Tarragon Gimlet and Charred Green Beans

I got my first harvest basket (basically a CSA) last week and absolutely loved it! I ordered it from a small organic permaculture farm called Kai Farms about 1.5 hours outside Manila. It came beautifully packaged, everything labeled and wrapped in banana leaves. There was all sorts of things including a variety of herbs- basil, […]

July 6, 2018

Beverage, Recipes

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4th of July Batch Cocktail and Watermelon Appetizer

Planning to host a summer party? If you are the host you want to be able to relax with friends and enjoy the party as much as everyone else, not get stuck playing bartender! Meet your new party go-to – the batch cocktail. Make it ahead of time, put it in a big pitcher, pour […]

June 29, 2018

Beverage, Recipes

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Easy Eggplant Bok Choy Stir-Fry

Do you have a go-to easy weeknight dinner? Mine is a quick stir-fry. Once you have your pantry stocked with the basic sauces you can use any vegetables you have on hand. I love it because it is healthy, tasty and ready in less than 30 minutes from start to finish. I used 2 peppers […]

June 26, 2018

Recipes

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The Best Summer Shandy with Squash and Coconut Hummus

Today is the first day of summer, so let’s celebrate with a refreshing drink to cool us down! Nothing reminds me of summer like drinking a lemonade on the porch with snacks while enjoying the sunshine. Shandy’s are the perfect adult version of that. A shandy is simply 1/2 beer 1/2 lemonade. So what makes […]

June 22, 2018

Beverage, Recipes

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Ketogenic Diet 101

The ketogenic diet is becoming increasingly popular.  But is it good? Will you lose weight? What are the pros and cons?  Here is a breakdown of what the ketogenic diet is, if it is right for you and some of the possible benefits and drawbacks of the diet. First of all, I don’t normally support […]

June 19, 2018

Nutrition Inspiration

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Bok Choy Veggie Spring Rolls with Cashew Dip

I just got back from 5 days in Siem Reap, Cambodia. I was so inspired by the food we ate, the restaurants we went to, and the rural communities we visited. They use a lot of fresh fruit, vegetables and herbs in their cooking. Spring rolls are a popular appetizer on most menus and I […]

June 15, 2018

Recipes

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Make Your Own Granola

Granola is one of those things I have a love hate relationship with. It is so easy to make, yet there are so, so, so many options at the grocery store as well. The problem is, most of the store bought granolas are not only unreasonably expensive (in my opinion)  but also high in sugar […]

June 12, 2018

Recipes

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Chickpea and Vegetable Curry

Ever since my trip to Sri Lanka I have been loving coconut milk based curries. This is the saucy base of your dreams. Incredibly versatile, you can add whatever protein and veggies that you want. Add some adlai or rice you just whipped up a delicious, intensely flavored and satisfying meal. With an abundance of […]

May 29, 2018

Recipes

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Birthday Reflections + Bitter French 75 with Apricot Goat Cheese Crostini

Today I turn 30! I normally don’t talk about personal things on the blog, I try and do one recipe + one health/ nutrition article each week, but I figured I would change it up a bit and reflect on this past year. To start, I never thought this is where I would be when […]

May 25, 2018

Beverage, Nutrition Inspiration, Recipes

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Sweet and Spicy Mixed Nuts & Spring Basil Martini

  You’re going to go nuts over this recipe! Sorry, I couldn’t pass on the opportunity for a food pun. Annnnyway….in my last post I talked about health and alcohol. I’m am here to tell you it is possible to including a small amount of alcohol in a healthy lifestyle. The problem is so many […]

May 21, 2018

Recipes

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