We always bought pizza dough until recently my son brought home cooking book from a library and there was a super easy recipe. We decided to try it that day and it was so good! The best part is, its so easy!!!!
For 4 little pizzas:
Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl. Once all of the ingredients are mixed, knead for 5 minutes by hand. Put it back into the bowl, cover it with plastic wrap and let it rise for about 1hr.
2 lb Flank Steak
2 tsp salt
1 tbsp Chili Powder
1tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp cumin
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 1/2 tbsp of olive oil
1 tbsp lime juice
3 bell peppers
1 red onion
lime and fresh cilantro for garnish
Combine all but steak/onion/peppers. Add those last and mix well.
Place on baking sheet 450 for 12-15min (medium well) 20-25min (well done) then broil on high for additional 2 min. Let rest at least 10 min and cut against grain. Sprinkle with cilantro and lime before serving. Tortillas can be wrapped in a foil packet and heated in oven while steak is resting.
I use Lettuce instead of tortillas :)
Never in a million years did I think that I would make my own mayonnaise! We love mayo in our home and use it for a lot of recipes. Recently I came across a super easy recipe that totally worked and I was blown away how easy it was and how great it tastes!
Most commercial mayonnaise you can buy at the store have other GMO oils in them as their main ingredient. Vegetable oils such as canola, soybean, corn, and cottonseed are the oils most common in store-bought mayonnaise and they are highly processed, contain trans fats, and/or are very high in omega-6 fatty acids which causes inflammation in the body and can lead to numerous health problems. Another problem is that they usually have added sugar and artificial ingredients.
But I’m here to tell you that making your own is REALLY EASY and the taste is beyond compare! All you need is a food processor, a few simple ingredients, and 5 minutes – really, just 5 minutes!
So before you get started, here are a few things you need to know:
1) All of your ingredients MUST be room temperature or it will not thicken.You can place your eggs in warm water for 5 to 10 minutes or leave them at room temperature for about an hour. I set mine on the counter the night before – no need to worry, the egg won’t go bad!
2) The kind of olive oil you use AND the brand you use matter! When making mayo, extra virgin olive oil it is too heavy and will leave a really bitter taste so you need to use extra light tasting olive oil. But not all extra light olive oils are the same, it took me a long time to figure out why sometimes my mayonnaise tasted awesome and other times it was bitter – some brands of extra light olive oil still have a strong taste! So I started using Filippo Berio brand every time because the taste is very neutral and it always turns out perfect. If you buy another brand, I recommend tasting it before you make the mayo. If it has any olive taste to it, your mayo will be bitter.
3) Buy pasteurized eggs.I didn’t make homemade mayo for a long time because I was worried about the raw egg. But then I discovered that you can buy pasteurized eggs, which are safe to eat raw! If you don’t want to spend the money on pasteurized eggs, you can pasteurize them yourself – just google it Or you can buy good quality cage-free eggs and wash the egg shell to remove any bacteria that might contaminate the egg when broken. However it’s not guaranteed like pasteurized eggs.
4) The slower you pour, the thicker the mayonnaise.When the recipe says “slowly drizzle” take it seriously. If you dump the oil in all at once it will result in a runny mess. The recipe works best if you pour as thin a stream of oil as possible.
5) Don’t use a copper or aluminum bowlIt can leave an aftertaste in your mayo.
5) And finally, Homemade mayo is SO MUCH better than store-bought! Seriously, no joke it will change your life.
*All ingredients MUST be room temperature for the mayonnaise to emulsify.
There is days you feel like some Mexican food but don't feel like leaving your house, so I decided to just learn on how to make your own Salsa and Guacamole that are super easy to make! And to chase it down you need a good old Mojito! I promise your whole family will love it!
The video below got cut short but you can see on how you make it :)
5 Minute Salsa:
1. Add all ingredients to food processor in the order listed. Pulse a few times to break up the large pieces, then process to smooth as desired.
2. Serve with tortilla chips.
In a medium bowl, mash together the avocados and salt. Mix in onion, cilantro, tomatoes, and jalapeno pepper. Add the Lime Oil. Refrigerate 1 hour for best flavor, or serve immediately.
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Today was a super exciting day for my boys! Every time we go to the store they beg me to buy them goldfish but most of the time I say no because a lot of these foods are made with bleached white flour, additives, preservatives, food dyes, aside from the fact that they are super salty. YUCK!
The other day I came across this recipe that we made tonight and it turned out so GOOD and the boys loved it! It's super easy to make you just need to purchase Goldfish cutters (I got mine here) These crackers are buttery, cheesy, and have about a million times the flavor of store bought goldfish crackers. They are dangerous, LOL. If you are avoiding gluten stay away because you won't be able to stp!! LOL
The best part of it all, my kids had a fun activity that kept them busy for about an hr! ENJOY!
My boys love waffles! With powder sugar, syrup or just plain! I use to buy the boxed stuff back in the day until I read all the nasty ingredients in it so I came up across this recipe a few years back and it's our favorite for sure!
2 cups of flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
4 large eggs, separated
2 tbs of sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
4 tbs unsalted butter, melted
2 cups of milk
butter to butter up the waffle maker
Preheat the waffle iron to hot.
In 1 medium bowl sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
In a 2nd bowl use a wooden spoon to beat together the yolks and sugar until sugar is completely dissolved and eggs have turned pale yellow. add the vanilla extract, butter and milk to the eggs and whisk to combine.
Combine the egg mixture with the flour mixture and whisk just until it's blended.
Do NOT over mix.
In third bowl, beat the egg whites with an electric mixer until soft peaks form, about 1 minute. Using the rubber spatula, gently fold in egg whites into the waffle batter. Do NOT over mix!
Coat the waffle iron with a little bit of butter and pour just enough batter into the iron to cover the waffle grid. Close and cook as per manufactures instructions (mine beeps when it's done) until golden brown. Serve immediately!
Serve with powder sugar, or any topping of your choice
My boys LOVE Crepes! They can eat them everyday if I let them, so I found this easy recipe that I have been using for couple years now ;) It's quick and easy to make. Here are the ingredients:
3/4 cup Milk (I use almond milk but any milk will work)
1/2 cup Water
1 cup Flour
3 tbs. melted Butter
2 1/2 tbs. Sugar
1 tsp. Vanilla
2 drops of Young Living Tangerine Oil (optional and make sure it's Young Living ONLY)
NingXia Berry Syrup or Maple Syrup
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the first 3 ingredients. Gradually add in the flour and butter, stirring to combine. Add the sugar and vanilla and tangerine oil, mix until smooth.
Heat a lightly buttered griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Pour about 1/4 a cup of the batter onto the griddle. Tilt the pan with a circular motion so that the batter coats the surface evenly.
Cook the crepe for about 2 minutes, until the bottom is light brown. Loosen with a spatula, turn and cook the other side.
Pour about 1 tbs of the syrup and spread it around and roll it up! So EASY and quick!
It's October and there are apples everywhere! I love anything apple related and so do my boys.
My in laws have beautiful fruit trees in their back yard and we picked a lot of apples the other day! They taste delicious but some of them were ripping too soon and I didn't want them to go to waste.
Last week we visited our friends and my friend made delicious apple juice for her family and my boys loved it so I decided to do the same! The recipe is super easy and it tastes so good! We actually like it more hot then cold and the apples inside are a nice treat at the end :)
10 apples (peeled and core removed)
Cinnamon, I used 1 drop of young living cinnamon oil instead.
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Cloves, I used 1 drop of Young Living oil as well
4 tbs of Young Living Agave syrup or 1/2 cup of sugar
Take a big pot. Slice the apples and put them inside the pot and cover them with water.
Simmer on low for about 2hrs
Add the rest of the ingredients ingredients and VIOLA!!!
The whole will smell like Christmas and you will love the cozy comforting taste!
Ever since I started working out I always look for simple, easy recipes! I heard that a good post workout meal is important since all types of exercise use carbohydrates for energy, muscle carbohydrate depletion is inevitable. Therefore a post-workout meal high in carbohydrates is required to refill muscle carbohydrate/energy stores.
In addition, since muscle protein is degraded during exercise, the addition of a relatively large amount of protein to your post exercise meal is necessary to help rebuild the structural aspects of the muscle. My coach thought me that so I follow his advice ;)
SO this is one of my favorite meals now and I would like to share it with you! My 2 boys also LOVE this Oatmeal. They ask for it all the time!
1 cup Oatmeal
3/4 cup of Frozen or Fresh Blueberries
Water or your Favorite Milk
1 scoop of Vanilla Spice Pure Protein (I choose this particular one since it's %100 pure without any junk in it)
*optional Pinch of Cinnamon
Cook the Oatmeal, add the Blueberries and then at the end add the Protein. Easy Peasy. Anyone can do it!!! The best part is the protein keeps me full for many hrs after.
Once you try it let me know what you think in the comments below!