FOLLOW THE SUN

|| PORTUGAL -THE ALGARVE ||

October 11, 2017
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T H E A L G A R V E: :: : Driving down to the Algarve coast was the perfect escape from the hectic (slightly too touristy after 3 days) capitol, Lisbon. Algoz, Portugal; a quiet little local town about 10 minutes off of the beaten path of the Algarve coast in Southern Portugal. Renting a car here is a necessity. And a convertible is also probably necessary. TO GET THERE:: Lisbon subway to Airpuerto where you can find…

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FOLLOW THE SUN

|| PORTO, PORTUGAL – & the Duoro Valley ||

October 4, 2017
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P O R T O::: :: : As if you’re in a dream. Romantic, beautiful, historical sister wine lover old soul sister of Lisbon. This city is very different as far as the tourists it attracts. Porto is filled with an older crowd looking for more culture and history over party posh scene. This city leaves you feeling as if you had just walked over clouds looking down on the Port wine city of the 1800s. Many of their old…

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BREAKFAST DINNER LUNCH NO FAIL SIDE DISH SOSAVORY Uncategorized

|| SHAKSHUKA ||

August 22, 2017
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For the past 4 months in an attempt to save save save (and stay healthy), I have found myself nearly surviving off of this dish. Shakshuka, is the Moroccan version, Menamen, the Turkish version is a very similar dish- full of veggies & spices. This recipe, that I’ve made my own over the course of the past several months is one that I’ve memorized by heart : : : ::: SHAKSHUU 1 yellow (red works as well) onion 1 medium…

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BREAKFAST DESSERTS LUNCH NO FAIL SIDE DISH SNACKS SOSAVORY SOSWEET Uncategorized

|| COCONUT FLOUR BANANA BREAD ||

July 18, 2017
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| | G-FREE :: I am not normally one to shy away from gluten. When you find a recipe where gluten-free taste better than non-G-free, run with it! | | It took me about 8 try’s modifying this recipe to make it my own and exactly how I like it. Not over-sweet, excessive bananas, extra coconut flakes, less of the sometimes stale-tasting coconut flour, sugar substituted with honey,fewer eggs to avoid making a type of strange banana quiche, and a…

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DESERTS RECIPES SNACKS SOSWEET

| | Q U I N O A, D A T E, C O C O N U T, C H O C O L A T E B A L L S | |

June 7, 2017
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s w e e t t o o t h HELP. When you get in a sugar habit it’s really hard to break it. Sugar triggers a serotonin release so when you’re eating a lot of sugar you will find yourself craving it more and more. Let’s talk salt. I LOVE salt but the more salt you’re eating (most of the time unknowingly- like eating out all of the time) in-turn the more sugar you will crave. Drinking apple cider…

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APPETIZERS DETOX NO FAIL RECIPES SIDE DISH SOSAVORY

|| Z U C C H I N I H U M M U S ||

June 7, 2017
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This falls in my POOLSIDEBODIESSTILLEATINGTHINGSLIKE category because it is much lighter than a normal hummus and easier to digest by substituting zucchini with chickpeas found in your average hummus. Turmeric. This spice is a must have at all times because you can use it in a savory or sweet dish to add a little more flavor. This spice also is a natural anti-inflammatory, natural pain killer & oddly an anti-depressant (which sometimes we need in this bustling city). z u…

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DINNER LUNCH SOSAVORY Uncategorized

|| SARAH’S HABANERO CHICKPEA SUMMER SALAD||

May 8, 2017
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Summertime. Almost. We’re (attempting) to shape up for those long summer nights in minimal clothing. In these months, your skin and hair needs those extra nutrients as well. Salads don’t need to be boring. I have a hard time convincing myself that a salad will satisfy my massive flavorful cravings that I have on a regular basis but this one did it. Nice recipe, Sarah <3  C H I C K P E A S::  rinse and drain can of…

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DESERTS NO FAIL SNACKS SOSWEET

|| MANGO, MACADAMIA NUT, ALMOND MILK ICE CREAM ||

March 3, 2017
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JUST   IN   TIME   FOR   SPRINGTIME   (and Hampton’s body preparation) without sacrificing your prolonged sweet tooth from the Holidays.. I don’t believe in diets, but I absolutely believe in portion control, home-cooked meals (to avoid added sugar & salt), weekday detox, tending to your cravings (in minimal ways if it’s bad food), training your body to actually crave healthy food etc. MANGO MACADAMIA ICE-CREAM B L E N D ::: 2 Cups of Frozen (or fresh)…

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BREAKFAST LUNCH SOSAVORY

|| Q U I C H E ||

January 29, 2017
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Quiche. I crave this on a weekly basis. American’s eat so many eggs- making a quiche can really reduce the cholesterol intake but still covers that protein crave in the AM by adding other ingredients like spinach & cheese. In Istanbul, Turkey, a common egg dish they make, Menamen, only has 1-2 eggs and feeds about 3 people but is cooked slowly with water, cheese, peppers & tomatoes (traditional Turkish recipe to come). EGGS YA’LL MOM’S SIMPLE PIE CRUST 1/2…

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DINNER NO FAIL RETOX SOSAVORY

|| S W I S S F O N D U E ||

January 27, 2017
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Fondue has a very special place within the Hughes family. Maybe because we are about 34% Swiss, maybe because ski/ après culture is what we find the most comfort in, maybe because we aren’t shy when it comes to delicious food and entertaining the people we love with the most delicious food!? Whatever it may be, this also falls into my no-fail category because it’s a crowd pleaser and it’s pretty hard to mess it up. Even if you do…

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