No Cook Recipes for Summer’s Hottest Temps

Zucchini-Roll-Ups Do you really want to get stuck cooking over a hot stove or pulling food out of the oven? During summer’s hottest days, the last thing I want to do is sweat it out in the kitchen, so I turn to these no-cook dishes that only require a little chopping, dicing and chilling.  From citrus and cumin infused ceviches, to sun kissed tomato and watermelon gazpachos, these are my summer […] Read Full Post

Hot Summer Drinks and Eats to Cool You Down

  It’s HOT, I get it. But there’s no reason you can’t celebrate summer, by the pool or the grill, with good friends (and a few drinks). Do it in style with these easy recipes that will seriously impress your guests. I was inspired by the granita when I ate a similar version topped on briny oysters at the outstanding Dallas restaurant, Gemma. And I always keep cans of sparkling […] Read Full Post

Homemade Ice Cream: Classic Vanilla and Unique Combos

Store bought vanilla ice cream has given the flavor a bad name… plain, boring, lifeless.  But once you try my homemade version of the classic, with its velvety smooth, silky texture and incredibly vanilla-y flavor you’ll be a forever convert.  But if you’re more adventurous, Fig &Olive Oil is another new classic in my kitchen, and fried ice cream bites couldn’t be more decadent.  Follow these recipes exactly though, otherwise […] Read Full Post

Blast Belly Fat with these Recipes

Exercise has amazing benefits for your overall health, but you might be surprised to learn the quickest way to lose weight is by simply adjusting your diet.  From breakfast, to lunch, dinner and dessert, here are some recipes to try to get a flatter stomach and leaner body, within a few short weeks. Breakfast: Cut out dairy, which can make you bloated and gassy. Swap milk in your coffee for […] Read Full Post

The Ultimate Green Smoothie

When you juice, you don’t get all of the fiber from fruits and vegetables, which is essential for keeping you full and helps with digestion. I’m combining the ingredients from my favorite green juice to make the ultimate green smoothie and obtain all the nutrients in one glass. A dash of cayenne also adds subtle heat and revs up your metabolism. 1 heaping cup of Dino Kale 1 heaping cup […] Read Full Post

Plant Based Protein – Get Lean without the Beef

I wanted to share some interesting stats:
  • 1 pound of pea protein is 10 times more efficient from a greenhouse gas perspective than grass-fed beef.
  • Beef contains 7 grams of protein per ounce for about 75 calories, there are many plant based foods that have more protein per ounce than meat
I’m not sure when we became obsessed with meat, but I think it’s about time we consider other resources […] Read Full Post

Easy and Healthful Mother’s Day Brunch Recipes

Your Mother deserves the best, and showing her the love her with a homemade breakfast is a wonderful way to save money and do something special. Here are some make ahead meals, featured on WFAA-TV’s 4pm newscast. Hope you try them out! Sweet Potato and Bacon Puffs 4 medium baked sweet potatoes, peeled and mashed 4 large eggs, beaten 1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese 2 tbsp chopped chives 5 […] Read Full Post

Three Skinny Margaritas to Try Right Now

Classic Skinny Margarita 1.5 oz silver tequila 1 oz blood orange liqueur 1 oz lime juice 1 tbsp agave Ice Directions: Place all the ingredients in a shaker, shake and pour into a salt rimmed glass. Skinny Spicy Margarita 1.5 oz silver tequila 1.5 oz Ancho Reyes ancho chili liquor 1 oz lime juice 1 tsp agave 5 slices of fresh jalapeños Ice Directions: Place all the ingredients in a […] Read Full Post

Make Ahead Mother’s Day Breakfast Ideas

  photo courtesy California Goldminer Sourdough bread The thought of having breakfast in bed on Mother’s Day sounds amazing… until I realize that after my children and husband cook the meal, I’m the one who will likely be left cleaning up the messy kitchen.  Below are some easy, make ahead meals that Dad and kids can prepare ahead of time and reheat on Mother’s Day so the kitchen stays tidy […] Read Full Post

Earth Day Food Facts and Recipes

You can ‘go green’ simply by adjusting the choices you make in the grocery store and adding some new recipes to your weeknight dinner routine.  Below are some shocking statistics on the foods you likely eat every week. I’ve swapped out some classic Tex Mex staples for a ‘greener’ option. I promise you’ll never miss the meat or cheese! EAT THIS VS. THAT
  • Dairy vs. plant based products: It takes
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