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Raw Zucchini “Pasta” with Fresh Basil Pesto

Raw Zucchini “Pasta” with Fresh Basil Pesto

This simple summer dish is loaded with all the flavor, but sans the calories of a typical pasta dish. A spiral vegetable slicer is one of the best kitchen tool purchases I’ve made, creating simple salad and “noodle” dishes in just minutes.

Serves 2

Raw Zucchini “Pasta”

  • 1 Large Zucchini or 2 Medium Zucchinis
  • 1 Cup Cherry Tomatoes, halved
  • 1 T Hemp Seeds
  • 1 T Pine Nuts

Using a spiral vegetable slicer, spiral zucchini into “noodles.” Add tomatoes, sprinkle with hemp seeds and pine nuts, and top with fresh pesto basil and mix well.

Fresh Basil Pesto

  • 1/3 Cup Basil
  • 1/2 Cup Pine Nuts
  • 2 T Olive Oil
  • 2 T Juice from Fresh Lemon
  • 1/2 Clove Garlic
  • 1/2 T Nutritional Yeast (Optional)
  • 2 T Water

Add all ingredients to Vitamix, or food processor, and blend well. Gradually add more water if consistency is too thick.

Raw Zucchini “Pasta” with Fresh Basil Pesto

Serve and Enjoy! 🙂

Tropical Sangria

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A citrusy sangria with an island twist was the perfect way to kick off a Summer party. My goal was to find a healthier version, so I was so happy to discover Oh She Glow’s Sunny White Sangria. It definitely fit the bill! Mason jars, paper straws, and DIY labels add a festive finishing touch.

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tropical sangria

Directions: Add everything except the sugar into a large pitcher and stir well. Add sugar to taste and adjust until your desired sweetness is achieved. Chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours prior to serving (I chilled mine overnight.) Before serving, you may add some club soda & ice if desired. Taste again and add more sweetener if necessary.

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Winter Hues

Winter Hues

This season I’ve been reaching for army green and wine colored hues, along with my usual neutrals. A pair of colored denim or an accent scarf really make my basic blacks, navys and beiges pop in a bold way.

Winter Hues
Coat: Vince  /  Denim: Decree (similar)  /  Boots: Nine West  /  Scarf: Zara  /  Nails: Julep Julie  /  Lips: Chanel Glossimer in Seashell (my favorite color)
Winter Hues

I’ve been living in this sweater coat that I purchased for the Fall season, but is surprisingly warm when layered for cooler temps.

Winter Hues
Winter Hues

{Sales Rack Skinny} Trend Hungry Guest Post

Hi guys! Hope you are having a fabulous Wednesday! Today I’m guest posting on Jessie Holeva’s blog, Trend Hungry. I had the pleasure of sharing my top tips for shopping the sales racks and getting the best deals. To expand your closet on a “skinny budget” check out my Sales Rack Skinny Post!

Shimmer & Spice

Blazer: Wilfred | Aritzia (similar & similar)

Tank: Forever 21 (similar)

Denim: Mossimo Supply Co. Skinny Denim

Shoes: Christian Louboutin

Handbag: J.Crew

Earrings: Tiffany & Co.

Necklaces: Forever 21 (similar) & JewelMint

Ring: Vintage

Nails: Essie Penny Talk

Last week, I Instagramed my budget buys of metallic denim, each under $27. I’ve been on the lookout for a great pair of metallic denim this season. I happened to be in Target the other day, and spotted these fabulous shimmery black skinnies. The sparkling sheen gives off a coated denim look. These skinny jeans are so comfortable, I could sleep in them. Did I mention they’re under $23? Major fab find.

In Disguise – Camo Accents

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  1. Old Navy Printed Flats
  2. Topshop Camo Army Jacket
  3. Current/Elliott The Ankle Skinny in Army Camo

I’m not one for camo, but I’m loving this unexpected accent. An army green utility jacket is essential in my closet, so this hyped up version serves as a great statement item. If you dare to wear, be sure to incorporate just a single piece of the print. Anything more is taking the trend overboard. A utility jacket, skinny pant or subtle shoe is a safe bet!