Sexy Starts in the Kitchen


VEGAN SUGAR COOKIES WITH SUPERFOOD ICING

December 06, 2018 Lyndsay Braswell

Natural colored icings designed with children's brains in mind.  Years ago I made beet powder in my dehydrator which I used to make pink frosting. Actually I use to sell it on here! When NC was all about spices! Unfortunately it was a little difficult to scale, but now there are companies who make them in batches.  Can I spot a food trend or what? ;)  There are actually all kinds of superfood powders available that add natural color to dishes!  I still used powdered sugar for the icing but these are a "better than food" and I don't think its necessary to...


Creamy Mashed Potatoes with Leeks & Mushroom Gravy

November 21, 2018 Lyndsay Braswell

I have very limited natural light now and my food styling game is under a major time crunch, so please excuse any lackluster shots!   I have to make the dishes the night before then bring them back to life and take pics before work the next morning! This dish is perfect for Thanksgiving and I learned some new tips on how to make the creamiest potatoes, so I had to share before Thursday!  I binged on some Food Network this past weekend given it was all about Thanksgiving. I always learn so much from the show The Kitchen. This past weekend they discussed how to...


Simple, Clean, Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes!

November 20, 2018 Lyndsay Braswell

Thanksgiving OG recipes that are all simple, preservative free, gluten free, and vegan with raw detoxing ingredients, but most importantly designed with nutrients for a better body, beauty and mind! Have a beautiful Thanksgiving! -L Check out last week's blog post for recipe!  This is a raw cranberry sauce designed to preserve all this beautifying berry's nutrients! I love it raw!  You could alternatively make a simple dressing of EVOO, lemon juice and sea salt and this would still be tasty!  Be sure to follow NutraCouture on IG and FB and to sign up for the enewsletter to receive recipes like this...


Thanksgiving Triple P Threat Pasta!

November 15, 2018 Lyndsay Braswell

Designed with the TDay host/hostess in mind.  With the increase in those abstaining from meat, I wanted to design a vegan dish convenient for even a meat eating host/hostess.  When you don't eat this way it can be extremely stressful for the hostess. Not that I've consulted an etiquette manual but IMO if a guest is so particular with their dietary restrictions they should bring their own dish.  However, us being the women people pleasers we are, will want to make a dish for even the most pain in the ass guest. Therefore I wanted to create a dish any hostess would feel confident in preparing. ...


Roasted Butternut Squash Stuffed Chickpea Pasta

October 16, 2018 Lyndsay Braswell

ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH STUFFED CHICKPEA PASTA WITH LEMON KALE SALAD I love dishes that elicit memories and to me this nostalgia is part of the meaning behind the phrase food is thy medicine. I'm not sure if that's what Hippocrates meant by it, but when I use the phrase I'm referring to not only the healing nutrients in foods but also the community and happiness food breeds which are also both part of a living well lifestyle. While cooking was not my mother's jam she still fed us and since it wasn't what she enjoyed doing it meant that much more to...