It’s been pretty cold where I live in west Texas; 22 degrees and a little below with ice and snow. I’m ready for it all to go. Well, because I’m longing for the spring and summer season, I just thought, “why not share one of my old time spring/summertime recipes”. It’s called raw apple cobbler.
Turn the stove off
No cooking needed, just a quick cobbler that will remind you of a delicious salad; only this salad has no greens. As always, it’s simple and easy. Give it a try and tell everybody you ate healthy today! Haha Enjoy!
This recipe of raw vegetables was chosen for its healing and cleansing qualities.
Reap the benefits
Cruciferous vegetables are especially great for the colon and other organs. The secret to making these vegetables easily digestible is to chop them very small and chew them well; that’s just a tip to remember.
The lonely veggies
The underestimated Broccoli & Cauliflower Salad with Dressing needs another invitation to your table. Here is a simply and easy recipe to revive your taste buds and soften your heart to the wonderful flavor of broccoli and cauliflower in a homemade dressing. Serve this salad up with roasted chicken and mashed red potatoes and you have a fabulous meal on your hands. Enjoy!
Many years ago when I use to eat-out, I would go to this restaurant called Piccadilly’s. They use to serve this carrot dish called Carrot Souffle’. Oh, did I enjoy it. I would eat my carrot souffle’ with fried fish, tartar sauce, a dinner roll and other veggies. I have some nice memories of having lunch at Piccadilly’s.
Capturing a great moment
Well, to capture that memory, I began a search on how to make carrot souffle and guess what? I found it and it taste just like I remember.
Don’t let the carrot part fool you
If you’ve never tried carrot souffle’ or just don’t like cooked carrots, please give this recipe a try. I can almost promise you, you will love it.
What does it taste like?
Just think, sweet potatoes. You won’t regret it. Try it out today.
Here is a recipe, Pecan Caramel Chocolate Candy, I created with the influence of my mother.
Blessings from my mom!
When I was a child my mother always made us chocolate caramel candy. It was sooo delicious. I had been thinking about how I enjoyed my mom’s chocolate candy and decided to give her a phone call. I asked her how she made her candy and was surprised at how easy it was. So, thanks to my mom, I have a simple candy recipe to share with all of you.
Adding my own touch
I have selected my own chocolate variety and caramel from what my mom may have used, but once you see how to make this candy, you’ll embrace how you too can choose how or what goes into your candy as well.
The basics for making simple candy
The recipe is a basic foundation. You may want to try adding almonds, walnuts or even dried cherries coupled with the chocolate & caramel. You can also add coconut oil and vanilla or almond extract to the chocolate while melting. Whichever you choose, have fun and share the sweetness with your family and friends!
A slight challenge
When making this recipe, I chose to use ice cube trays because I didn’t have candy mold. My friends, that was not a great idea. You can use ice trays however, it will be a challenge to get
the candy out of those ice trays once they harden. You will also have to make sure you coat the trays with a thick enough coat so that when you do get the candy out of the ice trays it comes out whole and not in pieces.
How to overcome the challenge
My recommendation for your Pecan Caramel Chocolate Candy, buy candy molds for this recipe. The candy molds come in various shapes and the thin plastic makes it easy to remove the candy once it hardens. I would also recommend buying a small paint brush that is safe for food to coat your molds with. I used a plastic baby spoon to coat my ice trays with; it worked but a paint brush would have been so much easier.
Make it & Enjoy
All in all, this is an easy recipe. Make it and enjoy!
1 12 ounce bag Ghirardelli semi-sweet Chocolate Chips
1 Bag of nuts (your choice; I used pecans from my orchard)
Course Sea Salt (for sprinkling)
Make or use a double boiler. I used a sauce pot with water and a bowl to fit on top. Add the entire bag of chocolate to bowl. Turn fire on med. heat
Melt chocolate; use a spoon to stir as chocolate melts. Stir until smooth
Coat your ice trays or candy molds with a nice coat of chocolate and place in the freezer for about 5 minutes
While chocolate is freezing, mix together your caramel and nuts. Just coat the nuts well with the caramel; you will not use very much from the bottle. (take your time; the caramel is sticky)
Remove chocolate from freezer and fill your chocolate molds with the caramel nut mixture then top with more melted chocolate to seal the nut mixture into the mold.
Place sealed chocolate molds back into freezer for 5 more minutes are until chocolate is completely hardened.
Remove chocolate from molds; sprinkle with course salt and enjoy!
Tip: To help make the caramel easy to work with, you can mix caramel with a little maple syrup or agave nectar; this should give a better consistency to the caramel as well as give it a little more sweetness.
Let me know how this recipe turns out for you and please share any varieties you come up with.
This will probably be my shortest blog post ever. I just wanted to share this very simple smoothie recipe with you.
It’s basic and actually a great foundation to adding whatever you’d like to it. You can add yogurt for a smooth creamy texture or if you’re vegan or lactose intolerant you can add avocado for that creamy texture.
Either way, enjoy and please let me know what you think! -Miranda
Blackberries are full of beneficial nutrients and phytochemicals that helps maintain your health. They grow in the wild and have some of the highest antioxidant levels of any fruit. They are an excellent part of any weight-loss strategy and even help to keep your brain healthy.
1 cup blackberries, fresh or frozen
¼ cup 100% pomegranate juice
½ cup apple juice
- Mix blackberries, apple juice and pomegranate juice for a minute or so until smooth
- Filter through a strainer to get rid of the seeds in the blackberries. Pour in a glass and serve immediately.
Honey can be added as a sweetener Naturally sweetened Gluten-free Vegan
Sometimes something simple and beautiful is all you need for the ultimate satisfaction. This Pamper Me Chef Salad does just that. It’s quite simple and very filling.
Basic Salad foundation
The basic ingredients you need for this Pamper Me Chef Salad is spinach leaves, hard-boiled eggs, avocado, turkey bacon, vinaigrette dressing and high-quality farm raised short ribs. Oh yeah, I say….pamper me!
Getting down to business
Now the focus for this recipe is not on the short ribs, but rather the salad; so you’ll need someone with some skills to give you that juicy,tender, flavorful short ribs. Maybe I’ll share a recipe on that another time. Let’s get down to business…shall we?