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Effortless Meals: Avocado Toast Two Ways

Effortless Meals: Avocado Toast | Rachael Adele Lifestyle Blog

My younger sister moved in with me for the summer and it’s the first time since college I’ve had a roommate. I’ve had to reassess the amount of stuff I own and that’s been a bit of an adjustment. As in all of my stuff has moved from the second bedroom into messy piles in my bedroom to make space for her stuff.

Other than that, having another person in the house to stay up late with watching New Girl reruns, who encourages me to keep everything I’ve ordered online, and to try new recipes with is a really nice change of pace. We’re having a lot of fun together (or at least I am).

Effortless Meals: Avocado Toast | Rachael Adele Lifestyle Blog
Making meals for myself, more often than not, is a quick task. I have a handful of simple ingredients that I use pretty regularly. Cooking new meals for two people really is the best – no leftovers (yep, that’s a plus in this house) and no ingredients going bad in the fridge waiting to be used again! I still have some simple go-to eats for when we’re not sharing meals and one of my favorites is avocado toast.

Effortless Meals: Avocado Toast | Rachael Adele Lifestyle Blog
Effortless Meals: Avocado Toast | Rachael Adele Lifestyle Blog
There are many people in my life who don’t understand or appreciate the avocado toast. It makes me like them a little less TBH (just kidding, mom). It’s one of my favorite breakfasts/lunches/dinners when I need something quick and filling. There are endless ways to doctor up your avo toast so lack of variety is not an issue. Below are two of the most common ways I like to make mine – one savory and one sweet!

Effortless Meals: Avocado Toast | Rachael Adele Lifestyle Blog

AVOCADO TOAST TWO WAYS

Savory Ingredients
1/4 of an avocado, smashed or sliced
1 piece of gluten free bread (I love Udi’s)
1-2 small radishes, thinly sliced
1 Tbsp feta cheese, crumbled
Sea salt and pepper to taste

Sweet Ingredients
1/4 of an avocado, smashed or sliced
1 piece of gluten free bread (I love Udi’s)
1 small nectarine
Organic honey, drizzled
Handful of walnut pieces
Sea salt to taste

Place your sliced avocado and other ingredients on top of your toasted bread and enjoy. Do you like avocado toast? What are your favorite ingredients to pile on top?

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The Best Memorial Day Sales

The Best Memorial Day Weekend Sales | Rachael Adele Lifestyle Blog

Hello, long weekend, we meet at last. Do you have any exciting plans? According to AAA, 30 million Americans will be traveling this weekend – making it the second highest record for the holiday. Mother nature’s been a real B this week, making it difficult to shed those midwestern stereotypes, so I really wouldn’t mind getting out and heading someplace new. But it’s shaping up to be a nicer weekend than I’d thought, so at home I will be!

As the unofficial beginning of summer, Memorial Day weekend really shows up with it’s sales, making it a great time to buy staples for the upcoming season. I love these sandals and am in need of a pair of shorts that will go with anything. I hope you have the best long weekend and find a few things you can’t live without!

You can shop the best sales this weekend below:

J CREW | 30% off your purchase with code WEEKEND (Now – 5/30)

STEVEN ALAN | Up to 30% off (Now – 5/30)

NORDSTROM | Up to 40% off (5/26 – 6/7)

SHOPBOP | New markdowns + 25% off Calvin Klein underwear (5/25 – 5/30)

POTTERY BARN | Up to 25% off with code SAVEMORE (Now-5/30)

URBAN OUTFITTERS | Long weekend sale – 25% off shorts + 25% off graphic tees (5/25 – 6/3)

ANTHROPOLOGIE | Additional 30% off all sale items, in stores and online (5/26-5/30)

BANANA REPUBLIC | Extra 40% off with code BRTAKE40 (Now – 5/30)

OLD NAVY | Extra 50% off select styles (Now – 5/30)

CLUB MONACO | Extra 30% off select styles (Now – 5/30)

WEST ELM | Up to 25% off with code MEGASALE (Now – 5/30)

MADEWELL | 20% off all sale styles with code META20 (Now – 5/30)

SHOP MY PICKS

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5 Fresh Salads for Your Holiday Weekend

Fresh Summer Salads for Your Holiday Weekend | Rachael Adele Lifestyle Blog

Lemon Dijon Potato Salad via Taste Love and Nourish

It’s almost Memorial Day weekend and I have visions of sunshine and sangria dancing through my head. Do you travel for the holiday or enjoy that extra day at home? I’ve been traveling a lot this spring and am kind of looking forward to a low key, long weekend at home shopping some sales, going to a baseball game, and lots of grilling outside.

I can appreciate all of the obligatory holiday weekend barbecue classics: potato salad, mac and cheese, hot dogs off the grill, yes please. Maybe it’s my age showing, but in life and on the table I like a little bit of balance these days – a few healthier options to accompany the indulgences. Show me the greens!

These recipes prove that fresh, summery salads certainly don’t have to be boring, but can complete a great outdoor party spread. Enjoy your nice long weekend, my American friends!

Fresh Summer Salads for Your Holiday Weekend | Rachael Adele Lifestyle Blog

Beetroot, Quinoa & Hazelnut Salad via Highgate Hill Kitchen

Fresh Summer Salads for Your Holiday Weekend | Rachael Adele Lifestyle Blog
Spicy Summer Squash & Arugula Pasta Salad via On The DF

Fresh Summer Salads for Your Holiday Weekend | Rachael Adele Lifestyle Blog
Raw Broccoli Chopped Salad via Camille Styles

Fresh Summer Salads for Your Holiday Weekend | Rachael Adele Lifestyle Blog
Sweet Potato Noodle Salad with Spicy Chipotle Miso Sauce via The First Mess