Recipe // grilled halloumi watermelon bites with pistachios & mint

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Summer, summer timeeee, can you hear me? The sun seems to have (finally) broken through here in Seattle, so we’re taking every opportunity possible to eat outside and enjoy our new deck furniture. Today I partnered with Truvia to share my favorite appetizer recipe that is super easy to make and will totally delight any summertime guests you have: Grilled Halloumi Bites!

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Recipe // the Paloma-rita for Margarita Week

Happy Margarita Week, you guys! It’s my second year in a row participating in this and I couldn’t be more excited to share this recipe for the Paloma-rita. It’s sort of a mash up of two drinks I really love: a Cadillac margarita and a Paloma. Both use the refreshing, bright taste of grapefruit, but I’ve changed things up with smoky mezcal and a bit of mint for a cocktail that’s perfect for Cinco de Mayo (or really any occasion, to be honest).

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how I stay hydrated (even when I’m too busy)

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This week has definitely been one of those weeks. Not only do we leave today for warm and sunny Palm Springs (yay!) for a wedding, but I also have loads of deadlines, some last-minute renovation projects that need to be done, and I haven’t even thought about what to wear! But as busy as I am, I know that getting dehydrated will not help anything. I’m definitely a happier, more productive person when I’m hydrated! Recently, Brita was kind enough to send me their new Stream Pitcher and I am pretty much obsessed.

Keeping reading to learn all about what makes the Stream so innovative + get my quick infused water recipes that have helped me kick my soda habit!

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recipe // the dirty shirley (with homemade grenadine syrup!)

Every Friday night, Sean and I go to the same local bar. It’s 2 blocks from my house, we don’t have to get dressed up, and their burgers are really, really good. I was having a rough day and I asked our bartender, Phyllis, with whom I’ve grown quiiite close, for something strong. She whipped up this Dirty Shirley and I knew immediately that I had to share it with you guys. If you’re having a crappy day and want an easy-to-make cocktail that’s delicious and strong… this is it.

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recipe // tropicante margarita with Patrón

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A good margarita is one of life’s greatest little luxuries. While a classic margarita is always delicious, I like to be a bit more adventurous. When Patrón reached out to tell me about their #MargaritaOfTheYear contest, I knew this was the time to change things up and try something different! They helped me craft a cocktail featuring my favorite of their tequilas and some unexpected ingredients (plus, a dash of spice).

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Recipe // cucumber infused gin & tonic for spring

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March means 2 things: St Patrick’s Day and spring! A classic gin & tonic is the perfect springtime cocktail for its light, herbal flavor. As is the case with most classics, I like to put a special twist on my G & T, so I teamed up with Truvia to share a delicate cucumber infused simple syrup that’s perfect for spring — with wayyy fewer calories!

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recipe // vanilla mango protein smoothie + my best fitness tips

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With January come and gone, I still find myself focused on my health and fitness goals. I’ve got my trainer and my workout regime on lock, but I am still working on my healthy eating goals — so imagine my excitement when Burt’s Bees reached out to share the news of their new Protein Shakes! I decided to combine my favorite fruit (mango) with the vanilla powder for a delicious, filling smoothie that keeps me energized and feelin’ strong after a good workout.

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