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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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In Season: Tomatillos

Saturday, August 18th, 2012

I scream, you scream, we all scream for…salsa verde! Ay ay ay! I know I’m not the only one who gets excited over salsa verde whenever I go to a Mexican restaurant. Tangy, fresh, and a little zesty…how can you resist?! If you love salsa verde, thank the “little tomatoes” called tomatillos.

For tips on buying, prepping, storing, and cooking tomatillos, check out my post at Small Kitchen College.

I included some tasty tomatillos recipes, too! Corn cakes with homemade tomatillo salsa, anyone?! Easy. Delicious. Yum.
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Impulse Buy: Speculoos Cookie Butter

Friday, May 25th, 2012

Hello, ladies. Look at your peanut butter, now, back to Speculoos Cookie Butter, now — stop. Grab a spoon and get ready to taste the guiltiest pleasure of your life!

Trader Joe’s describes it as “a deliciously unusual spread reminiscent of gingerbread and made with crushed biscuits.” Have your taste buds been whipped into a frenzy yet? No? Then how about this – Food bloggers describe it as “spreadable cookies”, “Christmas in a jar” or my favorite (and most accurate), “crack butter.” Your curiosity must be kicking into high drive by now as you’re probably wondering as I did…what exactly is cookie butter? Find out at Small Kitchen College. I provide different ways to get through a jar of Speculoos Cookie Butter!

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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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A Sweet (and guilt-free!) Indulgence

Saturday, October 8th, 2011


Can you believe that there’s such a thing as healthy chocolate? If so, you’ve probably heard of dark chocolate, which is high in antioxidants. But why is dark chocolate any healthier than other kinds of chocolate? Unlike other chocolate, pure (100%) dark chocolate has no milk solids in it, which is good because milk actually counteracts the benefits of the antioxidants in the dark chocolate. While it is ideal to use 100% pure dark chocolate, it may not be realistic when it comes to taste. Rule of thumb: 70% is a good minimum to aim for! (more…)

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