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3 Looks for a Summer Wedding

It seems not too long ago when I shared three looks to wear to a spring wedding. But that season has come and gone so quickly, and summer is upon us. And it is the biggest season of the year for weddings, so chances are you have a few invites and may be wondering what to wear. It's pretty easy to figure out summer wedding attire if you keep the location in mind.

Of course you have the invite to start with as well. It should say "Black Tie Attire" or "Black Tie Optional" or perhaps something like "Formal Beach Attire," and it will have the ceremony time. Generally indoor evening weddings call for more formal attire than outdoor afternoon weddings.

For an indoor wedding, no matter what time of year, you can never go wrong with a Black Formal Dresses. An elegant knee-length cocktail dress, like this FAIRY COUPLE Women's Off the Shoulder Lace Vintage Wedding Party Cocktail Dress is perfect for a black-tie optional indoor wedding, while a sleeveless o…

Meatless Monday: Ginger-Roasted Carrots with Onions

 
This recipe is so easy. Like most of my recipes, it was born out of the necessity to clean out my fridge and use up produce before it goes bad. I was recently reminded that cooking carrots helps your body absorb more of the nutrients in carrots and other beta-carotene-rich veggies. (Other veggies are best consumed raw.) I also needed a recipe that I could prep quickly and toss into the oven...I'm having some major back issues until my tight-wad insurance approves back surgery. In the interest of added pain relief without overdosing on percocet, I've been eating ginger root out the wazoo; ginger root is a natural anti-inflammatory. I love using it for migraines too. Boil a big chunk of ginger root for 10-15 minutes then make some tea. Add in some honey and green tea and you've got my favorite homemade all-natural remedy for the sniffles. Well, I wasn't planning on chatting about ginger root all day, so let's get on with the recipe.


Step 1:  Preheat oven to 450 F. Peel and chop the onion in half then chop one of the halves into fourths. Stick the other half in a baggy and save it for an omelet or winter stew.

Step 2:  Rinse the carrots and place them on a roasting pan lined with foil.

Step 3:  Top the carrots with the onions and spices. (Save the oil for drizzling after the veggies are done.) Cover with another piece of foil, crimping the edges to create a steaming pouch.


Now stick that puppy in the oven for about 40 minutes or until the carrots are fork-tender. Chop the carrots, discarding the ends, and plate it. Drizzle on the oil and sprinkle on another dash of sea salt, cracked black pepper (or regular old boring table salt and pepper) and another sprinkling of ginger powder if you like a little kick. This is an incredibly easy and versatile dish. You could add in other root veggies, like butternut squash and turnips. Serve as a side dish or add some steamed chickpeas to turn it into a filling main course. *This recipe serves two.


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  1. It's a combination that I like. I think my mother's made it very similar to this before.

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