Beverages

Beet, Orange, and Ginger Smoothie

I’ve been loving my morning smoothies so much that I recently tried to give up coffee to try to simplify my morning routine. Spoiler alert: I lasted a day and a half. I was already down to just a small cup in the morning (most of the time), and I thought it would just make [read more →]

Kale, Apple, and Ginger Smoothie

Today is the day – I finally start school! I’m weirdly nervous even though all I really have to do on the first day is show up. As much as I enjoyed my long break, I definitely thrive on routine so I’m happy to get started. Lately, I’ve been trying to make green smoothies part [read more →]

So, I ran 20 miles last Thursday…and it was actually a good run! I feel like I’ve been complaining lot this marathon season about being exhausted, feeling hungry all the time, and being borderline injured. I definitely needed this run to get myself back on track. It was a beautiful fall day, and I planned [read more →]

Matcha, Mango, and Ginger Smoothie

The February issue of Bon Appetit this year featured several recipes using matcha. Matcha is essentially green tea powder, but it’s supposedly even healthier than brewed green tea because you consume the entire green tea leaf. I spotted it at my local Japanese market recently and didn’t think twice before putting it in my basket. [read more →]

A Green Smoothie for Beginners

I’m a little behind on the green smoothie trend. A smoothie instead of a meal just does not satisfy me, and I tend to go for more savory snacks. Some might call me a high-maintenance eater. It’s fine. It wasn’t until I started marathon training last summer that I became a smoothie drinker. When I [read more →]

The Presbyterian Cocktail

If you look up “presbyterian cocktail” on the internet, you’ll probably find two things: (1) it’s usually made with whiskey and ginger ale, though the recipe is very much subject to interpretation, and (2) no one really knows why it’s called a presbyterian other than the fact it’s sometimes made with scotch…and the Presbyterian Church [read more →]

Spanish Hot Chocolate

Like I mentioned in my last post, my life is kind of up in the air right now. There’s the fact that we don’t know where we’re living in the fall. I’m also not used to not getting a regular paycheck… It’s not like I can sit around feeling bad for myself. After all, I [read more →]

Blood Orange Old Fashioned

I used to love whiskey, but I must have overdone it at some point because I’ve had an adverse reaction to it for the past couple of years. I’ve found it a little difficult to find a cocktails I like since I don’t like very sweet drinks and usually avoid whiskey drinks. So, I’m doing [read more →]

Happy Election Day! I want to encourage everyone to get out there and vote, no matter which way you stir your pot. And when you’re done, make yourself a cocktail! I get pretty stressed out on election day, so I’m looking forward to indulging a little while watching election coverage later. One of my favorites [read more →]

Barrel Aged Negronis

When Matt and I first moved to the Boston area, we spent a lot of time at Temple Bar drinking their barrel aged negronis. They simply mixed up a large batch of negronis – equal parts gin, sweet vermouth, and Campari – and aged them for 3 months in whiskey barrels. When Matt’s birthday rolled [read more →]

Pomegranate Cosmopolitans

My mom and I tried out a refreshing cocktail recipe the other night to help relieve ourselves from the weekend’s persistent 90 degree heat. Pomegranate Cosmopolitans – from Ina Garten’s Back to Basics cookbook – are a great update on the slightly outdated cosmo. They were sweet, tart, and (stretch) maybe even a tiny bit [read more →]

Dinner with Mom and Ice Wine Martinis

With my parents living in Boston and me living in Chicago, I don’t get home as often as I would like. I grew up watching my parents’ love of food and cooking, so there’s nothing I like more then spending time with them in the kitchen. When I do get home, we always make at [read more →]

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