Exceptional Whiskey Gingers

A lovely bartender once asked me if I would like lemon and bitters and in my Whiskey Ginger. My first instinct was, no way, but then I thought better of my naivete and agreed to try it. Ever since then, I always have this bold yet beautiful highball with that tangy pairing. In this simple recipe, […]

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Chickpea Fajita Tacos

These spicy, scrumptious chickpeas fajita tacos are everything and more I had hoped they would be. Warm, sautéed onions and peppers pair so perfectly with the texture of chickpeas drenched in Mexican spices. The addition of limey slaw and creamy cilantro yogurt makes these plant-based tacos out of this world bomb, not to mention heart-healthy. Don’t […]

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Almond & Coconut Crusted Chicken Tenders with Lemony Roasted Potatoes

  I love chicken nuggets…don’t we all? But I also love to eat clean and healthy and not entirely wreck the dozen burpees I did in the morning (on a good day). Almond meal along with coconut flakes lends a perfect crunchy coating to these baked tenders. To complete the easy peasy weekend meal, I tossed […]

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Boozy Italian Soda

Summertime just screams lemonade. Friday screams vodka. I love a well-crafted cocktail that is not too sweet but still very drinkable. Combining micro-distilled Humboldt Vodka with the Italian liquor, limoncello and topping it all off with lemon soda (I used this brand) and sparkling water, makes for the perfect summertime, chill-time, the-weekend-is-here, oh-its-only-Tuesday sipper. Top with […]

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Lovely Things

Snowboarder phenom and all around wickedly dope cutie Travis Rice is popping out a new stellar snowboarding movie called The Fourth Phase. Himself along with three other adventure whores went on an epic journey using the hydrological cycle-which is basically the course of evaporation-and recorded every epic, breathtaking and freakin’ scary moment. Premiers October 2nd […]

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Grilled Apple Cinnamon Almond Butter Sandwich

There is nothing quite like a classic pb&j with all the white bread, Jiff and Smuckers but these days almond butter is often the chosen spread both for its lovely flavor, health value and non-allergic quality. This outrageously delicious spin on an ab&j is something of its own. Gooey almond butter, tart and sweet apple, […]

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Chickpea Arugula Shells and Cheese

  Welcome to the easiest, simplest and most delicious “mac n cheese”. Summertime inspires comfort food that is lighter in sauce and bright in flavors. Spicy arugula combined with fresh lemon, rich olive oil, and briny feta cheese were inspirations for this healthy and gorgeous meal. Chickpeas are such a hearty bean and they work here […]

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Dutch Oven Chili and Jalapeno Chedder Cornbread

Chili and cornbread is one of my all time favorites. It reminds me of cozy nights and camping under the stars. I think the only thing to really remember when making a bit pot of chili is to season it enough but not to overwhelm with heat. This version is simple but robust with fire roasted […]

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One Pot Spaghetti and Meatballs

  When I was a kid my grandmother used to read me this book called Strega Nona (meaning grandma witch in Italian) where a young man steals Strega Nona’s magic spell to make her pasta pot create pasta instantly and tells the whole town that he has powers. He can’t handle the spell and eventually, the pasta […]

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