Jun
21
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Strawberry Purée

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This easy strawberry purée is a simple addition to your breakfast table or dessert spread that will add a fresh, healthy twist. Your guests at the table will appreciate your homemade effort. You can use this strawberry purée on an endless number of things, such as cheesecake, waffles, ice cream, or yogurt. Add more or less sugar to meet your personal preference.

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Strawberry Purée Recipe

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. strawberries, hulled
  • 2 tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. In a small saucepot, add the strawberries and cook over low heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Stir in the sugar and let cool. Pour the vanilla on top.
  3. Transfer to a Magic Bullet cup and blend.

Makes 1 cup

 

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May
17
0

Creamy Mushroom Sauce

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In my opinion, every cook needs to know how to make a basic, yet delicious, creamy mushroom sauce. So here you go! I like to used organic cremini mushrooms and find they give the sauce a great flavor. In addition to the mushrooms, you will need heavy cream, milk, thyme, and garlic. After sautéing the mushrooms and allowing them to simmer in cream for a few minutes, I like to transfer half of the mixture to a Magic Bullet cup and blend, then add back to thicken up the sauce.
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Creamy Mushroom Sauce Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 8 oz organic cremini mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

Instructions

  1. Heat the olive oil in a skillet and cook the mushrooms until brown and tender, about 7 minutes.
  2. Add the milk, cream, cheese, thyme and pepper and bring to a boil.
  3. Lower the heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Transfer half of the mixture to a Magic Bullet cup and blend, then add back to the skillet.
  5. Stir and cook for 2 more minutes.

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Makes 1 cup

 

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The other day I was trying to put together a salad dressing that my husband would LOVE. He definitely loves creamy dressing, versus a vinaigrette, so I knew I needed something that would pair perfectly with crunchy Romain lettuce. He also loves things with a some spice/kick, which this dressing has!

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Citrus Southwestern Salad Dressing

Ingredients

  • 1 cup mayo
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • Few dashes of hot sauce
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • Sprinkle of salt

Instructions

  1. Throw all the ingredients into the Magic Bullet and blend until creamy.
  2. Store in the fridge for up to a week!
  3. Serve over salad with avocado, sharp cheese, and orange slices.

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Mar
1
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Thai Noodle Salad

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It can be scary to step out of our comfort zones when it comes to cooking. For most of us, the foods and recipes we know are what we stick with in our every day cooking. Once I was experimenting a little and created this delicious Thai-inspired noodle salad. It has cucumbers, carrots, cilantro, and pineapple, all tossed in a peanut sauce. You can use rice noodles or Japanese yakisoba noodles in this recipe.

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Thai Noodle Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 12-oz can chopped pineapple
  • 4 cups yakisoba noodles
  • 1 cup chopped cucumber
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp ginger powder
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar

Instructions

  1. Add peanut butter, soy sauce, oils, lime juice and sugar to a small Magic Bullet cup and blend well.
  2. Toss the cooked and cooled noodles with the cucumber, pineapple, carrots and cilantro and then with the peanut sauce until well mixed.
  3. Chill before serving.

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Makes 4 servings

 

Feb
21
0

Creamy Peanut Sauce

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I’m kicking myself for not making this peanut sauce more often. It’s super simple to make and it’s incredibly delicious! I love to pair this with cooked chicken and veggies. Keep this on hand to jazz up on any dinner!

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Creamy Peanut Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 tb. soy sauce
  • 1/3-1/2 cup coconut milk, canned
  • 1 tb. brown sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic

Instructions

  1. Add all the ingredients into the Magic Bullet Blender and blend until creamy.
  2. Use immediately or refrigerate until ready.
  3. It will thicken in the fridge, so blend again with a little liquid to thin, or heat up.
  4. Enjoy!

 

Dec
6
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Blue Cheese Dressing

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Making your own, homemade salad dressing is easier than you think. A handful of ingredients and a Magic Bullet and in no time you have a tasty dressing perfect for salad or dipping your favorite veggies into.

 

Blue Cheese Dressing

Ingredients

  • 1 cup mayo
  • 1 cup blue cheese
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 shallot
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 tb. worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 bunch parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Add all the ingredients into the Magic Bullet Blender and blend until creamy.
  2. Serve over a wedge salad, use as a dip for veggies or chicken wings, or eat it with a spoon ;).

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We rarely buy store-bought salad dressings. Making them at home is so easy, and saves a lot of money in the long run! This parmesan vinaigrette requires few ingredients, and is very flavorful. I used pre-shredded carrots to save time, and threw some bread crisps on top for some carbs and extra crunch. All you need for the dressing is olive oil, garlic, mustard, red wine vinegar and shredded parmesan cheese.

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Parmesan Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup fresh grated parmesan
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ⅓ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 4 cups chopped romaine
  • ½ cup shredded carrots
  • Croutons, for topping

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Instructions

  1. Add parmesan cheese, mustard, vinegar, garlic and oil to a Magic Bullet cup and blend.
  2. Add the salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Toss romaine lettuce with carrots, croutons and salad dressing.

Makes 1 cup

 

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This pasta sauce is definitely a keeper. You don’t need a lot to make a yummy and fresh pasta sauce, and with your Magic Bullet, it’s so easy to do! Roasting the tomatoes, onion, and garlic enhances their flavor. It is super yummy!

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Easy Cherry Tomato Basil Pasta Sauce

Ingredients

  • 3 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 4 to 5 whole garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil
  • Fresh parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375. Add tomatoes, onion, and garlic. Coat with 2 tb. olive oil and a sprinkle of salt and pepper.
  2. Cook for 20 minutes, tossing every so often.
  3. Add the cooled ingredients to the Magic Bullet Blender. Puree until creamy.
  4. Add sauce to medium sauce pan, along with basil. Simmer for 5-10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, and a little fresh parmesan cheese.
  5. Serve over pasta sauce and enjoy!

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Have you ever tried pasta sauce that wasn’t red or white? I admit that I haven’t had any other sauce besides tomato or Alfredo (or other cheese sauce) with pasta before I tried avocado pasta sauce very recently. My next non-traditional pasta sauce experiment: rosemary butternut squash pasta sauce. I had a lot of butternut squash left over from a butternut squash soup I made, and when trying to think of other things to cook with it, I thought of making a creamy pasta sauce from it! Rosemary and garlic go great with butternut squash, so I added some of those in my sauce too.  This butternut squash pasta sauce is also a great way to eat your vegetables. My 11 month old daughter loved it!

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Rosemary Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1 butternut squash, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp fresh rosemary leaves
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • 1 tbsp fresh grated Parmesan cheese

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Instructions

  1. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat and add the butternut squash, garlic and rosemary.
  2. Cook for 10 minutes, then add the chicken broth and bring to a boil.
  3. Simmer for 10 minutes, then add the half and half and turn off the heat.
  4. Let cool to room temperature, then transfer to a Magic Bullet cup along with the cheese and blend until smooth.
  5. Add more salt and pepper to taste before tossing with your favorite pasta.

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Makes 3 cups.

 

quick and easy pasta sauce

Usually when I go to the grocery store, I buy pasta sauce in bulk, because it’s SO nice to have on hand for quick and easy dinners. But every so often I’ll go to grab a jar for dinner only to find I haven’t restocked my pantry!

Luckily, putting together a homemade pasta sauce is just as easy as grabbing a jar! (Well, kind of, but it’s definitely close!) This pasta sauce recipe has a little spin on it though, because I added a little bit of sweet potato puree. Having three little kids I’m always trying to sneak in extra nutrients, plus it gives this pasta sauce a nice sweetness as well as a rich taste!

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Quick and Easy Sweet Potato Pasta Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1 small sweet potato, peeled, diced, and steamed until soft
  • 2 tb. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 tb. fresh rosemary, roughly chopped
  • 1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes, with basil
  • sprinkle of sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Red pepper flakes to taste, optional

(To make this a ‘cream’ version you can add 1/2 cup of heavy cream after the onions are cooked)

Instructions

  1. In the Magic Bullet Blender, add your softened sweet potato. Blend until creamy. You can add a few tb. of water as needed to puree easily.
  2. In a saucepan on low medium heat, add your EVOO. Then add your onions and garlic. Cook 3-5 minutes until translucent.
  3. Next add in your rosemary and cook for an additional minute.
  4. Once that is done, add in the rest of your ingredients, including the sweet potato puree. Whisk until combined, and adjust seasonings.
  5. You can puree the sauce into the Magic Bullet Blender for a non-chunky sauce, or leave as is.
  6. Keeps in the fridge for up to a week.

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Feel free to make this a meat sauce as well for a hearty pasta dinner for your family!