Tequila Ginger Cocktail Recipe


Dear Diary,

We’ve all been going a mile a minute and have been fighting off sickness, (cold season, what?!) so what better way to cut loose and boost your immunity than a tequila ginger infused cocktail?! Perfect logic to me! I know, I know… not sure it’s FDA approved to cure you, but let’s all just go with it…

I love being busy, but sometimes I just feel like I take too much on and am just barely keeping my head above water. It’s like they say, “Be like a duck. Calm on the surface, but paddling like the dickens underneath.” – Michael Caine (I find this especially fitting for me since I am a duck. No really… I went to the University of Oregon. Go Ducks!) 

Now that it’s Friday, you bet your bottom dollar I’m going to indulge in some happy hour… Cheers to the weekend! #TGIF

Immunity boosting cocktail

How cute is GINGER as a garnish?! This one sort of looked like the state of California!

Tequila Ginger Cocktail Recipe


  • 2 slices peeled fresh ginger (1/4 inch thick)
  • A couple mint leaves (fresh)
  • 1 oz silver Tequila (Casamigos Tequilaif you have it! Shameless plug for SFG Lauren’s company. Cheers to the owner, George Clooney’s recent marriage! And then cry uncontrollably in the darkest corner of your closet…)
  • 1/2 oz grand marnier
  • 1/2 tsp fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 cup ice cubes
  • 1/4 cup ginger beer

Shake, shake, shake! And then, ENJOY!


May 10th – Salmon Makes Bathing Suit Season Bearable


Dear Diary,

I have bathing suit-scarestheshitoutofme-itis…not sure the condition is actually recognized by the medical field, but its symptoms are pretty dire. The only thing that seems to calm my nerves is a bottle of wine and I’m not sure consuming massive amounts of alcohol fixes the problem or starts another.

See, whenever I come in close proximity to my bathing suit, I panic…like really panic. I start planning my extreme diet: lean protein, celery and lettuce….lots of lettuce. Convincing myself that this summer, THIS summer will be different; my bathing suit and I will enjoy our time together. But then 11:00AM hits and I’m starving…I need carbs, in the form of tortilla chips.

I usually rationalize my intake of salt and processed corn on my “low blood sugar,” but I’ve decided to take responsibility and be an adult about. Let’s take this one step at a time and start with dinner.

Tonight, I’m turning to the miracle food, salmon, as so proclaimed by Madonna for its anti-aging properties, Zooey Deschanel for helping her 20-lbs weight loss and basically consumed by every non-vegan celebrity that goes on a “diet.” (I’m sure Madonna had a little more help in the anti-aging department than salmon, but that’s neither here nor there)

Now, I’m sure the celebrity chefs, steam it and squeeze some lemon on it and call it a masterpiece. But this Midwest girl requires something called flavor when eating a meal. There is only so much steaming one can take, before she says duck it and eats a pint of ice cream(true story)…So I’m relying on this simple, easy and tasty marinade to make my healthy journey a little less painful.

Soy Marinade

¼ cup soy sauce

¼ cup Mirin

2 tbsp unseasoned rice vinegar

2 teaspoons of seasame oil

2 tbsp green onions

1 ½ tbsp minced fresh ginger

Whisk together

 Pour over 6oz of salmon (double the marinade, if cooking more) let it marinate in the refrigerator for at least an hour.

Then, set your oven to broil and cook for 7- 9 minutes. If you are lucky enough to have a grill, I’m jealous and that’s also an excellent way to cook salmon. Bon appetite!




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