Upside Down Pina Colada Smoothie Bowl recipe by @beardandbonnet with @manitobaharvest Hemp Heart Bites {www.beardandbonnet.com}

Pina Colada Upside Down Smoothie Bowl

It’s officially here – the first day of school for Eliza is this Wednesday. How is it possible that I have an 8th grader? Honestly, I feel like I am in a time warp over here – when did my sweet little girl grow up? Getting ready for school this year has been interesting with…

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Summer's Best Fruit Salad recipe by @beardandbonnet with @manitobaharvest Hemp Hearts {www.beardandbonnet.com}

Summer’s Best Fruit Salad

If you haven’t noticed by the recipes we are sharing here on B&B lately – we are indulging in as much luscious summer fruit as we can while we can still get our hands on it!!  Our fridge is packed full of summer berries, while flavorful melons and stone fruit are taking up most of…

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Blackberry and Orange Blossom Soda recipe by @beardandbonet {www.beardandbonnet.com}

Blackberry and Orange Blossom Soda

I don’t know about you, but I just cannot seem to get enough fresh berries lately! I literally hoard berries in the summer – My kids and I eat them by the pint in lieu of breakfast, I freeze them by the sheet pan full and I make syrups for drizzling over ice cream or…

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Crispy "Chicken" Chickpeas with Massel by @beardandbonnet www.beardandbonnet.com

Crispy “Chicken” Chickpeas

We have been waiting for what feels like FOREVER to tell you something…We are teaming up with our friends at Massel for a year long partnership creating delicious recipes with their amazing products! The entire Massel product line is:  Gluten Free Wheat Free All Natural Vegan No Animal Content Lactose Free Cholesterol Free Transfat Free…

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Pineapple and Cilantro Moscow Mule recipe by @beardandbonnet {www.beardandbonnet.com} #drinkthesummer

Pineapple and Cilantro Moscow Mule

    Hello summer, I would like you to stay just a tad longer please.      I would like a few more weeks where gigantic bowls of fruit qualify as meals, time to play in the sun and just a few more mornings of sleeping in without an alarm. Is that too much to ask?…

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Pecan and Orange Blossom Sandies recipe from @beardandbonnet www.beardandbonnet.com

Pecan and Orange Blossom Sandies

I love having homemade cookies around the house to snack on and although it has been super hot here the past week or so, I couldn’t resist the urge any longer to bake up these melt in your mouth Pecan and Orange Blossom Sandies! I have wanted to make a pecan version of my families…

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Mint and Watermelon Spa Water recipe by @beardandbonnet www.beardandbonnet.com

Mint and Watermelon Spa Water

Have I mentioned before that I don’t like to drink water? I know, I know it’s good for me, I should love it, but I don’t. I have to find ways to trick myself into drinking enough water and this Mint and Watermelon Spa Water is my latest water  fake out that has me guzzling it…

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Vegan Mexican Street Corn in Grilled Avocado Boats recipe by @beardandbonnet www.beardandbonnet.com

Vegan Mexican Street Corn in Grilled Avocado Boats

Avocados are always in my fruit bowl – I think we go through at least 10 of them a week around here between the 4 of us. I layer them on top of salads and burrito bowls, mash them up to make guacamole, and blend them into creamy salad dressings. It wasn’t until a few…

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Easy Brûléed Fig, Pistachio and Honey Goat Cheese Bites recipe on @beardandbonnet www.beardandbonnet.com

Fig, Pistachio and Honey Goat Cheese Bites

When these gorgeous figs showed up in our CSA basket I knew instantly they were destined to become an easy, romantic tapas for two! My Fig, Pistachio and Honey Goat Cheese Bites are super easy to make, only take about 10 minutes from start to finish and most importantly they are the perfect little bite for a…

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Gluten Free Fried Green Tomato Po' Boys recipe from @beardandbonnet www.beardandbonnet.com

Fried Green Tomato Po’boys

Last week I shared my love for fried green tomatoes  – and although they can hold their own as a side dish I can’t resist piling them high on a baguette with my zesty homemade Cajun rémoulade sauce and smoky coconut bacon. Trust me, Fried Green Tomato Po’boys are pretty much the tastiest sandwich you will EVER eat! …

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Gluten Free Fried Green Tomatoes recipe by @beardandbonnet www.beardandbonnet.com

Fried Green Tomatoes

We have had many, many discussions about my southern upbringing! Most recently we discussed this topic over a fresh batch of hushpuppies which have now sparked an insatiable craving for fried green tomatoes.  Fried green tomatoes pop up every where in the south during the summer months! Vendors fry them at the farmer’s markets, they grace…

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Green Mojito Smoothie recipe from The Blender Girl Smoothies on @beardandbonnet www.beardandbonnet.com

Green Mojito Smoothie

It’s no secret around here that I am a HUGE fan of my friend Tess! Her first cookbook, The Blender Girl has earned a permanent spot among my favorite cookbooks that I keep on hand in my kitchen and her smoothie app is a huge hit with our 13-year old daughter who has become pretty obsessed with…

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Luscious Vegan Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream recipe by Miyoko Schinner on @beardandbonnet www.beardandbonnet.com

Luscious Vegan Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

I have been on the hunt for a super creamy, vegan ice cream recipe and this is the one!  This vegan Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream is made from a completely customizable cashew and coconut ice cream base that is so creamy and rich it has the mouth feel and texture of dairy based ice…

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Chile and Lime Infused Jicama Sticks recipe by @beardandbonnet www.beardandbonnet.com

Chile and Lime Infused Jicama Sticks

I am all about easy food these days. Low maintenance, delicious snacking options like these Chile and Lime Infused Jicama Sticks are essential for summer and honestly, I just cannot get enough!  This marinated jicama is crisp and cooling with a slight zesty bite from the citrus and vinegar. If you ask me they are the…

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Hushpuppy Panzanella recipe from @beardandbonnet. www.beardandbonnet.com

Hushpuppy Panzanella

Being raised in the south and opting to live my adult life on the west coast has led to some pretty interesting eating habits. My meals tend to lean towards healthy clean eating, but occasionally I feel the need to add a bit of southern comfort food into the mix especially after a long trip…

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