Pumpkin Spice is here! Every year at this time, our obsession turns to pumpkin spice everything. Every Starbucks and Coffee Bean in the nation unfurls their banners and shouts it to the world, and we come running. But a medium (excuse me, Grande) sized Pumpkin Spice Latte boasts a whopping 380 calories, 120 of those […]
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For a quick healthy snack, these flavors work so well together. This is so easy and quick, yet it makes you feel so fancy eating them. They also make great appetizers for a party, and with just 3 ingredients, you can whip them up in no time. Fresh figs are in season from early summer […]
This is a quick and easy salad that is healthy and delicious. As I mentioned in a previous post, this salad goes great with my Champagne Vinaigrette or any other light vinaigrette. I highly recommend buying organic for all ingredients if you can find it. My favorite organic produce comes from my CSA boxes I get […]
This recipe has definitely helped me in my healthy eating habit. Between this and the Homemade Ranch Dressing, these are the only dressings I need. This champagne vinaigrette pairs so well with a spicy arugula and sweet fruit combination. Some of my favorite ideas for putting this recipe to use are fresh sliced peaches, arugula […]
This is one of my favorite, quick-and-easy snacks. I have chile oil and sesame oil on hand at all times. A little bit goes a long way and they are great condiments for adding a big punch of flavor to veggies, soups and marinades. Try a little mixed into some mashed sweet potatoes, for example, or drizzle […]
This is my favorite way to prepare green beans, as I mentioned in a previous post about ways to amp up your veggies. I am a big fan of feta. It’s a great way to add quick flavor and saltiness to your veggies. A little goes a long way with feta and it has 6 […]
I have always love, love, loved buttermilk ranch dressing, on salads and with veggies, love it! But ever since I was a kid, I have been super picky about my ranch. I loved the kind you’d get in restaurants or the little powdered packets you’d mix with buttermilk and a whole lot of mayonnaise. But […]
This recipe was adapted from a pasta salad recipe my mom used to make us when we were growing up. I wanted to find a way to invite summer in with the same flavors I loved as a kid but without the guilty, gluten and carb filled pasta.
I love me some good cocktails. There, I said it. So shoot me, ok? I can stop anytime, I swear! I will share with you my take on some of my favorite drinks. I will smile thinking that somewhere out there you and your friends are laughing and sharing a fine drink together.