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Jalapeno & Prosecco Vinaigrette

Jalapeno & Prosecco Vinaigrette

Jalapeno & Prosecco Vinaigrette

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 2 cups

Jalapeno & Prosecco Vinaigrette

Jalapeno & Prosecco Vinaigrette - The sweetness of the Prosecco balances out the heat from the jalapeno.

Ingredients

  • 1 jalapeno (deseeded)
  • ½ cup of olive oil
  • ? cup tablespoon prosecco
  • ¼ cup mint
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon coarse black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon of lemon zest
  • a pinch of red pepper flakes

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a food processor or blender and blitz until emulsified then refrigerate.
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Homemade Pesto Sauce

Homemade Pesto Sauce

Homemade Pesto Sauce

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 2/3 cup

Homemade Pesto Sauce

Homemade Pesto Sauce - I keep this in a jar in my fridge year around.

Ingredients

  • 1½ cup packed basil
  • ? cup parmesan
  • ¼ cup toasted pine nuts
  • ? cup grated parmesan
  • ? cup + 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 cloves of garlic, roasted
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spread nuts evenly on a rimmed baking sheet along with garlic gloves; toast in oven until golden about 5 minutes.
  2. Combine basil, grated parmesan, lemon juice, salt, pepper, roasted pine nuts and garlic cloves in a blender and with the motor running drizzle in olive oil. Blend until sauce is smooth.
  3. Store and refrigerate pesto sauce in an airtight container.
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Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Serving Size: 8

Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Homemade Cranberry Sauce - Homemade cranberry sauce made with nodes of brown sugar and orange.

Ingredients

  • 12 oz fresh cranberries, washed and dried
  • ½ cup white granulated sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ? cup orange juice
  • ? cup water
  • 1 pinch of nutmeg
  • 1 pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to medium pot on medium high heat and stir all ingredients together. The cranberries should pop in like 5 min. Then reduce the heat to low and let simmer for another 5-7 minutes. Keep an eye on the pot and stir frequently.
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Homemade Avocado Vinaigrette

Homemade Avocado Vinaigrette

Homemade Avocado Vinaigrette

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 2 cups

Homemade Avocado Vinaigrette

Homemade Avocado Vinaigrette - This vinaigrette is just shows my love for avocados year around.

Ingredients

  • 1 large ripe avocado
  • 1 jalapeno, chopped and seed removed
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup green tomatillo salsa, mild
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ? cup cilantro
  • 1 stalk green onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ teaspoon Tajin Classico Seasoning
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients (except olive oil and water) to a blender and blend on low speed.
  2. While blender is running slowly pour in olive oil.
  3. While blender is still running, add in enough water until the vinaigrette reaches your preferred consistency. Start with ¼ cup increments.
  4. Serve or store in airtight container.
  5. Note:
  6. Once all ingredients are added, you may need to pulse or increase speed of blender to make sure all the avocado is broken down.
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Herb and Goat Cheese Grits

Herb and Goat Cheese Grits

Herb and Goat Cheese Grits

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Serving Size: 6-8

Herb and Goat Cheese Grits

Herb and Goat Cheese Grits - Sometimes you have to put a twist on your favorites and the rich flavor the goat cheese added was amazing.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of white corn grits
  • 3 cups of water
  • ¼ cup goat cheese
  • ¼ cup greens onions, chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 2½ tablespoons butter
  • ¾ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup milk
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan and stir in grits. Let grits continue to cook for 5 minutes with the pan covered.
  2. Remove from the heat and stir in goat cheese, butter, sour cream, green onions and basil. Add in milk ¼ cup at a time until you reach your desired consistency. Finally add in salt and pepper to taste.
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Healthy Sweet Potato Chips

Healthy Sweet Potato Chips

Healthy Sweet Potato Chips

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Serving Size: 2

Healthy Sweet Potato Chips

Healthy Sweet Potato Chips - It's easy to make homemade chips all you need is a few ingredients and you possibly will never buy store brought chips again.

Ingredients

  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • 2 cups coconut oil
  • Cumin to taste
  • Cinnamon to taste
  • Tajin or salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Rinse sweet potatoes and pat dry. Slice thinly, using either a mandolin or sharp knife. Try to get the slices between1-2mm thick.
  2. Heat coconut oil to 270 degrees in medium saucepan. Fry potatoes in batches making sure that they do not overlap for approximately 4 minutes or until golden. Set on paper towels or wire rack to get rid of excess oil.
  3. Sprinkle with seasonings (Tajin, cinnamon and cumin) while still warm and serve.
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