Happy New Year! 2012 brought many changes to my life and I can only hope that 2013 will be as fun and exciting! I thought about how I spent New Years Eve for 2012 and the three amazing girls that … Continue reading →The post New Years Detox Smoothie appeared first on Sage Recipes.
It’s hard to believe, but Christmas is right around the corner! If you are still in need of some holiday baking ideas, these gingerbread men are fun and make cute gifts! For my gifts this year, I’m planning on shipping … Continue reading →The post Gingerbread Men appeared first on Sage Recipes.
So, I am only going a bit stir crazy cooped up in my apartment thanks to Sandycation! I have cleaned my entire apartment, practiced yoga, and even installed that French Rosetta Stone that has been packed away…I got to level … Continue reading →The post Sweet Potatoes with Greens, Feta, & Walnuts appeared first on Sage Recipes.
In a fun article that I worked on with The Daily Meal, I took fast food favorites like McDonald’s french fries and Burger King’s onion rings and used them to create classic Thanksgiving recipes. Although, I’m not a huge proponent … Continue reading →The post Fast Food Thanksgiving appeared first on Sage Recipes.
The city seems to finally be getting back to normal after devastating Hurricane Sandy whirled though the East Coast. I heard that lower Manhattan actually has power again and most of the subway lines have been restored. After days of … Continue reading →The post Indian Spiced Tomato and Black Bean Soup appeared first on Sage Recipes.
So, I have officially been through my first hurricane – and it was a doozy! Hurricane Sandy, or Frankenstorm, as I like to refer to it, has shut down NYC and most of the East Coast for that matter! I … Continue reading →The post Quick Tomato Sauce appeared first on Sage Recipes.
This past week I had the pleasure of working as a special contributor for The Daily Meal developing recipes for homemade Kit Kats and pop rocks. Recipe for Kit Kats Making Halloween candy is a fun project to do with … Continue reading →The post Trick or Treat! Homemade Halloween Candy appeared first on Sage Recipes.
It’s been a few weeks since my last recipe post, but so much has changed! For one, my site! Welcome to the new Sage Recipes ~ redesigned and better than ever! Hopefully this new site will be more interactive and allow … Continue reading →The post Cantaloupe Salad with Arugula and Prosciutto appeared first on Sage Recipes.
I have to admit, I was not the biggest fan of lavender flavored food. I love candles, oil, and bath salts that perfume the air with the calming lavender scent, but to eat?! I always thought lavender made dishes taste … Continue reading →The post Blueberry Lavender Tart with Unshrinkable Sweet Tart Shell appeared first on Sage Recipes.
We are in the middle of summer and it seems like a heat wave has swept across the country. I was watching the weather on the news the other day and pretty much the whole country was red- meaning hot, … Continue reading →The post Soba Noodle Salad with Miso Dressing (Vegan & Gluten-Free) appeared first on Sage Recipes.
When I was young, I never liked coconut. I’m not sure what it was…the taste, the texture, or a combination of both. It was not until a few years ago that I actually started eating coconut and now I absolutely … Continue reading →The post Coconut Cookies appeared first on Sage Recipes.
I love summer cocktails and this one screams “drink me on a hot summer day, lounging at the pool, with handsome men fanning me, and everything I eat/drink that day will be calorie free…” Oh I got carried away, but … Continue reading →The post Watermelon Margaritas appeared first on Sage Recipes.
There are three things that come to mind when I think of the 4th of July: The American Flag, fireworks, and grilling! While I hope you will be waving your flag and attending a fireworks show, I can assure you … Continue reading →The post Grilled Chicken with Fresh Cherry Sauce appeared first on Sage Recipes.
This salad is always in my refrigerator during the summer. It is so simple to make and everyone loves it! Plus, it’s healthy for you! Sometimes, I scoop some on a green salad for a light lunch or dinner. When … Continue reading →The post Fresh Bean and Corn Salad & Herb Storage Tip appeared first on Sage Recipes.
Salads are like an opening act. They are a precursor to the main event and are usually not that exciting. The audience patiently waits for the salad course to be over to get to see the star of the show. … Continue reading →The post Summer Citrus Salad appeared first on Sage Recipes.
We have all heard of super foods, but what are they, really? According to Linwoods health foods, super foods are foods that deliver structural or functional health benefits, such as maintaining a healthy heart, boosting energy, and supporting a well-balanced … Continue reading →The post Super Food Parfait appeared first on Sage Recipes.
It is the official first day of Summer! Bring on the season of BBQ’s, trips to the beach, sundress weather, and flip-flops! This celebration calls for a bright and summery cocktail! This weekend I will be dancing in the Summer … Continue reading →The post Summer Grapefruit and Basil Martini appeared first on Sage Recipes.
Since the beginning of June, I have cut out all refined sugars from my diet. Except for the coconut cookie the other day, but that doesn’t count because somebody made them and I had to be nice and eat one! … Continue reading →The post Apple and Blueberry Crumble (Naturally Sweetened & Vegan) appeared first on Sage Recipes.
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For about a year and a half, I have been working with personal trainer Brigit Beltram of Body you Love in her small group strength training and cardio classes. In this post, I interview Brigit and share with you her secrets … Continue reading →
Whenever I am entertaining, I like to serve lightly flavored water or “spa water” as I like to call it. Usually, I will add cucumbers and citrus to a pitcher of water and let the flavors meld together for a … Continue reading →
It seems like there is never enough time to prepare a healthy and nutritious breakfast in the morning. I know I am guilty of eating a granola bar on-the-go or just adding extra creamer to my coffee and calling that … Continue reading →
Vegetable prints are not just for your aprons anymore! According the Dolce and Gabbana’s Spring/Summer 2012 collection, this season is all about being a Veggie Girl! The 1950′s inspired designs reflect summer time in Southern Italy. Large tomato, zucchini, chili … Continue reading →
It’s Wednesday! Time for another cocktail recipe! I usually stay in the kitchen and pass the bartending duties off to someone else, but recently I have traded in my wooden spoon for a cocktail stirrer! We have been having some … Continue reading →
I have to admit, I am trying to be “sugar-free” for the month of June (emphasis on the word “trying”). It is very difficult to be completely sugar-free, but mostly I am attempting to cut-out all processed sugars. It is … Continue reading →
One of my favorite things about food is exploring different cuisines from other cultures and areas of the world. I recently took an Indian cooking class from Aparna Khanolkar, The Mistress of Spice. I have always been a fan of Indian … Continue reading →
To me, the word”diet” a four letter word! I have never dieted and I don’t like to restrict myself when it comes to food. My philosophy on food is to eat in moderation, eat healthy foods, and eat to nourish … Continue reading →
It’s pea season! My local farmers market has been packed full of fresh shelling peas! Seeing the peas reminded me of a dish I had at a restaurant in Barcelona. It was a pea purée soup garnished with a few … Continue reading →
Happy Wednesday! Here is a blood orange and gin cocktail to brighten up your hump day! I met some friends the other day for happy hour at one of my favorite cocktail spots in town. They make these amazing drinks … Continue reading →
The other day I needed to make a quick dinner. With beautiful and summer-like weather, I decided to fire up the grill. For a quick flavor booster, I tried Fischer and Wieser’s Roasted Raspberry Chipotle Sauce. What!? Raspberry and chipotle? I … Continue reading →
Hola! For the past two weeks I have been traveling though Northern Spain and Southern France! My friend and I rented a car and drove through the Spanish and French countryside with stops in some amazing cities and small villages. Our … Continue reading →
Food possesses a magical quality. It can take us to far away places and let us learn about cultures that we might not get to actually visit or experience. With steaks sizzling on the grill and sangria glasses clanking, my … Continue reading →
Watch how to make my simple and healthy guacamole with black beans. Guacamole Recipe Ingredients: 2 avocados 1/2 lemon 1/2 red onion, diced 1 tomato, diced 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 teaspoon hot sauce … Continue reading →
I swear I am not totally burger obsessed! First the black bean burgers and now these. I wasn’t even paying attention and bought an 8 back of burger buns! Why can’t you buy just 2 or 3? Actually, I’m glad … Continue reading →
Have you ever eaten a cherry tomato freshly picked off the vine and warmed by the summer sun? There is something so gratifying about tending to a garden and tasting the first ripened fruit of the summer harvest. You don’t … Continue reading →
I had just finished planting a few veggies in my garden, which I will be posting about soon, when I heard a grumbling noise coming from my stomach. I hadn’t planned anything for dinner and with dirt on my clothes … Continue reading →
Recently returned back from Food Blog Forum at Walt Disney World. At the conference, we had an informative lecture from professional food photographers Diane Cu and Todd Porter. In their discussion, they talked about how the angle of the light … Continue reading →
I just returned from a magical trip to the Food Blog Forum at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. I met so many amazing other food bloggers, whom I am so thrilled to now call friends! The picture above captures … Continue reading →
St. Patty’s Day Recipe Roundup Happy St. Patty’s Day! Thought I would do my own version of thekitchn’s delicious links and round-up some of my favorite green recipes for you to enjoy! Shredded Brussels Sprout and Tangerine Salad – Good Things … Continue reading →
A few mornings ago, I woke up and the ocean fog had rolled in overnight and cast a thick gray layer over my little California beach town. I was thrilled that it was somewhat cold! I normally calculate how mild … Continue reading →
Recently, I have been cutting out carbs for dinner and instead eating mostly protein and vegetables. Eating most of my daily carbohydrate intake for breakfast and lunch, I feel like I have more energy throughout the day. After dinner, I … Continue reading →
These espresso flavored biscotti cookies with chocolate chips and almonds are the ideal afternoon pick-me-up when dipped in dark roasted coffee or black tea. The Italian word “Biscotto” plural “Biscotti” translates to twice-cooked/baked. These cookies are baked in logs or … Continue reading →
I’ve heard about kale chips. I’ve tried them a few times, but never bothered to make them. Seriously, how good can baked greens be? After seeing kale at the farmer’s market, I was inspired to give them another shot. Now … Continue reading →
Who knew?! The easiest cooking technique could deliver the most flavor! After the first bite of a perfectly seasoned and moist piece of salmon, I thought why don’t we salt roast everything! So, my salt roasting binge began… Potatoes were … Continue reading →
Brussels sprouts are a difficult crowd pleaser, but this recipe will not bring about any complaints! The key to getting the whole family to devour these tiny cabbages is roasting. Roasting the brussels sprouts creates a browned, caramelized outer crust, … Continue reading →
Did you know February 23rd is National Banana Bread Day? I didn’t either until yesterday when I read it on tastespotting! Well, perfect timing I thought to myself, I have very black, overripe bananas in my kitchen. To make my bread … Continue reading →
After making three batches of Italian buttercream last week, I had quite a few egg yolks left over. With cream and milk also in my refrigerator, homemade ice cream was the obvious choice, but I was a little hesitant… For … Continue reading →
This past weekend I made a chiffon cake with lemon curd filling and Italian buttercream frosting for a baby shower. The mom-to-be requested a lemon cake, so I immediately thought of a lemon curd filling. For the cake, I folded … Continue reading →
Homemade pizza is one of my favorite things to make. It is an interactive and fun way to cook dinner with friends and family. Making pizza dough from scratch is nothing to be apprehensive or get discouraged about. It’s quite … Continue reading →