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 […]

Chicken Legs with Mustard and Balsamic

This delicious chicken dish is both savory and hearty without being too heavy. The mustard and balsamic vinegar sauce brings together the tartness of both the mustard and the vinegar while really cutting through the richness of the chicken. Best of all, the sauce all comes together in the Magic Bullet with minimal work and fuss. Chicken Legs with Mustard and Balsamic Ingredients 4 chicken legs, cut into thighs and drumsticks 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar 2 tbl dijon mustard 1 tbl honey […]

Chilled Avocado Soup

Avocados are smooth, creamy and incredibly satisfying. What better food to turn into a healthy chilled soup that’s great as an appetizer or a light meal? This recipe is simple, combining the avocado with chicken broth (feel free to sub in veggie broth if you’d like), milk, lime juice, seasoning and just a touch of serrano pepper for a little kick. Chilled Avocado Soup Recipe Ingredients 1 avocado 1/3 serrano pepper 1 cup milk 1 cup chicken broth 1/2 tbsp. […]

Lime Cilantro Ranch Marinade

I just LOVE this marinade. It’s so quick to pull together and is just packed with so much flavor! Something good definitely follows when your recipe ingredients contain limes, ranch, and cilantro. You can add it to chicken or fish and marinade it for a few hours, or just add it on right before you bake it. Lime Cilantro Ranch Marinade Recipe Ingredients ½ cup cilantro 1 lime, juiced 4 tb. olive oil 2 tsps. sugar Instructions Add all ingredients […]

Asparagus Zucchini Pizza

For your next pizza night, I challenge you to try something completely different! This asparagus and zucchini pizza is packed with fresh lemon flavor, which compliments the garlic ricotta cheese base nicely. There are so many flavors going on in this pizza, your taste buds will go crazy. The asparagus is boiled before, so it is nice and tender. You can add other vegetables as toppings if you would like, but it also tastes great with the asparagus and zucchini […]

Creamy Beet and Feta Dip

Beets offer an earthy, refreshing and unique flavor that more recipes should take advantage of. While it’s not common to have them appear as the main ingredient of a dish, this dip offers a great example of why that ought to happen more often. The feta cheese provides a great flavor and texture to complement the beets, which can be either roasted or bought pre-cooked. Creamy Beet and Feta Dip Recipe Ingredients 1 1/2 cups cooked beets 1/2 cup feta […]

Blueberry Pancakes

Pancakes are everyone’s favorite Sunday breakfast. I love to add fresh fruit, chocolate chips, and even granola into my batter for a fun twist. This time, I used fresh blueberries and blended them right into the batter! For an extra special treat, you could add white chocolate chips right into the batter. Blueberry Pancake Recipe Ingredients ½ cup fresh blueberries 1 large egg 1 cup whole grain pancake mix 1/3 cup milk 1 tsp. vanilla Instructions In your Magic Bullet […]

Pomegranate Glazed Lamb Shanks

If you’re tired of the usual chicken-beef-pork routine, here’s an easy recipe to mix things up. Lamb shanks are inexpensive and make a delicious, rich, different-but-not-too-crazy meal. Braising them in pomegranate juice and honey provides a delicious sweet-and-sour sauce that is just perfect over couscous. The sauce comes together easy in the Magic Bullet, and I bet your family will be surprised at just how easy it is to devour something a little different. Pomegranate Glazed Lamb Shank Recipe Ingredients […]