March is National Nutrition Month! Much like the world of fashion, nutrition trends come and go throughout the years. However as the public’s hunger for nutrition knowledge grows, the trends seem to be getting healthier and healthier. For instance, last year we saw the rise of quinoa and kale along with Paleo and gluten-free diets. While those picks still remain hot for the year ahead, let’s take a look at 2014’s top 10 new nutrition trends.
Grab your hurricane glasses and throw on your Mardi Gras beads…it’s time to celebrate Festival season! Here are 4 yummy cocktail recipes that you can whip up for your friends to enjoy this fun holiday. Laissez les bons temps rouler!
It’s me again with some real food for thought! Last Wednesday was National Cherry Pie Day and, in honor of such a special holiday, I wanted to share an equally special recipe with you! Truth be told I’m a huge dessert enthusiast and a lover of baking in general, and pies happen to be one of my favorite things to create in the kitchen. But as anyone who’s ever baked a pie can tell you, creating a moist filling and a perfectly golden brown lattice crust top is an art that can really take time … more time (or patience) than I have when my belly starts to rumble! That’s why I’m here to share with you what is arguably the easiest, quickest and most insanely delicious alternative to a traditional cherry pie: Cherry Dump Cake! Deceive you not, this easier than pie recipe (see what I did there?) is made with a mere 4 ingredients and requires only that you know how to, you guessed it, dump everything in one pan! So grab your sweet tooth and enjoy!
As the weather begins to show subtle signs that we’re finally (and hopefully!) moving into a new season, I start to load up my spring food arsenal with new, delicious recipes that I can whip up quickly! As I’ve mentioned before, I love to host parties and generally find any excuse I can to have people over. Well, believe it or not, today is National Tortilla Chip Day so that gives me exactly the excuse I need to get the girls together and make some of my own favorite dips! Of course, when it comes to last-minute fetes I’m certainly not knocking the “just pop a few frozen pizzas in the oven and go” method, but I do find that it’s so much more enjoyable as the host(ess) when what you serve is what you create. And that’s why I love DIPS (aka anything that requires you to use more food, instead of a fork, to get it in your mouth)! Easy, fresh and fun, there are a bajillion different recipes out there that’ll satisfy just about any palate and below are a few faves that I just keep coming back to. Enjoy and happy celebrating!
Valentine’s Day is one of the best holidays to celebrate with those you love! If you’re single, don’t be discouraged by couples smooching and sharing awkward PDA on VDay. This holiday is for everyone, whether you’re celebrating with your honey, girlfriends, or family check out these delicious cocktail recipes that will surely set you up for a sweet celebration.
It’s the first month of the new year. A time to focus on new beginnings, goals and health. It also happens to be National Hot Tea Month. What better time to celebrate than during this time of extremely cold temperatures? The drop in temperature can do a number on your body, which is why I’ve rounded up soothing tea remedies to alleviate and prevent common winter ailments. From cold prevention to beauty boosters, give these hot teas a try.
Happy New Year! January is the time for fresh starts, resolutions… and National Soup Month! If you’re like me, your New Year’s resolution probably includes something about your health, so what better way to celebrate than with 7 days of soup?
Hooray, the holiday season is finally here, it’s time to celebrate and enjoy a drink or two! With so many parties coming up, it can be tough to watch your calorie intake and too easy to overindulge in super sugary holiday themed cocktails. Thankfully, I’m here to tell you to throw calorie caution to the wind because you can enjoy low-cal and ridiculously delicious cocktails at your next event. Here are three holiday drink recipes.