Archive for the ‘Drinks’ Category

The Blender: Your New Best Friend

Monday, September 3rd, 2012

When I don’t have time to prepare a meal, I usually head for the blender. In a matter of a few minutes, I can have all my necessary daily nutrients blended up into a tasty smoothie. Almost no effort and I can whip up a quick and healthy drink? Count me in! (more…)

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Review: Poptails: 60 Boozy Treats Served on a Stick

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

Alcohol-infused ice pops. Wait, but alcohol doesn’t freeze…right? Actually, Erin Nichols shows that you can with her cocktail-inspired ice pop recipes.

I was ecstatic to be chosen as the SKC contributor to review this book! My 21st birthday is in a few weeks, and I have been waiting for this day more than ever. Graduating from college as a 20-year-old really isn’t all it’s cracked up to be…especially when you couldn’t legally drink with your friends during college and still can’t drink with them after graduation.

What is one to do during that awkward phase before turning 21? My solution is boozy ice pops (after all, Erin Nichols claims you can’t a get a hangover from them!). Check out my review of Poptails: 60 Boozy Treats Served on a Stick at Small Kitchen College…there’s a Tequila Sunrise poptail recipe at the end!

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Ah, the Taste of May: 5 Healthy Mocktails

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

It’s May, and it’s hot outside. Oh wait, no it’s not (at least not in SoCal)! Funny how it was perfectly hot and sunny outside when I photographed these refreshing mocktails way back in March. How’s that for some irony?

Anyway, it’s probably hot wherever you may be, and you’ll be needing some refreshing drinks to cool off after a long day, am I right? Not only are these mocktails refreshing, but they’re healthy (bonus points!) and don’t require a juicer (more bonus points!). Well, a juicer would be handy, but I got by just fine with a blender and some good old fashioned squeezin’. (more…)

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Coolhaus Holiday Party: Ice Cream Sammies, Drinks, & a Cranky Santa

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Last night I got a chance to attend the Coolhaus/Eater LA Ugly Sweater Hot Chocolate Launch Storefront Warming Party at the recently opened Coolhaus storefront in Culver City (thanks to my mom’s winning hot chocolate flavor idea submission!). If you haven’t heard of it yet, Coolhaus is a new gourmet ice cream sandwich business that has flavor combinations named after famous architects and architectural movements. Wonder where the name Coolhaus comes from? It originates from the Bauhaus modernist design movement, Rem Koolhaas (a famous Dutch Architect), and “cool house” (which is what an ice cream sandwich basically is with a cookie roof and floor with ice cream walls).

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Refresh on the Run

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

As a college student, I often find myself getting tired of the narrow selection of dining locations available on campus when I need to grab a quick lunch in between classes (not to mention an even narrower selection of healthy options). Sure, I can name at least five different campus restaurants that specialize in sandwiches (hey, I even worked at one!), but my college-budget wallet and my body can’t handle buying those high-calorie sandwiches every day. When I was asked by Student Health 101 to produce a video about healthy lunches that students could pack for the day, I was quick to choose a sandwich that never fails to please: the Caprese. (more…)

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