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Creamy Pea & Pesto Tortellini

Sometimes, I like spending all day in the kitchen. Baaaaaking and cooooooking and singing along to some muuuuusic and just having a lovely, relaxing time.

Creamy Pea & Pesto Tortellini
Other (ok…most) days, I’m more like “ONLY HAVE TEN MINUTES TO SPARE MUST FIND FOOD MUST GET BACK TO WORK SO MUCH WORK TO DO AAAAAH.” The challenge on those days is not to cave and order takeout, both because it costs money (helloooo, broke grad student!) and because in the 45 minutes it generally takes to get here, I might as well have made something tastier and healthier myself anyway. Ya feel?

Creamy Pea & Pesto Tortellini

I threw this creamy pea & pesto tortellini together the other day as one of those super-speedy takeout alternatives in between packing for the move to our new apartment and working on a ton of cool stuff for the Sustainable Seafood Blog Project Conference, and let me just say I am a FAN. It was quick, required nothing I didn’t already have in my fridge, and was super filling. The perfect accompaniment to a frantic day full of work and packing and more work and more packing and OH WE SHOULD PROBABLY DRINK ALL THIS TEQUILA SO WE DON’T HAVE TO MOVE IT TO THE NEW PLACE WITH US. #Priorities.

Creamy Pea & Pesto Tortellini

I loved the simplicity of this tortellini with just peas and some chicken, but it would also be great with broccoli, asparagus, mushrooms or some peppers. The sauce is really just pesto and cream, and in my opinion such a tasty, simple sauce pairs well with just about anything. Go crazy!

Creamy Pea & Pesto Tortellini

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Peach Bourbon Spritzers

I’m writing this post from my hotel room in New Orleans while I’m taking a break between all of the eating I’ve been doing this week. You can expect a full recap on the blog next week, but for now, let me just tell you that this city is amazing and I am SO HAPPY that we’ve selected it as the host site for the 2015 Sustainable Seafood Blog Project Conference. If you haven’t already done so, you should definitely, DEFINITELY sign up for our Conference Updates List – because I’m in NOLA scouting conference venues and arranging events and food for the conference and I can already tell you IT IS GOING TO BE BOMB.

Peach Bourbon Spritzers

Also, I should probably stop drooling over all the food I’ve already eaten today (follow me on Instagram for all that good stuff) and tell you about these super scrumptious Peach Bourbon Spritzers. This was one of those recipes that I had no advance plan for – I just kind of WENT FOR IT. And it was either going to be awesome or it was going to be a terrible fail (like a pizza I tried to make last week with roasted red pepper pesto – turns out red peppers + green basil = delicious but gross-looking brown goop. I’m gonna keep workshopping that one). [read more...]

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Kale & Basil Pesto Caprese Pasta Salad

I am seriously into this pasta salad. So much so that I actually ate the leftovers for breakfast this morning. Side note: why don’t more people eat pasta for breakfast? I think it should be a thing.

Kale and Basil Pesto Caprese Pasta Salad

Anywho, I know that a caprese pasta salad isn’t exactly GROUNDBREAKING, because every food blogger since the beginning of food blogger TIME has made about a million variations of caprese everything. Salads! Pizza! Hot Pasta! Pasta Salads! Crostini! It’s all been done. But I think there’s a reason we all keep coming back to the good ol’ combo of basil, tomatoes, and mozzarella, and that is this: IT. IS. DELICIOUS. [read more...]

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Breakfast Bruschetta

It was really only a matter of time before I added a heap of goat cheese to my breakfast and put the whole thing on top of crostini.

Breakfast Bruschetta
This is quite possibly the greatest breakfast breakthrough ever. Easy to make? Check. Includes cheese? Check. Able to be eaten with one hand while you sit at the computer attempting to get work done? Checkity check check. Also, there are tomatoes and fresh basil AND some scrumdiddlyumptious (real word. Willy Wonka says so) scrambled eggs. [read more...]

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Blackberry Whiskey Lemonade

I jumped on TWO bandwagons today, you guys. Sometimes, a food blogger’s just gotta do what a food blogger’s gotta do. Especially when the bandwagons in question are mason jars and fun stripe-y straws. AMIRITE?

Blackberry Whiskey Lemonade
Also, the bandwagoning was all in the name of this super delicious Blackberry Whiskey Lemonade. Which means it was totally 100% justified. I would pretty much do anything for this whiskey lemonade. And given how much I love mah draaaanks, that’s really saying something. [read more...]

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