Downshiftology Healthy eating, living and travel. Wed, 20 Jul 2022 15:34:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Wed, 20 Jul 2022 15:00:46 +0000 Grilled skirt steak with chimichurri sauce is arguably the best (and easiest) summer dinner idea. The steak is meltingly tender, topped with savory herbaceous goodness, and made in under 30 minutes! First, Let’s Talk Skirt Steak vs Flank Steak Steak served with chimichurri (also known as churrasco), is one of my favorite Latin American dishes. […]

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Chimichurri Sauce Tue, 19 Jul 2022 14:33:06 +0000 Let’s just say I love to throw this easy, herbaceous chimichurri sauce on pretty much everything (especially grilled steak). It’s heavy on fresh herbs, has punches of garlic and tangy vinegar, and glistens on top of meat, vegetables, and more! What is Chimichurri? We can thank Argentina (and other Latin American countries) for this summery […]

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Aperol Spritz Thu, 14 Jul 2022 01:46:00 +0000 Aperol spritz is Italian summer in a glass. The bright red-orange hue is a good balance between bitter and sweet, with herby citrusy notes, and just the right amount of sparkling fizz. What more could you ask for in a summer cocktail? The Perfect Summer Cocktail Starts with an Aperol Spritz I’ve had my fair […]

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Amazon Prime Day 2022: Best Deals for Kitchen and Home Tue, 12 Jul 2022 18:20:00 +0000 Amazon’s Prime Day 2022 is a huge savings event for Amazon Prime members – a treasure trove of the best deals spanning technology to outdoor gear to kitchenware. So, I’ve rounded up some of the best deals and savings for you in the kitchen and home. It’s time to make your wishlists! Every year Amazon […]

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Tuna, Cucumber and Mozzarella Salad Thu, 07 Jul 2022 17:51:10 +0000 This tuna, cucumber and mozzarella salad gives canned tuna fish a fresh new look (and tasting experience!). It’s super simple in nature, but a light and refreshing meal you’ll find yourself making repeatedly. My most recent trip back to Italy reminded me just how much my body craves fresh and healthy meals that aren’t overly […]

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BBQ Chicken Sat, 02 Jul 2022 15:30:00 +0000 Without a doubt, this BBQ chicken is insanely juicy, perfectly charred, and glistening with my secret homemade BBQ sauce. And if you’re new to barbecuing, this foolproof method will have you shining at your next summer cookout. First, Let’s Talk Barbecue vs Grill Often times, grilling and barbecue are used interchangeably (I thought the same). […]

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BBQ Sauce Fri, 01 Jul 2022 20:49:00 +0000 Now this is how you make a finger-licking BBQ sauce! It’s the perfect combination of sweet, smoky and spicy, with that lusciously rich texture we all crave. Oh, and it’s not overly complicated. Just a simple BBQ sauce recipe you can make on the spot again and again. Homemade BBQ Sauce Doesn’t Get Much Better […]

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20+ Refreshing Summer Salads Sat, 25 Jun 2022 15:47:20 +0000 Endless sunshine calls for refreshing summer salads. They’re easy to toss together, they let you get creative with in-season produce, and they taste extra juicy and delicious. Refreshing Summer Salads for Every Craving Slow summer days call for one thing – easy, no-fuss meals. Because the last thing we want to be doing is spending […]

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Avocado Caprese Salad Tue, 14 Jun 2022 17:12:43 +0000 Your classic caprese salad gets a California spin with creamy avocado! Just layer avocado slices in between mozzarella, juicy tomatoes, and basil, then drizzle with balsamic vinegar and olive oil – it’s a quintessential summer salad. When in doubt for what to serve – make a “caprese“. From this classic caprese salad to these fun […]

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Chia Seed Water Tue, 07 Jun 2022 06:18:17 +0000 Incorporate chia seed water into your routine, and you’ll be feeling as good as ever! Not only are there a lot of health benefits tied to it, but it’ll make drinking your daily water a bit more exciting again. The Many Benefits of Chia Seed Water I often talk about the benefits of chia seeds, […]

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