Mar
10

Green Smoothie Series

I’ve always been a smoothie maker, but I haven’t always been a GREEN smoothie maker. I can prove it: Cherry Chocolate Sundae. One of my girl friends mentioned that we need to start making more green smoothies so I took it upon myself to come up with 4 different GREEN smoothies that taste good. Mission accomplished. I’m feeling so healthy lately! 

In the next 4 days, I will share the ingredient mix for each of the 4 green smoothies I have been sipping on lately: 
Avocado Pear
Strawberry Spinach Kiwi
Orange Greensicle
Tart Green Apple

Many people are turned off by green smoothies simply because they can’t wrap their mind around adding kale and/or spinach to their morning sweet treat however green smoothies can taste really really good if you can find the right mix of ingredients…. which I will offer inspiration for over the next few days.

Love

Crista


Dec
17

Garlicky Lemon Brussels Sprouts

I’m currently obsessing over… you guessed it, Brussels Sprouts.  
It seems I’ve always got a bag of ’em in the fridge these days.
What I love about Brussels Sprouts (I love everything about Brussels Sprouts) is that they can be made with a variety of different flavor options. Recently, I made a Brussels Sprouts dish with Grapes but THIS TIME I went the garlicky, lemony, cheesy route and it was gooooood.

Garlicky Lemon Brussels Sprouts
Author: 
 
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds brussles sprouts, trimmed and halved
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons butter (non-dairy or dairy), melted
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese
  • sea salt & pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. On a baking sheet, toss the brussels sprouts with the lemon juice, lemon zest, parmesan cheese, and garlic and then drizzle with the melted butter and olive oil.
  3. Roast for 20-30 minutes or until tender and golden.

This may be one of my favorite Brussels Sprouts recipes yet….

Oh, and PS. EASY.

Garlicky Lemon Brussels Sprouts

Garlicky Lemon Brussels Sprouts

Love

Crista


Dec
05

arize kombucha-2

A few weeks ago, I was having a conversation with a buddy of mine and we were debating whether or not kombucha needs to be refrigerated after opening. You see, after I open a bottle, it takes me half the day to drink it… and I’m not always near a refrigerator to store it in-between sips…..

arize kombucha

At a food market in Chicago, I met these guys who were selling this Arize Kombucha, they don’t think it is necessary to refrigerate kombucha after it has been opened, however we all agreed that it does taste better when it’s cold. 

If you are NOT going to refrigerate your kombucha after opening, it is recommended that you drink it within the day. The longer it sits out, the more vinegary kombucha will taste, AND it will continue to ferment.

SO it is BEST if you can keep your kombucha cold, but  if not, it’s not the end of the world, and the kombucha is still drinkable if you let it sit out for a good portion of the day….

arize kombucha-4

Love

Crista