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 Perfect Hot Chocolate

“Smart Food, Smart Fitness and Smart Life.” Sounds…inspiring, doesn’t it? It’s the motto of our very own FOOD52-er SavvyJulie, and it’s one we’d like to adapt for ourselves. “Smart Food,” from what we can see, is food that is healthful – but not trying too hard. It is food lashed through with a bit of indulgence – but food we can eat every day. It is food that is fun to make, beautiful to look at, and even better to sit down and feast on. Combined with a little fitness, it is food that makes for a smart (and virtuous, and fulfilling) life.

SavvyJulie’s recipes are “Smart Food” to the core: local, seasonal, and satisfying. We’d love to start every day with some Hearty Raspberry Pancakes or Whole Wheat Raspberry Muffins – before a long, winding hike or (most likely) a day at the office. She knows how to make the words “bacon” and “risotto” sound healthy: Bacon Brown Rice Risotto. Even SavvyJulie’s desserts make us feel virtuous; her Clementine Cutie Brownies and Clementine Pound Cake guarantee we’ll get our fruits this winter. No matter what the season – or our fitness level – we’ll raise our mugs of Perfect Hot Chocolate (pictured above) and say cheers: to Smart Food, Smart Fitness, Smart Life, and SavvyJulie

Read our profile Q&A with SavvyJulie below, and check out her blog here.

  • What do you cook when home alone?
    Eggs in the hole

  • Your most treasured kitchen possession:
    My vintage Pyrex bowls

  • The ideal number of guests for a dinner party is:
    4 or 6