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Beef Taco Salad with Homemade Tortilla Bowls

I honestly can’t tell you the last time I had taco salad. Oh wait, yes I can… two weeks ago. When we made these. But before that I mean. Taco salad was always this oddly unappealing concept, something my mom would order when we’d go out to eat, that I’d side-eye skeptically as I plowed...

Pan-Fried Trout with Garlic, Lemon, & Parsley

Our weekly menus are not always as complicated as they might seem. While we’ll find a few recipes or plan a few more involved dishes a week, we’ll often plan free-form nights where we’ll just wing it. Whether that means throwing together a fritatta from leftovers in the fridge, or cooking up a frozen pizza,...

Vegan Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes

Wait, wait, don’t go! I’ll admit, I’m guilty of it too: seeing the words VEGAN or DAIRY FREE or GLUTEN FREE and immediately skipping ahead to the next post. Because, ew, that stuff is gross and dry and flavorless and gosh darn it I love my butter and my eggs and my glorious gluten. But...

Tiramisu Waffles

File under: proof that you can ‘waffle’ just about anything. In this case, tiramisu. The waffles themselves are made from ladyfinger batter. Instead of piping into fingers it’s heaped into a Belgian waffle maker and cooked until crisp and golden on the outside and light and airy on the inside. It honestly surprised me at...

Nashville Eats & Treats: Brunch Edition

I’m starting a brand new feature here on Love & Olive Oil featuring local eats and treats in our hometown of Nashville, Tennessee. A few of you expressed interest in hearing more about local eats, so whether you live here or plan to visit, hopefully you’ll find these posts useful. I will come back and...

Chicken & Goat Cheese Enchiladas

In our house, I usually make the grocery lists, so I’m responsible for making sure we don’t accidentally use something up that we’re going to need later in the week. Especially when I know we need to photograph something, I’m usually pretty good about letting Taylor know what foodstuffs are off limits until the shot...