Liquid Sunshine (Carrot Orange Juice Recipe)

Liquid Sunshine (Carrot Orange Juice)

Pin this recipe for later! Carrots + oranges + lemon + ginger root + turmeric root = liquid sunshine. I mean, it's straight goodness. An instant mood booster. This juice recipe is sweet, tart, and with a slight "bite" from fresh ginger root. You can certainly give it more than a slight bite if you are a ginger lover. Just increase that ginger zing by adding more ginger root. Either way, you're gonna feel better after you drink this. I … [Read more...]

Super Bowl 2016 Recipe Roundup

Superbowl 2016 Recipe Roundup

HOWDY YA'LL!! Don't ask me where that came from. Maybe it's cause I'm wearing my cowboy boots to work today. Maybe cause it's been a looong week and it's finally Friday. I might be a bit slap happy. Maybe all of the above. Just go with it. Are you ready for Super Bowl 2016? It's pretty darn fun to be in a city whose team is in the big game. The hype is real. Energy is in the air, fo sho! I hope it's a good game. I'll be at a Super Bowl … [Read more...]

Candied Ginger Scones

Candied Ginger Scones | LaughterandLemonade.com

I was never a big fan of scones... until last year. If you're ever in Durango, Colorado, be sure and hit up a local favorite: Bread. Their baked goods, breads, and goodies are amazing. Local coffee shops and even the hospital where I completed by dietetic internship stocked their shelves daily with fresh baked Bread goods.  This is where my love of scones was born. I was looking for my fav treats at the hospital's coffee shop one day to … [Read more...]

Forget Probiotics, Prebiotics May Have More Benefits

Jerusalem Artichoke Chili

FIRST, let's get down and dirty with prebiotics vs. probiotics. THEN, enjoy a healthy, comforting chili recipe high in prebiotic resistant starch. Did you know that about 90% of the cells that make up your body reside in your digestive tract? That’s right! According to The Journal of Nutrition about 90% of the cells in our body are gut bacteria and the other 10% are human cells (1). That’s about 100 trillion (good) bacteria swimming … [Read more...]

Meet Nick: L&L’s First Student Intern!

Meet Nick: L&L's First Student Intern

Meet Nick. Nope, not my brother, Nick, another Nick! Nick Myers, a Miami student. As a Miami grad myself, I was pumped when I got an email from one of my nutrition professors whom I've kept in touch with. She had assigned her students to find a nutrition blog and do a review on the blog. Nick walked into class, pulled up LaughterandLemonade.com and began his review. The professor said, "hey, I know her! She was my student at … [Read more...]

A Winning Formula that Generates Countless Dishes

A Winning Formula that Generates Countless Dishes | Weeknight Italian Chicken Pasta from LaughterandLemonade.com

This Weeknight Italian Chicken Pasta is so simple, I'm not even going to give you a recipe. Well... I am, but not a traditional recipe. It's more of a formula. A framework. It's for your own good. You see, I read a really interesting article the other day titled The Myth of Easy Cooking. Tag line: "An entire industry has been built on the premise that creating gourmet meals at home is simple and effortless. But it isn't true." Dang. It made … [Read more...]