what a CSA is or if it’s for you, check out my article on SHAPE). And Saturday I’m hanging out at the house and realized my neighborhood farmer’s market is today – I should go…

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Mini Balsamic Strawberry and Cream Popsicles

Such a fun, easy and delicious small bite dessert for the summer. These mini balsamic strawberry and cream popsicles are the perfect sweet treat for your next summer gathering!Six years ago I joined a little blogging community under a different blog name (RIP Peace, Love and Food). I tried my hand at making recipes and posted pictures like this gem. Yes, this was my very first Redux recipe – Blueberry Basil Lemonade Fizz!It’s so crazy to me that Recipe Redux is turning six this month (and that I’ve been blogging for seven years now)! It’s been awesome to watch this blogging community blossom and grow and to be a part of it every (well, mostly every) month. I love the challenge of figuring out a new recipe that will fit the monthly theme and connecting with other bloggers who post their recipes on the same day each month. When you’re…

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Am I Normal? (Mindful Monday)

The topic of normality comes up a lot in my sessions with clients. I often hear, Is this normal? Am I normal?

And recently I was reading a book in which the author talked about how many people ask her the same question and IHO what they really are asking is, Do I belong? 

Because at the end of the day, all we want is to feel like we belong. Which makes total sense because as humans, we are wired for connection.

If this desire to affirm something you’re going through is “normal” resonates with you, head on over to my friend Rachel’s blog for my guest post on the topic!


Farmer’s Market Spring Vegetable Pizza with Trader Joe’s Cauliflower Pizza Crust

A delicious seasonal veggie-packed pizza, this Farmer’s Market Spring Vegetable Pizza made with Trader Joe’s Cauliflower Pizza Crust is one you’ll want to add to your Friday night pizza party rotation. Sometimes when I start writing a blog post about a recipe, a song pops in my head. For today’s recipe, I started singing Pitbull’s I know you want me. Because I think if this pizza could sing, that’s what it would say, I know you want me. I don’t think this pizza is arrogant. I just think it’s confident and comfortable in its own crust. It knows it looks good. It knows it tastes damn good. It knows it was just featured on Well + Good. And so it sings Pitbull on occasion.

A couple weeks ago, Well + Good reached out to me about the Trader Joe’s Cauliflower Pizza Crust craze, asking me if I would be interested in creating a recipe using it…

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Easy Shrimp Pesto Pasta with Asparagus and Sun-Dried Tomato

This easy shrimp pesto pasta with asparagus and sun-dried tomato is super easy to make for a quick weeknight dinner.Steve and I have been traveling up a storm lately and unfortunately the bulk of that travel has not been together (minus our trip to Buffalo to meet our adorable nephew, Collin Michael!).So our nights at home the last month have been few and far between. And with limited time together, I haven’t wanted to spend much time in the kitchen cooking up elaborate meals that would take away from us time. Enter this easy shrimp pesto pasta. Which should be renamed super easy shrimp pesto pasta.I wasn’t even planning to post this recipe on the blog but it was so easy and simple and delicious that I thought this has to be on the blog! Because I know I’m not the only one with a busy life out there. I know I’m not…

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Two Days in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

My first Vietnam recap! Two days in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) included banh mi, Vietnamese coffee, sightseeing and a tour of the Mekong Delta.

I’ve been hoarding the details about my trip to Southeast Asia for what feels like an eternity. I’ve been desperate to get it all down on paper…errr…on blog but upon returning home, I was whisked away on another three week whirlwind of travel (both work and pleasure) to Turks & Caicos, NYC, NOLA and Buffalo. Needless to say, it’s been a month. Well, actually two months. And I wish I could say I’ll be staying put for the rest of the summer but if you know me well enough, you know I can’t sit still for too long. I’ll be in Quebec in a few weeks, followed by weekend trips to Vermont, Napa, Newport RI and the Hudson Valley and then a work/pleasure stint in…

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Strawberry Rhubarb Gin Fizz

This strawberry rhubarb gin fizz is bright, refreshing and super seasonal. Make this cocktail for your next spring gathering or just for a fun Friday night happy hour. I love strawberry rhubarb. Strawberry rhubarb pie. Strawberry Rhubarb smoothie. Strawberry rhubarb compote. You name it. There’s something about the sweetness of the strawberries paired with the tart rhubarb that tickles my tastebuds.

If there was one month of the year to eat all the strawberries and rhubarb it would be May as both produce are in-season right now. That’s why when The Recipe Redux challenged us to make a cocktail for spring celebrations, I knew it had to be strawberry rhubarb.

Seriously though May and June are the months for celebrations like graduation, bridal showers, weddings, you name it. I have two bridal showers next month and I know this strawberry rhubarb cocktail would be a huge hit. But even if you…

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