Orange you glad?

For Christmas this year I received a Cuisinart blender, thanks mom! The idea behind wanting this handy machine was that because you can blend directly into a travel cup I would be able to make myself healthy breakfast drinks to be consumed on the way to work. In this fantasy I must have forgotten that I get up hellishly early and usually am running out the door to catch the bus! Maybe one day i won’t hit snooze 3+ times, ahhhh wishful thinking.

In the meantime I came across this delicious drink that I’m kinda addicted to. I found it on and it’s name is Orange Smoothie. How descriptive!


In the photo I made this smoothie for breakfast (on a day i didn’t work) and paired it with some hot cross buns. Happy Early Easter! The reasons why I like it SO much are: it tastes a lot like an Orange Julius, the ingredients are easily found (probably in your kitchen right now), and it’s quick!

Here’s the recipe as seen on

  • 1 (6 ounce) can frozen orange juice concentrate
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 10 cubes ice

In a blender, combine orange juice concentrate, milk, water, vanilla, sugar and ice. Blend until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve. Serves 4


The first time I made this I followed the recipe exactly. It came out a lot sweeter then I liked but other then that I was impressed. If i don’t want it as sweet I just add about a tablespoon of sugar for a single portion. Blends up nice and frothy for a fraction of the price of an Orange Julius from the mall. Not to say I won’t buy an Orange Julius again, but for at home convenience this is a close second!

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Now that I’ve blended this so many times I just make a single portion and eyeball the measurements. Turns out tasty every time!



Yum yum! Now to experiment with different flavours. Maybe peach, grape, or fruit punch?

It’s Borscht, Baby!

After going to the dentist the other day I had an intense craving for borscht. Not too sure why. So I phoned my mom to request her recipe, which turns out to be her mother’s recipe! Yea Grandma!

Even though I don’t really like to cook, I am able to when the need arises and when I put my mind to it, can produce some pretty yum-tastic chow! After picking up the ingredients at the grocery store I was ready to get started.


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