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The Multiple Personalities of Coffee

Do you like your coffee with a shot of Kahlua? Do you take it extra large, put it on the tab? Are you a coffee snob who’ll only drink coffee that’s been French pressed? Coffee lovers come in all shapes and sizes, and with good reason. It can be decadent, it can be straightforward, it can get the job done or provide a lovely afternoon respite. However you take it, let’s agree that coffee is awesome and you should love every […]

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Avoiding Holiday Weight Gain

Easier said than done, right? We get it. It’s the holidays and desserts are all over your office and there’s nothing better than getting home to the smell of something sweet and savory cooking on the stove. It’s ok to enjoy yourself and have a sweet treat, but don’t let the holidays be your excuse for weight gain! There are strategies you can use to prevent those unwanted pounds from piling on before the New Year. Get started today.  

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Eating Healthy on Independence Day

This 4th of July, don’t let your bikini bod fall by the wayside – pay attention to the food you eat and party the right way with healthy, whole food alternatives to the usual fare. Who said healthy eating wasn’t fun?

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Have you ever had one of those days where you just can’t decide which smoothie you want to make? I was having one of those days recently, and couldn’t decide between a raspberry smoothie or mango smoothie. Both sounded so delicious! I finally decided to make a layered smoothie using both! This layered smoothie reminds me of a summer sunrise from the colors. You can layer it more than just once like I did to make it look even nicer. […]

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I am always looking for new ways to spice up my lunch and snack! Sometimes the same old hummus and veggies can get boring, which is why I love this Tzatziki sauce. I usually make a loaded veggie sandwich for lunch, and this sauce pairs perfectly with it. It also makes a great veggie dip for later on in the day when I’m needing something to snack on. The best thing is that it’s so easy to make, especially using […]

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Eggplant has always been a difficult fruit for me to use in recipes. By the way, are you surprised I said fruit? Many people think eggplant is a vegetable, but it is actually a fruit! It is really healthy since it contains a lot of vitamins, minerals and fiber. My signature recipe is eggplant Parmesan, which we are really tired of by now.  I saw an eggplant roll appetizer recipe in an old issue of Fine Cooking magazine that inspired […]

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This rich, dark chocolate cake has a secret ingredient: avocado! Avocado replaces butter in this mouth-watering cake to make it soft and moist. The obvious health benefits of this substitution is definitely a plus! Even the chocolate frosting is made with avocado instead of butter. Now you can enjoy chocolate cake for dessert without feeling so guilty, since avocados provide you with healthy fats. I used my Magic Bullet blender to make both the cake batter and the chocolate frosting […]

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Fennel is… strange. The middle of it looks like celery, the top of it (the “fronds”) look like Muppet hair, and the bottom like… fennel. And the whole thing tastes like licorice. And then there are fennel seeds, which also sort of taste like licorice, or maybe like anise? And where do the seeds come from? Anyway, put aside your fennel confusion, because it turns out that chopped fennel makes a tasty, crunchy, vaguely licorice-y salad, especially when dressed in […]

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  What is your favorite cream cheese flavor? You can probably guess mine from the title of this recipe post! Indeed my favorite cream cheese flavor is artichoke and chive. It is so easy to make with my Magic Bullet that I rarely use plain cream cheese on my bagels anymore. All you need is plain cream cheese, fresh chives, and canned quartered artichoke hearts (the quartered kind makes them easier to chop up before tossing into your Magic Bullet). […]

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These mini blueberry swirl cheesecakes are always a hit in my house. Maybe it is because they are so versatile. They make great afternoon snacks, desserts, or even breakfast bites. You can use your Magic Bullet to grind up graham crackers before turning them into a crust, and then to blend up a delicious cheesecake batter that you will bake in your muffin pan. Not a fan of blueberries? No problem! This mini cheesecake recipe can be adjusted to use […]

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  Watermelon (and alcohol) are a staple for the 4th of July, this year celebrate with this refreshing, chilled white wine watermelon frosty! Skip the white wine and make smoothies for the kids. Everyone will love this refreshing drink. Watermelon White Wine Frosty Ingredients 3 cups frozen watermelon 1 cup chilled white wine 1 tbsp. sugar 1 tsp. lime or lemon Juice (depending on your flavor preference) Instructions Chop watermelon and freeze for at least two hours. Once frozen, add […]

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I am always looking for a quick and easy dip to make when sport season rolls around. Something everyone will love, and that doesn’t take too much time in the kitchen to prepare. This dish is perfect just for that. You can easily adjust the flavors, add more heat, or maybe top it with some cilantro and red peppers for different flavor and crunch! Refried Bean Dip Ingredients 2 cans pinto beans, drained Salt and pepper 1 package taco seasoning  […]

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To celebrate summers arrival, I used up some strawberries I had in my refrigerator to make this refreshing strawberry lime spritzer. I love mixing fruit juice with carbonated drinks, such as mineral water, ginger ale or club soda. Enjoy this beverage with any meal – it works well as an outdoor BBQ drink or dressed up for a fancier setting. I like to make this on the 4th of July. Strawberry Lime Spritzer Ingredients 1 12 oz. can of ginger ale […]

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