Cranberry Orange Yogurt Bread

Cranberry Orange Yogurt Bread

Cranberry Orange Yogurt Bread

We’ve found a new favorite quick bread recipe. I’ve made this cranberry orange yogurt bread couple of times now and really cannot get enough. It’s perfect for breakfast, afternoon snack and even dessert. Continue reading

Orange Pear Popsicle

Orange-Pear Popsicle

As the rest of you entering autumn, we are experiencing heat waves. I wanted to create something that combines taste of fall that was soothing in the heat. I used orange and pears for this recipe and spiced it with a little bit of cinnamon and dried ginger. I added just a touch of maple syrup to sweeten the popsicles and some cranberries at the end. Enjoy these delicious popsicles to celebrate the season! Continue reading

Peach Cake with Raspberry Orange Sauce

Peach Cake with Raspberry Orange Sauce

Thank God it’s Friday… I am so ready for a weekend but wanted to share this delicious dessert with you before I log off. Hope you having a great summer and enjoying it with an abundance of fresh produce. Peaches have been looking awesome over the last couple of weeks, and I wanted to take advantage with a peachy dessert. I love the combination of fresh peaches, orange and vanilla in this dessert. The raspberry orange sauce is a must! It compliments the cake perfectly and brings it to a next level. Enjoy and have a nice weekend! Continue reading

Miracle Drink

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Let’s talk juice… I typically like to keep my juice fruity to make it more enjoyable but lately I was looking for more ideas to incorporate veggies into my fruity juices. About a month ago I came across the “Superfood Juices” book by Julie Morris which inspired this recipe. This drink is loaded with all kind of goodness. Beets and oranges offer rich amounts of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Drinking beet juice helps lower blood pressure, and even enhance athletic performance. Buckthorn is consider to be a beauty berries. Tart and slightly sweet, reminds the taste of lemon and honey. These orange berries have high concentration of vitamins A and C, and omega 7 essential fatty acids, which promote skin health. I added a small amount of cashew nuts to create milkier juice and also balance flavors. So to sum it up, this “miracle” drink promotes immune system strength, energy, detoxification, skin clarity and prevents the signs of aging, and it turned out seriously delicious! I am bringing this healthy and refreshing drink to Fiesta Friday hosted by Angie. As always, make sure to check out this week recipes! Happy Friday!

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Orange Peach Granita

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Happy Tuesday! Today I have a refreshing Orange Peach Granita for you! A granita is an Italian dessert usually made from ice, sweeteners and various flavorings. It is similar to a sorbet expect it is made by hand and is not churned, so the ice crystals are slightly larger. When I was doing my grocery shopping last Saturday, I saw these beautiful white peaches and immediately thought that they will be perfect for granita. I started with a sweet ripe peaches, than I added oranges for a vibrant look, and a touch of lime juice to perk up the flavors, lightly sweetened with agave nectar and flavored with vanilla. Then I added a little bit of walnuts for texture and a dash of nutmeg for a nutty, slightly sweet flavor. Perfect summertime treat! Light, refreshing, and super easy to make! Continue reading

Beef Carnitas with Lime Cauliflower Rice, Roasted Garlic and Pineapple Orange Salsa

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Carnitas, literally “little meats,” is a dish where meat has first been braised or roasted until tender, and then pan-fried or sautéed until browning occurs in Mexican Cuisine. It’s normally made from pork but I thought I would try to use beef instead for this recipe. The beef comes out of the slow cooker or pressure cooker bursting with flavor and extra tender. These carnitas are so versatile and you can serve them in tacos, over the lettuce as a salad or in my case with lime cauliflower rice, roasted garlic and cilantro. I used a pressure cooker and added smoked flavor by using natural liquid smoke. I added chili garlic sauce for a bit of heat. The meat just falls apart and I loved the smoked flavor. The cauliflower rice is a healthy, no-carb alternative to your regular rice and it’s really delicious. I added roasted garlic, lime juice, lime zest and fresh cilantro to bring up the flavors in the cauliflower rice. I finished this dish with pineapple orange salsa, which were a perfect addition to this meal. Zesty, sweet, tangy and a little spicy. Continue reading

Orange Glazed Shrimp

 

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We have two orange trees in our back yard and I am always looking for recipes where I can use oranges. I had some fresh squeezed orange juice in the fridge, so I decided to start with an orange juice reduction sauce. I added a touch of brown sugar, soy sauce and a fresh grated ginger to bring up the flavors. I used red jalapeño pepper to add a bit of heat and finished the shrimp off with scallions and fresh cilantro. Super easy recipe and takes less than 30 minutes to make.  Enjoy!

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