Friday, May 31, 2013

Happy Birthday to me!

This week I am celebrating my birthday! I am so fortunate to be able to celebrate this special day with some of my wonderful and amazing friends & family. This week I am celebrating by making one if my favorite drinks and dishes. Simple but delicious greyhounds and tacos! For those not familiar with a greyhound it is a classic cocktail served on the rocks, a blend of grapefruit juice and vodka. I spritz things up a bit by occasionally adding a tad bit of fresca for carbonation. What is your favorite birthday dish? Tell us all about it in the comments below! 



6-10 flour or corn tortillas 
2 cups shredded lettuce 
1 cup shredded cheese
1 cup diced tomato 
1/2 cup diced onion
1/2 chopped cilantro
1 lb. ground beef 
1-2 tbs. chili powder
1 tsp. cumin
1/4 tsp coriander 
1/2 tsp Oregono 
1 tsp. garlic powder 
1 tsp. onion powder
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper 

In a large skillet brown ground beef, when beef begins to brown sprinkle all spices/herbs evenly over meat and stir together. Finish cooking, drain fat and set aside. 

Take tortilla and add desired ingredients. Some other good toppings include your favorite hot sauce, sour cream, beans, avocado, salsa,etc. the possibilities are endless! 

2 oz. vodka
6 oz. grapefruit juice

Fill cocktail glass with ice, pour in vodka, pour grapefruit juice in, mix well and enjoy!
If your looking to spritz it up a bit try adding a dash of Fresca for a smidge of carbonation. 

Monday, May 27, 2013

Happy Mammorial day everyone!

In honor of Memorial day and women everywhere, I wanted to celebrate a little differently. What is more american than burgers, brats, and beer, you may ask? Freedom! and what better way to celebrate freedom than by promoting freedom of the TaTa's everywhere! Breast Cancer is a growing epidemic in this country. So in honor of women and men everywhere, I would like to share with you a high anti-oxidant, healthy, nutritious, recipe that they say can work as a preventetive measure to cancer. Now, please understand that I am not a doctor, nor do I believe that this is the end all cure all to cancer. I just feel that there is no better way to start being healthy and kind to our bodies than by starting with what we put inside of them. So please enjoy this delicious recipe, make it with love, and share it with the world in honor of all the men, women, children, and animals, who have ever experienced cancer in any form. I would also like to say a special thank you to all the men and women who fight to keep our citizens safe on a daily basis. Thank you to our troops, teachers, fire fighter, police officers, doctors, nurses, caregivers, volunteers, and all around wonderful people of this great country. Thank you all, happy holidays!


Mixed Green Salad with Fruit and Pecans
Citrus Sell: Citrus fruits are bursting with cancer-fighting flavor. In addition to Vitamin C, grapefruits, oranges, lemons and limes can improve your immune system, slow aging and fight cancer.

Serves 6

1 cup + 3 Tbsp orange juice
6 Tbsp dried cranberries
3 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp white wine vinegar
1 Tbsp grated orange peel
6 cups mixed baby greens
3 oranges, peel removed, segmented
3/4 cup pecans, toasted
1 Tbsp green onions, cut

Bring 1 cup orange juice to simmer in a small heavy saucepan. Remove from heat. Mix in dried cranberries. Let stand until softened, about 30 minutes. Drain well; discard soaking liquid.
Whisk oil, vinegar, orange peel and remaining 3 Tbsp orange juice in a small bowl to blend. Mix in cranberries. Season dressing to taste with salt and pepper.
Place greens in large bowl. Toss with 2/3rds of the dressing. Divide greens among 6 plates. Add orange segments to bowl and toss with remaining dressing. Top greens with orange segments and pecans.

Note: Dressing can be made one day in advance. Cover and refrigerate. Bring to room temperature before serving.

A special thank you to for providing this amazing recipe. Thank you hope navigators for all that you do!  Also a special thank you to Laci Green who works hard to promote sexual health in youth and adults everywhere.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Badass banana bread

Are you looking to turn your tea party into an epic tea party? How about just making your mornings a little more kickass? Well my friends, this is the recipe you have been looking for! Freshly ripened bananas mixed with coconut oil, flax seed, nancy's yogurt and a dash of pure awesome, This banana bread will satisfy those cravings and fill you up until your next epic meal. Packed with fiber, potassium, and probiotics this banana bread brings all the badass to the table! Pair it with a nice cup of coffee or just devour it as is, there is no wrong way to eat this banana bread. This recipe makes 5 mini loafs so you can share the epic-ness with your friends, neighbors, family, and even the random stranger passing by! 


Badass banana bread: 

4 ripened bananas, mashed. 

1 cup sugar ( I like coconut sugar but white works as well) 

2 eggs 

3/4 cup coconut oil, melted and cooled

1/3 cup organic yogurt ( I prefer Nancy's plain but use whatever you want. Vanilla would be a good one or even blueberry. Life is short, mix it up!)

2 cups whole wheat flour (white works too!)

1/4 cup ground flax seed

1 1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. salt 

In a large mixing bowl mashed bananas and sugar together until almost smooth. Add your eggs, oil, and yogurt whisking together while adding. Next, grab that rubber spatula and fold your dry ingredients in. This is the time to get fancy with your spices, I always like to add some cinnamon (about 1 tsp.) and some nutmeg (about 1/4 tsp.) but don't be afraid to mix it up a bit, try it with ginger, or cardamom,or a fun extract like almond or rum, you can't go wrong with experimenting, that is how magical food moments happen so embrace the moment and put some badass in that batter! Now that you have added your culinary magic pour that delicious mix into some lightly greased and floured mini loaf pans. Place in your pre-heated oven at 350 for 25-30 minutes. Insert toothpick to see when done. Allow to cool and enjoy! 

Pre-heat oven 350 
25-30 minutes 
Yield: 4-5 mini loafs

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Hello world!

Dear fabulous friends & followers,

I apologize for being on hiatus for so long but I am happy to say that I am back and looking forward to sharing more fabulous recipes and such with all of you. I am excited to announce that there will be some changes to this page in the coming future. I will be sharing more than just recipes! Prepare yourselves for some fabulous fun that will soon to be had. Thank you all for visiting my page and I look forward to talking with everyone in the comments below!