20 brilliant things to make in a jar Via: mycakies.blogspot.com Start saving your old jam jars! From cakes to herb gardens, pies to photo frames, and even entire meals … here are 20 fantastic things you never knew you could make with a jar. (Above: red velvet cupcakes in a jar. Get the recipe here). Via: fatgirltrappedinaskinnybody.blogspot.com Word on the street: salad in a jar is all the rage. Via: bakerella.com Cookies in a jar – a great gift idea. Via: rikkihibbert.co.za For a rustic vintage look, display your photos inside glass jars and bottles. Via: goodfoodbreadandmuffins.blogspot.com Chocolate muffin bread cooked in a jar. Via: pizzazzerie.com Super sweet. Via: simplebites.net Bread, cooked in a jar? Via: marthastewart.com A fabulous visual reminder of your favourite holidays. Via: bigredkitchen.com So let’s just cut to the chase – what about making all your meals in a jar?! Via: runwithglitter.blogspot.com There isn’t a child on earth who wouldn’t be wowed by these: rainbow cupcakes baked in a jar. Via: flickr.com
Medicinal Value of Whole Foods Fourni par Traduction For the first 5000 years of civilization, humans relied on foods and herbs for medicine. Only in the past 50 years have we forgotten our medicinal "roots" in favor of patent medicines. While pharmaceuticals have their value, we should not forget the well-documented, non-toxic and inexpensive healing properties of whole foods. The following list is but a sampling of the health benefits from whole foods. Apple. Asparagus. Avocado. Banana and Plantain. Barley. Beans. Beets. Bell Pepper. Blueberry. Broccoli. Brussels Sprouts. Cabbage (including bok choy). Carrot. Cauliflower. Celery. Chili Pepper. Cinnamon. Clove. Coffee. Collard Greens. Corn. Cranberry. Cucumbers. Date. Eggplant. Fenugreek Seed. Flax seeds and oil. Fig. Fish and Fish Oil. Garlic. Ginger. Grape. Grapefruit. Honey. Kale. Kiwi Fruit. Lecithin. Lemon. Licorice. Melon (green and yellow, such as cantaloupe and honeydew). Milk. Mushroom (Asian, including shiitake). Mustard (including horseradish).
DIY Sriracha a.k.a. Rooster Sauce Impress your Chili Head friends by busting out a bottle of this DIY Sriracha Chile Sauce! Sriracha as we know it today has been popularized by Huy Fong Foods and their big red "rooster" bottle (complete with a giant rooster logo and bright green cap, making it easy to identify in your fridge). But the sauce has a rich history and is named after a coastal city in central Thailand's Chonburi Province "Si Racha". Here is a version you can make in your own kitchen. It's not as spicy as the Huy Fong version, but it gives you major street cred -- especially if you bust out these swing-top stopper bottles with hand-carved chili-pepper stamp. This sauce has a great, addicting flavor -- hot, sweet and garlicky -- and just like the real "Rooster Sauce", it tastes awesome on just about anything. (recipe adapted from The Sriracha Cookbook by Randy Clemens) Ingredients: **Gloves** 1 3/4 pounds Fresno Chili Peppers, Red Jalapenos or Red Serrano ( I used Fresno) 3 Thai Chili Peppers 1 tbsp light brown sugar
Popsicles! Not to sound full of myself, but I’m pretty sure this is the be all, end all of popsicle roundups. There’s a little something for everyone: the foodies, the purists, the ones who prefer frozen yogurt, the ones who prefer a little alcohol, everyone. Tweny-five options to be exact. Click on the photo to be taken to the recipe. All photos and recipes copyright of their respective source unless otherwise noted. The Secret Ingredient In Your Orange Juice Do you buy orange juice at the store? If you do, I’m sure you’re careful to buy the kind that’s 100% juice and not made from concentrate. After all, that’s the healthier kind, right? The more natural kind? The kind without any additives? If I’m describing you, then you’re either going to hate me or love me by the time you’re done reading this post. Haven’t you ever wondered why every glass of Tropicana Pure Premium orange juice tastes the same, no matter where in the world you buy it or what time of year you’re drinking it in? Generally speaking, beverages that taste consistently the same follow recipes. The reason your store bought orange juice is so consistently flavorful has more to do with chemistry than nature. Making OJ should be pretty simple. In fact, it’s quite flavorless. When the juice is stripped of oxygen it is also stripped of flavor providing chemicals. Why aren’t these flavor packs listed as ingredients? Good question! So, what should you do about it?
Pierogi Recipe | Cooking Momofuku at home October 2, 2010 My mom is obsessed with keeping a stocked freezer, but I guess I don’t really take after her, because my freezer tends to be relatively empty, aside from random containers of stock/ramen broth, frozen dumplings and pierogi. I admit, I store buy frozen chinese dumplings and pierogi for those times that I just don’t feel like cooking. I tell myself it’s because of ease and convenience, but really, I just love the taste of frozen pockets filled with deliciousness. Pierogi are fast, tasty, and ideal for when I let myself get too hungry and become a crazy unthinking monster. It’s Oktoberfest right now and that means two things: beer and sausages. I found an old Gourmet magazine pierogi recipe on epicurious.com and for my first pierogi making experience, it was great. I couldn’t resist putting my own twist on the pierogi though: instead of filling all the pierogi with a potato cheddar cheese filling, I mixed up potatoes with green onion oil.
2-Minute Chocolate Chip Cookie For One This is one of those ‘I-need-a-cookie-right-now-or-I-die’ recipes that can be prepared in almost no time.We all know that kind of situation, don’t we? I definitely do, I confess.And you know what? This impressive cookie not only takes less than 5 minutes to prepare, it tastes really delicious. Just like a good chocolate chip cookie.The preparation is beyond easy… just have a look… First you need this stuff. 1. 2. 3. 4. Save a few for the top, if you wish to.5. Ta-dah! 6. Wondering About a Vegan Diet? (Infographic) Want to know how to be healthy and cruelty-free? No worries—eating vegan is easy! Get all your answers and more with PETA’s “Wondering About a Vegan Diet?” infographic, and don’t forget to share this infographic on Facebook. Are you ready to eat healthy? Embed “Wondering About a Vegan Diet?” <a href=” src=” width=”720″ border=”0″><p>Wondering About a Vegan Diet?
Recipes from Kevin & Amanda This post is in partnership with French’s Sweet Yellow Mustard and Spicy Yellow Mustard. I received compensation to write this post through the Sweet and Spicy Influencer Program. All content, photos, and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting sponsors that allow me to create new content for Kevin & Amanda! Today I’m partnering with French’s Mustard to bring you this fabulous Honey Garlic Shrimp. This quick and easy dinner is SO fresh and light for summer! How fabulous do these veggie noodles look?? Here’s all you need: Shrimp, garlic, honey, red bell pepper, zucchini, squash, parsley, red pepper flakes, chicken broth, and French’s Sweet or Spicy Yellow Mustard. You can use either one of these new mustard flavors from French’s today! First we’ll make a decadent sauce for this Honey Garlic Shrimp. Next, cut the zucchini and yellow squash into noodles (long, thin strips). Delicious yellow squash noodles! Next, dice up a couple red bell peppers and saute over medium high heat.
Veggie Quiche (grain-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, paleo) - Earth Energy Yoga | Earth Energy Yoga I had a quiche craving yesterday. Actually, I was just craving the crust that came with it. I usually don’t go through the extra work of making a quiche with a crust. The crust is gluten and grain free, made from almond flour and delicious! This quiche is a variation from one of my favorite cookbooks, The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook. Recipe: Paleo Quiche Crust Ingredients 1.5 cups blanched almond flour1/2 tsp sea salt2 tsp baking powder1-2 teaspoons dried parsley or 1 tbsp fresh1/4 cup olive oil1 tbsp water Instructions Preheat the oven to 350 degreesIn a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients.In a smaller bowl, whisk together the oil and water.Stir the wet ingredients into the flour mixture.Press the dough into a 9.5 inch pie dish.Bake for 12-15 minutes, until goldenRemove from oven and let cool. Microformatting by hRecipe. Recipe: Veggie Quiche Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.Heat oil in a large skilled over medium heat and add the onions. Want to spice things up? Related posts:
Top 8 Supplements to Boost Your Pineal Gland Function Anna Hunt, Staff WriterWaking Times The pineal gland, an endocrine gland located in the brain, is said to be the seat of the soul. Also referred to as the Third Eye, this small gland is believed to be involved in reaching higher levels of consciousness, acting as a gateway to dimensions beyond our brain-created reality. To learn more about the pineal gland, see: What is the Pineal Gland? For the people that seek to fully activate their spiritual potential and tap into the power of the pineal gland, one must begin by strengthening its function though detoxification and proper nutrition. Below is a list, in no particular order, of 8 supplements that will boost your pineal gland function, help in its decalcification, and support you on your journey of personal and spiritual cultivation. 1. The pineal gland already produces the hormone melatonin, which affects the body’s circadian rhythms of waking and sleeping. Recommended products: NOW Foods Melatonin 5mg Vcaps Natrol Liquid Melatonin 2. 3.
15 Basic Stir Fry Sauce Recipes I love a good stir fry and they are a great way to use up odds and ends of meat, vegetable and noodles. And let’s face it, they are a quick and easy dinner solution. Simply cook up some rice or throw in some noodles and it’s a family-pleasing meal. I rarely start with a recipe – just a pile of odds and ends. Here I’ve collected 15 great stir-fry sauce recipes that can be printed to keep handy in the kitchen (or bookmarked, if you prefer). Instructions for all of these recipes … just combine the ingredients in a small bowl, stir well to combine, then add to your stir fry. Lemon Stir-Fry Sauce – Great with seafood stir fries, such as shrimp and/or scallops, as well as chicken. 1/2 cup lemon juice 2 tsp. lemon zest 1/2 cup chicken broth 2 Tbsp. soy sauce 1/4 cup sugar Lemon Stir-Fry Sauce II – nice with chicken and seafood. 2/3 cup chicken broth 1 Tbsp. cornstarch 1 Tbsp. sugar 1 Tbsp. soy sauce 2 -3 tablespoons lemon juice (to taste) Optional: red pepper flakes 3/4 orange juice 1 Tbsp. Tips:
Simple Paleo Veggie Quiche | Kohler Created I’m pretty proud of us, we got a lot done this weekend. However, none of it was blog-worthy. That’s not to say it wasn’t interesting, it was just a lot of paper-pushing and computer work. Because it was so beastly hot this weekend, we naturally felt like avoiding the kitchen as much as possible. Ingredients: 7 eggs 1 1/2 cups fresh spinach, chopped 1 cup of broccolettes (roughly chopped broccoli works too) 1 green onion, sliced thinly 1 small yellow onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 cup coconut milk 3/4 tsp baking powder Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste Directions: Preheat oven to 350F. Makes 4 servings. Without the cheese, this quiche is super light and fluffy with just a hint of a crust around the bottom and edges. If you eat cheese, I imagine Neil would advise his favorite, sharp cheddar. This recipe and the way Neil made it reminded me a lot of his mom.