Monthly Archives: February 2017

Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Bowls

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These bright and bracing noodle bowls are the perfect antidote to all the heavy, rich comfort foods that abound this time of year. Vietnamese food traditionally features these clean, acidic, sweet and salty flavors, which feature prominently in this recipe. Rice noodles keep this dish light and gluten free, but if you can’t find them, you can always swap in regular noodles or even spaghetti in a pinch. You can also swap the chicken for shrimp or tofu for a whole new twist. These bowls get more flavorful the longer they sit, so if you’re entertaining, you can make it in advance and chill in the fridge until serving.

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

Navel Orange Spritz

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Brighten up your usual cocktail hour with this vibrant and zesty navel orange spritz. Navel oranges just came into season- and they boast extra sweet juice and an almost ruby colored flesh, making them perfect for a cocktail! If you’re hosting a crowd, just mix an increased amount of vodka and juice in a large pitcher with ice, and let each guest top up their own glass with bubbly to order.

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Note: For any pregnant ladies out there like myself- you can still sip on something fun and bubbly! Just omit the vodka, double the orange juice, and top up with chilled sparking mineral water. The bitters are actually great for your digestion- so don’t skip those!

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

Glasses C/O UncommonGreen

In UncommonGreen’s newest twist on their original Maps Glassware collection, their intricate city map designs are now gilded in shimmering 22k gold, so you can sip your drink of choice in vintage style. Visit UncommonGreen to explore the more than 20 major U.S. cities available and find your, or your loved one’s, hometown.

Spicy Bean Dip

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With the Super Bowl this Sunday, you’re probably on the hunt for some delicious and decadent snacks to serve with the big game. This spicy bean dip comes together in just 15 minutes, and can even be made the day before for convenience. Serve it alongside some guacamole, queso, and salsa, and you’ll have a very happy crowd!

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

Note: You can easily keep this dip vegan- just omit the sour cream all together, or use your favorite non-dairy sour cream, or my favorite, Vegenaise.