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A Spicy Sweet Potato Chip Recipe You Won’t Feel Guilty About

A Spicy Sweet Potato Chip Recipe You Won’t Feel Guilty About
We feel sorry for chips. They get a bad rep. But not all of them are created equal. And no, we aren’t talking Lays. If you’re a potato chip lover, your best bet is making your own at home (It’s
Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Smoothie Recipe By Top Chef’s Candice Kumai

Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Smoothie Recipe By Top Chef’s Candice Kumai

Call us simple girls, but we love Fall pumpkin anything. Homemade PSL? Check. DIY pumpkin foot scrub? Check. Pumpkin beauty products? Check. Pumpkin pie oatmeal recipe? Check. How to use pumpkin for your skin? Check. A list of the health benefits
Cooking for One: Mini-Quiche and Grain-Free Granola

Cooking for One: Mini-Quiche and Grain-Free Granola

As if anyone needs the reminder that they’re single, cooking for just yourself can be seriously difficult. Almost every recipe you find is for at least 2 portions, and if you aren’t a fan of leftovers, you end up wasting
Muffin-Top Free Muffins and Bikini-Friendly French Toast

Muffin-Top Free Muffins and Bikini-Friendly French Toast

We don’t care how badly we want those bikini bodies, it’s never enough to completely give up our sweet treat breakfasts. Celebrity trainer and CEO/Founder of Clutch Bodyshop Ashley Conrad understands our dilemma, and is making sure this summer, we
Candice Swanepoel’s Secret Smoothie Recipe

Candice Swanepoel’s Secret Smoothie Recipe

If we’ve said it once, we’ve said it a million times- if Candice Swanepoel talks about anything even close to related to the secrets behind how she maintains her unearthly looks, YOU LISTEN! Got it? We’ve already stalked out her
The Most Amazing Coffee Almond Smoothie

The Most Amazing Coffee Almond Smoothie

Although they don’t get used as often as they should, almonds make an amazing smoothie ingredient. Not only do they satisfy cravings and leave you feeling fuller longer thanks to their protein and fiber content, they’re also a source of
7 Gluten Free Recipes for Spring Produce

7 Gluten Free Recipes for Spring Produce

Spring is right around the corner, 17 days to be exact- this means jeans are about to turn into shorts, sweaters into tanks, and swimsuits aren’t far behind. Lucky for us, Spring also means a whole new crop of fresh
Shaved Vegetables with Garden Herbs

Shaved Vegetables with Garden Herbs

“The thought of shaved raw vegetables in the context of a salad may appear odd or unusual, however the individual flavors of the vegetables are easily identified.” -Chef John Coletta of Quartino Ristorante & Wine Bar Prep Time: 20 minutes
Acquerello Asparagus Risotto

Acquerello Asparagus Risotto

Chicago’s Quartino Ristorante & Wine Bar has an extensive menu featuring a wide array items to meet the needs of your vegetarian and vegan friends and family. Their tasty Acquerello Asparagus Risotto is one of many to try during your stay
Rei Do Gado Mango and Arugula Salad

Rei Do Gado Mango and Arugula Salad

This simple salad is light on ingredients and heavy in flavor. Serve by itself for a healthy and delicious lunch or savor it as a perfect partner to grilled meats and fish. Prep Time: 10 minutes Serves: 2-4 Ingredients 1
Rei Do Gado Passion Fruit Mousse

Rei Do Gado Passion Fruit Mousse

Always save room for dessert! This light and airy mousse is a snap to put together. With simple, easy to find ingredients and a one-step prep, this dessert is the perfect ending to any meal. Prep time: 5 minutes Serves:
Skinny Espresso Martini

Skinny Espresso Martini

Happy hour just got a lot more exciting. Is there anything better than a chilled and creamy espresso martini after a long day at work? Hardly. What about an espresso martini that takes out the sugary junk and clocks in
Flavored Ice Cubes for Summer

Flavored Ice Cubes for Summer

Nothing screams summer like a tall, cool glass of [fill in the blank]. Whether for you that’s water, iced tea, lemonade, etc., it can be easy to get bored drinking the same thing everyday, which is why it can’t hurt
Classic Caipirinha Cocktail – Brazil’s National Drink

Classic Caipirinha Cocktail – Brazil’s National Drink

After one sip, you can certainly see why this cocktail is considered by many to be the National Cocktail of Brazil. But don’t let our cocktail recipe limit you – San Diego’s Rei do Gado restaurant also serves fruited variation
Coconut Oil Broccoli Recipe

Coconut Oil Broccoli Recipe

When was the last time you made broccoli and had it described as “dessert broccoli” or “cookie broccoli?” Unless you used this recipe, probably never. And actually, had you previously told us that our taste buds would form an obsession
100 Calorie Avocado English Muffin Snack

100 Calorie Avocado English Muffin Snack

We have a long time love affair with avocados here at HBL. We use them in our lunches, salads, burgers, you name it! We just can’t get enough, and we shun naysayers who ditch avocados for fear of eating too
3 Ingredient Chocolate Mousse

3 Ingredient Chocolate Mousse

You know that feeling when a dessert comes along that’s so easy to make, yet decadent enough to deceive your taste buds into thinking it’s much more elaborate than it really is? Enter the 3 ingredient chocolate mousse. Not only
Recipe: Healthy Homemade Peanut Butter

Recipe: Healthy Homemade Peanut Butter

Peanut butter is a staple in most households, especially those with kids. And while it technically has a lot going for it nutritionally (protein, fiber, magnesium, potassium, B6, etc.), not all PBs are created equal. We know that “choosy moms choose
Quinoa Salad with Black Beans, Kale, & Avocado

Quinoa Salad with Black Beans, Kale, & Avocado

My favorite whole grain is quinoa without a doubt. It’s low-fat, gluten free (limits bloating), helps to lower cholesterol, and has a super high fiber content. Not only all of that, but it also has a good chunk of protein.
Homemade Creations – 4 Healthy Energy Bar Recipes

Homemade Creations – 4 Healthy Energy Bar Recipes

Do you love granola bars? And did you know that most of them are loaded with extra sugar, preservatives and artificial colors? Nothing beats the flavor, nutrition and taste of homemade energy bars. Here are our picks for 4 mouth
How Your Taste Buds Are Being Misled

How Your Taste Buds Are Being Misled

Consumer research has confirmed that taste trumps nutrition when it comes to our food choices. …Not terribly shocking, huh? Of course we’d all prefer to eat foods that tickle out taste buds, and yes, fried dough topped with sweet frosting
The Award Winning 100-Mile Cocktail

The Award Winning 100-Mile Cocktail

100 Mile Cocktail An international contest among mixologists at Four Seasons across the globe, and embodying the Hawaiian value of Lokahi, or unity, led to the creation of a sustainable cocktail that blended ingredients from within a 100 miles from
Whole Wheat Pancakes

Whole Wheat Pancakes

Looking for a simple breakfast recipe that is both nutritious and delicious? The following recipe is easy to make but big on flavor. Plus, it’ll give you the power and energy to start the day off right! When I was
A Romantic Dinner for Two: A Sweet Ending “Chocolate Dipped Strawberries”

A Romantic Dinner for Two: A Sweet Ending “Chocolate Dipped Strawberries”

As Valentine’s Day approaches, our thoughts turn to romance. In this series, we share with you how easy it is to create an intimate, romantic and delicious Italian dinner for two in under 30 minutes (You’re welcome!). Think of it
A Romantic Dinner for Two: The Dinner “Ravioli with Sage Butter”

A Romantic Dinner for Two: The Dinner “Ravioli with Sage Butter”

As Valentine’s Day approaches, our thoughts turn to romance. In this series, we share with you how easy it is to create an intimate, romantic and delicious Italian dinner for two in under 30 minutes (You’re welcome!). Think of it
Health Boosting Smoothies

Health Boosting Smoothies

Breakfast, lunch, snacks, desserts, or as their very own meal, smoothies can do it all! They’re super nutritious, and perfect to drink any time of day. And no matter your personal tastes or nutritional requirements, the possibilities are endless. Smoothies have
6 Brit-Inspired Appetizers

6 Brit-Inspired Appetizers

We love appetizers, and we love Downton Abbey. Put those together, and what do you get? A list of 6 brit-inspired appetizers (handpicked by our guest blogger) that we’d like to imagine Mrs. Patmore might whip up from the Downton Abbey Cookbook.
Spicy Thai Peanut Noodles

Spicy Thai Peanut Noodles

A healthy diet doesn’t have to be boring, nor does it mean having to give up all your favorite foods. Despite all the doom and gloom about the evils of carbs, pasta can be a delicious and nutritious part of