Spa Cuisine Recipes

apple pie smoothie

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I spent the day with one of my besties today. We had a yummy lunch of turkey bratwurst and salad, on her gorgeous screened in gazebo/porch, and then we watched the movie, Sisters, starring Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. It was exactly the sort of goofy, (somewhat raunchy) humor that I needed today. I love…

honeybunch pumpkin sweetie pie

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This has become one of my favorite pumpkin spice recipes because it’s got all of those heavenly pumpkin pie spices, it’s super easy to prepare, and it’s actually healthy. Oh, and did I mention it’s grain free? Mmmmm hmmmmm… You can make this yummy dessert in pie form as I did today, or you can…

egg roll skillet

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You can use whatever meat you like in your egg roll skillet, or omit the meat and make it for your vegetarian friends. It’s so delicious and easy to prepare. I’ve made it with chicken, beef, turkey, shrimp, and pork. It was awesome every time. for the sauce: 3 Tablespoons lite soy sauce 2 Teaspoons…

health gorp

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With all of the pumpkin and apple baking that’s going on I decided to make a healthy, sweet alternative to all of the cakes, pastries, breads, pies, and other delicacies that have been popping up on Facebook and Pinterest. They’re all yummy, I’m sure, but you can only indulge so much without suffering a sugar…

{slow cooker} cuban black bean soup

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Cuban black bean soup is one of those recipes you can make all year long. I love all the fresh flavors from the fun condiments you add just before serving it up. Tomatoes, cilantro, avocado chunks, jalapenos, lime wedges… Sometimes I make this and add chopped, boiled egg. Sometimes I add a little scoop of…

melon mint lime agua fresca

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Although we’ve turned the calendar to September, there are still some hot days ahead. Here’s one of our favorite ways to cool down. Agua fresca! It’s delicious, healthy, and fruity! Feel free to add more honey if it doesn’t seem sweet enough for you. The secret is to use perfectly ripe, sweet fruit. Cheers! for…

{slow cooker} pork chow mein

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Chow mein just got even easier! Whoo hoo! A delicious, simple recipe for slow cooker chow mein. Forget take out, and make this for your family instead. Purchasing already made pouches of rice makes this recipe even easier! Just heat according to package directions and serve alongside your chow mein. ~ serves 6 people ~…

chicken zoodle pho

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Pho is such a simple, beautiful, healthy dish. Eat this for lunch or dinner every day for a week and you’ll lose weight, feel amazing, and detoxify without sacrificing satisfaction or flavor. Feel free to use the traditional rice noodles in place of the zoodles (zucchini noodles) if you wish. I made this with spiralized…

refrigerator zucchini pickles

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Yet another way to use all of those zucchinis that are taking over your garden! This is so easy! You can use zucchini pickles on sandwiches, tacos, salads and, of course, wherever you’d usually use pickles or relish. I’ve even chopped them up and put them in tuna salad and egg salad. makes 2 (1…

refrigerator dilly beans

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As long as Jeff and I have been married I’ve heard about his mom’s legendary dilly beans. I’ve never perfected the art of canning, as she has, so I’ve never attempted making them. Until I came across a recipe in an old magazine for refrigerator dilly beans. Oh my gosh. Could it be? Is it…