Sweet Eats: The Perfect Side

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Have you ever found yourself in search of the perfect side to go with any meal? Did you not even know there was such as thing? Well, I’ve got the easiest and perfect side that pairs well with any main course!

It takes a total of 20 minutes to make: 5-10 minute prep and 10-15 minute cook time.

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What you will need

Feeds: 2

1. 1 bag pre-washed green beans

2. 1/2 lb (or less) of prosciutto

3. pepper

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1. Pre-set your oven to 415 degrees

2. Take between 5-6 green beans in a bunch and wrap your prosciutto tightly around the bunch

3. Lay them flat on a baking dish

4. Place in the oven for 10-15 minutes until crisp

5. SERVE!

It is quick, simple and easy and tastes delicious.

Leave a comment below with your favorite side dish!

xoxo

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Sweet Eats: The Sweet Scene Mule

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I cannot believe how quickly 2015 has gone by. I feel like it was just yesterday I was on Martha’s Vineyard ringing in 2015, and now I’m back here with some of my best friends getting ready to ring in 2016. There are so many things I am looking forward to in 2016, but I’ll get into that in another post.

THIS post is to highlight this delicious Moscow mule (with a twist) I made (with a teeny bit of inspo from Gwenyth Paltrow’s cookbook “It’s All Good”).

The mule (of the Moscow descent) is probably one of my favorite drinks, so I’ve decided to make a few for my friends tonight and want to share it with you guys!

You’ll be sure to wow your friends on New Years Eve before the bottles of Chandon, Moet or Veuve are popped. (let’s be serious, we’re on an Andre budget here! haha)

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What you will need (makes 4)

1. 2 cans of Gosling Ginger Beer

2. 1 large grapefruit (sliced for garnishment)

3. 4 limes

4. honey

5. ice

6. Tito’s vodka

7. fresh thyme (for garnishment)

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You will want to roll your limes in order to activate/release the juices within. Cut them in half and juice 1 lime into each mug.

Add 1tsp of honey

Add 1/2 cup of ice (or more if you’d like)

Dash in 3 capfuls of Tito’s Vodka (FYI: It is gluten free!)

Pour in 1/2 can of Gosling Ginger beer**

Garnish with slices of grapefruit and fresh thyme (make sure you use FRESH thyme which is different from regular thyme.)

**For extra flavor, you can muddle the grapefruit slices before pouring in the ginger beer***

Enjoy!

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I wish all of my readers and followers on all of my social media channels a happy, happy New Year! I hope 2016 brings you many blessings and lots of health and happiness. May you accomplish all you set out to achieve and more! 2016 is the year of “Goood Vibes” here at The Sweet Scene, so I wish you nothing but

Good Vibes.

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SweetEats: Nutrient packed Acai Bowl

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When I think of acai bowls, I think of a health guru taking in the sunshine at a juice cafe near a roaring beach in some laid back town in California. (take me there now!)

It is completely okay if you had a hard time pronouncing the name of this nutrient dense bowl of goodness, I still do sometimes. (Say it with me, AH-SIGH-EE.)

I’ve seen these amazing looking bowls on instagram, and on blogs everywhere, so I decided to look into making one of my own.

According to webmd, acai comes from the acai palm tree, which is native to Central and South America.

Some studies show that acai fruit pulp is even richer in antioxidants than cranberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, or blueberries

Ready to see how you too can make this antioxidant filled and energy boosting meal?

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WHAT YOU WILL NEED

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-Frozen Acai Berry (USDA organic Sambazon)

-Organic Coconut Milk

-Organic Goji Berries (packed with Vitamin A, C and Iron)

-Granola (I used “Purely Elizabeth”: made with organic quinoa, amaranth and chia seeds)

-Bananas (I made two bowls (one for my bestie and one for myself), so I used 1/2 for the mix and 1 for topping)

-Raw and Shelled Hemp Hearts

-Blender

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You can also add even more superfood excellence by adding a pack of Goji and Acai powder (OPTIONAL)

STEP ONE

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-add 2 packs of frozen acai

STEP TWO

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-Add 1/2 of a banana

STEP THREE

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-Add 1/2 a cup of coconut milk and your optional Green Superfood Goji and Acai packet

-Now blend, stirring the mixture to ensure everything is blended. It should have a thick consistency when you’re finished blending

STEP FOUR

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-Create your bowl

-You can add your fruit in any design you would like, as well as add any other fruit options you want (strawberries, blueberries, kiwi, mango etc)

-For an extra crunch, sprinkle some granola over the top of your beautifully laid bowl

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-There you have it! Your very own acai bowl, just in time for the bright spring sunshine!

xoxo

Question of the Day: Are you a fan of this health food trend? What fruit do you love to add on top?

Leave a comment below or let me know on twitter!

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SweetEats: Flavorful Fish Tacos and Organic Wine

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If you follow me on instagram, (and if you don’t…what are you waiting for? Hit the ‘follow’ button) then you know that for my birthday, my boyfriend gifted me with an amazing cookbook called Clean Slate.

Last night I was finally able to make a recipe from it.

Get ready for the juiciest, most flavorful, delicious and light tasting fish tacos EVER!

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What you will Need

-Red Onion

-1/2 avocado

-Ruby Red Grapefruit

-1/2 jalapeno pepper (finely chopped)

-white fish (we used sole)

-6 inch tortillas

-fresh lime juice

-shredded napa cabbage

-salt

-EVOO

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First, you want to make your taco filler.

Slice up as much red onion as you’d like. Cut your avocado into little cubed pieces, and cut your grapefruit (I used half) into small cubed pieces as well.

Add your colorful mixture into a bowl. Cut your lime in half and squeeze the fresh lime juice into the bowl.

Lastly, sprinkle some salt into your mixture to bring out the flavor in your ingredients even more.

NEXT

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I couldn’t find halibut at the wholefoods we go to, so we purchased 8 thin fillets of sole instead.

Generously salt and pepper each fillet and add it to a large skillet with EVOO. Cook on each side for 4-5 minutes each and then place them on a sheet of paper towel to soak up any extra EVOO.

Time to Fill your Tortillas

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If you do not have a gas stove to crisp your tortillas over, then place your tortillas on the grates of your oven at 375 degrees and let them crisp up that way. That should take about 5-7 minutes.

Now it’s time to fill those bad boys! You can add whichever toppings you’d like first, but I filled it this way:

1. fish

2. grapefruit, avocado, onion and lime mixture

3. napa cabbage

4. jalapeno (finely chopped up…seeds and all)

Now dig in!

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I’m in the process of switching most of my beauty products and “other” things that I consume over to organic/ natural.

Along with the amazing fish tacos, we paired it with an organic bottle of Badger Mountain Chardonnay. It was light and sparkling, a perfect match for the light and flavorful tacos.

Question of the day: What’s your favorite toppings for fish tacos? What drink do you like to pair it with.

Leave your answers in the comments below, or tweet me @thesweetscene and hashtag #sweetsceneeats

xoxo

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