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Independence Day

Heather’s Zucchini Noodles with Basil-Pumpkin Seed Pesto

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My head is spinning after a weekend away at a food conference and a late arrival home last night. Food is one of my favorite subjects, so I’m feeling inspired after discussions about nutrition, and the latest trends and innovations. Fellow food nerds, definitely check out The Food Lab next year, especially if you live in the NYC area. Continue Reading »

Vegan BLT Sandwich

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One of my friends swears she’s happier when it’s cloudy and gray outside, but I couldn’t be more the opposite. June has brought longer days and an abundance of sunshine. I feel so energized by all the light that I have to remind myself to pause and soak up the summer vibes. Cookie is pretty jazzed, too, since it means that we can go for a quick walk at 9 pm and watch fireflies blink along our path. Continue Reading »

20 Summer Potluck Recipes

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My mom’s side of the family gets together every Fourth of July for a family reunion. Each year, we meet up at our cousins’ lake house for some totally classic Independence Day activities. The lake community holds an egg toss competition, turtle race and a talent show when the sun goes down, no less.

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Breakfast with cherry and bread

 

One of my favorite aspects of the day, other than hanging out with some of my favorite people, is the potluck spread inside the cabin. Everyone brings something to share. Potluck dishes cover the table and overflow onto the kitchen island. I fill my plate with homemade salads and find some room for potato chips—it’s the one day a year that I gorge myself on potato chips. America! Continue Reading »