I’ve written quite a bit about tea, I love it. I have at least 2-3 cups a day! As part of my morning routine, with my breakfast at work (usually post workout) and something to relax me at night. Traditional Medicinals offered to send me a little fall care package filled with delicious tea.
Organic Throat Coat. We keep this in our house year round. Since I’ve had so many sinus issues this year this has really come in handy!
Organic Weightless. After an overindulgent weekend or pretty much anytime you are feeling a bit puffy, drink a few cups of this and it really does help with that temporary water weight.
My nigh time teas:
Organic Night Night. Is it truly helping me sleep. I am not sure but I find the act of sitting with a warm mug of tea very relaxing.
Sames goes for the Organic Chamomile with Lavender. It smells amazing and really does help me relax.
A few of my other favorite tea:
Good Earth Sweet and Spicy
Numi Breakfast Blend
Tulsi Brekfast Blend
Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Harvest
Caribou Coffee Cinnamon Spice
If you have a favorite tea please share it, I love finding new flavors!
With chilly days (temps in the 50’s) being a regular occasion now I have switched over to reds. One of the first bottles I grabbed was from our Swirl Wine Club membership and it was a wine from Isreal. A Kosher wine too. This was actually the first winery that I ever even tried out of Isreal.
Golan Heights winery makes a variety of wines including; cab, chardonnay, merlot, and pinot noir. They have been around since the early 80’s and I’ve really enjoyed the Yardin and Mount Hermon varieties. If you are looking for something new to try or need a Kosher wine, check them out.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Food Should Taste Good. I received product and compensation for hosting an event and developing a recipe.
Yesterday I mentioned our girls night in my Kale and Brussels Sprouts Salad and Food Should Taste Good was generous enough to send delicious chips, goody bags, and recipe ideas for our evening. Besides having just chips and salsa I wanted a warm dip to dig into. Cheesy, creamy and corn dip to be precise. Perfect on a chilly fall evening with dear friends, delicious food, glasses of wine and a roaring fire.
We know how to fill a table with delicious food!
Let’s talk about this corn dip. If you are looking for an EASY recipe to make to bring to a party, this is it. Only a few ingredients and all you have to do is mix it all in a baking dish and go. When this comes out of the oven steaming with melted cheese just try not to eat about half of it. No really. I had to stop myself from eating it all!
Saturday night I had a few dear friends over for dinner, wine, a fire and a chance to catch up. It was low key but a night I think a lot of us needed. There were no hopping clubs or shots just a chance to enjoy delicious food and curl up with a few glasses of wine. It was perfect. Everyone brought something to share and I made a few heartier items. The first one on that list was a Kale and Brussels Sprouts salad. Vegetarian friendly, gluten free and really good. It brought some of those flavors of fall into a healthy salad.
The key to this salad is the raw shaved Brussels Sprouts. With the group I had coming over I knew most of them would be all for the sprouts. I used about a cup and shaved them with my mandolin. They added a great flavor to the salad! Don’t skip them. And I am always the one that makes sure there are plenty of healthy options on the table!
Meatless Monday: Kale and Brussels Sprouts Salad
A great Fall salad with kale, Brussels Sprouts and a homemade dressing.
- 4 cups baby kale
- 1 cup shredded, raw Brussels Sprouts
- 2 ounces blue cheese
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries
- 3 tbsp chopped macadamia nuts
For the Dressing
- 1/4 cup hazelnut oil
- 1 clove garlic, finely minced
- 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
- 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- In a large bowl toss together the kale, Brussels sprouts, blue cheese, cranberries and nuts.
- Whisk together hazelnut oil, garlic, Dijon, balsamic vinegar and salt/pepper.
- Pour over salad and serve immediately.