Recipes

Here are some of the recipes that have appeared on TwiceBlessedLife.com

Tasty Green Smoothies

1/3 cup homemade kefir (or you could use LifeWay brand from the store)
1 frozen banana (we use regular bananas but you can use organic if you like)
2 large handfuls rinsed raw organic baby kale/mixed greens
1/2 to 3/4 cup organic applejuice
1/3 cup other organic frozen fruits if there’s room, or even organic frozen peas! (really!)
1 heaping table spoon powdered greens (optional)

Cover, blend for 1 minute and serve!
(makes 2.5 servings)

 

Mint/Feta Figs

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10 ripe figs, washed & cut in halves length-wise

6 oz. feta cheese w/mediteranean herbs sprinkled in (you can buy this at Trader Joes)

a handful of fresh mint leaves, wash and chop semi-finely

Enough balsamic vinegar or balsamic vinegar reduction/glaze to make the mix of chopped mint & feta a bit gloppy, but not drippy.

Olive oil

1) On a foil-lined baking pan, lay out the fig halves, cut sides up.

2) Mix the feta, chopped mint and balsamic vinegar/reduction/glaze

3) Using a teaspoon put small mounds of the feta/mint/balsamic glop on top of each fig half.

4) Sprinkle each fig half w/a little olive oil.

5) Broil until figs soften and the stuff on top is a little bubbly – it took me about 8-10 mins, but keep checking so you don’t burn it.

6) Serve on a nice plate.

Basically, I was in Trader Joes and while I was looking over the fruit, this guy with a weird look in his eyes suddenly sidles up to me and loudly whispers, “Hey, ya know what’s good?  Take some fresh ripe figs…” and tells me the recipe.  Then he suspiciously looked around and slinked off.

Weird.

But tasty!

“Oyakodon” or “Family Bowl”.

Ingredients:
Eggs – 1 per person
1/8 cup thawed frozen peas per person
1 cup cooked rice per person
1/4 sauteed onions per person
1 tbsp soysauce per person
1 tsp brown sugar/mirin per person
1 palm-sized portion of cooked chicken chunks per person

For each individual bowl:
Basically, you put cooked rice into a bowl,
Cook chicken chunks – whether breast or thighs, up to you – and put on top of rice.
Saute onions and put on top of chicken
Lightly beat raw eggs and add a little soy sauce and either mirin (japanese sweet cooking wine) or brown sugar – and then cook them with only a little stirring (traditionally, the eggs are left a little underdone, but cook them as much as you like) they should taste a bit sweet/salty to taste so add more soy sauce or mirin/sugar as you like.
Then put the eggs on top in the bowls,
Then sprinkle the peas on top.

Serve and enjoy!

Chia Seed Pudding

1/4 cup chia seeds

1 cup AlmondBreeze Almond Coconutmilk Blend

1/4 tsp vanilla

!/4 cup sweetener like honey, agave syrup, maple syrup (although personally I felt the almondmilk was just sweet enough for me as-is.)

1/4 tsp other flavor extract

OR

2 Heaping tbsp Ovaltine or other chocolate milk mix to make Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding.

Mix everything together and stow it in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours.

Eat. Enjoy!

It’s just like tapioca!

Jazz-It-Up Mac & Cheese

1 box instant Mac & Cheese

1/4 cup whipped cream cheese

1 washed and pureed organic zucchini

Prepare the Mac & Cheese according to the directions on the box.

While hot, stir in whipped creamcheese and pureed zucchini

If you still need to hide the veggie taste, add a tablespoon or two of parmesean cheese

If you think the slight green tint might be a hindrance to feeding your kids, peel the zucchini before pureeing (although the organic peel is SO nutritious!)

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