What To Make With Ripe Mangoes (Recipes)

how to use a ripe mango

Learn how to wake up a dormant fruit tree, keep squirrels from stealing all your produce, and how to make delicious recipes, using organic mangoes!

Paleo Fruit Roll Ups: How to Make Mango Leather


This recipe for paleo fruit roll ups – aka, mango leather – comes from my mom, who makes it usually once or twice a year. It’s a healthy snack that kids can help to make…

Summer Entertaining: Fast, Easy, Low Calorie Recipes & Snacks

spicy watermelon gazpacho

You’ve shed the weight to wear the hot swimsuit this summer. You’ve got an amazing sun-kissed glow. You feel great. Now, how to stay away from the hamburgers, hot dogs and potato salad you find at every BBQ and poolside party? If you’re looking for quick summer meals, snacks and drinks to enjoy poolside, head […]

Summer Cocktail Recipe: Lavender Lemon Martini

lavender lemon martini

Looking for something light and refreshing for your summer cocktail soiree? Try this fragrant, tart cocktail from Waiting on Martha’s Mandy Kellogg Rye. Lavender & Lemon Martini by Mandy Kellogg Rye Ingredients: 2 oz. Smirnoff Sorbet Light Lemon Vodka 1 oz. lavender syrup (or 1-2 drops lavender bitters with simple syrup or agave to taste) […]

How To Make Tabouli: A Gluten Free Salad Recipe With Quinoa


Tabouli, taboule, tabbouleh, and tabouleh…whichever way you spell it, this Levantine cuisine favorite is traditionally made from bulgur wheat, tomatoes, finely chopped parsley, mint, onion, and seasoning.   For those looking to reduce to eliminate wheat from the diet, quinoa makes for a great substitute in this traditional Lebanese salad. Want to make it into a meal, instead of […]

Fall Recipes: Salmon, Cucumber & Kale Quinoa Salad with Lemon Dill Tahini Ranch

Salmon over Quinoa Salad

This recipe comes to us from the Beehive, a bohemian eatery and restaurant in Boston, MA. Chef Rebecca Newell has created a healthy dish for call: the Salmon, cucumber & kale quinoa salad with lemon, dill, tahini ranch dressing ($28 at The Beehive). This salad is a healthy choice, and is definitely not lacking in […]

Kale: It Means ‘Hope’ In My Language. Oh Wait, It Means Salad.


I suppose I wouldn’t be a good vegan if I didn’t offer you a recipe for kale salad; and to indulge the stereotype even more, I used hemp seeds on it this time around.  If you were to take  something that was previously used solely as a garnish on every salad bar and buffet line  […]

7 Summer Cocktail Recipes For Picnics, Barbecue, and Grilling


This year, the July 4th holiday falls on a Friday, which means a three day weekend of fun! If you’re one of those fortunate few, get your grill and picnic party on with some Americana themed booze. As the burgers are cooking, the pool splashing, and the sun shining, complete your holiday weekend with these a […]

10 Non Beef Burger Recipes For Summer Grilling

Red Lentil Cauliflower Burger by Vegan Richa

Everyone loves a good burger and this list provides 10 non beef burger recipes for your summer grilling pleasure

Thai Mango Sticky Rice Recipe

mango sticky rice thai recipe

  We love ethnic foods, and especially desserts! One of our favorites during summer is the mango sticky rice that appears on the menu at local Thai restaurants. This recipe comes from Jun, a food blogger in Indonesia. We’ve adapted it for American measurement purposes. Try it for your next Sunday dinner party-we’re sure it […]

How to Make a Classic Daiquiri Cocktail

hemingway papa doble lime daiquiri frozen

Contrary to the opinion of bartenders behind the stick at TGI Fridays, Bahama Breeze, and other American chain restaurants, a daiquiri-as it was originally created, did not come in neon colors and flavors. A classic daiquiri was traditionally made from white rum, lime juice, and sugar (or simple syrup), shaken and strained into a chilled cocktail […]

Big Batch Drinks: Our Favorite Summer Party Cocktail Recipes

summer cocktail recipes

Whether you’re planning for a 4th July weekend block party, complete with fireworks, music, and fun, or just celebrating at the beach, a party-friendly cocktail means fresh ingredients, easy, pre-made punches, and things that go great with barbecue! Here are our top picks for crowd-friendly cocktails that will keep you having fun, and out of […]


Pineapple martini Cocktail recipe

Father’s Day is almost here, with National Martini Day right around the corner! Celebrate Dad with these fun, golf themed martini cocktails, made just for him. In the Weeds By Cassandra Rosen 5 oz Chai Tea Syrup* 5 oz Azzurre Vodka 2 lemon slices 4 fresh blackberries Garnish: lemon twist Muddle blackberries and lemon slices […]

5 Low Calorie Cocktails To Enjoy This Summer

Summer Cocktail

This summer, skinny cocktails, antioxidants, and ‘healthy’ beverages are all the rage, especially with that slew of pool party Evites sitting in your Gmail, and the beach beckoning for you to come and play. The kids are out of school, the temperature is rising, and you’re just itching to get out in the sun for […]