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    Rustic Cheesecake Bites

    These cheesecake bites are rustic and delicious! They’re lightened up so you can eat two or three and not feel guilty! They’re also not super sweet either, with just 1/4 cup brown sugar, you don’t have to worry about that sugar high. (wink wink) You can also make these ahead of time so they’re the perfect little bite for an afternoon tea or dessert with guests! Makes 30 mini cakes 1 1/4 cups crushed Graham Crackers 4 tablespoons butter, melted Preheat oven to 350 Line a mini muffin tin with mini cupcake liners. Put 1 package of Graham crackers into a Ziploc and whack with a wooden spoon to make crumbs! Mix…

  • Fab Food & Drinks,  Fitness & Wellness

    Green Goodness Smoothie

    Need a great, nutrition-packed smoothie? This is just the ticket. It is really tasty, and you can make it sweeter depending upon your tastes (just add some agave nectar). Healthy, delicious and bursting with superfoods! This can be your new go-to recipe when you’re craving a smoothie. 1 cup vanilla almond milk 2 handfuls spinach 1 handful kale 1/2 large banana 1/2 frozen blueberries 1/2 plain or vanilla greek yogurt 1/2 cup orange juice Ready for a really complicated process? Put everything blender, and… drumroll, please? Blend it up!  Pour into your favorite glass and savor the healthy, deliciousness! Note: depending upon your blender you may have to add the spinach and kale in batches…

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    Butterhorn Cookies

    I love the taste of Butterhorn cookies and have recently learned that they’re quite hard to find. I checked our local coffee shops, even Starbucks and Nordstrom cafe with no luck, so on a rainy Monday afternoon I decided to make my own, and I really liked the result (By liked the result I mean I ate 5 in the first 20 minutes of cooling!!)  Preheat oven to 350 2 cups flour  1 tsp. Salt 8 Tbsp Cold Butter (1 stick) 5 Tbsp. Cream Cheese (2.5 oz) 3/4 Cup Plain Greek Yogurt One Egg yolk Filling: 3/4 Cups Brown Sugar 1 Tsp. Cinnamon Mix flour, salt, Butter and Cream cheese…

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    Delicious Chickpea Salad

    This Chickpea salad is divine! We made it last week to accompany grilled salmon and it was a winning combination. It’s packed with veggies, protein and goat cheese too! It’s super versatile and you can add whatever veggies or cheese you have on hand! Ingredients 2 cans chickpeas drained and rinsed 1 cup grape tomatos 1 red bell pepper chopped 3 green onions 1 avocado 3 tbsp goat cheese Start by rinsing 2 cans of chickpeas. Slice grape or cherry tomatos and toss them in. Next, slice half a cup of green onions and add them to the bowl. Follow this with one chopped bell pepper. I love avocado, and…

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    Rustic Rhubarb Tart

    I recently was given fresh rhubarb from a friend and I’ll tell you what, I couldn’t get home fast enough to bake it into something scrumptious! Tart, sweet, and well downright delicious, this will have you sitting by the oven like a child on Christmas morning! Preheat oven to 375 degrees 1 package store-bought pie crust 4 Cups fresh rhubarb, sliced into 1/4″ slices 1 cup fresh strawberries, quartered 3 tbsp flour 1 tsp vanilla ½ cup of sugar  1/4 tsp orange zest 1/2  tsp cinnamon Slice rhubarb into 1/4 inch slices, place in mixing bowl, add sliced strawberries and mix with flour, vanilla, sugar, orange zest, and cinnamon. Set…

  • Fab Food & Drinks,  Fitness & Wellness

    Fresh and Fab Carrot Orange Smoothie

    This smoothie is SO delicious. It’s sweet and slightly nutty from the hemp seeds. Great for breakfast or a mid-day pick me up or just your daily dose of vitamins!  Makes 4 smoothies 1/4 cup Hemp Seeds 1/2 Teaspoon Tumeric 3/4 cup yogurt 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk 1 scoop vanilla protein powder 1 scoop collagen powder 1/2 banana 1/3 cup chopped carrot 1/2 cup orange, peeled and cut into small pieces 1/2 teaspoon orange zest 1 cup frozen mango  Place all ingredients in blender, blend until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve! Enjoy this tasty treat! xx, T (Peanut Butter & Jelly Chronicles)

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    4th of July Oreo Pops!

    These Oreo pops are so fun and festive! Easy to make and even easier to eat! All you need is a bag of Oreos, some candy melts, and cake pop sticks! This treat is loved by kids and adults alike! 1 bag of Oreo cookies 1 bag white candy melts 1 bag red candy melts 1 bag blue candy melts cake pop sticks festive sprinkles Separate Oreos Heat candy melts in microwave in 30 second intervals until fully melted, keep stirring after each interval Add a little dollop of candy melt on the non-filling side of Oreo, add the stick and sandwich together with the filling side of the Oreo.…

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    Summertime Fish Tacos

    These tacos are great for a hot summer evening, they don’t require very much cooking and best of all, most of this recipe can be made ahead of time. All you need is a margarita and some cute summertime cocktail napkins and you’re good to go!  Fish: 1 1/2 lbs cod or white fish 2 tablespoons taco seasoning 1 lime, juice and zest Place fish in a ziplock bag, sprinkle with taco seasoning and add lime zest and juice, let marinate for at least 4 hours or more.  Salsa:  2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved 3 cloves garlic, crushed in a garlic press 1 cup frozen fire-roasted corn or regular frozen…

  • Fab Food & Drinks,  Fitness & Wellness

    Rainbow Smoothie

    Lately, we have been trying to “eat the rainbow” everyday! Focusing on healthy food choices and eating as many fruits and veggies as possible. This smoothie contains all the colors, Red berries, Orange zest, Yellow banana and mango, green spinach, and Blueberries! Not only is it nutritious but it tastes great too! Makes 4, 1 cup servings 1/2 cup greek yogurt 1 1/4 cups almond milk 1 cup frozen blueberries 1/2 cup frozen fruit medley (we used mango, banana, strawberry medley, you can use any berry assortment that you like) 3 tablespoons oats 2 big handfuls spinach (definitely an official measurement!) 1/4 teaspoon orange zest 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (really good…

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    Perfect Easter “Quarantini”

    Easter is one of my most favorite holidays, which is why it warrants a specialty cocktail! This Easter specialty cocktail is so festive, yummy and pairs well with pretty much any food! Here’s a fun tip too, since you may not be able to celebrate today with your family today, send them this recipe, call them up and have a virtual Easter Martini aka: Quarantini together! Recipe: 4 oz. Empress gin (hailing from Victoria, BC, this gin is made with 8 different botanicals but gets its color from butterfly pea blossoms!) 1 oz. dry vermouth Lemon for garnish. Start by cutting a wedge of lemon, squirt a bit of the fresh…