Recipe: Strawberry Basil Sangria
Unlike many sangrias, this one is designed to showcase the wine, not cover it up.
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Making these classic Easter treats yourself opens them to a wide range of yummy interpretations. What will yours taste like?
Toasts with the most: 21 awesome energy-boosting breakfast ideas.
I’m not into alcohol but I know some of y’all are so here’s something.
You’ve had scrambled eggs. You’ve had poached eggs. But have you had poached-scrambled eggs?
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A friend once told me (while discussing wines & spirits) to learn about coffees too… " Because you’ll eventually need them, if / when you enjoy too much good spirits."How to be an Adult 201
I personally like to make big batches of stuff, but it can get really boring you know? so I maximize my time by planning out ways to repurpose the batches.
FOR EXAMPLE, here’s my delicious mashed potato soup. It’s easy and you can make it vegan in a snap!
- Red Potatoes (no…
I made this recipe when i was craving curly fries at 3 in the morning, and it’s surprisingly good and easy.
- One or Two medium to large Potatoes
- Oil, i used olive but you can use whatever you want
- Seasonings, I made my own mixture, that was pretty close to Montreal…
This is an easy and delicious breakfast/lunch recipe.
What you need:
- 1 avocado
- 1 egg
- Cheese (1 slice or a handful of shredded)
- Baking sheet or small baking pan
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Cut the avocado in half. If you want, you can slice a bit from the bottom so the avocado sits evenly in the pan. Crack an egg into the hole where the seed was. You may need to carve out the avocado a bit so the egg fits better. Top the egg with cheese (cheddar works well) and bake for about 15 mins, depending on how you like your eggs cooked. 15 mins gets you a runny egg, so if you want it cooked through, leave it in the oven longer. Enjoy!
Homemade fruit leathers with Raspberry Vanilla, Apple & Fennel, and Mango Chili Lime.
Fruit Roll-Ups were one of those child hood snacks that seemed almost… magical. Fruity and sweet, portable, and as much fun to play with as they were tasty. As an adult, they’re a bit too sugary for my liking and the flavors are, well, too singular. Since road trip season is upon us, I wanted some car snacks that were healthy, portable, and fun to eat, like those roll-ups of yesteryear. Enter these adult flavored fruit leathers: Apple & Fennel, Mango Chili Lime, and Raspberry Vanilla to be exact. Yum! Easy to make and easy to take (with you).
- 1 Pound Raspberries
- ¾ Cup Sugar
- 2 Vanilla Beans
- 1 Pound Granny Smith Apples
- 2 fennel bulbs
- 1 Teaspoon ground Cinnamon
- 2 ½ Pounds Mangos
- 1 Lime
- ¼ Teaspoon Salt
- ½ Teaspoon Chili Powder
So this is a really easy onion soup that I like to make on the weekends to last me for the week at work (especially with the weather we’ve been having recently in NYC)!
All that you need is:
- 2 tablespoons butter/margarine
- 4-5 small yellow onions
- 4 cups of water
- 1 bouillon cube (optional)
- salt/pepper to season
The instructions on how to make this are relatively easy and everything can be adjusted to your preference.
1. Heat the butter in a pot - 2-qt is easiest because of the amount of soup that can be made.
2. Chop the onions into larger pieces and drop them into the melted butter.
3. Sauté the onions in the pot until brown and translucent.
4. Once the onions are done, add the water and the bouillon cube and bring to a rapid boil. Leave this mixture over heat for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
5. Add salt or pepper to season the soup, as needed.
That’s it! This recipe makes a little more than a quart of soup and can be saved in the fridge or frozen. I like to add parmesan cheese on top after serving myself, while it’s still hot. Also, this is the base for French Onion Soup, if ever you feel daring enough to try that!
NOTE: This can be made vegan/vegetarian if you skip adding the chicken bouillon cube, which is why this is tagged as such.
Skillet Cornbread & Chili
You may or may not know but I am working on a new cookbook. One that involves cooking with coffee. Well, I’ve been testing out this Quinoa & Coffee Chili recipe for a while now and one can only eat so much chili, ya know? So I had to do something else with it. Baking it in a skillet with cornbread seemed like the perfect idea. It was!
- ½ Cup all-purpose flour
- ½ Cup coarse ground corn meal
- 2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
- 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
- ½ Teaspoon Baking Soda
- ¼ Teaspoon Sea Salt
- ½ Cup Buttermilk
- 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
- 1 large organic egg
- 3 Ounces cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1 jalapeno pepper, sliced
- Quinoa & Coffee Chili
Baked Brown Sugar Chicken Wings with Roasted Red Pepper Cream Sauce
Amazingly crisp wings baked to perfection served alongside an incredibly creamy dipping sauce that everyone will love!
- 2 pounds chicken wings
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 teaspoons brown sugar
- 2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 teaspoon chili powder
- 2 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to tasteFor the Roasted Red Pepper Cream Sauce
- 1/3 cup roasted red pepper, chopped
- 2 ounces goat cheese
- 2 tablespoons sour cream
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil.
- To make the dipping sauce, combine roasted red pepper, goat cheese, sour cream and salt in the bowl of a food processor until emulsified; set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine wings, olive oil, brown sugar, garlic powder, chili powder, paprika, onion powder, salt and pepper, to taste.
- Place wings onto the prepared baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes, using metal tongs to turn at halftime.
- Serve wings immediately with dipping sauce.