Fresh Fruit

Apple Mint Salad

2018-06-27T15:03:11+00:00Side Dish, Vegetarian|

This is a very simple, refreshing salad made mainly with apple, fresh squeezed orange juice and fresh mint. This salad is a great side dish for any occasion, especially with grilled meat or poultry…the refreshing and crisp apples with a hint of mint is very invigorating with fatty meal, giving the meal a nice balance. I learned this recipe with my little sister when she brought a large bowl of this apple salad and we all loved it…I could not believe that such a simple recipe with only a few ingredients could be so good. The combination of the crispy apples with orange and a hint of mint is so pleasant for the palate. I meant to share this recipe [...]

Crepe Cake or Mille Crepe

2018-06-18T11:12:17+00:00Dessert/Sweet|

Although this is dessert resemble a cake it is not a real cake.  The "cake" is made of layers of crepe in between pastry creme. Crepe cake or mille crepe…is originated in France and yes, this crepe cake requires a labor of love…in reality it is very simple and you will not have the issue of the cake not rising of collapsing… The intense hands on are mainly when cooking the crepes one by one…and making sure that they do not tear up. I patted myself on the shoulder when cooking the crepes, somehow, from the very first to the very last crepe, they all came out intact…phew! I gave myself some room for error, since there was none, the [...]

Pavlova with Rose Cream

2018-06-18T11:34:49+00:00Dessert/Sweet, Gluten Free|

This is a easy and simple recipe for a very elegant dessert made mainly with egg whites, whipped cream  and fresh fruit. What makes this pavlova especial is the hint of rose in the whipped cream. For the longest time I wanted to make pavlova…and I was able to try it for the first time this last July 4th, for the celebration of our Independence day…but could not take many photos…that is okay because I got to bake again for my niece Erica’s 16th birthday. Instead of topping the pavlova with only strawberry and blueberry (blue, read and white) I got to try again with all kind of fruits, which turned out to be prettier. This is such a simple [...]

Watermelon Granita

2018-06-18T15:00:22+00:00Dessert/Sweet, Gluten Free|

This is a dessert that I made for our 4th of July celebration. I did not feel like baking; therefore came up with watermelon granita, which was perfect since I had watermelon sitting on the counter asking to be eaten…not to mention that this a perfect light and refreshing dessert for a hot summer day. Granita is just a frozen dessert very similar to sorbet, which is based mainly of water, sugar and flavors. The mix is placed in the freezer and scraped, so ice crystals are formed. There are many versions of watermelon granite throughout the internet, but basically the ingredients are watermelon, sugar, lemon/lime. It is very versatile since you can adjust to your liking in regards to sweetness, [...]

Mango Frozen Yogurt with Agave Syrup

2018-06-18T15:04:33+00:00Dessert/Sweet, Gluten Free|

  Now that the warm weather is here, I keep the ice cream bucket in the freezer all the time, so I am ready for a quick and fast frozen dessert. This is a very simple and refreshing yogurt dessert. I love the color and the flavor of this frozen yogurt, nothing like the combination of fragrant mango stirred together with the tartness of yogurt… Ingredients: 2 large mangoes 2 tablespoon vanilla vodka 2 tablespoon lemon juice ¼ cup agave syrup 1 cup Greek yogurt Fresh strawberry and mint leaves for garnish Method: Cut the mango in small pieces and blend together with vodka, lemon juice and agave syrup. Add the yogurt to the mango mix and refrigerate for a [...]

Baked Eggs

2018-06-19T11:07:50+00:00Egg, Gluten Free|

This is the kind of breakfast that we have once in a while over the weekend. Well, not completely true since we have fresh fruit/veggie juice every day. The treat here is the baked eggs. Actually the baked eggs are very simple to make, and great paired with a toast. You can always add spinach, tomatoes, ham, peppers…anything that you would add into an omelette, therefore very versatile. For the juice, just combine any fruit/veggie and juice it! I have apple, beet, cucumber, carrot, tomato and celery in this particular juice. Baked eggs Ingredients: 2 eggs 1 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon toasted bacon (in pieces) Mozzarella cheese to taste Salt and pepper to taste ½ teaspoon dry parsley Extra butter [...]

Fruit and Veggie Juice, Breakfast Anyone?

2018-06-19T11:25:17+00:00Drink|

This is the kind of breakfast that we have once in a while over the weekend. Well, not completely true since we have fresh fruit/veggie juice every day. The treat here is the baked eggs. Actually the baked eggs are very simple to make, and great paired with a toast. You can always add spinach, tomatoes, ham, peppers…anything that you would add into an omelette, therefore very versatile. For the juice, just combine any fruit/veggie and juice it! I have apple, beet, cucumber, carrot, tomato and celery in this particular juice. Baked eggs Ingredients: 2 eggs 1 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon toasted bacon (in pieces) Mozzarella cheese to taste Salt and pepper to taste ½ teaspoon dry parsley Extra butter [...]

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