Breakfast on the Go: Morning Smoothie

A Delicious Breakfast Smoothie Recipe for All the Breakfast Haters Out There I don’t know about you but breakfast is not my favorite meal of the day. If you offer me a big plate of pasta bolognese for dinner or a delicious chopped salad for lunch, I’m all in. For whatever reason, breakfast is not my thing. Between the rush of getting kids out the door and the fact that I just don’t feel that hungry in the morning, I needed to get creative with finding something both nutritious and filling to eat for breakfast on the go. I...

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Classic Summer Recipes: Swedish Blueberry Soup

Bella Breakdown To make this delicious soup, you will need 100 grams blueberries (3.5 ounces), 100 mL water (3.5 ounces), 1 Tbsp potato flour and 2 Tbsp sugar. Add water and sugar to the pan, then stir until the sugar dissolves. Allow the sugar water to boil, then add the blueberries and continue to boil. Blend the mixture with an immersion blender. In a bowl, mix potato flour with water and stir. Add the flour mixture to the soup and mix well. Serve the soup with a dollop of whipped cream and almond cookies on...

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We Tried a Purse That Holds Two Bottles of Wine, and It Was Awesome!

The PortoVino Wine Bag is a Magical Experience I’m not saying I searched “how to sneak wine into movies”, but when I did I stumbled upon one of the greatest inventions of ALL TIME. The Bella Vita, PortoVino purse… an adorable purse that discreetly hides and dispenses TWO BOTTLES OF WINE!! I know, I know… I lost it too. I immediately contacted the company, which is composed of the sweetest humans on earth, and had the opportunity to try out the PortoVino purse for the week, and let’s just say people were BEGGING to sit next to me in...

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Vino Hugs Keep Your Wine as Cool as You!

Help Your Wine Beat the Summer Heat with Vino Hugs For as long as we can remember the koozie industry has been discriminating against wine drinkers, sure all the beer is kept nice and chilly but what about our Riesling? Well, Oenophilia has broken the wine glass (pun intended) ceiling and created the CUTEST wine koozies out there! With an adorable array of colors and patterns, there is a koozie for every wine drinker, from chardonnay to pinot noir. Not only are the Vino Hugs adorable and affordable, but they prevent the inevitable slippage and destruction that comes with...

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Off Duty Mommy: Wines to Unwind With

Sometimes… Wine is Just Necessary There are many occasions for drinking wine – when you want to unwind with friends, have a celebration, or simply need to take the edge off after a really difficult day. Whatever the occasion, buying a bottle of wine doesn’t have to be an overwhelming or expensive experience. You don’t have to know anything about tannins or be able to identify the taste of “hints of tobacco leaf” in the flavor (whatever that means). I have a few of my favorites that I would like to share with you. I think they are delicious...

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This 200-Calorie Lentil Chili Is Actually So Delicious

Bella Breakdown Pumpkin purée is the secret ingredient in this chili, made with good-for-you lentils and black beans. Here’s How to Make This AMAZING Low-Cal Chili Sauté one chopped onion in 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat. When the onion becomes translucent, add 1/2 cup of chopped red pepper and 1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt. When the vegetables start to soften, add two cloves of minced garlic, 2 teaspoons of taco seasoning, 2 tablespoons of tomato paste, 1 tablespoon adobo sauce, one 15 ounce can of lentils and 1 quart of chicken stock. Once this is well...

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