Let’s make a declaration – the New Year starts with spring! How can we argue with birds that are chirping outside of our windows, reminding us they have come back from the south? How can we disagree with the pinks and purples and the whites of spring blooms giving us a fresh look at previously dormant plants and trees? And those warmer temperatures – they invite us outside into the warmth of the sun.
Cinco de Mayo is a few days away, and we all love to celebrate by going out to our favorite Mexican restaurants and enjoying some delicious dishes from south of the border and a cold margarita. Instead of going out this year, celebrate with this amazing Huitlacoche (Mexican Mushrooms) Quesadilla recipe from Chef Adrian Leon. Serve up these quesadillas with either Lemon-Mint ‘Mock Margarita’ Slushees or Mexican Fruit Punch, and invite your friends over for your own fiesta celebrating the Battle of Puebla.
Spring has finally arrived (when you live in the Northeast, I can’t emphasize the word “finally” enough). This is a great time of the year to add more physical activities to your week and look for lighter meals and healthy snacks.
I’m always reminded that people get mixed messages when it comes to healthy foods and healthy diets. Often these messages are singular and don’t take into account your whole diet and lifestyle. If you’re like me and have a sweet tooth, you want you to be able to enjoy treats, without guilt or worry, so let’s look at the facts.