Sunshine & Sustainable Living

A Dozen Ingredients Or Less

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. […]

Strawberry Shortcake Breakfast Bowl

Strawberry Shortcake Breakfast Bowl

Share this…FacebookPinterestemailTwitter Nothing quite reminds me of summer like strawberry shortcake. I love the rich, sweet, flavor of fresh strawberries paired with vanilla shortcake. This vibrant flavor combination inspired me to create a breakfast bowl using healthy and nutrient-dense ingredients. Lets make a strawberry shortcake […]

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 […]

Mountain Granola Bars

Mountain Granola Bars

Share this…FacebookPinterestemailTwitterWho else loves granola bars in the summer? They are the thing that I always had growing up on road trips or as a late night snack after playing outside all day. Now that I am older, you can bet they are the first […]

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. […]

Brownie Batter Hummus

Brownie Batter Hummus

Share this…FacebookPinterestemailTwitterThis brownie batter hummus is like nothing you have ever had before and, though it may sound strange at first, be prepared to be 100% addicted after your first bite. I have been raving about this sweet dip for so long that I can […]

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 […]

Summer Dill Potato Salad

Summer Dill Potato Salad

Share this…FacebookPinterestemailTwitterWhen summer hits, I crave fresh veggies, and big salads. This potato salad is one I whipped up after my first visit to the farmers market this year.I had purchased a bunch of fresh asparagus, a bag of mini red potatoes, and had a […]

Mango Energy Bites

Mango Energy Bites

Share this…FacebookPinterestemailTwitterSummer to me means long hikes, soccer tournaments, long days photographing weddings, and thus—all the energy bites. These easy mango energy bites have saved me on many long days when a decent lunch just couldn’t happen. Mango, coconut, and cashews scream summer and these […]

Lemon Blueberry Muffins

Lemon Blueberry Muffins

Share this…FacebookPinterestemailTwitterWho else loves muffins with berries on spring mornings? Nothing screams spring to me like a vibrant muffin next to a big green smoothie. I whipped these lemon blueberry muffins up this week and haven’t been able to get enough of them. I’ve posted […]