Moody Photography: 101

WHAT YOU NEED: – directional light (ie: window) – camera + tripod (this tut works for iPhone photo also) – sheets of black and white¬†foam boards – props & surfaces (dark or saturated colors, heavy textures) – something to photograph – photoshop or lightroom (optional) 1. SET UP Arrange your subject on a surface or…

Creamy Black Bean Pasta Salad

Have you tried¬†the black bean pasta at Trader Joe’s? Love it? Hate it? We bought some a while back and were kind of turned off by using it in place of pasta with marinara sauce (which is what TJ’s recommends – bleh!) BUT using it for a zesty pasta salad — that we love. In…

Creamy Tahini Dressing

Problem: It’s frickin impossible to find a paleo dressing that is creamy. Solution: This dressing is zesty and creamy and would sub really well for a caesar salad or in place of mayo in a pasta salad recipe. Ingredients: 1/3 cup red wine vinegar 1/3 cup olive oil 2 tablespoons tahini 2 tablespoons lemon juice…

Soft Butter with Fresh Herbs

This super rainy and hot summer has been making my herbs grow like crazy! Am I alone here? Does anyone else have an absurd amount of herbs right now?! Here’s a super simple and delish way to put some of those excess herbs to use. Spread this herbed butter on toast, slather on mashed potatoes…