Zoodles with Spicy Sausage and Bell Peppers

Zoodling my dinner is my newfound hobby, that and binge-watching Gilmore Girls (even though I have already seen it a thousand times) whilst gulping rose because well, the two go hand in hand quite spectacularly. Okay, back to the zoodleling…I don’t even miss pasta, in fact I prefer the crunchy green spirals dredged in some […]

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Strawberry Pineapple Shandy

Maybe it’s because summer is coming to an end that I suddenly craved a refreshing shandy, or perhaps it is because we ran out of wine and there was a six-pack in the fridge. Either way, this shandy is absolutely perfect and can be made year round as long as you can find strawberries. Even […]

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Tortellini With Snap Peas Panchetta and Parm

  There is something undeniably wonderful about tortellini. Maybe it is the shape or the filling or that they look like miniature pot stickers. I remember always ordering tortellini as a child whenever I saw it on a menu but somehow these adult days have been all spaghetti, penne and other less interesting pasta. I am […]

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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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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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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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