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Celebrating Turning 30 + A Look Back At My 20’s

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf Hudsonville Ice Cream. The opinions and text are all mine. Thank you for supporting the brands that make VV possible. Last week I turned 30! And to celebrate, I whipped up a delicious yogurt cake (using coconut yogurt to make it vegan) and served it with Hudsonville Ice Cream’s Dairy Free Peanut Butter[...]

Pickled Peaches
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Pickled Peaches

These Honey-Pickled Peaches are from Smoke, Roots, Mountain, Harvest by Lauren Angelucci McDuffi. These pickled peaches are perfect on salads, in cocktails, and enjoyed by themselves!  Simple Sunday is a feature where we deep dive into simple recipes, spotlight ingredients, and/or feature recipes for specific occasions. Are you sick of peaches yet?[...]

Cherry Fudge Ice Cream Pie

This Cherry Fudge Ice Cream Pie is the perfect summer dessert to serve at your next gathering! A chocolate graham cracker crust is topped with delicious Hudsonville Dairy-Free ice cream, fudge, homemade whipped cream, and more chocolate. What's not to love?! This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf Hudsonville Ice Cream. The opinions and text are[...]

Peach Burrata Tomato Pizza
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Peach Burrata & Tomato Pizza

This Peach Burrata & Tomato Pizza is the ideal summer pizza pie. The sweet peaches compliment acidic tomatoes and creamy burrata perfectly for an addictive flavor combo. This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Bob’s Red Mill. The opinions and text are all mine. Thank you for supporting the brands that make VV possible. It feels li[...]

Peach Tea Lemonade
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Peach Tea Lemonade Recipe

Meet your new summer drink: homemade Peach Tea Lemonade! Simple to make, packed with in-season peaches, and bound to keep you cool during these humid summer days! Summer is flying right by! I was excited to snag a 25 pound box of peaches from the Georgia Peach Truck last week; it gave me the perfect excuse to spend the weekend baking up a storm to work my way[...]

Summer Salads For A Crowd
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Summer Salads For A Crowd

This round-up of summer salads for a crowd features salads of all kind: fruit, grain, and leaf! It's HOT out and I need a dish for a potluck / grill out / party. what should I make that won't put me in a hot kitchen for hours. The answer? A salad! But not just a boring old iceburg salad with ranch dressing - I'm talking a showstopper grain salad or addicting fruit[...]

Cookie Lover’s Sundae
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Cookie Lover’s Sundae: Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie with Caramel Cookie Dough Ice Cream

Happy National Ice Cream Month! We are kicking things off with this Cookie Lover's Sundae! It's a huge chocolate chip skillet cookie that is then topped with Hudsonville Ice Cream's Caramel Cookie Dough Ice Cream, sprinkles, and cherries! This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf Hudsonville Ice Cream. The opinions and text are all mine. Thank you f[...]

Thai Quinoa Salad
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Thai Quinoa Salad with Ginger Peanut Butter Dressing

This Thai Quinoa Salad is a perfect side for a cook-out or picnic - it's refreshing, packed full of flavor, and can easily be made ahead of time! This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of The National Peanut Butter Board. The opinions and text are all mine. Thank you for supporting the brands that make VV possible. Salad season is offic[...]

Cottage Cheese Toast
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Cottage Cheese Toast Ideas

On today’s Simple Sunday feature we are covering cottage cheese toast ideas! It's time to bring this cheese out of the low-fat 90's diet world and into the modern fresh food movement! Simple Sunday is a feature where we deep dive into simple recipes, spotlight ingredients, and/or feature recipes for specific occasions. I know right out the gate that t[...]

5 Quick Vegetarian Dinner Recipes
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5 Quick Vegetarian Dinner Recipes

These 5 Quick Vegetarian Dinner Recipes are delicious and will help keep you from reaching for that frozen pizza when you are looking for a quick meal. Sometimes you just don't feel like spending all evening in the kitchen - maybe it's nice out and you are eager to get outside or maybe you've had a long day at work and just can't muster up the energy. Either way,[...]

Savory Zucchini Bread
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Savory Zucchini Bread With Whipped Goat Cheese & Dill

This Savory Zucchini Bread With Whipped Goat Cheese & Dill is the perfect quick bread for summer when zucchinis are in abundance. This savory bread is delicious on it's own but made even better with a simple whipped goat cheese spread on it. This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Bob’s Red Mill. The opinions and text are all mine. Thank[...]

Mac Salad From Aloha Kitchen
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Mac Salad From Aloha Kitchen

This delicious Mac Salad is from the gorgeous Aloha Kitchen, a cookbook by Alana Kysar with recipes from Hawai'i. It's perfect for summer cookouts or picnics. I can't remember the last time I got such bad FOMO from reading a cookbook! Alana's photos of Hawaii in Aloha Kitchen seriously make me want to drop everything I'm doing and jump on a flight across the[...]

Sweet Peanut Butter Mascarpone Fruit Dip
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Sweet Peanut Butter Mascarpone Fruit Dip

This Sweet Peanut Butter Mascarpone Fruit Dip is just waiting to be whipped up at your next gathering! It can be made in under a minute (!!) and is delicious with berries and apples. This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of The National Peanut Butter Board. The opinions and text are all mine. Thank you for supporting the brands that make VV possibl[...]

Cucumber Salad Recipe
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Cucumber Salad Recipe With Strawberry Yogurt & Pistachio Za’atar

This Cucumber Salad Recipe With Strawberry Yogurt & Pistachio Za'atar is an easy and delicious summer salad! Made it to enjoy at your next picnic or grill out! With Memorial Day weekend on the horizon, it's time to officially start talking about summer! Do you have any plans for the long weekend? Maybe a little pool time and a grill out or picnic? This eas[...]

Santa Fe In One Day
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Santa Fe In One Day (Choose Your Own Adventure)

Are you excited to talk about exploring Santa Fe in one day today?! It's been a minute since I did an adventure post which is pretty ridiculous because I've been traveling a bunch lately (already been to Chicago, LA, Marco Island, Denver, and Santa Fe this year)! I'm a pretty obsessive traveler in that I get serious FOMO if I don't have an extensive list ahead of[...]

Cauliflower Steak with Carrot Miso Puree & Carrot-top Pesto
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Cauliflower Steak with Carrot Miso Puree & Carrot-Top Pesto

Looking for a vegetarian steak alternative? This roasted cauliflower steak is easy to make and is packed with flavor thanks to the carrot top pesto! This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Mullan Road Cellars Red Blend. The opinions and text are all mine. Thank you for supporting the brands that make VV possible. Let's talk about date ni[...]

5 Quick Vegetarian Dinner Recipes
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Buddha Bowl With Poblano Tahini Sauce

This Buddha Bowl with Poblano Tahini Sauce is from Mostly Plants: 101 Flexitarian Recipes with the Pollan Family. It's perfect for an easy dinner or meal prep it ahead of time to enjoy as a weekday lunch. Happy Friday! I've been going a little stir crazy over here with all the rain so I'm excited to hopefully spend this weekend outside grilling, gardening, and[...]

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp Gluten Free
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Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp (Gluten-Free)

This Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp (Gluten-Free) is an easy and delicious spring rainy day baking project that can be made in under an hour! This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Bob’s Red Mill. The opinions and text are all mine. Thank you for supporting the brands that make VV possible. Hey spring, hey! I'm beyond excited that the days[...]

Gremolata vs Chimichurri: What is the difference?
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Gremolata vs Chimichurri: What is the difference?

On today's Simple Sunday feature we are covering Gremolata vs Chimichurri: What is the difference? Simple Sunday is a feature where we deep dive into simple recipes, spotlight ingredients, and/or feature recipes for specific occasions. Today we are diving into gremolata and chimichurri sauces! Although both are known for being served with meat, they both a[...]

Roasted Veggies with Citrus Gremolata and Polenta
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Roasted Veggies with Citrus Gremolata and Polenta

This Roasted Veggies with Citrus Gremolata and Polenta is my go-to for a pantry staple dinner. You can mix and match whichever veggies, beans, and sauce options you have on hand to get dinner on the table in 30 minutes or less! What is your go-to recipe for when you just can't bring yourself to get your butt to the store and instead rely on the staples you[...]

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Brunch Board With Jarlsberg Cheesy Popovers & Dill-Lemon Butter

This Brunch Board with Cheesy Popovers & Dill-Lemon Butter is the perfect Easter brunch meal to feed your hungry family! This post is made in sponsorship with Jarlsberg Cheese– thank you for supporting the brands that support VV! For this year's Easter brunch, can we please say goodbye to the boring egg casseroles and instead say hellooooo to a vibrantl[...]

Spicy Brussels Sprout Wrap with Black Bean & Corn Salsa

This Spicy Brussels Sprout Wrap with Black Bean & Corn Salsa comes together in minutes for a deliciously veg-packed lunch or dinner. This post is made in sponsorship with Angelic Bakehouse - thank you for supporting the brands that support VV! I'm extra excited about today's post because I learned A LOT about a topic I was totally in the dark on when rese[...]

Vegetarian Breakfast Mezze Spread with Tomato Cucumber Salad & Za'atar Eggs
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Vegetarian Breakfast Mezze Spread with Tomato Cucumber Salad & Za’atar Eggs

This Vegetarian Breakfast Mezze Spread with Tomato Cucumber Salad & Za'atar Eggs is the ultimate easy breakfast. Everything can be prepped and assembled in under 15 minutes and most items are easy to swap out with whatever you have on hand! Let's be honest - it's been a minute since I posted a board or platter and we all miss it (...at least I think you d[...]

Brown Sugar Waffles with Orange-Ginger Cranberry Compote

These delicious Brown Sugar Waffles with Orange-Ginger Cranberry Compote is a fun winter variation on your classic waffle. Breakfast is the one meal during the week that I put very little thought or planning into. While I have a meal plan for lunch and dinner that I sit down and create every Sunday, weekday breakfast always continues to stay consistent with y[...]