Salads

The Best of Salads

And just like that, another weekend is upon us!  Baby girl’s crib is being delivered today which means that we are getting ever so close to be done with her nursery.  I walk in there probably a dozen times a day just to look around and imagine what it will be like when she’s here.  I’m so happy with the way it’s come together and can’t wait to share the final reveal with you guys!  In the meantime, I’m trying to stay (somewhat) active and eat (somewhat) healthy these last couple of weeks.  Ever since …

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Secret Recipe // Olive & Thyme’s Roasted Beet Farro

Anybody else moving a little slow this Monday morning?  This weekend was one that I won’t ever forget!  Aaron flew my mom in from Texas as a surprise on Friday so that she could be here for my baby shower Saturday.  Originally my dad was supposed to be flying from the east coast where he has been working to spend the weekend with her in Austin, but when he got snowed in, Aaron arranged for her to come out here as a surprise!  (Best husband ever!) While I may still be recovering from this whirlwind weekend, I’m really excited …

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When Life Gives You Lemons

Our three lemon trees in the backyard are currently overflowing with bright yellow lemons the size of grapefruits! (See proof here!)  Last week, having used up all of the lemony recipes I had in my arsenal I went in search of some new ones.  I spent a substantial amount of time on Foodgawker and found an abundance of yummy treats, both sweet and savory, begging to made!  If you’re in the mood for something delicious and citrusy, one of these is bound to call your name!  The first thing I’m going to be making?  These Lemon …

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Heirloom Caprese Salad

Hey guys! I’m Gaby from What’s Gaby Cooking and I’m so excited to be a new food contributor over here on The Effortless Chic! I’m a chef, blogger and cookbook author among other things, but I’m really all about creating delicious recipes that are easy, tasty and sometimes a bit decadent! With summer in full swing and tomato season going crazy, I thought I’d kick things off with a tried and true favorite.  This Caprese salad is the way I go for all of my summer entertaining events. I like to jazz it up by …

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