Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Orange Cranberry Sauce - Recipe

Hi everyone!!!

I can't believe it's already time for Thanksgiving! It's one of my favorite times of the year because there's just so much good food - and that's heaven for a foodie like me!!!! 

I was making some Orange Cranberry Sauce in preparation for tomorrow and thought it would be a nice and super easy recipe to share with you all!

1 Bag of Cranberries - the bag I got was 2lbs. 
1 Cup of Water
1 Cup of Orange Juice
2 Cups of Brown Sugar (can be substituted with white sugar)
6-8 Peeled Mandarin Oranges or Clementines (can be substituted with canned oranges) (NOTE: If you just want some cranberry sauce, exclude the oranges and you're set!!!) 

First, wash your cranberries!

Then, dump the cranberries, water, and 1 cup of Brown Sugar (I'm not putting in all of the sugar at once so I can taste it along the way, and if necessary add more) into a large sauce pot. 

Let it boil for 5-10 minutes until the cranberries start popping.

Then, add the cup of Orange Juice and continue to stir. Taste the sauce again and see if it needs more sugar. 

While it continues to boil (reduce the heat), peel the oranges or, if you don't feel like it, you can use canned oranges instead. If you're peeling, remember to stir the sauce mid way so it doesn't get stuck to the bottom of the pot as much. 
When you're done peeling, turn the heat off and let the sauce set for about a minute or two. Then, add the oranges and fold the oranges in. 

Voila! You're done! It's a really simple recipe that has a wonderful result to it! Hope you enjoy and I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Happy Eatings everyone!!!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Refreshing Shrimp Salad Recipe

My mom and I made this dish for the first time a few weeks ago when we had guests over - made this again a few times since then!!! It's SO REFRESHING and just SUPER DELISH! This is a super simple recipe that produces a sweet and savory dish perfect for the summer! It's really delicious so I hope you guys enjoy it as much as my mom and I do!! :)

What you'll need: 


2 cups of Shrimp, cleaned, peeled, and boiled
1 Avocado, chopped
1 Mango, peeled, chopped
1 Grapefruit, peeled, chopped
1/4 cup Mint, minced
1/4 cup Cilantro, minced
Sauce: (I didn't use the measuring cup before when I made this so these are all estimates)
1/2 cup Orange Juice
1/3 cup Balsamic Vinagrette Dressing
1 tablespoon Sesame Oil
1/2 tablespoon Honey

Put all of the salad ingredients into a bowl - except for the avocado. Mix the ingredients.
Mix the salad dressing ingredients in a bowl, and then pour the dressing over the salad. Then, add the avocado and mix one more time.

Bam. You're done. Pretty simple, right? Hope you all enjoy!! :)


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