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Gluten Free Sweet Potato Soup

Friday, September 30th, 2016

boxwood clippings sweet-potato-soup

You guys know how much we love a good sweet potato, as well as a hearty soup, so here’s a recipe perfect to kick off soup season!


three medium sweet potatoes
32 oz carton of chicken broth
one small onion
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg


Peel and cube sweet potatoes and dice onion. Saute in olive oil on med-high until onion is clear and potatoes are slightly tender. Add chicken broth, reduce heat and simmer until sweet potato is soft (about 30 mins). Blend with immersion blender and season with nutmeg and s+p to taste. Serve with a swirl of heavy cream. Serves four.

Best served on a chilly and windy day!!!

Sar and Em x

A Fall Salad

Friday, September 16th, 2016

Fall is in the air! Can you feel it too?
Yesterday we made the most amazing salad featuring yummy fall produce.
We just had to share it with you!
boxwood clippings | fall-saladINGREDIENTS

Spring mix salad
roasted squash and zucchini (20 mins broiled with S+P, EVOO)
sweet potato diced (5 mins in microwave then 20 mins roasted with squash)
bratwurst sausage (20 mins broiled)
cheddar and parmesam
drizzle of Brianna’s honey mustard dressing HERE
roasted sunflower seeds

This salad was packed with flavor, high in protein and oh so delicious!
What seasonal produce do you like to add to your salad this time of year? We’d love to give your favorites a try!

Dinner in 10 Minutes: Asian Cashew Salad

Friday, April 15th, 2016

Dinner in 10 minutes has become a thing we love…

We LITERALLY have dinner all ready in under 10 minutes, START TO FINISH.

Who doesn’t love that?!

Of course this is not an every night event (unfortunately!) but about once a week we like to have a ‘quick fix’ dinner on hand, and this Asian inspired one has become a favorite at Sarah’s house.

asian cashew salad | boxwood clippings

It’s simply the bag of Asian Cashew Salad from Costco!

For under $5 it’s a great base, and to make it more of a meal she either fry’s up some organic potstickers, or pops some egg rolls in the oven, (both of which is also from Costco, and a nice to keep on hand in the freezer.)

The salad kit contains all the dressings and seasonings and is a great healthy way to do dinner in a hurry!

Curried Chicken Salad

Friday, April 8th, 2016

We were vacationing a few weeks ago on the central coast on California and ordered a curried chicken salad that was divine!

Curry and salad are two of our favorite things, how have we not thought of this before?!

Here’s our copycat version that turned out so tasty!

curried chicken salad | boxwood clippings


1 chicken breast
3 Tbsp mayo
1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp curry powder
mixed greens
1/2 lemon
granny smith apple
1/8 red onion
sliced almonds


Mix mayo, mustard and curry powder and mix with diced or shredded cooked chicken.
Prepare greens with a little olive oil, lemon juice and s+p.
Dice celery, apple, onion, almonds. Toss the diced apples in lemon juice to prevent browning.
Layer all ingredients over a bed of greens.


We love the crunch and the bold flavors of curry and lemon in this salad, and if you like things with a little more kick just add more curry.

We’d love to hear your thoughts! If you love spicy, we know you’ll love this!

Cucumber & Tomato Salad

Friday, April 1st, 2016

Hallelujah for wanting to eat fresh, cool salad again…those winter months were rough!

Here is a new salad we put together when we were out of regular leafy greens…we found you can still have amazing side salad to go with any meal and it’s always nice to mix things up.boxwood clippings | cucumber and tomato salad

grilled chicken
red onion
olive oil
1/2 lime


Amounts of ingredients is all about preference. But we’ve discovered this kind of salad tastes better the smaller you dice everything up…more flavor punch to bite ration :) Dice vegetables and toss with olive oil, lime juice and salt and pepper.

Enjoy with any grilled chicken/fish…really you could pair this with anything!