Papaya Smoothie

I’ve mentioned this place before, and I’ll probably mention it again. There’s this Spanish fruit and veg store called La Huerta right around the corner from my house. It is really the most magical place I’ve ever been to when fruits and vegetables are concerned. They have a wall of chilis, and they have so…

Bio-Oil: Nectar of the Gods

If there is any product I swear by, it’s Bio-Oil. I use this stuff for so many things. Most recently, I’ve been using it as a face oil before applying makeup. I love Kat Von D makeup products like the foundation and concealer, but the new concealer formula changed and it doesn’t sit as nicely…

Why You Should Be Drinking Apple Cider Vinegar Daily

Apple Cider Vinegar is one of the items I’ve been including in my daily routine lately. After doing lots of reading about it, I decided the benefits definitely outweigh the strong tingle of vinegar going down your throat every day. Plus, I kind of like the taste lol! When I think of vinegar, I think…

Sweet & Cheesy Breakfast Casserole

Everyone knows the struggle of trying to fit in a delicious and nutritious breakfast while only having a few minutes to spare in the morning. We are all guilty of just grabbing a banana or a granola bar and running out the door, myself included. Well to tell you the truth I was really getting…

Chicken Gyros with Homemade Tzatziki

I love fresh vegetables, and I’m always looking for recipes to incorporate them in that aren’t salads. I also really love to make sauces and condiments, so I decided to go Greek and make some healthy chicken gyros with homemade tzatziki. These Gyros are extremely good for you, and if you use the low calorie…

Soy & Teriyaki Marinaded Pork Tenderloin

Pork tenderloin is a really easy type of pork to make. The oven does a wonderful job at making this cut crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. Pork tenderloin is really hard to mess up if you have a meat thermometer. The perfect temp is 145° (you should take temp at the…

Buttered Cod & Angel Hair

Cod is generally viewed as a bland fish that is used in soups and stews, but I beg to differ! I think it has such a nice texture and flavor, and it’s easy to make too. Plus, with the right seasonings and sauces, anything is possible! This Cod recipe is really good because it’s inexpensive…

Coconut Cake

Coconut is an ingredient that I have recently acquired a taste to, which is very strange because I usually like everything. I’m so glad I am beginning to love it now, because I knew it would be the perfect ingredient in a cake. I’ve had coconut cake from a few local restaurants here in Wilmington,…

Pan Fried Scallops with Lemon Orzo

Is it just me, or do not a lot of people choose not to cook scallops? I think that scallops are more of an ingredient that you would order at a restaurant, but why not make them yourself? It might not seem like it, but they are soooo easy to prepare, and they cook in…

Shrimp and Avocado Salad

This shrimp and avocado salad is a light and refreshing summery bite! It is packed with citrusy and vinegary flavors, making this perfect for outside lunches on a beautiful day. I love this dish because it’s so easy to make, and it’s perfect for lunch because you can make it ahead of time, refrigerate it,…

Vibrant Chickpea Salad

Summer is here, and so are fresh, vibrant ingredients. This chickpea salad is great for a light and refreshing lunch, or as a side for occasions such as a BBQ or a regular weeknight dinner. I used a lot of seasoning and herbs for this dish, and when you let it sit in the fridge…

Strawberry Tart with Chocolate Drizzle

I’m finally starting to get used to beautiful weather almost ALL year around in NC. If this were last year, I’d be in upstate NY all bundled up and shivering.  While searching for fun weekend activities, we came across Lewis Farms, an awesome place that reminds me a lot of the nursery I used to…