My favorite recipes to share aren’t the ones that look extravagant or take hours of prep to make. They’re the practical ones: the ones that I myself make on a regular basis, the ones that can be whipped up on a weeknight, the ones that take under an hour to prepare. Sometimes it’s fun to spend hours cooking something new and elaborate, but most of the time, I want to cook something that’s tasty, fast, and gets the job done. Like this pasta. I started making this pasta when I had my first real garden and my Super Sweet 100 tomato was going crazy, vining all over the neighborhood. Picking cherry tomatoes by the bowlful,… View Post

For anyone who spends most mornings rushing off to work or school, quick breakfast foods are a valuable asset, and this Cocoa Kamut Cereal is another great option to add to your morning rotation. Consisting of puffed whole grains, healthy fat, and a touch of chocolate, this breakfast will fuel your morning and help get your day started on the right foot. Make a batch as part of your weekly meal prep to eat throughout the week! If you make this recipe at home, share with me on Instagram and use #strongrootsnutrition so I can see! //Taylor SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave

It’s been pretty perfect patio weather here in the midwest, and I’ve got a drink that can bring a little extra sunshine to your backyard gathering. This Watermelon Lemonade is simple to make, it’s filled with vitamin C from both the watermelon and lemon, and its color is gorgeous.  If you’re feeling fancy, top it off with sparkling water (or champagne if your backyard gathering includes mimosas) and extra lemon garnishes.  If you make this recipe at home, share with me on Instagram and use #strongrootsnutrition so I can see! //Taylor SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSaveSaveSave

I think I had my first fresh apricot in Italy, about 6 years ago. I bought a few at the Mercato Centrale in Florence, and I remember them being sweet, juicy, and delicious. Then again, I’m pretty certain that everything in Italy is delicious. The season for fresh apricots is short; they’re an early-summer treat that only come around once per year, and they’re totally worth celebrating. Right now, you can probably find them at your local grocery store nestled in with the season’s other stone fruits: peaches, plums, and nectarines.  Apricots ripen from the inside out, so you want to choose ones that are slightly firm to the touch. Fortunately, when it comes to… View Post

  This grain salad was exactly what was needed after a steamy couple of weeks in the Midwest. It’s hearty enough to be filling but tastes light and cool on a hot day. Grain salads tend to make great dishes for advance preparation; they can typically be served cold, warm, or room temperature, they last several days in the fridge, and they only get tastier as they sit and their flavors meld together. So many thumbs up.  This dish will be even better if you can find a really good feta. I stumbled across the most delicious Greek feta when I was testing this recipe, and I think you should find some for yourself. International food stores are gold… View Post