Summer Salads: Watermelon Mint Salad + Rosemary Chicken Salad

There are a few things I (Lauren) cannot help but crave during these hot summer days. Right now it’s fresh herbs, watermelon, and ice cold salads, so I thought I’d share a couple of my go-to salad recipes. These salads are not only hearty and filling, but they pack a punch of delicious flavors that will keep you coming back for more.  First up let’s talk about the refreshing, irresistible summer staple; watermelon! My stomach is getting close to the size of one (I’m due in September!) and I have no problem scarfing down an …

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Avocado Citrus Salad with Blackberry Vinaigrette

This Avocado Citrus Salad recipe is refreshing and light and delicious, topped with crunchy pecans and an addictive homemade vinaigrette. Sunny LA was the inspiration behind last week’s brunch and likely the reason that I’ve been making fish tacos and this citrus salad on repeat!   How To Make This Avocado Citrus Salad – Step by Step   Assemble ingredients for salad on a platter Combine all ingredients for the vinaigrette to a food processor or blender and mix well. Sprinkle salad with salt and pepper to taste. …

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Recipes || Kale Salad with Fig Preserve Vinaigrette

Hi, friends! As I sit here writing this I can’t help, but wish we were all crowded around this lovely marble table that belongs to my friend, Katie, enjoying a salad together and catching up. Perhaps one day, that will be a real function of the internet?!  It kind of is already, isn’t it? It’s been a calm, rainy week here in Austin. The storm before the storm? We are moving into a new place this Friday and I am both so excited and also dreading moving and the bumpy transitions that can accompany it. On the other hand, …

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Recipes || Easy Summer Salad

This salad is literally everything summer should be.  It’s refreshing, invigorating, healthy, full of color and flavor and, best of all, it’s simple.  We shot this post a couple of weeks ago at my friend Kara’s loft downtown.  It had been a hectic morning of responding to urgent emails, getting social up for sponsored content, and then swinging by the escrow office in Beverly Hills to drop off paperwork. The entire time, I kept thinking about how I really didn’t have time to be shooting that day and feeling guilty …

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