Seriously just wait until watermelon is officially back in season (I’m already partaking…but you know when it’s at it’s best, it’s well…it’s best. DUH).
Right now I’m enjoying the short strawberry season here in NYC. And once you try a fresh seasonal local strawberry, there ain’t nothing else like it. It is THAT good.
And if you know anything about fresh strawberries, they do not last very long (besides the instant snacking), they are super delicate. So I when I brought home two pints of these sexy thangs and had a few stalks of rhubarb, I thought why the heck not.
Sometimes a candy bar seems like the cure for all of life’s woes. But seriously, sometimes there is immense comfort in the forbidden foods. This is why I don’t make foods taboo and I usually just find a way to make that pleasurable and decadent item WAY better.
A few weeks ago I had a client who noticed that when she was feeling stressed she would go straight for the Reese’s Peanut Butter cups. These were her drug of choice. The moment she bit into that chocolatey peanut buttery cup that melted as she savored each bite, she felt euphoric. It was like nothing else mattered because it was just her and that peanut butter chocolate orgasm.
Pumpkins, pumpkins, pumpkins everywhere! And I’m not just talking about the pumpkins all over my house. I kid you not there must be at least 20 (small and large) cleverly arranged for Halloween and fall spirit. Just two days ago Matt and I carved a Nightmare Before Christmas inspired pumpkin that twinkles with grin of Jack Skellington himself. And it’s so badass! Now that’s what I call Halloween spirit.
But aside from the decorating, there is an abundance of pumpkin flavored everything and to be honest, it can be quite sickening. Fall doesn’t have to be all about the fake pumpkin flavored treats and you know it! So I decided it would be fun to turn this pumpkin madness into a spooktacular green smoothie. This baby has all you can want in a fall beverage with some extra protein and is reminiscent of a punkin’ (yes, punkin’) pie. You won’t even realize you’re having something healthy. It will be gone in about three slurps. No joke 😉
Keep reading for the recipe (YOU WILL WANNA MAKE IT RIGHT NOW!)
Over the last few weeks or so I have found myself really drawn to self-care and self-love. I wake up slowly, move slowly, don’t force myself to adhere too strict of deadlines to keep me less anxious. I’m also treating myself to really grounding, calming foods. Yeah, that is totally a treat to me. As weird as that may sound to some, taking the conscious effort and making the time to create something is absolutely an act of self-love and self-care.
In case you are not already aware, I am on a cooking rampage. Legit, I have never been so inspired in my entire life. I’m hungry to try new recipes almost every single day and I am just thrilled to share so many recipes with all of you amazing people!
Early last week I made strawberry jam (with a hint of lemon, don’t knock it ’till you try it) and I have pretty much put it on everything from muffins to oatmeal to toast to just plain ‘ol licking it off the spoon. Yup, it is that good. You can actually get the recipe here.