Bloody Mary, Skinny Juices Style

August 20, 2014
skinny bloody mary

I was asked by Williams-Sonoma to share my personal spin on the iconic Bloody Mary using freshly juiced tomatoes. Since my book has been out I’ve been answering a lot of questions about juicing, so I thought I would also share a few tips on juicing and juicers. The very first thing I want to […]

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Chia and Oatmeal Breakfast Bowl with Cherries

August 7, 2014
Chia Oatmeal bowl with cherries

Disclosure: By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Quaker Oats and National Dairy Council. I am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time. For this post I’m entering a recipe redux challenge sponsored by the National Dairy Council and Quaker Oats to combine the nutritional and […]

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{healthy cocktail} Citrus, Mint & Kiwi Bubbly

July 22, 2014
citrus mint and kiwi bubbly

I spent a few days last week in California, courtesy of Sunkist, to visit a citrus grove and learn about using citrus to lower salt content when cooking. Whenever I visit California I wonder why I don’t live there. It’s so gorgeous. One of the highlights of my trip was meeting and learning from Matthew Biancaniello of […]

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Green Salad With Warm Cranberry Dressing

July 18, 2014
Mixed Greens salad with warm cranberry dressing

It’s been a long time since I’ve enjoyed a warm salad dressing. Probably because the warm dressing recipes I come across usually involve bacon. That’s why I was intrigued by this warm dressing that replaces the bacon with something more nutritious, more delicious and more beautiful….dried cranberries! If you like cranberries you will love this […]

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My 8 Top Trader Joe’s Finds

July 10, 2014
trader joe

Trader Joe’s has been creating food especially for me. Well not officially, but that’s how it feels these days. Inspired by this post from The Kitchn, I thought it was high time I shared some favorite finds from my neighborhood TJs. Here goes: The raw, fermented sauerkraut is my most recent find and probably the most […]

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Zucchini Noodles with Cherry Tomatoes & Olives

July 2, 2014
Zucchini noodles with cherry tomatoes and black olives

I think pasta might be making a comeback. I keep seeing recipes everywhere for fun, light, summery dishes using orzo, penne, and spaghetti.I admit I long for the days when I could feast on pasta and not feel like I’m committing  a crime. Is pasta bad for me? Probably not. Can I eat an “appropriate” […]

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Lemony Zucchini Noodles with Spinach, Cherries & Pine Nuts

June 25, 2014
lemony zucchini noodles

Summer is officially here and for me that means….zucchini! One of my favorite ways to enjoy the bounty of zucchini coming my way is by making zucchini noodles. I love transforming my favorite pasta dishes into light, low-carb spiralized meals that satisfy and delight. What is a spiralizer? A spiralizer is a way to turn zucchini […]

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The Most Delicious Watermelon Gazpacho…EVER!

June 18, 2014
watermelongazpacho

Our supper club theme this month was colors. We each got assigned a color and had to bring  a food to match it. My assigned color was pink/red, so I had to make a pink or red appetizer. At first, I was uninspired. Then I saw the big ole’ watermelon I had just bought staring […]

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