A Tasty Tomato Tart

There’s no doubt that this time of year is tomato season! And seasonal recipes just so happen to be my favorite. So when my Dad sent over some delicious tomatoes from his garden I decided to make a Tomato Tart. One of my favorite cheeses is goat cheese so I decided to use that which was no mistake.

This is totally off topic but let me tell you a silly thing I did when pregnant with Theo. So of course there’s the very large list of things you can’t eat including soft cheeses. So I just swore them all off until he was here. This time, I actually read the labels of my favorite not so pregnancy friendly cheeses and as long as it says pasteurized on it, then you’re ok. Guys, it’s made all the difference for this foodie! Live and learn, right?

Okay, back to the Tart. I also made this Keto friendly since like I’ve previously said I can’t be friends with carbs right now. Here is my fast, yet delicious recipe.

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Summer Tomato Tart

what you need:

For the crust:

1 1/2 cup almond flour

2 tbsp coconut flour

1 tsp garlic powder

1/2tsp garlic salt

1/4 cup melted butter

1 tbsp. water

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Mix together both flours, garlic, and salt. Stir in butter and water until the dough sticks together. Then press dough into glass pan and bake it for 15 minutes. After that, remove it and let cool while you work on the filling.

what you need:

For the filling:

8 slices already cooked bacon

8 ounces goat cheese

3 eggs

3/4 cup whipping cream

1 tbsp. minced garlic

2 tbsp. fresh basil

salt to taste

2 large tomatoes sliced

what you do:

Increase oven to 350 and sprinkle half bacon on the crust. Put goat cheese in food processor and process until its crumbly, then add in eggs, cream, garlic, basil and salt until it is well combined. Pour into crust and lay tomatoes over filling and sprinkle the rest of bacon. Bake for about 30-35 minutes or until it no longer jiggles in the center. Make sure you let cool for about 15 minutes.

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This is such a great recipe because by using the almond flour it makes the crust very low carb so at least there’s that little bit of guilt lifted!

I hope you’re enjoying the last of those summer veggies! Use them while you can!

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

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The Best You

Hey, hey Happy Monday!

Individuality will always be one of the conditions of real elegance. Read that again. This is exactly why I’m totally in love with this weeks Dior Dictionary Word.

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I love fashion so much. And sure I like a good trend but Dior really gets it right by saying that no one should be a slave to trends. I’m a huge advocate of being yourself and having your own style. It’s what separates the sheep from the fashion leaders.

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It is so important to walk into a store and know what’s you and what isn’t. Being able to define your style helps with this. For me, I know my style is “Edgy Glam” for the most part. I like to blame that on the Gemini in me. Give me feathers, drama, hats, and all things over the top. But I’m very comfortable in my look and style. Maybe a little less being pregnant. Ha! But still you must own your style an individuality. This truly will help you be the best you. Also, with the biggest season of the year looming it’s a really good time to look at the trends, analyze what you love and don’t love. Will you catch me wearing teeny tiny bags or a quilt ensemble? No.

If you take anything away from todays post it’s to let your freak flag fly!

Be you and own it!

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The Perfect Summer Mule

Hello Friends!

I’m back after a little hiatus because ya girl is tiiiired. Between being almost six months pregnant, chasing my toddler all day, our total gut job of the nursery, and our company being slammed I haven’t had time for much anything else lately.

That being said I wanted to share my Summer Mule recipe for today’s Martini Moment. It’s easy, so refreshing, and perfect for hanging out on the patio.

Every good hostess needs a beautiful set of copper mugs. Lucky for you, I found the most perfect set. I absolutely love the gold handle and the straws! This girl loves straws! Head to my Instagram (fast_fashionista) and check out benicci.brand for these fabulous mugs.

The Perfect Summer Mule

what you need:

2 1/2 oz vodka

4 oz ginger beer

2-3 slices of cucumber

1 lime

Mint leaves

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what you do:

Muddle your cucumber, a couple mint leaves, with juice from the lime. Then add ice to copper mugs, vodka, and lime juice with muddled ingredients. Top with ginger beer and garnish with lime, cucumber, and mint.

Enjoy your weekend! I hope there’s lots of patio drinks involved!

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