Recipes · Snacks

Plantain Chips with Creamy Tamarind Dip

When Hurricane Irma hit Virgin Gorda with full force on September 6, my husband and I had to say goodbye to the island we've called home for the past year. Coincidentally we were already on a trip to the US to visit family before we knew how bad Irma was going to be and didn't have to face the nightmare of either… Continue reading Plantain Chips with Creamy Tamarind Dip

Breakfast · Dessert · Recipes · Snacks

No-Bake Protein Balls

These super yummy protein balls are like granola bars made simpler. They can be thrown together in about 15 minutes and require no baking. They're perfect for an energy boost before (or after) a workout, a healthy dessert option, or even paired with your morning coffee for a light breakfast when you're pressed for time. I like to make… Continue reading No-Bake Protein Balls

Recipes · Snacks

Herbed Beet & Goat Cheese Spread

I have a love-hate relationship with beets. I'm always drawn to them because of their beautiful magenta hue and the fact that they're an affordable source of healthy nutrients. Then, once I start working with them in my kitchen, that love fades because that beautiful hue stains everything and they taste like dirt. That earthiness you always hear people referring… Continue reading Herbed Beet & Goat Cheese Spread

Recipes · Snacks

Sweet & Spicy Pineapple Salsa

At the moment we are living in the Caribbean for my husband's current job assignment. Although the food options here leave a bit to be desired for spoiled Americans like us, I've learned to adapt and am enjoying cooking with as many locally sourced ingredients as possible. Not only is it environmentally responsible to buy local items, but it's… Continue reading Sweet & Spicy Pineapple Salsa