Adopt a Blogger: Mary from Sweet Roots

I recently stumbled on a blogging event called Adopt a Blogger over at And Love it Too. It seems silly now, but I was a bit intimidated by the process when I first read about it. Dreamily, I posted about it on Facebook, where Mary, from Sweet Roots, joined in. Mary's commitment to participate--and her having chosen me!--motivated me, so I adopted her 'back.'

And so it was.

I had grand dreams of making several of her recipes, and you'd better believe they're still bookmarked, but time only allowed for one recipe this go 'round.

Mary's Refreshing Garbanzo Bean Salad jumped off the page at me. The bright, fresh-looking colors! the beautiful photography! I knew it would be the perfect fit with some Ridiculously Easy Grilled Chicken.

I'll be honest and say that my experiences in cooking with mint are very, very limited. I was unsure of how I would feel about actually eating mint leaves. Isn't that silly?? I was pleasantly surprised, though, and Mary's recipe title is right. The salad was refreshing! Perfect for the hot summer days we're having.

Mary, thank you for sharing such beautiful recipes! I'll be back soon to try your Hibiscus Tea and Carob Bars.


  1. I am so glad you liked it! Your photo is beautiful. Thanks for adopting my blog!

  2. I'm also very inexperienced when it comes to cooking with mint, but you did a great job! Looks beautiful :) And (as silly as it may be), I was also nervous to participate in Adopt A Blogger! I am SO glad I did, though. Wasn't it so much fun? I am looking forward to next month already!

    1. I'm glad I wasn't the only nervous one! lol! It was a ton of fun though, and I'm also eager for next month.


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