I call this the “Vitamin Boost Juice” because it provides over 450% of the daily Vitamin A needed and over 1000% of daily Vitamin C needed, and just for a little extra boost, it also provides 110% of daily fiber needed!
Talk about getting a vita-boost to your day!
4 oranges (peeled)
1/2 pineapple (skin removed)
1 cup carrots
Juice all of the ingredients together.
Pour into a glass, chill then soak in all of the juicy vitamins!
This juice is a perfect way to start the day and can be made very inexpensively! Purchase a bag of oranges at a local farmers market to cut down on costs by buying in bulk and keep juicing all week long!
This green detox juice is perfect for detoxing after a long weekend… such as Memorial Day… which just so happens to be this weekend!
After kicking back a few cold ones and some delicious BBQ, this juice will clear your skin and make you feel like a brand new person!
The kale and lemons give skin an amazing glow, while the ginger is perfect for helping with digestion and the apples, well as the old saying goes, an apple a day keeps the doctor away 😉
6 apples (fuji or granny smith work best)
1 bunch kale (app. 2 cups chopped)
1 tsp size knob of ginger
Begin by slicing the apples. If you have one of these handy-dandy apple corer-slicers, then this step is super easy!
Next, begin by juicing half of the apples, followed by the kale and ginger, then the rest of the apples, followed by the lemon.
Make sure to use a crisp apple, if the apple is too soft it will come out more like applesauce. In this recipe mine were on the verge of too soft. I’ve found that my favorite apples to use in this recipe are green granny smiths.
Greek Meatballs with Tzatziki Sauce are filled with flavor and easy to make, creating the perfect party appetizer or weeknight meal!
Last week I had a craving for meatballs and Greek food, so I created Greek Meatballs!
I combined some of my favorite spices from my Greek Moussaka recipe with delicious feta cheese and ground beef, then paired the meatballs with a flavorful Tzatziki Sauce and served them to friends at an NBA playoff watch party I hosted!
They were a hit and will definitely be served at my next party!
Greek Meatballs Ingredients
1 lb ground beef
1/2 cup red onion (chopped)
2 cloves garlic (minced)
1 small tomato (chopped)
1 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp allspice
¼ tsp cayenne pepper
¼ tsp ground cloves
¼ cup parmesan cheese
¼ cup feta cheese
¼ cup breadcrumbs
Greek Meatballs Instructions
Combine the ground beef, onion, garlic and tomato in a large bowl.
Add the cinnamon, allspice, cayenne pepper and ground cloves.
Add the feta cheese, parmesan, breadcrumbs and egg, then combine well.
Form the mixture into meatballs.
Grill over medium heat for 20 minutes, flipping half way through.
If you do not have a grill available (or this sweet meatball griller), you can also bake the meatballs in the oven at 400°F for 20 minutes.
While the meatballs are grilling prepare the Tzatziki sauce by combining the following ingredients in a medium mixing bowl.
1 cup greek yogurt
1 tbsp olive oil
1 lemon (juiced)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tbsp fresh dill
Remove the meatballs from the grill or oven and serve with the sauce.
Thai Chicken Salad combines shredded chicken, carrots, cabbage, walnuts & Thai Peanut Sauce. Placed on endive spears, they are the perfect party appetizer!
Did you know that today is “National Walnut Day”? To celebrate I made this Thai chicken salad with walnuts and my favorite Thai Peanut Sauce!
Inspired by endive filled appetizers I had at a bridal shower last weekend, I placed the chicken salad on endive spears for a beautifully presented dish that would make the perfect party “finger food” for any gathering!
Buffalo Chicken Phyllo Rolls have a light, flakey crust filled with spicy buffalo chicken and cool blue cheese crumbles. Serve these as a fun and delicious party app or main dish!
After preparing loads of delicious recipes containing buffalo sauce for my friends graduation party this weekend, I caught the “Buffalo Sauce Bug” and decided to come up with a totally new recipe featuring the delicious sauce!
I had a roll of phyllo dough in the fridge, so I decided to wrap the buffalo chicken in the flakey, delicious exterior, then pack the inside with some my favorite buffalo sauce accouterments like blue cheese and carrots!
The result was a flavorful roll packed with spiciness, creaminess and crunch, wrapped in a light, flakey crust!
Buffalo Chicken Phyllo Rolls Ingredients
20 sheets phyllo dough
1/4 cup olive oil
2 cups cooked shredded chicken
1/2 cup buffalo sauce
1/2 cup carrots (shredded)
1/2 cup pepperoncinis (sliced)
1/4 cup blue cheese crumbles
1/4 cup blue cheese dressing (optional – for dipping)
Buffalo Chicken Phyllo Rolls Instructions
Divide the phyllo dough into two stacks of 10 sheets, brush each sheet of phyllo dough lightly with the olive oil.
Combine the buffalo sauce with the shredded chicken, then place the chicken evenly apart in three small sections in the middle of both stacks of phyllo dough.
Top with the carrots, pepperoncinis and blue cheese crumbles.
Slice the phyllo dough in between each section.
Begin by folding the short sides of the phyllo dough over the filling.
Fold the other two sides over the middle and flip over, then brush the top of the roll with olive oil. Repeat until all 6 are complete.
Place in the oven at 400° for 15 minutes.
Crispy, golden perfection!
Slice in half and serve with blue cheese dressing on the side.
While I enjoyed these for dinner tonight with my roomie, I will definitely double the recipe, cut them in half and serve them as hors d’oeuvres at my next party!
This avocado honeydew melon margarita is creamy, fresh and a unique twist on a classic cocktail, perfect for Cinco De Mayo or any Mexican Fiesta!
This Avocado Honeydew Melon Margarita might be the most interesting margarita you’ll ever drink!
Creamy avocado is combined with fresh honeydew melon for a super refreshing twist to a classic margarita!
While I was weary of putting avocado in my margarita at first, I soon jumped on the bandwagon after trying this deliciously creamy treat, so why not jump on it with me and try something new this weekend?
I promise that you will not be disappointed!
1/2 cup honeydew melon (chopped)
1/2 lime (juiced)
2 oz silver tequila
1 oz triple sec
1 oz agave nectar
1 oz water
Puree the melon and avocado together in a blender.
Add the puree to a shaker with the tequila, triple sec, lime juice, agave nectar and water.
Shake and strain into glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.
Happy Cinco De Mayo everyone! Hope you have a delicious day tomorrow and don’t forget to check out our “Cinco De Mayo” board on Pinterest for tons of scrumptious food and drink recipes for the holiday!