Friday, May 31, 2013

Morning Smoothie

Spinach Basil and Orange Smoothie!

two handfuls of spinach
one cup of orange juice (freshly squeezed if possible)
8 to 10 leaves of basil

Blend for about a minute, until smooth green color is bright!


Wednesday, May 29, 2013

No Wasting of Herbs!

When herbs are in full bloom, or even over bloom, remember this tip!

Chop herbs
Place in ice cube tray
Fill with olive oil
When completely frozen, place in ziploc bag in freezer to use for any dishes!

Monday, May 27, 2013

Crunchy Carrot Strips

Wash and peel the outside of the whole carrots
Peel carrots into strips
Toss in a little olive oil and your favorite seasoning
Lay out in a single layer on a baking sheet (I didn't place each strand out separately, but you can)

Bake at 350* for about 10 - 12 minutes

Store in an airtight container

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Coconut Raspberry Bars

One package of muffin mix - any kind that will jive with your jelly :)
5 Tbsp margarine or butter, softened
1/4 cup quick oats
1/4 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup jam - any kind that will go with your muffin mix

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
Grease a 9 inch square pan
Combine the first four ingredients
Mix with a fork until crumbly
Set aside 1/4 cup of the mixture
Press remaining crumb mixture into pan
Spread jam on top of the crumb layer within 1/2 inch of the edge
Sprinkle the reserved crumb mixture over the filling
Bake 25 - 28 minutes until slightly browned