I am by no means a wine person. I’m a cocktail girl alllll the way (or vodka soda if I know I’m in it for the long haul), BUT something about the warmer weather gets me craving a good glass of wine on occasion. There’s nothing like a refreshing glass of rosé when you’re basking in the sun!
Given I know close to nothing about wine, I thought it’d be fun to ask my cousin Jasmine, who drinks wine like it’s her job (well, because it is), to share her current favorites for summer. Now I feel like I can “rosé all day” like a pro.
Jasmine is on the winemaking team at Seghesio Family Vineyards (I wasn’t joking when I said drinking wine is part of her job). She lives in SF – this is the cousin I visited a few weeks back – and works in Sonoma County where the vineyard is located. The vineyard specializes in Zinfandel and Italian varietals. Below she shares five of her favorite wines for summer – she did mention she had MANY MANY favorites, and that narrowing down to five was really tough!
As stated in my Instagram bio – I have a sugar addiction. It’s a real thing…and I’m not denying it. I’ve managed to get it under control by only indulging once in a while, but if it were up to me I’d treat myself to a dessert after lunch & dinner (and maybe in between). I look forward to dessert more than dinner. My trip to a restaurant usually goes something like “I’ll have a salad with grilled chicken, thanks…hmmm and tell me more about your carrot cake”. #thestruggleisreal.
I’ve tried not eating sweets after meals, but I end up caving and binge eating eventually. It’s just not effective. It wasn’t until I discovered “dessert tea” that I found the solution to my sugar problems.
I’ve noticed that turmeric has grown in popularity lately, which makes sense given it’s amazing health benefits. Here are a few:
and the list goes on! My mom always cooked with turmeric, so growing up I ate it but never appreciated it as much as I do now. I’ve come across some unconventional recipes on Pinterest that use this spice in new and exciting ways, and this one from Pop Sugar stood out to me. I love almond milk, turmeric, and ginger so naturally I wanted to give this one a try. I was not disappointed! It’s a great healthy snack or dessert. If you add some protein powder, you can even enjoy it as a post-workout shake.
I recently purchased a Ninja blender, and I’m having a TON of fun experimenting with it. One of my recent lab sessions resulted in this delicious, energy boosting green smoothie. It’s perfect for an on the go breakfast or afternoon snack. The recipe makes 3-4 servings – if you plan on preparing it in advance, just pop it in the freezer until you’re ready to drink it.