If you can believe it, up until a couple of weeks ago I had never tried coconut water. It was only so long that I could ignore Zico’s cute packaging and awesome flavor selection (passion fruit, pomegranate, chocolate!?!) Good thing too – it’s so delish, low-cal, healthy and unique. If you’ve never tried it before make sure to take a sip before making a big batch of these – I really think it’s a hit or miss flavor. Coconut water is light, nutty, and slightly sweet in a hydrating (rather than sticky) way. It’s not fruity or juicy, nor does it taste much like the standard sweet coconut products available.

If you were hoping for a real coconutty drink I’m sorry to disappoint, lovelies. No fear, though – I’m working on a coconut infused vodka that will be a perfect replacement in this cocktail.

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I’m having a love affair with The Meatball Shop Cookbook. After making about five meals in the two short weeks that I’ve owned the book, I can definitely say that this is the best cookbook purchase I’ve made in a loooong time! Meatballs are easy, cheap, loved by all. And just like the Meatball Shop here in NYC the book helps you build a great meal that’s totally unique to you. Keep reading for my pics and full review…

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Wrist Love

November 24, 2011

in Beauty & Trendspotting

Happy Thanksgiving, lovelies! Time to start holiday shopping… I’m feeling some flash for my wrists this year. Which ones do you like?

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Let me just start by saying that this pie is the stuff of legends. It is amazing. I’ve never made it and had it last more than two days and it’s always requested over and over again. I think it’s so perfect because it’s not too sweet and has this delicious savory note from the cheddar plus a bite of spice from the cayenne. You can cut the spice in half if you’re serving to some sensitive palates…it will still have that hint in the background which just works so well with all the flavors here.

Sidenote: if you have extra dough after forming your pie, roll it out and cut them into cracker-sized bites. I could live off these…YUM!

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Could anything be prettier than a cocktail made with pink or ruby red grapefruit juice? …Nope! Use freshly squeezed juice if you can (it’s totally worth the extra effort, especially if you’re making these to go with a yummy brunch). Also love to top these with a little spritz of champagne when I can!

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