Roasted Yellow Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho

Last Sunday, V and I spent the afternoon at Chamard Vineyards where they invite neighbors to come and pick from their garden. The best part is they are only up a country road about 10 minutes away from our house so it  almost feels like heading out into our own garden. With a glass of sparkling wine in hand, we meandered through the fields of flowers, fruits and vegetables...


Citrusy Linguini with Sun Gold Tomatoes and Mizuna Greens

This time last year, I was getting ready for a two week trip to Italy. I have been looking back on all my photos (I will get around to posting them eventually), and felt like I needed some pasta to accompany my nostalgia. I was thinking about being under the Tuscan sun....


Honeydew Lemon Verbena Sparkler

We have a lot to celebrate on this beautiful Friday! The official relaunch of Intrinsic Beauty (yay!), the fact that the weekend is here and, well....it's still summer! We have plenty of time to enjoy pool parties, beach BBQ's and al fresco gatherings. To help celebrate...I have concocted a refreshingly light cocktail with an unusual flavor combination; honeydew melon and herbaceous lemon verbena. This little drink goes down very easily and can be quite the thirst quencher. If you are wanting to sip it alcohol free substitute the rum/prosecco with Pellegrino water. Cheers! Go to the jump for the recipe!


Relaunching: Intrinsic Beauty

I am thrilled to announce that after a year long hiatus, I am relaunching Intrinsic Beauty. Over the next coming weeks, you will see some aesthetic changes on the blog, as well as a lot more new and different content.

The brand combines my love for healthy living, eating, cooking and entertaining. The name stems from the philosophy that our health and well being are integrally connected to what we eat and how we live. It's about creating balance, feeling beautiful from the inside out and celebrating life with delicious food that makes you feel good.

Hope you will consider the Intrinsic Beauty blog a "go to" resource for easy entertaining ideas, fresh whole-based seasonal recipes, and inspiration for living an enriched and balanced life.

Thank you to all of the readers who kept checking in and welcome if you are visiting for the first time!

Hope you enjoy!