Snacks

Pickled Vegetables Recipe

Albert Einstein oncle cleverly described insanity as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. I’ve been mulling over this thought lately. If nobody ever did something new, something out of their comfort zone, then there would be no development in society. Companies are always encouraging employees to “think outside the box”. We are …

Nutty Chocolate Protein Bars {Recipe ReDux}

Happy National Nut Day! (And no, I’m not talking about your crazy uncle or co-worker) In honor of this special day, The Recipe ReDux has challenged us to share a healthy nut-filled recipe. A moderate amount of nuts can add a healthy punch to your daily diet. These nutty chocolate protein bars make a great post-workout …

Avocado wrapped in Prosciutto

Have I ever told you about the prosciutto made in the Slovenian Karst region? Kraški Pršut (Karst Prosciutto) Basically just a leg of dried, cured ham, what makes this special is simplicity and climate. There are only a few key ingredients: high quality pork sea salt Burja-the name of the strong wind that blows here time-12-16 months …

Grandma Devlin’s Bran Raisin Muffins

Grandma Devlin’s Bran Raisin Muffins are just the perfect thing for breakfast, tea, or a snack. And with a pat of Irish butter, they are just to die for. Not to be confused with the cereal “Raisin Bran,” these muffins are made with actual bran, which is the outer-most layer of the grain. It’s generally …

Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Cookies {Recipe ReDux} (Paleo/Vegan)

What goes best with chocolate? PEANUT BUTTER!!!! This month’s Recipe ReDux theme challenged us to make something healthy with our favorite chocolate match, and well…chocolate and peanut butter are pretty much a match made in heaven if you ask me. This chocolate chip banana nut cookie recipe is the perfect combination of peanut butter chocolaty-ness, …

Baked Rosemary French Fries

What’s your guilty food weakness? Mine is french fries. Not just any ol’ french fries either–the one’s from McDonalds. It’s a sentimental thing for me. Growing up, my mom and I would sometimes go through the McDonald’s drive thru, get some french fries, and just sit in the car and talk. As the oldest of …

Apple Cinnamon Granola Crunch {Recipe ReDux}

Can you guys believe it’s fall already? I feel like I completely missed summer. The weather was very mild in Monterey, California. Then I moved to Slovenia at the end of July, and only got a couple weeks of warm weather before it started feeling like fall. I love this time of year though when the …

5 Minute Bruschetta

5 minute bruschetta www.tasteofdivine.com

With endless options for toppings, bruschetta never gets boring. This is my go-to recipe for a quick and simple appetizer when I’m entertaining, or for just using up old bread. This 5 minute bruschetta recipe starts with a good loaf of bread. It can be whatever bread you want really, but I think it works …

Strawberry Kefir Smoothie

I like simple and I like healthy.  This strawberry kefir smoothie is both.  With only three ingredients, it’s quick to whip up and hits the spot after a hot summer run. One cup of kefir has 14 grams of protein, making it perfect for a post-workout recovery smoothie! Kefir is kind of a cross between …

Whole Wheat English Breakfast Tea Shortbread {Recipe ReDux}

When I saw this month’s Recipe ReDux’s theme was “cooking with tea”, I was stumped.  I had never even thought about cooking with tea, much less tried it before.  Tea to me was something to be drank, not eaten. So I did a little research online and found you can replace water with tea in …