Cucumber Salmon Hummus Bites


These little bites are too easy and delicious to be this healthy! As you know, I’m always looking for new healthy snacks that are guilt-free. These are perfect and quick, and even my non-healthy friends couldn’t get enough (tricked ’em)!

Slice persian cucumbers at an angle (slicing at an angle makes the surface longer so that you can load it with more content!). Next, spread with a dallop of hummus and top with a little piece of smoked salmon. These are also great with prosciutto!


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Cucumber Martini


While the rest of the world struggles to survive the Polar Vortex and sub-zero temperatures, I’m sitting in sunny California trying to concoct a refreshing new cocktail for this weekend’s pool-side splendors. It’s March now and aside from a few days of rain, we’ve had consistently 80˚ weather. I’m already in full-blown summer mode. Sorry I’m not sorry?

Even if you’re stuck in the midst of snow flurries, this refresher will help you to pretend you’re somewhere “sunny and seventy-five”.

Here’s what you’ll need:

o    Fresh cucumber

o    Grapefruit juice with pulp

o    Cucumber vodka

o    Vermouth

o    Champagne

o    Ice

Screen Shot 2014-03-02 at 3.52.34 PMIn a cocktail shaker, mix 2.5 oz cucumber vodka with 0.5 oz vermouth and 1 oz grapefruit juice. Add half a cup of crushed ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a glass and top with a splash of champagne and cucumber slices! It’s that easy! Cheers!