Mom’s Classic Banana Bread/Muffins

December 22, 2014

Normally, I aim for healthy recipes but I’m a real pushover when it comes to the holidays. There are some goodies that I just can’t live without—like banana bread. I’m a banana-fanatic (try saying that fast five times). We always have...

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Chile Colorado

December 8, 2014

This authentic Mexican meal has a history of long-held tradition and is tied in with local folklore. It also happens to be easy to make. Every time I go home, it’s on my shortlist of home-cooked must-haves. Chile Colorado is considered...

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Juice: Cinnamon Apple Spice

November 3, 2014

One of the best things about this time of year is the rich use of spices, and I can’t get enough of tasty cinnamon. But did you know that cinnamon doesn’t just taste amazing, it also helps lower bad cholesterol? This fall, try my...

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Beef Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce

September 29, 2014

Nothing excites me more than the sound of food trucks honking their horns. It reminds me of growing up on the Border and walking over the bridge into Mexico, and the waft of spices coming from those street vendors was always so...

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Juice: Cool As A Blueberry

September 22, 2014

It might be said that we know more about what not to eat—processed, salty, and sugary foods— than what to eat, but there are some foods with proven healing properties that cannot be overlooked. Many of these medicinal foods are great...

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Kung Pao Shrimp and Wasabi Quinoa

September 15, 2014

Sometimes the old taste buds are calling for something exotic, but there’s nothing worse than going to the grocery store and not being able to find the exotic ingredients listed. Here’s one of my favorite recipes with an easy-to-find...

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Juice: Grapple Berry Mint

September 8, 2014

It isn’t a secret that grapefruit is chock-full of vitamin C, which can come in handy during cold and flu season, but this fleshy fruit also contains citric acid, natural sugars, and many essential oils. Not to mention it possesses...

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Singapore Fried Quinoa

September 1, 2014

While living abroad, one favorite place that holds some of my fondest memories is Singapore. That place might very well be responsible for my strange fondness for humidity and maybe the reason why you can catch me running at 3pm in the...

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Chunky Gazpacho

August 4, 2014

I have to admit the thought of cold soup scares me like ketchup on ice cream. I’m a hot soup lover through and through, preferring it piping hot, in a deep bowl, and in front of a roaring fire. As you can imagine, Texas summers put a...

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