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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!