Since living in Austin, I’ve noticed more than ever how many people prefer quality over convenience. This is definitely apparent with food. Largely because we’re lucky enough to have some of best chefs/restaurants in the United States. It is the chefs who are first to arrive at farmers markets to get the freshest veggies and herbs to serve in their restaurants that week. That’s actually how we’ve met many of the chefs we work with! Austinites love going to restaurants that […]
Fancy a challenge? Try saying “Happy Almond Parsley Pesto Pasta” 7 times in a row. Ha! I go nuts for pesto! I’ve tried just about every variation known to man and this one is definitely top 5. I originally found this recipe in this month’s Bon Appétit magazine, you might recognize it from the photo on the cover! I did tweaked it just a bit, added my little twist to it! I reduced the parsley and added basil. Oh, and […]
It’s summertime, and the livings easy. Same thing should apply to cooking in the kitchen– keep it easy breezy! I sure hate slaving over a hot stove when it’s 100+ degrees outside. I try to balance simple and convenient with fresh and healthy. Don’t up your take-out visits just because it’s hot out, expand your recipe rolodex and snag some new inspiration on Pinterest and your favorite food blogs! Ingredients: 1 Cup plain greek yogurt 1/4 Cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes […]
Fall is here and transition is upon us from clothing to food. As the days grow shorter, I start to crave hearty meals. I love making big pots of soup and baking breads. I even transition my salads into savory meals with warm nutty flavors. This Happy Hemp corn salad is the perfect meal for a cool fall day.
Categories: Happy Savory, Happy Sides & Salads, Happy Vegan, Happy Vegetarian • Tags: Austin, Barley, basil, Coconut oil, Corn, Dill, happy hemp, olive oil, raw, Tara Miko, Texas, Tomatoes, vegan, vegetarian
I love flowers, but they are the first thing to be removed from the table setting. I am either looking for more room for food or I can’t see my guest… so bye bye pretty flowers. Seeing as I am girl who likes cake and eat it too, why not both!?! How can I create a non-dorkie foodque? A quick trip to Hobby Lobby and let the experiment begin! Here is what you need: Basket Oasis Spanish Moss Shears Skewers […]
Categories: Happy 411, Happy Gluten-Free, Happy Kids, Happy Sides & Salads, Happy Vegetarian • Tags: Austin, basil, DIY, farmers, gluten free, goat cheese, hemp seeds, kids, market, raw, sea salt, Texas, tomato, vegetarian