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

We are heading to California a week from today for a couple days of work in Los Angeles followed by the long weekend in Palm Springs with our besties and it has me dreaming of the land of sunshine and palm trees constantly.  The list of restaurants I want to visit and people I want to see is so much longer than the days we actually have there, but I’m still counting down the days until my toes are in the sand and there’s the mark of salty, Pacific air in my hair.  (The things dreams are made of, I tell you!)  Sunny LA was the …

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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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