One Hour Pasta Sauce! No Cans Allowed!

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Pin It Today is a rainy New York day. The sky is grey and yet I am gloriously happy. However, that is NOT the way my morning started out at all. I still have the sniffles from this cold I’ve been fighting off all week. I tossed and turned all night worried about a myriad […]

10 MINUTE MEALS: SHRIMP PHO W/ ZUCCHINI NOODLES

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Pin It 10 MINUTE MEALS: SHRIMP PHO W/ ZUCCHINI NOODLES I don’t always have the time or the energy to cook a full meal. I just don’t. At times like these I look for quick one-pot meals to make with what’s in the fridge. Last night I had zucchini, onions (green and white), Shrimp, cilantro, […]

DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE: WATER KEFIR

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Pin It WATER KEFIR Full disclosure — I hadn’t heard of water kefir before about a month ago. I use to buy regular Milk Kefir from time to time because I knew how great a probiotic it is. But, I hated buying it because I rarely got through a container before it went bad. In […]

LAVENDER VODKA

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Pin It LAVENDER VODKA My adventures with Limoncello started me down a very deep rabbit hole of flavored Vodkas. I looked at so many recipes and ideas, but when the time came for my next adventure it was a no brainer: Lavender. I LOVE LAVENDER. And with good reason… the smell alone will relax me […]

LIMONCELLO – PART ONE

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Pin It HOMEMADE LIMONCELLO I love Italian food… real Italian food with all the fresh vegetable, olives, tomatoes, and fresh herbs. I remember going into these tiny cafes in Florence and seeing the herbs being chopped or dough being hand rolled right in front of me. It reminded me of being in my mother’s kitchen, […]

HOW TO FOLD DIM SUM

Pin It HOW TO FOLD POT STICKERS AND WONTONS When I lived in NYC my girlfriends and I would go to this amazing Dim Sum House in Chinatown call Jing Fong. It is this MASSIVE warehouse of a place with hundreds of seats, steaming carts whizzing by, and super long lines of people waiting outside […]

FIRE CRACKER EDAMAME

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Pin It FIRECRACKER EDAMAME Are you looking for a simple Asian inspired side dish for dinner? Are you vegan or vegetarian and looking for a new twist on edamame… if so, then this spicy dish will make your day. I love edamame because I can boil them, throw them into fried rice or a salad. […]

LAVENDER DREAM COCKTAIL

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Pin It LAVENDER DREAM COCKTAIL Let’s get this out of the way first. Lavender Dream is a cocktail… an alcoholic cocktail. So, NO it is NOT healthy, but it is DELICIOUS!! So, yes this definitely falls squarely in the 20% category of my 80/20 rules. So with that…. Let the fun begin! After finishing undergrad […]

VEGAN THAI ICE TEA

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Pin It HOMEMADE THAI ICE TEA A few weeks ago I was out at girl’s night with friends. We were ordering take out from our local joint that sells Thai and Chinese food. And there it was, gleaming at me from the menu, my favorite drink: Thai Ice Tea. I could see it… that delicious […]

8 Minute Chop and Drop Meal: Rosemary Chicken Pasta

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Pin It 8 min meal: Rosemary Chicken Pasta It’s been a long time since I blogged….like a LONG TIME. Nearly a year I think. Le Sigh. But, sadly not because I haven’t been making meals or writing blog posts, but simply put: they never made it online. The time it takes to edit pictures, video, […]

FOOD OF THE DAY: SHIRATAKI NOODLES

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Pin It FOOD OF THE DAY: SHIRATAKI NOODLES I LOVE pasta. It’s an easy to make and can be either a side or main dish. What I don’t love is the blood sugar spike it gives me. Over the years I have tried several brands of lower carb options but, finally I found a NO […]