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Quick Tips: Foods that Naturally Cool Body Temp

Fall is almost here, but the summer heat is still lingering here in the South. Here are some foods that have natural cooling properties to bring your body temp down when you’re feeling overheated.
  • Watermelon: It’s 92% water, plus it keeps you fuller, longer, so you’re less likely to reach for salty or sugary foods that can dehydrate you
  • Fennel Seeds: Soak them in water overnight, then strain out the seeds and drink the water.
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Grilled Seabass with Tahini and Fennel Greek Salad

I’ve heard a lot lately how intimidating the grill can seem.  I feel you. The first several times I attempted to grill I charred chicken and realized when I cut into it that it was still half raw. I’ve learned a few things over the years, including how simple it can be to prepare even the most delicate fish. This seabass is perfectly grill kissed, and the creamy, citrusy tahini really brings all the flavors together perfectly. I serve […]
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Frozé: Rosé Slushie

Rosé Slushie 1 bottle of Rosé (Here is my absolute favorite) 1 cup organic strawberries 2 tbsp sugar (you can melt it with 1/4 cup of water to make simple syrup ice cube tray Directions: In a blender, add the strawberries, sugar and 1 cup of the Rosé Wine. Blend until very smooth, then pour into ice cube trays. Freeze for several hours, then place the cubes back in the blender, along with the rest of the bottle of wine. Blend until smooth and pour […]
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How To Chill Wine Quickly

It can take up to an hour to properly chill wine in a cooler. But there are some ways to chill wine quickly without having to put an ice cube in your glass of white wine! Here are a couple ways that I have found work well, hope you enjoy something crisp, cool and delicious over the Labor Day weekend! […]
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Gazpacho – A Perfect Spanish Summer Salad

I am savoring every last moment of summer, and the local tomatoes are the highlight of my favorite summer soup, Gazpacho. I learned how to cook this in Spain, when I lived in the college town of Salamanca. While there are several versions, some including day old bread that is soaked in water, mine is simple and very easy (no blanching, chopping). But there are a few things that truly make this taste authentic and flavorful; organic tomatoes, Persian […]
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Back To School: Quick Tips for Dinner

  Kids are going back to school, and that means the hectic, weeknight rush to get dinner on the table is back on, sigh. I wanted to share one of my favorite tricks for getting my kids out of the kitchen so I can get dinner cooked quickly. Below is another family favorite, my classic Bolognese. Since I last posted it, I’ve modified it by making it in my InstantPot, so my cook time went from 6-8 hours in a slow cooker… to 30 minutes!!! […]
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