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I Like Big Boards

By | Nashville Food

Big boards are always my go-to when guests drop by around dinner time. We have some friends leaving for Europe next week and we wanted to get in one last low-key hang so the kids could play and the adults could chat. Yesterday, I stopped by @saltandvinenashville for some meats, cheeses, olives, peppers, spreads, crackers, and a baguette. I also bought some of their tabouli farro salad to serve as a side dish. To fill in the spaces on the board, I just used what I had on hand – pistachios, clementines, snap peas, carrots, etc. Easy meal with no cooking and little clean up! #cheeseboard #charcuterie #marketboard #easysupper #eatrealfoods

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Vegan Irish Stew

By | Nashville Food

We’re leaving town this week, so I took the help of one of my favorite local meal delivery services, @myveggiechef, for dinner tonight. This is a vegan Irish stew, full of organic tempeh, carrots, peas, mushrooms, potatoes and so much more. All I had to do was brown the tempeh, add the veggie/seasoning mixture, pour in some broth, and let it simmer for a bit. I recommend this meal delivery service if you’re in Nashville. You freeze the fresh meals and can use them when you need them. I discovered them when I was postpartum with my last baby and I’ve used them off and on since. They deliver them to your door, it’s incredibly affordable, and you can always add meat or fish to your meals if that’s your thing. I have no shame in letting someone else do that bulk work! #mealservice #freshmeals #vegan #irishstew #eatrealfood #eatwholefoods #feedthemwell #myveggiechef #nashvilleeats #weeknightdinner #simplesupper #realfoodfast

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Popsicle Season

By | Nashville Food

It’s finally popsicle season! My little one is off the dairy so I made these with coconut milk, açaí, blueberries, squeeze of an orange, and maple syrup. #popsicles #homemadepopsicles #vegan #veganpopsicles #eatwholefoods #eatrealfood #feedthemwell #eattherainbow

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Vegetable and Brown Rice Soup

By | Nashville Food

It’s been insanely stormy in Nashville and it’s making me crave some winter comfort food. Tonight I made a vegetable and brown rice soup in the @instantpotofficial. First, I sautéed onion, garlic, and ginger. Then, I added chopped celery, carrots, sweet potatoes, frozen green beans, frozen corn, uncooked brown rice, veggie stock, tomato paste, rosemary, thyme, basil, oregano, and s&p. I set the pressure cooker for 20 minutes and did a quick release after the time had been up for 5 or 10 minutes. It was hearty and comforting and much faster than the slow cooker. I served it with @guarnaschelli cast iron buttermilk cornbread (the best tasting cornbread I’ve ever made!) and some honey butter I whipped up while everything else cooked. #comfortfood #eattherainbow #vegansoup #veganstew #veggiesoup #buttermilkcornbread #castironskillet #instantpot #eatrealfood #eatwholefoods #mykidsatemostlycornbreadfordinner

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Veggie and Red Quinoa Bowl

By | Nashville Food

This is definitely a “don’t judge a book by its cover” meal. I promise it tastes a lot better than it looks, but when I’ve got two starving (🙄) babies at my feet, speed is the name of the game. This is a veggie and red quinoa bowl with a lemon/tahini/maple drizzle. I just roasted what vegetables I had left from last week (carrots, beets, sweet potatoes, and brussels) and sautéed some turnip greens and tomatoes in olive oil with lots of garlic and a splash of balsamic. The drizzle is just tahini, lemon juice, and maple syrup (add water until it’s the right consistency). I topped it off with some avo and sriracha, too. #vegetarian #vegandinner #eattherainbow #eatrealfood #feedthemwell #veggiebowl #quinoabowl #kidapproved #eatwholefoods

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Penne With Salmon Meatballs

By | Nashville Food

It seems like I have no time to prep and cook lately. (I know you feel me, Mommas.) I used to love sitting down and planning a menu each week, but with two wild little boys, a little girl on the way + life, I just don’t have the headspace for it these days. I always try and keep good pasta and a good marinara on hand for times like these. Pair the dish with one homemade “something” and you’ll always be the family hero 😜. We had a pound of ground Alaskan Coho River Salmon from @virgin_bay_seafood in the freezer, so I made penne with salmon meatballs recently. I added a little salt and pepper, garlic, onion, Parmesan, panko, Italian seasonings, and an egg white and mixed it all together. I formed the mixture into balls, then browned them in a cast iron skillet and finished them off in the oven for a few minutes. Basically, in the time it took to boil the water and cook the pasta, the meatballs were done. Voila! #pescatarian #easyweeknightdinner #easyweeknightmeals #knowyourfisherman #wildcaught #alaskansalmon #eatrealfood

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Green Smoothies

By | Nashville Food

We ate Mexican food twice yesterday and I woke up craving something hydrating and green. The @cropshopnash is finally open and I stocked up on some goods the other day. This smoothie has cucumber, mint, pineapple, kale, homemade hemp milk, a splash of kefir, raw coconut, collagen and a banana. It was a refreshing treat through these crazy spring thunderstorms. #greensmoothie #eatlocal #eatrealfood #eatorganic #drinkyourgreens #tropicalsmoothie

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Wild Alaskan White King Salmon with Lemon Butter Sauce

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Tonight we had pan-seared @virgin_bay_seafood Wild Alaskan White King Salmon with a lemon butter sauce. I served it atop puréed sweet potatoes and alongside roasted Parmesan cauliflower with crushed capers and an arugula salad. I have to admit, I’d never heard of white salmon until today and spent some time researching it. Apparently, only one in 20 kings are white, which made me even more excited to try it. It was fantastic! To me, it was meatier, but sweeter and even more buttery than the salmon I’m used to. Even my kids loved it. I’ve been buying all my fish from @virgin_bay_seafood for a while now and I’m never disappointed. Being so far away from water in Nashville, it’s reassuring to know where our fish is coming from and who is fishing it. I recommend all Nashvillians check them out if you’re concerned with knowing what you’re eating and want some excellent wild-caught seafood. #weeknightsupper #pescatarian #virginbayseafood #eatrealfood #supportlocal #knowyourfisherman #feedthemwell #eatwholefoods #whitekingsalmon #alaskansalmon

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