January 19, 2018

Winter Cocktails: A Review, A Recipe, A Giveaway

Winter Cocktails

The air is crisper. The leaves are turning beautiful shades of gold, red and orange before they drop to the ground. Fireplaces are being lit. Holiday songs are playing in every store and restaurant. Winter is on its way! No longer do I crave iced tea, mojitos, and magaritas. Now is the time for drinks that warm your belly while curled up on the couch after an intimate dinner party with friends. Now’s the time for winter cocktails.

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5 Yummy, Healthy and Fast Breakfast Ideas

Healthy Breakfast Ideas

Mornings can be hectic. Whether you are a morning person or not, we try to get so much done between the time we rise and the time we rush out the door. Exercising. Showering. Blow-drying. Meditating (yeah right!). Corralling children. Making lunches. Packing backpacks. Signing permission slips. Feeding the pets. And the one thing we often sacrifice during this mad dash to work is…breakfast.

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Prevent Food Waste: Make a Salad

Salad - A Great Way to Use Leftovers

If you were to keep track of all the items that enter your refrigerator by putting a little Post-It note on each one and then placing the Post-It on a poster board that read “Used” or “Threw Away”, what percentage of those items would have been unused and chucked into the garbage at the end of the month? If you said about 30%, you would be right. About one-third of all food we purchase ends up in a landfill never having been eaten. So how can we prevent it? Make a salad of course!

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Strawberry Tart with a Heart (and some raw honey!)

Valentine’s Day is nearly upon us. Whether you are sharing the day with one special someone, a group of friends you adore, or treating yourself to a day of indulgence, a delicious (and healthy) dessert is a must!

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5 Super Easy Dinners You Can Whip Up Without a Recipe

We all have ’em…days when we are just too wiped out to even think about preparing dinner. It is these type of days when we need to open up our pantry and put together a meal without any fuss, stress or extra trips to the grocery store. Try adding these simple, delicious dinner ideas to your toolkit and you will always have an answer for “What’s for dinner?”

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Devilish Green Eggs and Ham

There is nothing like the taste and smell of fresh basil. And summertime is the perfect time to incorporate this amazing herb into as many dishes as possible, especially if you are lucky enough to be able to grow it in your backyard or on your deck.

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Living the Healthy Life: Must-Have Items for Your Pantry

If you are looking to get healthier and more fit, your pantry is one of the first places you need to visit. When you open up the cabinets what do you see? By making 4 simple changes in your pantry, you can reduce your temptations, improve your health, and nourish your body with the food it needs.

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Shredded Brussels Sprout, Bacon and Asparagus Salad with Maple Dijon Dressing

Shredded Brussels Sprout, Bacon, and Asparagus Salad with Maple Dijon Dressing

OK, I admit it. I don’t always eat a very healthy lunch, if I eat lunch at all. If I am cooking for a client, I just cook my way right through the day never stopping to take time to eat something myself until dinnertime. If I am working from home and there are no leftovers in the fridge, I may not stop to eat until I realize at 3:30 that my stomach is making some pretty crazy sounds. Then I will just grab at whatever is around. So when I put this salad together for lunch today in under 10 minutes, I was just so thrilled. Healthy. Yummy. Fast. My kind of lunch!

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Keeping It Hot At Thanksgiving: Tips and Recipes

I asked my wonderful online friends last week what was the hardest thing about preparing Thanksgiving dinner. The issue most struggle with? Getting all the food to the table hot and at the same time. With a little forethought and careful planning, you can impress all your guests with your food AND the ability to make it look effortless.

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5 Benefits of Green Smoothies + 2 Recipes

I am hooked. Green smoothies are a-mazing. I know. I know. They look a little scary, but hey…Halloween is only weeks away. No better time to get the kids to give ’em a try!

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