Archive | July 2014

Delicious White Bean & Avo Salad

Hi blog!

In an attempt to get back to posting more often and more consistently, I thought I’d share this yummy recipe we tried out last week. Thank you to Forever After Blog for sharing and, strangely enough, a big thank you to BuzzFeed, which brought this collection of delicious vegan recipes to light. I made a few tweaks, but you can find the original here.

And now, without further ado,

White Bean & Avo Salad


  • 2 T olive oil
  • 1/4 c lemon juice (I juiced 3 lemons)
  • 2 T mustard (can’t have too much! ;) )
  • 1 t dried basil
  • 1 t garlic powder
  • salt & pepper to taste

Whisk together the vinaigrette ingredients and taste – play with it until you’re happy!


  • 2 cans great northern beans
  • 2 avocados
  • 2 Roma tomatos
  • 1/4 sweet onion chopped (optional)

Rinse white beans and chop the avocados, tomatoes, and onion. Mix in a large bowl. Pour the vinaigrette over the top and stir in evenly. Chill before serving (just fridge it for a couple hours)

That’s it! Pretty simple, eh?

What’s more, it’s really yummy! You can eat it with a fork, or you can do what Chris and I did – dip in some blue corn chips and crunch away!

photo credit – Forever After Blog

Wedding Came, Wedding Went!

Some day, I will be able to update the blog more frequently, but this time, I had a good excuse! Our wedding was the first week of July, and I’m just now feeling like daily activities have reached their somewhat-normal ebb and flow. Ahh – we are officially married!

We were able to get a few early shots from our photographers (again, amazing Gina and Ryan!) and I’m sure more will trickle in as everyone else settles back into their day-to-day. So for now, some teaser pics while I try to get some real grown-up work done!

our 'first look'

so happy!

kathleen attacks with bubbles!

pepper trees are lucky

a great shot of castle green - our favorite place