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 allrecipies.com and it’s name is Orange Smoothie. How descriptive!

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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 allrecipes.com:

Ingredients
  • 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
Directions

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

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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!

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Conclusion

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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