All posts tagged: ingredients

How to Blue Apron Your Life in 10 Ways

Originally posted on How To Get Things Done in 10 Ways:
Okay, another lazy factor in my life. I hate grocery shopping, so I do the online shopping and then I drive to the store and they bring it out to my car. I hate cooking because I never have any ingredients to try new recipes. But behold, Blue Apron stumbled into my lazy life. I had heard of this awhile ago, but I could never quite commit to giving it a shot. I’ve also been comparing the other companies that do the same type of business, but then I saw Blue Apron on Groupon. A discounted price to try something that had intrigued me for so long?! I immediately purchased that one! 1. So simple to order You literally just put what kinds of meats you want, and yes, they have vegetarian options too! And then you pick your delivery day and then BOOM you’re done and now you just wait for the amazingness to arrive. They also have an app so you can check…

Sneak Preview: Joconde Cakes.

Originally posted on SHEU QUEN | THE RACONTEUR:
Call it what you want: ‘multi-tiered‘ or ‘multi-layered‘. It is still a ‘cake‘. | Photo by La Bamboche Weddings. When I was introduced to someone who bakes macarons, little did I know that she bakes joconde cakes too! Otherwise known as ‘opera cakes‘. Yep. I only knew this recently and with that little titbit of knowledge, I made an order for a slice of green tea and black sesame flavoured joconde cake, on top of having three more macarons delivered to my home. Let me tell you a bit about these multi-layered cakes, and once I have eaten it, I will share my experiences with you. Until then, here is a short history of the joconde cake: According to Wikipedia: The joconde cake is a French type of cake, and can also be called an ‘opéra cake’. It is made using several thin layers of almond sponge cake soaked in coffee syrup, layered with ganache and coffee buttercream, before being covered in a chocolate glaze. According to Larousse…

My Daily Bread // Family Chili Recipe.

Originally posted on Ordinary Adventures:
It’s that time of year. Your Christmas tree is probably up, most of the Thanksgiving leftovers have been eaten through, and possibly, there’s a little bit of snow on the ground. For me, two of those things are true,?still no snow days for me yet! But even if none of those things are true, you cannot go wrong with chili. If I thought my last time in the kitchen was bad, then this time is in a category all it’s own. I have to admit, getting the hang of cooking is much harder than it looks! Getting all the right ingredients, preparing the food successfully, everything running smoothly, at the same/correct time, and then coming out deliciously? Much harder said then done. But, I learn something new every time. This time around I found out just how important it is to have simple recipes when you don’t cook often. One reason is, you will waste a ton of money on random ingredients that will end up going bad before you…

Macadamia Nut-Crusted Chicken with Lemon Dressing

Originally posted on Hello Honey Blog:
It’s December – the best time of the year – and officially summer holiday in South Africa. Without college, my day-to-day has been left with an almost empty schedule and a lot of  unproductive free time. I’ve had to physically pull myself away from the allure of binge watching series (I’m talking  The Mindy Project all day, errryday) or watching Hotline Bling remakes over and over (so, so good). As  fulfilling as both of those things might sound, after a day or two of doing them (okay fine a week) I needed to take a step away from technology. It’s always the right time to start doing things that make your soul happy and I really want to cherish the free time I have while on holiday.  So here I am, experimenting every damn day in the kitchen because my heart either belongs there or on a beach somewhere in Ibiza – and I just can’t seem to have both this time. My kitchen days have given me this beauty of a recipe to share.…

Apple Pie Streusel Bars

Originally posted on Chey Chey from the Bay:
After picking about a million apples last week (see here,) it’s time to start baking! I’m not a huge fan of cooking savory dishes with fruit, so I’m going to be eating quite a bit of sweets this month. After Googling all the possible apple recipes I could whip up, I came across this one by Sally that looked delicious- and easy! So, I decided to make my own version of it. I love the shortbread crust and will definitely be using it a lot more in my baking adventures. It’s the perfect combo of my two of my favorite things: butter and sugar. Combine that crust with almost anything and it’s  guaranteed to be a winner! For these bars, I used a nice variety of sweet and tart apples- some Grannies and Empires. This is the first of many Fall desserts I’ll be indulging in, over these next few months– hope it is for you too 🙂 I’m all about the Fall flavors! Apples, pumpkin, cinnamon and spice……

Açaí Berry Ice Cream (no dairy + refined sugar free!)

Originally posted on Hello Honey Blog:
Summer is arriving in Cape Town (yeahyeahyeaaah!) and I couldn’t be happier. I am done with rainy, grey days and cold weather. Take away my pale, untanned skin and cold hands! Give me all of the sun, clear blue skies, beaches and ice cream! I pulled this recipe together in anticipation of the soon-to-be sunny, hotter weather. It’s a super easy recipe, only takes 5 minutes to make and BEST of all, it’s on the healthy side. Made with beautiful tarte berries and a little bit of açaí (ahh-sah-ee) powder for a rich, dark chocolatey flavour. Ingredients: 250g frozen mixed berries 1-2 frozen bananas (1 if you want less carbs, 2 if you want to bulk up the recipe.) 60ml almond milk, unsweetened 2T açaí berry powder Method: Place the frozen mixed berries, banana, almond milk and açaí powder in a food processor and blend on high until a thick liquid mixture has formed. If the berries and banana aren’t easily blending, add in a little more almond milk…

vegan fall cookies || cranberry almond chocolate chip oatmeal cookies

Originally posted on she be kale-in' it:
i totally had these vegan cookies for lunch. no shame. paired with a glass of cold almond milk these fresh from the oven cookies were packed with flavor, were chewy, delicious, + pretty healthy, too. they reminded me of cranberry chocolate chip oatmeal cookies i used to eat in connecticut at my family’s bakery. here’s the recipe- it’s a MUST try. i’m pretty proud of myself for putting it together using healthy ingredients such as cranberry, almond, oatmeal, pepitas, + spices. i used whole wheat flour rather than all purpose + coconut sugar rather than white refined sugars. they are also easily adapted to gluten free by swapping the oats + flour to gluten free varieties. //autumn inspired vegan oatmeal cookies// 1 cup organic rolled oats – used bob’s red mill 3/4 cup whole wheat flour 1/3 cup coconut sugar 1 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. salt 1/3 cup pure maple syrup 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 tsp vanilla extract (also can substitute almond to bring out a more almond flavor) 1…