Healthy Green Recipes

Healthy Green Recipes / @loveandlemons

There’s no shortage of delicious green ideas on the internet right now, but I thought I’d pop in and share a few of my favorites. Whether you’re a resolution maker or not, I think we can all agree that a little extra kale around this time of year isn’t a bad idea. (Click right on the photos to go to each recipe, links are also at the bottom of the post).

Healthy Green Recipes / @loveandlemons

Oops, how did these get in here:

Green Recipes / @loveandlemons


pictured:

Matcha Mango Smoothies
 / Coconut Matcha Latte
Kale Stem Pesto / Mint & Matcha Iced Tea
Ginger Citrus Soba / Spaghetti Squash with Chickpeas & Kale
Brussels Sprout & Avocado Rice / Edamame Dumplings
Pistachio Ice Cream / Jalapeño Margaritas

Peanut Butter Goji Berry Granola Bars

Peanut Butter Goji Berry Granola Bars / @loveandlemons

Happy New Year!

Today I’m guest posting over at Better Homes and Gardens’ Dish Delish Blog. These granola bars were inspired by their recipe for Chocolate-Peanut Butter Granola Bars which reminded me of the ones my mom used to pack into my school lunch everyday. I might not have that Barbie and the Rockers lunchbox anymore, but I thought it would be fun to recreate this favorite afternoon treat in a healthier way.

Peanut Butter Goji Berry Granola Bars / @loveandlemonsPeanut Butter Goji Berry Granola Bars / @loveandlemons

My version is packed with goji berries, chia seeds, pistachios, pepitas, (and of course, chocolate)…

Peanut Butter Goji Berry Granola Bars / @loveandlemonsPeanut Butter Goji Berry Granola Bars / @loveandlemons

These are so quick & easy to make. Click over to the BHG Dish Delish Blog for the recipe details!

winter wines (& food pairings)

winter wines & food pairings / @loveandlemons

Happy almost new year! I hope you all have some really fun plans tonight. Jack and I are going to have a pretty quiet night at home (because, omg, it’s freezing out!), but the wine will be flowing, nonetheless. Here are some bottles we’ve been enjoying recently. All are under $16(!), and are available at wine-carrying Whole Foods Stores.

pinning: fun & festive cocktails

fun & festive cocktail roundup

I got a twitter notification the other day that said “congratulations, exactly 3 years ago you started with Twitter.” I’m not really one for remembering anniversaries, much less blog-o-versaries, but holy crap, 3 years and around 300 recipes later, here we are. I just have two words at the moment: THANKS & cheers!

I’ve been narrowing down some new years eve cocktail ideas – here are a few that caught my eye, check out these and more on my holiday cocktail pinboard. And if you have any ideas, of course leave them below.

Image credits:
Edible Perspective  /  Wedding Chicks  /  Cookie and Kate

our apple spice cocktails  /  Design Love Fest  /  Saveur

Shannon Kirsten  /  Stir and Strain  /  Bakers Royale

Flourishing Foodie  /  Martha Stewart  /  Style Me Pretty

Minty Millet & Pomegranate Salad

Minty Millet & Pomegranate Salad / @loveandlemons

I’m calling this my “Merry Christmas Millet Salad”… because why wait until January to eat a little lighter and brighter? This salad is full of everything I love – pretty pomegranates, pistachios, fennel, & mint… and it’s tossed in a light but tangy tahini dressing that’s sweetened with big squeezes of orange.

Minty Millet & Pomegranate Salad / @loveandlemons

If you don’t have millet, you could just as easily sub quinoa. I use the two pretty interchangeably (especially when I forget to label my bulk bin bags). What I love about millet is that it almost tastes like semolina couscous, but it’s entirely gluten free and a healthy whole grain. It works really well here with the sweet nutty flavors of the pistachio & tahini.

Minty Millet & Pomegranate Salad / @loveandlemons

I hope you all have a merry Christmas and a happy, healthy holiday!