Monday, April 28, 2014

weekly snaps + a yummy recipe!

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this week: kaitlin & i are learning how to manage a blog while working full time jobs.
chelsea just finished the book Divergent & starting the next book Insurgent
kaitlin is open for business with her talent skills of hair & makeup. i mean… look at this ombre she did of bethany
I am in the midst of the start of wedding season craziness. this week i will be in raleigh, north carolina for a wedding.
have any of you been to raleigh? would love recommendations for any coffee & lunch spots!

as spring is coming to an abrupt end, i would like to encourage everyone to literally stop and smell the cherry blossoms.
i find myself trying to live in the moment. taking each flower, warmth of the sunshine, cool walk in.

yesterday i whipped up one of my favorite recipes: basil, tomato & goat cheese quiche.

last year i had my own blog that i shared my favorite recipes & encouraged my readers to pursue a healthy lifestyle. (a fond life)
i made a video with this recipe & i hope you all try this simple recipe!
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one frozen or pre made crust
three eggs
1 1/2 cup of half & half
one tomato
three leafs of basil (or however much you prefer)
1/2 a cup of goat cheese

preheat at 325

beat eggs, then add half & half (add salt & pepper to your liking)
slice up the tomato & add to the bottom of the pan
then do the same with the goat cheese & basil
(if you have left overs i always throw it into the egg& half & half batter)
then pour the eggs & half + half into the crust
bake for 45-60 minutes
then cool for 15 minutes
then enjoy!

yesterday i added vegan italian sausage which i highly recommend!
happy snapping & eating!
now i am off to make some coffee & listen to my book!
x's & o's,
chelsea diane


  1. Hey Chelsea! I grew up in Raleigh. I haven't lived there for about 7 years, but I always hit up these local spots whenever I'm visiting:

    Humble Pie (tapas bar in the heart of downtown) http://humblepierestaurant.com/
    Raleigh Flea Market (located on historic fairgrounds, amazing thrifting + local vendors) http://www.ncstatefair.org/fleamarket/
    Cup a Joe (best coffee right by the NCSU campus) http://cupajoe.com/hillsborough-street/
    Mellow Mushroom (unreal pizza with gluten free & veg/vegan options) http://mellowmushroom.com/store/raleigh

  2. I think you're going to love Raleigh! Definitely stop by yellow dog bakery and capital 16 club and videri chocolate

  3. Hi, If you have time you should try Fiction Kitchen - easily some of the best vegan food in NC (BBQ "pork" is my favorite)! They have a seasonal menu with local foods and located near both the Farmer's Market and Arts District. Here is there website/menu: http://thefictionkitchen.com/