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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APPETIZERS detox DINNER LUNCH SIDE DISH SOSAVORY

|| LEEK, CORRIANDER, APPLE SOUP ||

January 11, 2017
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This soup, inspired by the Beekman Hotel’s restaurant, Fowler & Wells, was one of their amuse-bouches served in a tiny espresso cup to “wet our taste buds”. Let’s not forget to mention that the temperature of this soup was absolutely perfect. Temperature when serving soup in particular is very important to the flavor. I made this for my family as our Christmas Night appetizer or “taste-bud wetter” prior to eating the homemade personal Pheasant Pot Pies. This goes nice as…

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DINNER SIDE DISH SOSAVORY SOSWEET

|| SWEET POTATO SOUFFLÉ ||

January 5, 2017
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This is a dish I learned about up in CT over Thanksgiving. Not that I think it’s necessary to have a “light” dish during my favorite holiday, however, this soufflé version really just creates more room in your stomach for more of other food (see what I’m doing here)! I used to make sweet potatoes with an amaretto cookie crumble top WHICH you cannot go wrong with either. || Sweet Potato Soufflé || 4-5 Sweet Potatoes (peeled and boiled) 2…

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APPETIZERS RETOX SOSAVORY SOSWEET

|| B A K E D B R I E ||

December 29, 2016
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|| Puff Pastry Baked Brie with Rosemary & Preserves || This falls into my NO FAIL category because everyone loves it and you don’t have to be a perfectionist (and barely have to follow a recipe). S/O to Alanna for this one which we’ve made at every gathering since it was first discovered 2 years ago on Friendsgiving! Nothing is better than oozing, gooey, cheesy bread.. amiright? || B A K E D  B R I E  with P U…

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DESSERTS DINNER DRINKS SO THIRSTY SOSWEET

|| M U L L E D W I N E ||

December 29, 2016
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|| T I S  T H E  S E A S O N for M U L L E D  W I N E || Mulled, Stewed, Roasted. All of the things you want in the dead middle of winter. Let’s be real. Nothing is worse than going to a restaurant and ordering a glass of red wine that is chilled (and not supposed to be). Growing up in Vail, Colorado this happens a lot. Temperature is SO key in…

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BREAKFAST detox SNACKS

|| C H I A S E E D O A T M E A L ||

December 15, 2016
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|| S P I C E   U P   Y O U R   O A T M E A L || Oatmeal is one of the healthiest, most filling, cheap breakfasts you can have. Moving to NYC really forced me to get creative with my recipes living on a major budget those first couple of years. When we finally moved into our dream neighborhood, TriBeCa, we joked that we’d have to celebrate with Oatmeal & Bananas- instead of…

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detox LUNCH SOSAVORY

|| T O M A T O G O A T C H E E S E S O U P ||

December 8, 2016

|| T O M A T O   G O A T  C H E E S E   S O U P || This is my favorite lunch repeat recipe. It’s easy, something that is repetitively appealing, healthy & filling. LET’S TALK SOUP: This fits into our detox category because 1) soup is very filling with not very many calories. 2) Sometimes, when your body is telling you you’re hungry, you could actually be just thirsty- hence why broth…

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detox LUNCH

|| D E T O X ||

November 28, 2016

|| DETOX || Prior to the month of holiday parties, massive amounts of red wine & junk food. Inspired by Henries Cafe in Lower East Side- NYC is the delicious Dragon Bowl: DIY DRAGON BOWL Coconut Milk Quinoa 1 C light coconut milk, 1 C water, 1 cup Quinoa Roasted Turmeric Garlic Chicken Bake Chicken breast with turmeric & pressed garlic @ 350 for approx 20 min. Turmeric Cauliflower Chop & roast cauliflower with turmeric & olive oil @ 450…

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