Lighter & Healthier

Blood Orange Curd

Blood Orange Curd

When you whisk together a simple mixture of butter, eggs, sugar, lemon, and blood orange juices, what you get is a beautiful pink shade of spreadable happiness. And a stained white shirt. With the number of aprons I own, there’s really no excuse for that. We’ve whipped up a couple of batches of blood orange [...]

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Grapefruit Curd Squares

Grapefruit Bars

Surpriiiiise! It’s another grapefruit recipe! I hope you’re not tired of them. Because I’m not. If you’re thinking that I must have an entire counter piled high with citrus, you wouldn’t be too terribly wrong. We’ve been cooking, eating, drinking, and baking with it a lot lately. It’s hard to pass up those dirt-cheap bags [...]

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Fruit Skewers with Yogurt Dip

Fruit Skewers with Yogurt Dip

I don’t think I’ve thrown a party in the last 5 years without a pile of fresh fruit, skewered or cut, and a bowl of yogurt dip along side. I do it partly because there’s usually a real need to balance out the menu with something a little lighter and healthier. And partly because I [...]

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Grapefruit Scones

Lighter Grapefruit Scones

With a bounty (15 lbs!) of beautiful Texas grapefruit, Grapefruit Scones were one of the first things on my list to tackle after we replaced our broken oven. I wanted a simple cream scone, studded with grapefruit, that wasn’t to sweet and not too terrible for my waistline. I started with the Basic Cream Scone [...]

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Italian Beef Stew (Crockpot)

Italian Beef Stew (Crockpot)

Can we pretend that I just didn’t use the word “stew?” Because half of the adults in this house turn a sickly shade of green at the very mention of the word. I’ll admit, it’s not the most appetizing word. And maybe it doesn’t always conjure up the most appetizing images. But contrary to what [...]

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Green Monster Smoothie

Green Monster Smoothie

Totally honest here. I would have never, ever tried this if I hadn’t been “January motivated.” That “New Year-Healthier You” high can make a person do really crazy things. Like running to undo that afternoon cupcake snack. And enjoying it. Or deciding to stay in for a healthy dinner and dirty dishes rather than going [...]

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Fish Tacos with Grapefruit and Avocado Salsa

Fish Tacos with Grapefruit and Avocado Salsa

I love, love, love grapefruit. Love it. I always let out a squeal when I see the big 18 lb bags of my favorite citrus in the grocery store each winter. Between salads, margaritas, cookies, cakes, curd, scones, and more margaritas, we’ll demolish a bag every 10 days or so. Even though we have our [...]

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Baked Penne with Chicken & Kale + Microplane Giveaway

Baked Penne with Chicken and Kale

How do you get a 2-year old and a slightly-reformed veggie hater to eat leafy greens? You add pasta. It never fails. We’ve set a couple of goals this year, one of the big ones – and probably the most difficult one – is to eat more plants. There’s a direct correlation between the size [...]

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