Oven-Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Oven-Roasted Brussels Sprouts

If I had to sum up my love of food in one bite it would be a roasted Brussels sprout coated in a balsamic vinegar reduction. I LOVE BRUSSELS SPROUTS. I don’t shout that with enthusiasm. Those caps imply a seriousness that can not be translated through this text. To take away the creepiness from this post, I will go forth with the recipe. Just be warned that roasted Brussels sprouts are the elixir of amazing. Ingredients 1 lb of Brussels sprouts 2 tablespoons of olive oil 1 teaspoon of salt 1 teaspoon of black pepper Directions 1. Remove outer layer and wilted leaves. Rinse well or soak in water and 1 teaspoon of white vinegar. Half the sprouts. 2. Coat in olive oil and top with salt and pepper. Be sure the make sure each sprout is equally coated. 3. Line a...

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

  This week my timeline on facebook was flooded with chocolate covered strawberries. All of I could think of was those look delicious and I should make some. Chocolate covered strawberries are so easy to make. All you need is chocolate chips and clean strawberries. Ingredients  1 container of clean organic strawberries  1 bag of dark chocolate semi sweet chips (you can use any that you like I just prefer dark chocolate) Directions 1. I have a double broiler but I assume most people do not. Therefore I filled a ramekin with chips, and placed in a large pot. I filled the pot with enough water that would surround the ramekin halfway.  You can also use a bowl placed over a large pot of boiling water. I would start off with a low setting and a slow boil. Stir the...

Oatmeal

Oatmeal

One of the simplest ways I can imagine to eat whole-grains and fruit all in one. Oatmeal is one of my favorite breakfast meals. It’s quite simple to make and I usually use Quaker Oats instant. Although I have tried several other brands I enjoy the way it cooks evenly and consistent each time. I do change the recipe some. I don’t just use water I add milk. For a happy ratio I use 1/2 water and 1/2 milk as my liquid when I begin the cooking process. I am going to list all of the several ways I cook Quaker oatmeal and ingredients I add-in during and after I cook. Milk – when I make oatmeal I rarely make the same oatmeal twice because there are so many options Almond Milk Coconut Milk 100% full fat Milk Evaporated Milk Rice Milk Hemp Milk Soy Milk...

Beet Juice

Beet Juice

This is what I had for dinner and I am so full. I haven’t experimented with fruit aside from apples but I wanted to make something red. Naturally you would think berries but nope I wanted beets. Best decision I have made today. Beet juice isn’t so bad, in fact it was delicious. Ingredients 7 small empire apples 1 lb carrots ginger (I used 2 inches but this is always a use as much as you can stand ingredient) 2 lbs of  beets 1 lb grapes Directions Clean, wash and wash all fruit and vegetables. Peel and cut up beets be careful because beet juice is bright red and staining. Mix with ice and water and blend. You will end up with a deep rich red juice. It has a very strong beet flavor. I added a lot of apples and ginger and you can taste the beets very...

A Lesson in Juicing

A Lesson in Juicing

  I am the proud foster mom of a Vitamix Blender. My friend Ashland splurged on this overpriced machinery last year and used it barely 3 times. If you add up the base cost of the blender and divide by the amount of times she has used it she spent $166.67 per juice. In order to purge her financial sins she decided to leave her Vitamix at my home in hopes that it will get some use and possibly to justify her spending. True story, she gave me her Vitamix. I plan to chronicle my juicing adventures on this blog and hopefully she will have a change of heart & possibly pick up her Vitamix soon. After reading the Vitamix recipe book I decided to create recipes based on what was in my fridge at the time. The concept is simple, add ice, water, fruit and/or...

The Best Biscuits are Made with Love

The Best Biscuits are Made with Love

The same can be true for anything. The best XYZ is always made with love. When people ask me what my secret ingredient is I always say love and I mean it each time.  The first time I baked my first real biscuit I was 7  years old. When I say real I mean mixing flour, making dough and rolling that baby out. They say biscuits are born in the south but really they are born in your heart. I first learned to bake a biscuit from my paternal Grandmother Barbara during a summer visit in Indiana. To this day that lady made the best biscuit I had ever eaten. When I ate her biscuits for the first time the only thing I had to compare them to was KFC so that was the compliment I gave her. Looking back it would have been nice if I were more prolific as a child and said...

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