Winter Squash Crostini and Apple Cider Vinegar Mocktail

Living in year round hot tropical weather is the weirdest thing to me. I still crave seasons, and with that, the change of foods with the seasons. There are small changes here in Manila, hot and rainy, hot and humid, not quite as hot and then back to hot and humid again 🙂 You can […]

October 23, 2019

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Date Stuffed Paratha with Tzatziki & Fruity Tea Cocktail / Mocktail

‘Drinking with a Dietitian’ was put on a bit of a hiatus, but I’m back with let’s call it season 2! I was getting married, traveling and visiting friends and family and now I’m pregnant!! I just wasn’t feeling great during my first trimester so I wanted to wait to start these back up again. […]

October 4, 2019

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Pink, Floral and Strong Negroni the Perfect International Women’s Day Cocktail

Happy International Women’s Day! To celebrate I give you the perfect feminine cocktail. It is beautiful and strong, just like all of the amazing women in my life. The vibrant pink color comes from the Campari and lavender bitters with a subtle floral flavor from rose water. The cocktail is not too sweet, if you […]

March 8, 2019

Beverage, Recipes, Restaurant

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Chai Old Fashioned + 5 Health Benefits of Chai Tea Spices

Do you like chai tea? I love it! Especially with a little bourbon 🙂 The warming spices of the chai help to balance the sometimes overwhelming flavor of the bourbon. Old fashions are sometimes too boozy. If you are not a hardcore bourbon lover or if you like your drinks less strong this is a […]

March 1, 2019

Beverage, Recipes

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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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Ginger Pistachio Mule + Ube Pear ‘Crostini’

OH EM GEEE are you ready for this recipe?! I think this is my favorite one yet. Both recipes are unique and incredibly delicious. I got this cocktail recipe is from ‘The Flavor Matrix‘ cookbook, it’s a great resource if you want to learn more about cooking. The book gives scientific reasons why certain foods […]

October 12, 2018

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