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Guacamole

6 Feb

guacamole

Recipe from AllRecipes

  • 3 avocados – peeled, pitted, and mashed
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 roma (plum) tomatoes, diced
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 pinch ground cayenne pepper(optional)

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Hummus

2 Feb

hummus

This recipe is dairy free and gluten free.

Recipe from AllRecipes.com

  • 2 cups canned garbanzo beans, drained
  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cloves garlic, halved
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pinch paprika

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Tzatziki

29 Dec

Tzatziki

This recipe is NOT dairy-free!

Recipe adapted from A Taste of Home Cooking

  • 1 cup plain greek nonfat yogurt (or dairy-free greek yogurt *see below for details)
  • 1 cucumber
  • Fresh dill
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 small garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice

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Soft Pretzels – Auntie Anne’s Copycat

3 Dec

soft pretzel

Recipe from Cooking Classy

Pretzels:

  • 2 cups soy milk
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp active dry yeast (2 packets)
  • 6 Tbsp packed light-brown sugar
  • 4 Tbsp margarine, at room temperature
  • 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus an up to an additional 1/2 cup as needed
  • 2 tsp fine salt

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Jello Shots with a Twist

18 Nov

  • 2 packages of the jello flavor of your choice. I chose strawberry
  • 6 oranges with no separation at either end (explained below)
  • 2 cups of rum
  • 2 cups boiling water

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Pumpkin Bread

27 Oct

Recipe from: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/downeast-maine-pumpkin-bread/

Makes 3 loaves

  • 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 3 cups white sugar
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

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Basil Banana Smoothie

23 Jul

Recipe from: http://www.smoothieweb.com/

  • 2 bananas
  • 10 Basil leaves (fresh is better)
  • 1 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 cup water

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Pot Stickers

17 May

Recipe from http://allrecipes.com/recipe/pot-stickers-traditional

  • 1/2 pound turkey
  • 1/2 medium head cabbage, finely chopped
  • 1 green onion, finely chopped
  • 2 slices fresh ginger root, finely chopped
  • 2 water chestnuts, drained and finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 (14 ounce) package wonton wrappers
  • 5 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon chili oil
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar

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Soft Pretzels with Beer Cheese Dipping Sauce

6 Feb

Pretzel recipe from http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/homemade-soft-pretzels-recipe/index.html

  • 1 1/2 cups warm (110 to 115 degrees F) water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 22 ounces all-purpose flour, approximately 4 1/2 cups
  • 2 ounces unsalted butter, melted
  • Vegetable oil, for pan
  • 10 cups water
  • 2/3 cup baking soda
  • 1 large egg yolk beaten with 1 tablespoon water
  • Pretzel, course or kosher salt

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Baked Potato Chips

30 Jan

  • 3 russet potatoes, scrubbed
  • 2 tbspns olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic
  • Fresh parsley, chopped

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