This beautiful Green bean curry displays our delicious recipe. Green beans and carrot add a colorful dimension to the chopped cilantro topping.

Bravado Spice Co Serrano & Basil Green Bean and Veggie Curry

By Brandi McRill / May 15, 2018 / 0 Comments

I love a good curry. Pub Curry, Red Curry, Yellow Curry. I do not discriminate. The moment I tasted the Serrano Basil Hot sauce from Bravado Spice Co, I knew it needed to be paired with creamy coconut milk and some farm fresh veggies! This is a recipe that is easy to master, packed with […]

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Bravado Spice Co Pineapple, Habanero, Honey Drizzled Goat Cheese

By Brandi McRill / May 14, 2018 / 0 Comments

I always thought goat cheese needed a little kick to highlight the flavor until CFF2K was born. When we first opened, I knew there would be a demand for cheese so I reached out to Houston Dairymaids for options. It was there I discovered June’s Joy. It was THE BEST, most flavorful goat cheese I […]

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This is an image of cubed butternut squash and fried sage. You can see brussels sprouts and a pork chop in the background.

Bravado Spice Pineapple & Habanero sauced Butternut Squash with Fried Sage

By Brandi McRill / May 14, 2018 / 0 Comments

There is something about the sweetness of the pineapple that makes butternut squash sing! When we first saw the Pineapple Hab sauce from Bravado, the thought of butternut (or sweet potatoes as a sub) immediately came to mind. I’ve seen many recipes with freshly cubed pineapple . If you would like a sweeter dish, add […]

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This is an original image with a plant and the words NO Social Media Saturday.

To Thy Own Self be True- Day 3

By Brandi McRill / February 17, 2018 / 0 Comments

Forty Days to Rest, Renew & Restore DAY THREE: Today is super simple. Just Unplug from Social Media for the entire day. Look around you rather than at your phone screen.!! Be engaged and mindful of what is happening around you! Wishing this post were longer but I, too, will be unplugging as well! Have […]

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This is an array of Chinese lanterns. They colors are hues or bright reds and blues. Paper Money hangs from the base of the lanterns.

To Thy Own Self Be True- Day Two

By Brandi McRill / February 17, 2018 / 0 Comments

To Thy Own Self be True Forty Days to Rest, Renew & Restore Day TWO: Today is a Friday. Lunar New Year. The Year of the Low Earth Dog. While I am no expert, it is my understanding that the Year of the Earth Dog means tremendous healing for Mother Earth and her inhabitants. Sounds […]

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This is an ariginal image created by Kari McBride. It is a vintage dictionary pattern with a floral heart and the words To Thine Own Self be True

To Thy Own Self Be True- Forty Days to Rest Renew & Restore

By Brandi McRill / February 16, 2018 / 0 Comments

To Thy Own Self be True Forty Days to Rest, Renew & Restore Looking at myself, sitting in the middle of February, something occurred to me… We are a month and a half into the new year and resolutions are starting to wane. As the strict diets, exercise routines and health initiatives have started to […]

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This is a Turkey Burger piled hign with lettuce, pickles and onions on a Hand Milled Grain Jalapeno and Cheddar bun from Bakers by Heart.

Ground Turkey Burgers

By Brandi McRill / February 7, 2018 / 0 Comments

I LOVE a good burger. Juicy, flavorful and cooked with some sear on the outside is my favorite way to enjoy them. When a farmer friend asked me if I had a good Ground Turkey Burger recipe I had to scratch my head. No, I didn’t. To be honest, I never had much success making […]

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This is a collage of images and words to inspire people to create their vision board.

Vision Board 202

By Brandi McRill / February 7, 2018 / 0 Comments

If you read our previous blog post, you now know what areas in your life that you are looking to fulfill. It’s now time to take action by buying your materials and assembling your board. Things you will need to complete your Vision Board: * Your board * Your Adhesives- Glue, tape, thumbtacks and or […]

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This is a collage of images and words to inspire people to create their vision board.

Vision Board 101

By Brandi McRill / January 29, 2018 / 1 Comment

What is a vision board? A vision board is a collage of mixed images affixed to any sort of board for the things you want to attract info your life. It will be the visual representation of your goals and your timeline- will your board will give you a visual representation to help you focus […]

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Nice to meet y’all!

By Brandi McRill / January 17, 2018 / 0 Comments

Hi, y’all!!! My name is Brandi McRill- your hostess here at The Flourishing Times. My husband, Jack, and I live in Cypress, TX- A growing community outside of Houston. Here is a picture of Jack and I this past August in Roatan, Honduras: While you won’t always find us in crystal clear water you will […]

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