Beverage

Citrus Mint Sparkling Water Recipe

Citrus Mint Sparkling Water Recipe

This Citrus Mint Sparkling Water recipe is a healthy compromise when soda cravings occur. It has fizzy bubbles and an intensely crisp flavor without all of the added sugar.

Citrus Mint Sparkling Water Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1 cup unflavored sparkling water
  • 5-8 mint leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger root
  • 1/4 lemon
  • 1/4 cup grapefruit juice
  • 3-5 ice cubes

Citrus Mint Sparkling Water Recipe Directions:

Muddle the mint leaves.

Finely grate the ginger root.

Squeeze the lemon.

Add in the unflavored sparkling water, grapefruit juice, and ice cubes and stir.

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Cooking, Soup

Basic Soup Base Recipe

Basic Soup Base Recipe

The amount of different soup flavors are endless; however I use the same soup base recipe for most of my non-cream soups. I start with my base and then add different ingredients, depending on the type of soup that I am making. It is a simple combination of ingredients, but produces a flavorful soup base to build upon.

Basic Soup Base Recipe Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 5 celery sticks
  • 4 medium carrots
  • 1 white onion

Basic Soup Base Recipe Instructions:

Mince the garlic and chop the celery, carrots, and onion. Add the vegetables to the soup pot with olive oil and fry on medium heat for 10 minutes, stirring every minute. This will help draw out the flavors from the vegetables, which will later infuse into the soup.

Suggested Soup Ideas:

  • Chicken Noodle Soup
  • Lentil Soup
  • Mexican Chicken Soup
  • Vegetable Potato Soup
  • Ham Soup

For a scratch chicken soup broth recipe, click here.

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Flourless Bacon and Egg Muffin Recipe

Flourless Bacon and Egg Muffin Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 small orange pepper
  • 1/2 white onion
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 6 thin slices of back bacon
  • 5 extra-large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions:

Add diced orange pepper, diced onion, minced garlic, and olive oil to a frying pan. Cook for 7 minutes, or until onions start to become translucent. Set aside.

Orange pepper, onion, garlic, and olive oil

Orange pepper, onion, garlic, and olive oil

Thinly slice six pieces of back bacon. Take a large, greased muffin tin and press one slice of bacon into each cup.

Flourless Bacon and Egg Muffin Recipe

Line with back bacon slices

Scoop the vegetable mixture into the bacon cups.

Flourless bacon and egg muffin recipe: Add peppers and onion

Vegetable mixture in bacon cups

Lightly blend together the eggs, black pepper, salt, and garlic powder. Pour the egg mixture into the cups and sprinkle the cheddar cheese on top.

Flourless Bacon and Egg Muffin Recipe: Egg mixture

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes.

 

 

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Chicken Soup Broth: How to Make from Scratch

Chicken soup bone broth recipe

Making soup broth from scratch is an essential kitchen skill. Although it is time-consuming and hard to fit in with your busy schedule, the pay off is worth while. The nutritional quality of homemade bone broth surpasses any store-bought soup broth. The flavor is distinct and pure, which evokes a sense of well-being. From a functional point of view, it is a versatile ingredient, which can be used in many other recipes, such as stir-fries, rice, and potato dishes.

Ingredients:

  • 3 chicken frames (chicken neck and back)
  • 10 cups of water
  • 1 carrot
  • 1-2 celery sticks
  • 1/2 white onion
  • 1 lemon wedge
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns
  • 7 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary
  • 3 sprigs lavender herb (or your other favorite herb for flavoring)

Directions:

Place chicken frames into a large pot with 10 cups of water and bring to a boil. Scoop out the white foam that floats up to the surface.

Chicken necks and backs

Chicken necks and backs

Add in carrot, celery, white onion, lemon wedge, garlic, black peppercorns, bay leaves, rosemary, and lavender sprigs. Turn heat down to low and partially cover with lid.

Add vegetables, herbs, and spices

Add vegetables, herbs, and spices

Simmer for 2-4 hours, occasionally stirring the broth. A longer simmer time means more nutritional content is infused into the broth.

Let the broth cool down and run through a strainer to remove any chunks and pieces.

In a different bowl, separate the meat from the bones. This meat can be incorporated back into the soup if desired.

 

 

 

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daily challenge

Daily Challenge: Rust From Every Angle

Each angle provides another lens to view the world.

Rusty wall

One angle represents one perspective of reality.

Rusty wall down

A perspective is essentially a perception which inevitably becomes a reality.

Rusty wall straight

The ability to view the world from multiple perspectives allows people to create, problem solve, and understand the world without allowing themselves to fall into a close-minded trap.

 

From Every Angle

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