Best Green Smoothie Recipe — Pineapple + Spinach (DF)

Best Green Smoothie | This is the Pineapple Spinach Smoothie recipe I make every morning. It provides an energy boost for a productive morning and I look forward to eating it every day! I know I gave you an orange mango smoothie recipe last week, but this is the best green smoothie recipe I’ve come up with and it’s the one Eric and I drink every morning, so I wanted to share it with you!

This weekend we were busy hosting brunch for my brother-in-law’s birthday and some of my recipes got real life taste-testing experience. We devoured my paleo Dutch Baby topped with strawberry chia seed jam, scrambled eggs, sweet potato breakfast potatoes and fruit. It was delicious and a wonderful time to gather with the family.

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Dill Pickle Snack Mix (Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

Dill Pickle Snack Mix | Just like the Betty Crocker recipe for Dill Pickle Ranch Chex Mix, but it's gluten free and dairy free! It's a delicious road trip snack or game day mix and it's perfect to make ahead and bring to work or school throughout the week.

Recently a few co-workers were talking about this Dill Pickle Ranch Chex Mix recipe at bettycrocker.com and how incredibly addictive it is. I absolutely LOVE dill pickles and chips, and once I finally got up the courage to try the slightly odd dill pickle chips I was completely hooked. So, naturally, when I heard how good this snack mix was, I wanted to come up with my own gluten free, dairy free Dill Pickle Snack Mix recipe so I could enjoy it too! Continue reading

Peanut Butter Protein Balls (Gluten Free, Vegan)

Easy Peanut Butter Protein Bites Recipe | Just two of these little protein balls packs a healthy snack punch: 8 grams of protein and 5+ grams of fiber. My first time attempting to make any sort of energy or protein balls was a recipe I found on cottercrunch.com. Lindsay Cotter is the creator of Healthy Bites, which are essentially delicious protein or energy balls in any flavor you can imagine.

I’d attempted a peanut butter truffle recipe over the holidays that seemed similar and it absolutely failed, so I kind of assumed this would be another recipe I couldn’t make work. But as soon as I tried these No-Bake Maple Vanilla Nut Latte Protein Bites, I was hooked on them as a snack and ready to develop my own recipe!

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Easy Homemade Guacamole

The BEST Guacamole | In Fine Fettle
Photos by Caitlin Abrams

I’m fairly certain I inherited my mother’s gene for being resourceful with just a few ingredients in the kitchen. Case in point: Eric and I were going to attend a party and we were asked to bring an appetizer. We didn’t have time to run to the store, so I rifled through our pantry and scrounged up some corn tortillas that were a little past their taco prime, a few cherry tomatoes, and an avocado that was surely about to go bad any day. We made them into homemade chips and guacamole and it was a huge hit at the party! This is a surprisingly easy appetizer that’s hard to mess up. And believe it or not, it’s cheaper and much more delicious than buying a bag of chips and a tub of pre-made guac.

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Brined and Roasted Rosemary-Chile Almonds

This Brined and Roasted Rosemary-Chile Almonds recipe is perfect to make as a party snack! [gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian, vegan]

These. Almonds. Are. Bomb. The original recipe appeared in the October 2014 issue of Bon Appétit Magazine, and that month I made them for a party I was hosting. Everyone absolutely loved them! One guest even said he’d pay for nuts like these. Quite the compliment for a home cook!

Since they were such a hit, I decided to make them again when attending a 2015 New Year’s Eve party. Once again they were well-received, so even though I didn’t develop this recipe myself, I wanted to share how to find the recipe so you can make them too! Continue reading