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Delicious Multi-Color Carrot Soup!

Ingredients: broth: 1 tablespoon oil 1 clove garlic 1 medium onion, chopped 2 stalks lemongrass a handful of kaffir lime leaves 1 hot red pepper juice and zest of one lime one large piece of ginger salt and pepper water 3 orange carrots medium size 1 sweet potato ¼ piece of celeriac, about the fist size ½ leek 2 carrots purple 2 large parsley roots or parsnips ¼ piece of celery ½ time 1 cup coconut milk to serve sesame seeds hemp seeds coriander sesame oil In a saucepan, in a tablespoon of oil fry the chopped onion and garlic. Add the ginger, lemongrass, hot pepper, zest and juice of lime. Season with salt and pepper, add the water, cover […]

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Vegan Jambalaya

Ingredients:  1 onion, diced 2 stalks of celery, chopped 4 cloves of garlic, minced Half a green pepper, diced Half a red pepper, diced 1 can (400 grams / 14 oz) crushed tomatoes 4 cups (1 litre) vegetable stock 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon dried basil 1 teaspoon dried thyme 1 teaspoon sweet paprika ½ teaspoon smoky paprika ½ teaspoon dried cayenne pepper 2 bay leaves 2 tablespoons Tabasco sauce (adjust to taste) 2 tablespoons soy sauce Pepper, to taste 2 cups (400 grams) uncooked brown rice 3 cups (500 grams) mixed beans (I used chickpeas, white beans and kidney beans) 1 teaspoon salt (or to taste) ¼ cup (7 grams) fresh chopped parsley 1 green onion, chopped (optional) […]

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Chili Lime Salmon

Ingredients:  ½ cup freshly squeezed lime juice (or juice of 2 limes) ¼ cup fresh chopped parsley 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons water 1 tablespoon minced garlic (or 4 crushed garlic cloves) 1½ teaspoons red chili flakes (adjust to your preference of spice) 1 teaspoon ground Cumin 1½ teaspoons salt 1 tablespoon honey 4 salmon fillets (wild caught if possible) 1 red bell pepper (capsicum), deseeded and chopped 1 green bell pepper (capsicum), deseeded and chopped 1 yellow bell pepper (capsicum), deseeded and chopped 1 onion, cut into wedges Instructions: Preheat oven to grill/broil settings on high heat. Spray a baking sheet tray with cooking oil spray; set aside. Whisk lime juice, parsley, olive oil, water, garlic, chilli flakes, […]

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Raspberry Mango Margaritas

Ingredients: For the Raspberry Margaritas: 1 1/2 cups frozen raspberries 1/3 cup fresh lime juice 3/4 cup tequila 1/4 cup chambord (or another raspberry liqueur) 1 tablespoon confectioners’ sugar (optional, for a sweeter drink) 2 cups ice (hearty cups!) For the Mango Margaritas: 2 cups frozen mango 1/3 cup fresh lime juice 3/4 cup tequila 1/4 cup triple sec 1 tablespoon confectioners sugar (optional, for a sweeter margarita) 2 cups crushed ice Instructions:  For the Raspberry Margaritas: Combine ingredients in the body of a blender and pulse until smooth. Pour into a large pitcher, wash out the blender and repeat for mango margaritas. For the Mango Margaritas: Combine ingredients in the body of a blender and pulse until smooth. Fill […]

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Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes

Ingredients: For the cupcakes 1 cup butter, softened 2 cups granulated sugar 4 eggs, room temperature 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 and ¾ cups all purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 cup milk, room temperature For the Buttercream 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened 3 and ½ cups powdered sugar 2-4 tablespoons heavy cream or milk 1 teaspoon vanilla pinch of salt For the Strawberry filling 3-4 cups finely diced strawberries 1 tablespoon granulated sugar  Instructions: Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line 2 cupcakes pans with 24 cupcake papers. In a stand mixer, cream the butter and sugar on high for 2-3 minutes or until light colored and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Beat in […]

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Chicken Tacos with Pineapple Salsa

Ingredients:  Chicken- 1 1/2 pounds chicken breast thinly sliced, or pounded to 1/2 inch thickness 8 tortillas flour or corn, 6-inch Marinade- 3/4 teaspoon smoked paprika 1 teaspoon chili powder ground 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin ground 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon Pepper freshly ground 1/4 teaspoon oregano dried 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper ground, add more for spicier marinade 1 teaspoon honey 2 tablespoons lime juice plus zest of 1 lime 2 tablespoons olive oil Pineapple Salsa- 1 cup pineapple diced, ¼ inch 1 cup tomato diced, ¼ inch 1/4 cup red onion finely diced 2 teaspoons jalapeño minced 2 tablespoons lime juice plus zest of 1 lime 1/2 cup cilantro […]

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30 Minute Cinnamon Sugar Knots

Ingredients: Cinnamon Sugar Knots 1/4 cup butter 1 cup milk 2 tablespoon instant yeast* 2 tablespoons honey** 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 large egg 3-3 ½ cups all-purpose flour Butter and Sugar 1/4 cup butter , melted 1 cup granulated sugar 1 heaping tablespoon ground cinnamon Icing 1 tablespoon butter 1 cup powdered sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1-3 tablespoons milk Instructions In a small saucepan, melt butter. When butter is mostly melted, stir in milk, and heat mixture to 100-110 F. Meanwhile, add yeast and honey to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment (or a large mixing bowl if mixing by hand). When milk mixture is at temperature, add to yeast and honey; stir to […]

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Chicken and Herb Quinoa

Ingredients: Chicken and marinade 1 pound (450g) chicken tenders (or skinless, boneless chicken breast cut into strips) Juice of two limes 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 1 teaspoon fennel seeds 1 teaspoon sesame seeds 1 teaspoon coriander seeds 1 tablespoon crushed cashews 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, plus extra, to serve Salt and cracked black pepper Instructions: 1. Grind all the spices (cumin, fennel, sesame, coriander seeds, and cashew) in a grinder or mortar. Place the lime juice, minced garlic, spice mix, olive oil, salt and pepper in a bowl and mix to combine. 2. Place the chicken, in a large salad bowl. Rub the marinade over the chicken and let sit for 15-20 minutes. Drain from the marinade and stir fry the chicken […]

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Tropical White Wine Sangria

Ingredients: 1 bottle sweet white wine (I used Barefoot Sweet White Spritzer) 1 c. Malibu rum 6 oz. (3/4 c. or 1 small can) pineapple juice ½ c. orange juice *Fresh pineapple, oranges, strawberries, and kiwi, sliced   Instructions: Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher and chill until ready to serve. *The more fruit, the better!

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Banana Split Sundae Cake

Ingredients:  Cake: 1 can (20 oz) pineapple tidbits 1 box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ yellow cake mix 1/3 cup vegetable oil 3 eggs Topping: 1 container (8 oz) frozen whipped topping, thawed 2 cups sliced strawberries 1 banana, sliced 2 tablespoons chocolate-flavor syrup Instructions:  Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom only of 13×9-inch pan with cooking spray. Drain pineapple, reserving liquid. Reserve 3/4 cup pineapple tidbits for topping. In large bowl, beat cake mix, remaining pineapple tidbits, 3/4 cup of the pineapple liquid, the oil and eggs using spoon or rubber spatula 1 minute. Spread batter evenly in pan. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Top cake with […]

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Broccoli Pasta Salad

Ingredients: 4 cups cooked bow-tie pasta (about 6 oz. dry pasta) 7 sweet mini peppers (orange, yellow and red), diced 1 head broccoli, chopped 1/3 cup dried cranberries 3/4 to 1 cup three cheese ranch dressing salt (to taste) pepper (to taste) slivered almonds (optional) Instructions: Cook pasta until al dente, drain and rinse in warm water.  Seed, then dice peppers, and chop broccoli into small bite size florets and pieces.  In a large bowl, put peppers, broccoli, cranberries and pasta.  Pour dressing over ingredients, and mix well until all ingredients are coated with the dressing.  Cover and refrigerate at least two hours. Top with slivered almonds (optional) before serving.