1 October 2014

Coconut Oil & Almond Milk Coffee

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So I have to tell you about my new favorite beverage… Coconut Oil & Almond Milk Coffee! Yesterday I couldn’t believe it when Dr. Oz recommended drinking coffee with the new superstar of healthy fats, coconut oil to help get rid of “foggy brain.” My husband has been harassing me for weeks to try his “Bulletproof” inspired coffee mixed in a blender with butter and coconut oil, supposedly a miracle combination for improved enegry and focus. Very Paleo! I wanted to find an acceptable way to get coconut oil in me somehow for its health benefits but just couldn’t do it… the thought of downing butter and oil in the morning made me gag. Continue reading »

19 September 2014

Almond Crusted Chicken

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I have to say I rarely use a recipe that’s not my own more than once, but I’ve made this Almond Crusted Chicken dish adapted from Dr. Mark Hyman’s Almond-Flax Crusted Chicken recipe at least 100 times and each time it disappears so fast I can barely grab a piece for myself! Whenever I ask my kids what they want for dinner, the answer is inevitably “Almond Chicken!” For a dishl that’s gluten and dairy free, low-carb and incredibly healthy,  it is surprisingly good!!! Continue reading »

17 September 2014

Tangerine Creamsicle Frozen Custard

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If you have an obsession with Shake Shack’s Frozen Custard and love Orange Creamsicles, you are going to devour this Tangerine Creamsicle Frozen Custard! Forget ice cream, gelato and frozen yogurt… nothing compares to frozen custard’s  smooth, silky creaminess and nothing comes closer to an Orange Creamsicle’s creamy center. I could have used oranges for this recipe of course, but I happen to have a bag of gorgeous, bright orange tangerines on hand. This frozen custard recipe is a great base for any flavor. Next up… salted caramel!

Keep in mind… frozen custard does not freeze to a harder consistency like ice cream so ‘s it’s best eaten out of a cup as opposed to a cone. 

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19 May 2014

Finally! The Best Margarita Recipe Ever!

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I did it!!!! Finally! The Best Margarita Ever! The thing is, there are so many different recipes online all giving different proportions of ingredients and they all claim to be authentic! I tried at least a dozen, but none came close to my favorite margarita at Bar Taco, in Wesport CT. I gave up in frustration, but the other day as I was driving my kids to dance (what can I say, I am always thinking about margaritas), the correct proportions came to me like that! Continue reading »

18 March 2014

Low-Carb Corned Beef Hash

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This Low-Carb Corned Beef Hash is a great way to use up leftover corned beef from St. Patrick’s Day.

It occurred to me the last time I roasted cauliflower, that the tastiest bites were the smaller, more crispy pieces and that these nicely browned pieces could easily take the place of roasted potatoes in a corned beef hash if chopped finely enough. I made this for breakfast this morning and it was pretty incredible… I challenge you to tell the difference between potatoes and cauliflower in this recipe! Continue reading »