Make no doubt about it mamas! Summer is here!
This means sun, fun and cocktails… and you’re drinking not because the kids are home (we kid!) but to keep cool of course!
So give this low calorie, delicious & refreshing Strawberry Citrus Cocktail a try this 4th of July!
A few sprigs of mint
1 Tablespoon light agave
1 shot Grey Goose Citron
Muddle the strawberries & mint together in a shaker with ice and shake shake shake! Add remaining ingredients and shake a bit more. Pour over ice, garnish with a strawberry & enjoy!
Happy 4th of July to all!
The weather is starting to warm up and with that comes my overwhelming desire to sit outside in my backyard on Saturday afternoons… watch the kids play with matches (I’m KIDDING) I mean on the swing set and sip on these delightful Strawberry Basil Margaritas while I soak in the sun!
Perfect for get togethers, make a pitcher in advance and enjoy! xo
Strawberry Basil Margaritas
1 Cup of Fresh Lime Juice
1 Container of Fresh Strawberries cleaned & quartered
10 Basil Leaves Roughly Chopped
2 1/2 Cups Tequila
3/4 Cup Cointreau
2 Cups of Water
Pitcher full of ice
Combine all ingredients into the pitcher and give a good stir!
Tagged Basil, Cocktails, Cointreau, Margarita, michelle ebbin, Michelle Karam, Moms Gone Zen, Patron, Strawberry, Strawberry Basil Margarita, Tequila
Here are 4 Superfoods you need to always have stocked in your kitchen. Not only will they keep your body moving but they will help your brain function at it’s best!
Flu Season is just about to peak and it’s time to fight back! What better way than with a body cleanse! Let’s do this! It’s easy and will not only detoxify your body, but will cleanse your skin and if you’re fighting the last of that stubborn cold or feel one coming on, boost your immune system. What is this magic cleanse I speak of? Why it’s the Apple Cider Vinegar cleanse! Read more »
Tagged apple cider vinegar, bloating, braggs, cleanse, colds, hangover, honey, immune system, michelle ebbin, Michelle Karam, michlle ebbin, Moms Gone Zen, organic, potassium
St. Patrick’s Day!! Time for green beer? Not feelin’ it? Yeah, us too. Kinda seems un-natural and icky really the thought of drinking a lime green anything if you didn’t make it that color naturally? RIGHT?
If you really feel like you can’t hold back and you MUST have a green cocktail… go for this one! The Lucky Leprechaun. It’s a Moms Gone Zen favorite! So do St. Patty’s day right this year and serve up this cocktail! May you come home covered in kisses… Irish or not!
2 parts of Boru Irish Vodka (Vodka)
1 small cucumber, quartered
1 small cucumber (for garnish)
10 fresh mint leaves
3 tablespoons of fresh squeezed lime juice
1 cup of ice
1 tablespoon agave nectar
Dash of sea salt
Put cucumbers, mint and lime juice in a blender on high until well blended. Put ice, vodka, agave, and a dash of salt in a shaker. Pour cucumber mixture through a fine mesh sieve into the shaker as well. Shake well to combine and chill. Serve over ice. Garnish with sliced cucumber & fresh mint.
Let’s face the facts. Colon cancer stinks! I mean, really. IT STINKS!
Of all of the cancers that affect both men & women, according to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, cancer of the colon & rectum is the second leading cancer killer in the US. Kinda shocking right?
Don’t feel defenseless against this shitty disease though! I’m here to give you some great tips on foods you can eat, a delish recipe along with what you can do to help prevent it! Read more »
So when I was a kid, I’d go to school with my brown paper bag lunch and I’d open it up praying for a nice PB&J sandwich only to find something that represented a pita “torpedo” sandwich that usually had something like Lebni, (think thick yogurt) crushed mint and few slices of a Persian cucumber in it…. dessert was not a Hostess cup cake… oh no, no friends, it was dried apricots. Yeah, try trading that with your school buddy. Fat chance!
At the time, I was absolutely mortified and wished that my Armenian roots were more like my nice American friend Suzy…who’s mom so graciously even thought to put a fruit roll up in her lunch.
In actuality, looking back my mom had it all right though. Drawing from my Middle Eastern roots led me to grow up eating something very similar to the Mediterranean Diet. Yes, that very same Mediterranean Diet that according to a recent study published by The New England Journal of Medicine’s Web site this past Monday, proved that about 30% of heart attacks, strokes & deaths from heart disease can be prevented if people switch to a diet rich in olive oil, nuts, beans, fish fruits & veggies… AKA The Mediterranean Diet.
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Tagged American Heart Month, Basil, Butter, Greek, Heart Healthy, Herbs, Lebni, Mediterranean Diet, Olive Oil, Tomatoes, Vegetables, White Fish, White Fish Recipe
If you’re having an Oscar party this weekend… do it up big! Just like in Hollywood!
Here are 9 cocktail recipes inspired from all of the films nominated for Best Motion Picture Oscar 2013…. along with a little description, and my own personal critique about them. There’s a drink here for everyone! Enjoy your Sunday night & may the best film win!
Margaret Menegoz, Stefan Arndt, Veit Heiduschka and Michael Katz, Producers
“In the final months of her life, a retired music teacher and her husband of sixty years struggle with the debilitating effects of two strokes on both her health and her quality of life. As Georges cares for the increasingly unhappy Anne, the pair finds the nature of their life together irrevocably changed.”
1 Part Bombay Sapphire Gin
1 Dash Lemon Juice
1 Dash Cherry Brandy
1 Dash Grenadine
6 Mint Leaves
Fill a shaker with ice cubes. Add all ingredients. Shake & strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a mint leaf. Read more »
Tagged Absinth, Amour, Argo, Basil, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Bombay Saphhire Gin, Bourbon, Canada Dry, Capari, Club Soda, Cocktails, Dewars, Django Unchained, Gingerale, Grenadine, Grey Goose, Les Miserables, Life of Pi, Lincoln, Maker's Mark Bourbon, Midori, Patron, Shellback Silver Rum, Silver Linings Playbook, St. Germain, Tequila, Vodka, Zero Dark Thirty