A Dash of Soul

I'm a 26-year-old wife, J.D., and food lover! I believe that food can heal, express love, and so much more. I live in Atlanta with my husband and new dog.

My First Garden: From Seeds to Spring Harvest

One of the things I was MOST excited about when we bought our first home last year was the chance to have my own garden! Ever since I was a kid I’ve had this dream of living on a self-sustaining property and growing all of my own food. If that dream is ever going to become a reality I have to start somewhere! ...more

Strawberry Lime Agua Fresca

Is it bad for me to admit that I really love cocktails? Oh well, too late. I really love cocktails ....more

Reflections on the First Half of Pregnancy

I had lots of lofty intentions about doing weekly pregnancy updates and videos and all sorts of things here on the blog! That didn’t happen (though I did shoot a first trimester update video weeks ago…the audio was so terrible that I couldn’t even use it!) but I really want to share about my experience with this first pregnancy and how everything has gone. So buckle up, I’m going to get personal and share ALL...more

Dreamy Raspberry Coconut Overnight Oats

Look guys–I still make recipes! The truth is that I’m as active in my kitchen as ever! I still cook several times a week and I’ve never stopped being food obsessed (how could I stop??) ....more

Our Gender Reveal Party!

One of the things I was really excited to do when I found out I was pregnant was to have a gender reveal party. I know most people probably see them as a bit of a corny fad, but the way I see it it’s the first real opportunity we get to celebrate our baby’s life with the people closest to us. It’s also one of those things that you probably only do with the first kid, so we wanted to make it really special! ...more

Big Life Updates!

Anybody still out there? It’s been QUITE some time since my last blog post, and QUITE a bit has happened since then! Ironically, the last thing I told you a few months back was that I needed to give you a huge life update! ...more

Fall Harvest Chopped Salad with Smoky Maple Balsamic Dressing

I’ve been on a mission for the past few years to eat more seasonally and to really try and appreciate the variety that comes with a season change. I’m really going to miss summer berries, BUT I know that fall brings lots of amazing foods too. I let seasonal ingredients be my inspiration in making this delicious full meal salad ....more

Stovetop Greek Yogurt Macaroni and Cheese

Yesterday was really rainy and grey here in Georgia, and to me rainy days call for comfort food. My idea of comfort food has changed a lot since I’ve become more health conscious in recent years, but there are certain foods that will just always feel right. Mac and cheese is one of those foods for me! ...more

Tomato Salad with Savory Greek Yogurt Dressing

I don’t know if this is the case everywhere in the US, but right now in Georgia the tomatoes are AMAZING. As much as I love the beauty of seasonal foods, I also kind of hate that in a few months it will be impossible to find tomatoes this good. There’s only one solution…eat all the tomatoes ....more

Caramelized Baby Bananas

You may or may not know this about me but I have a sweet tooth that is OUTTA control! If I don’t eat enough fruit, I WILL somehow locate a Krispy Kreme doughnut or bowl of Ben & Jerry’s. For that reason I’m always always always looking for healthy dessert recipes ....more