Meet my new Culinary Best Friend. The light to my kitchen darkness. The vibrant to my blah. The gorgeous sunshine to my spring. I have fallen. And let me just tell you why.
I have a love-hate relationship with brunch. On certain weekends, there’s nothing I’d rather do than settle into a booth at a scene-y Brooklyn restaurant and be served an overpriced, nap-inducing plate of deliciousness (and possibly a Bloody Mary). Other Saturdays and Sundays, though—especially during nice weather—I don’t really want to be stuck at a table for hours…
I LOVE COFFEE! Yes I wrote that in all caps because I want to yell it-I LOVE COFFEE. Here’s why you should too:
Let’s start with an AWESOME recipe that revs you up and will slim you down!
- Brew 2 cups of coffee, use a French press if possible to retain maximum nutrients.
- Combine coffee with 2 tbsp of grass-fed butter and 1 tbsp of extra virgin coconut oil. Whip everything together until the top foams and enjoy this decadent drink. The coconut oil and the butter will control your hunger and boost you energy!
- Drink this in place of your usual breakfast and watch the pounds disappear!
Stay HYDRATED by drinking COFFEE!
That’s right, you heard me; Experts happen to be wrong on this one! Coffee, tea and other beverages with caffeine are not dehydrating! Having up to four cups of coffee per day won’t dehydrate you one bit-they happen to be as hydrating as plain old water…I know, I couldn’t believe it either but a new British study in the journal PLOS ONE confirms it!
Coffee is the FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH!
According to a study done at Harvard, people who drink 3-5 cups of coffee a day OUTLIVE those who don’t drink the delicious brew…BY 3 YEARS! It’s the antioxidants in coffee beans that give the longevity boosting benefits.
So get your butt to Starbucks and order yourself a VENTI!
I’m SO glad that it’s still daylight outside at 7pm…it seems like we haven’t seen the sun after 7 forever. I’m feeling a bit tropical and wishing that summer was here so what’s the next best thing?..A FROSTED PINEAPPLE COOLER! Here’s the recipe:
- 4 cups of pineapple chunks
- 1/4 cup of coconut milk
- 1/4 cup lime juice
- 1 1/2 cups of ice
- 1/3 cup of Havana Club rum or your fave kind of course:)
Blend all ingredients and pour into a tall glass and garnish with a pineapple round. Sit back, relax and enjoy the taste of summer…even if it’s only spring;)
Easter officially ends tomorrow and I know that most of us are in need of a reboot when it comes to nutrition. Overindulging in lots of Easter treats have left most of us sluggish and a little bloated. But good news-I have the perfect Reboot Recipe! It’s essential to getting back on track. Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 small piece of fresh turmeric
- 1/2 small head of green cabbage
- 3 medium carrots
- 2 cups of spinach
- 1 small handful of watercress
- 1 clove of peeled garlic
- 1 small piece of fresh ginger
- 1 lemon
- 1 medium green apple, quartered
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
Fill the chute of a juicer with all of the ingredients. Start the machine and push the ingredients completely through the chute. Process until all ingredients are juiced, then pour into a glass and serve immediately.
Just a quick note on turmeric-it may be hard to find in a regular grocery store so try a health food store or an Indian grocery store. Also, rinse your juicer out right away because turmeric has a tendency to stain.
This stuff is absolutely delicious! Flavoured vinegar adds excitement to everyday foods. You can also use this recipe as a salad dressing.
- 1 litre of white vinegar
- 2 large mild chili peppers
- 3 dried hot chili peppers
- 1 tbsp peppercorns
- 1 scallion, cut into strips
- Rosemary fresh
Bring the vinegar to a boil then pour it over all ingredients. Let it steep in a closed jar for 2 weeks. Shake daily. Pour into beautiful glass bottles. This recipe yields 1 large bottle or 2 small bottles. That’s it! It’s that simple! Enjoy.
Today we have an awesome recipe for hot buttered cider with rum and it’s delicious; here’s what you’ll need:
- 8 cups of apple cider or apple juice
- 4 cinnamon sticks
- 1 tsp whole allspice
- 1 tbsp grated lemon peel
- 2 tbsp of butter (unsalted)
- 1 tsp of whole cloves
- 1 cup of Havana Club dark rum (the yummiest)
Garnish: 10 cinnamon sticks
Combine all ingredients in a large saucepan for 15 minutes bringing to a boil. Strain out all of the spices and pour into mugs, garnish with a cinnamon stick. Makes 10 servings.
One of my most FAVE drinks of all time-tastes like a butterscotch lifesaver!
Source: Drunken Prawns