Balsamic Strawberry Triscuits

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Have we mentioned yet how much I (Ally) love Triscuits? My obsession may be slightly unhealthy… We have to buy a box pretty much every time we go to the grocery store. And when they’re on sale… watch out! We’ll pick up like 5 or 6 boxes. Most of the time I just eat them with cheese or hummus on top. Which is delicious and probably accounts for 80% of my lunches.

But today I a) wanted some strawberries and b) was feeling fancy. So I peered into the fridge and concocted this snack. While simple, it was too good not to share. It’s so easy to throw together, you have most of the ingredients laying around anyway, it takes just a few minutes to make, and looks and tastes like you put way more effort into it than you did! This would be a great appetizer for having friends over or to take to a last minute get-together. (Or to eat for lunch every day for the next week…)

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Balsamic Strawberry Triscuits

Ingredients: 
  • 10 Triscuits (Original or Cracked Pepper & Olive Oil)
  • 4-5 strawberries, sliced
  • 1 tbsp plain cream cheese
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • Fresh mint leaves
Instructions: 
  1. Mix together the cream cheese and balsamic vinegar.
  2. Spread onto each Triscuit.
  3. Top with a slice or two of strawberry and a piece of the fresh mint.
Makes 10 crackers. 

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Berry Mocktail

I don’t know about where anyone else lives, but it is hot as ****** down here in Columbia, SC. At 9am this morning, it was already above 90 degrees. I might melt. Or die.

So this afternoon, I decided to treat myself to a cool little drink. It’s somewhere between a smoothie and a sparkling cocktail. And it was exactly what I was craving. berrymocktail

{All of you lushes can add some liquor and make a cocktail instead of a mocktail, but I was too hot for alcohol!}

Berry Mocktail

Ingredients: 

  • 5 strawberries
  • 5 cherries (pits removed)
  • 5 ice cubes
  • 1 can of Prickly Pear San Pellegrino (Ficodindia e Arancia)
  • Fresh mint

Instructions: 

  1. Use a food processor or blender to blend the berries and ice together. (Don’t put the soda in now… it’ll fizz all up!)
  2. Stir the can of soda into the mixture.
  3. Garnish with fresh mint.
Makes 1 large personal drink (as pictured) or 3-4 cocktail-size servings. Could easily scale up and make a pitcher to share!