A Great Deal on The Good Kind meal delivery service

By Claudia Zapata | November 29th, 2016 | 0 Comments
  The leftovers are over (seriously, it's time to throw them out), and you are so over cooking. And yet, there's something about the week after Thanksgiving that calls begs for healthy eating, so dining out doesn't feel like a good option. Thankfully, there's The Good Kind, a healthy meal delivery service in San Antonio led by caterer and event planner, Tim the Girl. The Good Kind's brick and mortar café featuring grab-n-go Read More...
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Guest post: Turkey tlapeño soup

By Elizabeth Hopson | November 22nd, 2016 | 2 Comments
Note from Claudia: Elizabeth's recipe was originally published in November of 2014, and I thought it'd be perfectly delicious and comforting for the holiday week ahead. Enjoy, and Happy Thanksgiving! My favorite part of roastin Read More...
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Guest post: Roasting the perfect turkey

By Elizabeth Hopson | November 21st, 2016 | 1 Comments
Note from Claudia: Elizabeth's guest post was originally published in 2014, and since I recently found myself revisiting her recipe when making a turkey this past weekend, I thought it'd be great to share again. Love how easy sh Read More...

Sweet and spicy beet salad

By Claudia Zapata | November 16th, 2016 | 0 Comments
I was late to the beet game. My mom never served them when I was young, and once I started cooking, I tended to avoid their seemingly messy prep work. Clearly missing out, I've been trying to make up for it ever since. Rich in fiber, folate, Read More...

Hurry to the Core-Physique flash sale!

By Claudia Zapata | November 8th, 2016 | 0 Comments
Whether you want to get fit by the first and/or get a head start on holiday shopping, NOW is the time to head over to my favorite workout studio in San Antonio, Core-Physique Pilates. If you've been following me for some time, you Read More...

Guest post: 4 Gotta-Know Gut Health Facts

By Andy Bellatti MS, RD | October 30th, 2016 | 1 Comments
If you’ve set foot in a supermarket this year, you have very likely seen products touting the inclusion of probiotics, which consumer analytics researchers at SPINS have dubbed “the number one ingredient by sales in both natural a Read More...

Count the memories, not the calories

By Claudia Zapata | October 26th, 2016 | 6 Comments
I'm back! And, so is my blog. Wellness news (probiotics 101), fall recipes, and a giveaway are coming soon. But first things first, let's clear the air my conscience. October was a big travel month for us. And, after spending Read More...
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Spicy black bean soup with chipotle peppers

By Claudia Zapata | September 22nd, 2016 | 7 Comments
  When you grow up in a Hispanic household, beans are undoubtedly one of your comfort foods. I still love the smell of a big pot of "frijoles a la charra" simmering on the stove top ("frijoles a la charra," which transla Read More...

A deliciously modern (and vegan) take on chiles rellenos

By Claudia Zapata | September 20th, 2016 | 4 Comments
I'll never forget watching my mom's routine around 6 p.m. every weeknight. Juggling both a full-time career and large family, Mami came home from work and just "a few" after-school carpools for four children and head Read More...
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Cherry tomato and basil salad with shallot vinaigrette

By Claudia Zapata | August 26th, 2016 | 0 Comments
 I've always loved the simple pairing of tomatoes and basil with a balsamic vinaigrette, especially at the height of summer and tomato season. But, being partial to shallot vinaigrettes, I decided to add finely chopp Read More...
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Spicy poblano and black bean burgers

By Claudia Zapata | August 14th, 2016 | 1 Comments
I'm not much into weekly meal prepping. I do stock a healthy fridge and pantry, and at least once a week, I'll clean and organize the fridge, wash and chop a variety of veggies, and make a large pitcher of citrus and mint infused wate Read More...
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Vegetable enchilada lettuce wraps

By Claudia Zapata | July 26th, 2016 | 0 Comments
You may be surprised to find out that many enchiladas in Mexico are in fact vegetarian. Carrots and potatoes are a favorite filling, and lest we think we were the first to think of lettuce wraps, individual enchiladas are often served in Read More...
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Wine o’clock: our go-to white of the summer

By Claudia Zapata | July 14th, 2016 | 0 Comments
While Sean pours a variety of wines at home, we do tend to have a "house wine" from time to time. And, this summer's house wine is undoubtedly the 2014 Singing Grüner Veltliner from Laurenz V. und Sophie. At first taste, this Grü Read More...
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Grilled vegetable salad with garlic tahini dressing

By Claudia Zapata | July 1st, 2016 | 3 Comments
My husband's pretty good at the "but you do it so much better" out, which means I'm basically better at doing all the stuff neither of us wants to do, like wrap gifts, shop for groceries, or load the dishwasher with som Read More...
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Sort of my mom’s chick salad recipe

By Claudia Zapata | June 28th, 2016 | 0 Comments
I love my mother's chicken salad recipe, which was originally passed onto her by my Dad's beloved aunt, Tia Lala. The key to Tia Lala's recipe to add a bit of yellow mustard and lemon to the mayo, use plenty of celery, carrots, Read More...