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the essential summer salad – a guest blog post

Hey guys!! I am SUPER excited to announce that I am starting a new guest blog post series over at Bitte, a small batch and artisan children’s online store that offers clothing and toys that are unique and built to last. Run by mother and daughter duo, Maia McDonald Smith and Sara McDonald, their store and blog embody many similar values as Nyssa’s Kitchen, and I’m thrilled to be connecting with their audience. I’m also incredibly excited for you to explore their beautiful and sustainable goods – their shop is always the first place I look for gifts for little ones, and I think you’ll see why when you check them out!

The first post that I’ll be sharing on their blog is a recipe for the essential summer salad.. Continue reading for the first part of the post, and then click the link below to get the full recipe!


Ahhh Summer. The season of sun kissed shoulders, light that stretches late into the evening, and dining al fresco with meals where all you need is a simple main dish and a lovely salad to round everything out. And if you have a green thumb, it’s a salad that’s been made with freshly picked vegetables from the garden. Cue in the essential summer salad.

A salad that loves being paired with whatever’s on the menu, comes together in less than 10 minutes, and hosts a variety of nutritionally dense summer veggies that (if you have a garden) are probably going bonkers right now.

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everything (but the) bagel sheet pan eggs with smoked salmon {gluten free + paleo option}

Are you guys ready for some delicious and easy grain free breakfast inspiration?! Meet these everything (but the) bagel sheet pan eggs with smoked salmon!

Everything (but the) bagel sheet pan eggs with smoked salmon are a super easy and healthy way to set yourself up for weekday breakfast success! Also the best possible way to indulge in your love of everything bagels WITHOUT eating a bagel.
 
Also known as my favorite way to indulge in my love of everything bagels WITHOUT eating a bagel.

Because Nyssa + gluten = do not play well together.

But I do miss everything bagels! They were always my first pick at the bagel shop or alongside my brunch plate. And I know there’s a whole camp of us everything bagel loving friends out there!

I had been seeing various blogger friends and real life friends sprinkling Trader Joe’s everything but the bagel spice on ALL THE THINGS on instagram and I’m not sure whyyy it took me so long to get on that train but I’ll tell you – I’m never buying a ticket back.

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bulletproof rooibos cardamom blender latte {paleo + dairy free}

What’s up, latte Friday!?!

I feel like that should be a thing. Fancy coffees + teas for every Friday to celebrate the start of another delicious weekend. Especially if we’re talking about a bulletproof rooibos cardamom blender latte! They’re like heaven, you guys.

Bulletproof rooibos cardamom blender lattes! These fancy homemade drinks are a frothy, creamy dream - made with natural sweeteners and full of healthy fats and antioxidant + mineral rich rooibos! No fancy milk steamer required. Bulletproof rooibos cardamom blender lattes! These fancy homemade drinks are a frothy, creamy dream - made with natural sweeteners and full of healthy fats and antioxidant + mineral rich rooibos! No fancy milk steamer required.

 

I love a fancy latte as much as anyone, but I had a realization a little while ago (as I’m sure we all have) about how much money I was spending on latte’s and fancy drinks while I was out and about. It was kind of a depressing number.

So since then I’ve really gotten into the habit of making these drinks at home like nobody’s business.

I really REALLY do not need one more kitchen appliance hanging around on my counter // under my cupboards (which already desperately need to be de-cluttered!), so I mostly use my blender to froth them up, or sometimes my immersion blender (if I’m feeling like a lazy bum and don’t wanna wash out my blender 😉)

Usually these fancy drinks are a bullet proof coffee (decaf for me! Yes I AM one of those people who can’t have caffeine and still drinks coffee.. go ahead and roll your eyes at me but I love the taste too much to ever give it up all the way!), or if it’s the evening maybe a golden milk.

But lately I’ve been experimenting with making latte’s out of tea. I know this is not at all a new thing to most of you and I’m a little late jumping on this bus, but I am so in love!

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