Spicy Sheet Pan Roasted Jambalaya

Print Spicy Sheet Pan Roasted Jambalaya Even avid home cooks can find a busy weeknight hectic. Fortunately, solutions like sheet pan suppers make it easy to create dishes with exceptional flavor depth that come together quickly and clean up just as fast. Keeping a variety of vegetables on hand makes it simple to pull together a family meal. Onions, for example, are versatile, flavorful, easy to store, have a long shelf-life and are available year-round from U.S. growers. For more tasty recipes, visit onions-usa.org and usaonions.com. Course Main Course Cuisine American Prep Time 15 minutes Cook Time 28 minutes Total …

Shopping in Belle Meade

From contemporary furnishings and antiques to vintage items and lamps, Belle Meade attracts home decorators and designers from across the region. Oak Nashville offers a wide range of products from hand-poured candles and planters to rugs and small furnishings. If you’re looking for that specially curated item check out Oak Nashville. At Sprintz visitors find an enormous collection of fine furniture brands in a 110,000 square foot space that serves as showroom, design center, and inspiration. More than 50,000 fabrics are available for custom orders, and a staff of designers is on hand to help with any question. Offering the …

Avocado Kale Berry Smoothie Bowl

  Print Avocado Kale Berry Smoothie Bowl Course Snack Cuisine American Prep Time 10 minutes Total Time 10 minutes Servings 2 Calories 356 kcal Ingredients 1/3 cup Plain Protein Powder 1 cup Plain Full-fat Greek Yogurt 1/4 cup Hass Avocado 1 cup Kale Leaves 2 tbsp. Fresh Mint chopped 1 tsp. Stevia sugar substitute 1/2 cup Fresh or Frozen Berries such as blackberries, strawberries, raspberries 2 tbsp. Almonds or Walnut Halves 2 tbsp. Chia Seeds Instructions In blender, blend protein powder, yogurt, water, avocado, kale, mint, and stevia until smooth then divide between two bowls. Sprinkle berries, nuts and chia …

What Is Better—Recycled or Natural?

Is it better to choose materials made of recycled content or raw, natural materials when selecting products for your home? What came first, the chicken or the egg? A lot of designers and experts will agree that in most projects, there is a need for both types of materials. Natural hardwoods from the Forest Stewardship Council on the first floor, recycled content fiber carpet on the second; recycled content, high performance fabric sofas with organic down cushions; and so on. There is no blanket, one-size-fits-all when it comes to building products and design products for your home. The smartest way …

Cooking: Light Spring Faire

Spring and summer are an opportunity to hit refresh on many aspects of life, including what you eat. Simple changes can allow you to enjoy the flavors of the season without sacrificing taste or eating less. Find more inspiration, tips, and recipes by seeking out additional resources like “Atkins: Eat Right, Not Less: Your Guidebook for Living a Low-Carb and Low-Sugar Lifestyle.” Filled with 100 whole-food recipes and simple solutions for living a low-carb lifestyle, contains a variety of meal plans, low-carb takes on classic comfort foods and tips for creating a low-carb kitchen. Readers can also learn about Atkins …

May/June 2018

This bathroom sports the latest in gray, black, and white and includes Pfister’s Tisbury collection. The collection is born of the Golden Age of Travel and reflects glamour, adventure, and class. It showcases complementary elements ranging from robe hooks to free- standing tub fillers. Image courtesy Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & LIghting Gallery. www.fergusonshowrooms.com

Ask A Designer: Making a Room Fresh for Summer

Q. I would like help making my living room feel fresh and cooler in the summer. All of my furnishings were bought for my previous house in New York, but I had beautiful window treatments made since I moved. The fabrics are dark red, black, olive, and gold. Everything is European and a little formal. I love what I have, and it looks magical during the holidays, but it drives me crazy when it is hot and sunny. I can afford to makeover the room, but my husband says it is “senseless.” I truly love what I have. Is there …

Fill Your Home with Fresh Cut Flowers

To fill your home with fresh flowers this year, plant a cutting garden. The National Garden Bureau reports that part of the fun and excitement of gardening is enjoying the beauty of the flowers. Plan this year to design your own cutting garden for one of a kind bouquets directly from your garden. Planning Your Cutting Flower Bed When planning, remember this is a cutting garden. How many times have you admired a flower in your garden but didn’t cut it and bring it inside because you didn’t want to spoil the look of your garden outside? That’s why the …

Exploring Green Interiors – Design Ideas Borrowed from Sustainable Design

One of the basic tenets of sustainable design is reduce, reuse, recycle. However, we often see residential projects—both new construction and renovations—that ignore this basic principle. The U.S Green Building Council estimates nearly 30 percent of the waste generated in the United States is from the construction industry with half of the nearly 325 millions tons of waste coming directly from residential construction. These figures are staggering and, sadly, are only one side of the puzzle. We haven’t even quantified the emissions or energy needed to power these homes after they are built nor have we looked at Life Cycle …

Bathrooms embrace several trends in 2018

Many area experts say that two bathroom trends are popular. Most popular is the embracing of zen-like spa spaces, but there is also a growing interest in bolder colors, whether they are found in vanities, paint, tile, or accents. “Neutral colors are trending,” says Erica Bunten of True North Designs. “Also, on the flipside, bolder colors and patterns are hot. It all comes down to personal preference. I’ve seen more people lean toward the natural, neutral, zen kind of space.” Joi Albright with PDI Kitchen, Bath & Lighting agrees that a common trend is the creation of a spa-like bath, …