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

Gluten and Dairy Free Chocolate Chip Mug Cake {cooks in 1 minute!}
Cakes / Cookies / Dairy Free / Desserts / Gluten Free / Main Dishes / Snacks / Using Coconut Oil

Gluten and Dairy Free Chocolate Chip Mug Cake {cooks in 1 minute!}

I recently came across a recipe for a chocolate chip mug cookie. I didn’t just come across it, I suppose. I also made that mug-o-cookie and ate it too. Yum-o. Both gluten and dairy free, and it took less than five minutes from start to finish and was on its way to my tummy. This … Continue reading

Chocolate Cherry “Green” Smoothie
Blender / Breakfast / Dairy Free / Desserts / Drinks! / Fresh Produce / Fruit / Gluten Free / Main Dishes / Ninja Chef / Smoothies / Snacks / Sweet Treats!

Chocolate Cherry “Green” Smoothie

Today’s smoothie is cherry-chocolatey-oh-so-good! The rich color of the cherries combined with the deep color from the cocoa powder disguises any greens that are added. Tip: for a really quick smoothie preparation place all prepped smoothie ingredients (minus liquid and avocado) in a freezer safe container. Take out of the freezer a few minutes before … Continue reading

Peanut Butter Mocha “Green” Smoothie
Blender / Breakfast / Coffee / Dairy Free / Desserts / Drinks! / Fruit / Main Dishes / Ninja Chef / Smoothies / Snacks / Sweet Treats! / Vegetables

Peanut Butter Mocha “Green” Smoothie

Today’s simple recipe is a green smoothie that’s, well, not quite so green (which may be nice for those who are new to green smoothies or have an aversion to drinking something green). This healthy, delicious, and filling smoothie is great because it’s not only packed with protein from the peanut butter, but contributes to … 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 Yogurt {using an electric pressure}cooker}
Breakfast / Cultured food / Dairy / Snacks / Using an electric pressure cooker

Homemade Yogurt {using an electric pressure}cooker}

One of my favorite Christmas presents of all time was one that I received a couple of years ago…an electric pressure cooker.  I use it all-of-the-time, no joke. It has been a constant and reliable friend, prominently holding a solid piece of counter space 24/7. The pressure cooker that I originally had on my wish … Continue reading