Food + Recipes

Puff Pastry: Keeping It Light

Photo courtesy: thekitchn

What does a pot pie, a strawberry tart, and a palmier all have in common? Puff pastry is the light and buttery bond that binds these diverse dishes together. With salt, butter, flour, and water being the only ingredients, this […]

Tacos: Quick, Easy, and Simply Delicious

tacos | food placed on a marble table | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Love and Lemons

Any dish that gets its own day of the week must be pretty special, and this one is no exception. Tacos have become a staple dish for good reason. Whether you’re trying to feed a massive crowd, picky kids, or […]

Rooibos Tea Recipes Make Us Never Go Back to Black

rooibos tea | home tea blends herbal caffeine free South Africa | Girlfriend is Better
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We are ever in search of new and delicious varieties of herbal teas.  Our latest favorite is rooibos tea, which hails from southern Africa. It is a full-bodied, caffeine-free alternative to black tea and has plenty of health benefits to […]

Bagel Sandwich: A Blank Canvas

bagel sandwich | baked bread scattered on a table | Girlfriend is Better

Have you ever been dying to eat something different, but it feels like you’ve had it all before? Thanks to bagel sandwiches, that’s a problem of the past. Due to the complete lack of restriction, they can be whatever sounds […]

Jello Salads: A Slice of American History

Jello Salads | strawberry raspberry bundt dessert | Girlfriend is Better

The early to mid-1900s was simple and full of vintage charm. Jello salads were the star of any dinner party. Jello molds instantly draw visions of the perfect nuclear family and their lives. Desserts were extravagant looking and very creative. Gelatin […]

Small Meals: The Way of The Future

small meals | woman drinking coffee at a cafe | Girlfriend is Better

The time of eating three meals a day has long since past. Eating small meals throughout your day is the way of the future. An already common habit in places like Italy and Paris, it’s time to adopt it here […]

Spring Rolls: Goodbye Winter, Hello Healthy Eating

Spring Rolls | vegetarian platter | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Marina via Yummy Mummy Kitchen

Spring is just around the corner. Why not celebrate the season with some fresh spring rolls? They perfectly celebrate what spring has to offer! These rolls are packed with vibrant vegetables and flavors. They are also a nice change of […]

Macarons Will Sweeten Up Your Next Big Event

Macaron | Box of multicolored treats | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Fine Cooking

These sandwich cookies have a delicate exterior and a soft interior. If you’re looking to spice up your next big gathering, macarons are the way to go. They come in a wide array of colors and flavors, and sometimes they’re […]

5 Pumpkin Goodies w/out Guilt

Healthy Pumpkin Goodies | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Ambitious Kitchen | Recipe: Healthy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oat Bars

PSL season is officially here!  Pumpkin pie has always been a childhood favorite. (With the Cool Whip topping-to-pie ratio being 1:1.) It’s totally possible to indulge in a little pumpkin with the 5 health-smart recipes below.   We’ve got gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, low-glycemic, […]

Zucchini Noodles: 30-Minute Low-Carb Recipes

Honey Sriracha Chicken Zucchini Noodles recipe | Quick low-carb meals | Girlfriend is Better
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Best low carb find of the day? Zucchini noodles (sometimes called “zoodles”) are terrific pasta replacement in any recipe. Zucchinis are 95% water and are a high source of potassium and Vitamin C. Just what susceptible bodies are craving (post […]

Green Smoothie Recipe Without All the Dang Sugar

Kale, Spinach, and Swiss Chard | Green Smoothie recipe that is low glycemic | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Can Stock Photo Inc. / Elenathewise

Alert! Is your healthy drink making you gain weight? We’ve got to warn you: most juice bars and smoothie shops are tricking you with their “skinny” green concoctions. Next time you get a green smoothie, take a closer look at […]

Avocado Toast Recipes With a Little Upgrade

Smashes Mexican Beans Avocado Toast recipe | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Cotter Crunch

What fruit improves your skin, has more potassium than a banana, and helps you feel fuller longer? That’s right, the lovely avocado, princess of the produce aisle. We’ve collected 5 of our favorite avocado toast recipes that go beyond mashed […]

5 Chia Seed Pudding Recipes to Make Overnight

Vanilla Greek Yogurt Chia Seed Pudding Recipe | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Little Broken

If you’re looking for a cold dessert, skip the ice cream and make a batch of pudding instead! Take a peek at our 5 favorite chia seed pudding recipes.  They need to set overnight, so a little advanced planning is […]

Watermelon Season is Upon Us! 5 Recipes to Try

Watermelon fruit pizza recipe | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Bakers Royale

We’ve got watermelons in our garden just in time for summertime barbecues. Since a watermelon is about 92% water, it is the perfect hydrating fruit for hot, sunny days. You can do the old slice-and-dice routine, or get a little […]

Strawberry Season is Upon Us! Top 5 Recipes to Try

Strawberry baskets from farmer's market | summer recipes | Girlfriend is Better
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April showers bring May strawberries! Mother’s Day has got to be the easiest holiday for treats. Simply add a strawberry or two and you’ve got an instant tasty drink or dessert. Here are 5 easy ways to use Mother Nature’s […]

Jambalaya: Healthy Southern Comfort

Healthy Jumbalaya Recipe | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: The Kitchn

Is healthy Southern comfort an oxymoron?  Not with this recipe!  Since we’re still in the cold weather months, I like to eat my veggies warm.  This jambalaya recipe is a household staple and my kids will even eat the leftovers!  […]

Fondue Holiday Parties With a Retro Vibe

Fondue parties are fun + easy! | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Camille Styles

Fondue much? I went through a short period of fondue-craze back in my 20’s. I think I owned at least 10-15 different pots at one time. But what’s not to love? Fondue parties are an easy way to entertain and […]

Skillet Cooking, Care + Recipes

Skillet care, health + recipes | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Eat Well 101

Feeling tired?  Add a little iron to your diet with a skillet!  Cast-iron skillets are my new obsession as of early this year.  Not only do they conduct heat beautifully, they go from stove top to oven easily, too.  Learn […]

Vegetable Beef Soup Recipe Helps You Stay Well

Vegetable Beef Soup slow cooker recipe | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Kimi Encarnacion

Now that we’re getting into official Fall-mode, I’m leaning away from salads and am getting my veggie quota in soups. When it’s earlier in the season, I like something hearty but with a broth to keep it on the lighter […]