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Heirloom Tomato & Goat Cheese on Garlic & Herb Naan

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This week has been a whirl wind for me, I swear each day seems to fly by quicker than the last. The highlight of my week and a reason why I’m so exhuasted – I have a cute little house guest! Follow me on snapchat (@caravanofstyle) for a few snaps of baby Sophie.

This week was also a painful reminder that summer is coming to an end. I actually busted out a few of my sweaters and fall outfits for work. I’m making the most of these next week weeks by incorporating as much summer produce into my dinners as possible. I love heirloom tomatoes and after a long day, made this quick and easy heirloom tomato, goat cheese on garlic naan dinner.

I used garlic naan I had in the freeze from Trader Joe’s (my favorite) to cute the cooking process down to almost nothing. I’ll definitely be giving this a go again but plan to use this homemade naan recipe in lieu of store bought. 

What’s your favorite quick dinner recipe? I’m looking to add a few new dinner recipes to my weekly rotation!

HIERLOOM TOMATO & GOAT CHEESE ON GARLIC & HERB NAAN
Ingredients:
– Trader Joe’s Garlic & Herb Naan (or this homemade recipe)
– Heirloom Tomatos
– Garlic & Herb Goat Cheese
– Red Pepper Flakes
– Salt/Pepper

Directions:
Following the packaging directions, heat up your garlic naan bread in the oven until nice and crispy. While the naan is heating through, slice up your heirloom tomatoes and crumble up your herbed goat cheese. Remove naan from the oven and top with goat cheese and heirloom tomatoes; sprinkle salt, pepper and red pepper flakes on top. ENJOY!

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On Trend: Home Room

Back to school shopping – it was always the highlight to the end of summer growing up. The competition to win “best dressed” during home room always provided me with some thrill.

These days I’m looking forward to my own adult version of “back to school” shopping with these fall trends. Even though the fall brings on cooler weather, I love the jewel tone colors and textures that make up my fall style. I’ve picked out a few pieces that I’m lusting after for the upcoming season along side some must have desk accessories to keep me motivated.

Who else is looking forward to fall?
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:: 1. Rag & Bone Floppy Fedora | 2. Topshop Buckle Detail Shift Dress | 3. Rupert Sanderson “Ravenna” Pumps | 4. Iphoria Coleur iPhone Case | 5. Reiko Kaneko Lip Tease Mug | 6. Sophie Hulme Nano Bucket Bag | 7. Rifle Paper Co. 2016 Garance Dore Desk Calendar ::

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The Trapeze Dress

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:: ASOS Trapeze Dress |ASOS Suede Belt | Madewell Transport Tote | Urban Outfitters Aviators | Franco Sarto Wedges (old, love these) | Michelle Starbuck Bracelet ::

Hello there! Remember me? I know it’s been awhile since I’ve popped on over to this blog but I promise my reasonings are legit – summer is coming to an end and I’m making the most out these next few weeks. If you’ve checked out my Instagram feed lately, you’ll noticed I’ve been all over this city.

So let me catch you guys up on my offline life: cocktails at Dylan’s Candy Bar are a “must do” in my book, last week I checked out my first Soul Cycle class & Bar Method class (so hard yet so fun), and enjoyed a sunset cruise with Refinery29 x Malibu Rum.

With so much going on in the city, I’m all about the grab and go outfit in the mornings. This trapeze dress has been a recent favorite of mine. Normally I stay away from dresses that lack shape but with a well placed belt, I can create the perfect silhouette for my body. I’m super excited about the color, the perfect shade of green for fall.

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Mushroom, Lemon & Garlic Pappardelle Pasta

mushroom pasta, mushroom garlic pappardelle pastaThere are some nights when I’m craving comfort food but just don’t have the energy to actually put something together. On those nights I don’t get home from work until late, getting dinner on the table as quickly as possible is priority #1.

In a conscious effort to eat less meat, I’ve been on a huge mushroom kick lately. I absolutely love mushrooms and what better way to eat them than in a hearty pasta dish like this one. The best part of this meal is that it takes less than 30 minutes to prepare and uses ingredients you probably already have on hand! Using simple ingredients like mushrooms, lemon, garlic and parmesan cheese – yummy!

Check out the recipe below and let me know what’s your favorite #meatlessmonday recipe?! I’m looking for ideas!

INGREDIENTS:
– 8 oz of baby bella mushrooms
– 2 tablespoons olive oil
– 2 tablespoons of butter
– 1 clove of garlic; minced
– 1/2 tablespoon of red pepper flakes
– juice of 1/3 lemon
– 1lb of pappardelle pasta
– 1/4 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
– fresh basil

DIRECTIONS:
After cleaning the mushrooms, slice them thinly and set aside. In a large pan, heat the olive oil until the pan is hot and water dances on the top. Add your mushrooms and flash cook them quickly; the mushrooms will release any water and start to brown. Turn down the heat and add your red pepper flakes, garlic, and salt. Continue to cook the mushrooms, frequently stirring until the mushrooms are nice and brown. Remove from heat and squeeze in the lemon juice, toss and add a pinch of pepper.

In a large pot, cook the pasta in boiling salted water to desired texture. Once pasta is cooked, quickly add to the pan of mushrooms along with the butter and Parmesan pasta. Toss and top off with basil and extra Parmesan cheese. Enjoy!

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carolyn colby, balenciaga, kate spade, stuart weitzman, warehouse, alice and olivia, elizabeth and james, blue

On Trend: Blue Period

I always have mixed feeling when it comes to Pantone’s “color of the year” choices. I’m sorry but I’m just not feeling you this year “Marsala”. Summer is all about the blue sky and blue water, so why not spill those summer joys into your wardrobe. I’m loving all things navy this summer, a classic yet fun color that’s perfect to wear to any upscale social event.

Personally I’m loving this Elizabeth & James bucket bag; a total year around piece that I feel has a ton of longevity. I’ve picked out a few blue pieces that I’m hoping will carry me through the rest of the summer and into the fall season.

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:: 1. Carolyn Colby Crystal Stud Earrings | 2. Balenciaga New Classic Biker Jacket | 3. Kate Spade New York iPhone Case | 4. Stuart Weitzman ‘Tynela’ Ankle Sandal | 5. Warehouse Leaf Lace Dress | 6. Alice + Olivia “Thym” Dress | 7. Elizabeth & James ‘Cynnie’ Bucket Bag ::