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Strawberry Water

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Happy {almost} Labor Day!

Summer may unofficially be over after this weekend but that doesn’t mean the taste of summer has to dissipate all at once. I love to keep that freshness alive well into Fall by serving ‘fruit water’ at my lunch and dinner parties in a gorgeous glass pitcher. Today I chopped up organic strawberries that I picked up from the Union Square Greenmarket but other options include pineapple, blueberries, lemon, cucumber or even mint. For glasses, I love mason jars; and the finishing touch is to take the smallest strawberries from your pack and use them as garnish on the rims {see how I also used mason jars for my Yogurt Parfait recipe}. The finished product is a colorful and happy drink for adults and kids!

Wishing you a fabulous long weekend!

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Dinner Recipe Inspiration

Weekend Dinner Night Go-to's: A look at my Favorite Bloggers1. Kat Tanita Recipe2. Arielle Haspel Recipe3. Katie Manwaring Recipe4.  Katie Meyers Recipe5. Julia Dzafic Recipe6. Amanda Gluck Recipe

While I love to entertain and cook regularly, my repertoire can get old fast. I decided to ask some of my favorite bloggers what their go-to recipes are so I could get some inspiration. Get ready to start cooking because these all sound fab!! {Oh, and I decided to include myself!}

Thanks Kat, Arielle, Katie, Katie, and Julia for sharing! If you don’t follow their blogs, get ready to swoon!

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Baked Sweet Potato Chips

Home-made Baked Sweet Potato Chips made with Vita Coco Coconut Oil

I have been a long time lover and consumer of Vita Coco Coconut Water, so when I heard about their launch of Vita Coco Coconut Oil, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on a tub of it! {See some recipes where I used Coconut Oil Spray here and here.} I decided to make an easy recipe of Baked Sweet Potato Chips for my test drive – a great side dish for a lunch at home and also a healthy substitute for snacks on the go! These turned out delicious and crispy – hope you enjoy!

Vita Coco Coconut Oil Sweet Potato Chips

Makes 4 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 2-3 tbsp. Vita Coco Coconut Oil
  • 2-3 large sweet potatoes sliced 1/8 – 1/4 inch thick, with skin or without
  • 2-3 tsp. spices (combination of garlic powder and onion powder)
  • salt to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Take the sliced sweet potatoes and toss in a bowl with 1 tbsp. of melted Vita Coco Coconut Oil, seasoning with the spices.
  3. In an oven safe sauté pan, heat over medium heat then add the 2 tbsp. of Vita Coco Coconut Oil and, working in batches, cook the sweet potatoes on either side until they begin to take on some color.
  4. Transfer to the oven and bake for 12 minutes, or until they are cooked throughout. Remove from oven and place in a dish – serve warm.

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