Practicing sustainability as we savor the last few weekends of summer.
This roasted asparagus dish with lemon aioli and walnut piccata is the perfect summer BBQ side dish.
Salads no longer have to be boring with this Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad.
The freshly dried herbs in these DIY sachets will add a bit of luxury to your drawers and are a natural way to keep
The other day, my friend scoffed at the fact that one of her relatives still uses paper towels. The absolute horror! I blinked a few times, trying to hide the fact that I, too, still use paper towels. I consider myself to be fairly green, but had never really thought about our paper towel consumption. After the conversation I had with her, I started to notice just how many paper towels our family was going through on a weekly basis.
When I came across the paperless paper towels sold by Polder’s Old World Kitchen, I was instantly inspired to make some of my own. These towels are great for wiping down countertops, cleaning up accidental spills, or lining berry baskets full of fresh produce.
Summer’s calling, and so is that chilled glass of rosé at 5 ‘o clock. No matter where you drink it, rosé always adds just a little hint of vacation to any evening, which can be a welcome addition to a season where everyone seems to be jetting off on a moment’s notice.
So, to help you better plan for your next post-workday escape, we asked Chief Wine Officer at Winc, Brian Smith, what rosés he’d recommend for under the non-vacation-budget price of $25. Below he shares his top five.
Cozy up (even when it’s warm!) with your favorite glass of red wine and this vegan Italian “lasagna” bake. We all love a good Italian meal, especially one that’s satiating without all of the empty carbohydrates. This butter bean bake is a great option for vegans looking for creative ways to add protein to their diet. Comfort food is made easy with this fifteen-minute dinner.
There is nothing better than biting into a warm, homemade donut. With a fresh, blackberry glaze and a touch of floral goodness, these donuts will be a new favorite in your household. The idea of making homemade donuts can seem a bit daunting, yet the process is quite simple and the result will be this delightful treat.
This shredded chicken slaw is the perfect weeknight dinner that tastes even better the next day for lunch.
Why we love it: It’s quick, low maintenance and full of protein, fat and fiber. The shredded cabbage will last in the fridge because the salt will pull the excess water out, leaving it crunchy rather than soggy as it marinades with the dressing. Make it ahead of time on a Sunday night and leave yourself leftovers for the week.
Think of this as a salad that celebrates the freshness of a new season. As our days get longer with bright sunshine and winter’s chill is now far gone, we are treated to the blush and green harvest of spring. Here, crunchy little gems and bitter radicchio are paired with the first asparagus of the year, along with handfuls of herbs, avocado and pink radishes.
Eat with your eyes and elevate your salad with arugula micro-greens, caramelized cauliflower and garlic cashew cream. This recipe features cauliflower and important cruciferous vegetable.
Cruciferous vegetables are rich in antioxidants, fiber, and are a good source of glucosinolates – the sulfur-containing chemicals that are essential for skin health. Studies have associated a link between a high consumption of cruciferous vegetables in our diet and a lower risk of cancer. Be creative with your favorite salad or side dish by choosing to incorporate fibrous vegetables – that pop in color – like cauliflower.
Spring entertaining is finally upon us. We can’t wait to start incorporating fresh fruit and herbs into our menus and parties. This spin on a gin and tonic allows us to do just that by incorporating both blood oranges and aromatic sprigs of rosemary. We like serving it as a signature cocktail prior to a dinner party.
Easy to put together, it’s the perfect intentional touch. Prepped ahead of time, it can allow you to mingle with your guests with ease!
It’s always surprising how the simplest experiences are some of the richest, isn’t it? Backyard. Bare feet. A glowing fire. Those are just a few of the quintessential signposts of summer, and as the weather warms up we’ve found ourselves eagerly anticipating those breezy nights outside without a care in the world.
We know we should live a little slower, a bit more off-the-grid; yet, its easy to think we need to do a whole lot more in order to make that happen. Nope. Below we’ve partnered with Target to sum up all that really you need (just four things!) for a truly great backyard hang.
There’s something about a linen apron that just speaks to my soul. I love the simple design of aprons, and every time I wear one I instantly feel better prepared to bake or craft. Aprons also happen to be one of my go-to gifts, and with Mother’s Day right around the corner, this would be the perfect gift to give.
Pair with a nice bottle of olive oil, or some DIY recipe cards, and you’re good to go!
Winter, summer, spring … When is wine not a compliment to whatever it is (in whatever season of life) that we’re celebrating?
For those of us who love to pop a bottle, but who also may be a little intimidated as to which bottles of wines are actually worth popping, never fear. We’ve recently discovered Barrel + Ink, a San Francisco-based wine company that pairs winemaker with designer to bring limited-run, uniquely-yet-beautifully labeled bottles right to your doorstep.
Because when in doubt, you always pick a bottle by its label. Right? Read on for more …
Few things are as charming as receiving snail mail. No matter the influx of texts, emails, or even snaps, the sweet sound of tearing an envelope beats them all. And today we take it one step further with handcrafted cards as inspired by A Cup of Jo. No gadgets needed, this is a DIY of purely household goods (and forgotten beauty products) to personalize and marbleize stationery.
This season is all about new-ness. Tiny buds. Fresh blooms. Clean morning rain that ushers out the dry and ushers in the … spring! And with those extra hours of sunlight can come extra incentive to refresh your space, beginning with cleaning your space(s), which is where Seventh Generation comes in.
We know too well how many undisclosed, hidden ingredients lurk around our home in everything from lotions to lampshades. While we might not be able to completely eradicate every impurity from our lives, knowing there are companies out there that take the guesswork out of the products we use is a huge help. Plant-based Seventh Generation is one such company leading the charge for the cleaning industry to honestly disclose its ingredients via their #ComeClean campaign. On top of advocating for better environmental and industry practices, their cleaning supplies provide mindful solutions for the air, surfaces, fabrics, pets and people within our homes – all so we can clean with a good conscience.
But choosing safe, quality products is just the start. That’s why we’ve partnered with Seventh Generation to help you get the most out of spring cleaning with a no-stress schedule for tackling all those to-be-freshed-up places. Here’s to keeping it light, right … and a breeze.
On the verge of eating all the chocolate bunnies and Easter candies? …that’s just us? Ok, well, thankfully we have our friends at The Chalkboard keeping us on the healthy tasty train with their latest article. The below is an excellent reminder of why we should sandwich a salad in between all those sweets …
From romaine and chard to mustard and dandelion greens, forget the apple a day and stockpile these eight delicious leafy greens we can’t live without. Greens, greens, and more greens. Filled leaf to leaf with potent nutrients, leafy greens are loaded with fiber, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, essential omega 3s and chlorophyll. They are truly some of the most potent superfoods we can add to our diets!
Spring has officially sprung, and this year’s Pantone colors have me dreaming of soft pastels for our Easter table. DIY’ing your own décor or accents can save you money, but more so, will make any holiday that much more special. I completed this project with a three-year-old, and it was so fun to watch her excitement as the linens changed colors; little moments like that make DIY projects much more memorable than simply buying retail goods.