I don’t know about you, but I like my drinks tart and not sickeningly sweet. Cider, margaritas, cocktails — the less sweet the better. My friend over at Insane for Drinks was kind enough to share Sauza 901 tequila. So good and smooth. None of that cheap stuff they give you for shots in your college dive bar (Salty, I’m looking at you). Plus, JT (i.e. Justin Timberlake) endorses this fine bottle, so obviously it must be good. (Don’t believe me? See here.) Toss in all fresh ingredients and some agave nectar to have a Four Ingredient Margaritas — a lighter take on the classic drink.
I’ve been trying to find a healthier peanut noodle recipe, and then I realized I already had it. With my spiral vegetable slicer and a modified peanut sauce from the South Beach Diet, I was in business. I needed a novel meal apart from my typical salads, quinoa dishes or Italian-inspired spaghetti squash. This Asian Peanut Zucchini Noodles did just the trick. The edamame and peanuts add just the right amount of crunch to the tender zucchini noodles. The peanut sauce is savory, but not overwhelming; it has just the right amount of kick from the red pepper, but subdued by the creamy peanut butter. All in all, the dish is perfectly balanced, as well as tasty, healthy and satisfying.
Caesar salads were the first salad I ate when I was little. (I think it was only to steal my mom’s croutons.) I still really like Caesars now, but they’re usually saturated in a rich, fatty dressing. I found this recipe for a healthier and homemade take on Caesar dressing from The Forest Feast using Greek yogurt and a few other ingredients. Inspired by living in Ithaca and its Moosewood-roots, I decided to try this modern twist on a classic Caesar with Greek Yogurt Caesar Dressing. The outcome was delicious. Continue reading “Spruce Up Your Greens: Healthy Caesar Dressing”