This Yogis Breakfast

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Dear Diary,

This Yogis Breakfast is all vegan protein and all kinds of delicious…the perfect breakfast for a lazy and rainy Sunday morning in NYC…so healthy, so good! You all know that I’m a yoga lover– my Sunday morning routine usually consists of a hot yoga session followed by an epic brunch… but this morning, I’m feeling exhausted… and the bad weather is the perfect excuse to stay in bed for just a little longer.  With some extra time on my hands, I wanted to make something hearty, delicious and of course healthy.

I woke up, made this in about 8 minutes flat, and went right back to bed… haha … and in about 3 hours, I will be having breakfast # 2: aka eggs, avocado, and smoked salmon… sounds like a good plan, right?  Well here’s the recipe if you want to give it a go!

HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED/ HERE’S WHAT YOU DO

Boil 1/4 cup of steel cut oats in 3/4 water and 1/4 unsweetened vanilla almond milk

when the steel cut oats are soft and ready to eat, take off the heat and add a half a scoop of Vega One Nutritional Shake “French Vanilla” protein powder

on top: add blueberries, raspberries, chia seeds and bee pollen… or whatever else you have around ;)

HERE’S WHY

steel cut oats: less processed and lots of fiber… oatmeal is the perfect carb to start your day

blueberries: antioxidants, DUHR

chia seeds: omega-3 and antioxidants

bee pollen: hypo-allergenic, sweet and natural energy boost! ** I also suffer from seasonal allergies, so this local NY bee pollen will help my body fight against the elements!

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Enjoy your lazy Sunday and eat up right!

Rose Apple Crisps

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Dear Diary,

Well, don’t these little roses look divine…ly tasty? Valentine’s Day calls for a little bit of flair when it comes to entertaining, if we do say so ourselves… Enter Rose Apple Crisps! These are the perfect little morsel to put out during a party, a Galentine’s get-together, or- if you’re anything like me- just to have around. They’re delicious and Instagram-ready, what’s not to love?

We’re sending you a little love of our own, darlings, in the form of this amazing apple crisp recipe. Want to make your girlfriends jealous of your #wifey skills? Let us tell you all of my secrets… because we can tell you, it’s a lot easier than it looks!

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WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 2 red apples
  • half a lemon
  • 3 cup of water
  • cinnamon
  • 1 puff pastry
  • apricot preserve

WHAT YOU DO:

  • core the apples and then slice them thinly into half moons
  • add apple slices to a bowl of water with lemon and warm in the microwave for 3 minutes (this will keep the apple from yellowing, while also softening enough to bend into a rose shape)
  • drain the apples
  • in a bowl place 2 tablespoons of water with 3 tablespoons of apricot preserve and microwave for 1 minute and mix well
  • take the thawed puff pastry and put plenty of flour on it!
  • roll out until thin and then cut into 6 strips
  • spread the preserve on each one and line one of the long edges with the apple moons (over lap each apple slice and make sure the skin of the apple is facing up (off the edge of the pastry)!)
  • Add a dash of cinnamon along the pastry/apples
  • then slowly roll the pastry up until it forms into a rose!
  • place the finished rose gently into a sprayed cupcake pan mold and back for 375 for 40 minutes!  ENJOY!

And, viola! You’re now the belle of this Valentine’s Day ball. And, if we do say so ourselves, we accept this rose… seriously, gimme! ;)

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Matcha Green Tea Smoothie

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Dear Diary,

Coffee is great.  Really great.  Some might even call it a miracle drug! (that some one is me, most mornings)… But I have to say, coffee’s got NOTHING on Matcha.  Why you ask?  Well Matcha not only has a lot of the caffeine you crave, but it takes the health benefits of coffee, like antioxidants, to a whole other level…  Matcha Green Tea’s health benefits include high fiber, loads of necessary vitamins, and tons of antioxidants.  What set’s Matcha apart from other green tea’s is that it comes in powder form–  To keep fresh, store it in your fridge, and just add a spoonful to hot or cold water!  Matcha Green Tea has a bright and sweet flavor that’s perfect in smoothies (you can also find Matcha flavored ice cream ;))… so I decided to make a Matcha Green Tea Smoothie today to brighten this cloudy Los Angeles morning.  Try it out and let us know what you think! :)

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HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED

1 tablespoon of matcha in a cup of water (mix together before adding into smoothie)
1 ice cube
1/2 cup almond milk (unsweetened)
Packet of vanilla protein (or spoonful)
1/2 mango
Sprinkle of chia seeds (for garnish and texture)
Add more water to reduce sweetness

HERE’S WHAT YOU DO

COMBINE in a blender until smooth (DUH. :))

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This smoothie is so sweet but super healthy– but it tastes so good (like ice cream), I kind of feel a little guilty eating it first thing in the morning! LOL.. Enjoy SFG’s!  And let us know what you think!

Thirsty Thursday: Rosemary Tequila Sangria

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Dear Diary,

With Cinco de Mayo on the horizon we can’t help but think of Tequila based drinks…but why limit ourselves to margaritas? We came up with this Rosemary Tequila Sangria and we were quite taken with the results. If you want to try something with a fun twist for Cinco look no further than this recipe!

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Here what you need:

2 ounces of Casamigos Reposado

1 ounce of Lemon Juice

.5 ounce of St. German

3 dashes of Angostura Bitters

Less than an ounce of Moscato Wine

Sprig of Rosemary

Directions: Place ice in a cocktail shaker, then add tequila, lemon juice, St. German and Angostura Bitters. Shake and strain over ice in a tall Collins glass, top off with Moscato Wine. Then slap the rosemary sprig to open the oils and garnish your most delectable cocktail!!

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CHOCOLATE VALENTINE HEARTS!

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Dear Diary,

There is seriously something wrong with me.  Valentine’s day is coming up, and instead of being excited about the romance, flowers and rom-coms… my only concern is the candy.  That’s right, the question of whether I will or won’t be getting chocolate candies from my boyfriend is the only thing I’m worried about… you all know about my chocolate addiction, but this takes it to a whole other level.  Of course my sweet better-half will be getting me some sort of candy… but not wanting to risk it, I decided to take matters into my own hands and create my own chocolate treats!

Like all my recipes– I kept this one as simple and healthy as possible!  These peanut butter and hazelnut hearts covered in dark chocolate are so delicious, they didn’t last long in my home… but they’re so easy to make, I’ll make sure to make a second batch before valentine’s day!

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Making chocolate candy was not nearly as difficult as I thought!  The most important thing you need to get is a candy mold– I got this great heart shaped molds at sur la table for less than 5 bucks!

HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED:

half a bag of dark organic chocolate chips

natural peanut butter or natural hazelnut spread (I used the brand “Justin”)

And that’s it!  See… told ya it was simple!

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HERE’S WHAT YOU DO:

  • place a glass bowl over a pot of boiling water (have oven mittens close by because the bowl will be hot!)
  • place half a bag of chocolate chips in the bowl and stir until completely melted and shiny.
  • cover the edges and the bottom of the heart molds with chocolate (I used my finger in order to guarantee a smooth surface)
  • then place the mold in the freezer for 10 minutes, just to slightly harden the chocolate
  • then using a small spoon, scoop half a spoonful of peanut butter or hazelnut spread into the center of the heart (not too much so that it will not over flow)
  • then take the remainder of the melted chocolate and cover the top evenly over the filling
  • place the finished molds back in the freezer for at least 20 minutes!
  • pop out of the mold and enjoy SFG’s!!!!

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A perfectly delicious and simple way to enjoy home-made chocolate candies!  Happy Valentine’s Day!!! What are you planning to do to celebrate!  Let us know!

Holiday Drinks

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Dear Diary,

Holiday parties are in full swing and as overwhelming as this time of year can be, it also brings everyone together! Also, most of those gatherings involve food + drinks, so you know this girl will be there!

When hosting a party, it’s always fun to put a twist on an old favorite or trend. This year, copper mugs are all the rage (mostly housing Moscow Mules), but why not use an apple? Or just garnish with one! I don’t know about you, but spiced apple cider in an apple mug cup sounds pretty sweet!

It’s all in the details people! Something to put your personalized stamp on the party and set you apart from all the rest…

Need more holiday hosting tips?! We got you covered!

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INSTRUCTIONS:

* Choose large, round apples that sit level/flat on the ground. We don’t want any wobblers… (that’s for the dance floor!)

* Use a melon baller or spoon to core out the middle of the apple in a bowl shape. Make sure not to dig too deep as it will puncture through the bottom.

* Pour your desired beverage into the center and add a garnish.

* Pssst… It can be difficult to actually drink from the apple rim, so a cute paper straw always works wonders and adds to the cuteness factor!
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What’s your go to holiday drink?

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Stacked Apple Salad

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Dear Diary,

Happy Halloween! I don’t know about you, but I’m about to go into diabetic shock after the handfuls of Starbursts and peanut butter cups I’ve shoved into my mouth. Hey! That’s what this holiday is all about, right?! Indulging… and procrastinating until the last second to throw together a random costume and even you’re not sure what you’re supposed to be…

Unfortunately, this year I have lots of candy tempting me. I typically can avoid it because I don’t have any trick or treaters come to my door because in LA most people live in apartments and even though we’re in a townhouse we are hidden from the street so no one comes a knockin’… Except for that’s not entirely true…

Last year, Tommy and I stayed in and while we were enjoying a quiet dinner at home we heard a group of kids come through and because we don’t get trick or treaters we didn’t have any candy to give them! We froze. We actually hid until they left. I felt like such a bad person for it, but I wasn’t about to hand over my favorite soup packets or cake mix… And let’s be real giving them our spare set of toothbrushes (everyone has experienced knocking on the door of a dentist and then immediately regretting it) would just make them hate us more than they already did for holding out on the candy that we didn’t have.

When they left we turned our porch lights off for fear we would disappoint more kiddos. Gosh, we’re really terrible people.  But, come on! How was I supposed to know there’d be a ninja kid who happened to venture down a dark back alley that is our front porch?! So this year I came prepared! I bought bags of candy only to find myself binging on all the chewy deliciousness. Oops. I did it again. (That’s it! I got it! I could be Britney Spears for Halloween! But vintage Brit. The good years. I miss those days…) Sorry for the tangent. But really guys, what should I be?!

Stacked-Apple-Salad-Skinny-Fat-Girl-Diary-10190.jpgSo since I needed something of nutritional value besides fistfuls of candy corn (that’s my man’s fav!) I decided to make an adorable little stacked salad that still gave me that pop of something sweet I so desperately desired without all the processed sugar. And apple has become a theme lately so add this recipe to the list!

INGREDIENTS:

* Apple (I used honey crisp)

* Arugula

* Jicama

For the DRESSING:

(I don’t measure this, just add amounts until you get the taste and consistency you like)

* Extra Virgin Olive Oil

* Balsamic Vinegar

* Dijon Mustard

* Pine Nuts

*Shaved Parmesan (only need a tad)

* Lemon Juice

* Pepper

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How To:

* Thinly slice the jicama and apple. Core out the seeds of the apple.

* Place the smallest apple slice on the plate.

* Add the jicama + small handful of arugula.

* Then repeat with the apple slice, jicama, arugula until you completed the entire apple. (basically put it back together)

* Mix up your dressing and drizzle over the top of your apple tower!

Happy Halloween SFGs! How do you curb your sweet tooth?!

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Mac + “Cheese”

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Dear Diary,

After a very glutenous vacation in Peru (Check out our Instagram #SFGinPeru for some pretty snaps!) I’ve been trying to be better in the health food department. If you have any question that I’m exaggerating let me just say that for Tommy’s birthday I treated us to a 29 course meal. Yes, you heard me correctly… 29! And I may or may not have mistaken tomato infused butter for tuna. And ate it. All. However, the only thing I truly regret was brushing my teeth that night. I wish that flavor could live on my tastebuds for eternity. (Sigh.)

Needless to say, we’ve been doing our best to eat clean since we’ve been home. I’ve been recalling all my favorite healthy, yet filling dishes and whipping them up like the domestic goddess I sometimes pretend to be. This recipe in particular is one of my favorites because it’s comfort food made healthy. It’s a recipe I picked up from my girlfriend Abby over at Hummingbird Pilates (with a slight variation). It’s vegan and gluten-free, but has the hearty taste of a family comfort food classic. It’s Mac + “Cheese” and I’d say it’s just as good as the real thing! Don’t believe me?! Try it, I dare you!

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Squash Mac ‘n “Cheese”

Ingredients:

  • 1 Butternut squash (Or substitute for canned pumpkin)
  • EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil)
  • 1 tbsp Coconut oil
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened & unflavored Almond milk
  • 1 tbsp Cornstarch
  • 6 tbsp Nutritional yeast
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/4-3/4 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp Onion powder
  • 1 tbsp Fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2-1 tsp Salt + Pepper (to taste)
  • 4 servings Brown Rice Macaroni
  • (Optional: Veggies. I like to mix in fresh spinach!)

1. Preheat oven to 425 F. Slice your butternut squash in half. Lay the halves in a dish and drizzle with EVOO and sprinkle salt and pepper to taste. Roast uncovered until tender. (Around 45 minutes)

2. To prepare the cheese sauce: Add coconut oil to a sauce pan over low-medium heat. In a medium sized bowl, whisk together milk and cornstarch. Add into saucepan and continue to whisk. Mix in remaining ingredients (nutritional yeast, mustard, garlic, lemon, salt + pepper) and stir until all the ingredients fuze together and start to thicken up.

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3. In a separate saucepan, cook your brown rice macaroni until tender.

4. Remove your butternut squash from oven and scoop out the center (1 cup) adding it to your food processor or blender. Blend the sauce with your roasted squash (if canned, just add 1 cup butternut squash or pumpkin puree into the pot with your cheese sauce).

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5. Strain and rinse your noodles and add them into the cheese pot. Mix them all together on low heat and serve.

I used the extra “cheese” sauce as a dip for veggies too!

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What’s your favorite healthy dinner recipe with a hearty feel? I need to add some more gems like this to my cook book!

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Coffee Cocktail?!

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Dear Diary,

Summer has always represented “break” to me, however not being in school anymore and in a career (wedding photography) thats busy season is summer changes all that.  I’m constantly pumping myself with caffeine to get through the day and occasionally wanting to cut loose on an off night. However, I definitely still need that coffee to keep me going, so I played with mixing the two. I’m putting a whole new meaning on coffee-aholic. If you love coconut and coffee you’ll also love Jackie’s homemade coconut popsicle float or you could check out the other time we froze coffee for the sake of beauty

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Pour coffee into ice cube trays and freeze.

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Ingredients:

* 1 oz coconut milk

* 1 oz Kahlua

* 1 oz coffee

* Frozen coffee ice cubes

* (Optional) Sprinkle of cinnamon – (But you know how we feel about this miracle metabolism booster!)

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Don’t judge me, you can also skip the Kahlua and just have it as an iced coffee! Annndddd the coffee ice cubes won’t water down your cup of joe! Cheers to that!

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Summer Salmon Tartare

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The SFGs are planning to hit the beach this weekend, and while I usually follow the mantra “be confident and flaunt what you got!” Lately, my nightly cravings for chocolate, and the many party-filled weekends of alcohol and nachos has me second guessing myself :/ I’ve been staying active– hitting the gym, doing yoga… working hard so that I feel positive and healthy inside and out!  Yet despite all my downward dogs… I’ve been sabotaging my healthy progress with some binging… So when I’m feeling doubtful, it’s time to pick myself up and take back control.  This week, I’ve tried to be more aware of what I’m eating and how much I’m eating of it… But in the spirit of still indulging, when eating out I’ve opted for one of my favorite and healthier foods: sushi.  Simple sushi has to be one of the healthiest things for you– and one of the tastiest in my opinion.  I decided to bring my love for sushi home with me, and create some raw fish tartare… with a spicy twist. :)

Have you had tartare before?  It’s usually made with tuna and salmon and you can find it at plenty of restaurants. It’s one of my FAVORITE THINGS to order when it’s on the menu… while it’s not considered sushi– I consider it sushi inspired :)

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It may not be pretty, but we all know that raw fish is full of nutrients, protein and antioxidants that keep us slim, our hair shiny, and our skin glowing… and now that summer’s in full swing, I realized I should save money (and put it towards happy hour :)) and instead create sushi concoctions at home!

I never knew how easy it would be!

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The toughest part of this task is hacking away at that salmon filet.  Make sure that you have a sharp knife!  I also wanted to use the best ingredients possible; so high grade salmon is key!

Chop the salmon into tiny, tiny pieces!  Then add the other ingredients!

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Here’s the recipe!  But taste-test as you go and customize to your liking:

* 1 lb. of salmon filet (skin removed)

* 2 tablespoons of sesame oil

* 1 tablespoon of soy sauce

* 1/2 teaspoon of honey

* 1 teaspoon of sriracha

* sprinkle of salt

* 1 avocado

 and/or

* cucumber slices

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Some people want to add tortilla chip for some crunch, but if you ask me, it’s not necessary…

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Mold the avocados and cucumbers into a salmon sandwich and enjoy!  The avocado/cucumber and salmon is such a killer combination!

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Here’s to delicious summer with ZERO settling!  Good food, active lives and a healthy physique!

Thirsty Thursday: The MELON DEUCE

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Dear Diary,

It’s getting close to the weekend!! And you know what that means… it’s time to grab some friends, head to the beach and enjoy a fun cocktail (with or without the alcohol).   This recipe reminds us of summer– the bright ombre colors and fresh fruit really helps make our transition from a stressful week into a leisurely weekend as easy as 1, 2, drink!  So meet up with some friends today and enjoy the melon deuce!

How did this fun, refreshing drink get its name, you ask?  Well, it all started with a little tournament known as THE US OPEN.  If your dad is anything like SFG Jackie’s, you were probably forced to be a tennis fan since birth… if not, let us enlighten you– the US Open is a Professional Tennis tournament that comes to NY at the tail end of summer.  While the court action is always super exciting, this terrific cocktail is the highlight of the week in our book!

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This recipe is simply delicious, and best part is– it’s SFG approved for bikini season.  As you guys know… looking your best this season is all about confidence!  While tweaking this recipe to make a slightly healthier cocktail may be just a small step towards achieving your sexy goals for this summer– taking control of what you put in your body always makes us feel more radiant, confident and ready to party!

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This recipe calls for lemonade– take control and make your own with stevia instead of sugar!

Here’s what you do:

make your own lemonade

10 lemons (freshly squeeze through a strainer so your juice is pulp/seed free)

1 cup of stevia (natural 0 calorie sweetener)-

2 cups of water

and mix together!

then…

2 ounces of vodka over ice

top with 1 ounce of chambord… and that’s it!

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And to make this drink even more fun, add frozen melon balls!!! All you have to do is use a small measuring spoon to scoop round, cute balls from a melon… let sit in the freezer until frozen!  They’re the perfect addition to ICE

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Enjoy SFG’s!

 

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Thirsty Thursday: Blueberry Mojito!

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Dear Diary,

Woah! This year has been flying by and I feel like I haven’t even had a moment to come up for air. “Be like a Duck. Calm on the surface, but always paddling like the dickens underneath.” I love staying busy and am always hustling, but sometimes you just need to stop and smell the liquor people! Summer calls for carefree moments with cocktails in hand. Indulge in a spontaneous happy hour! I promise you won’t regret it :) In this case I made myself one at home. (It’s still considered A cocktail if your glass is double the size right?!) My rather large mason jar sets the tone for a nice personal day.

Blueberry-Mint Mojito

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Need:

  • Handful of fresh organic blueberries (if in a pinch you can use frozen and thawed), plus garnish
  • 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons agave
  • Several fresh mint leaves, plus garnish
  • 1/4 cup (2 ounces) white rum
  • 1 cup ice
  • 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) club soda
  • Lime slice for garnish

Recipe:

  • Add blueberries, lime juice, agave and a couple mint leaves to a cocktail shaker. Use a wooden spoon or muddler to mash the mint into the mixture. This brings out the aromas from the mint, and infuses the berries into the juice.
  • Add liquor, stir, then pour over ice. Top with club soda. Use the extra berries, mint leaves and a lime slice as a garnish. I used a tooth pick to skewer them all together.

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Don’t forget the garnish… I love a little flare!

This light and refreshing cocktail will put you in a state of bliss, so turn on some Jimmy Buffet and watch your worries fade away… Plus, blueberries are packed with antioxidants so you’re basically cleansing right?!

Enjoy your Thursday! What’s your favorite summer cocktail recipe?

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NAUGHTY TO NICE: Peppermint Mocha

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Dear Diary,

It’s officially the most wonderful time of the year! The holiday season is full of some of the most delicious and decadent treats I wait all year for!  That’s including some of my holiday favorites from Starbucks… While I crave their treats like the PEPPERMINT MOCHA… I don’t often get it… between the calories and processed sugars, I’ll stick to my regular coffee thanks.

Did you know that the Starbuck’s Peppermint Mocha contains over 400 calories?  Now I’m all for indulging, but not with your coffee… here’s my recipe for a healthier twist on the classic Peppermint Mocha… and oh yeah, it’s all natural and less than half the calories… your welcome!

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START WITH A SHOT… OR TWO… OF ESPRESSO

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NEXT: CREATE A SIMPLE SYRUP

boil 1 cup of water with 1 cup of Stevia (no calorie natural sweetener), 2 tbsp of Peppermint Extract

When cool, add a couple of tablespoons to the espresso & store the rest in the fridge for another time!

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For that rich chocolate flavor, add one tablespoon of cacao!

peppermint mocha post 022Here’s where you can get creative… want to REALLY indulge?  I used all natural whipped cream as a topper & some cacao nibs for texture!

Rather skip the whip?  Just use half & half, almond or skim milk and it’s equally delicious!

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ENJOY!

Lighten up!

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Dear Diary,

With it finally starting to feel like Fall around here I’ve been loving everything pumpkin, comfort and hardy! Tis the season right?! I might have gone a bit overboard early on and have been feeling the effects of some heavy dishes, so lately my body has been especially craving light eats. It’s always good to mix it up! This healthy salad brings me back to summer and is oh so yummy – perfect to bring as a party appetizer too!

…Watermelon, Mint & (low-fat) Feta Skewers…

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1. Cube your watermelon and low-fat feta block.

2. Wash your mint leaves and pad dry.

3. Use a toothpick to skewer the watermelon, mint and finally the feta.

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 …Cucumber & Watermelon Salad…

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 Need:

* Watermelon

* Cucumber

* Olives

* Mint leaves

* (low-fat) Feta cheese

* Balsamic vinegar or vinaigrette

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This salad is equal parts watermelon and cucumber. The olives, mint, and feta are just thrown in as you like and a light drizzle of balsamic vinegar or vinaigrette to finish.

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Low Calorie Enchiladas – Dinner Party Pleaser

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foodHere’s what you need:

*Adobe Chilies

*Low-Fat Sour Cream

*Tortillas – Carb Smart (only 50 calories per tortilla)

*Salsa

*1 Can of Black Beans

*1 Can of Corn

*Package of Shredded Mexican Cheese

*Glass of Chardonnay (you deserve it)

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Directions:

Step 1. Take 1/2 cup of sour cream and chop up an Adobe Chili, mix in a bowl together. Let sit for 8 minutes

Step 2. Rinse beans and take half of the can and blend in a food processor(I love my Cuisinart)

Step 3. Rinse corn and add the can of corn, blended beans and whole beans to sour cream mixture

Step 4. Mix together and scoop about a spoonful and a half into each tortilla and roll them up, like, pictured above

Step 5. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees

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Step 6. Add salsa to the top of the enchiladas

Step 7. Take a cup and a half of cheese and sprinkle on top

Step 8. Bake for about 20-25 minutes, until cheese is golden

Serve immediately!

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Dear Diary,

“Mother” is the necessity of invention… and I find one place where that’s so true – the kitchen. Last weekend, we hosted a bachelorette party for 7 amazing ladies. We were originally going to stay in a hotel, but we really wanted it to be a warm, personal and an inexpensive trip. So, we decided to go back to the drawing board and look for a house to rent. We found this beautiful Spanish Villa – it had four bedrooms, an amazing dining room and most importantly, a well-equipped kitchen.

Growing up, my mom would always have her girlfriends over and cook these gourmet meals for her friends; bottles of wine flowed like water. I just remember a lot of crackling’ old ladies, but as I’ve gotten older (dare I say I’m now in the 25- 35 bracket) I’ve come to appreciate my mothers’ warmth and hospitality. It was Mother’s Day weekend, so a hotel stay just didn’t seem to have the personal touches I was taught growing up.

So, we have this beautiful Spanish Villa, 7 girls, lots of alcohol and let’s be real a budget…now what?! We were originally thinking pasta, because it’s simple, fast and would allow us to drink more; but I called Valorie on the eleventh hour and suggested these low calorie enchiladas. They are inexpensive, easy to make and fail proof! Also, DAMN TASTY! At the end of this dinner party there was no leftovers and the whole meal only  cost about $35.00 to make, but only because I tripled the recipe. It’s usually around $12.

The best part, if you use LaTortilla Factory Low- Carb tortillas, its around 250-285 calories per serving (2 enchiladas)! And, it’s meal you can make ahead of time and  throw in the oven when your guests come over. So all you have to focus on is pouring the wine. Cheers.

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