There’s something about a sweet, frozen coffee drink on a hot day, and since the 10-day forecast in St. Louis is predicting highs in the upper 90s, I’m bracing with extra icy beverages.   As tasty as caramel is, there’s no true caramel in this recipe. This delicious frozen coffee drink is sweetened with deglet noor dates, which impart a rich, caramel-y flavor. When making this recipe, I prefer to initially blend all the ingredients except the ice to ensure that the dates get completely blended into the liquid, then blend in the ice at the end. If you have a high-speed blender like a Vitamix, feel free to throw everything in together and blend… View Post

Happy [almost] birthday, America! I hope everyone is enjoying this holiday weekend, spending time with loved ones, and practicing a little R&R. After some much-needed time in the woods and in the kitchen, I’m back in work mode today and bringing some Mexican Street Corn your way! There has been a lingering chance of rain and thunderstorms in the STL area this 4th, so the backup plan to burgers and grilling in this house is carnitas and street corn. Not a very American menu, but a super delicious one nonetheless.  On this holiday celebrating freedom, let’s talk a little about food freedom. Do you have unspoken rules dictating how much, how often, or what you… View Post

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