Quick and Flavorful Blender Salsa (Using The Ninja Chef Duo Blender)
Appetizers / Blender / Dairy Free / Dressings & Marinades / Egg free / Fat Free / For the Holidays! / Fresh Produce / Gluten Free / Goodness on the Side! / Main Dishes / Ninja Chef / Savory and Splendid! / Snacks / Vegetables

Quick and Flavorful Blender Salsa (Using The Ninja Chef Duo Blender)

Anyone who is close to me knows I like to process and can fresh, garden vegetables into delicious, shelf-stable and ready to eat foods – one of which being salsa. Depending on what and how much we have in our garden from year to year determines what assortment of food I preserve. I have tended … Continue reading

Cilantro Jalapeño Hummus
Appetizers / Dairy Free / Egg free / For the Holidays! / Gluten Free / Goodness on the Side! / Main Dishes / Ninja Chef / Savory and Splendid! / Snacks

Cilantro Jalapeño Hummus

We are hummus lovers in our house. It can be made into a quick and easy meal or snack, and because fresh veggies are the perfect dipper, it makes consuming them (veggies) that much easier. Win…win! I was at Aldi the other day and grabbed a container of hummus which had four different varieties, one … Continue reading

Hummus {super simple recipe in the Ninja Chef blender}
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Hummus {super simple recipe in the Ninja Chef blender}

Hummus.  Such a simple dish to make with a myriad of possibilities available to doctor it up. Today’s hummus recipe though is pretty basic.  I’ve been making it for years, typically with my immersion blender…which usually ends up taking a bit of effort and being a bit much for the handheld wand (aka – it … Continue reading

Homemade Tahini {made in the Ninja Chef blender}
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Homemade Tahini {made in the Ninja Chef blender}

This past week our local grocery store had a sale on bulk bin items. This made a prime time to purchase hulled sesame seeds to make a homemade tahini (sesame seed paste). I was able to purchase about 3 cups of sesame seeds for only $2.50! This was a great deal and I’ll be able … Continue reading

Tart Cherry Pie Jam
Dairy Free / Desserts / Egg free / For the Holidays! / Fresh Produce / Fruit / Gluten Free / Goodness on the Side! / Homemade Gifts! / Preserving / Sweet Treats! / Using Coconut Oil

Tart Cherry Pie Jam

I am not sure why I was amazed to see two of my children come inside from the backyard the other day with a bowl full of ripe cherries. I know there are cherry trees back there, and I realize that it is summer…the two kind of go hand-in-hand! I guess in my head, it … Continue reading

Blackberry Orange Jam {seedless}
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Blackberry Orange Jam {seedless}

Last summer we were fortunate enough to acquire some beautifully plump and ripe blackberries from an aunt that has amazing blackberry bushes. I had very good intentions at the time of taking them home and making a lovely jam right away. Unfortunately life, and other gardening and canning duties, took priority over the blackberries. They … Continue reading

Thai Basil Coconut Curry Stir Fry
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Thai Basil Coconut Curry Stir Fry

The recipe that I am sharing with you today actually resulted from a variety of things that we needed to use up in the fridge. Week old Thai basil. Even older leeks…not even going to mention how much older. Freshly picked broccoli. Half of a can of coconut milk, being stored in a container from … Continue reading