Month: March 2019

Enjoy Wine & Healthy Lifestyle

Enjoy Wine & Healthy Lifestyle

How to enjoy wine but still have a healthy lifestyle! Life is all about balance. I am a firm believer in eating healthy, fresh, real foods, moving my body daily and enjoying a glass of wine. After all, there are health benefits to wine! Wine 

General Food & Wine Pairing

General Food & Wine Pairing

General Food & Wine Pairing The best way to learn about food and wine pairings is to understand the basics so that you can feel empowered to do it all on your own! I always say the best wine to pair with your favorite meal 

Glowing Green Smoothie Bowl

Glowing Green Smoothie Bowl

Glowing Green Smoothie Bowl

Ingredients:

1 cup unsweetened almond milk

1 cup ice

1 scoop Vanilla Shakeology

1 cup raw spinach

¼ large banana cut into thick slices

1 medium kiwi peeled, cut into thick slices

2 Tbsp. unsweetened shredded coconut

 

Directions:

  1. Place almond milk, Shakeology, spinach, and ice in blender; cover. Blend until smooth.

 

  1. Place smoothie in a medium bowl.

 

  1. Top with banana, kiwi, and coconut; serve immediately.
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Pizza Salad

Pizza Salad

Pizza Salad Ingredients: Salad: 4 cups fresh baby arugula 4 cups chopped romaine lettuce 15- 20 fresh basil leaves, torn into pieces 2 cups halved red and yellow cherry tomatoes 1 cup medium red bell pepper, sliced 1 cup medium onion, sliced 1 cup sliced 

Healthy Kale Cobb Salad

Healthy Kale Cobb Salad

Healthy Kale Cobb Salad Ingredients: 4 cups finely chopped lacinato kale 1 cooked chicken breast, chopped 2 hard-boiled eggs, sliced 4 slices turkey bacon, cooked and chopped ½ cup shredded carrots ½ cup shredded purple cabbage ½ cup grape tomatoes, halved 1 avocado, chopped 2 

Summer Zoodle Salad

Summer Zoodle Salad

Summer Zoodle Salad

Ingredients:

2 cups chopped lacinato kale

1 cup shaved Brussels sprouts

½ cup thinly sliced radicchio,

2 zucchini spiralized into zoodles

½ English cucumber sliced and cut into quarters

4-6 radishes, thinly sliced

½ cup grape or cherry tomatoes, halved

1 avocado, chopped

1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil

 

Dressing:

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

¼ cup red wine vinegar

½ cup extra-virgin olive oil

Salt/pepper to taste

 

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together dressing ingredients and set aside.

 

  1. Add the chopped kale to a large salad bowl and drizzle teaspoon of extra-virgin olive oil over kale. Massage kale with your hands to break down, make kale softer and easier to digest.

 

  1. Add all of the other salad ingredients on top of kale.

 

  1. Add desired amount of dressing and to toss to coat. Enjoy!
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How to Serve Champagne

How to Serve Champagne

I always say that Champagne and other sparkling wines should be enjoyed often, not just for special occasions. Sparkling wine is delicious all on its own but is also a fantastic wine to pair with food so don’t rule it out! Once you have your 

Chunky Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta

Chunky Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta

Chunky Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta Makes 48 Ingredients: 4 pounds heirloom tomatoes, coarsely chopped ½ cup extra virgin olive oil 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 cup fresh basil leaves, rough chopped Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper 2 baguettes, thinly sliced 1 cup crème fraiche 1 

Banana Berry Smoothie Bowl

Banana Berry Smoothie Bowl

Banana Berry Smoothie Bowl

Ingredients:

1 cup unsweetened almond milk

1 scoop Strawberry Shakeology

¼ large banana cut into thick slices

¼ cup fresh or frozen blackberries

¼ cup fresh or frozen blueberries

1 cup ice

2 Tbsp. sliced raw almonds

1 tsp. chia seeds

2 tsp. raw pumpkin seeds (pepitas)

Directions:

  1. Place almond milk, Shakeology, blueberries, and ice in blender; cover. Blend until smooth.
  2. Place smoothie in a medium bowl.
  3. Top with banana, blueberries, blackberries, almonds, chia seeds, and pumpkin seeds; serve immediately.
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