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BOOZY LATTE COCKTAIL

BOOZY LATTE COCKTAIL

This was a Mother's Day special for me, though I wanted to share it here first. It's a deliciously buzzy beverage that I've been perfecting. With nutrition from bananas and almond milk, a caffeine boost from cold brew, and a touch of buzz from mezcal, it hits all the...

APPLE AND POMEGRANATE COCKTAIL

APPLE AND POMEGRANATE COCKTAIL

APPLE AND POMEGRANATE COCKTAIL This is a new version of my fall cocktail from last Thanksgiving, with an apple twist for October. This recipe is adaptable for various group sizes; it’s easy to prepare for a small group and can be easily scaled up for larger gatherings...

BLUEBERRY AND RASPBERRY CRUMBLE

BLUEBERRY AND RASPBERRY CRUMBLE

BLUEBERRY AND RASPBERRY CRUMBLE This seasonal and sweet crowd-pleasing dessert makes a well-balanced breakfast too! Just add a generous dollop of yogurt on top for your protein. Perhaps a lovely Memorial Day treat, with leftovers for breakfast😊. 1-quart casserole dish...

CHERRY BLOSSOM DRINK

CHERRY BLOSSOM DRINK

CHERRY BLOSSOM DRINK This original recipe calls for a salted or sugared rim, which is an option, but not necessary. A fun and refreshing drink to celebrate cherry blossom season🍒and our uphill climb to Spring.🌷 cocktail shaker 1½ ounces tequila1 ounce lime juice...

RAZZY BUBBLES

RAZZY BUBBLES

RAZZY BUBBLES We cannot bring in the new year without a light and tasty cocktail. This is a simple and refreshing recipe, for hopefully a refreshing year ahead. CHEERS!!! muddler 8 teaspoons raspberry liqueur (ie. Chambord)16 raspberries2 cups unsweetened cranberry...

ZUCCHINI BROWNIES

ZUCCHINI BROWNIES

ZUCCHINI BROWNIES Before you yuck my yum :), this was a client request. She had mentioned loving these when someone made them at work all the time and wanted a recipe. Of course the traditional recipes out there contain a lot of sugar and oil, so I did my best to...

PUMPKIN BLONDIES

PUMPKIN BLONDIES

PUMPKIN BLONDIES I cannot share recipes in October without at least one pumpkin recipe. Last year I did a savory recipe (here), so this year I am going with sweet — adding this favorite fall fruit to our chock-full of veggies. I made these pumpkin blondies gluten-free...

COCONUT PINEAPPLE COCKTAIL

COCONUT PINEAPPLE COCKTAIL

COCONUT PINEAPPLE COCKTAIL It is hard not to complete a blog about staying cool, making sure you are getting the nutrients your body needs, without a nutritious, hydrating cocktail🍸. A lighter take on the traditional piña colada. This could easily be made without...

STRAWBERRY JAM SQUARES

STRAWBERRY JAM SQUARES

STRAWBERRY JAM SQUARES 🍓🍓🍓Wine or dessert? This time, choose dessert. A strawberry take on the original lemon bars, lightened up with with less butter, some healthy fat, and of course vitamin C, manganese, folate, potassium and antioxidants from the strawberries. It...

MAMA’S COFFEE AND KAHLUA

MAMA’S COFFEE AND KAHLUA

MAMA’S COFFEE AND KAHLUA Mother’s Day calls for some form of a special drink at brunch! You do not have to include alcohol, but you surely may indulge a bit as well. This coffee drink goes well with your scone, or whatever delights are being consumed. Cheers! 1 cup...

CHOCOLATE ÉPICÉ

CHOCOLATE ÉPICÉ

CHOCOLATE ÉPICÉ You could use a lower sugar hot chocolate recipe or mix, or go for the real thing. It is a hot and spicy soothing treat. Warming the body and soul. You are welcome😊 1 ounce tequila1/2 ounce elderflower liqueur4 ounces hot chocolate Heat the hot...

THANKFUL COCKTAIL

THANKFUL COCKTAIL

THANKFUL COCKTAIL ​Mindfulness is deliberately paying attention, non-judgmentally. Mindfulness promotes balance, choice, wisdom, and acceptance of what is. It is the holidays. Mindfully indulge in a cocktail (or beverage of choice) or two, enjoying every sip and every...

MERMAID SIPS

MERMAID SIPS

MERMAID SIPS With heated balance and mindfulness in charge, we do need something to cool us down! This beverage is quite festive for the fourth of July weekend, especially with the Blue Curaçao. It is a lighter version of the Drunken Mermaid (something my daughter has...

STRAWBERRY APPLESAUCE MUFFINS

STRAWBERRY APPLESAUCE MUFFINS

These were created for my cookbook back in 2008 😊. I have since given them an upgrade with some greek yogurt, to be sure we are getting enough calcium when consuming, not too mention all of our strawberry love. Second muffin recipe in the past two posts…I like...

STRAWBERRY SANGRIA

STRAWBERRY SANGRIA

STRAWBERRY SANGRIA Enjoy this refreshing strawberry sangria beverage, while getting vitamin C, fiber, potassium, folic acid, and powering up that endothelium function :). Looking for alcohol-free? Substitute white grape juice and sparkling water for the two bottles of...

LEMON MARTINI

LEMON MARTINI

LEMON MARTINI Most sweet martinis are pushing the simple syrup, created from lots of sugar and water. Though a touch of anything is fine in moderation, the inclusion of limoncello invites the exclusion of unnecessary additional sugar. Correct, no need for the rim...

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