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Coconut Rose Smoothie

December 3, 2014


While the cold temperature hardly lends itself to “smoothie” weather, sometimes I just want to mix it up.  When I saw a recipe containing coconut, strawberry and ROSE I knew I needed to put on some gloves and suck it up (no pun intended).


Coconut Rose Smoothie

  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 large frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk (organic, full fat)
  • 1/2 cup coconut water
  • 1/4 teaspoon rose water
  • 1-2 handfuls of ice
  • 1 date (chopped)
  1. Add ingredients into a blender and mix until combined.
  2. Garnish with raw shredded coconut and enjoy!




Blood Orange Granita

May 28, 2014


One of my family’s favorite restaurants is Evvia in Palo Alto (or their sister restaurant Kokkari in the city).  While we always over indulge with each course, we somehow always have room for dessert (don’t you hate how that happens!?)… and this is the PERFECT, most refreshing (and guilt free) dessert of them all.


Blood Orange Granita

  • 4 cups juice of your choice (we used blood orange juice… watermelon and strawberry are other great options)
  • 1/4 cup simple syrup
  • a squeeze of lemon juice
  1. Combine mixture and pour into a metal rimmed baking sheet.
  2. Freeze for 3 hours.
  3. Once set, use a fork to scrape dessert into a slushie consistency.
  4. Top with frozen Greek Yogurt (I literally mean freeze a tub of full fat Greek yogurt and use an ice cream scoop to serve it atop your granita).



Burnin’ Love!

February 14, 2014


Whether you are spending the night with your sweetie or out with your girls on the town, this conncoction   is perfect way to kick off St. Valentine’s Day!



Spicy Strawberry Margarita

  • 1 1/2 blanco tequila
  • 1 oz Cointreau
  • 1/2 oz agave nectar
  • 3/4 oz lime juice
  • 2 strawberries
  • 1/2 tsp diced jalapeño
  1. Muddle strawberry and jalapeño in a cocktail shaker.
  2. Add ice and remaining ingredients.
  3. Shake for 10-15 seconds and strain into an ice filled glass.
  4. Bottoms up!

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Strawberry Grapefruit Poptail

August 16, 2013

What do you get when you combine a popsicle and a cocktail? A poptail!

Strawberry Grapefruit Vodka

When Pintrest first became the “hot thing” there was this image of a Corona Popsicle that kept popping up… eventually I just had to make it for myself… and was pretty bummed that they didn’t taste as great as they looked (what did I expect… I don’t even like beer that much to begin with!). So… when I came across this amazing line-up of “adult popsicles” I was pretty excited to give another recipe a try!


Strawberry Grapefruit Greyhound Poptail

From Bakers Royale

  • 8 oz Grapefruit Juice
  • 12-14 Strawberries
  • 5 oz Vodka
  1. Puree grapefruit juice and strawberries in a blender. 
  2. Once combined, add vodka and puree for 20 more seconds.
  3. Pour mixture into popsicle molds and let freeze overnight.
  4. Enjoy quickly because these puppies melt… FAST!

Strawberry Mint Tart

July 24, 2013

Strawberry Mint Tart

Looking for the perfect dessert to bring along for a summer picnic or BBQ?

Look no further (speaking of… learn the difference between farther and further here) – Strawberry Mint Tart.

This treat is light, refreshing and easy to make… Add it to your “to try list” stat!