• Fab Food & Drinks

    Blueberry Lemon Yogurt Loaf

    This light loaf is the perfect addition to your Sunday morning coffee. It’s light, yet rich and lemony too! You could also add a blueberry compote with a scoop of ice cream and serve it for dessert! Yum, Yum! Preheat oven to 350 Degrees Ingredients 2 cups flour 2 teaspoons baking powder pinch of salt 1/2 granulated sugar 2 eggs 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup coconut oil zest of 1 large lemon (add more if you want a pucker!) 3/4 vanilla extract 1 1/4 cups greek yogurt 1 cup fresh blueberries (if using frozen, thaw before adding and drain out water) Grease a loaf pan and set aside. In…

  • Fab Food & Drinks,  Simply Fun

    Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

    These cookies are perfect for Valentine’s, Galentine’s, or any “tines” day! Cake-like, full of flavor, and fun to make, bet you can’t just eat one! Makes 20 cookies  Ingredients 1 1/3 cups flour 3 tbsp cocoa powder 1 tsp baking powder  1/4 tsp baking soda  1/4 tsp salt 1/3 cup brown Sugar 1/3 cup white sugar  1/4 cup butter (room temperature)  2 eggs 2 1/2 tsp vanilla  1 tsp red food coloring  1/4 cup powdered sugar  In a bowl combine your dry ingredients; flour, cocoa powder, baking powder & salt. Give it a quick whisk and set aside. In a large bowl cream butter and sugar together with an electric…

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    Baked Broccoli

    This is one of our most favorite sides. Baking the broccoli brings out a somewhat “nutty” flavor and it can be the perfect addition to a salad, pasta dish or just have it as a side dish. This recipe is simple, foolproof and well, downright delish. Preheat oven to 400 degrees 3 cups broccoli, trimmed into bite-sized pieces (I usually make them smaller if they’re going into a salad) 2 tbsp olive oil 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp pepper Place Broccoli in a mixing bowl, toss with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Bake 20-25 minutes Warning: Once this comes out of the oven a few pieces will inevitably be consumed…

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    Fancified Avocado Toast

    Step up your brunch game with this outside the box take on Avocado toast. Instead of using “toast” we opted for mini waffles. They sure are a crowd-pleaser, they’re hearty, healthy and they look super cute too!  Waffles 1 1/4 Cup all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled 1 1/2 Tablespoons sugar 1 Teaspoon baking powder 1/4 Teaspoon salt 1/2 Cup 1/2 Cup plain greek yogurt 4 Tablespoons butter, melted Topping 4 eggs 3 small tomatoes 1 small avocado Salt Pepper Place waffle batter in a large bowl, whisk all ingredients together until smooth and combined. Drop spoonfuls onto waffle iron and cook to your desired “done-ness”  Place 1 waffle on a…

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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…

  • 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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    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…

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    Superfood Breakfast Cookies

    This is the perfect ‘grab and go’ cookie. They are not only nutritious and loaded with superfoods like pumpkin, flax seeds, cinnamon and of course some chocolate but they’re also really durable, I like to pop one into a baggy and toss it into my purse to curb my afternoon “hangriness”! Preheat oven to 325 1 cup oats 1 cup flour 1/2 cup chocolate chips 1/2 cup walnuts 1/2 cup pepitas 1/2 cup rasins 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 2 tablespoon flax seeds 1/2 teaspoon baking powder Pinch salt (about 1/4 teaspoon)  1 cup canned pumpkin 2 tablespoons butter, melted  1 teaspoon vanilla 3 tablespoons agave nectar  1 tablespoon milk Combine dry…