Good Eats at Home

Geoff and I went to the cutest restaurant the other night called Sycamore. It’s located in Newton Center, just outside of the city. It had the best ambiance and just felt so cozy. We both said it would be the perfect spot to come back to in late fall or the winter. We were both super happy because we got a table where we could both sit on the cushion. Anyone else fight with their significant other over who gets the regular chair and who gets the couch-chair in a restaurant?! Lol…. Maybe it’s only us!

Anyway, they had this delicious salad that we ordered as an appetizer, and I knew that I had to try recreating it at home. It had the freshest, crunchy sugar snap peas, strawberries, pistachios, feta, basil, and the slightest bit of mint. Refreshingly light, flavorful, and a salad that’s out of the ordinary. Just my style. I’m not normally much of a feta girl, but since working in restaurants, I know that chefs formulate recipes based on how flavors pair together. I really try to not mess with their vision and to appreciate their art (yes food is an art πŸ˜‰ ). But I will say that the feta Many who know me know that I truly love to cook and I love attempting to recreate meals I fall in love with that I’ve eaten out. To me it’s fun, especially this time of year when vegetables are that much more fresh. Continue reading below for the recipe!

 

strawberry snap pea salad

 

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healthy summer dinner

I don’t know when it happened, but somehow along the way, I gave up eating pizza and nachos for dinner every night and got on the (somewhat) healthy train (okay, I know exactly when it happened, it was post-college). Don’t get me wrong, I still love chips and candy and donuts (oh my), but for […]

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Name something better than a doughnut on a Saturday morning… You can’t! Okay, unless it’s paired with a coffee. Because almost everything’s better with a coffee. Ya feel me?! Ever since I can remember, I’ve always had a love affair with doughnuts. When I was a child (before we knew how bad sugar and all […]

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In my younger years of middle school, high school, and even college, I found myself skipping breakfast constantly, and if I did “indulge” in a little breakfast, it would be something like a piece of toast with a pat lot of butter. Luckily, I’m mostly behind those days (and hopefully you are too), but I […]

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Whether you need a fun cocktail recipe for a Galentine’s Day night with the ladies, you’re looking to beat the summer heat with a buzz, or need a cocktail idea for a brunch, this cocktail recipe has you covered. With fruity popsicles and prosecco or champagne, it’s sure to be a crowd pleaser.  

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