adapted from: Serious Eats makes: 1 mocktail In my opinion it’s hard to beat a well made cocktail, especially this time of year when you can muddle seasonal fruits and herbs for drinks like caipirinhas, smashes, and mojitos. However, sometimes a booze-free drink is in order. Perhaps you’re hosting a baby shower, you want a more hydrating drink but […]
This fine white hot chocolate takes a hint from Latin-American rompope and surprises and delights the sipper with the salty, buttery touch and roasted taste of ground nuts. If you have had a white chocolate and macadamia cookie, then you know exactly what I’m talking about. They are a love-match. The pink peppercorns with their rosy flavor and peppery pop, take this white hot […]
There are few things I love better than a hot cup of cocoa. It is my dessert of choice any time of year, but especially when there is a decided nip in the air, the days turn dreary (a winter joy here in the Midwest 🙁 ) and Christmas is around the corner. Hot cocoa […]
Peanut butter and banana are blissful bedfellows, and they shine in this 3 ingredient smoothie. I like to make this as a post-workout snack or to have for a healthier dessert. Feel free to use the milk of your choice, I use vanilla soy milk.
I love freshly juiced vegetables and fruit for an all-natural pick-me-up in the afternoon. My latest juice obsession has been the red beet. Beets are something I usually like in very small quantities, like thin ribbons on top of a salad. However, I absolutely LOVE them in juice form. When pressed through the juicer, the […]
This is a great shake for building your body’s fuel reserves while satisfying your craving for sweets. (Or ice cream in my case.) It tastes like banana ice cream with caramel undertones. I love the bit of spice that the nutmeg brings. I use unsweetened almond milk, as this shake has plenty of natural sugar. […]
This is a nice treat to have for breakfast, for a snack, or for dessert when you are trying to stay away from the sugary goodies! It is deliciously filling. I prefer to use frozen bananas, so that the drink is nice and cold like a smoothie. I usually buy a bunch of bananas, let […]
Happy Halloween! This hot chocolate is rich and decadent with belly-warming spices. Perfect after a cold, dark night of trick-or-treating. Feel free to use milk lower in fat, but it won’t be as rich. For the chocolate, I love to use Ghirardelli. adapted from: Ina Garten’s Recipe makes: approximately 2+ cups 2 cups whole milk […]