Thanks for joining me for another Nine Favorite Things post.
Hey, hi! I am back again today sharing my weekly favorites! This past (note that instead of past I actually wrote out pasta…) week seemed so long, yet it also flew by. I spent a good amount of my days in the kitchen, and a good amount of my nights on the computer. The thing about running a business, especially one that’s based online, and through social media, is that there’s constantly something to be doing. Whether it’s emails, photos, responding to comments, writing a post, or planning new content, there is always something. I love it, and I love that I always have something to do, but a little more downtime on the weekends are nice, and I love these Sunday posts because they allow me to write about the things I enjoy outside of food!
Also, on the topic of responding to comments, I’m so sorry if you’ve left a question this past week and have yet to get a response. I fell behind, but will get caught up today, so look out for those responses! And thank you to everyone who is leaving comments, I LOVE hearing from you guys and always read through every single comment.
In addition to testing new recipes this week, I also spent some time on Instagram stories making a few recipes with you guys. I made my favorite naan, this super easy garlic butter creamed corn chicken, and a summer tomato carbonara from the HBH cookbook. The favorite among everyone was hands down the carbonara…pasta always wins!
Coming up this week on HBH I’ll be sharing a loaded summer salad, a new ice cream treat…that’s a chocolate lovers dream, something simple and tomatoey, and a fresh peach recipe. All good things. All perfect for summer. I cannot wait to share!
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Hope you all have an amazing Sunday. Enjoy this week’s favorites…hopefully with coffee in hand, because no Sunday morning is complete without a good cup.
1. July Favorites.
Staub Deluxe Pan– I know I have been talking about my cast iron a lot lately, but I have been using it A LOT. I just made another skillet recipe yesterday and I used this deluxe pan which has high sides that are great for one pan and done recipes. It’s my go-to on a daily basis.
Kate Somerville Goat Milk Moisturizer– I have been using this all month long and loving it. When I got back from the Bahamas a few weeks ago, my skin was horribly dried out and needed some serious, serious help. This moisturizer along with this RMS beauty oil saved my face and brought it back to life.
Sweet Peach Rose Tart– this was hands down my favorite recipe that I created this month. It wasn’t the most popular recipe of the month, but it’s my personal favorite.
K. Jacques Slides– OK. SO. The first time I wore these I was in the Bahamas and got horrible cuts on both of my feet from them. I swore I would never wear them again…but then I went to NYC straight from the Bahamas and they where they only cute shoe I had. I wore them for three days straight and fell in love with these slides. I’ve been wearing them all month and still can’t get enough of them. Not sure what happened the first time I wore them, but I can say that they are super comfy…now. They are almost sold out of the mustard yellow, but here they are in taupe and black/white.
Vince Hoodie– I LOVE this hoodie. It’s so comfy, casual, and cute. Perfect for traveling or working from home. Also, it’s majorly on sale right now.
2. Favorite Podcast…
I know I mentioned this already, but I’ve really gotten into podcasts the last few months. There are a few favorites that I listen to while photographing recipes, but I recently came across two new ones that I just had to share, Girlboss Radio with Sophia Amoruso and My Domaine’s Second Life Podcast with Hillary Kerr. I’ve already learned so much from both of these podcasts. Everything from founding your own business, to balancing life, to fashion and beauty. Loving them!
What podcast are you listening to and loving?
3. My Favorite Farmers Market Bags…
The farmers markets are bursting with summer produce and it’s only going to get better and better as we head into August. I love hitting up the market and looking cute with these bags that are perfect for loading up with fresh summer produce and flowers.
4. The Half Baked Harvest Cookbook is 50% Off.
Here is the deal. I hate self promotion so much and it’s always so hard for me to promote things, but this deal is too good to pass up and I have to tell you about it. Amazon has had the HBH cookbook on sale MAJORLY this week. It is 50% off. I have never seen it this low and have not a clue when they will be changing the price. So…
If you have yet to get yourself a copy, now is the time. The cookbook is full of all of some of my favorites recipes. Recipes like my go-to 5 ingredient honey butter beer bread, the best BBQ chicken cobb salad, and of course, my summer carbonara that is a huge reader favorite right now.
5. New Videos:
6. Superfood Tacos with The Chriselle Factor.
You guys. I shared my very favorite Cauliflower al Pastor Tacos with The Chriselle Factor team and we had a little summer taco, guacamole, and sangria party. So fun, so cute, and so good! If you’re looking for a delicious, yet healthy taco recipe, check out my recipe for Superfood Cauliflower al Pastor Tacos.
And since you can’t have tacos without a little tequila, don’t forget to make this tequila sangria too. It’s the best and healthy…ish.
7. A few Links I am Loving…
a modern Portland home tour…love the cozy kitchen and light, breezy rooms.
the private LAX terminal for celebrities and the elite…is this really needed? but also, can I get an invite?
11 vegetarian NYC restaurants…totally hitting up Double Zero, Nix, Ladybird, and ABCV.
rooftop restaurants in NYC…oh come on. I need more days in NYC for all this eating.
8 health tips that are essentially free…three words, apple cider vinegar.
workouts so fun you will forget you are burning calories…take me horseback riding. please.
5 minute 3 product makeup…all about this.
Ina’s most popular recipe…duh. pasta always.
15 towns in Ireland full of small town charm…would love to visit them all.
Brooklyn Decker wants to make getting dressed easier…this is genius.
a Chicago home that is elegant and edgy…love the moody vibes.
7 healthy ways to satisfy your sweet tooth…yum. yum. yum
8. Here is what I am taking to NYC this Week:
9. This Week’s Dinners:
Wednesday: Hoisin Salmon with Zucchini Slaw
Thursday: Honey, Peach, and Brie Panini
Check out all the past Favorites posts here.