I am so excited to be able to be part of Healthy Solutions Spice Blend Recipe Challenge. Not only am I able to use some awesome spice blend but make an equally awesome recipe (at least I think it is awesome). When deciding what to make, I wanted to do something healthy and even thought of using Tilapia which the spice blend that I picked is for but as I had Mahi-Mahi, I decided to use that instead and glad that I did.
Monday, March 30, 2015
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Fall makes me think of leaves turning colours, cooler weather (although we haven't had too much warm weather here), pumpkins, apples and bunny hugs. September brings fall and it is also Health awareness month. So why am I talking about fall and health because it is Fill the Cookie Jar time and I am bringing health and fall together.
Thursday, January 9, 2014
The New Year has come and I am sure all of us have made goals to eat healthy or at least most of us. I know that is one of the goals I have set out to do this year. So far I have done pretty well. I have tried to change the way we eat and use ingredients that may be a healthy choice for us.
It is time to Fill the Cookie Jar and I think mine was empty for a long time... as when I asked hubby what I make his comment was ~~ "You make cookies". His only suggestion was to make something that wasn't too sweet and I think I fulfilled his request.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
My Strawberries have been pretty good this year. They were small but plentiful and I was able to freeze a couple of quarts. We don't have a very big patch but this year our crop doubled and I am hoping that we may get a few more in the fall picking if the weather cooperates with us.
The other night I was thinking about lemonade.. probably because I saw some kids down the
street selling it. I wanted to make my own but not just plain lemonade, I decided to put some strawberries and basil in it. I didn't use much sweetener in it so at first it was a bit of a pucker power.. but as it made more then one glass I let it sit for a day and yum... the flavours blended in and it was so good. I will have to try it again.
Basil Strawberry Lemonade
1 cup frozen strawberries
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 tbsp minced basil
2 cups ice
2 cups water
honey to taste - I used a little less then 2 tsp.
Put all ingredients into the blender and blend til smooth. Optional garnish with lemon slice and basil leaves.
As I poured the lemonade into the glass, I got the two toned colour of the lemonade. The top was slightly more frothier then the bottom. I did put the leftover in the fridge over night. The ice melted but it still had a small frothy top. The flavours blended the second day and I think that I even liked it better the second day then the first.
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