Archive | December, 2013

My Simple Green Juice – A Holiday Cleanse!

29 Dec

Trying not to over indulge during the holidays is NOT EASY.  We’ve all been there (at least once a year ;-). But it IS EASY to bounce back.  So dust off your juicer and get to it. Oh, you don’t have a juicer? Well you may just want to high tail it directly to the […]

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The Best Black Bean Dip

26 Dec

Black beans are delicious.   It’s party season.  Let’s make a dip. A bit smoky.  Quite toasty.  Savory depth.  Full on flavor. Unexpected undertones of brightness.  Smooth with a creamy bite. This black bean dip is a not short on character.  It embodies that unique snack food ability that keeps calling you back for more. I watched two grown men devour a large portion in […]

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Linzer tart – The perfect Christmas cookie

17 Dec

Christmas is so special because its all about the magic we create around ourselves and the way we choose to experience this joyful time of the year. As a child I didn’t have a clue about all the effort that went into the glorious times we had…. starting from the day we spent decking the house with dimly lit trees […]

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Pecan and cashew granola

15 Dec

Making holiday gifts this season? How about some nutritious and protein packed homemade granola?! My recipe can be adapted to suit your tastes not only by including different types of nuts and seeds but also various personal tastes in the flavoring department such as coconut, maple syrup, cinnamon, or apple butter. Try my recipe and […]

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Dublin coddle

11 Dec

Coddle – if you’re not Irish, you might be thinking, “uhhm, what is that?” That was my first reaction too…. What do you think of when you hear the word “coddle”?  Soothing a sweet little teary eyed child with some TLC? (Me too).  Another definition of the word means cooking food at just below boiling point. […]

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Holiday cupcake decorating tips

8 Dec

  ‘Tis the season! Holiday cupcakes, Christmas cookies and sweet festive treats….baked goods are the perfect gift to bring some holiday cheer to your family, friends and neighbors this season. Putting in a little extra effort to decorate your holiday treats makes an impressive difference. Of course it’s a wonderful way to get into the joyful spirit too! – pop on […]

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Velvet broccoli soup

8 Dec

If you want an easy fix to immediately improve your general well-being, switch from processed soup to homemade soup.  And start with broccoli. Everyone knows vegetables are good for you and that it’s important to eat lots of different kinds of veggies especially green ones.  But broccoli is special.  It is one of few vegetables […]

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A perfect leftover turkey sandwich

8 Dec

With or without leftover turkey from the holidays, this sandwich is amazing!  It’s a little lighter than the average leftover turkey sandwich that’s usually loaded with carbs but it still hits the spot that craves that delicious turkey sandwich holiday tradition. It’s simple and divine!  Not to mention, it’s great paired with a homemade turkey […]

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5 GREAT ways to use Turkey stock

7 Dec

  I have made a turkey every year for Thanksgiving since I was living on my own with an oven.  And, since I have been with my Irish lad, I have also made a second turkey around Christmas time.  That’s a lot of turkey!  Like 20 turkeys at least. ‘Cause you know I got a […]

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