Miracle Sore Throat Tea

April 30, 2018 / 0 Comments

It’s almost May in Minnesota, and we’ve been hit with snowstorms throughout the month of April. This is not my idea of a picturesque spring. Especially because I just got back from a little trip to the Arizona desert, where it was a glorious 90 degrees. ☀️

Long winters tend to equal extended cold and flu seasons around here.

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Virgin Piña Coladas

March 9, 2015 / 3 Comments

If you like piña col-ah-daas…

Then you’ve come to the right place! I thoroughly enjoyed my frosty nonalcoholic drink in San Juan, and it was inevitable that I’d recreate it before long.

Lucky for me, my friends Jessica and Marie (one of whom recommended the fantastic Restaurante Raices!) taught me once upon a time how to make them the way their Puerto Rican clans do.

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Banana Nutella Protein Shake

January 26, 2015 / 2 Comments

I’m getting ready to leave on a jet plane to somewhere sunny and warm, so despite the fact that it’s January and smoothies aren’t usually at the forefront of my mind, in my dreams I’m picturing myself on a white sand beach…

Slathered up with sunscreen, sunglasses perched atop my head, I’m relaxing on a chaise lounge in my swimsuit and flip-flops, a refreshing smoothie in hand.

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Chocolate Banana Protein Shake

January 6, 2015 / 2 Comments

Happy 2015!!

I love the fresh start each new year brings. There’s so much hope and promise stored in the word “new.” We have 365 days to make the changes and dreams inside our minds become reality! I don’t know about you, but oftentimes a new beginning sounds pretty ideal come January.

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Jumpin’ Monkeys

July 7, 2014 / 6 Comments

When I was in high school, my town had an upscale little café that served amazing overpriced sandwiches and the BEST coffee drink I’ve ever had in my life.

Let me be upfront from the start: I’m a frou-frou coffee girl. I’m not one of those early risers humming the Folgers jingle as I down cup after cup of straight-up black coffee.

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