Juiced Pink Lemonade (Healthy!)

Juiced Pink Lemonade (Healthy!)

Growing up, my mom, not one for carbonated beverages, always used to order pink lemonade when we went out to eat.

Often times I would order my own- that sticky, sweet and slightly tart beverage.  Mostly though, it was about the sweet- more than regular lemonade.

Juiced Pink Lemonade (Healthy!)

Conventional vs. Organic Produce

Conventional vs. Organic Produce- Making Budget Friendly Decisions

In the movement towards healthier eating, this is a question that comes up often these days.

With the known dangers of pesticides for not only consumers, but the farmers and the environment as well, many people are attempting to incorporate more organic food in their diets.

Conventional vs. Organic Produce

Coconut Macadamia Rhubarb Muffins

Coconut Macadamia Rhubarb Muffins

While fruit season is just starting, I find myself already addicted to my new favorite: rhubarb. I keep buying strawberries by the quart (and usually 2 at a time) and now cherries and blueberries are starting to show themselves at the market, but the problem is they’re just too easy to eat!

Coconut Macadamia Rhubarb Muffins

Korean Mung Bean Sprout Salad

Korean Mung Bean Sprout Salad

This week (and part of next week), I find myself in Hartsdale. My friend asked for my help with the kids for a few days while she tries to get the house ready for her visiting family at the end of the month. Having two children, one 11 months and the other 3 years old, really doesn’t allow for any free time to clean or organize at all!

While I’ve been up here, she’s also been showing and sharing her recipes with me in the evenings. All in all, I have very little experience with Korean cuisine (something I’ve been working on changing) but I’ve been enjoying learning more about it!

Korean Mung Bean Sprout Salad

Banana Mania

Bananas never go out of style in my book. I mean, they’re truly versatile- they are great snacks on their own, make for amazing baking ingredients, are wonderful in desserts and everything in between! With that said, I’ve compiled some of my favorite banana recipes from around the web to share with you all.

Now I need to stock up on more bananas…yum!

13 Amazing Banana Recipes

I Tried SoulCycle (and Survived, Surprisingly)

I had heard the stories about SoulCycle, the cult-like spin version of CrossFit and at almost $35 a class, I figured I would never try it. That is, until my friend contacted me saying one of the local studios had a “Community Class” available- read: free. Never one to pass up something free, I quickly signed up for the class figuring that maybe I shouldn’t bash it until I tried it.

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Fit Fridays: Clean Up Your Pancakes and Waffles + Recipe

Who doesn’t love pancakes or waffles?  I mean, really?

If it were up to me, I would eat them everyday. Ok fine, actually it is up to me…but eating these goodies daily can really wreck havoc on your health! Good news is there are some ways to clean them up though!

Fresh Rhubarb and Pomegranate Compote

Fresh Rhubarb and Pomegranate Compote

Rhubarb.  How do I love the?  Let me count the ways…

Rhubarb is a wonderfully tart vegetable that lends itself perfectly for balancing out sweet pies, tarts and other desserts.

June Begins- Goals and Updates

And woosh- we are in June! I kind of love when the start of the month coincides with the start of the week. For my OCD mind, it makes everything seem so organized!

We are definitely starting to feel the heat here in the city and finally decided it was time to bring out the air conditioner for the room. As we discovered from the loud clacking of drops going splat on the unit last night, however, it may have been a little too soon. Storms started yesterday and based off the weather report, it’s supposed to rain all week. I’m so glad we are heading to the Dominican Republic for a week on Wednesday! In the 6 years that Mr. C and I have been dating we’ve actually never been on a vacation with just the two of us! I’m so excited!