Friday, July 22, 2016

Toffee Iced Coffee

Toffee Iced Coffee: Savory Sweet and Satisfying

Making a toffee iced coffee was definitely on my list of iced coffee's to try. It took a little time to find a way to do this, but once I found a way to make a toffee syrup it was smooth sailing. Not only was the toffee syrup easy to make, but it tastes so delicious in an iced coffee.

Toffee Iced Coffee
Ingredients:
1 1/4 cups brewed coffee, cold
1/4 cup milk
2-3 tablespoons toffee syrup
coffee ice cubes

Directions:
Place the coffee, milk and toffee syrup into a blender and blend until well mixed and frothy.

Add coffee ice cubes to a glass and pour coffee over top.

Enjoy!!!

Notes:
The nutritional info is for 3 tablespoon toffee syrup.


Nutrition Facts

Servings 1

Amount Per Serving

Calories 243

Total Fat

10.1g

Saturated Fat

5g

Polyunsaturated Fat

0g

Monounsaturated Fat

0g

Trans Fat

0g

Cholesterol

11.2g

Sodium

155.1g

Potassium

315.5g

Total Carbohydrates

36.1g

Dietary Fiber

0g

Sugars

36.1g

Protein

2.6g

Vitamin A 2.5% Vitamin C 1%

Calcium 9.3% Iron 0.2%

*Nutritional information will vary depending on the brands you use.


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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Chipotle Lime Fish Tacos

Chipotle Fish Tacos: Savory Sweet and Satisfying

A few years ago my husband had his first fish taco and his first taste of malt vinegar. Ever since then anytime we go to a restaurant, if they have fish tacos he orders them and asks for malt vinegar. Sometimes he will only want to go to a restaurant if they have fish tacos.

So I finally decided it was time to try and make them at home. Even though I do not like fish I still tried them and was pleasantly surprised at how they tasted. My husband, however, loved them and said I can make them anytime for him.

Chipotle Lime Fish Tacos
Ingredients:
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon coriander
3/4 teaspoon ground chipotle powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 tablespoon cornstarch
4 large tilapia fish fillets
black pepper, to taste
12 corn tortillas

Directions:
Move the oven rack to the highest position and turn the broiler on to high or preheat oven to 500º F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.

In a small bowl combine the cumin, coriander, onion powder and garlic powder. Add in the olive oil, lime juice and cornstarch, mixing to combine.

Place the fish on the prepared baking sheet, with the dark vein-side facing up) season with black pepper. Broil or bake for 3-4 minutes.

Carefully flip the fish over and evenly spread the seasoning mixture over the fish. Broil or bake for an additional 4-6 minutes, or until the fish is cooked through.

Using a fork break the fish into large pieces and place into tortillas. Top the fish with the Mexican slaw.

Enjoy!!!

Notes:
This recipe will make about 12 tacos, depending on how much fish you put in each taco.


Nutrition Facts

Servings 10

Amount Per Serving

Calories 381

Total Fat

23.3g

Saturated Fat

9.5g

Polyunsaturated Fat

2.4g

Monounsaturated Fat

4.9g

Trans Fat

0g

Cholesterol

58.4g

Sodium

1,369.2g

Potassium

567.8g

Total Carbohydrates

30.5g

Dietary Fiber

2.1g

Sugars

3.3g

Protein

13.7g

Vitamin A 16.4% Vitamin C 18.1%

Calcium 16% Iron 4.3%

*Nutritional information will vary depending on the brands you use.


*Adapted from Simply Scratch.
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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Raspberry Nutella Overnight Oats

Raspberry Nutella Overnight Oats: Savory Sweet and Satisfying

Overnight oats keep me full until lunch way better than any cereal does. That is just one of the many reasons I love overnight oats. Plus with so many different flavor combinations I do not think I will ever get tired of eating them like I do cereal.

Raspberry Nutella Overnight Oats
Ingredients:
1/2 cup old fashioned oats
1/2 milk
1/4 cup vanilla greek yogurt
2 tablespoons nutella
1/2 cup raspberries, fresh or frozen

Directions:
In a jar or sealable container add the oats and pour the milk over top. Add in the greek yogurt, nutella and raspberries. Seal the jar or container and refrigerate overnight.

In the morning mix everything together.

Enjoy!!!


Nutrition Facts

Yields: 1

Amount Per Serving

Calories 352

Total Fat

8.9g

Saturated Fat

2.5g

Polyunsaturated Fat

1.2g

Monounsaturated Fat

1g

Trans Fat

0g

Cholesterol

4.8g

Sodium

89.4g

Potassium

282.9g

Total Carbohydrates

56.8g

Dietary Fiber

10.2g

Sugars

22.5g

Protein

14.2g

Vitamin A 5.4% Vitamin C 28.9%

Calcium 24.8% Iron 16.4%

*Nutritional information will vary depending on the brands you use.


*Adapted from Five Heart Home.
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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Mexican Slaw with Cumin Lime Dressing

Mexican Slaw with Cumin Lime Dressing: Savory Sweet and Satisfying

Typically when I am posting a recipe I like to post everything needed to make that recipe in one post. When I came across a recipe for fish tacos, it included a link to this slaw to go with the tacos. I thought about cutting down this recipe to make it work with the tacos and not have any leftovers. But for several reasons I decided to just make this recipe as is and include it with the tacos making a note that it would make more than needed for the tacos. 

When I finished making this slaw my husband commented on how much he likes slaw and snitched a bite. He then said it was really good, he could eat it by itself. Good I said cause there will be plenty leftover. So I then determined to make it a separate post since you do not have to eat on the fish tacos. If you are interested in the fish taco recipe check back here in a few days to see it.

Mexican Slaw with Cumin Lime Dressing
Ingredients:
Mexican Slaw
4 cups sliced purple cabbage
1 cup sliced jicama
1 cup grated carrots
1/2 red bell pepper, sliced into thin strips
1/2 yellow bell pepper, sliced into thin strips
4 green onions, thinly sliced
1 small jalapeño, finely diced
1/2 cup fresh chopped cilantro

Cumin Lime Dressing
3/4 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
1 tablespoon honey
1/3 cup fresh lime juice
3 tablespoons olive oil
fresh ground black pepper, to taste

Directions:
Add all of the Mexican slaw ingredients to a large bowl and mix.

In a small bowl combine the cumin, coriander and chili powder. Whisk in the honey and lime juice. Then whisk in the olive oil. Season with black pepper.

Mix the slaw and dressing together, right before serving.

Enjoy!!!

Nutrition Facts
Serves: 10, about
Amount Per Serving
Calories 70
Total Fat
4.2g
Saturated Fat
0.6g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0.4g
Monounsaturated Fat
3g
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0g
Sodium
12.9g
Potassium
209.5g
Total Carbohydrates
8.1g
Dietary Fiber
2.3g
Sugars
3.2g
Protein
1g
Vitamin A 49.7% Vitamin C 56.7%
Calcium 3.1% Iron 2.6%
*Nutritional information will vary depending on the brands you use.


*Adapted from Simply Scratch.
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Monday, July 18, 2016

Toffee Syrup

Toffee Coffee Syrup:Savory Sweet and Satisfying

During all of the experimenting with iced coffee flavors I have been doing I really wanted to find a way to make a toffee flavor. After some internet searching all I came across was adding some of the store bought Torani syrups. I really wanted a homemade way to accomplish this. Then I came across a recipe for a homemade toffee syrup. 

I can not believe how simple this syrup was. Adding the syrup to my iced coffee was so delicious! I can also see me adding this syrup to my hot coffees in the winter time.

Toffee Syrup
Ingredients:
1 cup water
1 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup toffee bits

Directions:
In a small saucepan, over medium hight heat, combine the water, sugar and toffee. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat and allow to cool for 15 minutes. 

Pour the mixture through a mesh strainer to remove any undissolved pieces of toffee. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Shake well before using.

Enjoy!!!
*Adapted from Divine Lifestyle.
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Friday, July 15, 2016

Nutella Iced Coffee

Nutella Iced Coffee: Savory Sweet and Satisfying

This iced coffee tasted like I was eating spoonfuls of Nutella. I like Nutella, but I would never eat it by the spoonful. The Nutella flavor was a bit much for me and I was not really tasting much coffee. So I wrote the recipe with a range for the amount of Nutella, depending on much Nutella flavor you want.

Nutella Iced Coffee
Ingredients:
1 1/4 cups brewed coffee, cold
1/4 cup milk
1-2 tablespoons Nutella
coffee ice cubes

Directions:
Place the coffee, milk and desired amount of nutella in a blender. Blend until well mixed and frothy.

Place coffee ice cubes in a glass and pour coffee mixture over top.

Enjoy!!!

Notes:
The nutritional info is for 1 tablespoon Nutella.


Nutrition Facts

Servings 1

Amount Per Serving

Calories 75

Total Fat

3.1g

Saturated Fat

1g

Polyunsaturated Fat

0g

Monounsaturated Fat

0g

Trans Fat

0g

Cholesterol

1.8g

Sodium

47.2g

Potassium

315.2g

Total Carbohydrates

9g

Dietary Fiber

0.5g

Sugars

9g

Protein

3.1g

Vitamin A 2.5% Vitamin C 1%

Calcium 10.3% Iron 2.2%

*Nutritional information will vary depending on the brands you use.


*Adapted from Simplee Thrifty.
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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Cheddar, Bacon, Ranch Tater Tot Casserole

Cheddar, Bacon Ranch Tater Tot Casserole: Savory Sweet and Satsifying

Several years ago I discovered and made a dip called Cheddar Bacon Dip or aka "Crack Dip". This dip has since turned into Crock Pot Bacon Ranch Chicken and Cheddar Bacon Potatoes. Now those same flavors are in a tater tot casserole. It is amazing how one addicting and delicious dip can turn into several other dishes.

Cheddar, Bacon, Ranch Tater Tot Casserole
Ingredients:
16 ounces light sour cream
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 package ranch dressing mix
12 slices turkey bacon, cooked and crumbled
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
2 pound bag frozen tater tots

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 350º F. Lightly spray a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray.

In a large bowl combine the sour cream chicken soup, ranch dressing mix, bacon and cheddar cheese. Fold in the frozen tater tots. Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish.

Bake for 40-45 minutes or until the tater tots are crispy and casserole is bubbly.

Enjoy!!!


Nutrition Facts

Servings 10

Amount Per Serving

Calories 381

Total Fat

23.3g

Saturated Fat

9.5g

Polyunsaturated Fat

2.4g

Monounsaturated Fat

4.9g

Trans Fat

0g

Cholesterol

58.4g

Sodium

1,369.2g

Potassium

567.8g

Total Carbohydrates

30.5g

Dietary Fiber

2.1g

Sugars

3.3g

Protein

13.7g

Vitamin A 16.4% Vitamin C 18.1%

Calcium 16% Iron 4.3%

*Nutritional information will vary depending on the brands you use.


*Adapted from Plain Chicken.
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