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I made the smoothie Jennifer Lopez claims to drink daily last week (green from spinach) but the frozen banana masks it and you'd never know except for the lovely green shade that spinach was in it. Very tasty:

12 Easy Smoothies for Hot Days Recipes from The Kitchn
6/30/14 03:12 PM

Great tips. I do high protein, low carb as part of my post weight loss surgery diet (8 years now, maintaining -158 pound weight loss) I can usually find something at a restaurant (ax the starch, ask for veggies) but I always carry a shaker bottle with a travel packet of protein powder or a protein bar/nuts in case the only choice is a limited room service menu or greasy spoon

6 Tips for Traveling With Dietary Restrictions Travel Tips from The Kitchn
6/20/14 11:05 AM

I love cauliflower. Looking forward to trying a few of these! I don't eat rice or pasta so cauliflower is a nice alternative. I used it the other day to make a deconstructed Sicilian "Rice Ball"

10 Recipes You Can Make With a Head of Cauliflower Recipes from The Kitchn
6/9/14 11:32 AM

Aww thank you for the lovely compliment. Made my day!

How I Freeze Smoothie Ingredients in Individual Serving Bags Tips from The Kitchn
6/1/14 03:23 PM

I do this but I don't freeze the ingredients ahead... just toss all the components into Ziplocs: Remember to label them though unless you like a mystery ;)

How I Freeze Smoothie Ingredients in Individual Serving Bags Tips from The Kitchn
5/29/14 08:30 AM

I love bento boxes. Great for making sure meals are balanced and portion control.

10 Beautiful and Slightly Insane Bento Boxes on Pinterest
3/15/14 11:41 PM

Love the blue color. Do you have a name, brand?

Kirstie's Colorful English Townhouse House Call
2/17/14 03:54 AM

Clean out your pantry (donate to a food bank) and spices.

Fresh Start: 5 Things You Should Do Every January
1/17/14 12:33 PM

I have a bento box. I love it... makes me feel like one of the cool kids at recess. Some of my favorite past lunches: For me, it's a way to visually see my meal is balanced (I do high protein, low carb.) It's great for portion-control (just don't fill the box full of chocolate) and it's much more appetizing to look at separate compartments than a clump of cold whatever.

Learning to Actually Pack (and Eat) Lunch: 3 Tips from a Recovering Lunch Buyer
9/4/13 06:24 PM

Yum. Some of these are great! I take my favorite protein shake and turn it into ice cream to cool down in the summer heat:

15 Frozen Treats to Beat the Heat Recipes from The Kitchn
7/22/13 10:15 PM

I love Red Walnuts. One of current favorite breakfasts feature them I get mine at the Temecula, CA Farmer's Market.

Look! Red Walnuts
4/23/13 06:20 PM

Here's how I do them: I add protein powder too for an extra boost. They are great instead of ice in smoothies or just popped in your mouth for a cold treat.

How Can I Make Homemade Yogurt Bites? Recipe Questions
7/13/12 04:16 PM

I love zucchini and summer squash. Thank you for the great ideas. I can't get enough of them. I use them as a pasta alternative grilled instead of lasagna noodles or rolled like this for a pastaless manicotti.

Summer Squash: 15 Spectacular Recipes for Zucchini, Yellow Squash, Pattypan & More
7/6/12 09:38 AM

I am loving strawberries right now. Some of my favorites: I do no added sugar, low carb cooking/eating (health reasons) so the natural summer sweetness of strawberries is big time celebrated at my house.

20 Summery Strawberry Recipes Recipe Roundup
6/4/12 11:24 AM

I have the behemoth Ice-50BC sitting on my counter all summer. I love it but if anyone wants to hear each other speak while its on I have to downgrade to my old Ice-20. If one of them heads to the ice cream man in the sky this one is next for sure. I love making protein ice cream great guilt free dessert on hot summer nights.

The Cuisinart ICE-100 Ice Cream and Gelato Maker Product Review
5/22/12 12:15 PM

I love Spelt... acts very much like white flour but nuttier, yummier and way better for you. I make awesome crepes with it:

Beyond Whole Wheat Flour: 3 Delicious Whole Grain Flours You Should Try Now
5/1/12 02:32 PM

I'm making Deviled Footballs: Love these suckers.

New York Pizza & Boston Cream Pie: A 2012 Super Bowl Menu
2/2/12 02:23 PM

I love Torani Syrups. Vanilla, Caramel, Hazelnut and Irish Cream are the common coffee flavors. Be sure to have a sugar free option (they make those) I get these variety packs (gifts with coffee or protein - I do shakes a lot) a few months ago they had a holiday assortment too. I like it better than creamers as they are often full of oils, fats, some are dairy, and they often require a fridge or ice.

What Are the Best Syrup Flavors for Mixing with Coffee?
Good Questions

1/11/12 10:01 AM

Paper bags are great, those $1 store lunch bags. I use them for all my veggies. Haven't had many spoil since I've done that. Just be sure to write (or let the whippersnappers draw the veggie picture) on the bag or they become mystery bags you have to keep opening.

How to Store Mushrooms: Two Methods
1/11/12 09:52 AM

Strawberry Cannoli are a fav of mine: :)

Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free Treats for a Birthday Party?
Good Questions

12/26/11 03:10 AM