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On the Menu: Spring Salad

Spring Salad with Fava BeansSpring has officially sprung and I can’t help myself from eating all of the vegetables I missed during the colder months, especially fava beans. Fava beans or broad beans are super seasonal vegetables that arrive in April and are usually gone by May. Because favas are a little time intensive to shuck the easiest way to eat them is to roast them in the oven (or on the grill) whole with a little olive oil for about 5 – 7 minutes until soft. But if you have the time, they are delicious and gorgeous in a light and fresh spring salad.


The best way to shuck favas is to remove them from the pods, blanch them for a couple seconds in boiling water, plunge in ice water, then pop them out of their skins. They are time intensive but totally worth it, I promise.


In this salad I mixed the favas with some quinoa, sugar snap peas, red onion, mint and feta cheese. It is the perfect salad to welcome in the warmer weather and longer days. Plus I am sharing my all time favorite salad dressing with this recipe. The secret is in the honey and a large pinch of salt.


If you can’t find favas you can swap in English peas or even de-frosted frozen edamame.


Enjoy! ~ Amanda

Spring Salad with Fava Beans

Spring Salad with Fava Beans

Ingredients| Sacramento Street

2 cups, cooked quinoa

1 cup fava beans, blanched and skins removed

1 cup sugar snap peas, sliced

1 cup radish, thinly sliced

½ cup mint

½ cup feta cheese, crumbled

½ cup olive oil

¼ cup white wine or white balsamic vinegar

1 tsp. honey

large pinch of salt

Directions | Sacramento Street

1.) In a large bowl, combine the quinoa, fava beans, sugar snap peas, radish, mint and feta cheese.

2.) In a small bowl, mix together the olive oil, vinegar, honey and large pinch of salt.

3.) Gently toss the dressing with the quinoa mixture. Taste for salt and serve


Serve 4

Recipe & Photos by Amanda Frederickson for Sacramento Street

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Layer It: Gray Scale

Layer It : Grey Scale | Sacramento Street


As the fog begins to roll in more often this time of year in San Francisco, I am gravitating to my greys, whites and blues. They are a bit more fitting for spring and summer. I love the look of a blue jacket with grey and white clothes and accessories. Now if I can just get myself to switch the black for indigo, I’ll be set for the change of seasons.


Layer It : Grey Scale | Sacramento Street


White pants feel so fresh and a sure sign that summer is around the corner. And I can always use more than one baseball hat. Mine will probably be a Giants hat but I’m coveting neutral option!

The Basics

1.) Arielle Skinny Jeans

2.) Regent Blazer in Chambray

The Layers

3.) Noble Solid Perfume

4.) Bar Bracelet

5.) Diamond Earings

6.) Slub V Neck Pocket T Shirt

7.) ‘Sophie’ Espadrille Wedge Sandal 

8.) Adjustable Chambray Baseball Cap



Photo by Emerson Fry.

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a brand new week . . .

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This past weekend was blissful – we celebrated my first Mother’s Day. Jackson has brought me so much happiness. I never knew I could love someone so much. It’s amazing to think that he is already five months old this week – time really does fly by and I’m cherishing every minute.

As we enter into a new week, it’s a bit bittersweet after such a lovely weekend. But with that being said, it’s another whirlwind week ahead. Check back for new outfit inspiration, a delicious springtime recipe and much more.

Photo from here

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Playdate with Jeanne from Shop Sweet Things



I’ve been a long time admirer of Jeanne of Shop Sweet Things play date series and I was honored that she asked Jackson and I to have our very own. Friends, Jeanne is one of the first bloggers here in SF that I truly connected with – I admire her as a mom, business woman and a wonderful friend that you can talk to about anything. She is one of those rock star moms that you are constantly saying to yourself “how does she do it?”


What Jackson is wearing:


Pants – Von Bon Apparel / Onesie – Gap Baby / Jacket – Gap Baby / Shoes – Zutano Booties / Stuffed Animal – Hazel Village from Noble Carriage

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 What I’m wearing:


Jeans – J Brand / Striped Shirt – Everlane / Jacket – James Perse / Shoes – Black Ballet Flats / Necklace – Margaret Elizabeth / Handbag – Celine



Thank you Jeanne for featuring both Jackson and I in your play date series. We had such a fun time with you and sleepy Hadley. I love that the play date ended with both of them asleep.

Pop over to Shop Sweet Things to hear more about motherhood, running my own business and my mom style.

Playdate at Serena & Lily Design Shop 3457 Sacramento Street, San Francisco Photos by Ashley Batz

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The Modern Gift: Simone LeBlanc

The Modern Gift : Simone LeBlanc | Sacramento Street


As my first mother’s day approaches, Eric keeps asking me what I’d like to do for Mother’s Day and my mind goes blank. First of all, I can’t believe that it’s May because I’ll be going through two major milestones: 1) celebrating my first Mother’s Day and 2) turning the big 3-0! So wrapping my head around the fact that I’m a mom and I get to celebrate this special day is a bit overwhelming – in a good way. One thing I know, I don’t want to do anything over the top. The simpler the better in my eyes. So having Eric and Jackson cook me breakfast and going for a walk around our city is how we’ll be spending this weekend.

When this package from Simone LeBlanc came to my door, my heart went a flutter. As a new mom herself, Simone knew exactly what any mom would love. Her custom gift boxes are stunning and this one in particular is all about love and pampering. So after our family walk around the city, I’ll be enjoying a little slice of heaven thanks to Simone.

The Modern Gift : Simone LeBlanc | Sacramento Street

The Modern Gift : Simone LeBlanc | Sacramento StreetThe Modern Gift : Simone LeBlanc | Sacramento Street


Each gift I have received from Simone tells a beautiful story. When I opened the box there was a quote that read, ” The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The women existed but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.” This rings so true to my heart because when you become a mother you don’t really know what you are doing but with every stage of your child you figure it out, you don’t quite know how, but you just do. I feel incredibly lucky to have such an amazing group of moms that have held my hand along the way.

The Modern Gift : Simone LeBlanc | Sacramento Street

The Modern Gift : Simone LeBlanc | Sacramento Street


If you are looking for a last minute Mother’s Day gift for your mom, I highly recommend going over to Simone’s shop. It’s not too late to pop one in the mail to your mama. It’s a gift she will cherish forever.

Photos by Heather Day for Sacramento Street



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