Earl Grey Citrus Mocktail

5

This refreshing drink combines the distinct flavor of Earl Grey tea with the citrusy notes of orange and lemon, creating a perfect non-alcoholic beverage for any occasion.

Earl Grey Citrus Mocktail

Instructions
 

Instructions

  • Place the Earl Grey tea bags in a heatproof container. Pour 1 cup of boiling water over the tea bags and let them steep for about 5 minutes. After steeping, remove the tea bags and allow the tea to cool to room temperature.
  • In a pitcher, combine the freshly squeezed orange and lemon juices. Add honey or simple syrup to sweeten the mix. Stir well until the honey or syrup is completely dissolved.
  • Once the tea has cooled, add it to the citrus mixture in the pitcher. Stir well to combine.
  • Fill glasses with ice cubes. Pour the tea and citrus mixture over the ice, filling each glass about two-thirds full.
  • Top up each glass with sparkling water or club soda for a refreshing fizz.
  • Add a slice of orange and lemon to each glass. If desired.
  • Stir gently before serving. Enjoy your Earl Grey Citrus Mocktail!
  • This mocktail is perfect for those who love the aromatic flavor of Earl Grey tea, complemented by the zesty freshness of citrus fruits. It's a sophisticated and enjoyable drink for any time of the day!

Notes

If you prefer your drink sweeter you can add 2 tbsp of maple syrup.
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Lemon and Chickpea Soup

5

This soup is vibrant, with the tanginess of lemon and the earthiness of chickpeas and spices. It’s a comforting yet refreshing dish, perfect for any season!

Lemon and Chickpea Soup

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

Ingredients

Instructions
 

Instructions

  • In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion, garlic, carrots, and celery. Sauté until the vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the ground cumin, coriander, and turmeric. Cook for another minute until the spices are fragrant.
  • Add the chickpeas to the pot. Pour in the vegetable broth and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 15 minutes.
  • For a creamier texture, take out about a cup of the soup and blend it until smooth, then return it to the pot. This step is optional.
  • Stir in the fresh lemon juice—season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Ladle the soup into bowls. Garnish with fresh parsley or cilantro and a slice of lemon.
  • Serve hot, ideally with a slice of crusty bread or a side salad for a complete meal.
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Luxurious Wild Mushrooms and Creamy Polenta

5

This dish is a comforting earthy delight that brings out the deep flavors of wild mushrooms.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

For the Mushrooms

For the Polenta

Instructions
 

Prepare the Creamy Polenta

  • a. In a medium saucepan, bring the broth to a boil.
  • b. Gradually whisk in the polenta or grits. Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring often, until the mixture thickens and the polenta is tender. This will take about 20-25 minutes for polenta and about 5-10 minutes for grits.
  • c. Stir in the butter, Parmesan cheese. Season with salt. If the mixture becomes too thick, you can add a bit more broth or water to reach your desired consistency. Keep warm.

Cook the Wild Mushrooms

  • a. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt butter with olive oil. Once heated, add the sliced wild mushrooms.
  • b. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the mushrooms release their moisture and start to brown, about 8-10 minutes.
  • c. Add the minced garlic and fresh thyme leaves. Continue to cook for another 2 minutes until the garlic is fragrant.
  • d. If using wine, pour it into the skillet to deglaze, scraping up any brown bits from the bottom. Allow the wine to reduce by half.
  • e. Season with salt and pepper.

Assemble and Serve

  • a. Spoon the creamy polenta or grits onto plates or a serving dish.
  • b. Top with the sautéed wild mushrooms.
  • c. Garnish with fresh parsley and optionally, more grated cheese.
  • Serve hot and enjoy the delicious harmony of earthy wild mushrooms and the creamy texture of the polenta or grits. This dish pairs wonderfully with a glass of white wine or a light red.
Keyword Healthy, Mushrooms, Polenta
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Spicy Hawaiian Salmon Bowl

5

This recipe will give your salmon a delightful balance of sweet, savory, spicy, and aromatic notes. Packed full of healthy fat, and loads of flavor, this is one is a staple! 

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Butternut Squash Soup with Wild Mushrooms and Miso

5


This luxurious Butternut Squash Soup is a harmonious blend of earthy, sweet, and savory notes that will transport your taste buds to a place of comforting indulgence.

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Autumn Spiced Pear and Fig Compote

5

This compote recipe incorporates pears, figs, raisins, and pecans, all spiced perfectly for autumn.

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Blistered Cherry Tomatoes and Yogurt

5

This is one of my favorite summer dishes. The contrast of the creamy cool yogurt topped with hot, juicy tomatoes is exquisite. You will be proud to serve this to even your most seasoned foodie friends. – recipe modified from Yotam Ottolenghi’s in his “Simple” cookbook.

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Sparkling Lemon Rose Refresher

5

I love warm summer nights, and what pairs better than a sparkly, refreshing drink? I’m happy to share this pretty, floral summertime refresher with you.

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Tropical Fruit Salad

4.9 6 votes

This Tropical Fruit Salad is easier to achieve than you would think. I found pink pineapple and dragon fruit (pitaya) at my local Ralphs. I like to make something like this to mix up the fruit in my diet. If you haven’t tried dragon fruit, I highly recommend it. It is sweet and subtly earthy, with a texture reminiscent of kiwi. Its gentle taste provides a perfect counterpoint to the vibrant tanginess of the pink pineapple, which is sweeter and more aromatic than its yellow counterpart. The papaya, with its buttery texture, is like a soft embrace that melds the flavors together, offering a creaminess that balances out the zest and sweetness of the other fruits. This is an easy and delicious salad that will delight you, your family, and friends!

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Yogurt Banana Split

5 1 vote

Take your banana split to the next level. Make it healthy and satisfying with your choice of delicious toppings. This is a fun snack for kids and adults! (Gluten-Free, Paleo)

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