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OATrageous Oatmeals Pre-order Promotion

OATrageous Oatmeals - Kathy Heter's newest book

Hopefully you've already taken a peek inside my new book, OATrageous Oatmeals. In fact you can do that right this minute on its Amazon page - just click the photo of the book once you get there. The name is a tad misleading because there is so much more than my normal oatmeal recipes inside. There … [Go to Full Post...]

Banana Avocado Mint Ice Cream – No Ice Cream Maker Needed!

Banana Avocado Mint Ice Cream with Tazo Chocolate-covered Cocoa Nibs @kathy_hester

It's Ice Cream Tuesday and this Banana Avocado Mint Ice Cream with Tazo chocolate-covered cocoa nibs is the answer to all my needs today. It's cold, creamy and healthy compared to store-bought ice creams. Plus you don't need an ice cream maker to make it! I have to be honest with you and let you … [Go to Full Post...]

Refreshing Summer Watermelon Ricky Sweetened with Stevia

Refreshing Summer Watermelon Ricky Watermelon is one of the best parts of summer. Next time you have one try making watermelon drinks instead of cutting a big slice like you always do.  If you buy a full-sized watermelon you’re going to have a ton left over and it can be a little problematic to store if you already have a fridge full of summer fruits and veggies. This gives you a compact way to enjoy your watermelon!  Refreshing Summer Watermelon Ricky  The easiest and most portable to use up the watermelon you have is to make watermelon juice. This sounds much fancier than it is.  It’s so simple and easy – just add cut up watermelon into your blender and blend as smooth as you can, then strain it through a fine mesh strainer. This removes the fibrous pieces and leaves you with watermelon juice. Ta-da!  Refreshing Summer Watermelon Ricky  Now that you have a pitcher of deliciously refreshing watermelon juice you might as well up the ante. That’s where the lime and sweetener come into play.  Mix in the juice of 2 limes and lightly sweeten with liquid stevia, stevia simple syrup or sweetener of your choice. I would definitely sweeten to taste since one watermelon could be sweeter than another.  You could also add some fresh mint or lemon balm to the blender with the watermelon chunks. I did not use it in mine because I wanted the botanicals in the gin to shine through. But if you’re drinking it plain or with vodka the herbs would be fantastic!  Refreshing Summer Watermelon Ricky  Refreshing Summer Watermelon Ricky with Stevia!   Submitted by Kathy H. RecipesCookbooks Print recipe Yield: 6.00 servings Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes Simple to make and with watermelon juice, lime juice and a light sweetener it is the perfect summer mocktail. Or add a little gin for your new favorite cocktail!  Ingredients  6 cups seedless and peeled watermelon chunks 2 limes 8 drops liquid stevia or 2 small packets (or sweetener of your choice, to taste) 1 ounce of gin per serving, optional Directions  Add the water melon to a blender and blend well. If you have a high speed blender it will take about 1 minute, but if you have a less powerful one it could take 3 to 4 minutes.  Strain through a fine mesh strainer into a bowel with a pour spout. Pour into a serving pitcher.  Add in lime juice and stevia, stir and serve. You can garnish with a lime or watermelon slice.  CommentAdd to cookbookView on Key Ingredient   StumbleUpon Refreshing Summer Watermelon Ricky

Watermelon is one of the best parts of summer. If you're at all like me you may get a little over zealous at times. If something is priced per piece, or perhaps per watermelon, I am going to find the biggest one in the store - even if I can barely lift it into my cart by myself. I'm just thrifty … [Go to Full Post...]

Review: Thrive Energy Cookbook

Chocolate Chip French Vanilla Smoothie

I received Thrive in the mail a few weeks ago and was pleasantly surprised at how beautiful the photos and design are. Be sure to scroll down and enter the giveaway to win your own copy of Thrive Energy Cookbook and to get the recipe for the Chocolate Chip French Vanilla Smoothie from the … [Go to Full Post...]

Eggplant Tapenade from Vegan Slow Cooking for Two

The hot, humid North Carolina summer weather wears me out from a simple walk around my tiny garden or after a few hours working on the deck. The heat makes me feel less motivated and spend too much time thinking about taking naps. This is the time of the year that slow cookers are made for. Make … [Go to Full Post...]

Easy Vegan Avocado Lemon Basil Pesto

Easy Avocado Lemon Basil Pesto

The good part about this time of the year is walking out in the garden to grab some herbs for dinner or to even plan a meal around what veggie is ready to pick. But with the good there is always the dark side of summer - the heat. The rising temperatures make me want to eat salad, vegan yogurt and … [Go to Full Post...]

VeganCuts Dog Lovers Box Giveaway!

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I must warn you - there are gratuitous cute doggie pics in this post. Personally, I think it should perk up your day because these are pictures of my two dogs enjoying a few things out of the Dog Lovers Box from VeganCuts. They kindly sent me one free to try. Well, for Max and Brenna to try … [Go to Full Post...]

No-Added Oil Avocado Ranch Dressing

Chopped Salad with Vegan Avocado Ranch Dressing from Healthy Slow Cooking

Chilled soup and salads are what my stomach wants as the temperature rises. Some days are so hot it seems that they only way to cool down is from the inside out. It's taken me years to get Cheryl to accept soup and bread or a large dinner salad as a whole meal. I have a whole bag of salad tricks … [Go to Full Post...]

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