My girl recently turned 13, and we celebrated all weekend long with a few of her favorite things - iced cookies, chocolate cake, and CPK, to name a few.
Mom also celebrated this milestone with a delicious Paloma cocktail! It is appropriately pink for my sweet no-so-much-a-baby-anymore-girl.
Here's the recipe:
2 oz. tequila
4 oz. fresh grapefruit juice
1 oz. fresh lime juice
Grapefruit sparkling water (such as Spindrift)
Rub a lime wedge around the outer rim of a glass and dip in pink Himalayan sea salt. Combine the first three ingredients in a cocktail shaker, fill with ice and shake that puppy UP! Pour over ice, top with sparkling water, garnish with lime and/or grapefruit slices.
Cheers to having a teenager in house! Enjoy! XO
The weather is warming up, and that always gets me thinking of dining out on patios and enjoying some cocktails!
I love a good margarita, but the mixes that restaurants use are often a bit too sweet for my taste. Here's a simple recipe for a delicious and refreshing margarita. No store-bought mix required!
2 oz. tequila
1 oz. triple sec
2 oz. fresh squeezed lime juice
Rub a lime wedge around the outer rim of a glass and dip in kosher salt. Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker, fill with ice and shake shake shake!! Pour margarita over ice, garnish with lime and enjoy! XO
We are trying a new food cycle in the FASTer Way VIP this month, and low carb for us meat-eaters on Fridays during Lent has proven to be a bit of a challenge! But you know I'm always up for a challenge :)
Edamame is a great plant-based protein source, and when you toss it in olive oil and season with some sea salt, it is a really delicious snack!
In addition to being a good source of protein, edamame contains all 9 essential amino acids, which help us to build muscle and boost our immune function. It is also a good source of fiber (always a plus!!), folate (good for our blood vessels), vitamin K (good for heart and bone health), calcium (good for our bones, heart, muscles and nerves) and magnesium (also good for our bones, heart and muscles).
Those little beans definitely pack a big healthy punch!! Here's how I make them:
1/2 cup frozen shelled edamame
1 tsp. olive or avocado oil
Sea salt, to taste
Pre-heat air fryer. Toss edamame in oil and air fry at 400 degrees for about 4-5 minutes, or until a little brown and toasty. If you don't own an air fryer, you can spread edamame on a sheet pan and roast in the oven at 425. Season with salt and ENJOY! XO
Food is fuel.
I love to cook and bake recipes that incorporate healthy whole foods and those nutritious macro and micronutrients into our daily diets. I also like to make treats though, because let's face it, everyone loves a good sweet now and then! My favorite part about cooking, though, is sharing my latest recipes with others. ENJOY! XO