12 Things I Will Do This Summer!

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As I sit here sipping my raspberry-blueberry-banana-whey protein-matcha powder-coconut milk super smoothie, a cool spring breeze meanders through the open window along with a welcomed but unrelentless birdsong aria. It's a pretty cliché spring scene (besides, perhaps, the matcha powder in my smoothie). A rather appropriate time to share my, well--cliché--list of things I want to do this summer, don't you think? Sure, why not! 12 Things I Will Do In Summer 2015 1.) Become a patio dweller. This is perhaps my overarching goal for Summer 2015--the goal ...

A Blogiversary, and a Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

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As it were, this strange conglomeration of food and anecdote that is my blog has been visible to the public eye for two years now. Yes, it's the tasty tRuth's second blogiversary. How exactly does one celebrate a second blogiversary, you might ask? I certainly asked. I tried to remember what my own second birthday consisted of, and because I couldn't, I allowed myself to piece together a very touching imagine of baby Ruthie lovingly strapped into a high chair. I'm wearing a frilly pink outfit, ...

A Montage of Cold Edibles

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Summer is not my season. I am not built for heat. I become noticeably grumpier and find no guilt in lazing around in air conditioned climates (a rare spectacle for this ever-adventurer). I spent some time compiling a list of things I love about New York City in the summer. It's not very long. At all. It goes like this: 1.) The fact that fall is around the corner 2.) Iced beverages become readily available. Number Two is in fact my best defense against the heat. Smoothies, iced coffee, throw in ...

A Saintly Green Smoothie

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You've probably realized by now that I'm a little obsessed with blended beverages. Though I left smoothies by the wayside during the colder months,  the blender made its official spring debut in my kitchen this past week. And with the selection of a new pope yesterday, and the celebration of a saint named Patrick in three days, I give you a very green, very saintly smoothie. I love green smoothies because I feel like a ninja any time I'm able to eat a serving of vegetables ...

A Positively Golden Smoothie

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A week ago, I turned 23.  A week ago, I spent my birthday night at home, alone. Now, this post is not meant to be a self-pitying rant. No. It is meant to be a lesson on perspective. Because for a half a minute, I let myself wallow in a situation that did not call for wallowing. On Wallowing: There I was, miles away from close family and friends, getting older all alone. Though festivities would ensue the next day with my NYC friends, I couldn't help but think for ...

How to Make Your Own Frappuccino

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Remember life before Starbucks Frappuccinos existed? (Remember life before Starbucks existed?) If I rewind my memory track to about 3rd grade, I come to a moment in which my mom and I are gazing at the coffee menu in a small town coffee shop, attempting to dissect the words on its menu that was no doubt trying to imitate the rising Starbucks. "Frappu...Frappicci...can you tell us what that is?" my mom politely asked the barista (or, the coffeeshop worker, as they were probably called in those days). Sweetened, ...

Smooth(ie) Talk: Cashew Cream

Who knew that if you let 1 cup raw cashews soak in 1 cup boiling water for 15 minutes, added both to a blender with 1 cup ice, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and 1 teaspoon raw honey, you'd end up with this: A dairy-free smoothie that's creamy as heck, packed with protein and pretty darn tasty. How's that for a nutty experiment?