Best Bloody Mary

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Bloody Mary’s are the healthiest mixed drink you could make if you use the right ingredients.  They’re a meal in a cup!


  • Vodka (I prefer svedka) (about 1 &1/2-2 shots)
  • V8 all natural vegetable juice (about 6 oz.) watch out for other vegetable juices like Clamato that has high fructose corn syrup & is made with unnatural ingredients
  • Sea salt & Pepper (a few dashes)
  • Garlic powder (a few dashes)
  • Secret Ingredient: Worcestershire sauce (about 3-4 Tbsp)
  • For spicy: Horseradish (about 1 & 1/2 tsp) & Hot sauce ex: siracha (about 1 tsp)
  • For garnish: Celery/ Okra/ Green olives

I like my bloody mary’s spicy!  I play around with the ratios of these different ingredients so these amounts are just relative.  It’s simple to make a restaurant quality bloody mary.  Just taste it as you go along, and add to it accordingly.


Cheers! At Custom House in Avila Beach, CA.


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Food Fotography

I have always loved the creativity of photography and experimenting with viewing the world through a different “lens.”  YES, I am that girl who makes everyone at the table wait to take a bite so I can take pictures of the dish.

I am taking a photography class this quarter in which we were required to purchase a DSLR camera.  I have yearned for a high quality camera like this since my photography classes in high school and am so happy with my purchase.

Here are some updated photos of previous recipes along with some “Sunday Funday” food taken with my new camera:

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Recipes & Links: 

Healthy Chicken & Black Bean Tostada

The Best Salad. 

Grasings: Carmel, CA

Cafe Rustica: Carmel, CA

I will do my best to take recipe pictures with my professional camera from now on.  Sometimes when I’m on my way out the door I’ll have to revert to the convenient iPhone camera… Otherwise, I believe you will enjoy the new & improved pictures for Carly’s Clean Cuisine!