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 […]

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 […]

Acai Berry Smoothie

Acai is one of the most popular smoothie choices right now, and I love that it’s so easy to make at home without paying an arm and a leg! My kids love the vibrant color that the smoothie makes, and I love all of the antioxidants that come with it. Just blend it up until creamy, and for added flavor and texture, top with your favorite toppings! Granola, chocolate chips, fruit, and a drizzle of honey are just some of […]

Goat Cheese, Fig and Honey Spread

  There’s something deeply satisfying about a sweet, cheese spread. The combination of complementing flavors hits all of your taste buds in just the right way. This recipe uses the Magic Bullet to blend together goat cheese, honey and dried fig for a unique spread that has both a winning flavor and texture. Goat Cheese, Fig and Honey Spread Recipe Ingredients 2/3 to 1 cup of goat cheese 3 dried figs 1 tbsp. honey (or more if you like it […]

Almond Muffins

Almonds are magical. They’re healthy, rich, tasty… and extremely versatile! Either on their own, whole or halved as a tasty topper, or, with the Magic Bullet’s help, ground into a useful mixture. This recipe mixes almond grounds into a delicious muffin that’ll satisfy any sweet tooth. Almond Muffin Recipe Ingredients 1/2 cup almonds 1/2 tsp. almond extract 1 1/2 cup flour 3/4 cup milk 1/4 tsp. cinnamon 1/3 cup Oil 1/3 cup sugar 3 tsp. baking powder Pinch of salt […]

Carrot Purée

A dip usually has word associations like, “cheesy,” “creamy,” or “heavy.” It’s rare that those associations ever wander into the territory of “healthy” or “light,” but it’s guaranteed that after you’ve tasted this carrot purée dip, you’ll have no idea why that is. This recipe uses the Magic Bullet to blend carrot and a little bit of spice to create a magical veggie dip you’ll be serving over and over again.   Carrot Purée Recipe Ingredients 2 cups carrots 1/2 […]

Scrambled Egg Salad (Insalata Pontormo)

Scrambled. Egg. Salad. I know it’s weird. But, hey, 2016 has been a weird year, so just roll with it.   I’ve been on a quest lately for new ways to make salad a satisfying dinner. And while farro salad is my great love, you can’t actually eat farro every night. Trust me. I’ve tried. Plus, sometimes the Whole Foods bulk bin section is out of farro, and then, seriously, you need another plan.   That’s what led me to […]

Mini Carrot Pancake Muffins

They always say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day right? But we all know how hard it is to make sure you eat breakfast, especially when you have to get the kids out the door early in the morning, while accomplishing everything else on that morning to do list! That’s why I love the idea of making breakfast ahead of time so that I can grab it and be out the door. These breakfast muffins are not […]

Chickpea Soup

  Chickpeas are hearty, warm, earthy and healthy, but undeservedly, we rarely see them act as the main flavor or ingredient in their own dish. That all changes now. Thanks to this simple recipe, the chickpea is given center stage in a light soup that’ll warm you on the coldest winter day. Chickpea Soup Recipe Ingredients 1 can chickpeas 1/2 chopped red onion 1 tbsp. olive oil 1 tsp. garlic powder 1 tsp. cumin Splash of lemon juice 4 cups […]

Perfect Spicy Green Beans

For me, one of the keys to eating healthy at home is having a lot of simple, adaptable techniques for making flavor-filled vegetable sides. Don’t get me wrong – I love the more elaborate dishes, too – but if you’re going to sustain a lifestyle of cooking and eating healthfully, then you need to be able to easily make vegetables the star of your meal. And when I need to get a simple, healthy dinner on the table fast, I […]