Sunshine & Sustainable Living

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Flourless Plantain Blondies

Flourless Plantain Blondies

Share this…FacebookPinterestemailTwitter If you’re in the mood for a quick and easy treat, look no further. I was feeling creative the other night and wanted to use a couple very ripe plantains and the last scoops of cashew butter in my jar. The result? Super […]

Summer Corn Chowder

Summer Corn Chowder

Share this…FacebookPinterestemailTwitter   One of my favorite summer dinners is corn chowder. I love enjoying a bowl of soup, brought out to our back porch, to enjoy while watching the sunset. Nothing says summer like the combination of fresh vegetables and warm nights spent outside […]

Mint Chocolate Smoothie

Mint Chocolate Smoothie

Share this…FacebookPinterestemailTwitter   Whoever said that the flavor combo mint chocolate was limited to candy and ice-cream is about to be proven wrong. This healthy smoothie is packed with vital nutrients, healthy fats, and tons of veggies—and tastes just like your beloved mint chocolate shake. […]

Easy Sushi Rolls

Easy Sushi Rolls

Share this…FacebookPinterestemailTwitterOne of my all-time favorite foods is sushi. I love the idea of bite sized food, dipped in delicious sauce, filled with colorful veggies. While the idea of eating seaweed can make some people squeamish, I truly believe that anyone can really enjoy a […]

Firecracker Zucchini Cornbread Muffins

Firecracker Zucchini Cornbread Muffins

Share this…FacebookPinterestemailTwitterMark and I served these cornbread muffins at our wedding. No joke. At a wedding, when you sit down to eat dinner, what is usually right in front of you? A big fluffy roll or piece of bread and butter right? But alas, I […]

Mango Poppy Seed Muffins

Mango Poppy Seed Muffins

Share this…FacebookPinterestemailTwitterTwo things that I have much love for are mangos and cornbread. Both remind me of summer and both have beautiful memories tied to them. I was inspired to make these after seeing a few recipes on other food blogs incorporating fruit and cornmeal. […]

Avocado Pesto Pasta Salad

Avocado Pesto Pasta Salad

Share this…FacebookPinterestemailTwitterPesto pasta is a staple in my house every summer and I’m so excited to finally be sharing my recipe with you all. I love this time of year—when fresh produce is hitting the market and inspiration for new recipes is endless. If you’ve […]

Cherry Dutch Baby

Cherry Dutch Baby

Share this…FacebookPinterestemailTwitterHave I mentioned that cast-iron skillets know no limits? I was feeling creative the other morning and whipped up this dutch baby—or skillet pancake. It came out so fluffy, creamy, and  sweet that I knew I had to share it on the blog. This […]

Carrot Cake Muffins

Carrot Cake Muffins

Share this…FacebookPinterestemailTwitterOne of the many things that remind me of summer is carrot cake. I love carrot cake’s bright colors, its earthy flavor, and its soft texture. These muffins were inspired by my beloved carrot cake—as a way to turn a summer classic dessert into […]

Masala Lentil Salad

Masala Lentil Salad

Share this…FacebookPinterestemailTwitterOne ingredient that I can’t get enough of these days is lentils. Lentil soup, dentil dip, lentil casseroles, and—of course—lentil salad. Lentils are so versatile, inexpensive and easy to cook. This salad has become a go-to for me as a quick addition to any […]