If you guys didn’t know, aside from my main Instagram account, I also share health and fitness related content on @ourbestbites_fitclub.  I’ve talked a lot about my go-to morning protein shake and people are always asking me for the “recipe”, which I never have because I just eyeball stuff, so I figured I’d put it…

Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Shake
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Nothing says “summer” to me like peaches. There isn’t anything much better than biting into a really amazing fresh peach (although I have a lot of things to say about biting into a not-so-amazing peach…trust issues, people.) I recently bought a few bags of farmer’s market peaches and, in true peach form, I found myself…

Easy Peach Syrup
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It wasn’t long ago that I noticed a humble little cookie taking over the internet.  These Salted Chocolate Chunk Shortbread by Alison Roman (from her new book, Highly Cookable Recipes) were popping up everywhere and while they looked delicious, I couldn’t figure out why.  Haven’t people ever had chocolate chip shortbread?  What’s all the hype…

Salted Chocolate Chunk Shortbread
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I’ve never really been a big fan of traditional broccoli salad. I have this weird thing where I don’t like cheddar cheese in pre-dressed salads, especially ones with mayonnaise-based dressings. I also am not super keen on the mayonnaise-and-sugar dressing; many recipes I’ve seen call for nearly equal parts mayo and sugar. And then I…

broccoli salad from Our Best BItes
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Every once and a while something comes up that I assume everyone make and eats, but then you mention it (or serve it) to someone and you get a “What the whaaaa??”  and you realize a huge portion of the population is missing out on something amazing.  (Like Muddy Buddies.)  Strawberries with sour cream and…

Dipping berries in sour cream and brown sugar
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There was a time in my life when the thought of any kind of fruit-based salsa was appalling to me (I know, that opens up the whole “is tomato a fruit?” debate, but I’m still scarred from the 2016 election, so I’m not prepared to delve into something that has to potential to be even…

kiwi mango salsa from our best bites
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Our Baked Creamy Chicken Taquitos are arguably one of the most popular recipes on this site.  Years ago, I set out to make a breakfast version (in my never-ending quest to invent ways to eat Latin food for every meal of the day) and these Baked Breakfast Taquitos were born.  They’re filled with a flavorful…

Baked Breakfast Taquitos with Lime-Chipotle Dip
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If Mother’s Day kind of gives you heart palpitations, I totally get it. It’s a well-intentioned holiday rife with feelings–good and not so good–that only seems to get complicated as I get older. So. We’re here to make things a little easier for you. And since Teacher Appreciation seems to go right along with Mother’s…

Happy Mother's Day!
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Flowers are blooming, sun is shining, and spring is in full swing where I live!  I created this Honey Lemon Vinaigrette recipe specifically for spring and summer salads full of fresh fruit, like juicy berries or peach slices.  It’s naturally sweetened with honey and fresh lemon juice and zest gives it a really bright flavor.  Are you…

Honey Lemon Vinaigrette being poured
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As all you long-time readers know, we absolutely love limes around here. You’ll also probably know that Brazilian Lemonade is my favorite drink in the whole world. So yeah, this key lime pie (and tarts, if you prefer)? It’s pretty much Brazilian Lemonade as a pie. The pie itself only has 4 ingredients and is…

Key Lime Pie Tarts from Our Best Bites
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I’m sure you’ve candied all the standard candied-nut varieties, but have you ever tried candied pistachios??  I was working on a new salad recipe the other day and I bought some pistachios to toss in there and since I pretty much always default to sugar-coating my salad ingredients the thought occurred to me that I…

Candied Pistachios
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I’ve talked a few times about my love for meats and sauerkraut (actually, for me, the meat is more like a sauerkraut delivery device since eating sauerkraut directly from the jar seems to be kind of socially unacceptable). We have this recipe for Sausage and Sauerkraut and this one for Crock Pot Pork Roast with Sauerkraut…

Bratwursts and Sauerkraut
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