Category Archives: Snacks

Strawberry Green Smoothie

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A delicious and healthy strawberry smoothie with spinach! Yield: 2 servings Ingredients:  1 cup milk1 large handful of fresh spinach leaves (about 3oz.)1 tablespoon sugar or xylitol (optional)*1 small banana (optional)**6-8 frozen strawberriesWhipped cream, for serving (optional) Instructions:  1. Whirl milk, spinach, and sweetener in blender on high until foamy and… Read more »

Spiced Chai Tea

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A spicy fragrant homemade chai tea Yield:  4 servings Ingredients:  1-2 cinnamon sticks (3-4 inches long), broken1 teaspoon whole cloves, crushed1/2-1 teaspoon cardamom seeds, crushed (or 2 teaspoons green cardamom pods, crushed)8-10 whole allspice berries, crushed1/2 teaspoon black peppercorns, crushed1/2-1 teaspoon ground ginger*4 cups water1 tablespoon loose leaf black tea1/4… Read more »

Homemade Sparkling Grape Juice (or other flavors)

A quick, easy, and frugal sparkling grape juice (or whatever flavor you wish), made from 100% juice concentrate and club soda! Yield:  60 ounces Ingredients:  2 liters club soda (carbonated water), chilled12 ounces frozen grape juice concentrate (or other fruit juice concentrate) Instructions:  1. Pour frozen juice concentrate into a… Read more »

Chai Tea Latte (like Starbucks)

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A spicy, sweet, and creamy chai tea latte you can make at home that tastes almost exactly like Starbucks chai tea lattes! Yield:  12 ounces Ingredients:  10 ounces boiling water2 teabags of Celestial Seasonings India Spice Chai tea1 tablespoon “Sugar in the Raw” or organic sugar*3 tablespoons real whipped cream**… Read more »

Orange Julius

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A creamy orange smoothie with milk and a hint of vanilla Yield:  2 servings Ingredients:  3 ounces frozen orange juice concentrate1/2 cup milk*1/2 cup water2 tablespoons sugar1 teaspoon vanilla extract1/2 banana, optional6 regular-sized ice cubes (or until desired consistency) Instructions:  1. Blend together orange juice concentrate, milk, water, sugar, vanilla,… Read more »

Seasoned Baked Potato Wedges

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Potato wedges tossed with seasonings and oil and baked Yield:  4-6 servings Ingredients:  6-8 medium potatoes2 tablespoons oil1 teaspoon garlic salt1 teaspoon garlic powder2 teaspoons onion powder2 teaspoons chili powder Optional ingredients: cayenne pepperchivesdried parsleygrated Parmesan cheese Instructions:  1. Scrub potatoes and rinse under cold water. Pat dry. 2. Cut… Read more »

Chocolate Vanilla Swirl Cheesecake

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A thick swirled cheesecake with rich chocolate and creamy vanilla Yield:  16 servings Ingredients:  Crust Ingredients: 1 cup chocolate graham cracker crumbs4 tablespoons butter2 tablespoons sugar Cheesecake Ingredients: 6 ounces semisweet (53% or 62%) chocolate, coarsely chopped (or chips)24 ounces cream cheese, softened3/4 cup sugar1 tablespoon cornstarch4 eggs, at room… Read more »