The Weekly Mix

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We experienced spring-like temperatures in Chicago all week and it was incredible! I didn’t even wear a coat for the past five days. And guess what? We’re now expecting a snow shower tomorrow morning. Nature was playing a cruel joke on us the whole time.

Let me know if you want to start Whole30 with me! I’m officially beginning on Monday, which means I’ll be prepping all of the foods this coming Sunday. If anyone else wants to join with, let me know! I have a strong feeling this appliance will be a game-changer for it.

On that note, this guacamole might become my new best friend. Are you a chunky guacamole person? Please say yes.

I constantly forget about this food processor trick, but it would work incredibly well for this week’s almond cashew butter.

HOMEMADE Espresso Almond Cashew Butter. Almond cashew butter with a kick from espresso beans, vanilla, and a touch of maple syrup.

Espresso Almond Cashew Butter

Good morning! Hope you had a wonderful long weekend. We’re making almond cashew butter today. The best part about it? I’ve spiked this homemade nut butter with...

The Weekly Mix - A Beautiful Plate

The Weekly Mix

This week flew by! I’m not sure if it was the cake baking or everything else, but I can’t believe the weekend is already here....

EASY Lemon Vinaigrette!

Easy Lemon Vinaigrette (+ 5 ways to mix it up!)

My go-to EASY lemon vinaigrette made with just three ingredients – and five ways to mix it up!  Have you officially overdosed on all things sweet?...

How to Line Any Size Cake Pan with Parchment Paper. This easy kitchen trick makes baking cakes even easier!

How to Line Any Size Cake Pan with Parchment Paper

How to line a cake pan with parchment paper easily and effortlessly. This time-saving trick will make cake baking even easier!  This week will hold a new first for...

The Weekly Mix - a new weekly series on A Beautiful Plate

The Weekly Mix

Introducing a new weekly series on A Beautiful Plate.  After last year’s survey (and, well, through general know-how), I realized that The Sunday Thymes was/is one of your...

Homemade Pappardelle Pasta. A simple egg pasta dough made with all-purpose flour, semolina, and eggs!

Homemade Pappardelle Pasta (two ways!)

Homemade Pappardelle Pasta. A simple traditional egg pasta dough made with all-purpose flour, semolina, and eggs! Made traditionally or naturally colored (pink!) with beet puree.  Pasta...

Small Batch Almond Raspberry Cakes. This small recipe makes just four cakes, perfect for Valentine's Day!

Small Batch Almond Raspberry Cakes

Small Batch Almond Raspberry Cakes. This small batch recipe makes just four mini cakes, perfect for Valentine’s Day or any occasion when you don’t...

12 Healthy-ish Winter Recipes - that I love and make time and time again!

12 Healthy Winter Recipes (that I love!)

Since we just received some unfortunate news from Punxsutawney Phil, I figured I would come to the rescue with a list of my favorite healthy winter recipes to...