Monthly Archives: May 2016

Memorial Day Recipe Roundup

With Memorial Day Weekend just around the corner- I’ve rounded up some classic summer recipes perfect for celebrating the upcoming season. Cheers to amazing produce, balmy weather, frosty cocktails, & extra hours of sunshine!

Heirloom Tomatoes w/Shaved Zucchini & Mozzarella

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Mozzarella & Fig Crostini w/Arugula Pesto 

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Balsamic Peach Portobello Burgers w/Arugula Pesto & Mozzarella 

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Farmers Market Salad w/Creamy Miso Dressing 

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Asian Salmon Burgers

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Vegan Strawberry Fig Cheesecake 

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Watermelon Tequila Agua Frescas

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Skinny Mexican Corn

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Summer Cocktails: Infuse Your Own Spirits 

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Vegan Summer Rolls

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Summer Greens Pesto Pasta {Gluten Free & Vegan}

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Ultimate Summer G&T 

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Classic Lobster Rolls

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Brazilian Shrimp Stew

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This delicious Brazilian shrimp stew is the perfect dish to dig into while watching this summer’s Olympics in Rio. Protein packed from the shrimp, and also paleo and gluten free, this recipe is healthy enough for an Olympian! It’s also quick and easy to prepare, making it perfect for entertaining, and for a simple weeknight meal. Fresh lime juice adds a zesty kick, and also provides a boost of potassium and vitamin C, and aids digestion.

To view the recipe, visit GeoBlue’s Healthy Travel Blog & their site Travel Well Worldwide.

Lebanese Tabbouleh w/Spiralized Cucumbers

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Traditionally made with bulgur wheat, this fresh spin on the classic tabbouleh utilizes the super seed quinoa for amazing taste and texture, and an extra boost of complete protein. Parsley, while often relegated to the garnish category, is a health food in its own right. Rich in vitamins C, B12, K, A, folate, and iron, parsley keeps your immune system strong, and also acts as a natural diuretic and supports kidney function. Serve alongside grilled meat or seafood, or simply with crisp romaine lettuce for scooping.

For the recipe, visit GeoBlue’s sites Travel Well Worldwide & Healthy Travel Blog.

Do’s & Don’ts For Your Wedding Day

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With wedding season upon us, and droves of brides gearing up for their big day, I wanted to share my top pieces of advice from my wedding this past September. As a bride to be, you receive boatloads of advice, both solicited and unsolicited, from all angles and perspectives. Below I’ve condensed the best advice I received before my wedding, and those that helped me the most through my big day. Of course, every bride is different, so take these all with a grain of salt, and above all, listen to your gut and stay true to yourself and what’s most important to you. And enjoy every minute, because soon you’ll be looking back from the other side wondering how so much planning and anticipation all went by in such a flash!

For my ten tips, visit Robyn Moreno’s website. 

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Heirloom Tomatoes w/Shaved Zucchini & Mozzarella

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Summer is almost here! Celebrate its arrival with this easy and super seasonal salad that’s the perfect accompaniment to all your favorite BBQ and grilling dishes. Hit up your local farmers market for the best ingredients and biggest flavor bang for your buck. Make a double (or even triple!) batch of this for a wow-worthy Memorial Day celebration.

To view the recipe, visit Robyn Moreno’s website. 

Serving suggestion: This salad pairs perfectly with some grilled skirt steak, fresh summer corn, and crisp white wine.

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My Magazine Spring 2016

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The spring 2016 issue of My Magazine is now live! Be sure to check out the beautiful online magazine launched by my friend Molly of MollyMy.com. I was lucky enough to participate in the shoot in Santa Monica last month, and it was such a blast! You’ll also find a spread of healthy recipes I contributed inside.

Be sure to check out Molly’s My Magazine for more lifestyle & entertaining tips, fun crafts and DIYs, and lots of delicious and healthy recipes perfect for the lighter, warmer days ahead.

Photography by Vanessa Tierney, shot on location at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows, wardrobe provided by Draper James, & makeup by Blushington.

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Homemade Pasta

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While you might think of pasta as a quintessentially Italian dish, it actually came to Italy when the Arab invasions in the 8th century brought a pasta product to Sicily. This Italian city began producing pasta as a staple food, which quickly became a favorite the world over. Rich and poor, young and old, in dozens of countries all over the world count pasta as their favorite dish. Oxfam conducted a global survey, deeming pasta as the world’s most popular dish. Clearly, pasta is no longer just an Italian mealtime feature. While boxed pasta tastes delicious, and makes a wonderful pantry mainstay, homemade pasta truly brings a special flavor to the table. Simple to make, and made with just a few basic ingredients, homemade pasta will make any dish shine, and feels special even when adorned with just butter and parmesan. For a few more ideas spanning global cuisine, check out the flavor combinations below.

To view the recipe, visit GeoBlue’s Healthy Travel Blog & Travel Well Worldwide.

Cheddar Sweet Potato Noodle Bowl w/Spicy Chickpeas & Slaw

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Cheesy, spicy, and all around satisfying- this sweet potato noodle bowl is so delicious you’ll swear it’s a decadent splurge. In reality, this vegetarian & gluten free recipe is packed with plant based protein and feel good veggies, and comes together quickly for an easy weeknight meal. Double the recipe for the perfect portable lunch to take to work.

To view the recipe, visit Robyn Moreno’s website.

Lemon Ginger Margaritas

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Cinco de Mayo celebrations call for a sweet and frosty margarita. This version uses a whole lemon (or lime or orange) for a zesty kick, and fresh ginger for heat and spice. Toss all the ingredients in your blender, and you’ve got a delicious cocktail faster than you can say “fiesta!”

{By using the whole lemon, you increase the fiber, vitamin C, and immune boosting powers of your drink}

For the recipe, visit Robyn Moreno’s website. 

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