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Nachos in a Jar

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This week is an extra delicious week for the blog because Kay has made another delicious appetizer – Nachos in a jar! So as you all know, I have an immeasurable amount of mason jars sitting around the house and we decided to make use of them (again, I know) for a delicious snack like these! 

 

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Ingredients: 

  • Crushed Tortilla chips (I used chickpea tortilla chips) 
  • Yogurt 
  • 1 Whole Avocado
  • Shredded cheese (I used tex-mex)
  • Jalapenos (optional)
  • 1 Lime 
  • A bunch of cherry tomatoes 
  • Mango, diced

What I love about Kay’s appetizer recipes is that they’re so easy to make … Read more

posted by on July 11, 2013 in Easy Recipes
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Easy Summer Appetizer: Watermelon Strawberry Skewer

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My younger sister Kay loves to make summer appetizers – or appetizers in general, much more than desserts (that’s more my youngest sister Krisha’s realm). I on the other hand, would rather focus on the main. Haha! Well, you’ve seen Kay’s delicious recipes from making ricotta gnocchi to baked eggs, and here’s another delicious one using watermelons and strawberries! This recipe is so easy to make and assemble, you can make them a few minutes before your event. 

Ingredients: 

  • Watermelon 
  • Strawberry
  • Goat cheese 
  • Basil 
  • Toothpicks
  • Balsamic vinaigrette
  • Honey (optional when it’s not sweet enough! The fruits were already super sweet
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posted by on July 8, 2013 in Easy Recipes
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Curried Apple Couscous

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 When you’re about to fly away on vacation to one of the biggest food countries of the world, filled with the greatest pasta, bread and pizza in the world, you want to make sure you want to fill your body with feel good ingredients before filling it with carbs galore. 

Here’s one of my go-to recipes for a quick and easy weeknight, whole-grain, healthy meal.

 

Recipe: Curried Apple Couscous

Ingredients:

  • 1 apple, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 2 tbs butter
  • 1 tbs curry powder
  • 2 scallions, sliced into rounds
  • 1/3 cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • handful of fresh mint,
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posted by on June 14, 2013 in Easy Recipes
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Gok Jai Chinese Dumplings

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I am a person who truly appreciates culture. When I’m traveling on vacation, a country’s culture is one of things that really sets a country apart to me. Culture can mean anything from religion and arts, to architecture and the people.

Equally as important to me is the mission of discovering my own roots, where my culture came from and learning from those who are deeply rooted in our family, our elders.  One thing that is very much appreciated and embraced in the Chinese culture is FOOD. Talk to any Chinese grandma about food and their eyes light up and … Read more

posted by on May 29, 2013 in Easy Recipes
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Baked Blueberry Oatmeal in a Jar

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 Sometimes it’s difficult to cook for just one. You get an itch, want to bake and often times recipes are for 4-6 servings (of which I along am not). Sure you can gift people and bless people with the goodness of home-baked goodness, but sometimes the goodies go bad before you even see your gift-ees. 

One day I craved baked oatmeal in a mason jar. The perfect personal hand-held size to hold just the perfect amount of wholesome, blueberry, whole-grain goodness to get your engine going for a perfectly awesome day. Sarah of Sprouted Kitchen had a great recipe for … Read more

posted by on May 28, 2013 in Easy Recipes
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