Citrus Gin Fizz & Superfruit Winter Salad

I’m sitting here, outside by the pool while I am writing this, lucky enough to live in a tropical climate. It’s February and here in the Philippines that means the best weather of the year. I am finally able to take my dogs for a walk without immediately breaking a sweat, able to wear jeans […]

February 22, 2019

Appetizer, Beverage, Recipes

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Chocolate Hazelnut Ricotta Cheesecake

I am a very last minute type of person. This is a problem when I start looking for a recipe the day of an event. In this case it is Valentine’s Day and I decide I want to make cheesecake. Cheesecake is my fiancé’s favorite dessert and I don’t make very often, so I knew it […]

February 15, 2019

Recipes

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21 Vegetarian Super Bowl Recipes

The Super Bowl is to food like shopping is to black Friday. Everyone is ready to dig-in and feast while half watching the game, actually wanting to watch commercials with a drink or two in hand. Here are some ideas for your game day essentials reimagined – from munchies to chili, wings and dips, these […]

January 28, 2019

Appetizer, Recipes

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Spicy Cauliflower ‘Wings’ with Peanut Dip

According to the American Chicken Council, Americans are consume around 1.33 BILLION chicken wings on Super Bowl Sunday alone. That is a lot of chickens. Well don’t worry you can have you Super Bowl and your wings too 🙂. This recipe is super (no pun intended) easy to make and will leave your spicy tooth satisfied. […]

January 25, 2019

Appetizer, Recipes

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Lentil Galettes + A Cookbook Review of Plenty

This recipe is from one of my all time favorite cookbooks Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi. The cookbook is full of flavorful recipes with familiar ingredients while highlighting all sorts of cuisines from Mediterranean to Vietnamese. The recipes are arranged by main vegetable or ingredient so it is super helpful if you want to shop seasonally. […]

January 17, 2019

Appetizer, Recipes

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What’s the Difference between Champagne, Cava, and Prosecco?

Who will be popping some bottles with me this holiday season? Whether is mimosas at a holiday brunch, Christmas dinner, or ringing in the New Year, it seems I am enjoying more bubbly this time of year than any other (and I’m not complaining about it). But it had me wondering, what makes the three […]

December 20, 2018

Beverage, Nutrition Inspiration

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Coffee Spiced Carrot Crostini’s for a Healthy Christmas Appetizer

It is one week before Christmas and if you need a last minute recipe to bring to a party this is the perfect one. Coffee and carrots sound like an interesting combo but they compliment each other perfectly. The spices are flavorful and warming, with the carrots becoming caramelized and slightly sweet. The recipe will […]

December 18, 2018

Appetizer, Recipes

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Veggie Potstickers + Holiday Tequila Punch

Have you ever made dumplings or potstickers? Also, yep, I said it- Holiday. Tequila. Punch. OMG I’m completely obsessed. This was my first time, I think it has always intimidated me a little bit. I decided a long time ago there are certain foods I have left to the professionals. There are so many amazing […]

December 6, 2018

Appetizer, Beverage, Recipes

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Coquito Cocktail + Tropical Spiced Roasted Sweet Potatoes!

Being in a tropical climate in the winter and over the holidays is still a little weird to me. Growing up in Michigan, it never felt like we were ready for the holidays until the temperature dropped below freezing and everything was covered in white. Craving hot chocolate and hot toddy’s, stew and anything warming […]

December 4, 2018

Appetizer, Beverage, Recipes

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Apple Cider Bourbon Cocktail + Baked Cinnamon Apples

I am back in Michigan, from Manila for a few weeks this fall. Since I arrived its been a wonderful whirlwind of events. I arrived and the next day left again for a trip to Maine for a wedding. The colors were beautiful, trees are all brightly colored in oranges, yellows, and reds and the […]

October 26, 2018

Appetizer, Beverage, Recipes

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