Posts Tagged ‘Vegan-Friendly’

Pina Colada Smoothie {Frozen Treat Week}

Friday, July 26th, 2013

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The final treat I’m sharing in honor of Frozen Treat Week is a real doozy.

In keeping with the other two healthy treats I’ve shared for this event (3-Minute Easy Cherry-Chocolate Sorbet and Almost-Instant Healthy Mint Chocolate Chip Soft Serve), today’s treat is equally healthy. And every bit as delicious.

I’m not even kidding when I say that last summer I don’t think I touched a carton of ice cream once because of this smoothie. And that’s not to say that I didn’t crave ice cream. (more…)

Smoky Lentils with Pomegranate + Mint

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

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In law school I had a friend who claimed that he had a real archenemy, superhero-style.

As in, Batman vs. The Joker or Superman vs. Lex Luther.

And he was serious. He said they’d glower at each other every time they had the misfortune of crossing each other’s path, each secretly plotting and scheming terrible things against the other. Not so much violent things, more like things to mind-manipulate or humiliate each other.

Bizarre? Maybe. But I’ll admit that law school tends to foster a little bit of bizarre the way a hot day fosters the desire for a cold beverage. Perhaps par for the course is a better way of putting it.

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Salted Coconut Caramel Sauce {Paleo}

Friday, April 19th, 2013

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I know you’re going to see this caramel and think I’m a liar.

You’ll think it was made with naughty things heavy cream, white sugar, and bricks of butter. (more…)

Healthy Peanut Butter, Banana, and Honey Milkshake

Monday, February 18th, 2013

Healthy Peanut Butter, Banana, and Honey Milkshake

One of my favorite family traditions is every winter we snowbird down to Florida for a couple weeks of vacation. We are Disney fanatics, the whole lot of us (well, maybe aside from Mike, who claims that he goes for my sake…but when we’re there he seems to be enjoying the food and merriment for his own sake as well, lol), so the bulk of our time gets spent there. (Last year I posted about the afternoon tea we had at The Grand Floridian.)

We have a few favorite places where we always eat in each Disney theme park; at Hollywood Studios one of our favorites is 50’s Prime Time Café. They serve classic American comfort food (think pot roast, meatloaf, fried chicken, and chicken pot pie) in a 50’s atmosphere. To further add to the ambiance, the waitress has you call her “Mom” and scolds you if you put your elbows on the table or if you don’t finish your veggies.

We didn’t end up going to Florida this year, so our Disney time was out; I was recently craving a really thick, old-fashioned milkshake like what they serve there. There are two flavors in particular that I’m really crazy about: chocolate peanut butter cup and peanut butter and jelly. Peanut butter is definitely the common denominator. (more…)

The Ultimate Mock “Tuna” Salad {Vegetarian}

Friday, March 30th, 2012

When I think of tuna, I think of being a kid.  Of schooltime lunches:  cold sandwiches packed by my mom or hot melts with cheese.  Of the multitude of casseroles my mom used to make (so many casseroles!); I remember two in particular:  a creamy one with peas and toast, and a crispy one topped with potato chips and brown sugar (they really did taste so much better than they sound).  I think of summertime, picnics and parties, and cold tuna pasta salad.  I love tuna, and for me, it’s just one of those foods that has a million memories attached to it. (more…)

Two-Bean Vegetable Soup

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

We’ve all had days when there doesn’t seem to be enough time to do anything; the workout goes on hold, all thoughts of makeup fly out the window (ha — who am I kidding?  This is almost every day!), and even eating gets back-burnered.  The end of the day rolls around and there’s half an hour to dinner; you’re famished and looking for some quick dinner inspiration…here it is! (more…)

Carrot Cake Oatmeal

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

Carrot Cake Oatmeal

Special days require cake for breakfast, like birthdays or holidays.

Other days (you know those cold, dark, or stormy winter days), the allure of cake for breakfast is the only thing that will get you out of bed in the morning.

Either way, cake for breakfast should be embraced instead of frowned upon. After all, cake can be healthy, right? (more…)

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