Tuesday, April 30, 2013

PAN FRIED CINNAMON BANANAS

So easy and delish! Fried bananas on their own in a very hot pan and sprinkle sugar mixture over whilst frying. I used skinny sugar to keep the calorie count down. #Healthybreakfastrecipes #Healthysnacksforkids #Easybreakfastideas #Easyhealthyrecipes #Healthysweetsnacks #Easyhealthymeals

Ingredients

  • 2 bananas Slightly Overripe
  • 2 tablespoons sugar (you can substitute granulated Splenda, if you like)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg (optional)

Instructions

  1. Slice the bananas into rounds, approximately 1/3 inch thick.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg (if desired). Set aside.
  3. Lightly spray a large skillet with nonstick oil spray. Warm over medium heat.
  4. Add the banana rounds and sprinkle 1/2 of the cinnamon mixture on top. 
  5. Cook for about 2-3 minutes.
  6. Flip the rounds, sprinkle with the remaining cinnamon mixture
  7. Cook for 2-3 more minutes until the bananas are soft and warmed through.

recipe adapted >>>>>  here

Friday, April 19, 2013

No Bake Strawberry Icebox Cake

#Yummysweets #Cookingrecipes #Cakedesserts #Nobakedesserts #Sweetrecipes #Eatdessert #Strawberrysyrup #Strawberrysyruprecipe #Strawberrypierecipe #Nobakestrawberrydesserts #Freshstrawberryrecipes #Nobakestrawberryiceboxcake



Ingredients

  • 19 oz graham crackers
  • 2 pounds fresh strawberries
  • 3½ cups heavy cream
  • 1 banana, sliced thin
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • ¼ tsp salt


Instructions

  1. Cream powdered sugar, vanilla, and salt with the heavy cream in the bowl of a stand mixer. Beat until the cream mixture holds stiff peaks.
  2. Spread a thin layer of heavy cream mix in a 9x13 pan just to coat the bottom.
  3. Layer 5 graham crackers across the center of the pan, then 2 more,breaking them as needed to fit around the top and bottom edges.
  4. Spread a thick layer of heavy cream mix over grahams and top with a hearty layer of sliced strawberries.
  5. Place graham crackers on top of strawberries, then heavy cream mix, then layer of thinly sliced bananas.
  6. Repeat the graham-strawberries-cream layers 1 more time (3 times total) and you should reach the top of the pan.
  7. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight until the graham crackers have softened completely.
  8. Top with a few sliced strawberries or whole strawberries if you desired.
  9. Serve chilled.

RECIPE ADAPTED  >>>>>  here



Rated 4.8/5 based on 812 customer reviews

THE MOST AMAZING ROASTED ARTICHOKES

THE MOST AMAZING ROASTED ARTICHOKES | #Roastedartichokerecipes #Veggierecipes #Grilledartichokerecipes #Pineapplefriedricerecipe #Vegandinnerrecipes #Veganrecipesdinner #Friedzucchini #Bakedparmesanzucchinicurlyfries #Zucchinirecipes #Burgersides #Roastedvegetables #Easybutternutsquashrecipes



Ingredients

  • 3 fresh artichokes
  • 2 large fresh lemons, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (or melted butter)
  • 6 cloves garlic, peeled and roughly-chopped
  • fresh rosemary (plus additional fresh thyme, oregano, or sage, if you’d like)
  • coarse sea salt and freshly-cracked black pepper

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 400°F.
  2. Use a knife to slice off the bottom 1/2-inch (or more, if you’d like) of the artichoke stems, and the top 1 inch of the artichoke globes (the leaves on top). Remove and discard any small leaves toward the bottoms of the stems. Rinse the artichokes with water.
  3. Slice the artichokes in half vertically. Use a spoon to scoop out the fuzzy “choke” in the middle of the artichoke. Then use kitchen shears to trim about 1/4/-inch off the pointy tips of each of the artichoke leaves (so that they don’t poke you when you eat them). Rub a lemon wedge all over the entire surface of each artichoke half, to prevent browning.
  4. Place the artichoke halves in a baking dish or on a baking sheet cut-side-up. Brush the cut sides of the artichokes evenly with the olive oil. Then fill the cavities evenly with the garlic, followed by a few small sprigs of the fresh herbs. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Flip the artichokes over, using the herbs to help hold in the garlic, so that they are cut-side-down. Brush the tops of the artichokes with oil, and season with salt and pepper.
  6. Bake uncovered for 15 minutes. Then remove and cover the pan with aluminum foil, and bake for an additional 25-35 minutes, or until the artichokes are tender and the leaves pull off easily.
  7. Place the tray on a cooling rack. Carefully remove, discard the herbs (or stir them into your dipping sauce for extra flavor), and drizzle the artichokes with extra lemon juice.
  8. Serve the roasted artichokes warm with your desired dipping sauce.

recipe adapted >>>>>  here

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes

Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes | #Crockpotsloppyjoes #Sloppyjoerecipeeasy #Homemademanwich #Sloppyjoerecipecrockpot #Phillycheesesteaksloppyjoes #Healthysloppyjoes #Groundbeefrecipes #Phillycheesesteaksandwichrecipe #Phillycheesesteaksliders #Phillycheesesteaksloppyjoes #Frenchdipsandwich #Hamburgerphillycheesesteaksloppyjoe

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth (or beef broth)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 small sweet onion , diced
  • 1 small green bell pepper , diced
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons taco seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded sharp white cheddar or monterey jack cheese
  • 6 hamburger buns

Instructions

  1. Preheat broiler.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the cornstarch and broth. Set aside.
  3. Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium high. Add the onion and peppers; sauté 3 minutes until tender. Add in the beef and continue to cook, breaking it up and browning, for another 3 minutes. Drain off fat.
  4. Stir in the ketchup, Worcestershire, taco seasoning, salt, and pepper.
  5. Give the broth and cornstarch a quick stir and add it to the skillet; simmer for about 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until mixture thickens slightly.
  6. Scoop some mixture onto buns, top with 1/4 cup cheese, and stick under the broiler until melted-keep a close eye, so nothing burns! (Alternatively, you can simply add the cheese in with the meat mixture and stir until combined and melted.)
  7. Serve warm with chips and enjoy!

recipe adapted >>>>>  here

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad | #Rawveganrecipes #Quinoarecipeshealthy #Veganquinoarecipes #Veganquinoasalad #Quinoapowersalad #Quinoaandspinachrecipes #Veganrecipes #Kalesaladrecipes #Vegetarianrecipes #5beansaladrecipe #Quinoasalad #Quinoasaladrecipes

Ingredients

  • For the salad :
  • 1/4 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1/2 cup black olives, sliced
  • 1/2 cup roasted peppers, sliced
  • 1/2 cup fresh or canned corn kernels
  • 1/4 cup red onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1/3 cup feta cheese crumbles
  • For the dressing :
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • salt, pepper

Instructions

  1. Start by boiling the quinoa in slightly salted water according to the package instructions (15-20 minutes). Once cooked, drain and let it cool.
  2. Prepare the dressing by whisking all the ingredients together.
  3. in a medium bowl, combine quinoa and the rest of the salad ingredients and pour the dressing on top. Mix everything gently and enjoy.

recipe adapted >>>>>  here

Monday, April 15, 2013

THE BEST KETO PANCAKES

THE BEST KETO PANCAKES | #Ketosweets #Ketofoods #Ketogenicdiet #Ketodietforbeginnerslosingweight #Ketoorangechicken #Ketocookierecipes #Ketoblueberryrecipes #Ketosnacks #Ketobreakfastrecipes #Ketodietforbeginners #Blueberrycreamcheesemuffins #Ketogenicdiet



Ingredients

  • 2 cups Almond Flour
  • 1/2 tsp, baking powder
  • 1/4 cup Lakanto sweetener (use code eatbefitexplore for 20% off)
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1 cup, Almond Milk
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp Coconut Oil


Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the almond flour, baking powder, Lakanto sweetener, and salt.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine the almond milk, melted butter or oil, eggs, and extract.
  3. Stir the egg mixture into the almond flour mixture.
  4. Place coconut oil or spray a skillet with coconut oil spray and heat to medium-high heat.
  5. Pour 1/3 of the batter onto the hot skillet.
  6. Cook the pancakes until bottom is golden brown and carefully flip the pancake.
  7. Cook the pancakes on the other side until golden on each side.
  8. Repeat with remaining batter.

Recipe has been adapted from >>>>>  here



Rated 4.8/5 based on 291 customer reviews

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Fettuccine with Roasted Pepper Sauce

Fettuccine with Roasted Pepper Sauce | #Vegetarianrecipes #Cookingrecipes #Ramennoodlerecipes #Kungpaonoodles #Spicythainoodles #Healthydinnerrecipes #Pastadishes #Cookingrecipes #Yummydinners #Pastanoodles #Yummyfood #Comfortfood

Ingredients

  • 8 oz fettuccine
  • 1/2 lb chicken, cut into pieces
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 16 oz jar roasted peppers
  • 1/2 cup Half&Half (or heavy cream)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • salt and pepper
  • grated Parmesan cheese to garnish

Instructions

  1. Prep the ingredients: 1) Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook fettuccine according to the package instructions. Drain, rinse with cold water and set aside. 2) Meanwhile, chop half of the peppers into small pieces. Place the remaining peppers (with the liquid from the jar) into a food processor or bullet blender and process until smooth.
  2. Add olive oil to a large, non-stick pan and cook the chicken for 5 minutes on medium heat. Season with some salt and pepper.
  3. Add garlic and cook for about 30 seconds.
  4. Add chopped and blended peppers and Half&Half.
  5. Cook, stirring occasionally for about 10 minutes, until the sauce starts to thicken.
  6. Add fettuccine and parsley and mix everything well. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and enjoy!

recipe adapted >>>>>  here

Monday, April 8, 2013

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

Friday, April 5, 2013

Greek Meatballs

Greek Meatballs | #Mousakarecipe #Mousakarecipegreek #Greekrecipesauthentic #Musakarecipe #Middleeasternrecipes #Greekmeatballsrecipe #Califlowermashedpotatoes #Lowcarbstuffedpeppers #Hamburgerandcabbagerecipes #Hamburgermeatrecipes #Cauliflowerrecipesmashed #Greekmeatballs



 

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients

    MEATBALLS:
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • Black pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 6 large mint leaves, finely chopped (spearmint if you can, it's authentic)
  • 1 cup / 60g panko breadcrumbs (or use normal)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 red onion, grated
  • 500g / 1 lb beef mince (ground beef) (or lamb!)
  • 200g / 6.5oz pork mince (ground pork), or more beef
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • COOKING / SERVING:
  • Finely chopped parsley optional, for garnish
  • Tzatziki (Note 5) or Greek yoghurt
  • 1/2 cup flour any white
  • 3 tbsp olive oil


Instructions

  1. Grate the onion straight into a large bowl, then add remaining Meatball ingredients. Use your hands to mix well for a few minutes until the mixture is quite smooth and very well combined.
  2. Optional: Refrigerate for 1 hour - makes them easier to roll + retains round shape when cooking.
  3. Measure out heaped tablespoons and dollop onto a work surface - should make around 32 - 35. Then roll into balls.
  4. Heat most of the oil in a large skillet over medium high heat (medium if you have a strong gas stove). Use enough oil to cover the surface of the skillet.
  5. Cook in 2 to 3 batches: Dredge meatballs lightly in flour, shaking off excess, then place in the skillet. Roll them around and cook for 5 - 6 minutes, until nicely browned all over. Remove onto plate, cover to keep warm and repeat with remaining meatballs.
  6. BAKING: Alternatively, spray generously with oil (preferably olive oil) then bake at 180C/350F for 20 minutes or until browned. The pan frying method is the traditional way and the meatballs are slightly juicier.
  7. Serve as a starter as part of a mezze platter with pita bread and tzatziki, or make dinner plates by adding a salad like a Greek Salad!

recipe adapted >>>>>  here



Rated 4.5/5 based on 858 customer reviews

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Cookies and Cream Cookies

Cookies and Cream Cookies | #Redvelvetgooeybuttercookies #Dessertrecipes #Bakingrecipes #Deliciousdesserts #Cookiedesserts #Cakecookies #Chocolatemintcookies #Dessertrecipes #Cookiedesserts #Bakingrecipes #Deliciousdesserts #Sweetrecipes

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 (4.2 ounce) package Cookies 'n Creme pudding mix (do not make according to package directions - you just need the dry pudding mix)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups white chocolate chips
  • 15 Oreo cookies, very coarsely chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars together and then add pudding mix until blended. Stir in the eggs and vanilla.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the flour and baking soda with a whisk then add it to the wet ingredients. Stir in the chocolate chips and Oreo cookies. Drop cookies by rounded spoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes in preheated oven until cookies tops barely have a touch of brown (do not over bake).

Recipe adapted >>>>>  here

Monday, April 1, 2013

RED MOON OVER MANHATTAN COCKTAIL RECIPE

RED MOON OVER MANHATTAN COCKTAIL RECIPE | #Ginrecipescocktails #Simplegincocktails #Bestsummercocktails #Easysummerdrinksalcohol #Summerdrinksalcoholrecipes #Bestsummerdrinks #Halloweencocktails #Halloweendrinksalcoholcocktails #Blackcocktail #Winecocktailrecipes #Yummydrinks #Fundrinks

Ingredients

  • 2 oz red wine
  • 1/2 oz bourbon
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • 1 large round ice sphere
  • 3 gourmet maraschino cherries

Instructions

  1. Shake all of the ingredients together with ice for 20 seconds.
  2. Rub orange peel around the rim of the glass.
  3. Add in the ice sphere and strain the cocktail over the ice.
  4. Scoop one cherry to place inside the drink and add two more on a twig or cocktail stirrer to garnish the glass!
  5. Enjoy this new classic!

recipe adapated >>>>>  here