Green and Blue Smoothie

  Sometimes you need to start your morning off with a boost. Combining blueberries with spinach and other tasty ingredients, this green and blue smoothie does just that! It’s easy and healthy, and will satisfy even the most difficult to please of morning bellies. Blue and Green Smoothie Recipe Ingredients 1 cup blueberries 2/3 cup spinach 1 banana, frozen 2 tbsp. Greek yogurt 1/2 cup orange juice 1 tsp. agave Handful of almonds   Instructions Combine all ingredients in Magic Bullet […]

Smashed Cucumbers with Chinese Black Vinegar

If you’re anything like me, you’re always on the look-out for healthy, delicious, vegetable-based side dishes that come together quickly and can be on hand for almost any meal. Ta da! Here’s a recipe that doesn’t even involve any cooking, just some pantry ingredients (well, they’re in my pantry — you might need to buy them, but then you’ll have them) mixed up in the Magic Bullet for a delicious, and indeed authentically Chinese, side dish. The use of Chinese […]

Creamy Sweet Potato Pasta Sauce

Years ago, before I had children, I went through a vegan phase. Still to this day, I love my vegan and vegetarian dishes even though I don’t fully eat that way any more. I remember often craving creamy pasta dishes made with heavy cream and loads of parmesan cheese! This was a dish I’ve made for years to satisfy that craving. I’ve made it for many non-vegans as well, and they have all loved it! You won’t even notice there […]

Mint Chip Cheesecake Dip

This St. Patrick’s Day, wow your friends with this mint chocolate chip cheesecake dip! No baking required, and minimal clean-up necessary to make this festive dip or dessert. All you need is cream cheese, powdered sugar, peppermint extract, green food coloring, and mini chocolate chips. I like to serve this mint chip cheesecake dip with graham crackers, but you can also serve it with bars of chocolate – yum! Every bite tastes like a mint chip cheesecake. Mint Chip Cheesecake […]

Chickpea Burrito

  Chickpeas are often overlooked as a salad topping or smaller component of a larger dish… but they’re so much more versatile than that! This recipe combines a can of chickpeas with household spices to blend up a hearty vegetarian-friendly burrito that you’ll find yourself making over and over again. Chickpea Burrito Recipe Ingredients 1 can of chickpeas, not drained 1 tsp. cumin 1 tsp. paprika 1/2 tsp. garlic powder 1 tsp. red pepper flakes 1 tbsp. lime juice Small […]

Mapo Tofu

Do you know mapo tofu? This classic Chinese meal uses an unusual (to the American palette) combo of ground beef and tofu for an incredibly interesting effect. The combination of the meaty beef and the silken tofu creates a fascinating textural contrast, and the beef combined with fermented ingredients creates an incredibly savory mouthfeel. Plus, the famous Sichuan peppercorns are used to generate a distinctive, spicy-but-vaguely-numbing effect. This recipe requires a few unusual ingredients that you may need to go online to […]

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! […]

Sichuan Green Beans

Okay, my love for Sichuan Chinese food may be getting a little out of control, but here’s a recipe for a healthy, delicious side dish that packs a TON of flavor and is extremely easy to make. You will need Chinese preserved vegetables, which can be bought online very easily or from any decent Asian grocery store. (Once you pop open the can, the vegetable will keep for months in the fridge.) For deep fermented flavor with truly minimal effort, […]

Pomegranate Mint Spritzer

There is something about sparkling drinks that make them more sophisticated than other drinks. If you add sparkling water to any plain juice, it magically transforms into a fancy drink. In this non-alcoholic spritzer, sparkling water is mixed with pomegranate juice and lime juice in the Magic Bullet blender, and infused with mint, lime wedges and fresh pomegranate seeds. These flavors combined with carbonation create a refreshing drink suitable for any special occasion. Pomegranate Mint Spritzer Recipe Ingredients 2 cups […]