5 Ways to Avoid Putting on Weight From Alcohol

After I shared the low-down on the 4 "healthiest" things to drink at the bar, a reader (hi, Laura!) posed a fantastic question in response. Though she's already making the relatively low-sugar, low-calorie choices of "liquor + club soda + lime" when she's out, drinking alcohol "feels like the one 'unhealthy' habit left when eating well and exercising. It feels like two steps forward, one step back!" ...more

Easy Starbucks-Inspired Red Cup Lattes You Can Make at Home

It's a very special time of the year. No, I'm not talking about the holidays. I'm talking about Starbucks red cup season! Alas, they are only here for a limited time and it's a busy time of year. It's not always possible for me to pop out to a Starbucks when I get a craving. Luckily, the internet has those moments covered. I was able to find speciality coffee recipes for all of our seasonal favorites. Click, brew, and enjoy! ...more
There is really nothing like a good latte! Especially a holiday one!more

How to Make a Perfect Cup of Iced Coffee

There is nothing like a cup of really good iced coffee on a warm summer day. You know you are in for a treat when the barista hands you a cup filled with liquid that sparkles like a dark diamond. Taking that first refreshing sip, the flavors slowly blossom, starting with the robust, toasted notes of the coffee beans and ending with a slightly sweet flavor that lingers on your lips. There is no need for sugar or milk; with one sip, you are totally in the moment. ...more
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Sparkling Cranberry Spritzer

The health benefits of wine

When I talk about the health benefits of wine drinking, I’m referring to very moderate consumption (five to seven glasses a week), accompanied by food....more

Coquito ~ Puerto Rican Eggnog

‘Tis the season for eggnog and I’m not talking about just any eggnog, No M’aam! I’m talking about eggnog with a tropical twist, Coquito, or also known as, Puerto Rican Eggnog.I was reminded of this recipe after passing all the eggnog in the milk section at my local store today. I can’t believe I haven’t remembered this version of eggnog, especially after going through my coconut phase.Ok, some might want to call it more of an obsession, but what can I say? I absolutely L-O-V-E the tropical, nutty flavor of this island nut. And obsession is such a strong word {chuckle}.Back to this Puerto Rican eggnog, which is still a thick and creamy drink like the traditional eggnog, yet it has no eggs. That’s right, this is an eggless eggnog. Quite an oxymoron there, wouldn’t ya say? Egg-less Eggnog {smile}....more

Make Merry with Christmas Cocktails!

  Fa la la la la, la la la la! ...more

Kale Ginger Margarita

Since, many of you are preparing to host annual Christmas or New year party or planning to make healthy eating and drinking resolutions, I thought someone must be interested in a healthy cocktail....more

Mulled Wine with a Tropical Twist

'Twas the night before Christmas when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse....more



Sugar Free Russian Tea

Folks, I’m in complete denial about Christmas being only a little over a week away. This truly is my most favorite time of time of year and I don’t want to see it end. For me, December 26th is the saddest day of the year. No doubt my love for Christmastime was instilled by my mom who happily tells everyone that “this is her season.”...more

Think Before You Drink That Protein Drink

Ok, so I've been going to early morning spin which means I come scooting into the house just in time to get Lil Man ready for pre-school and Hubby out the door for work. Sometimes I get a shower; sometimes I don't. And breakfast, well that has to be something super quick and on-the-go.Lately I've been getting a protein shake from the gym. I love them. I do. I have them make it with chocolate instead of vanilla. I mean they taste so good. But then I started thinking. You know, maybe they taste a little too good?...more

12 Hot Cocoa Recipes for National Hot Chocolate Day!

Saturday, December 13 is National Hot Chocolate Day—Get the whipped cream ready! -PJ Gach ...more