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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[...]

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[...]

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Cardamom Coffee Chocolate Biscotti

This Cardamom Coffee Chocolate Biscotti recipe is perfect for the holidays or when you are planning to have friends over for tea or coffee. The biscotti can be made ahead of time and stored in an airtight container for up to a week. Checking in for a quick one today and to share this amazing biscotti recipe! I made an addicting hybrid of the Spicy Double Chocolate[...]

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15 Recipes To Make While Summer Fruit is in Season!

15 Recipes To Make While Summer Fruit is in Season! From drinks to sweets to savory items, these recipes will have you making fruit recipes all summer long!   If you are anything like me, you can't resist all the colorful and juicy fresh fruit currently stationed at your local farmer's market. Summer fruit can be fleeting so here are some recipes to mak[...]

Summer Salads For A Crowd
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Fruit Salad with Tahini Granola and Creamy Yogurt

This Fruit Salad with Yogurt and Tahini Granola is a modern hybrid between a parfait and fruit salad for a crowd. It's cooling, crunchy, tangy, and juicy, making it the perfect light dessert on a warm summer day. This fruit salad recipe with yogurt was the product of having people coming over for an impromptu grill-out and me wanting to whip up a dessert[...]

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Roasted Strawberry and Rhubarb Grits with Toasted Pecans

This Roasted Strawberry and Rhubarb Grits with Toasted Pecans recipe is the perfect spring time weekend breakfast or dessert for your next dinner party. It FINALLY feels like spring here which is huge for my creative mindset and recipe developing. I was starting to a feel pretty bored with winter produce and annoyed with cloudy lighting. And then, what felt l[...]

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Vegan Breakfast Polenta with Rose-Roasted Plums

This Vegan Breakfast Polenta with Rose-Roasted Plums recipe is from Aine Carlin's cookbook, The New Vegan, and is the perfect whole food savory breakfast. Today's recipe comes from Aine Carlin's cookbook, The New Vegan. This book is such an amazing reminder of how far along the vegan food culture has come in the last decade. I always try to get vegan at least a[...]

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Healthy Cardamom Banana Bread Pancakes

These Healthy Cardamom Banana Bread Pancakes pack an extra punch of flavor! Perfect for a quick breakfast or lazy brunch any day of the week. I've felt a bit torn lately. To be completely honest, between writing the book, traveling, freelance, keeping up with VV, building a magazine, and working at the music distro, I've been really busy the last few years. I[...]

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Blueberry Citrus Sour Cream Coffee Cake Loaf

This Blueberry Citrus Sour Cream Coffee Cake Loaf is perfect for breakfast or a healthy snack. It's naturally sweetened with maple syrup and dried blueberries. Hope everyone had a wonderful long weekend! You may have noticed that I kept my intro pretty short in the last post and it may not be much here either. It's not that I don't like sharing with you guys.[...]

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Pumpkin Eggnog Oatmeal

This Pumpkin Eggnog Oatmeal recipe is an easy seven-ingredient vegetarian breakfast that takes less than ten minutes to whip up. Perfect for a healthy fall breakfast before work for to serve the whole family during the holidays.  It's almost Christmas (less than a week away!) and if you are anything like me, it's probably getting pretty busy in your neck of[...]

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Roasted Blueberry Lavender Popsicles

These healthy Roasted Blueberry Lavender Popsicles for #popsicleweek are sure to cool you down for a refreshing snack or even an on the go breakfast! First off, #POPSICLEWEEK! Did you plant lavender in your garden this year? I've got all the standards - tomatoes, jalapenos, basil, thyme, tarragon, chives, rosemary, mint, and...lavender. It's been so hot, h[...]

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Cocoa Ricotta Muffins With Chocolate Streusel

These Cocoa Ricotta Muffins With Chocolate Streusel are dense and fudgy. This recipe is easy to whip up and perfect for an on the go breakfast, served with afternoon tea, or enjoyed as dessert. I've been in full summer reading mode with my permanent evening perch on our porch with a cup of peppermint tea. I have a long list of titles I've written down from po[...]

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Garden Harvest Vegetable Bread Loaf

This Garden Harvest Vegetable Bread is the perfect recipe for sandwiches, thick toast, or to eat fresh by the slice while still warm out of the oven. This yeasted bread is packed with carrots, zucchini, olives, smoky paprika, and oregano to create a loaded savory homemade bread. I have this "thing" (lets call it that as some people would label it as a problem[...]

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Anything-Goes Breakfast Cheese Board

A free form Anything-Goes Breakfast Cheese Board recipe designed to outline what a breakfast cheese board could look like in your house. Take the recipe as a basic guideline and experiment with ingredients you have on hand! Today I am bringing you a beyond simple recipe for an 'Anything-Goes Breakfast Cheese Board'. As you can probably tell, it's cookbook sea[...]

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Clumpy Granola Bowl with Stewed Rhubarb and Yogurt

Clumpy Granola Bowl with Stewed Rhubarb and Yogurt is a simple and easy recipe filled with protein-packed chickpea flour and perfect for a snack or simple breakfast.   If you follow me on instgram then you probably noticed that I am on vacation in Marco Island right now. I'm currently breathing in the salty sea water and slowly waking up while I sip o[...]

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Two-Grain Coconut Date Porridge

This Two-Grain Coconut Date Porridge is simple and nourishing one pot breakfast full of heart healthy mix-ins.   I had the pleasure of having Kristin Londergan from Radiant Health Ayurveda over to my house for breakfast the other weekend to whip up this. It was such a surprisingly wonderful reminder that the kitchen is meant to be shared and having so[...]

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I’m Writing A Cookbook + Cherry Chocolate Granola Bars

I've got some big news for the new year: I'm writing a cookbook! It's so crazy to type that out! Not only am I writing a cookbook but it's being published by one of my favorite publishers, Chronicle Books (they put out the amazing Tartine series and Handmade Baking, just to name a few)! It's a total dream come true and I've spent the last year going through a wh[...]

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Pumpkin Pistachio Muffins

Where the heck has October gone? I had all these fall recipe ideas and they are slowly slipping away as I try to grasp onto whatever is left of the season. I'm so sorry it's been a little silent over here this month but October is one of my favorite months so I've been spending it soaking up as much of the outdoors as possible and shooting as many projects as po[...]

Roasted Apples With Oats & Salted Molasses

I'm writing this evening's post between washer loads as I get ready for a trip up north. I'm getting ready to go on a mother daughter trip up to Northern Michigan (Mackinac Island, Traverse City, & Sleeping Bear) for the long weekend and am packing my whole closet as I haven't figured out my fall wardrobe yet (it's still warm here but will be much much chil[...]

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Vegetarian Baked Potato Waffles With Coconut Bacon

A comfort food recipe feels appropriate for the first day of fall, no? We spent this past weekend visiting eating our way through Chicago and it felt so good to be back in the windy city. I spent a lot of time wandering the streets of Wicker Park in high school (since I grew up in the suburbs) but we don't really find time to go up there much now that it's much[...]