The first steps to Develop a Self-Care Practice

By Brandi McRill / July 7, 2019 / 0 Comments

Self-care. That word conjures images of bubble baths, pampering and massages; but, truly, self-care is so much more than these indulgences. While amazing for reducing stress, these things will only give you temporary results if Self-Care does not become a habit. I recently read an article from Forbes Magazine on LinkedIn proposing that Self-Care is […]

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Strawberry Ricotta Toast

By Brandi McRill / May 13, 2019 / 0 Comments

Growing up, my Grandma told me “Fruit is Nature’s candy.” As an adult, I’ve come to learn she is absolutely correct. I am always looking for ways to enhance the flavor of bare fruit by adding a few complimentary tweaks that will make their flavor sing. Sugar-laden dishes are tasty and seem to be the […]

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How to Trim an artichoke in a few easy steps!

By Brandi McRill / April 5, 2019 / 0 Comments

Oh, the lovely artichoke. This fun food has a special place in my heart. (Pun intended!) Jack and I met at a restaurant called the Mason Jar. The ‘Jar’ was known for their steamed artichoke and their Spinach- Artichoke Dip. So, my man and I were slinging artichokes before they were cool. To me, artichokes […]

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Green Bean Summer Salad

By Brandi McRill / August 17, 2018 / 0 Comments

So, due to a co-op SNAFU, I ended up with far too much cilantro. Like WAAAAAAAAY too much. In my quest to dress ‘all of the things’ with cilantro, I came across the very last of my green beans. Green Beans…AND….Cilantro? Is it possible?– surely… Has anyone tried it?– Likely…Right? Well, I got a little […]

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Tarragon Potato Salad

By Brandi McRill / August 10, 2018 / 0 Comments

I discovered herbed potato salad back in my early 20’s at a friend’s dinner party. Until then, potato salad was the traditional mayo or mustard version with some sort of relish-olive mixture. I had never had tarragon before, much less in a potato salad that had wine!!! Tarragon is both a culinary and medicinal herb. The […]

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Summer Corn Confetti Salad

By Brandi McRill / August 3, 2018 / 3 Comments

Houston in August is hot!!! Like, next level hot. The idea of standing in front of a stove when temps are averaging high 90’s seems insane. Over the next 5 Fridays we will be sharing some of our favorite salad recipes designed to keep your kitchen cool while still highlighting the summer’s harvest. The first […]

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This is a clear piture of water being infused with lemons, strawberries and cucumbers.

Water is Life! Three Simple ways to Increase Hydration without Feeling Water-Logged

By Brandi McRill / August 1, 2018 / 2 Comments

Water is one of the sources of life. I’m often puzzled when someone tells me they don’t drink or like it. Without proper hydration, I am sluggish, foggy and my skin starts to get GRUMPY!! How can the body function at its best when it does not receive the most basic of needs? Recent studies claim […]

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Carrot Top Pesto from Guest Blogger at Rollin’ Local

By Brandi McRill / May 17, 2018 / 0 Comments

Rollin’ Local is a food truck concept coming in Fall of 2018. Owners, Michelle & Kristi will be serving locally sourced, responsibly farmed FARM to STREET foods! We welcome them as our guests on today’s blog post and are grateful for this INCREDIBLE pesto! As supporters of the local farming community we shop farmers markets, […]

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Bravado Spice Co Crimson Hot Sauce Glazed Salmon

By Brandi McRill / May 16, 2018 / 2 Comments

We consider the Crimson Hot Sauce from Bravado Spice Co the official Hot Sauce of the Oklahoma Sooners. (Sorry, y’all….) I eat this sauce on everything from eggs to tacos to chicken. Jack likes his heat a little more mild so I developed this glaze that we can toss on wings, Chicken, Fish or veggies […]

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This is a birds eye view of the Bravado Ground Chicken recipe. A bottle of Bravado Crimson Hot sauce sits on top of a fall colored dish towel and a wooden spoon. a

Bravado Spice Co Serrano Basil Hot Sauce Ground Chicken and Basil

By Brandi McRill / May 15, 2018 / 0 Comments

A farmer friend approached me with an excess of ground chicken and in need of a recipe that will appeal to her customers. I had never had Thai Chicken and Basil before and she suggested I give it a shot. I’m so glad I did!! I used pastured meats. While this recipe can be interchanged […]

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