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Creamy Pea & Mint Soup

Creamy Pea & Mint Soup

Fresh Starts, Minty Deliciousness + Cranes in the Sky

A SEAT AT THE TABLE

Over the last two weeks I have been traveling like crazy. Minneapolis to Dallas to Austin to Raleigh to Atlanta and back to Dallas. Its been a whirlwind but the one thing that has kept me at peace is this new Solange album SEAT AT THE TABLE. This album makes my heart rejoice. I have literally had Cranes in the Sky on repeat every morning (at least 5x a day) since I got the album. It is like my soul’s anthem. I show all the way up for every single song and every single interlude. This album is a truth teller, thirst quencher, eye opener and if you haven’t checked out yet I highly recommend DEMAND that you get to it. BLOOP!

MEIKO MOVES TO DALLAS

Let me rewind just a few seconds to discuss how that trip I just mentioned ended with me in Dallas instead of Minneapolis. That’s right, ya girl is a TEXAN. I finally took the leap and move out of the twin cities. Minneapolis has been an amazing place for growth and development. I am beyond grateful for what I learned about myself while living there and the amazing friendships that came out of it. Nevertheless, I felt it was time for a fresh start, new surroundings and new opportunities, which are opening up for me here in Dallas. I will discuss more about the move in my weekend video update so stay tuned.

FEELING MINTY FRESH + GIVEAWAY

Speaking of it being TIME for a fresh start, as soon as I got to my new city I received this cool watch from Jord Wood Watches. The watch is beautifully crafted of dark sandalwood with a beautiful mint finish. As soon as I saw it, it was in love at first sight and had to rock it right away. As a matter of fact, it inspired me to keep the “mint flavored” love going with my recipe for Creamy Pea and Mint soup.

I wanted something quick and since its fall nothing sounds more comforting to me than a big bowl of warm soup. This recipe is no exception packed with its creamy richness, smooth texture and subtle bright nodes from the mint.

The soup is delicious all on its own but you know I had to add a little flare so doctored it up a bit with fresh crema, scallions, extra mint and cornbread croutons…. YUM!!!!

Oooooh and don’t let me forget, I even asked my friends at Jord Wood Watches to hook y’all up too (you know I have to say YALL now since I’m a TEXAN – he he he). They are partnering with me to give #TeamGreedy a chance to win $20-$75 e-gift codes for their shop. The awesome part about it is that everyone who enters wins something!!!! Say whaaaaaa??!!!! As I like to say, there are losers in #TeamGreedy, we eats it all. LOL #Dopeness #InTimeForTheHolidays #EnterNow The contest will close November 20th at 11:59pm.

This post was sponsored by Jord Wood Watches

Smoked Salmon Mediterranean Salad

Smoked Salmon Mediterranean Salad

This Whole30 Challenge has really gotten me into a salad mood. I’ve been making salads for breakfast, lunch and dinner #NoFlexZone. This Smoked Salmon Mediterranean Salad is one of my current faves and is layered with bright and crunchy veggies and a delicious creamy green vinaigrette.

As you can see the salad got off to a pretty rough start. I’m not sure what ratchet tv I was watching that distracted me from my duties but I ended up burning the first round of potatoes in the oven. LOL

Potatoes in a salad? Yes indeed. My friend Courtney asked the same question when we shared this dish. But after his first bite his question shifted to why more potatoes aren’t featured in green leaf salads? My sentiments exactly. Needless to say it tastes good, real good.

TIP: Make sure you use fresh green beans and blanch them in salt water. Blanching allows the green beans to remain crisp and maintain the bright color.

This is a salad of the people. The recipe serves as a beautiful side dish when hosting guests but can easily double duty as your own light and healthy meal. Get the recipe and give it a try.
#Whole30 approved

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