Blueberry Flaxseed Smoothie

A refreshing blueberry, banana, honey smoothie with flax seed is the perfect drink that's become a part of our breakfast routine. Like any smoothie, there’s no skill required for its production.  Just dump all of the ingredients together and push blend. I used 1 cup of frozen blueberries and one banana but, feel free to increase the amount of fruit for added taste. I also added in a scoopful of flax seed because, why not? Flax seed has many healthy benefits, most notably the boost of Omega 3. If you have chia seeds laying around or … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day: Meyer Lemon Tea Cakes

I found this recipe for Meyer Lemon Tea Cakes, crumpled up in the trashcan on a street in Manhattan. I’m convinced that my radar to detect recipes is always on its highest frequency. Funny enough, the recipe was tattered and stained, quite like most of my mom’s authentic ones.  It's become one of our favorites. I’ve made Mom’s Lemon Squares that were a big hit with the kids.  By nature they're very tangy and goey in the center with the consistency of an under-cooked triple fudge brownie. This tea cake recipe uses crème fraiche that … [Read more...]

Bolthouse Farms Giveaway

I'm a huge fan of all Bolthouse Farms products and am very excited to be offering a giveaway for one lucky reader. If you're not familiar with Bolthouse Farms, they're the creators of super-premium juices, smoothies, protein shakes and café beverages. They offer a wide selection of beverages with no added preservatives, artificial flavors or high fructose corn syrup and gluten-free. The beverages are sweetened by the fruit and full of vitamin and mineral-rich ingredients, so you can feel good about getting your healthy share of fruit and … [Read more...]

Gluten-Free Cakes That Taste Delicious

The gluten-free market has become a mainstream way of achieving a healthier life.  In fact, according to research data, 41% of consumers want healthier food options.  Unfortunately, it seems as though the term gluten-free has become synonymous with sacrificing taste. However, this weekend I received four cakes to sample from Inspired by Happiness - a  brand that's committed to creating decadent and delicious gluten-free cakes- that actually convinced me that gluten-free doesn't have to mean deprivation. The Inspired by Happiness brand is … [Read more...]