Low Sugar Beet Margarita

If you know me, you know my go-to summer beverage is a margarita! If you know me well, you’ve been out with me while I ask the server multiple questions about what is actually in the margarita on the menu (don’t trust the description!) and then given them my own recipe to make! I’m really not that high maintenance, but I am particular about the taste of this beverage and more importantly the after effects! Continue reading

Garbanzo Berry Cupcakes

The base for this recipe may not have been cupcakes, but with a tad more moisture and a couple of edits to these chickpea flour banana muffins you now have a successful fiber-ful cupcake. Even better, I have the easiest and most nutrient-rich ways to add patriotic color. This way you can celebrate Memorial Day and 4th of July with them!

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Lavender Lemon Bunny Cakes

You want to know what my favorite holiday is? Easter! While I don’t ever talk about religion on here, in the Catholic Church this holiday has more meaning than Christmas. I’ve also just always loved how it makes me feel with spring in the air. Without a major focus on presents as we see at Christmas (though I do love a good Easter basket), the holiday becomes more of a time to spend with family… and eat delicious food!

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Festive St. Patrick’s Day Fitness Recipes

I wrote this post for original publication on March 15, 2017 on the Newtown Athletic Club blog.

While many of you may have started celebrating this past weekend, St. Patrick’s Day is officially two days away and you can keep your celebrations lean, green and delicious without the fake food dyes, extra saturated fat, and sugar-filled boozy beverages. Continue reading

St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Colcannon

With just one week until St. Patrick’s day I am tapping in to the other side of my heritage – the Irish side! I grew up with a great sense of Irish pride in March thanks to my maternal Grandmother. Once she passed, my Mom carried on her traditions getting us white carnations with a green tint each St. Patrick’s day and having Irish baking or crafts to do, too. Past the soda bread and baked potatoes, I never ate quite as much Irish food as Italian though.

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Dairy Free Jalapeno Poppers

While my original recipe was delicious, and I have a newer protein packed stuffed hot pepper recipe too, this past weekend I made a fabulous upgrade to these poppers with a little roasted red pepper. In recent years, I would be SO over football right now since I am a New York Jets fan and Tim is a Jacksonville Jaguar fan (if you aren’t into football, they aren’t good and are never still playing at this point in the playoffs). We were extra into the final play-off games this year though and as such, threw ourselves a little football party with our favorite spicy foods. This included these poppers, some ginger almond flour crusted tofu (similar recipe here), and buffalo roasted cauliflower. Continue reading

Lentil Veggie Pot Pie with Sweet Potato Crust

This month’s Recipe Redux challenge began with quite a fun little game! In honor of closing out 2016, we were instructed to grab the nearest cookbook and turn to page 16, 21, 216 or a combo of 2-0-1-6 and redux that recipe.


Being in my kitchen when I read this, I reached for the Throwdown with Bobby Flay cookbook that my mother-in-law had gotten me years ago. While I absolutely loved that show and watch my fair share of Beat Bobby Flay these days, the cookbook has been more like decoration since we moved into our house 2 years ago! Time to dust it off and get creative! Continue reading