Drinks

3 Smoothies that Won’t Wreck Your Resolutions

Am I the only one who gets starry-eyed at the prospect of a new year? Last year’s challenges seem to fade into the background—it’s a clean slate! And in the midst of that annual enthusiasm, I pinkie-swear that this will be the year I eat more fruits and vegetables, keep my closet neatly organized and practice daily 5 a.m. sun salutations (that last one…oof). Continue reading

Brunch…with Bubbles

Time to hit the bottle! No, not THAT bottle—the bottle of seltzer. Everywhere I look, I’m seeing new varieties of sparkling water on the shelves. They beckon me with tantalizing (and increasingly exotic) flavors like “golden peach,” “mountain raspberry,” “key lime” and “pomegranate sangria.” How could I not want to taste those? But how could I find a reason to buy all the flavors I’ve had my eye on? Brunch. Brunch is always the answer. This weekend I’m having some friends over to sample my small collection of upgraded bubbly water and enjoy my favorite better-than-a-restaurant recipes. If you find yourself in the same boat (as if you need a reason to make brunch), here are the dishes at the top of my list …dishes best accompanied by bubbly water.

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Top 5 Smoothies to Take Your Morning from “Oof” to “Oomph”

On those mornings when I just want to hit the snooze button forever (OK, that’s most mornings), I need something that’s going to make me feel like the rock star/superhero/professional athlete that I am (deep down inside, anyway). And I need it to take 10 minutes or less to put together since I’ve snoozed through most of breakfast time. These fruit smoothie recipes fit the bill. Continue reading

A Sangria That’s Just Peachy

Fall is just around the corner. Make the most out of these final summer days with an outdoor cookout complete with all the trimmings. That means making every kind of side salad under the sun—broccoli, macaroni, taco, pasta, cucumber, potato. To go with all that good food, we’ll be taking full advantage of summer’s bountiful fruit harvest by mixing up pitchers of summer sangrias.

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