26 posts tagged recipes
There isn’t really anything I love to eat more than nachos! The sour cream, the chilli, the guacamole, the corn chips…and all those extra crunchy, spicy, delicious tidbits that make great nachos! This is a fantastic recipe and has all the good things that you like plus some tips on perfecting your chip to topping ratio (which we all know is quite important!)
Did you know there are other uses for strawberries other than for eating by the punnet?! Henry Happened has four - Whitening Strawberry Teeth Scrub, Zit-Zapping Strawberry Face Peel, Brightening Almond & Strawberry Scrub and Moisturizing Strawberry Honey Face Mask. the pictured strawberry recipe is the zit-zapping strawberry face peel, which mixes aspirin, straberries and lemon juice to create a peel. According to HH, 'the aspirin contains salicylic acid, a beta-hydroxy acid which acts as a chemical peel to reduce acne and lesions. The vitamin C and AHAs in lemons and strawberries exfoliate and reduce the appearance of age spots'. Sounds good to me! In fact, I’ve got a punnet of strawberries in my fridge all ready to make this!
I know a lot of people who hate drinking water and I get it - it’s not super exciting. But it’s so good for you that thinking of ways to make it more interesting is always a good idea. Brit + Co has 3 - Tea Infused Sparkling Water, Apple Infused Water and Cucumber Dill Water. The first two sound incredible to me - it may take me a bit to get into cucumber dill water (though I’ve heard it’s very refreshing!).
Although healthy cookie dough dip seems like an oxymoron, this cookie dough dip has chickpeas as part of it’s base! Strange but I’ve been guaranteed you can’t taste them (tell people after they’ve eaten it and blow their mind).
Sick of the sandwich for lunch? Here are 45, that’s right, 45 recipes to perk up your lunch box (and not just for kids!). There’s lots of delicious options here, including some sweet treats for those of us who need dessert with their lunch too!
For those of us who love cocktails but want to give the alcohol a miss, these mocktails are to die for - unless someone told me that these were alcohol free I wouldn’t know it! We’ve got a Cranberry Cutie, a Kiwi Lime Mojito (yum!) and a Baby Bellini - perfect brunch drinks!
What can I say,… I love cinnamon rolls! So this recipe is right up my alley - can’t you just smell the cinnamon apple goodness through the screen!? If you’re lucky enough to have a bread maker, I suggest you try making your dough that way, it will cut out a lot of time. I plan on making these this weekend, yum!
For those hot Summer nights when you’re hanging around the pool with your friends, there’s nothing more perfect than an ice cream. Even better is an ice cream with rum in it. Oh yeah. Of course you can make these without the alcohol if you’re not a fan or want to make these for your family!
I know what you might be thinking - why would I make pickles when I can just buy them from the store?! Well for one, you will know exactly what is going in these ones - no preservatives in these! Secondly, how cool is it to say to someone ‘would you like a homemade pickle? I made them. From scratch. In my home. Pickles’. Yes, they might start calling you ‘pickle girl’ and avoid you at parties, but I think it’s worth it. Plus (here’s my catchphrase!) they would make awesome gifts, especially for new home owners!
Print out this pretty little equivalent chart and keep it in your kitchen for those times you are stuck trying to work out how many teaspoons are in a tablespoon when you can’t find that one spoon… which seems to happen to me a lot!
I know some people might think flowers in ice cubes is a little frivolous, but they’re so pretty that maybe it’s worth it! Perfect to pretty up Summer drinks (just make sure the flowers are edible - you don’t want to add flowers that might have been sprayed with insecticide to your drinks!)
In S.A. we call these Dagwood Dogs. I have no idea why. But you can get them at the Royal Adelaide Show dipped in tomato sauce (ketchup) and they are just the freakin’ best thing. Fair food is the best. Well, actually, it’s the worst for you, but it tastes so good! Wouldn’t these be a great finger food for a party? Oh man I want a Dagwood Dog so badly. When is the show again!?
As someone who doesn’t really love eating breakfast in the morning (even though it’s the most important meal of the day, I know, I know!) smoothies are a god send. You can mix in whatever you have in the fridge and even take it in the car with you if you’re running late…because you overslept again!
I’ll admit, I rarely cook mainly because cooking for one can feel like too much hassle sometimes. But I do still love to bake and quite a few of these tips are great - and straight from the mouths of some truly brilliant chefs! Some are pretty obvious (If you’re cooking for someone important — whether it’s your boss or a date — never try a new recipe and a new ingredient at the same time) there are some great ones that will hopefully help you out! My favourite is this one: After working with garlic, rub your hands vigorously on your stainless steel sink for 30 seconds before washing them. It will remove the odor. I wonder if this also works for onions because I can never get the smell off of my hands!
Daisy Lollipops | Funkytime
When I was younger my sister and our next door neighbours would pick fetch from the side of the road to eat. Fetch was like a wild pea - it tasted terrible but we loved eating something ‘strange’ that you wouldn’t normally eat! These daisy lollipops make me think of that time. I never knew you could eat daisies! Funkytime also recommends using lavender, pansies or chamomile. Just make sure that what you’re adding to your pops is edible and not sprayed with pesticides (which is the reason why we stopped eating fetch!).