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Other Recipes by macKenzie SMith

Baked Naan Nachos Topped with Creamy Feta Cheese Sauce, Roasted Tomatoes, Crispy Chick Peas + Fresh Herbs

These tasty naan nachos are smothered in a creamy feta cheese sauce with roasted tomatoes, chick peas and fresh herbs!

Back when i was in college, i practically lived on pita fries from this greek spot called Pitaria right down the street from my dorm at Florida State University. My affinity for a high carb diet led me to basically become obsessed with these beautifully golden deep fried pita sticks that were tossed in herbs and spices and plunged into a creamy feta cheese dip. After my second winter of eating my weight in these, I realized that it probably wasn’t a good idea to eat so much fried food. So instead of spending all of my time, money, and daily allotted calories at Pitaria, I decided to change the game and get my act a little healthier. Continue reading

Make Summer Last Forever with This Refreshing Peach and Mozzarella Salad

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tazo® Tea for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

Savor summer forever with this quick and easy peach, mozzarella and thai basil salad!

One of the hardest parts about living in Brooklyn was definitely surviving the long, hard, lonely winters. The seemingly endless repetition of dark, chilly days followed by dark, chilly nights totally wore on me. Since I had grown up in Florida, I’m pretty sure that my ingrained physical and mental states were not “chill” with what was going on. I only lasted about 6 years up North before I finally decided to make the move down to Florida to work as the breakfast chef at my family’s boutique hotel, Black Dolphin Inn.  Continue reading

Brussels Sprouts Au Gratin with Bacon and Caramelized Onions

brussels sprouts au gratin

We always hear about writers having writers block, but why doesn’t anyone talk about chefs getting cooking block? I’m pretty sure that I’m not the only one that deals with this dumb dilemma and I think it should be a common concept. Hey, maybe I’ll even take it upon myself to add it to urban dictionary.

But anyways, back to the point – cooking blocks sucks! There are days when I literally have a whole fridge full of awesome food, but I just don’t feel inspired. When this happens, I typically go on pinterest, check out the ole’ instagram, and stalk new restaurants that are on my must-eat list. But alas, sometimes even that doesn’t work! So what do I do when all of the above fails me? I CLEAN OUT THE FRIDGE! Continue reading