Raspberry Lemon Prosecco Mojito

Lately, I’ve been doing a lot more cooking and drink-making during quarantine to keep myself busy! I’ve shared food recipes on my blog, but today I’m sharing a delicious drink recipe. It’s perfect for the spring/summer when you want something cool and refreshing!

I recently planted herbs, which make for great cocktail garnishes. My mint is growing quickly and has been a delicious additive to my iced tea! I was craving a refreshing mojito the other day but didn’t have any rum or lime on hand, so I improvised with Prosecco! I give you, the Raspberry Lemon Prosecco Mojito. Feel free to omit the Prosecco to make it a mocktail!

The below recipe makes 1 drink.

Ingredients:

  • Prosecco
  • Seltzer water
  • Raspberries
  • 1 half of a lemon or lime (juiced)
  • Mint
  • Ice

Directions: Muddle raspberries and mint together at the bottom of a glass. Then, fill the glass halfway with Prosecco. Add in ice, juice from half of a lemon (or lime) and top with seltzer water.

Cheers!

Xoxo,

Gee Nicolette

No-Bake Dessert Balls

I’m not a big fan of baking, but I do like to eat the desserts. I’m sharing a no-bake dessert ball recipe today! Feel free to edit as needed.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 Cup Kween Vanilla Granola Butter (or a nut butter – peanut butter, almond butter, etc.)
  • 1/2 Cup Almond Flour (or other flour of choice)
  • 1/2 Cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1 Tablespoon Cacao Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Teaspoon Pure Maple Syrup
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • Pink Himalayan Salt

Directions:

  • 1. In a bowl, combine granola butter, almond flour, cacao powder, vanilla extract, maple syrup and cinnamon
  • 2. Mix well until it forms together (see image below for ideal consistency).
  • 3. Roll into balls and place on a plate.

    4. Freeze for 15 minutes.

    5. While the balls are freezing, melt your chocolate chips.

    6. Take balls out of freezer and dip/roll into melted chocolate.

    7. Sprinkle Pink Himalayan Salt on top.

    8. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to 1 hour to let the chocolate harden.

    Enjoy!

    Xoxo,

    Gee Nicolette

    Ravioli with Sautéed Cherry Tomatoes Recipe

    During this quarantine, I’ve done a lot more cooking. Honestly, I forgot how much I enjoyed cooking and coming up with recipes, including this one I’m sharing today! Before quarantine, I packed my days and found myself “too busy” to cook and would end up grabbing food on the go more times than not. While I continue to order takeout from my local restaurants (support small businesses), I am also doing a decent amount of my own cooking (it’s time to use that food that we stocked up on).

    Cooking or baking is a great way to tap into your creative side! This quarantine has taught me to enjoy the things that make me happy and fill my life with joy, cooking being one of them. Whenever life returns to the new normal, I hope to make more time for the activities that bring me happiness.

    Ingredients:

    • 1 Package Giovanni Rana Pasta Ravioli
    • Sliced Cherry Tomatoes
    • Chopped Basil
    • Grated Romano Cheese
    • EVOO
    • Salt
    • Pepper
    Directions:
    Sauté cherry tomatoes in EVOO, salt, pepper and add in some of the chopped basil. In a pot, bring salted pasta water to a boil and add in ravioli. Strain cooked pasta and place in a pasta dish with EVOO and grated cheese at the bottom. Add in sautéed cherry tomatoes and mix together. Finish with chopped basil and more grated cheese on top!

    Enjoy!

    Xoxo,

    Gee Nicolette