The Top 10 Produce Trends for 2016

January 3, 2016

Dragonfruit

I have a fortunate relationship with a fantastic produce company – Melissa’s Produce, and was recently invited to their holiday party. They are the leader in specialty produce, and at the party, they revealed their top 10 produce trends for 2016. You’re the first to know besides me, but before we get started, did you know that the USDA recommends 7-13 servings of fruit and vegetables per day? PER DAY! It may sound like quite a bit, but it’s really not, it just takes a little research and determination to get yourself there!

So, without further ado – the top 10 food trends to look out for in 2016!

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Top 15 Recipes of 2015 & Cheers To The New Year!

December 31, 2015

Enchilada Breakfast Pizza, and a collection of other spicy, decadent and healthy recipes

Here we are again, at the cusp of a New Year! Isn’t it so exciting? I love the idea of a fresh start after the decadence of the holidays & tired routines we’ve gotten into. Now is the time to shake things up, and start (or try to start) some new routines and habits. I’m definitely of the school of thought that you shouldn’t wait until the new year to start a better habit, but that doesn’t mean we can abandon New Year’s resolutions entirely either! We can have our New Year’s resolutions and resolutions throughout the year too. That was the driving force behind The Resolution Files, where I feature healthy recipes throughout the year. Even though it petered out towards the end of the year, I did a little revival not too long ago, and I hope to continue the series with fervor in the coming months!

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Sugar Cookies with Habañero Peppermint Frosting

December 19, 2015

Sugar Cookies with Habañero Peppermint Frosting

Habañero is one chile that I absolutely adore (after Hatch and Serrano, of course)! It delivers quite a punch for this little orange pepper, and is great in both savory and sweet applications alike! When I was growing up, one of my favorite candies were Hot Tamales. They were the inspiration for this dish, trying to re-create that spicy sweetness in the buttercream for my Grandma’s famous sugar cookies!

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Feed Your Brain Rock Star! Christmas Cookies Round-Up Edition

December 18, 2015

Natalie Wiser-Orozco from The Devil Wears Parsley photographing her Peppermint Habanero Sugar Cookies
Hello there and happy Friday! Apologies for no recipe post this week. Like you, I’ve been busy preparing for Christmas, making cookies, attending holiday parties, and dealing with some scary and disappointing personal stuff, but hey! I’m still here, and still in love with life. I have you guys, and that’s pretty damn amazing. I’m grateful for YOU!

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