Plum Goat Cheese Crostini

Besides the brilliant color of this plum jam, you and your guests are going to love the sweet and tangy flavor combination of this plum goat cheese crostini! The plum jam is really easy to make: just add freshly chopped plums to a pot of boiling water and a little sugar and let it simmer down and then cool into a thick jam. Add more or less sugar to your taste preference. My favorite way to serve this crostini dish […]

Mango Juice

How versatile is a mango? You can eat it on its own, in a taco, as a garnish, and with the help of the Magic Bullet and an incredibly simple recipe like this, as the headliner in a delicious and refreshing drink! This recipe combines mango with just a touch of lime to create the perfect drink for mango lovers. And it’s so easy to make! Mango Juice Recipe Ingredients 1/2 mango Splash of lime juice 1 cup water Instructions […]

Easy Salsa

I crave salsa every day because it’s such an awesome way to get a lot of flavor without consuming a ton of calories. I put fresh salsa on pretty much everything, so I love to have it on hand. But you can also make it at home with even better results! Add everything to the blender and it’s done in no time! Easy Salsa Recipe Ingredients ½ onion diced 1 small bunch cilantro, stems cut off Juice of 1 lime […]

Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

I recently discovered a delicious new side dish: stuffed portobello mushroom caps. Normally, you may think of stuffed mushrooms as an appetizer, but these portobello mushroom caps are so huge that they are probably better as a side! In fact, two people could probably share one. Goat cheese is blended with herbs and bread crumbs to form a creamy stuffing for these large mushrooms, which are then baked in the oven. I love the combination of goat cheese and walnuts, […]

Mango Shaved Ice

Simple desserts are the best desserts. They have distinguished and identifiable flavors, are lighter and healthier, and – best of all – are so easy to make! This recipe combines the natural sweetness of a mango mash with crushed ice and a touch of light coconut milk into a satisfying dessert that’ll knock the socks off any sweet tooth. Mango Shaved Ice Recipe Ingredients  1 mango 2 tbsp. coconut milk 1 cup ice Instructions Cut mango into smaller pieces and […]

Honey Ricotta Cream

Have you ever tried ricotta cream before? I have only had it once in a dessert dish and loved it. In this healthier version, ricotta cheese is blended with plain yogurt, honey and a dash of cinnamon. Ricotta cream goes great with many desserts, but I also like to enjoy it with a cup of fresh fruit in the morning. Ricotta cheese is high in protein and low in calories, making it a healthy addition to breakfast. You won’t miss […]

Banana Agua Fresca

There’s nothing quite like a natural drink with a subtle sweetness to refresh you as weather starts to warm up. This banana agua fresca is unique, tasty, and full of natural goodness. And, it’s easy to make! Banana Agua Fresca Ingredients 1 banana 1 cup milk 1 1/2 cups water 1/4 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 tsp. lime juice 1/4 tsp. vanilla 1 1/2 tbsp. sugar Instructions Combine all ingredients in Magic Bullet and blend. Chill before serving. Be ready to want […]

Asparagus-Ramp Pesto Sauce

It’s spriiiiiiiiiiiiing. Finally! Actually not really, we had a pretty mild winter here in DC. Anyway, though, you can get stuff at the farmer’s market in spring that you can’t get any other time of year. Like ramps! OK, if you’re over ramps, I don’t know what to tell you — I see the point but I think they’re delicious. And if you combine ramps with their springtime partner asparagus, you get a once-a-year treat that takes a bowl of […]

Peach Power Smoothie

For those of us who have a tough time getting into “meal-mode” after a workout, a hearty smoothie can be so valuable. It provides necessary vitamins, keeps your energy up, and doesn’t require a fork and knife. This smoothie recipe is chock full of tasty and hearty ingredients: it combines peaches, protein powder, yogurt, spinach, milk and cereal (that’s right, cereal!) to build the perfect post-workout meal. Peach Power Smoothie Recipe Ingredients 2 tbsp. vanilla protein powder 1/2 peach 1 […]

Brownie Batter Hummus

I never thought of hummus as a dessert item until I came across brownie batter hummus at my grocery store. What a great idea! Here is how the magic happens: the garbanzo beans are used for texture, and the chocolate, sugar and coconut is used for flavor. Brilliant. This brownie batter hummus dip goes great with fresh fruit or cookies, and makes for a fun appetizer at a party. Brownie Batter Hummus Recipe Ingredients 1 can (15.5 oz) garbanzo beans […]