Spicy Three Bean Soup Kits

Spicy Three Bean Soup Kits | StrictlyDelicious.com

Confession time: I have become obsessed with soup kits since December. Ever since making those Coconut Curry Lentil & Wild Rice soup kits for homemade gifts around the holidays I have been completely in love. I gave some away as Christmas gifts, a few as hostess gifts, and stocked my pantry with a couple of… 

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An All Natural Skin Care Routine

A DIY, Natural Face Wash | StrictlyDelicious.com

I’m not very big on new year’s resolutions. But last year, for the first time in a long time, I made just one resolution for 2017: to prioritize hair care and skin care. Throughout the year, I ended up doing just that. I tried a number of different products to improve the health and appearance… 

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Mason Jar Coconut Curry Lentil & Wild Rice Soup Kit

Mason Jar Coconut Curry Lentil & Wild Rice Soup Kit | StrictlyDelicious.com

A few years ago around this time, probably around the time when I was starting this food blog, I asked my dad what he wanted for Christmas, as usual. He had been following along with my blog posts and was a very encouraging supporter, and he asked me to make him some special homemade gifts… 

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A Very Irreverent Autumn Caponata

Autumn Caponata | StrictlyDelicious.com

I promise I mean no disrespect. But this is not your grandmother’s caponata. We have the traditional tomatoes, eggplant, capers, and olives. But, just for the season, we’re also adding autumn squash, fennel, fresh thyme, and… Do I detect a hint of cinnamon?? We’re having all of the fun with this cozy stew, because fall… 

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Easy Earl Grey Chocolate Mousse

Easy Earl Grey Chocolate Mousse | StrictlyDelicious.com

Do you have a superhero friend in your life? A friend who, just by living her (or his) every day life, they inspire you and love you and make you want to be a better person? A friend whose tenacity, strength, and inner beauty lift you up just a little (or a lot!) every time you’re around… 

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Spicy Chocolate-Covered Oranges with Smoked Salt

Spicy Chocolate-Covered Oranges with Smoked Salt | StrictlyDelicious.com

Ahhh this sweet snack is ALL THAT!!! (Oh boy; did I just show my age…??) These spicy chocolate-covered oranges sprinkled with smoked salt are the perfect blend of salty, sweet, crunchy, savory, spicy, and juicy! And don’t you worry if you aren’t a huge fan of spicy food. We’re stirring just a little bit of… 

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Crimson Frost: A Winter Cocktail

Crimson Frost Cocktail | StrictlyDelicious.com

Winter’s first snow came in Sunday and this coming weekend we’re due for a real and true snow storm!!! Although I’m carefully making a grocery list of the final essentials I need to stock up on before the storm hits us, I’m pretty excited about this season’s first real Richmond snowstorm! (You know… I’m excited… 

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Liver Detox Cranberry Beet Juice

Liver Detox Cranberry Beet Juice | StrictlyDelicious.com

You remember that time when 2016 came and you made all kinds of resolutions to eat and be healthier this year? I don’t make new years’ resolutions anymore because I never stick to them, but I did set a goal for myself for myself to try to be healthier and take better care of my… 

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Vanilla Ginger Pear Champagne Sparkler

Vanilla Ginger Pear Champagne Sparkler | StrictlyDelicious.com

I hope that you’re having a wonderful Christmas enjoying time with loved ones and cookies and all of the sparkling green, red, and gold things! I’m doing the same, but I just had to get you one more sparkling thing–this sweet and spicy champagne cocktail before Christmas came to a close. I owe it to… 

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Edible Homemade Christmas Gift Guide

Lavender Lemon Infused Honey | StrictlyDelicious.com

GUYS. Where the FREAK did the time go?? How are we already at the end of 2015?! And, more importantly, HOW ARE WE ALREADY JUST A WEEK FROM CHRISTMAS?!?! I’m craaazzzy about Christmas; it is by far my favorite time of year. I count down to the holiday season every year, often not waiting for… 

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