Honey Butter

I discovered honey butter about a year ago while I was on vacation. I had just taken a seat at a family-owned American restaurant in North Lake Tahoe, CA, and a few moments later I was greeted with a large plate of homemade cornbread and a side of freshly whipped honey butter. The honey butter tasted so good! Now whenever I make cornbread, I always whip up a side of honey butter in my Magic Bullet to go along with it. I […]

Fennel Bean Soup

  Fennel is one of my favorite vegetables to cook with, because it is incredibly flavorful. It also adds wonderful flavor to soups. In this soup recipe, I combine chopped fennel with onion, tomatoes, broccoli, kale and white beans. By blending half of the soup and adding it back in, you create a nice, creamy texture. Chop off the fronds and add on top of the soup for an elegant presentation! Fennel Bean Soup Recipe Ingredients 2 tbsp olive oil […]

Simple Banana Protein Shake

  Sometimes you just need to get yourself out of the house in the morning. This banana protein shake is simple, quick and tasty, and guaranteed to get your day started off on the right foot! Simple Banana Protein Shake Recipe Ingredients 1 scoop of protein powder 1 banana 1 1/2 cup milk Instructions Cut banana into chunks. Add to Magic Bullet and blend together with the protein powder and milk. That’s it!   Boost yourself into a great day! […]

Pasta carbonara

Spaghetti carbonara… it’s a classic, easy, delicious, cheap, and hearty dinner, so why haven’t you made it? If you don’t know what carbonara is, you’re in for a treat. This classic, Roman dish consists of bacon, barely cooked eggs and parmesan, to create a rich, delicious pasta sauce. Although I’ve made carbonara many times before, this one follows a new recipe from Serious Eats, which involves more egg yolks and less bacon and cheese than other recipes. The result is particularly eggy […]

Red Velvet Beet Cupcakes

Red velvet cupcakes are my weakness. Especially with cream cheese frosting. February is the perfect month to bake red velvet cupcakes in order to celebrate Valentine’s Day. This year, I give you a healthier version, using fresh beets in this cupcake recipe. The beets give the cupcakes a beautiful, natural color and moist texture. We don’t need to use any artificial food dyes or a lot of butter in this recipe, which makes it much healthier! Go ahead and eat […]

Cherry Coconut Smoothie

Cherry and coconut… doesn’t your mouth start to water just thinking about that combination? This smoothie is a refreshing and unique blend of the two foods, balancing out the strong cherry flavor with both coconut milk and coconut flakes, along with a splash of vanilla yogurt for some added texture and taste. Cherry Coconut Smoothie Recipe Ingredients 1 1/2 cups frozen cherries 2 tbsp. shredded coconut 1/2 cup low fat coconut milk 1/2 cup low fat vanilla yogurt   Instructions […]

Spicy Avocado Spread

The avocado’s rich and creamy texture is perfect for spreading on toast for a simple meal. With help from the Magic Bullet, this recipe adds a spicy dynamic to the natural avocado flavor, combining it with jalapeño and crushed red pepper to create an easy-to-make, flavor-rich and super healthy spread. The only difficult part of this recipe is deciding what bread to put it on! Spicy Avocado Spread Recipe Ingredients 1/2 avocado 1/4 jalapeño pepper 1 tsp. crushed red pepper […]

Sushi Bowls

“Bowls”: I know, trending right now. I’m sorry to be part of the trend. I really am. But, what can I say? Sometimes trends happen for a reason. (I still like pesto.) Anyway, if you haven’t tried making sushi bowls, you’re in for a treat: it turns out that a lot of the magic going on behind the sushi counter is about presentation. You can make a perfectly delicious, sushi-like creation with only a few simple ingredients. I use brown […]

Pimenton Grain Salad with Fish, Farro and Roasted Broccoli

  Recapping 2016, I wonder, is farro going to be the IT grain of 2016?! Farro seems to be getting a lot of buzz! Its star is rising! Farro appreciates all the attention, but has it lost touch with its roots? Only time will tell…. Anyway, here I combine farrow with another once-trendy ingredient, pimenton, aka smoked Spanish paprika, for a delicious grain “salad” with fish and roasted broccoli. The pimenton makes an appearance in the dressing as well as […]

Peanut Butter Muffins

  Peanut butter is delicious, and muffins are a wonderful treat. It was only a matter of time before we combined the two. This peanut butter muffin recipe is easy and super tasty. It’s a great balance of flavors that isn’t too rich, but filling enough to leave you satisfied. Peanut Butter Muffin Recipe Ingredients 1/2 cup peanut butter 1/4 cup sugar 3/4 cup flour 1 egg 1/2 cup low-fat milk 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 tbsp. baking powder Instructions Combine […]