Beverages

Vanilla Blueberry Lassi

March 11, 2013 Beverages

  I am a lassi fiend these days. I drink them in the mornings and many evenings for dessert. I love the tartness of the yogurt and the mild sweetness of the blueberries. And they aren’t a total calorie bomb like so many smoothies out there. I got on this lassi kick a few weeks [...]

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Tangerine Sparkler

February 25, 2013 Beverages

  All the glitz and glamour of last night’s Oscars put me in the mood for something bubbly. A fizzy drink that I could toast, clank, and sip while waiting for the winners to be announced.  The tangerines were ripe and the champagne chilled to perfection. Cheers. Ingredients: Adapted from Cooking Light 1 1/3 cups [...]

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“Witch’s Brew”

October 28, 2012 Beverages

  I can always conjure an excuse to eat ice cream. These glasses of “witch’s brew” are nothing more than your basic coke float with chocolate ice cream instead of vanilla. The bubbles and fizz give it a magically eerie effect that’s fun for party guests and kiddos. All you need is a quart of [...]

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Pineapple, Mint and Coconut Milk Shake

July 23, 2012 Beverages

Here we are, midway through the summer. The heat these past months has steered me to lighter foods so that if I had to choose a theme for this summer’s eating, it would be, surprisingly, vegan.  It’s not something I consciously aspired to, but everyday decisions helped me get there. Being a vegetarian it’s easy [...]

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Vino Cola Granita

July 12, 2012 Beverages

Remember that time I mixed red wine with Coke and made a crazy delicious cocktail? I’ve been at it again, this time in frozen form. I know it sounds kooky, but it was a big hit with friends and family last week on vacation. A couple of these on the shaded porch was the perfect [...]

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Cilantro Tequila Lemonade

June 29, 2012 Beverages

Let’s cool off a bit. I’m about to head out of town for a long, lazy week in the mountains with the family. I could not be happier about this. As the summer days grow longer and hotter, I find myself craving all things cool and refreshing. Like this lemonade. It’s as sassy as my [...]

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Pimm’s Cocktail

May 21, 2012 Beverages

I could use a drink. Seriously. My office has been gearing up for some tough litigation and, as far as I’m concerned, we’ve all been concentrating way too hard. This will not do. My brain is swollen and my head hurts. And I feel so jealous every time I see people out at happy hour, [...]

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New Year’s Eve Cocktail Ideas

December 30, 2011 Beverages

Whether you’re hosting or simply toasting, you’ll need something festive in your glass to ring in the new year. Here are some of my favorite Keep It Simple Foods cocktails of 2011 to get you ready for the celebration. A few of these ought to warm up the party. Cheers! Ginger Lime Rickey Vino Cola [...]

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Pumpkin Vanilla Smoothie

November 20, 2011 Beverages

I think I’ve finally managed to crawl out of my breakfast rut. It took a little effort and more than a few tries in the kitchen, but, thanks to this smoothie, I am once more excited for breakfast! (Who am I kidding?- I can once more tolerate breakfast and that’s saying a lot!)  I know [...]

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Cake Vodka Milkshake

September 28, 2011 Beverages

I just inhaled one of these before sitting down to type. So, I’m just a wee bit tipsy. And on a sugar high! Please bear with me. Let me back up a bit. A week ago, my friend Jenny sent me a friendly, little care package with this beauty inside. It’s cake. flavored. vodka!!!!! Of [...]

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