Beverages

Blackberries Galore!

One of the perks of living here in the Seattle area are the wild blackberries that abound this time of year.  I’m so used to being able to go to any number of parks, backyards – even the side of the road! – to pick free blackberries, that I can never bring myself to actually…

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Green Smoothies that taste pink!

My passion for nutrition began somewhere late in high school, early in college.  During my sophomore year living in the college dorms, I remember tasting Odwalla Superfood juice for the first time.  Dark green and thick, this juice reminded me of swamp water.  My curiosity was piqued.  Could this possibly taste good?  It certainly looked…

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Power Smoothie for the Winter Blahs…

Don’t you love the way smoothies look before you blend them?  All those gorgeous, bright, contrasting colors.  I always call the kids into the kitchen when I’m about to blend, so they can watch it transform before their very eyes. I’ve been on a bit of a juice/smoothie kick lately.  It seems like my blender…

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Green Juice in a Blender

For the past 5 years or so, a juicer has been on my wish list…along with a host of other kitchen gadgets.  Every time I go to the restaurant Chaco Canyon Cafe in Seattle’s University District, I order a nice frothy glass of green juice, chock full of kale, sweetened with apple, maybe spiced up…

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Ode to Coffee…

What can I say?  I love my coffee.   I do like it black every now and then, especially when it is paired with a dessert.  But I really, really love a good creamy sweet cup of coffee.   With three kids, it is so tempting to drive through the Starbucks line and order myself…

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