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}
Appetizers / Blender / Dairy Free / Egg free / Gluten Free / Goodness on the Side! / Main Dishes / Ninja Chef / Savory and Splendid! / Snacks

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}
Dairy Free / Dressings & Marinades / Egg free / Fresh Produce / Fruit / Gluten Free / Goodness on the Side! / Homemade Gifts! / Preserving / Sweet Treats!

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