I love Spring… it just feels like a new opportunity to get into warm weather party mode.
Our garden wedding – photo by Barbara B.
In honor of the year turning toward the warmer months, I’ve compiled a few Pinterest Boards of spring holiday decorating and menu ideas for Passover, Equinox, and Easter festivities, or that will work for a festive brunch, intimate wedding, baby shower, tea, or bridal shower.
I’ve also included a few of my own ideas and recipes too!
Rosanna “Mrs. Right”, one of my lovely Hosting With Style book models, recently emailed me this recipe! It sounds interesting, and while it may be some time before I get my hands on all of these ingredients, I figured I’d pass it along to you anyway.
All ingredients except possibly the fish sauce are reportedly gluten-free. If you use a store-bought rotisserie chicken(optional), make sure that it is gluten-free as well if that is a concern for you. Enjoy!
Lovely Mrs. Right by ShotgunPinups.com
Here’s another high-protein staple in my lunches and dinners this season. Enjoy!
In the slimming-down spirit of Spring, I’ve been experimenting with a sort of Paleo-Meets-Atkins food regimen recently.
I can say that, while this gal loves her gluten free pizza, bread, cereal, and pasta, and I will never forsake these completely, the lower-carb diet is making me feel great! So I’m going to be sharing some high in protein recipes with you over the next few months.
Here’s my go-to breakfast for when I’m sick of scrambled or poached eggs. It bakes up quickly, and I can eat it for a few days. Enjoy!
Gluten-Free Crustless Quiche
Recently I visited my younger sister Rebekah Scott, author of the humor and survival guide book “Motherhood Is Easy … “ (Clearview Press) and blog Motherhood is Easy.
I have yet to take the Rugrat Plunge, and so for me, dinners are pretty simple. However, many of you have kids clinging to your kneecaps as I type this, so here’s a quick and easy dish that freezes well, pleases many, and is great to pass on if you have a friend who’s sick, newly parenting, or grieving; it’s a good potluck dish, too.
I also shot a video in case you don’t have time to read the recipe. Enjoy!
I’m a cook, which means that I like food. I love buying it, preparing it, smelling it, looking at it, cooking it, plating it, serving it, and eating it, and even cleaning it up. (Probably eating it a little less than the others, otherwise I’d be morbidly obese. But still. Yum.)
When I’m away from home, I like to be able to cook, both for fun and for health reasons. Not many things are more pleasing to me than being hosted and getting to thank my hosts with a meal, or enjoying a familiar dish in an unfamiliar setting.
Planning out what and where you will eat can take some of the stress out of travel, keep you well, and help you stay on budget. Here’s what I do to stay fit, fed, and functional when I travel.
It’s the Holiday season, and life has been pretty hectic with a cross-country move into a somewhat nomadic lifestyle of freelance and contract work for me and Husband. Currently, we’re stationed in Atlanta in my parents’ winter home, which they generously loaned us through the season.
During the Holidays, my family and circle of friends celebrates Hanukkah, Christmas, New Year’s, and The Russian New Year. Add in dietary restrictions, and there’s a lot of room for experimenting with traditional recipes! I made these gluten-free latkes for my husband and sister the other day for an intimate brunch. It was my first time making them and I’m really pleased with how they turned out.
Husband and I have been spending November traveling and seeing family. One recent chilly afternoon here in Georgia, I decided to try my hand at eggplant parm for my parents and sister.
It’s my first time making it, and it came out well! Here’s the recipe.
Watching a lot of games this fall and need to feed a crowd? Here’s a dish from my best friend Kimpossible ( a featured model in Hosting With Style the book, available here for $27)
Kim used to make these for us when we were single vegan ladies living 5 minutes away from each other, as munchies for our Packers/Cowboys game days. I still ask her to make them when we have double dates at her place with our carnivorous menfolk. Vegan or not, they’re the bomb for your game time noms.
KIMPOSSIBLE’S CHEESE-Y VEGAN NACHOS