Recipe ReDux Mediterranean Feta & Quinoa Egg Muffins

Mediterranean Feta & Quinoa Egg Muffins

The flavors of the Mediterranean pair together deliciously in these nutrient and protein packed Feta and Quinoa Egg Muffins. End-of-summer news flash!!! My {almost } 13 year old daughter, Miss SiSi, decided to become a {lacto ovo} vegetarian2 weeks ago. … [Read more...]

Life Hacks, Duct Tape + How to Make a Frozen Spinach Smoothie

Frozen Spinach Smoothie {Two Ways} Grecian Green Goddess and Ginger Blueberry Bomb

I've got two super nutritious and delicious frozen spinach smoothie recipes to share with you today, plus my top life hacks using duct tape and frozen spinach...[Not together, mind you!} If you think I've gone completely mad pairing duct tape and frozen spinach smoothies in the same post, I absolutely wouldn't blame you! But, bear with me here. They both have one thing in common... … [Read more...]

How to Make the Tastiest Homemade Gazpacho in 5 Minutes or Less

Fresh Homemade Gazpacho in 5 Minutes or Less

This super quick and easy, no-cook recipe for fresh homemade gazpacho tastes like summer sunshine in a bowl! Huge thanks to Danielle Omar and her delicious looking Watermelon Gazpacho recipe that I pinned the other day for the inspiration for this latest Instameals recipe... I was all set to make her homemade gazpacho when I realized my basil and cilantro were sadly shriveled and the shallots I thought I had were nowhere to be found. … [Read more...]

Nutter Butter Butterscotch Pudding Smoothie

Nutter Butter Butterscotch Pudding Smoothie

Divinely indulgent, packed with protein and other super duper nutrients, my "secret ingredient" Nutter Butter Butterscotch Pudding Smoothie is a delicious way to start the day! Disclosure: By posting this Nutter Butter Butterscotch Pudding Smoothie recipe, I am eligible to win a prize in the "Pure Encapsulations PureLean Blogger Smoothie Contest". Pure Encapsulations provided me with a free sample of PureLean Protein powder to create my smoothie recipe.  As always, my opinions of this product, and all products mentioned on The Spicy RD, are … [Read more...]

Recipe ReDux ~ Ginger Matcha Green Tea Infused Chia Pudding

Ginger Matcha Green Tea Chia Pudding // EA Stewart

Ginger and matcha green tea infused chia pudding with coconut milk plus fresh mango or strawberries on top, is an absolute matcha match made in Heaven! Oh my goodness, I think you're going to love this one! I've got 3 jars of this Ginger Matcha Green Tea Infused Chia Pudding waiting for you in my fridge. First come, first serve... … [Read more...]

Coffee Talk + Fresh Strawberry Chia Baked Oatmeal Pie

Strawberry Chia Baked Oatmeal Pie

Pull up a seat because we're having pie tonight.  As in Fresh Strawberry Chia Baked Oatmeal Pie. … [Read more...]

Marvelous Magnesium {Part 1} + A SuperSeedz Pumpkin Seed Giveaway

Bananas Foster Breakfast Bowl w Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Seeds

Did you know pumpkin seeds are nutrition superstars when it comes to magnesium? Oh, and did you also know that one of my favorite new healthy gourmet snacks, SuperSeedz Pumpkin Seeds, is packed with magnesium {over 40 % of the daily recommended intake!} and other healthy stuff??? Now you know. I've got a delicious SuperSeedz giveaway for you to enter, but let's talk magnesium first, because it plays a key supporting role in hundreds of chemical reactions in our bodies, yet it also happens to be one of the most common nutrient deficiencies … [Read more...]

10 Delicious Ways to Enjoy Almonds + A Fabulous Almond Giveaway!

10 Delicious Ways to Enjoy Almons + An Almond Giveaway

Last February 16 was National Almond Day, and in honor of the day, and thanks to the generosity of the Almond Board of California, I was hoping to share some of my favorite healthy and delicious ways to enjoy almonds with you, plus I've got some fabulous almond goodies to give away to you! … [Read more...]

{Almost} Raw Chocolate Walnut Pudding + #OlympicMoms Confessions

{Almost} Raw Chocolate Pudding

#OlympicMoms Confession time... I wanted to share this {Almost} Raw Chocolate Walnut Pudding with you a couple of weeks ago. I created it in the spur of the moment, one morning when I hadn't eaten any breakfast yet {guilty as charged!} and I was having a wee bit of a chocolate craving. Fortunately, as the chocolate Gods would have it, I discovered some leftover black beans in the fridge, along with some raw cocoa powder in the pantry, plus a few other healthy goodies. Yes-beans. In pudding.  Just stay with me here and trust me that … [Read more...]

{Recipe Redux} Pistachio Pairing Party for One

Pistachio Party for 1: Tangerines, Melted Chocolate, Pistachio Nuts & Green Tea

"By posting this pistachio pairing with in-shell pistachio nuts, tangerines, melted chocolate, and green tea, I am entering a contest sponsored by the Pistachio Health Institute and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest.  I received free pistachio samples from the Pistachio Health Institute. I was not compensated for my time." Today you are having a party. It is just for you.  No one else is invited. Shhh...Don't tell a soul. … [Read more...]

Warm Tropical Wild Blueberry Quinoa Breakfast Sundae

Warm Tropical Wild Blueberry Quinoa Breakfast Sundae

Disclosure: By posting this Warm Tropical Wild Blueberry Quinoa Breakfast Sundae recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by the Wild Blueberry Association of North America and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest.  I was not compensated for my time. Ever have a sundae for breakfast? Ever have a sundae for breakfast and feel super virtuous while eating it??? If you have {eaten one that is} that's A-ok. But you could probably eat this "Maine meets the Tropics" inspired Warm Tropical Blueberry Quinoa Breakfast … [Read more...]

Orange Spiced Cashew Cookies {Jam Optional}

Orange Spiced Cashew Cookies // The Spicy RD #vegan #glutenfree #healthy

Last year I was a Grinch, and didn't make you any Christmas cookies.  Not even any super easy, perfect for last minute holiday cookie baking scrumptiously delicious Orange Spiced Cashew Cookies {Jam Optional}. Bah humbug to me! Speaking of the Grinch, did any of my San Diego friends make it to this year's production of The Grinch at The Old Globe?  If not, you should! What a fabulously mean and FUNNY Grinch! {Last show is December 26} Ok, ok...back to these fabulous cookies, which are not only super EASY to make, but also, you guessed it, … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan & My Happy Things: Raw Caramel Dip, A Trip to Palm Springs, & More!

Raw Caramel Dip w/ Sliced Apples // The Spicy RD

So many happy things to share with you today, including a weekend getaway to Palm Springs, the most delicious {and kinda' healthy} raw caramel ever, and a delicious weekly meal plan too! What have you been up to lately?  Pull up a chair and let's chat!!! My Happy Things... HAPPY THING #1 Palm Springs Family Weekend Getaway It's hard to believe that it was only 3 weeks ago that we took a weekend road trip up to Palm Springs for a pre-Thanksgiving getaway with our friends.  It's been so busy, right??? Although I've been to Palm Springs … [Read more...]

Recipe ReDux: Have Tropical Granola, Will Travel

Tropical Granola with Macadamia Nuts, Coconut, and Ginger // The Spicy RD

Imagine the scent of homemade granola laced with fragrant ginger, and studded with tropical macadamia nuts and coconut baking in your kitchen. Divine! Now imagine munching on that same delicious granola on your next plane trip while your fellow passengers munch on airplane food. Lucky you :-) Not so lucky them :-( Packing snacks for a trip, including granola, energy bars, trail mix, and other goodies, has been a way of life for me, ever since I started a gluten-free diet. When you're traveling, especially via airplane, healthy and … [Read more...]

It’s Snack Time! My Stylish and Tasty Giveaway.

els bagel snaps and medleys

You are very lucky readers today, because I have a stylish AND tasty giveaway going on. Part One of this fun giveaway is courtesy of El's Gluten Free Snacks. If you haven't tried El's Bagel Snaps or Medleys before, let me tell you, they are one of my favorite snack "treats".  I say "treat" because, to be honest, the delicately seasoned blend of gluten-free bagel snaps, flax seed corn chips, pretzels, and more, is just a tad bit addictive, so I save them for special snacking occasions. OR, I practice "Safe Snacking" by pairing a portion … [Read more...]