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Vegan Potstickers

Vegan Potstickers These vegan potstickers are better than takeout with a tasty mushroom and veggie filling and homemade wonton wrappers to ensure that they’re vegan! Once you’ve mastered these bad boys, you’ll never order takeout again! The first thing you’re going to need is vegan wonton wrappers. You can get them in some supermarkets but many of you have commented that they’re not that easy to find. So that’s why I did this recipe for vegan wonton wrappers. As you’ll see in the video, it’s simply flour and water and it’s one of the easiest types of dough to make.
VEGAN POTSTICKERS Ingredients 25 vegan wonton wrappers (see note)2 tablespoons oil, dividedHalf an onion, chopped2 cloves of garlic, minced1 tablespoons minced ginger3/4 cup chopped mushrooms (Asian mix or oyster or shiitake or white button)1 carrot, grated1 cup shredded cabbage1/2 cup chopped green onionsSalt and pepper to taste1 teaspoon sesame oilWater for steaming1/4 cup soy sauce2 tablespoons rice vinegar Instructions Heat 1 …

Healthy Chicken Burrito Wraps

Healthy Chicken Burrito Wraps The demand for quick-service Mexican food has increased in recent years. So, companies like Chipotle, Qdoba, and Taco Bell supply. Gathering inspiration from their offerings, we created these Healthy Chicken Burrito Wraps as an alternative. Whole wheat wraps, brown rice, and low fat cheese cut back on calories, and broccoli bulks up the nutrients. Avocado adds a healthy fat, while chicken breast rounds it out with lean protein. Best of all, you can make most of the ingredients yourself! Healthy Chicken Burrito Wraps Recipe Ingredients 2 cups of chicken fillet, pre-cooked and shredded1 cup of Mexican rice or brown rice, pre-cooked1 avocado, diced1 cup of broccoli florets, cooked and chopped2 tablespoons of cilantro, chopped1 cup of grated sharp cheddar cheese, reduced-fat5 (8-inch) whole grain tortillas1 tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil Instructions In a mixing bowl mix together chicken, rice, avocado, broccoli, cilantro and cheddar cheese.Evenly distribute …


RASPBERRY SUNRISE SMOOTHIE The best part about this smoothie is that you only need 4 ingredients – raspberries, mango, milk and orange juice. That’s it!
Now the raspberry portion doesn’t have a sweetener, but once you swirl in that sweet mango goodness, the balance of sweetness is absolute perfection. It’s not overly sweet but just enough to get your morning going. RASPBERRY SUNRISE SMOOTHIE RECIPE INGREDIENTS: 1 1/2 cups frozen raspberries2/3 cup milk1 1/2 cups frozen mango chunks2/3 cup orange juice DIRECTIONS: Combine raspberries, milk and 1/2 cup ice in blender until smooth; set aside.Combine mango, orange juice and 1/2 cup ice in blender until smooth; set aside.Serve raspberry mixture immediately, topped with mango mixture. Recipe Source : RASPBERRY SUNRISE SMOOTHIE @ damndelicious


OREO CHEESECAKE COOKIES Ok, so these cookies. It’s no secret that I love Oreo’s in virtually any dessert. I’m happily addicted to cookies & creme milkshakes (recipe coming soon), I love Oreo cheesecake bars, I love cookies & creme rice krispies, and now, I’m in love with Oreo cheesecake COOKIES. There’s a subtle hint of cheesecake after the first few bites but then you’re hit with the Oreo’s and the mini chocolate chips hidden in the batter. Oh my, this cookie is a definite winner and I LOVE how it’s encrusted in Oreo cookie crumbs. OREO CHEESECAKE COOKIES RECIPE Oreo cheesecake cookies with hidden mini chocolate chips and encrusted with Oreo cookie crumbs! INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature3 ounces cream cheese, room temperature1 cup granulated sugar1 tsp vanilla extract1 cup flour1/2 cup mini chocolate chips1 cup crushed Oreo's, it took about roughly 10 Oreo cookies INSTRUCTIONS Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line baking sheets with silicone baking mats or p…


GRILLED GARLIC HERB FLANK STEAK WITH AVOCADO CORN SALSA Grilled Garlic Herb Flank Steak with Avocado Corn Salsa is infused with amazing garlic herb flavor and grilled to tender and juicy perfection. The avocado corn salsa on top is phenomenal!
The best part is that you don’t need a complicated marinade to add amazing flavor. This marinade is simple to make with fresh herbs and garlic which infuses the steak with amazing flavor. This grilled flank steak comes out perfectly every single time! INGREDIENTS 2 pounds flank steak½ cup extra virgin olive oil3 garlic cloves, minced1 Tablespoon chopped rosemary1 Tablespoon chopped thyme1 Tablespoon chopped oregano1 teaspoon salt½ teaspoon pepper Avocado Corn Salsa: 2 avocados, diced3 roma tomatoes, diced1 (11 ounce) can yellow corn, drained½ red onion, diced¼ cup chopped cilantrojuice of one lime INSTRUCTIONS In a large bowl or ziplock bag, add olive oil, garlic, chopped rosemary, thyme, oregano, salt and pepper. Add flank steak and marinate for 1 ho…


CHEESY GNOCCHI AND SAUSAGE SKILLET CHEESY GNOCCHI AND SAUSAGE SKILLET — Tender gnocchi pasta with Italian sausage and cheese cooks up in one skillet for a quick and easy meal! This meal was a huge hit with my family, and it’s no wonder, seeing as it’s loaded with pasta, Italian sausage and cheese. It’s amazingly hearty and there wasn’t one bite left over. I served it with a green salad and some garlic bread and everyone left the table happy. My husband and boys are already asking me to make it again. CHEESY GNOCCHI AND SAUSAGE SKILLET Cheesy Gnocchi and Sausage Skillet INGREDIENTS 16 ounces fresh gnocchi1 tablespoon olive oil2 cloves garlic, minced12 ounces Italian sausage1 (14.5 oz.) can diced tomatoes1 teaspoon dried basil1/2 teaspoon dried oregano1/2 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon black pepper1/3 cup heavy cream1 cup grated Mozzarella cheese1-2 tablespoons fresh parsley, for garnish INSTRUCTIONS Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add gnocchi and cook, stirring frequently, f…

Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie Cups

Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie Cups These Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie Cups are like mini apple pies with a pillowy soft crust and a velvety apple pie filling. They’re a mouthwatering, bite-size dessert you can easily make with only 3 ingredients in 20 minutes! Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie Cups Recipe Apple pie inside mini cinnamon rolls Ingredients 2 16-18 ounce packages refrigerated cinnamon rolls21 ounce can apple pie fillingice cream or icing from cinnamon roll package for serving Instructions Preheat oven to 350°F.Spray a 12-cup standard muffin tin with nonstick baking spray.Press one cinnamon roll piece into each muffin cup. Fill each cup with apple pie filling.Bake for 15-18 minutes until golden brown. Drizzle icing on top or serve with ice cream. Enjoy! Recipe Source : 3 Ingredient Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie Cups @ tipbuzz.


NO BAKE PEANUT BUTTER CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE DOUGH BARS Chocolate chip cookie dough, peanut butter cup filling, and a chocolate ganache create three layers of no bake goodness. No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bars are simply irresistible! Cookie dough bars are a thing of beauty. Edible cookie dough topped off with chocolate? Yes, please! I decided to take it up a notch by adding in a layer of peanut butter cup filling. The result is something absolutely marvelous. It’s rich and you only need a small piece, but that doesn’t stop me from eating way too much in one sitting. You’ve been warned! No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bars Chocolate chip cookie dough, peanut butter cup filling, and a chocolate ganache create three layers of no bake goodness. No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bars are simply irresistible! Ingredients Cookie Dough Layer ½ cup butter, softened¾ cup brown sugar, tightly packed¼ teaspoon salt1 teaspoon vanilla extract2 cups a…


HOMEMADE CHURROS RECIPE Churros are a typical Spanish dessert that can be bought and enjoyed all over Spain. If you don’t find them in cafeterias, you’ll find stalls selling them on the streets, during fiestas or in special shops called Churrerías. Imagine deep fried choux pastry dipped in hot chocolate…mmmm…delicious! Now I have to say that my favorite churros come from small stalls. They are large, thick and filling. I will be bringing you my version of a recipe for homemade churros. They might not be the authentic Spanish churros but they taste pretty close to the ones we tasted on our travels. And you know what? Making churros from scratch is so easy! Just follow my recipe and you’ll be in for a treat! Homemade Churros Recipe
Have you ever tasted authentic Spanish churros? If not, put them on your bucket list or make these homemade churros to satisfy your sweet tooth cravings right away!
Ingredients ⅔ cup All-Purpose Flour (110g)¼ stick Unsalted Butter1 cup Water (250ml)pinch of Salt2 tsp…


ASIAN CHICKEN CRANBERRY SALAD Do you love a good Asian Chicken Salad? Then you’ll love the flavors of this Asian Chicken Cranberry Salad, a delicious salad or main dish that is popular at any potluck or holiday party! Made with rotisserie chicken, cranberries, sliced almonds, and sesame sticks, the recipe is verstile in so many ways! It’s the perfect dish to take to a party, especially if you double the recipe and serve it in a giant bowl (feeds a crowd). The sweet and tangy dressing with a hint of sesame combined with crisp, thinly chopped cabbage, crunchy, salty sesame sticks, dried orange cranberries, chicken, toasted almonds and plenty of fresh cilantro, makes every bite sensational.
ASIAN CHICKEN CRANBERRY SALAD Toast almonds by laying on a paper towel and microwaving for 1 minute, turning once. Or, toast the sliced almonds under low broil for 2-3 minutes, until golden brown. You can also make your own cabbage mix with green and purple cabbage with a tiny bit of carrots.

Blood Orange & Ginger Shrub

Blood Orange & Ginger Shrub Blood Orange & Ginger Shrub- we are talking about an odd sounding, old fashioned beverage that has nothing to do with gardening or hedges. The shrub was a popular drink in America during the colonial times, and referred to a vinegared fruit syrup mixed with water, alcohol or sparkling water, also called a drinking vinegar. The British have their own version of a shrub, a fruity alcoholic cordial, without the vinegar. Recently, shrubs have had a revival in bars and restaurants, and for good reason, they are refreshing, tangy and delicious! Shrubs are easy to make, and have only three ingredients, fruit juice, sugar and vinegar. They can be made in two ways, hot or cold, and in our recipe for Blood Orange & Ginger Shrub, we opted for a slightly modified cold version Ingredients: 1 cup fresh blood orange juice (we used juice from 5 blood oranges and 2 regular oranges)3 inches peeled fresh ginger, chopped into 4 pieces1 cup sugar1/3 cup cider vine…

Pork Chops in Creamy Garlic Sauce

Pork Chops in Creamy Garlic Sauce Delicious Boneless Pork Chops in Creamy Garlic & Herb Wine Sauce One Skillet dish is low on carbs, easy to prepare and ready in less than 30 minutes! Made with dry white wine, juice of a fresh lemon, garlic and thyme, these pork chops are packed with flavor and so juicy! Pork chops aren't like pizza — where even bad pizza is still good pizza. Pork chops that are overcooked or under-seasoned aren't especially awesome. This recipe (from What's in the Pan?) helps walk you through some of the pork-chop pitfalls one might encounter. From little things like starting with room-temperature meat so you get an even cook or using thicker chops to ensure success, all the notations are included in this quick 30-minute recipe that has a tasty wine sauce to go with it. What's that? You're not a wine drinker? No worries, there are multiple substitutes at the end of the recipe to cover exactly that. If you've been pork chop–phobic, then this is…


RED VELVET WHOOPIE PIES WITH CREAM CHEESE Little bites of cake. They were the perfect red color, not too brownish like other red velvet desserts I’ve seen. The secret was probably the liquid red color (I used Dab-n-color Red from Wilton). The moment I took a bite I fell in love. Soft pillowy cake-like cookies. Although the recipe calls for 1 teaspoon of vanilla and 2 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder, they don’t taste like a vanilla or a chocolate cake. It’s different, but in a delicious way. Once you sandwich them with smooth sweet cream cheese sandwich you’re in heaven. Think layer cake goodness but in a 3 bite-size cookie. AH-mazing!
RED VELVET WHOOPIE PIES WITH CREAM CHEESE FROSTING Red velvet whoopie pies with cream cheese frosting - Soft, cake-like cookies sandwiched with a smooth sweet cream cheese frosting. Ingredients Red Velvet Whoopie Pies1/2 cup (113 grams) butter, softened1 cup (200 grams) brown sugar1 egg1 teaspoon vanilla1/2 cup buttermilk2 cups (240 grams) all-purpose …


DARK CHOCOLATE CHOCOLATE CHIP COPYCAT COOKIES This cookie is full of rich chocolate and studded with semisweet chocolate chips for all of the chocoholics out there. The fascinating thing about Levain Bakery cookies is their ability to be thick without being cakey.
INGREDIENTS 1 cup Cold Butter, cut into small cubes1 cup Brown Sugar½ cup Sugar2 Eggs½ cup Dark Baking Cocoa1 cup Cake Flour1½ cup All-Purpose Flour1 teaspoon Cornstarch¾ teaspoon Baking Soda½ teaspoon Salt1⅓ cup Semisweet Chocolate Chips INSTRUCTIONS Preheat oven to 410 degrees.In large bowl, cream together cold butter and sugars until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition.Add cocoa, cake flour, all-purpose flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt and stir until combined. Stir in semisweet chocolate chips.Chill dough for 15 minutes.Separate dough into large balls and place on lightly colored cookie sheet. Lightly press on top of dou…

Grilled Peach Sundaes with Praline Sauce

Grilled Peach Sundaes with Praline Sauce I have to admit that when I first heard of grilling peaches I didn’t know what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised when I tried them out for myself. Grilling peaches gives them a wonderful smoky/ caramel flavor. You need to try them out if you haven’t yet! The perfect way to try them out is with these Grilled Peach Sundaes! The buttery praline sauce compliments the caramel flavors of the grilled peach perfectly in this easy summer dessert. Make sure that you find the best quality peaches. The peaches that I found at the Walmart Produce sections were sweet, fragrant and totally addicting. Grilled Peach Sundaes with Praline Sauce! Ingredients For the praline sauce: 1 cup light brown sugar packed1/4 cup light corn syrup1/2 cup half-and-half2 tablespoons butter1 teaspoon vanilla1/8 teaspoon salt For the Sundaes: 3 peaches halved and pittedpecans chopped and toastedwhipped creamcherries Instructions In a small saucepan over low heat mix brown sugar, …

Heavenly Oreo Dessert

Heavenly Oreo Dessert The name describes this dessert perfectly. It is heavenly… and dangerous. For your thighs, that is. It’s one of those desserts you can’t. stop. eating…… So don’t say I didn’t warn you! HEAVENLY OREO DESSERT
INGREDIENTS 1 (15.35 ounce) package Double-Stuffed Oreo cookies1/2 cup butter, melted2 packages (3.9 ounce, each) Instant Chocolate pudding mix3 1/4 cups cold milk2 (8 ounce) containers Cool Whip1 (8 ounce) block Cream cheese, softened1 cup powdered sugar INSTRUCTIONS Take a large zip-lock bag and place all the Oreo cookies inside. Seal bag shut and place on counter. Using a rolling pin, crush the cookies until they are small chunks/crumbs. You want them to still be chunky and small, but not fine crumbs.Set aside half of the cookie crumbs for the topping. Pour the other half of cookie crumbs into a 9×13 baking pan. Pour the melted butter over the crumbs and mix well to combine. Once combined, press into the pan to form a crust.In a bowl, whisk together the 2 pudding …


FRESH PINEAPPLE MINT PROSECCO PUNCH Pineapple Mint Prosecco Punch is a light and refreshing cocktail perfect for brunch or backyard parties! Morning cocktails are always so refreshing and delicious. Whether they're citrus forward or bursting with berry, morning cocktails just hit the spot. I mean really, a brunch without cocktails is just a sad, late breakfast...and we can't have that now can we? My go-to brunch cocktails almost always include a great sparkling wine PINEAPPLE MINT PROSECCO PUNCHPineapple Mint Prosecco Punch is a light and refreshing cocktail perfect for brunch or backyard parties! Ingredients One 750mL bottle Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore DOCG2 cups pineapple juice1 cup orange juice1/4 cup lemon juiceSprigs of fresh mint1/2 cup fresh pineapple chunks you may also substitute canned or frozen1 orange ends removed, cut in half, and thinly sliced1 lemon ends removed and thinly sliced Instructions To a 2.5-quart pitcher add the pineapple, orange slices, lemon slices…

Strawberry Mochi (Ichigo Daifuku) いちご大福

Strawberry Mochi (Ichigo Daifuku) いちご大福 A popular spring dessert, Strawberry Mochi (Ichigo Daifuku) is a soft and chewy mochi stuffed with fresh juicy strawberry and sweet red bean paste. Indulge yourself with this beautiful and delicious Japanese delicacy! If you love juicy strawberries, sweet red bean paste, and chewy mochi, you will love this Japanese dessert Strawberry Mochi (Ichigo Daifuku) (いちご大福). Daifuku (大福) is a popular traditional Japanese sweet; it is soft mochi stuffed with sweet red bean paste. There are many varieties of Daifuku. They usually come with the same soft and chewy mochi exterior with different stuffing. Strawberry Mochi (Ichigo Daifuku) Strawberry Daifuku (Strawberry Mochi) 
Ingredients 6 strawberries150 g red bean paste (anko) (150 g = 5.29 oz) (I used store-bought "koshian" today) (See Notes for homemade recipe)100 g Shiratamako (glutinous rice flour/sweet rice flour) (100 g = 3½ oz = roughly 3/4 cup)20 g granulated sugar (20 g = 2 Tbsp)150 ml waterpot…

No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Bars

No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Bars Craving some chocolaty and/or peanutty deliciousness, but so not in the mood to slave over a hot oven? It’s a common conundrum. The perfect answer ? My No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Bars! No-bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies and I have a bit of a special relationship. I love how easy they are to make, and how rich the chocolate and peanut flavors can be. After such a great response from No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies, my brain started churning with other similar ideas. When I ran across these no-bake bars, I couldn’t believe I’d never thought to try making the cookies into bars. No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Bars The only thing easier than making these no-bake chocolate oatmeal bars is eating them.... Ingredients 1 cup butter1/2 cup brown sugar, packed1 teaspoon vanilla extract3 cups rolled oats1 cup semisweet or dark chocolate chips1/2 cup peanut butter Get Ingredients Powered by Chicory Instructions Line an 8-inch or 9-inch square baking dish with parchment paper and se…