WHOLE 30 CRISPY OKRA FRIES & SPICY GARLIC AIOLI

Okra is one of those vegetables that I just don’t show up at the grocery store seeking out. The inside is slimy and if you’ve never cooked one before, it can be a little overwhelming. In fact, if you let them go bad, the outside gets slimy too. Yum. So, what’s my favorite fool proof […]

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TOMATO AND MELON SKEWERS + COOLERS

Summer entertaining is in full swing at Casa de Costa! I’m talkin’ grilling, watermelons, refreshing mocktails… we are in party mode over here. I’m excited to be partnering with Village Farms to share two easy summer entertaining recipes featuring their lovely tomatoes. They offer quite the selection of tomatoes at my local grocer, but today […]

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AVOCADO PAPAYA SALAD

I didn’t grow up eating payaya. In fact, I don’t think I tried it until college. My sister was always deathly allergic and out of fear and habit, I just avoided it. When I did eventually taste test my first papaya, I was delighted to find that not only am I not allergic, but they’re […]

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CHIPOTLE SWEET POTATO NOODLE SALAD

I am all about the age of the veggie noodle. It’s pretty much the most inventive product on the market these days. It’s been said that the whole functionality of noodles themselves is to act as the vehicle for a delicious sauce, so replacing the adored noodle with a VEGETABLE noodle is obviously pure sneaky […]

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WHOLE 30 CRISPY CARROT FRIES & GARLIC DIP

By far, the hardest thing for me to avoid on the Whole 30 is legumes. I LOVE hummus and bean dips- like to the point where I normally eat them every single day. But, the whole point of the Whole 30 is to cut things out of your diet and then reintroduce them to see […]

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BLACK SESAME BABA GANOUSH

Roasted eggplant is one of my all time favorite vegetables, so I easily fell in love with baba ganoush the first time I tried it. Little did I know how easy it is to make your own! With a few simple ingredients and my go to hand immersion blender, this recipe was smooth and ready […]

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