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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Detoxifying Foods and Restorative Recipes

We talk about spring cleaning our homes, but what about our bodies? This is the perfect time of year to freshen up your fridge and pantry and add some healthy and delicious foods to your diet.  I’m not a big fan of ‘cleansing’ or going to an all liquid diet, way to extreme and unsustainable! Instead, I try to add extra fruits and veggies into my routine. I end up […] Read Full Post

Chicken Mole with Cilantro Rice

Whenever I see mole on a restaurant menu, I have to order it. It’s surprisingly uncommon to find, even in the Tex-Mex capital (a.k.a. Dallas) but the rich, creamy and complex flavors are a comforting delight. The first time I tried it was on a trip to San Antonio with my father and every time I eat it I still remember that father-daughter vacay we took together. It’s an unusual […] Read Full Post

How to stretch your Dollar and Still Look Romantic

It’s not easy being romantic on a dime, you often times end up looking cheap.  But using high end ingredients and knowing a few cooking tricks, you can create an incredible gourmet meal for two (or more!) for pennies compared to an upscale restaurant. Lobster Linguini Scampi 2 large lobster tails 1 lb linguini pasta, 3 cloves garlic, chopped 3 tbsp unsalted butter 1/4 cup chopped parsley 1 large lemon, […] Read Full Post

Super Bowl Entertaining to Feed a Hungry Crowd

Nothing says Super Bowl like biting into something meaty, tangy, crunchy, salty, sweet and spicy! Ive got you covered with some of my favorite game day appetizers.  And if your guests don’t go crazy over these Pineapple sweet and sour pork meatballs or this Seven Layer Hummus Dip, send em packing (or make them do the dishes!) SWEET AND SOUR PORK MEATBALLS  Ingredients: 1 ½ lbs  ground lean pork ½ […] Read Full Post