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Sweet Potato & Gorgonzola Crostini + Honey Gimlet

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Hangar 1 Distillery. The opinions and text are all mine. Thank you for supporting the brands that make VV possible. The weather has finally turned chilly here in the Midwest which not only means that I can officially throw on some eyeliner and a sweatshirt without melting, but it also means it's time[...]

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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[...]

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Warming Ginger Lemon Honey Tea

This simple 3 ingredient warming Ginger Lemon Honey Tea recipe is a go-to when feeling under the weather or like my body needs a little boost. I love that it doesn’t require a juicer and can be whipped up in a blender in just a few minutes. Anyone else feel like everyone around them is sick? Thank you, January, for not only being dark and cold but also spread[...]

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Cranberry Orange Punch With Cranberry-Rosemary Ice Ring

This Cranberry Orange Punch With Cranberry-Rosemary Ice Ring is only 6 ingredients and a totally show stopper for your holiday parties! It's the holiday season (*queue holiday music*)! If I wasn't so wrapped up in binge watching The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel season 2 then I would probably be out celebrating the season at holiday parties. Jk Jk - I do plan to go to[...]

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Marinated Goat Cheese with Sun-dried Tomatoes and Olives

This Marinated Goat Cheese with Sun-dried Tomatoes and Olives recipe is an easy appetizer that can be made ahead of time and is a great starter to serve at your holiday parties! This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Day Owl Rosè. The opinions and text are all mine. Thank you for supporting the brands that make VV possible. Msg 4 21+[...]

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Chai Spiced Apple Cider Cocktail

This festive Chai Spiced Apple Cider Cocktail recipe is a delicious fall drink that can be easily made with booze or as a mocktail. I seem to be on a roll with chai-spiced apple recipes this season which I am not at all sorry about (because both of these makes your house smell A M A Z I N G and oh so fall). Ever since my mom moved into her beach home near Lak[...]

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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[...]

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10 Drink and Cocktail Recipes To Keep You Cool This Summer!

Today I have 10 Drink and Cocktail Recipes To Keep You Cool This Summer! The heat is here and that means it's time to crank up your drink game! Whether you are into something boozy or looking for an energizing smoothie to start your day, I've got you covered in this round-up! OH and bonus points if you like vegetables in your drinks - I have a surprising number of veg[...]

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10 Vegetarian Recipes To Make Before Spring Is Over!

10 Vegetarian Recipes To Make Before Spring Is Over: Starters, Drinks, Entrees, and Desserts to make the most of the season! I shared a round-up of my favorite vegetarian spring recipes over on Instagram Stories the other week and realized I should probably go ahead and share them here in case you don't follow me on IG. Spring is zipping by and before you know[...]

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Cranberry Molasses Mulled Wine + A Giveaway

This Cranberry Molasses Mulled Wine recipe is perfect for chilly winter evenings or big holiday events. Serve it with a few orange slices and fresh cranberries for a stunning presentation. First off, I didn’t post yesterday because I was with family but I just want to say that I am so thankful for all of you here! So many of my favorite opportunities would[...]

Pomelo Gin Fizz Citrus Cocktail

This bubbly Pomelo Gin Fizz cocktail skips the egg whites and uses citrus to bring a subtly sweet and tart tang to your next happy hour. They say that life happens in waves and I definitely feel like I'm riding one of the big waves right now. After a week in the Pacific Northwest exploring and photographing, I came home for 2 days (one of which we looked at a[...]

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Sweet Beet Strawberry & Tarragon Vodka Smash Recipe

This Sweet Beet Strawberry & Tarragon Vodka Smash is a unique and fun summer cocktail. The savory sweet beet tarragon simple syrup blends perfectly with juicy strawberries. This recipe was made in partnership with Prairie Organic Spirits. I'm really excited to share today's drink recipe with you. If you are a regular around here then you probably alread[...]

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Green Matcha Sangria

This Green Matcha Sangria recipe is a perfect mix between earthy matcha and sweet white wine. Remember when Starbucks made matcha lemonade a big thing earlier this summer? Well it got me thinking about other ways I could enjoy matcha during the hot summer months (because, let's be honest, a steaming hot full-fat matcha latte is not very appetizing in the mu[...]

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Strawberry Rhubarb Gin & Tonic

This Strawberry Rhubarb Gin & Tonic recipe is the perfect spring (/ early summer) twist on a gin and tonic. It's light, refreshing, and has the tiniest hint of sweet. I've been feeling pretty scatter brained lately so it only felt nature to write this post in the same form. Here are a few things that have been on my mind lately: read more[...]

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Strawberry Pink Peppercorn Protein Smoothie

This Strawberry Pink Peppercorn Protein Smoothie recipe is great as a filling breakfast or post workout drink. If you know me in person then you know that I'm a big day dreamer. Some of my day dreams have turned into reality (hellloooo book deal) and some of them are just crazy (helloo mansion on the ocean with an indoor / outdoor kitchen and 3,000 square fo[...]

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Pink Grapefruit Cucumber Rose Skin Quencher

Pink Grapefruit Cucumber Rose Skin Quencher recipe from Lily Diamond's new cookbook, Kale & Caramel, is a simple natural beauty drink recipe. Heyyy friends! Today is extra special because it's my dear friend Lily Diamond's book launch day! She was one of my favorite friends to confide in through the writing process for Vegetarian Heartland and I hope she[...]

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Vegetarian Heartland Now Up For Pre-order + BONUS ITEM + Pimm’s Punch Recipe!

Finally, it's pre-order time, baby! Vegetarian Heartland started as a spark of an idea in April 2014 and is now finally being released as a gorgeous hardcover 272 page cookbook! It is photo and recipe heavy with additional notes about being vegetarian, growing up in the Midwest, and having adventures in your kitchen sprinkled throughout it. Sure, there is an empha[...]

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Cranberry Orange Champagne Mimosa with Candied Rosemary

This simple two-ingredient Cranberry Orange Champagne Mimosa (plus garnish) cocktail is perfect for holiday parties or Christmas morning. Dress it up with an orange slice and candied rosemary or keep it simple with just the juice and champagne. Ever since I've been old enough to drink (almost a decade), it's been a holiday tradition to wake up on Christmas da[...]

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Thanksgiving Menu: Fromage Fort & Whiskey + Maple Syrup Sours

Below I am sharing recipes for Fromage Fort and Whiskey + Maple Syrup Sour from Julia Turshen's cookbook, Small Victories. This Fromage Fort is the perfect appetizer because it lets you use up all the leftover cheese and wine you have from the rest of the Thanksgiving recipes you are making (plus it's cheese and wine - how could it even get any better than that?). A[...]

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Garden Tonic Punch

This Garden Tonic Punch is worthy of any summer cocktail party. It's made up of the herb and vegetable bounty found in my own backyard. A cold-pressed tomato simple syrup combined with an easy herb syrup creates a refreshing summer gin cocktail ideal for big batches. Guess what!? Today I am celebrating these two things with this Garden Tonic Punch: 1. #drinkt[...]

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Elderflower Lemonade (Vegan Option)

This tart and floral Elderflower Lemonade is a refreshing homemade drink that can be made alcoholic by adding a splash of gin or St. Germain. This past weekend, Wyatt and I took a quick trip up to Chicago. It has been too long since we went there without a work assignment and to just wander around. The main highlight was hitting up the Green City Market which[...]

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Spicy Watermelon Soda [Vegan]

This homemade sweet and spicy watermelon soda is the perfect fizzy non-alcohol drink recipe to quench your thirst on a hot day. When anyone asked me where my favorite restaurant was when I was a kid, I always said The Root Beer Stand (our local drive-up diner). There was something about that drive-up experience that made me go crazy with excitement, like a do[...]

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Rosé All Day Spritzer

Rosé All Day Spritzer is a tropical spritz cocktail perfect for a humid summer evening on the porch or for sipping by the pool. My love for bubbly alcohol runs much deeper than I probably need to admit. Honestly, I wish someone had introduced me to spritzers a long time ago. Back in college, I was obsessed with the $4 bottles of champagne you could buy at th[...]

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St. Germain Spritzer

This four ingredient St. Germain Spritzer cocktail takes two minutes to whip up. It's the perfect refreshing alcoholic drink for a spring or summer evening. Before I jump into talking about this beyond simple cocktail, I'm excited to tell you all about the giveaway I am currently hosting over on my instagram right now! I'm not going to lie, between finishing[...]