Fresh and Easy Mango Salsa

Salsa is probably one of the most versatile foods out there. Good on its own as a dip, or as a topping for tacos or sandwiches, or as a salad mix-in, or as a chicken or fish marinade, the possibilities are pretty endless. But tomato salsa is so yesterday. Modernize your salsa repertoire with this healthy, vegan, sweet and savory salsa you can quickly make in your Magic Bullet. Keep extra on hand to top your favorite protein with, blend […]

Veggie Ranch Dip

A solid veggie dip is a must-have for any party. (Author’s note: it’s also almost exclusively how I ate raw vegetables before I was 15.) The base of this dip is ranch dressing, the granddaddy of raw vegetable dips. And what better way to enhance the dip than with more vegetables? One of the best parts about having a Magic Bullet is being able to add ingredients to dishes you otherwise wouldn’t have the opportunity to. Here, I’ve added bell pepper, carrots […]

Jalapeño Hot Sauce

This is a recipe for people who love a refreshing, simple, sinus-clearing hot sauce. Naysayers be warned (and shamed): this is not for those with overly sensitive tongues. This recipe is also one that favors the jalapeño pepper. Feel free to substitute another pepper you prefer – habanero or serrano peppers are delicious alternatives. Jalapeño Hot Sauce Ingredients 10 jalapeño peppers 2 garlic cloves 3/4 onion 1/2 Tbsp vegetable oil 1 cup of water 1/2 cup of distilled white vinegar […]

Quick and Easy Tartar Sauce

Last night was Fish ‘n Chips night, so I made some homemade tartar sauce to go with it. Yes, they sell it pre-made at grocery stores, but it tastes so much fresher if you quickly whip some up at home with the Magic Bullet. It seriously takes less than 5 minutes to make. This tartar sauce is bursting with flavor and is guaranteed to be an essential addition to your dish. Enjoy! Quick and Easy Tartar Sauce Ingredients  1/3 cup […]

Maple Peanut Butter

Homemade peanut butter is healthier, cheaper and tastier than store-bought brands. Not only that, making it in the Magic Bullet is a million times more fun than waiting in line at your local grocery for a bottle. I’m using maple syrup as a sweetener for this recipe. It’s a unique and delicious flavor, though if you’d prefer, you can substitute honey or plain sugar. Recommended: Purchase your peanuts from the pack-your-own section of your local grocer, rather than pre-packaged peanuts. […]

Cilantro Lime Dressing

Dressings can add a lot of flavor to simple dishes, like this southwest quinoa dish I made the other night. It wasn’t the most exciting dish without any dressing, so I decided to quickly blend up a cilantro lime dressing for it and it completely changed the game! I love this dressing because it is full of flavor and it’s also healthy for you, made with fresh lime juice and olive oil. This dressing is great for salads, too. Try it with chopped […]

Cilantro Lime Salsa

Salsa is one of my go-to snacks in the afternoon when I start to get the munchies. What makes this salsa unique is that is has a little extra cilantro and a squeeze of fresh lime to give it an incredible flavor. It is so quick and easy to make at home with the Magic Bullet. I like my salsa chunky, but you can control the consistency by pulsing your salsa a little more or a little less. Serve chilled […]

Cocoa Almond Spread

One of my favorite things to eat for breakfast is a slice of bread with cocoa almond spread. Recently, I discovered how easy it is to make it from scratch at home with a Magic Bullet. You just need some roasted almonds, cocoa powder, sugar, honey, canola/coconut oil and your trusty Magic Bullet. The almonds take a while to break down into a creamy consistency (about 15 minutes of pulsing the blender and stirring for me!) But it is sooo […]

White Bean Bruschetta

Another bean post?! I really have come a long way, haven’t I Mom? This spread, though. Let me tell you. It’ll make you a believer. A bean believer. A bean-liever. Yeah I just went there. The best part about this bruschetta though is that it is absolutely perfect for summertime BBQs. It’s simple and it’s quick and when you brush bread with olive oil and then put it on the grill, something magical happens. When you top that magical bread […]

The Hummus Among Us

I used to be a hummus-hater. Seriously. Honestly, I used to hate every kind of bean, period. I wouldn’t touch chili with a ten-foot pole. Burritos were filled with only meat, rice and cheese. I was basically a weirdo. Luckily, I have since had a change of heart, and thanks to a del taco 79¢ bean and cheese burrito in high school, I have risen above my bean-eschewing ways. Refried beans and I are now the best of friends, and […]