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Pear Cilantro Smoothie DETOX

January 6, 2015

The holidays were delicious, and gluttonous- which is why it’s time to cleanse. I love this green smoothie. Most “green” drinks call for kale spinach and other bitter greens that I can’t bear to drink. This breakfast smoothie is a real winner with sweet ripe pears and fresh herbal cilantro to kick off your new years resolution cleanse. Cilantro is a fantastic detoxifying herb which naturally helps to purge heavy metals from your system. If you’re in the camp of believing it tastes delicious and not like soap as some will have you believe, then you’ll love this power cleansing beverage. I’ve seen many various takes on the pear+cilantro recipe online. Some call for the addition of apples, some call for bananas and dates,  but I decided to kick mine up by blending a spicy serrano pepper and spritz of lime, because my 2014 resolution is to live dangerously, and my tastebuds needed a wake up call this Monday morning. […]

Blueberry Banana Muffins

Blueberry Banana Muffins

March 29, 2011

I have a thing for muffins, but I hardly ever eat them for breakfast. For some reason, I get a random muffin craving around 4pm. So I’ll stop by the store on my way home from work and then whip up some muffins to be eaten with dinner. Don’t judge me. I liked this recipe because it made about 9 muffins vs. 100, perfect for us to eat over two days. And they’re not too sweet, more like a bread than a cake. If you prefer a sweeter muffin, just add 1/2 cup more brown or white sugar. And this recipe only requires two bowls and no mixer. Easy cleanup makes me so happy. They’re obviously best eaten right out of the oven, but if you can’t eat nine muffins in one sitting, then the second best way to eat them is toasted with a little butter on top. Blueberry Banana Muffins 1 1/2 cups flour 1/2 cup brown sugar, plus […]

Lemon & Blueberry Yogurt Bread

Lemon & Blueberry Yogurt Bread

August 24, 2010

This was actually my second Lemon & Blueberry bread that I made last night. The first attempt never made it into the oven. Right before I was about to bake it, I dropped a glass jar with vanilla beans that just happened to break on the side of bundt pan, and glass splattered everywhere. While I’m 99% sure I got all the pieces of glass out of the pan, I didn’t really feel like it was worth the risk of slicing up my mouth up to eat a piece of this bread. Or killing anyone at the office when I brought the leftovers to work. It’s good, but it’s not that good. So I started all over again. Luckily the recipe only calls for two bowls, so my second attempt was in the oven in less than five minutes. This recipe is technically a “cake” recipe, but I like to call it bread because it makes me feel better about […]

Blueberry Muffin Time

Blueberry Muffin Time

February 4, 2010

I get a craving for blueberry muffins about once a month, and oddly enough, it’s never during breakfast. It’s usually occurs around dinner time, and for some reason, a blueberry muffin is the only thing that will satisfy me. So last night I resorted to my favorite blueberry muffin recipe from Elise over at SimplyRecipes, but made a few adaptations as I was looking for a slightly healthier muffin. So I don’t end up looking like a muffin. Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins 2 cups of whole wheat flour 1 cup of all-purpose flour 1 Tbsp baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 10 Tbsp unsalted butter (1 1/4 stick), softened 1 cup sugar 2 large eggs 1 1/2 cup plain yogurt 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel 1 1/2 cups blueberries 1 Tbsp flour (if using defrosted frozen berries) 1/4 cup of brown sugar Adjust the oven rack to the middle-lower part of the oven. Preheat oven to 375°F. Whisk […]