Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you and yours a very happy holiday season!




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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Turkey-Day!!

Alton Brown's Roast Turkey

Make sure you check out my Thanksgiving post over at Makes me wanna Holler.

Hope you all have a delicious day. 

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Happy Election Day!


Regardless of which box you check, exercise your right to vote. It's important.  It's your right
Rock the VOTE
#vote #exerciseyourright

Here's a little something sweet for your election party...



Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!


Delish Sweet Severed Fingers by Little Ferraro Kitchen
Muwahahahahahahahahahahaha!! Enjoy your All Hallows Eve....

Check out my Halloween Post over at Makes me wanna holler-- Mondays with Michelle: Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Weekend getaway eats...

Long time no blog!

Those of you that follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter know that I am definitely still around, I've just been traveling and enjoying my new 9 to 5. This past weekend, my partner and I managed to sneak in a weekend getaway to Destin, Florida.


Wednesday, September 19, 2012

DIY foodie projects and gifts


In case you missed it on this weeks Mondays with Michelle over at Makes me wanna Holler...

I don't know about you, but I love a good Do-it-yourself project, especially ones that bring some extra yumminess to your kitchen (and save you some $)! And although it's a little early to be thinking about the holiday season, these two DIY projects also make for wonderful gifts for your foodie friends and family. 

Homemade extracts...

Friday, September 14, 2012

Vegan for a week...

Those of you that follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram already know that I went Vegan this week. I have been having some health issues and in light of all the food and health documentaries I have been watching I thought I'd do an experiment on myself. I'm already pretty certain that most dairy foods are the culprit, but I thought why not just wipe the slate clean and see how my body responds. I have to admit, I had to get a little creative to keep this week yummy, but it wasn't nearly as hard as I thought it would be. Here are some of the yummy things I ate this week...

Delish Red Navel Oranges

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Football season eats...

Football season is officially underway, so now is the perfect time to revisit my "Host(ess) with the Most(est) series that I posted on Makes me wanna holler around this time last year. These dishes are delicious staples that never go out of style. You will find recipes for Mediterranean Chicken Skewers with Greek Yogurt Dipping Sauce, Homemade Salsa and Guacamole, and my Famous Spinach Dip with Crostini... make sure you check it out!





For some new additions to your party food arsenal, check out my Party Food board on Pinterest. Here's a little peak at what you will find....

Chipotle Chicken Tostada Bites

BBQ Chicken in Cornbread Cups

What are your favorite Football season eats? Post your comments below!


Monday, September 3, 2012

Happy Labor Day!


Happy Labor Day foodie friends!

Here's a little sneak peak into today's Mondays with Michelle....

Delsih Tomato-Mozzarella Salad with PestoGrilled Steak with Charmoula; and Peach Cobbler for dessert! (Williams-Sonoma)

Sunday, August 26, 2012

New project: Citrus Spices

Those of you that follow me on Facebook have heard about my new venture... Citrus Spices. All of my recipes include these basic spices, so I thought I'd bottle it up for you and make your life a little easier!

I will give you all more details in the coming weeks... there will be plenty of goodness to go around! We will have White Spice Goodness, Signature Goodness (also known as Michelle's Essence) along with many other Citrusy Goodness  blends. Stay tuned!



Friday, August 24, 2012

Giveaway WINNER!

Congratulations to Janice Wei!!
She is the winner of our very first giveaway!

The winner's prize!
Janice will be receiving a $25 Whole Foods gift card, plus a couple of extra goodies!  I'll be sure to post a picture of the official prize basket before I send it off.  Thanks to all of you  that participated! We will have another giveaway once we reach 500 likes on our Facebook Page, so be sure to share with your foodie friends!

What would you like the prize to be for our second giveaway? Leave your suggestions in the comment section below! 

Thursday, August 16, 2012

100 Facebook likes GIVEAWAY!

We have surpassed 100 likes on our Facebook page! Thank you all for your support! This means that it is finally time for our very first giveaway! 

GIVEAWAY RULES
  1. In order to get your name in the hat for the giveaway you must like our Facebook Page...of course.
  2. Comment on the giveaway post on our FB wall and vote for either a $25 Whole Foods gift card or in the spirit of Julia Child's 100th birthday, one of her wonderful cookbooks!
  3. For an extra chance to win you can join this website and leave a comment on this post with your vote for either a $25 gift card to Whole Foods or a Julia Child Cookbook.
  4. Last but not least, you have until Thursday, August 23rd to enter and the winner will be announced on Friday, August 24th! Good luck!
Side note: There will be a few extra goodies included in the prize basket in addition to either the gift card or cookbook. Stay tuned for more details!


Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Happy 100th Birthday Julia!



Who doesn't love Julia? She was funny, talented and she introduced America to not just french cuisine but classic technique for the home cook and of course BUTTER. I've watched many episodes of The French Chef and her other shows, I've even posted several of them here and I never get tired of them. She is such an inspiration. So today let's celebrate her by cooking and eating something amazingly delicious....hopefully with lots of butter. I'll be making her classic Coq au vin for dinner along with her Tarte Aux Fraises (Fresh strawberry tart) for dessert on Friday to celebrate her... photos to come! Happy Birthday Julia! Bon Appetite!





Saturday, August 11, 2012

100 likes Giveaway!


Those that follow me on Facebook already know that we are quickly approaching our very first GIVEAWAY!! Once we reach 100 likes on our facebook page, I will post the rules for entering the giveaway. So the next question, what will I be giving away??? Stay tuned, more on that soon! In the meantime, send your friends over to our Facebook page to 'like' us!

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Saturday, July 7, 2012

Things to remember: Dirty Dozen, Clean Fifteen

Just a little Saturday reminder before you all embark on your weekly grocery shopping adventures. Keep this list handy and avoid the "Dirty Dozen" by buying these items organic only... the clean 15 give you more leeway to buy non-orgainc products. Keep you and your families happy and healthy! Have a fantastic weekend!

(Printable PDF version here



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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy Independence Day!

Hope you have a fantastic 4th!

Impress your 4th of July guests with this yummy and beautiful Wave your Flag Cake by Kraft Foods!




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Monday, June 11, 2012

Most wanted recipes--the teaser

Hello foodie friends! 

I have gotten a ton of requests from those of you that follow me on Facebook and twitter to post the recipes for the meal I made for my partner and I's 2nd anniversary. I managed to get some great photos and the moment I posted them I could hear the drool spilling from the months of my Facebook friends.... so without further ado..... recipes will be posted on my Mondays with Michelle Post later on today over at Makes me wanna Holler. Make sure you stop by and check it out, so you can whip up a delicious date night meal for your and your significant other. Enjoy!!

Risotto with Red Bell Peppers and Garlic
Butter Baked Lobster Tails.
Seared Scallops, Mango Jalapeno Puree
and Roasted Tomatoes.


Crab Legs with Garlic Butter.


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Monday, May 28, 2012

Happy Memorial Day!


Remember all that served this Memorial Day. Thank you!

Mondays with Michelle is up over at Makes me wanna Holler, make sure you check out my Memorial Day post!


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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Long time no post + a little teaser

Hello Foodie friends!

I have been away for far too long, I have missed you all dearly!

Since my last post here on The Foodie blog I completed my very first half-marathon, it was tough-- very, very tough in fact, but I finished and that was my goal, so cheers to that!

In case you are interested in the details of my first half marathon you can find it here: My first Half Mary mile-by-mile play-by-play.

In the meantime, I took a much needed relaxing vacation to Germany to visit my family. It was fantastic! The best part (other than spending time with my family of course) was the FOOD!! I'll be posting my full 'vacation food' report on my "Mondays with Michelle" post over at Makes me wanna holler and on my Wednesday "Midweek Healthy Eats" post on My quarterlife space... make sure you check out both!

Here is a littler teaser....

Friday, March 9, 2012

What's for dinner: What I've been eating

As you all know, I have been training for my first Half Marathon... which by the way is coming up next weekend. #Excited. The goal for the 30 days prior to the race, was to try to eat as Clean and Healthy as possible. 

First thing... I have started juicing, just for our first meal in the morning. After seeing the documentary Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead, I figured it couldn't hurt to add more nutrients to my diet.


Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Sweet Citrus Cupcakes

In case you missed it on Facebook and Twitter... check out our Sweet Citrus Cupcakes logo! The Citrus Catering & Events logo is up next. Stay tuned!







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Friday, February 17, 2012

Friday, February 10, 2012

TGIF!! Hope you all had a wonderful, productive week! Today, I have a fantastic, yummy and quick recipe to share with you all, Oven fried Orange Roughy...

Corn flakes and Parmesan crusted oven fried Orange Roughy....YUM!

Friday, February 3, 2012

What's for Dinner: Superbowl Sunday!

Here's a replay from my Host(ess) with the Most(est) series I did on Makes me wanna holler a while back... but with Super Bowl Sunday coming up, I thought now was the perfect time to repost.... Enjoy. GO GIANTS

Friday, January 27, 2012

What's for dinner: Clean Pizza!

We had this delicious CLEAN pizza for dinner last night. I was surprised by how yummy it was! It had all the works...onions, bell peppers, mushrooms and chicken sausage as well as a homemade Herb Infused Whole Wheat Crust.


Monday, January 23, 2012

Monday funday!



Here's a little sunshine for this rainy Monday.... Monday's with Michelle: My new vegetable obsessions. I talk about my fav new veggies, brussels sprouts and butternut squash and share a delicious recipe for you to enjoy. Check it out!

Don't forget Midweek Healthy Eats over at Space and Silence on Wednesday... the topic will be Clean Eating. See you then!

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Friday, January 20, 2012

As promised, here are the details on the delicious and healthy meal we had at my house earlier this week. I cooked it all up in less than 30 minutes, so this should go down as a quick and healthy go to meal.

Shrimp, brown rice, black beans and broccoli

Instead of just listing the recipes (or lack there of), I'm going to try something new and give you a step by step on how to get this meal to your dinner table in 30 minutes or less.

On your mark... get set.... goooooooo!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Midweek (Healthy) Eats

Happy hump day! Make sure you check out my first official installment of Midweek Healthy Eats over at Space and Silence. Today I am discussing  High vs. Low vibration foods and how they can affect your body. There's lots of good information so take a look asap!

Here's a little sneak peak on what I will be sharing for, "What's for dinner" this Friday...


Enjoy the rest of your hump day! We'll see you back here on Friday for, "What's for dinner"


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Monday, January 16, 2012

Monday Funday: Happy MLK day




Monday's with Michelle is up! Go check it out asap, there are a few recipes waiting on you!



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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Midweek (Healthy) Eats

Happy hump day!

Midweek eats is getting a makeover! It will now be "Midweek Healthy Eats" and I will be posting it over at Quarterlife Kenya's blog Space and Silence each Wednesday. Her blog is geared toward the quarterlifer and the struggles that come along with the wrath of the 20's and early 30's. Her goal in bringing on new contributors is to share ways to help people feel good on the inside and out. That is were I come in.  I will be focusing on helping you choose the right foods and teaching you healthy and delicious ways to prepare them.  Here are some of the topics I will be discussing:

Monday, January 9, 2012

Monday Funday: Hello 2012!

Hello foodie friends!

I am back from my holiday sabbatical and I have missed you all dearly! We are finally back up and running and back to our regular schedule:

Monday:
Wednesday:
Friday:
  • "What's for Dinner?"