Tantalizing Turkey and Sweet Potato Meatballs

I always thought I wasn’t a meatball kind of girl. I hated the meatballs that sat on top of my spaghetti. The mere mention of them ruined a perfectly good meal. Maybe it was the cheese that was hidden in every single batch, or the mix of pork, veal, and beef that seemed ever present where we dined. So it was out of complete desperation and boredom with our weekly...

Do you know what happens when you stop eating sugar?

Have you ever tried to cut refined sugar out of your diet? If you’re anything like me, this is how it goes. Day 1: You feel invincible. You’re 100% committed to the cause, and feel like a goddamn champion for being able to restrain yourself. Day 2: The headache starts. At first it’s a dull ache. And then it becomes a stabbing pain. You begin to question your resolve and...

6 flavor combinations that will make you the smoothie queen.

I’m pretty sure what started out as an attempt to get more fruits and veggies in my diet is now a full-blown addiction. Things I’ve learned about myself since I reintroduced smoothies back into my life: I feel a thousand time better when I start my day with fresh fruit. I am not a fan of mixed berry smoothies. The raspberry, blackberry, blueberry, strawberry smoothie I had this morning was...

Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette

I’m pretty sure this entire post falls into the category of #firstworldproblems and also #thisiswhatyourewritingabout, but here we are.  The tale begins with a love affair for balsamic vinaigrette. I honestly can’t remember the first time I had it, but I’m sure it had everything to do with Caffe Giovanni (back when they were on Carson St. next to Mallorca). Their house dressing was so good, I used to straight...