Green Mango Cauliflower Smoothie

  • Posted on: 9 March 2018
  • By: jessica
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Green smoothies are my jam! I first fell in love with them when participating in an Emilie Maynor Smoothie Challenge and it changed my morning routine forever. After the challenge, I found myself craving those cool, crisp green drinks every morning. My body loved starting the day with nutrient-rich food! So, I stuck with it and started creating my own recipes based on Emilie's example. Emilie also introduced me to Vital Proteins Beef Collagen . It's totally flavorless and adds a beautiful texture to my smoothies. Collagen benefits include: Glowing skin** A more youthful appearance** Joint...

30 Instagram prompts!

  • Posted on: 1 March 2018
  • By: jessica
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Hi, I'm Jessica, the owner and head food photography teacher at Spiffy Eats ( @spiffy_eats on Instagram .) I know many of you are taking on the challenge of posting to Instagram once a day in the month of March. Go, you! That's a big challenge! So after a meeting with my fellow Janes in the See Jane Write Collective , I decided to make this list of 30 prompts to help you in your daily posting. I can't wait to see what fun photos you create! Portrait above by Nat Cordova A few notes: ALWAYS credit if you are using someone else's photo, art work, quote, etc. Always, always, always credit them!...

Instagrammer of the Month: Elisabeth of Bloom Custom Robes

  • Posted on: 27 February 2018
  • By: jessica
Today I am so honored to introduce you to Elisabeth Chramer, the owner of Bloom Custom Robes . I first met Elisabeth at an Instagram meetup hosted by the lovely Madison of Keeping Creativity . As we were all taking photos and getting tips from Madison, Elisabeth began to share some of her story as a business owner. Her experience was so unique to me. A product based business that had been selling for years directly from Instagram? I had to hear more! So I decided to interview her as this month's featued Instagrammer. Many of you are product based business owners working to create higher...

I'm participating in the See Jane Write challenge: 28 days of grace

  • Posted on: 6 February 2018
  • By: jessica
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You made it through January. You accomplished some of your goals, stuck to some of your resolutions, but missed the mark on a few. How should you deal with those missed goals or resolutions? Show yourself GRACE . This year is one of the most exciting years of my life. I have launched Spiffy Eats as a full-time venture, I'll be hosting an Instagram challenge, and I'm writing an e-course. I'm getting to know my audience of food photographers better than I ever have. And I am in complete control of my time for the first time in a long time. I set some pretty lofty goals for the month of January...

Lavender kombucha gin fizz

  • Posted on: 27 January 2018
  • By: jessica
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Cheers to your health! This cocktail will flood your senses with lavender, elderberry, and juniper. I love kombucha! The fizz, the fruitiness, and the health benefits! Kombucha is said to: Improve joint health Improve digestions Encourage mood stability Boost immune functions We don't usually think about what's good for us when preparing cocktails. We are usually thinking more about what tastes good and feels good. But, why not include some gut-healthy probiotics next time you sip a cocktail! GT's Kombucha flavor Lavender Love™ gives this drink it's distinct, floral flavor.

Vanilla chia pudding with strawberry coconut cream

  • Posted on: 16 January 2018
  • By: jessica
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There's been a little bag of chia seeds sitting on my counter for several weeks. I've sprinkled a little on a couple of smoothie bowls. I've blended some seeds into a smoothie drink. But, I've never made chia pudding. Until today! I'm not going to lie to you guys, the texture is straight up weird. For real. It's kind of like eating gummy worms as pudding. Hahaha. But, the flavor is dang delicious! And the benefits of chia seeds are pretty amazing. Did you know chia seeds are: high in omega-3 fatty acids high in calcium, potassium, and magnesium a great source of protein high in antioxidants...

Giggle Water recipe

  • Posted on: 5 January 2018
  • By: jessica
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After 5 years of creating recipes for you guys I am finally sharing my most SECRET, SPECIAL, AMAZING RECIPE with you- giggle water! String up the banners, call your girlfriends over for a cocktail night, giggle water is here!!!! This recipe uses the classic combo of gin and bubbles, but with a special twist of fluffy, sweet cotton candy. I hope you enjoy it as much as my girlfriends and I do!

Alton Brown's Pound Cake Recipe

  • Posted on: 2 January 2018
  • By: jessica
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Pound cake has intimidated me for a long time. I have tried a couple of recipes and failed miserably. So, I turned to the guy who can explain each and every step and the reasoning behind it- Alton Brown . After watching his video (we streamed it on Hulu) I was ready to tackle the pound cake beast! I followed his instructions exactly and came out with the most moist, flavorful cake with a flaky, candy-like crust. I also followed his recipe for the citrus glaze, but added thyme to give it a little more earthiness. The three biggest takeaways I got from his recipe were: Make sure every...

Instagrammer of the Month: Becca of Lume & Penna

  • Posted on: 27 December 2017
  • By: jessica
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Today I am so excited to introduce a new feature on the Spiffy Eats blog. Each month I will be highliting an Instagrammer that is doing something unique with their profile. My goal with these interviews is to provide encouragement and inspiration for you on your Insta journey. I will be asking questions aimed at helping you use Instagram as a means to build your brand awareness, community, and technical skills. Our January featured Instagram account is Lume & Penna, a beautiful account created and run by Becca Paul of Birmingham, Alabama. Photo by Becca Becca has been one of my favorite...

Eggnog Cake

  • Posted on: 11 December 2017
  • By: jessica
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After spending time with family in Mississippi for Thanksgiving, I was inspired to make a crowd pleasing, over the top cake for an upcoming dinner party. At our Thanksgiving festivities my aunt prepared an out of this world cake that had me at her side asking questions and hanging onto every single word she said. The biggest inspiration I took away from her words was to not be afraid to make a cake your own. Do something that may seem a little crazy, like adding extracts you haven't used before. Just be brave and let your personality shine through the cake! That's how this crazy eggnog cake...

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