Spring is around the corner and that means summer is coming, and so is the need for cool, refreshing appetizers that taste great and look so pretty. Ok, ok, I'm pushing the season. But I had this shrimp-pineapple appetizer when I was in Antigua last month and it was so darn delicious and simple . . .
So what's the Whole 30? It's a 30-day clean eating plan that eliminates all dairy, grains and sugar from your diet. It's a way to truly detox without taking any supplements or doing anything except limiting your diet. It's also meant to change your relationship with food so you can look at it more . . .
Who doesn't like an easy recipe that tastes delicious and is actually good for us? And who doesn't have favorite recipes? While I'm away at school, I thought I'd share the links to some of my favorite recipes. Because I'm sure many new year resolutions have been made to eat more healthfully or lose . . .
It's been about six weeks since I began detoxing on The Whole 30 program, which eliminates sugar, dairy and grains as options. I mean, they are gone, gone gone from my diet. And so has much of the joy of eating. Let's take coffee. I loved my two big cups of morning coffee, each with a slug of half . . .
There I stood in my kitchen, churning butter. Well, not really churning it. I was actually clarifying it to remove milk solids --the dairy portion of butter. You might know clarified butter as ghee, used in many Indian recipes. You can buy it in health food stores, but it's pricey. I had a few . . .
Treat your dog to some yummy mutt meatballs this week! Riley goes to an integrative vet who noticed that his fur seemed dry and so was his nose. "In Chinese medicine, those are symptoms of a blood deficiency that can be treated with diet," she told us. She said that blood tonifying foods include . . .
It's summer. Maybe your garden is overflowing with tomatoes. Or your neighbors just brought you a bagful. Or you haven't yet used the tomatoes you bought at the grocery. Never fear. I have the absolute easiest and yummiest thing to do with all those tomatoes and that is this. My world-famous . . .
Absolutely no one likes to slave for hours over a hot stove or oven in the summertime, including me. I'm sure you agree. And with the abundance of colorful, ripe produce available now, there's no need to. Tasty easy summer recipes are just a few easy steps away. What's even better is that they are . . .
My friend, Jane, made a delicious tapenade recipe for St. Patrick's Day and then left town the next day, leaving us the leftovers. How lucky were we?! And you're lucky, too, because I'm going to share Jane's tapenade recipe with you today. It's super-easy and a great appetizer for any . . .
PASTEI DE NATA This traditional Portuguese tart is something I learned this month while in Portugal. And OMG how delicious and easy to make! INGREDIENTS 1 packet puff pastry (500g) or 15 prepackaged phyllo mini-cups 8 oz milk 3 Tablespoons plain flour or 2 Tablespoons corn starch 6 oz granulated . . .