Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Spicy Taco Seasoning

I love making tacos, but I never buy taco seasoning.  I have everything I need, so I make my own.   I usually make it with sausage, so I don't put much salt in this.  Feel free to add to it if you need. 
Here is my recipe. 

Spicy Taco Seasoning 

2 Tb Cayanne Powder
2 Tb Cumin Powder
1 tsp Paprika
1 tsp Black Pepper
1 tsp Onion Powder
1 tsp Garlic Powder
1/2 tsp Sea Salt
1/4 tsp Dried Oregano

Mix all ingredients in a coffee grinder and mix together.  

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Thai Mango Sticky Rice

While eating at my favorite Thai restaurant my husband ordered some Mango Sticky Rice.  I am not a mango fan.  Personally, I think mango is pretty gross.  However, I have found myself wantin nothing but bowls of this stuff.  So, I want to share the recipe. 

Thai Mango Sticky Rice

1 1/2 cups short grain rice (sushi rice works)
2 cups coconut milk or water

1 1/2 cups coconut milk
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1-2 tsp tapioca starch (aka tapioca flour)

1 cup coconut milk
2 Tbsp sugar
1 tsp tapioca starch

2-3 mangos; pealed and sliced. 

Rinse and drain uncooked short grain rice until liquid is clear.  Drain well. 
Combine 2c coconut milk or water and rice.  Bring to boil.  Cover and simmer 15 min.  Remove from heat and let sit 5 min. 

While rice is cooking, combine 1 1/2 c coconut milk, sugar, salt, and tapioca starch.  Stir constantly.  Bring to boil over Med heat.  Boil 1 min.  Remove from heat.  Combine with cooked rice. 

Set aside until cooled.  About 30 min to 1  hour.  

Combine 1c coconut milk, sugar, salt, and tapioca flour. Bring to boil over Med heat.  Boil I min.  Combine with rice.  

Serve with mango slices on top. 

Serves 8

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Homemade Almond Milk - So Easy!

Do you like to drink almond milk?  Have you ever wondered how had it is to just make it yourself?  Come to find out, it's so very easy!

For 2 cups of almond milk you need: 

1 cup almonds
2 cups water
Nut Milk Bag or Cheese Cloth

First, put your almonds and water in the blender. 

Turn it on to the highest setting and blend until almonds are blended up into little bits. 

Get your nut milk bag ready. 

Pour the mixture through the bag into a container. 

Strain it through and squeeze the excess milk out. 

Pour the milk into a jar or container and store in the refrigerator.  

I then put out the nuts that was strained, lay them to dry, and use them for cooking.