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Latin Inspired Pork Rub Recipe.

Here is a recipe I came up with just yesterday for grilling. We used a boneless Boston Butt and we used some apple-wood chips but you can just use what ever you wish or have on hand. We smoked ours for about 3 hrs roughly and it was well cooked, juicy but with a lovely bark on it. I hope you like it! :)

Recipe for the rub:

2 tbsp of Paprika
1 tbsp of Salt
2 tsp Parsley (dried & fine)
1 tsp Garlic Powder
1/2 tsp Ground Pepper
1/2 tsp Cumin
1/2 tsp Celery Salt
1/2 tsp Mustard Powder (I Used Colmans)
1/2 tsp Crushed Red Pepper
Juice from 1 Lime
Handful of Cilantro Chopped
Olive Oil (I used about 2 tbsp)

Just Mix the ingredients together and rub on the meat. Let it sit for at least 30 mins and cook!


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Recipe: Super Tasty White Choc Chip Cookies

HI! Sorry I have not posted much in a while, My camera broke and I finally bought one (it's going back, I am not happy with it) but I managed to take some test pictures of some cookies I made so I figured I'd post this.

If you love soft chunky cookies that are moist, this is the recipe for you. :-) I make these every week, with different variations. If you like this I can post more in the future, so please let me know.


Ingredients

    1 cup Butter (Room temp or cut in pieces and Microwave for 20-30 secs)
    1/2 cup Brown Sugar
    1/2 cup Sugar
    3.4 oz pkg instant Chocolate pudding mix
    2 eggs (at room temp)
    1 tbsp Cocoa Powder
    1 1/2 tsp Vanilla Essence or Extract
    2 1/4 cup Flour
    1 tsp Baking soda
    1/2 tsp Baking powder
    2 Cups of White Choc Chips (I use Ghirardelli)

Instructions

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

    Cream together butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Stir in the dry pudding mix and vanilla essence.

    Beat in one egg at a time.

    In a se…

Creamy Rawrsicles! Blueberry, Spinach & Protein Popsicle Recipe

I would like to apologize for no posts, My camera is broken and I can't take any decent pictures at the moment until i buy a new one, which might be a while. Here is a recipe for a Popsicle I made for my daughter, she loves these and has already eaten half the batch.

The recipe takes a few minutes and you can make 6 - 8 Popsicles.

    1 1/4 Cup of Frozen Blueberries
    1/2 Cup of whole fat vanilla Yogurt
    1/2 Cup of Coconut Milk (I use Thai Kitchen Organic Milk)
    1/3 cup of Heavy Cream
    1 Tbsp of Honey
    1 Tbsp of Condensed Milk (You can skip this or just add 1Tablespoonof honey again instead)
    1/4 cup of Protein Powder (I used BSN Syntha-6 Vanilla)
    10 leaves of clean baby spinach


    1. In a blender, puree the yogurt, Cream and coconut milk. Once a smooth consistency is reached,  add the frozen blueberries, spinach leaves and blend.

    2. Add your tablespoon of Honey and condensed milk and blend.

    3. Add protein powder and blend.

    4. Pour into Popsicle …

Recipe: Creamy Coconut Popsicles!

Sweet, Creamy & Delicious.... Creamy Coconut Popsicles. This recipe makes about 12-15 Popsicles depending on your molds.

You'll need:

1 can of coconut milk (I used Thai kitchen organic)
1 can of reg sized condensed milk
½ cup Almond or Coconut milk
¼ cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¾ cup shredded unsweetened coconut


1. Blend ingredients together.

2. Pour into Popsicle molds and freeze for about 5 hrs.

3. Enjoy!

Earth Day Activities!

Happy Earth Day everyone! I hope you are all having a wonderful Monday, We are both having a pretty good day despite the gloomy weather. We are going to be enjoying our Earth Day by painting some stuff indoors and pretend cooking some delicious ;-) healthy meals. hehe

here are some ideas you and your little one can do depending on the weather and what you have available to you:

Play DoughPaintingDrawing with crayons (use up carton from cereal boxes to make a nice card)Sensory box (no need for rainbow rice, use beans, lentils, flour... so many recipes around)ReadingPuzzlesif you have a tablet (you can read, do puzzles, practice the alphabet or shapes... it pretty limitless)Pretend playGo out and play, look and point at different things around you. Go to a playgroundGet dirty with them and plant something or Play in a sandbox!Cook something together or ask them to help you put the dishes awayMake a tent out of sheets, furniture and cushions.Sing and Dance (my daughter goes crazy around m…

Paleo Recipe: Spicy Cilantro, Lime & Paprika Chicken Thighs

This chicken recipe is not only delicious, but Whole30 & Paleo friendly. It's also a quick but flavorful meal to prepare during the week.

You can either grill these or bake them in the oven. I have tried both and they came out great either way.

You will need:

1 pack of Chicken Thighs Bone in & skin on (usually 4)1 tbsp Paprika2 tsp Garlic Powder1 tsp of dried Parsley1 tsp of Salt1 tbsp of Cilantro (I used pureed)Juice & zest from a Lime1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper1/2 tsp of ground Pepper 1 tbsp of olive oil Preheat oven at 400F if you are going to be baking it straight away (if you are going to let it sit, hold off on that).

 Mix all the ingredients together (not the chicken).  Once you have your marinade, add your chicken thighs and coat them well.  I usually get some under the skin because if you don't the chicken can be rather bland.  Depending if you are letting it sit some or not, go ahead and bake for 35-40 mins.  Once finished leave to cool for a few mins and serv…

Recipe: Rainbow Rice Sensory Box (Alcohol Free)

It's Friday!!! Woooooo!!! Today Scarlett had a playdate and we (I) have been dying to try the whole sensory box idea. I am sure if you a pinterest user you may have seen tons of pins about these.

I came across a few different recipes, I went with the vinegar version because I didn't like the idea of alcohol all over the rice and possibly on her hands and then into her mouth. Anyways, here is my recipe, walk through. I could have taken more pictures but it's so easy that I got carried away.



You will need:

Zip lock bags (sandwich size) or plastic containers you don't care about.
Cheap Rice (2 cups per color)
Food Colors (you can use natural dyes) (a few drops or more per color)
Distilled White Vinegar (2 tbsp per color)
something like a cookie tray or anything you can use to lay the rice on to dry over night (it could stain)

First thing you will need to do is place your 2 cups of rice in your zip lock bag or container, add your 2 tbsp (tablespoon) of vinegar and then a…