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Grilled Zucchini, Corn, and Beet Quinoa Salad with Lime Dressing

This grilled zucchini, corn, and beet quinoa salad is colorful, nutritious, and the perfect side dish for summer barbecues and picnics   Zucchini and corn season has returned! What ever are we to do? Lettuce grill them! <- Get it? I’m a riot on Mondays. …and while we’re at it, lettuce grill up some beets …

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Zesty Fruit Salad with Coconut Milk and Basil

Heyo! How was your weekend?! It’s been a one-thing-after-the-other kind of life lately – just the way I like it. Last Wednesday, I hopped on a flight due East, and joined many amazing bloggers for a Tour de Sabra’s Factory in Richmond, Virginia. I’ll give you a full recap soon, but for now, let’s just …

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Ginger Margaritas (Naturally Sweetened)

Refined sugar-free ginger margaritas are a lower sugar cocktail recipe that is zesty, refreshing, and a healthier option. When I think of margaritas, the memories that come to mind are long bus rides with my high school track team, singing Margaritaville by Jimmy Buffet at the top of our drunkest possible voices, adding “SALT! SALT! SALT!,” …

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Strawberry Rhubarb Mint Mojitos

Strawberry Rhubarb Mint Mojitos. < – Use them to cheers all things in life. Cheers! To the big things in life, like family, friends, health, green vegetables, and really great chocolate. To the little things in life like day drinking at the beach, sweet potato noodles, cats with great dividends, and figuring things out along …

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Carrot Noodles with Ginger-Lime Peanut Sauce

Carrot Noodles with Ginger-Lime Peanut Sauce makes for a healthful side dish or main entrée when you add protein. An amazing grain-free option for those who enjoy a whole food diet, these veggie noodles are loaded with flavor, are easy to make, and are absolutely delicious! Have you ever made carrot noodles? For the life …

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Mint Mojito Smoothie

Mint Mojito Smoothie is bangarang.  Three days deep into daylight savings, folks! Have you broken out your sarong, Ray Bans, patio furniture, and margarita glasses? One extra hour of daylight and already I’m fantasizing about laying on the beach with my snorkel mask on and cocktail in-hand. Except by “laying,” I mean “riding,” by “beach,” …

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Cranberry Sauce with Ginger and Maple

Homemade Cranberry Sauce with Ginger and Maple is a healthier recipe perfect for your Thanksgiving feast! This delicious cranberry sauce recipe is easy to make and so flavorful! Last week, my mom and I were sitting in a Sri Lankan restaurant planning Thanksgiving dinner, and I was being a bit of a pill.  She’s nodding …

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Heirloom Tomato & Avocado Farro Salad with Mint-Lime Dressing

It pains me to say the summer is coming to an end. During these last days of sunshine (who’m I kidding, it’s always sunny in California…and Philadelphia), hot days and meals from the grill, I’m wringing out cool, crisp, refreshing salads before trading them in for comforting crock pot stews and roasts. Farro, among many …

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Mojito Smoothie & A Cookbook Update!

It’s as though winter never really surfaced here on the west side. It poked its head up once or twice and was immediately shooed away by sunshine. This season has been uncharacteristically dry and warm for California, a contrast from my years and years of heavy winter shoveling, power outages, slips on ice, and bluebird …

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