Monday, February 27, 2017

PERFECT VANILLA FROSTING

PERFECT VANILLA FROSTING | #PERFECT #VANILLA #FROSTING #PERFECTVANILLA #FROSTING #Homemade_vanilla_icing #Vanilla_frosting_for_cupcakes #Vanilla_icing_recipe_easy #White_wine_butter_garlic_sauce #Vanilla_frosting_recipe_easy #Vanilla_frosting_for_cake #Buttercream_frosting_recipe #Cupcake_cakes #Vanilla_buttercream_frosting #Caramel_buttercream_frosting #4th_of_july_desserts #Salted_caramel_buttercream


Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup (3 sticks) Unsalted butter, cold.
  • 5 cups Powdered sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons Vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons Heavy whipping cream

Instructions

  1. Cut butter into pieces. Using the paddle attachment, whip butter for 5-7 minutes, scraping down the bowl occasionally. Beat until butter look light in color.
  2. Add 2 cups of powdered sugar and mix on low speed until incorporated into butter then add 2 tsp of vanilla extract and mix to combine. Beat for about 60 seconds.
  3. Next, add an additional 2 cups of powdered sugar and beat on low speed until sugar is incorporated. Increase speed to medium-high and beat for 3 minutes.
  4. Add last 1 cup powdered sugar along with 2 tbsp heavy whipping cream and 1/2 tsp vanilla extract . Beat on low until ingredients start to mix together. Increase speed to medium-high and beat for another 3-5 minutes to whip additional air into the frosting.

recipe adapted >>>>>  here

Monday, February 20, 2017

Refreshing Blood Orange Coconut Sorbet

Refreshing Blood Orange Coconut Sorbet | #Frozendesserts #Sorbeticecream #Frozenyogurt #Icecreampopsicles #Homemadeicecream #Icecreamdesserts #Redvelveticecream #Darkchocolatesorbet #Peachsorbetrecipe #Frozendesserts #Dessertrecipes #Icecreampopsicles

Ingredients

  • medium blood oranges - 6-8
  • organic cane sugar - 3/4
  • water - 1/4
  • freshly squeezed lime juice - 1 tablespoon, or to taste
  • light coconut milk - 3/4 cup

Instructions

  • 1. In a small saucepan combine the water and sugar.
  • 2. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, whisking to dissolve the sugar.
  • 3. Reduce the heat and simmer the mixture for a few minutes until it becomes syrupy. Remove from the heat an let cool.
  • 4. Peel the skin of the oranges. Place the oranges into a blander and process until smooth. You'll get around 1 - 1 1/4 cups of liquid.
  • 5. In a mixing bowl combine the syrup, blood orange juice, lime juice, and coconut milk. Cover the bowl with a plastic wrap.
  • 6. Cill the mixture in a refrigerator for 1-2 hours.
  • 7. Pour the cold sorbet mixture into an ice cream maker and process according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • 8. You can serve the soft sorbet right away, or transfer it into an ice cream container and freeze until needed.

recipe adapted >>>>>  here

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Keto Chocolate Peanut Butter Fat Bombs (Quick & Easy!)



Keto Chocolate Peanut Butter Fat Bombs (Quick & Easy!) | #Ketopeanutbuttercups #Quickeasyketodessert #Ketodessertrecipes #Ketolemondesserts #Lowcarbsnacks #Ketoballs #Ketodessert #Chocolatepeanutbutterfatbombs #Ketosnacks #Ketochocolatefatbombs #Ketopeanutbuttercups #Easyfatbombs



Ingredients

  • 5-8 packets of stevia sweetener
  • 4 TBSP cream cheese
  • 4 TBSP coconut oil
  • 4 TBSP cocoa powder
  • 4 TBSP butter
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter (I prefer chunky)


Instructions

  1. Combine all of the ingredients together in a medium-sized bowl. Cover with a paper towel, and microwave for 45 seconds. Remove from the microwave, stir and continue microwaving for approximately 30 seconds or until everything is melted enough to mix easily.
  2. Once melted, use a whisk or fork to blend everything together well.
  3. Use a spoon or spatula to evenly distribute the mixture into an ice cube tray, silicone mold or muffin liners.
  4. Cover and freeze for at least 2 hours. Once frozen, remove them from your tray or mold and place them in a plastic freezer bag or container (because they are so high in fat they should easily fall out of the tray).

Recipe adapted >>>>>  here



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Monday, February 13, 2017

Sesame Garlic Ramen Noodles Recipe

Sesame Garlic Ramen Noodles Recipe | #Lunchrecipes #Easymeals #Easylunchrecipes #Sesamegarlicramennoodles #Healthyramennoodlerecipes #Simplemeals #Lunchrecipes #Ricenoodlerecipes #Easymeals #Easylunchrecipes #Sesamegarlicramennoodles #Potstickernoodlebowl


Ingredients

  • 2 3 Ounce Packages of Ramen Noodles, Seasoning Packet Discarded
  • 2 Teaspoons Sesame Oil
  • 2 Cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 1/4 Cup Soy Sauce** Low Sodium is Best
  • 1 Teaspoon Brown Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Sriracha*

Instructions

  1. Cook the ramen noodles without the seasoning packet as directed on package. Drain and set aside.
  2. Heat the sesame oil in a small skillet or saucepan over medium heat.
  3. Cook the garlic, stirring constantly for 2 minutes.
  4. Remove the pan from the heat and whisk in the soy sauce, brown sugar, and sriracha until combined.
  5. Toss the noodles with the sauce.
  6. Garnish with green onions if desired.

recipe adapted >>>>>  here

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Cajun Roasted Cauliflower Steaks with Chimichurri

Cajun Roasted Cauliflower Steaks with Chimichurri | #Healthyvegetarianrecipes #Asianvegetarianrecipes #Vegancauliflowerrecipes #Veganstickysesamecauliflower #Cauliflowerrecipesasian #Asianveganrecipes #Ketocrackchickencasserole #Chocolatecinnamonrolls #Ketoairfryerrecipes #Lowcarbcrackchickencasserole #Ketoporkchopsairfryer #Strawberryfrenchtoastcasserole




Ingredients

    Cajun Cauliflower:
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 to 3/4 tsp salt , if using store bought cajun blend, it might already be salted, so you will need 1/4 tsp
  • 1 small head of cauliflower , sliced into 1/2 inch thick slices or chopped into medium size florets
  • 2 tbsp cajun spice blend ( 2 tsp sweet paprika, 1/3 tsp cayenne, 1/2 tsp black pepper, 1 tsp oregano, 1.5 tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp thyme, 1/2 tsp onion powder, dash of pepper flakes
  • Chimichurri sauce:
  • 1/4 tsp (0.25 tsp ) black pepper
  • 2 tbsp (2 tbsp ) or more avocado for creamyness optional
  • 1 tsp (1 tsp ) vinegar apple cider or balsamic or red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp (2 tbsp ) extra virgin olive oil
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1/4 tsp (0.25 tsp ) salt
  • 1 cup (60 g) packed parsley or one bunch parsley leaves and tender stems, chopped
  • 1/4 cup (0.25 g) basil packed or use cilantro
  • 6 cloves (6 cloves ) of raw garlic more the merrier

Instructions

  1. Slice the cauliflower or chop into florets. Blend the chimichurri sauce with a few tbsp of water and set aside. Line a baking dish with parchment. Preheat the oven to 425 deg F ( 220 C )

  2. Rub oil and lemon juice all over the slices or florets.

  3. Sprinkle the cajun spice + salt on both sides of the slices and rub lightly. Then sprinkle more on the open side. (If using florets, sprinkle spice + salt, then toss well to coat). For Crispyness, mix 2 tbsp breadcrumbs in the spice mix and salt and then sprinkle all over.

  4. Spray oil lightly on the spiced cauliflower to seal the spices in, Bake at 425 deg F for 20 to 25 mins. Broil for a minute to sear if needed.

  5. Cauliflower tends to soften depending on the moisture content after cooking. So serve immediately. Sprinkle some more spice if needed. Cajun can be hot, so add another cooling dressing of choice if needed.

  6. Serve with a side salad of beans, chickpeas, or cooked grain or add to tacos, wraps. I make a salad bowl with cherry tomatoes/tomatoes, onion, chickpeas/beans, salt, pepper and chimichurri/lemon with these.

recipe adapted >>>>>  here

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Butter Swim Biscuits (quick and easy!)

Butter Swim Biscuits (quick and easy!) | #Easyshepardspierecipe #Cheesyhamburgercasserole #Hamburgercasserolerecipeseasy #Easydinnerrecipeswithfewingredients #Butterswimbiscuitseasyrecipes #Butterybiscuits #Dinnerideas #Frozenbreaddoughcinnamonrolls #Butterbiscuitrecipe #Easybiscuitrecipe #Butterswimbiscuits #Butterybiscuitrecipe


Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 stick butter
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 4 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Combine all of the dry ingredients in a medium sized bowl.
  3. Next, add the buttermilk and mix all of the ingredients together until a moist dough is formed.
  4. Melt the butter in a microwave safe bowl, and then pour it into an 8x8 or 9x9 baking dish (make sure that your pan is not too small or shallow so that the butter doesn't drip out of the pan while it's baking).
  5. Place the dough right on top of the melted butter and use a spatula to spread it evenly across the pan until it touches the sides.
  6. Cut the unbaked dough (it should be swimming in butter at this point) into 9 evenish squares.
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown on top.
  8. Enjoy for breakfast, lunch or dinner! These biscuits are the perfect companion to any meal. I prefer to eat them with raspberry jam. 🙂

Recipe has been adapted from >>>>>  here

Monday, February 6, 2017

How to Make the Best Salted Caramels at Home

How to Make the Best Salted Caramels at Home #Homemadecandies #Dessertrecipes #Candymaking #Yummysweets #Sweetrecipes #Dessertrecipes #Yummysweets #Sweetrecipes #Sweetstreats #Cookingrecipes



Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (113 grams) unsalted butter (1 stick)
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) heavy cream or heavy whipping cream (36-40% butterfat content)
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) light corn syrup
  • 1 cup (200 grams) sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon course or flaked sea salt


Instructions

    PREPARE PAN AND INGREDIENTS
    • Lightly oil a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan then measure and cut a piece of parchment paper that will fit inside the pan and come up the sides by at least 1 inch. Next, lightly oil the parchment paper and place into the pan. Set the pan aside.Salted Caramels Recipe Step 1
    • Cut butter into 8 pieces then combine with heavy cream in a small microwave-safe bowl. Heat in the microwave for 1 to 2 minutes until hot and butter has melted. Set aside, we will use this later.
    MAKE CARAMEL
    • In a small saucepan combine the water and corn syrup. Then, add the sugar, but try your best not to splatter the sugar up the sides of the pan. Now, use a spoon to gently stir the sugar into the water and corn syrup, just moistening the sugar.
    • Heat over medium heat until the sugar has come to a boil. Then, cover with a lid for 1 minute. This adds steam/moisture to the pan, so any sugar that may have stuck to the sides of the pan melts and falls back into the boiling sugar.
    • Remove lid then attach a candy thermometer to the side of the saucepan. Then, cook sugar for 5 to 10 minutes, until the sugar reaches a temperature of 320 degrees F. At this temperature, the sugar will take on a light amber color around the edges of the pan.
    • The moment the sugar reaches 320 degrees F, carefully pour about a sixth of the butter and cream mixture then stir, using the base of the candy thermometer to incorporate it. Repeat with the remaining cream and butter (adding a sixth of it at a time then stirring). The sugar will bubble violently as you add the butter and cream – so do this carefully and slowly to prevent the mixture from bubbling over the sides of the saucepan.
    • By adding the cream and butter, the temperature will drop. Now, continue cooking for another 5 to 10 minutes, until the caramel reaches a temperature of 240 degrees F. This will create a soft caramel, if you want slightly harder caramels, bring the temperature closer to 245 degrees F.
    • The moment the caramel reaches your desired temperature, pour into the prepared loaf pan. Cool 20 to 30 minutes then scatter the salt over the caramel. Then, let the caramel cool 3 1/2 hours.Salted Caramels Recipe Step 4
    TO FINISH
    • Unmold the caramel. If the caramel is too soft to work with, place into the refrigerator 30 to 45 minutes to firm up. Then, use a large sharp knife to cut into your desired shape. We like to cut into 1-inch by 1/2-inch rectangles.
    • Wrap caramels in plastic wrap or waxed paper and enjoy immediately, or you can refrigerate or freeze for enjoying later.

recipe adapted >>>>>  here

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Avocado Tuna Melt Bagels

Avocado Tuna Melt Bagels | #Tunapattiesrecipes #Easyweeknightdinners #Grilledcheeserecipes #Friedtunapatties #Grilledcheesesandwich #Lightdinnerrecipes #Ketosnacks #Avocadomuffins #Spicyavocadohummus #Avocadocrabboats #Avocadorecipeshealthy #Stuffedavocadohealthy

Ingredients

  • 2 Bagels
  • 2 cans Tuna, drained (approx 185g each)
  • 2 Tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 Avocado,sliced
  • 2 hefty tbsp Mayo
  • 1 tsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1 Green Onion, finely diced
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Parsley, finely diced
  • 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/8 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 4 pinches Cheddar Cheese, grated
  • Lemon Juice, to taste
  • Salt & Black Pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, combine your Tuna, Mayo, Mustard, Onion, Parsley, Garlic, Seasoning, Cayenne Pepper and Lemon Juice. Place to one side.
  2. Half, destone and slice your Avocado into evenly sized strips (8 strips per half). Half your Tomatoes and slice to similar thickness. You should end up with 16 slices of Avocado and 16 slices of Tomato.
  3. Evenly slice your bagels in half and toast either under the grill or in toaster.
  4. Assemble by placing a a slice of Avocado on the bagel, then a Tomato slice and repeat in a circular pattern. 4 slices of each should cover the surface.
  5. Sprinkle a little Salt and Pepper and drizzle a bit of Olive Oil. Top with Tuna then finish with Cheese.
  6. Grill unto golden and bubbly on top. Serve with an extra squeeze of Lemon Juice and a sprinkle of Parsley.

recipe adapted  >>>>>  here

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Pineapple Rum Slush

Pineapple Rum Slush | #Maliburumdrinksrecipes #Malibubaybreeze #Liquordrinks #Easymixeddrinks #Rumpunchrecipes #Yummydrinks #Coconutrumdrinksrecipes #Rumdrinkseasy #Drinksalcoholrecipeseasy #Pineapplerumdrinks #Alcoholicdrinksforaparty #Piñacoladarecipe

Ingredients

  • 3 cups pineapple cubed and frozen
  • 3/4 cup coconut water
  • 3 ounces rum *

Instructions

  1. (Optional) Set aside two pineapple cubes to use as a garnish, slicing them halfway through and placing on the glass rim.
  2. Pour the coconut water and rum into a blender. Add pineapple cubes and cover. Blend until mixture is smooth and no chunks remain. If mixture is too thick or difficult to blend, add another 1/4 cup of coconut water.
  3. Taste and add more rum as desired.
  4. Pour into glasses and enjoy.

Recipe adapted >>>>>  here