Hazelnut-Mocha Banana Smoothie

I am trying to get into the habit of making (and wanting) smoothies for breakfast. They are so simple to make and work great for meals on the go. My boyfriend is a huge fan of green smoothies, where he adds various fruits to the blender along with some kale. I don’t mind them, but I thought I’d baby step my way into the smoothie world with something a little more my speed: an oatmeal banana smoothie with espresso and chocolate hazelnut. Mmmmm. This recipe is adapted from Foxes Loves Lemons, a fellow food blogger as well as a recipe developer. Her recipes are mouthwatering and her pictures are just amazing! She also manages to post daily which just blows my mind. How she manages to deliver such amazing posts daily is beyond me! My recipe below is a touch different than Foxes Loves Lemons because I wanted to incorporate Nocciolata, a dark chocolate and hazelnut spread, into my smoothie. To see the original version, check out her blog post here. Nocciolata is made with no chemicals, artificial flavors, GMOs, or palm oil. What it is made with is certified organic ingredients including dark chocolate from the Antillean Islands, Italian hazelnuts (16%), … Continue reading

Salmon with Polenta and Warm Tomato Vinaigrette

I’ve been in a bit of a cooking rut lately (which is why I haven’t posted many recipes recently). Work has been busy which means that by the time I get home, I just want to eat something quickly with little effort. So I started researching 20 minute meals that are really simple to make, as long as I can get to the supermarket! This recipe from Cooking Light has a bunch of components I love but that I don’t normally put together: seared salmon with polenta topped with a warm tomato vinaigrette. It’s really tasty and comes together in no time, my kind of meal! Ingredients: 3 1/2 cups chicken broth 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided 1 cup cornmeal 1 tablespoon whole milk or heavy cream (or whatever milk you have available) 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved 1/2 cup minced red onion 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar 1 tablespoon capers, rinsed and drained 4 (6-ounce) salmon fillets 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

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