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Fresh “Green” Juice

kale, romaine, apple, lemon and cucumber juice

Now, y’all know that when I get into something, I get into something. Case in point, refrigerator oats. My new thing: juicing. And this juice—a hearty blend of kale, spinach, romaine, cucumber, green apple, and lemon—is the one that started it all. Not exactly the first juice that I would have thought could convert me. But, sure enough, it did. Color me shocked that it was sweet and refreshing. The Hubster, on the other hand, told me that it looked and smelled like I was drinking a salad. I think he was having a hard time getting past the green color. And the fact that there were three different kinds...

Fresh “Orange” Juice

Fresh Carrot and Citrus Juice

I will be the first to admit that juicing isn’t exactly a topic that gets me all worked up. That is, until now. The Hubster and I had decided a few weeks ago that we wanted to do a cleanse of some sort. We had been eating out a lot, and eating some really unhealthy things (think burgers and fries). We also knew that my parents were coming for a visit, making it hard to keep up with any sort of program while they were in town. So, we put our idea on hold until after my parents left. We got a bit discouraged when we were researching the kind...

Pomegranate Orange Sparkler (Non Alcoholic)

pomegranate orange sparkler

I think it’s pretty safe to say that I’ve become a obsessed with making sparklers. Maybe it’s because I can’t have the alcoholic variety. Or maybe it’s because I used to love soda. OR, maybe it’s just because they are super (ahem) simple to make, and taste really effing good. Either way, they are on the agenda almost every single week. And with family coming in town, I had the perfect excuse to whip up another batch. Something that my sister-in-law and I could enjoy while The Hubster and my bro had a beer. This time, a combination of pomegranate and orange seemed like the thing to do. The verdict...

Lemon-Lime Sparkler (Non Alcoholic)

In my pre-health conscious life, I was a soda fiend. More specifically, I was a Coca-Cola fiend. I was known to polish off a mere 2-liters of the brown stuff a day. Think it’s a coincidence that I also suffered from migraines on a regular basis? (I don’t.) In a meager attempt to curb the caffeine addiction and do something good for my body, I switched to Sprite, and would reserve my Coke consumption for the days when the migraines crept in. That switch lasted for maybe two months before I relapsed and went back to the caffeine; the Sprite just wasn’t cutting it. It took another two years before I...

Pear Sparkler (Non-Alcoholic)

pear sparkler

I think it’s pretty safe to say that I’ve become a bit obsessed with making mocktails. Partly because their awesome. And partly because the real thing makes me super ill. (Stupid intolerance to alcohol.) The obsession started with Joy the Baker’s homemade ginger ale. I made it last year around the holidays and was totally hooked. This year, I wanted to try something new. I also happened to have some leftover pears from our pear applesauce that needed to be put to use. The end result was a big hit with our family. And is a great addition to any holiday party. Speaking of holiday parties, Edgar Snyder & Associates—a...