Booze Cruise: Progressive Style

It’s that time of year, the hustle and bustle of holidays has fizzled away and winter has rooted itself, initiating a craving for warmth and revelry. This year, instead of moping around the house in your Snuggie awaiting spring, pass the time with food, friends, and booze.
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Nature Box

I’ve just received my very first mail-order food product—a box of snacks!  I stumbled upon Nature Box via the interwebs a bit ago and decided to give it a whirl. Once a month Nature Box will send you a box of minimally processed and nutritionist approved snacks—no high fructose corn syrup, partially hydrogenated oils, trans fats, artificial sweeteners, colors or flavors.
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Kale Chips

Who can resist salty, crunchtastical snacks?!

Kale has been in the limelight as a healthy and versatile superfood and it’s staked a prominent presence in the chip world—kale chips are popping up in restaurants and hitting grocery store shelves. But you don’t have to go out or splurge on a fancy bag of prepackaged kale, satisfy your salt fix with a little DIY up in your kitchen!
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Smashed Avocado and Chickpea Salad

If you are akin to me then lunch is something to look forward to, a mid-day stretch for the mind and energizing the belly. I’m not one who can handle the doldrums of eating the same peanut butter and jelly sandwich for lunch everyday and feel that a packed lunch should be something to look forward to, it should inspire and satisfy.  Get creative, re-purpose leftovers and pack a lunch that excites you!
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Roasted Red Pepper Asiago Soup

Last week for “coffee talk Sunday,” my coffee talk friend suggested soup from Uncle Cheetah’s Soup Shop.  I don’t know why I don’t go here more often, it’s basically genius.  The atmosphere is perfect, the soup is hot, and they have grilled cheese prime for dunking.  We split a Goat Cheese and Rosemary Scented Grilled Cheese to dunk in our respective soups: Creamy Tomato Basil and Roasted Red Pepper Asiago. I had the Roasted Red Pepper and wanted to re-create it at home, in fact I almost took it home with me as I may have had a slight spill 🙂 oops!
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