Recipes

Moving Update && Italian Pasta-less Salad

For those of you who don’t follow me on social media (ya should), I have been documenting my crazy moving experience and the progress thus far! As of now, I am officially all moved in. It only took a whole week (lol) and the help of my mom and a Uhaul–but hey, we did it and had a blast doing it! It is amazing all we put together in just five short days but I am so overwhelmed with how perfect it turned out. It is so very cozy (and I think I am going to love living alone) :) If ya’ll are in the moving process or know anyone who is, I’d highly recommend checking out some secondhand furniture shops! I was a little apprehensive at first, but you’d be shocked at the unique gems you may find! My couch, dining table, and chairs are all from the consignment shops listed below!

Some cool places in lex–> Restore // Another Man’s Treasure  // The Great Room //

Here are some updated progress photos below…

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(Even Noli approves of the new bedding ;))

Next up, I’ve got an awesome and super duper easy recipe for ya! I’ve always enjoyed a pasta salad but since my gluten allergy came in full force–I’ve been trying to do things differently and healthier! This salad is super fresh and inexpensive– I put prosciutto and a little calabrese in it, but you can definitely do without if you’re not a meat eater!

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Italian Pasta-less Salad

  • 3 roma tomatoes (diced)
  • 1/2 english cucumber (diced)
  • 3 slices of prosciutto and/or calabrese salami (finely chopped)
  • handful of green olives (halved)
  • handful of kalamata olives (halved)
  • feta or mozzarella cubes (as much as you want)
  • 2-3 tbs olive oil
  • 1-2 tbs italian seasoning
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup roasted garlic **optional (I found this at the olive bar @ kroger)

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Annnnnd that is literally it! SO simple and packed with flavor! Yesterday, I enjoyed a bowl of it on my porch with some pineapple and a la croix, of course! You can definitely meal prep this for the week for a perfect portable lunch or dinner option!

Hope you enjoy and let me know if you try it out!!

 

xoxo

 

Kelsey

 

 

 

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Lexington Blogger Brunch: Eggs Edition

It has been two weeks now and I STILL can’t stop telling people about the lexington blogger brunch. I mean, ya’ll FOR REAL, this was the most gorgeous set up I could ever imagine. We all kept joking (but not really joking) that it looked straight out of Pinterest! It could best be described as a fairytale…If ya don’t believe me, check it out below ;)

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The event was at the barn at Springhouse Gardens which was just the most perfect setting: beautiful land, gorgeous barn, and the nicest family who owns it! The morning was jam packed with so many good eats, a self-serve mimosa bar, a DIY flower crown bar, and of course, the awesome goodie bags!

I think if you’ve followed the blog long enough–you know I’m a huge breakfast person, or “bruncher” you could say, currently trying to work on having “professional bruncher” be a real thing. For me, breakfast is all about eggs (and mimosas) :) Eggs are like a super power food because they are so incredibly versatile! Like I literally just googled “how many ways can you cook an egg?” I found 16!! That’s insane guys! By far my favorite way to make eggs is in the form of either an egg bake or egg muffins! In fact, I cooked up some killer egg muffins for the blogger brunch! I cannot even get over how simple these are to make and you can literally add whatever you’re feeling that day and bake it all up (!!!) Not to mention, it is totally cheap and a great way to get rid of veggies that are on their last leg! Find the recipe HERE  :) Again, as I say in all my recipe posts, measurements are a rough estimate–as I typically throw things together without using measuring devices!

—-> Just remember, the key to a good egg bake is sufficient seasoning ( don’t be afraid to add in that extra dash of salt and pepper ) AND some of your favorite cheese (!!)

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All in all, I wish I could have brought every single one of you to this magical, fabulously fantastic brunch that I thought could only be as good in my dreams (yes, I dream about brunch. And yes, I have accepted it) It could not have been possible without the awesome people that contributed to making this morning perfect and the even better company ;)

Thank you to all…

The whole brunch was photographed by: Kirstie Dunston Photography

Goodie Bags && ETC: Springhouse Gardens // Shop Local KY // Miss Molly Vintage // AJ Apothecary // Shop Twenty Something // Morton James // Whole Foods Lex // Kentucky Yarnbirds // The Barn At Springhouse

Annnnd can’t forget the bloggers —>

Be sure to check out their pages and posts on the brunch too!!

The Stylish Tales of Tay <http://www.thestylishtalesoftay.com/

Authentically Emmie <http://authenticallyemmie.com/

Space, Place & Southern Grace <http://www.spaceplaceandsoutherngrace.com/

Kentucky Girl Ramblings <http://kentuckygirlramblings.com/

Bright on a Budget <http://brightonabudget.com/

Hartley Social <http://hartleysocial.com/

Lee’s Lookbook <http://www.leeslookbook.com/

Kayla Weber Art <http://www.kaylaweberart.com/blog

Fabulous in Fayette <http://fabulousinfayette.com/

Girl Meets Lex <http://girlmeetslex.com/

Basically Bronwyn <http://www.basicallybronwyn.com/

This Lexington Life <http://thislexingtonlife.com/

Lex Eats <http://lexeats.com/

Miss Molly Vintage <http://www.missmollyvintage.com/blog/

Candor and Rose <http://candorandrose.com/

Salt & Life Blog <http://www.saltandlifeblog.com/ 

 

Here’s to hoping we can top this brunch next time ;)

xoxo

Kelsey