Raspberry Smoothie

We went berry picking this weekend in the New York Catskills. We came home with copious amounts of blueberries and a sizable amount of raspberries (about a quart). I have plans for all the berries we don’t devour fresh (which we are doing a very good job of). If I have enough raspberries in a…

Doogh (Persian Yogurt Soda)

I wanted to make my husband very happy, so along with a Persian dinner, I decided to make some doogh.  Doogh is a yogurt soda that is pretty much the most popular dinner drink in Iran. Doogh is sour and fizzy and minty. For non-Persians Doogh may be an acquired taste. We would go to Persian…

Date-Banana Smoothie

My husband says bananas are the perfect food, but I say the same thing about medjool dates. So, for the ‘perfect’ breakfast smoothie, why not combine the two? Add in some almond milk and vanilla and it is a yummy and healthy way to start the day! This recipe is for one, it is easily multiplied…

Smoothie Time

We spent our vacation on the beach on Hilton Head Island, SC.  It was beautiful… But it was also very hot, and very humid… The last thing I wanted was a hot or heavy breakfast.  It was Smoothie Time! Our favorites were… Pomegranate Berry Smoothies And Mango Blueberry Smoothies Pomegranate Berry Smoothies 1/2 cup pomegranate…

Cucumber-Melon Smoothie – San Diego Cooking Adventure, Part 3

It is my last day in San Diego, time for another treat, i.e. another smoothie with wonderful fresh fruits and veggies!  I decided that today was my day to go green and use green – honeydew, cucumber, and lime. Heather and I had had a wonderful brunch in La Jolla – Amazing huevos rancheros and…

Carrot Mango Lemon Smoothie – San Diego Cooking Adventure, Part 1

While staying with friends in San Diego, I got to try some cooking with a whole new bunch of local foods!  So the first order of business was a trip to the Hillcrest farmers market. What a treat that was!  Lots of things we don’t get in the mid-atlantic:  mangos, figs, almonds, olives, freshly dried…