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Creamy Avocado Smoothie - Perfectly Paleo & Vegan

Creamy Avocado Smoothie – Perfectly Paleo & Vegan

I’ve never really been a big smoothie fan. It just seemed like a quick way to drink a whole bunch of calories, and i’m not really into sweet drinks. But I’m doing a Fall fitness challenge this month at FitWit, and I’m trying to eat healthy and get all my fruits and veggies in. So I figured why not come up with a good smoothie that gets your veggies in, with minimal fruit and extra sugar, a…

Baked Bacon

Baked Bacon

Easy clean up Bacon! Just as crispy as frying over the stove top! From the original site: I love bacon, and really who doesn’t! But frying it can be a bit messy and you can easily burn it. To be honest, my Grandma made the best bacon on the planet. It was in a pan on the stove, low and slow for what seemed like hours. I’ve tried to duplicate her methods many a times, but never succeeded. Nothing will ever compare to her…

Pantry Friendly Tomato Sauce

Pantry Friendly Tomato Sauce

Delicious Homemade Tomato Sauce! From the original site: Being Italian and married into an Italian family, sauce is a topic of much debate. Too sweet, too acidic, don’t add this, add that…so many variables and everyone has their own preference (and by preference, I mean the right way of doing things ;) ) Enter Alton Brown’s Tomato Sauce. Looking over the ingredients I knew this was probably not going to be t…

Taco Seasoning

Taco Seasoning

DIY Taco Seasoning-Skip the Store-Bought Stuff! From the original site: I love making my own seasonings at home. You never need to worry about not having them on hand, thus avoiding running to the store like a maniac last minute :o, and they always test better in my opinion. Making your own seasonings can also save you some money. I highly recommend giving it a try. Here’s my version of the store bought Taco Se…

MAKING LIGHT BODIED APPLE WINE AT HOME

MAKING LIGHT BODIED APPLE WINE AT HOME

When we speak of wine, generally we think of grape wine. However, we can make wine with so many other fruits. Apples are a delightful option besides grapes. Here is a simple wine recipe made with apples. Ingredients: Apples of mixed variety 6 lbs Golden raisins ½ lb Sugar ( granulated) 3 lb Lemon 1 no ( juice taken out and zest preserved) Pectic enzyme ½ tsp Yeast and nutrient Instructions: 1. Wash the apples an…

Homemade Chai Ka Masala (Tea Spice)

Homemade Chai Ka Masala (Tea Spice)

This year for the first time I made Tea Masala at home luckily I had all the ingredients required in hand. A dash of Tea Masala can be used in cinnamon rolls, pumpkin pie, trifles or pumpkin cake, instead of opening different jars of spices it is always easy to add a teaspoon of Tea Masala. Ingredients: 2 Tbsp ginger powder 2 Tbsp green cardamom 1 Tsp nutmeg, grated 1 Tsp cloves 1 1/2 Tsp black peppercorns 1 Tbsp gr…

Homemade Basil Pesto

Homemade Basil Pesto

If you love Italian food, you have to love the magic sauce that can take even the most mundane pasta to the level of a sublime dish. Every Italian family has their own secret recipe of Pesto, which is been passed on from generation to another as a legacy. The one rule for making this magic green sauce is that there are no rules, use your creative skills to prepare a batch with ingredients of your choice like –…

Red Harissa

Red Harissa

Harissa is a hot and explosive Moroccan Dip made of loads of variety of chilies and pepper, commonly served in Mediterranean restaurants. Harissa has its roots in Tunisia and slowly it’s popularity reached Libya, Algeria and now Morocco. Ingredients: 1 red bell pepper, whole 10-15 dried long red chilies 4 – 5 small red chilies 3 – 4 cloves garlic Salt, as per taste 1 tsp cumin seeds, roa…

Apple Cinnamon Spread

Apple Cinnamon Spread

For this Apple Cinnamon spread I chopped the apple but apples can be grated also, the texture of the spread should remain coarse and not very smooth, paste like. I have powdered cinnamon with me so I used that but while cooking apples whole cinnamon sticks can also be added and you can discard them later or can preserve your spread along with cinnamon sticks. Ingredients: 500 Gm Apples, preferably Golden Del…

How to make candied orange peel

How to make candied orange peel

I used to love those candy orange slices you could get in the Brach’s candy section of most grocery stores (what ever happened to the Brach’s candy section?). You know the ones I’m talking about – the neon orange, sticky sweet, rolled in sugar, orange-segment shaped, jelly-like candies? Well, this is like the grown-up version of that – huge orange flavor, sweet and stick…

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