swoon: Olympic Fever

I don’t know about you, but I am super excited to watch the Olympic opening ceremonies tonight! It’s being directed by   by Danny Boyle, (director/creator of Trainspotting, 28 Days Later and Slumdog Millionaire) so you know it’s going to be chock full of British greatness (hello David Beckam, the Beatles, Kate and Will).  Will you guys be watching tonight?
Hope so! xo Kristi

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cook: strawberry + ricotta bruschetta

 

We are well into the dog days of summer and the very last thing I feel like doing is slaving over a hot stove.  I’ve hit the part of the year where i tend to subside on iced coffee, grapes and popsicles.  It’s just too hot to eat anything else.  this past weekend, I was invited to a  friend’s house for dinner and a movie and knew that grapes and popsicles would not be appropriate tob ring with me.  So I began looking for something that I could make and transport and yet didn’t require me to turn on my stove.  In the end, I decided to throw together these delicious little summer snacks.  Fruit soaked in balsamic vinegar is one of my favorite flavor combinations and these did not disappoint — the key here is to use the best ingredients that you can afford and can get your hands on.

Here is what you’ll need:

+ crusty bread (i used a french small boule)

+ olive oil

+ balsamic vinegar

+ strawberries

+ fresh ricotta

+ basil

+ salt and pepper to taste

start by hulling and dicing your strawberries.  i used about a pint of them to make 1.5 cups of diced strawberries.  then combine with 2 T of balsamic and let sit for 20 minutes.  then slice and lightly toast your bread.    once toasted drizzle with olive oil.  then stir in about a tablespoon of olive oil into your ricotta.  spread a healthy spoonful onto each slice of bread.  top with a healthy spoonful of strawberries.  chiffonade or tear the basil and sprinkle on top and add salt and pepper to taste.

voila. an impressive, delicious and simple summer time treat. i loved them so much, i plan to make these daily for lunch!

xoxo

katie

cook: “Healthy Mac” Turkey and Veggie Pasta

My cousin Clayton, who is studying to be a health coach, sent me an awesome recipe a few months ago called Clayton’s Turkey Tacos. It’s so good, the local news station did a segment on her which you can view here.  I decided to try out the recipe this weekend, but I was craving pasta so I switched the blue corn tortilla chips for glutten free pasta and then added a can of green chillies while I was cooking the turkey. The recipe was super easy to follow and rest assured I’ll be making it again in the near future. Clayton’s step by step recipe can be viewed here. Hope you enjoy my instagram documentation below! Cheers, Kristi

Trying to finely chop the broccoli
Cooking chopped veggies and turkey at the same time

End result = Deelish!