Strawberry Balsamic Sauce – Three ways!

Strawberry Balsamic Sauce – Three ways!

Two ingredients, three recipes! Strawberries plus balsamic vinegar makes a chameleon sweet-tart sauce for: 1)Refreshing no-added-sugar ‘shrub’ mocktail 2)Accompaniment for grilled chicken 3)Ice cream sundae topping. A shrub is a beverage made with a syrup of fruit, vinegar and sugar, and takes a couple days…

Minty Blackberry Mojito

Minty Blackberry Mojito

The pot of fresh mint nestled in the landscaping by my front door is inspiring recipes as I walk by: mojitos, minty ice tea or lemonade, yogurt tzatziki, salsas, and a few more mojitos!

Summer Smoothie Fest

Summer Smoothie Fest

Berry Banana Smoothie 1          frozen banana, broken in chunks 1          cup frozen blueberries 1          cup orange juice 1          cup plain yogurt or milk* 1          tablespoon wheat germ (optional) Combine ingredients in blender container. Cover and blend on low speed at first, then high speed until…

Kale, queen of greens, smoothie

Kale, queen of greens, smoothie

Tangy Kale Carrot Swirl Makes 1-3/4 cups 2 cups packed, torn kale leaves 1-1/2 cups carrot juice 1 Tbsp. seasoned rice vinegar (try Nakano mango or citrus flavor, or “original”)     Rinse kale thoroughly before tearing. Combine ingredients in blender container. Cover and blend on low speed…

Merry Minty Christmas

Merry Minty Christmas

I’ve felt honored to create recipes for Dreyer’s ice cream for many years. When they requested a series of simple yet clever peppermint ice cream holiday recipes, I was challenged to top the success of the Peppermint Brownie Presents I created in 2001. Easy and…