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zero-waste fresh seasonal fruit vinaigrette

by Jackie Newgent  |  May 22, 2015  |  10 Comments
I became a salad fanatic as a teenager. But back then, I smothered my leafy greens with gobs of creamy ranch salad dressing. It wasn’t until I began learning about nutrition in college that I started paying attention to the ingredients in my bottled dressing. I soon realized my pick was definitely science experiment worthy. Luckily, I quickly changed my bad habits and began making my own vinaigrettes and other salad dressings. One of my favorites throughout the years has been fruit vinaigrette. It still provides creaminess, but it’s from real produce not a chemistry lab! I’m so glad the Recipe Redux theme this month is “DIY kitchen essentials.” It gives me the opportunity to share my very personal recipe...
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ginger cherry, berry & watermelon daiquiri

by Jackie Newgent  |  June 13, 2013  |  0 Comments
(Click on photo for full-size image!) Makes 4 servings: 1 (6 1/2-ounce) drink each There’s no problem meeting fruit servings when you can sip them like this. Rather than making a daiquiri that’s loaded with alcohol and added sugar, this is gently spiked and loaded with seasonal fruit. It’s a perfect 100 calories—and perfect for poolside, a backyard BBQ, or any time you just wanna chill out. Sure, even in the morning, if you like. Move over mimosa! Calories Saved: 140
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berry berry cobbler

by Jackie Newgent  |  April 1, 2013  |  1 Comment
©Photographed by Stephanie M. Smith. Visit her Web site www.healthnut.zenfolio.com. (Click on photo for full-size image!) Makes 6 servings My fabulous intern, Stephanie Smith, and I came up with this “tasteover” together. We wanted to highlight fresh colorful berries in a comforting dessert. This raspberry-blackberry cobbler is the result. The photo speaks for the deliciousness, which is all thanks to Stephanie. Watch out world … a budding professional photographer is in the making. We hope you enjoy our cobbler. Let us know what you think! Calories Saved: 250
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