Making ice cream at home can be a challenging feat, but not with these easy instructions! Next time you’re in the mood for a sweet treat, try one of these Ben & Jerry’s copycat recipes. No machine is required and you can make a delicious treat that won’t break the bank (because you know Ben & Jerry’s costs too much anyway). I can practically taste the frozen goodness already.
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Cauliflower isn’t just some boring vegetable anymore! Cauliflower is an incredibly versatile veggie that can be used to make everything from pizza to chili to sloppy joes. It works perfectly as a paleo-friendly, vegan or low-calorie alternative for some of your favorites, like mashed potatoes and mac and cheese. The possibilities are truly endless! Check out these amazing recipes and make cauliflower your new favorite veggie:
Make Parmesan roasted cauliflower for a delicious twist on classic roasted cauliflower.
Loaded cauliflower 'mash' bake. It's like a baked potato, but better.
Spanish cauliflower rice. Simple idea, delicious results.
Buffalo cauliflower Sloppy Joes. Because there’s nothing better than Buffalo sauce.
Mashed cauliflower. It’s a great substitute for mashed potatoes.
General Tso’s cauliflower. Make this next time you’re craving Chinese food.
BBQ Cauliflower & chickpea tacos with creamy lime slaw. Mmmmmm, tacos.
Cauliflower fried rice will make an amazing side for the General Tso’s cauliflower you’re about to make.
Sriracha buffalo cauliflower bites. If there’s anything better than Buffalo sauce, it’s Buffalo sauce mixed with Sriracha.
Cheesy cauliflower casserole. Oh, cheese, what would we do without you?
Bang bang cauliflower. Crispy, spicy and healthy!
Roasted cauliflower white cheddar soup. Great for those inevitable chilly days during spring.
Pepperoni pizza cauliflower Literally, what could be better than a low-carb pizza? Nothing, that’s what.
Cauliflower tater tots. A great twist on a lunchtime favorite.
Crock pot cauliflower chicken chili. Make your chili healthier than ever.
Once you make roasted garlic alfredo sauce, you can use it for almost anything.
Chickpea curry with cauliflower might be the healthiest curry around.
Creamy spiced cauliflower soup. It’s kind of like cauliflower curry, but in soup form.
Cauliflower crust grilled cheese. No bread? No problem. Use cauliflower instead!
Crockpot cauliflower and cheese. You can’t talk me out of making this healthy version of mac and cheese.
Cheesy cauliflower breadsticks are a total foodgasm.
There are so many tasty recipes out there! Check out Pinterest for more cauliflower and tons of other amazing healthy food ideas.
Do you have a favorite way to cook cauliflower? Share with us in the comments!
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Curry chicken is practically a West Indian staple. We eat it over rice, with roti or next to macaroni pie. If you've never had it before, it's a dish that you need to try. It's very easy to make, and most importantly it's delicious. Also, depending on what substitutes you make to the recipe, it can be vegan-, vegetarian- and pescatarian-friendly. Some popular alternatives are goat, chickpeas, sweet potatoes and shrimp.
Here's what you need for your visit to West Indian heaven:
1 whole chicken, cut-up
4 white potatoes, diced
12 tablespoons of curry powder
4 tablespoons Maggi
4 tablespoons olive oil or vegetable oil
2 cups water
1 whole onion, chopped or diced to suit
3 stalks scallions, chopped
8 cloves garlic, chopped
Thyme to taste
Lemon juice (enough to marinate the chicken)
Optional: Pepper sauce
Note: water can be substituted for coconut milk or cream of coconut for a thicker, creamier curry.
Clean and cut up the chicken.
Marinate chicken in lemon juice for 30 mins to 1 hour. *If you substitute shrimp, do not marinate for more than 10 minutes.
Combine all of the ingredients with the chicken (with the exception of the oil, curry and garlic).
Heat oil over medium heat. When oil becomes hot, add garlic.
After garlic has slightly burned, turn the pan down to low. Allow the oil to cool for a few minutes and add 12 tablespoons of curry. *If you do not let the oil cool the curry will burn.
When the curry begins to bubble, add chicken and potatoes. Stir until chicken and potatoes are covered in curry.
Allow ingredients to cook for five minutes then and add water (or water substitute).
Cover over pot or skillet and allow curry to cook for 30-45 minutes or until meat is cooked.
Note: skip steps 1 and 2 if you use chickpeas, sweet potatoes or any other vegetables.
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Winter's coming to a close and spring is a mere two weeks away. It's time to really buckle down to get that summer body whipped into shape. But if you're like me, you'd rather not and say you did. Again, if you're like me, you eat salads simply because you enjoy them and there are endless crisp and crunchy combinations that make salads your favorite recipes to try. Whatever the reason, this pecan, apple and blue cheese salad with dried cherries is the perfect way to savor the season before spring rolls around. It's also an effortless way to segue into your spring detox regimen and lay off the comfort foods you've been indulging in all winter long.
What you'll need:
Spring mix salad greens
Fiji apples sliced thin
Blue or feta cheese
For the dressing:
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
Salt and pepper, to taste
1. Add greens, apple slices, pecans, dried cherries and blue cheese into a salad bowl or, if it's a salad for one, on a small salad plate.
In a small jar, mix Dijon, maple syrup, vinegar, olive oil and salt and pepper. Put the lid on the jar and shake well to mix.
2. Pour a little salad dressing over the top of the salad and toss to combine. Taste salad and add more salad dressing to taste.
This delicious recipe literally takes 10 minutes or less. Enjoy!
Note: If you're not a fan of blue cheese, try pomegranates for a sweet and crunchy alternative.
What's your favorite healthy recipe to transition into spring? Let us know in the comments below!
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Make sweet potato and caramelized onion toast for any occasion. Your friends and family will thank you. This cold-weather appetizer is easy-to-make, healthy, and delicious. Enjoy it before the cold weather is all gone! According to Sweet Potato Soul, this recipe is her first ambassador for the North Carolina Sweet Potato Commission. Check out the video above, and bon appétit!
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In case you missed it, Beyoncé dropped a song that has the world chattering. In the "Formation," themes of political injustice, unapologetic blackness and police brutality saturate the video in the best way possible. If you didn't know her stance before, it's blatant in this production.
When he f*ck me good I take his a** to Red Lobster, cause I slay.
Say what now?
Bey proclaimed her love for her man and Red Lobster like a boss. Now we ALL know a Red Lobster meal is not a meal without Cheddar BAE Biscuits, but if you aren't into sitting down with hot sauce in your bag chomping on an admiral feast, here are 11 copycat Red Lobster recipes.
Strawberry Pineapple Mojitos
Recipe at Belle of the Kitchen
Cheddar Bay Biscuits
Recipe at Damn Delicious
Recipe at Copykat
Recipe at Food.com
Bacon Wrapped Scallops
Recipe at Rasamalaysia.com
Treat Your Sweetie To Endless Shrimp!
Garlic Shrimp Scampi
Recipe at Christina Scucina
Shrimp Linguini Alfredo
Recipe at Life as a Strawberry
Teriyaki Grilled Shrimp
Recipe at Le Creme de la Crumb
Parrot Bay Coconut Shrimp
Recipe at The Mommy Blogger's Kitchen
Crab and Bacon Stuffed Lobster Tails
Recipe at Cooking Divine
Chocolate Molten Lava Cake
Recipe at Chefintraining.com
Because you're making all of this yourself, add extra fanciness to it (such as steamed broccoli with Truffle oil drizzled on top) and flourish!
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With Valentine's day right around the corner, we're gearing up to be accosted by tons of shiny red heart balloons, filtered Instagram photos showcasing gifts received and the occasional rehearsed snaps about how amazing love is. I'm in a relationship and a self-proclaimed obsessor of love, yet nothing, nothing will prepare me for the sickeningly sweet Target Valentine's Day aisle teddy-bear-toting displays of affection to come. This week I will be sharing fun recipes, DIY crafts, date ideas and the occasional love letter in hopes of inspiring your inner DIY Valentine. First up are cocktails HUNNY! These Valentine's-Day-inspired drinks can be made for you and that special someone, your friends or just to you for no other reason than having a cocktail!
Boozy Berry Lemonade
3-4 cups vodka
1 carton strawberries, halved
Toss halved strawberries in a container with a lid, cover with vodka and refrigerate. Let the strawberries and vodka sit for at least four days but a full week will have you too lit to quit!
To serve, strain mixture and pour strawberry infused vodka over ice. Top off with lemonade. Trader Joe's mango lemonade is so clutch for this recipe, but feel free to purchase or make your own lemonade. Toss in a few of the boozy berries and garnish with a whole strawberry.
Be careful, this one will sneak up on you!
Side note: This recipe could also be altered for other berries too. Not a fan of strawberries? I'm thinking a Blueberry and lavender lemonade situation.
Before we get into this next one, I want to say that I was pleasantly surprised by how smooth this drink was. If you don't like coffee, this may not be your thing but for those of us hooked up to a caffeine IV, we couldn't ask for more.
Coffee Kahlua Vodka Martini
2 ounces Kahlua
1 ounce coffee, room temperature
1 ounce vodka
Line the rim of a chilled martini glass with honey and then dip in the crumbled Oreos. (I just want y'all to know how hard it was taking this picture without eating the whole cookie-crumble garnish. The struggle was real. I barely survived.)
Toss ingredients over ice in martini shaker and shake vigorously until frothy (the frothiness disappears pretty quick so take that into account.)
Pour into chilled martini glass and devour immediately.
I could tell from the first sips of each of these drinks that after drinking them I would be walking through life like:
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While I've been working on eating healthy and getting back in shape, I've seen quite a few people making Teriyaki or Sesame cauliflower. Although cauliflower wasn't really on my radar much outside of trying them buffalo style, I figured I would give it a shot. It would give me something new to try and it wasn't expensive to make at all.
Here's what you need:
1 box of tempura batter
3/4 cups water
Fresh cauliflower, sliced (you can use the florets that come in a bag, they work just as well)
Ginger (you can use the ground variety but I prefer it freshly diced or minced)
A pinch of white pepper
Sesame oil, peanut oil or vegetable oil
Sesame seeds (I had black ones in the cabinet and used them anyway)
I did use a Panda Express orange chicken sauce that you can buy at the grocery store. It's easy to find and I didn't want to have leftover sauce that I might not be able to store for longer than a few days. If you want to make your own sauce that's similar to it, I recommend the recipe for it by Dinner then Dessert.
Ingredients for orange sauce:
1½ tbsp ginger root
minced 2 tsp garlic
minced ½ tsp hot red chili pepper
4 crushed green onions, chopped from tip to tail (not including root)
2 tbsp Shaoxing rice wine
¼ cup water
1 tsp sesame oil
3 tbsp soy sauce
3 tbsp water
10 tbsp sugar ( you can cut the sugar in half based on your taste preference)
10 tbsp white vinegar
zest of 2 oranges
Here's what you need to do:
I eyeball the seasonings in the batter, but you can adjust them to your preference. Combine the garlic, ginger, salt and pepper to the tempura batter. Pour water in slowly and stir until it's nice consistency. Not too thick and not too watery. Lightly pour some oil into a frying pan, turn on your stove and while the oil is getting hot, toss your cauliflower into the batter and coat it evenly. I tend to do a double coat, but I like mine with some extra body to it. Place one piece of cauliflower in the oil to test if it's hot enough (it should be). Start to place the rest of your cauliflower in the oil and let it fry until it's golden and crispy. When all of the cauliflower is fried, place it on a few paper towels to soak up excess oil. Place it in a bowl, pour in your sauce and toss the cauliflower until evenly coated. Place on a plate and sprinkle sesame seeds and you're done. Enjoy!
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I love cooking. However, any opportunity to maximize on flavor and minimize effort is greatly appreciated. In the same amount of time as an episode of Real Housewives of Atlanta, you too could have a low-maintenance, high-flavored dinner! When I don't have a lot of time, I like to make patties. You can eat them as burgers now, then have the leftovers with some roasted veggies or a salad later on. The combinations are endless. Whenever my boyfriend and I make these, I use ground turkey, while he opts for beef. You could also substitute the meat with a portobello mushroom seasoned to your liking if you want a vegan or vegetarian optio. They take no time to create and are extremely delicious.
1-2 lbs meat, ground
1 jalapeno, minced (optional but that extra kick is dee-lish)
4 cloves garlic, minced
grilled meat seasoning
2 tbsps fresh oregano, chopped
1-2 tbsps bread crumbs
Cheese (I love gruyère)
1/2 large red onion, diced
Salt and pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients and work into meat evenly (no ingredient pockets). I grate a few pieces of gruyere directly into the meat for delicious cheesy bites. The egg will help keep everything together so that you can form the patties. Set aside.
Turn your grill to medium heat and spray generously with cooking spray. Try coconut oil cooking spray for a subtle coconut flavor. Place patties a few inches apart and grill for about 15-20 minutes. If the internal temperature meets 165 degrees Fahrenheit, it's done. I generally cook my patties a little past 165 degrees.
Toast buns, assemble and devour.
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It's no secret that I'm obsessed with my slow cooker. And one thing I enjoy just as much are some good chicken tacos, although they're difficult to find. This recipe from Two Healthy Kitchens has been a lifesaver, and, unlike many recipes, this one only includes only three ingredients and three super easy steps. It's so simple, you can use the same ingredients to try slow cooker chicken taquitos or enchiladas.
First thing's first, here's the recipe for some tasty slow cooker chicken tacos:
What you'll need:
Serving size: 6
1 1/2 pounds chicken breasts
1 jar salsa
1 pack taco seasoning
Estimated cooking time: 4 hours
1. Add all of the ingredients to your crockpot and turn it on high. Let the food cook for about three hours or until the meat is really tender.
2. Remove the chicken from the pot and place it on a plate.
3. Take your two forks and shred the chicken breasts to your liking.
4. Add the chicken back to the sauce and let it cook for about ten minutes.
5. When the chicken is finally done, grab your tortillas and toppings to build your taco to perfection. There you have it, some delicious chicken tacos!
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This recipe from Sweet Potato Soul details just how to whip up some delicious and easy-to-make pesto. You'll learn about dandelion pumpkin seed pesto and a basil walnut version. It's an incredibly versatile food and this video won't only show you how to make it but also how to use it....
Yay, green juice! Said no one ever. What if we call it gorgeous green juice? That makes it a lot better, trust me. So what makes this green juice "gorgeous?" The vitamins that are in it have benefits for your hair, skin, nails and body! I also felt energetic after drinking it, which made a complete difference in my workout. Try it with this simple recipe below.
What you need
2 handfuls of spinach
2 stalks of celery
1 Granny Smith apple
What to do
Juice the veggies first, then the apple. Apples add natural sugar but if you do one-half of the apple at a time, you might realize you don't even need the entire thing! I used a low-speed juicer, similar to the Omega J8006 Nutrition Center, to preserve as many nutrients as possible. Want to learn more about this juicer? Read here.
What's it in for you?
Spinach is low in fat and even lower in cholesterol, it's also high in niacin and zinc, as well as protein, fiber, vitamins A, C, E and K and thiamin. Vitamin A is necessary for the growth of all bodily tissues, including skin, nails and hair.
Green Apples are rich in Vitamins A, B and C, so apart from protecting the skin from harmful effects of free radicals; they also help to maintain glowing skin from the inside out.
Celery is very rich in vitamin K and also contains folate, vitamin A, potassium and vitamin C. Despite being mainly water, celery also provides a fair amount of dietary fiber. It aids in digestion and reduces inflammation.
Cucumbers are an excellent source of the pantothenic acid, copper, potassium, manganese, vitamin C, phosphorus, magnesium, biotin and vitamin B1. They improve your memory and help maintain weight and reduce stress.
A juice recipe that energizes and keeps me pretty? Sign me up!
What are some of your favorite juice recipes? Let us know in the comments...