Zucchini and Heirloom Tomato Galette with Garlic Yogurt Sauce

Zucchini and Heirloom Tomato Galette with Garlic Yogurt Sauce - summer veggies on top of creamy yogurt sauce, wrapped in a buttery whole wheat crust!

This is the time of year when you go to pick up your CSA and you realize signing up was the BEST DECISION EVER.

Tomatoes! Zucchini! Peppers! Oh my!

Simple Artichoke, Pesto and Goat Cheese Quesadillas

Artichoke, Pesto, and Goat Cheese Quesadillas - a simple, flavorful vegetarian meal!

As I’m getting older and busier, I’m realizing that simple really is best. Not every soup needs 15 different spices, a straight-forward margarita pizza is sometimes just right, and ain’t nobody got time for the fancy weeknight meals.

Perhaps that realization is why I’ve loved quesadillas so much lately; Simple meals leave more time for life living…or watching reality TV on the couch in pajamas. Whichever floats your boat that day, really.

On that note, I’ve started watching Bachelor in Paradise and it is gloriously awful. So many tears, so much scheming, and general drama overload. Just what I need to escape the stress of the day and feel a little bit trashier about myself.

Caramelized Banana Nut Granola

Caramelized Banana Nut Granola - big clusters of oats, caramelized banana, maple syrup, and nuts!

I used to be the snackiest person. I needed something to eat at 10am and 3pm or else all bets were off for the rest of the day.

For morning snacks I’d stick to fruit, but the afternoons were carby. When I started my first job, every day I’d get an intense (likely stress-induced) belly ache around 3pm. At that stage in my life oyster crackers were my best friend. When I couldn’t take anymore bland crackers, I reached for multigrain cheerios. Very balanced, I know.

Fresh Blueberry Ginger Margaritas

Fresh Blueberry Ginger Blended Margaritas - sweet, spicy, fruity, and perfect for summer!

It’s Tuesday. It’s kind of the whomp whomp day of the week – you’re no longer on the high of the weekend, and still so far away from another day of rest. No worries though, because this Tuesday is a margarita day!

I have been eating fresh blueberries by the fistful lately. They’re so juicy and sweet this time of year. They make a great healthy snack, but they also make a great addition to boozy drinks, turns out.

Easy White Chocolate S’more Fudge

Easy White Chocolate S'more Fudge - Creamy and rich white chocolate fudge with all the s'more flavor you want, and ridiculously simple!

This recipe has been a long time coming. I couldn’t discover the beauty of 3-ingredient fudge without trashing it up a bit, you know?

That base recipe has been made in this house several times. All it takes is coconut milk, coconut oil, and high-quality chocolate chips. Boil the milk and oil, pour over the chips, and let sit for a few minutes. Whisk whisk WHISK until smooth, pour into a lined and greased pan or muffin tins, and freeze until set.

So dang easy. Almost too easy. Fudge can be part of your life at any time! It’s a beautiful thing.