Recipes by Susan Irby

In this calorie-slashing collection, Susan Irby offers recipes for switching up ingredients that keep calories to a minimum. Complete with serving-size suggestions and “Skinny Secret” shortcuts to trim calories in little ways, here you’ll get expertly crafted recipes that include offerings for every meal of the day!

White Peach Bellini

White Peach Bellini

White Peach Bellini Bellinis are a summer staple when it comes to cocktails and one of the most refreshing versions is this one from Tommy Bahama restaurants. Ideal for brunch, the Tommy Bahama White Peach Bellini hits the spot. It’s light and delicious and easy to make at home. Start with some peach puree. Tommy Bahama used White Peach Perfect Puree, … [Read more...]

Vegan Cashew Cheese

Cashew Cheese

Vegan Cashew Cheese You don't have to be vegan to enjoy or appreciate vegan foods. Even making a small change in your diet can make a huge, positive impact on your health. Cutting out dairy in your diet can help improve your digestion and clear up some skin conditions like acne and help you feel more energized. In our house, we have replaced milk with … [Read more...]

Avocado Cashew Butter

Avocado Cashew Butter

Avocado Cashew Butter Who says butter has to be all about cows? Research shows that dairy products interfere with digestion and can cause dietary disruptions and acne. This incredible recipe is vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free and soy-free as soy is also known to be a culprit behind many digestive health issues. Instead of focusing on what you can't eat, … [Read more...]

Vegetable Carpaccio with Citrus Marinated Shrimp

Citrus Shrimp with Vegetable Carpaccio

Vegetable Carpaccio with Citrus Marinated Shrimp In celebration of the great Chardonnay grape and recent National Chardonnay day, this light yet flavorful salad will delight palates everywhere. The perfect pairing for Handcraft Chardonnay, shrimp are delicately sauteed in citrus of lime, orange, and lemon juice with a hint of white pepper and then … [Read more...]

Mini Meringue Cakes with Lemon Whipped Cream

pre baked meringue

Mini Meringue Cakes with Lemon Whipped Cream Lordy, Lordy, when my friends at Bo Nuage in Los Angeles came in to the studio at The Bikini Lifestyles Show, I had no idea what an art form it was to create gorgeous meringue cakes in the Bo Nuage-style. Their cakes were so light and luscious that I just had to give it a whirl to make my own; especially … [Read more...]

Tolosa Black Bean Stew

Tolosa Black Bean Stew with Peppers

Tolosa Black Bean Stew Chef Jeffrey Weiss was a recent guest on The Bikini Lifestyles Show discussing his new book, Charcuteria - The Soul of Spain. After traveling and working in Spain for several years, Jeffrey created this gorgeous and informative book all about charcuterie. With over 100 recipes and full color photographs, Charcuteria is not only a … [Read more...]

Wasabi Deviled Eggs with Nori

Wasabi Eggs with Nori

Wasabi Deviled Eggs with Nori Who says deviled eggs have to be all about paprika and pickles? Metabolism boosting wasabi, digestion friendly gingerroot, antioxidant loving fresh herbs, unsweetened cultured coconut and protein fat-burning eggs are all combined in this flavorful, delicious twist on the traditional deviled egg.  Unsweetened cultured … [Read more...]

Blueberry Quinoa Crepes with Lemon Ricotta

Blueberry Quinoa Crepes with Lemon Ricotta

Blueberry Quinoa Crepes with Lemon Ricotta Desserts can be both nutritious and delicious. These gluten free crepes are made with quinoa flour which can often have a bitter, overly earthy taste. To minimize the earthiness in the quinoa, a little brandy and vanilla was added to the batter along with a hint of cinnamon. A blueberry sauce is made by … [Read more...]