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5 Minute Mayonnaise

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Almost every day for school my girls request sandwiches for their lunches. They love them loaded up with turkey, cheese, and a lot of Mayo. We go through it fast in our house and a lot of times I’ve sent them to school with dry sandwiches because mama forget to buy more mayo :).

Recently I learned how easy and quick it is to make your own mayo at home, and the Magic Bullet is the PERFECT machine to make it! It came out so beautifully creamy, I couldn’t’ even tell the difference between store bought and homemade. I will definitely be making this again and again!

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5 Minute Mayonnaise

Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. ground mustard
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tb. white vinegar or lemon juice
  • 1 cup canola oil

Instructions

  1. Add all of your ingredients to your Magic Bullet blender, except oil. Add only 1/4 cup of the oil.
  2. Blend for one minute.
  3. While it is still blending, continue to add in the rest of the oil and blend for another minute. It will become very thick and creamy.
  4. Store for up to a week in an air tight container.

 

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Fall. It rolls around as soon as September 1st hits. Everything starts to revolve around all the fall indulgences: pumpkin spice lattes, apple cider donuts and fall activities. In an attempt to always challenge myself to create a healthier versions of the things I love, I went with apple cider donuts. They are always the perfect warm, sweet treat after a chilly day of apple picking. The crunch of the cinnamon sugar on top tops them off like icing on a cake. You won’t even miss store bought or farm fresh donuts with this recipe. They are good cold, even better warm, and unreal dipped in coconut sugar. Let them sit a day or two, and just like how your Nonna talks about her Italian pasta, it’s always better when the flavors blend. I also recommend eating these drizzled in peanut butter, because WHY NOT?! Or dipped in a warm almond milk latte. The possibilities are endless, right?!

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Apple Cider Donuts with Coconut Sugar

Ingredients – Muffins

  • 1 3/4 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tbsp Apple Spice Blend (Primal Palate)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 3 eggs, room temperature
  • 3 tbsp apple cider (if not seasonal in your area, nut milk works fine but won’t lend the same strong apple cider flavor)
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted and cooled

Ingredients – Coconut Sugar Topping

  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • Spray coconut oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray donut pan thoroughly.
  2. Remove eggs from refrigerator. Melt coconut oil and set aside.
  3. In the Magic Bullet, blend oats until fine flour consistency is reached. This will make 1 1/2 cup oat flour.
  4. In large bowl, whisk oat flour, coconut sugar, baking powder and Apple Spice Blend. Add in apple cider, eggs and applesauce until well mixed. Add in coconut oil until well mixed.
  5. Add the batter to the greased donut pan.
  6. Bake for 12 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Lightly spray each donut with coconut oil. Dip into shallow bowl of coconut sugar and let sit to cool.

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Notes

* If you do not have the Apple Spice Blend from Primal Palate, you can mix together 1/4 tbsp of each: cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and ginger.

  • It is important to let the eggs reach room temperature so the entire mixture is the same temperature and bakes evenly.

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This fresh watermelon, arugula feta salad is inspired by summer. When I saw watermelon at the grocery store on sale, I had to bring one home. While I was chopping it up, I had the idea of tossing it into some arugula, mint and citrus dressing. Feta cheese adds a nice touch to this salad, but it can be omitted or substituted with another soft cheese.

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Watermelon Arugula Feta Salad

Ingredients

  • 4 cups arugula
  • 1 small watermelon, sliced into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese
  • 2 tbsp orange juice
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 shallot, minced
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Pinch ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves

Instructions

  1. Add the orange juice, lemon juice, honey, olive oil, shallot, salt and pepper to a Magic Bullet cup and blend.
  2. Pour over the arugula, watermelon, mint and feta cheese and toss in a large bowl.

Makes 2 servings

 

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Breakfast muffins are one of life’s finest treats. This recipe, which features oatmeal, yogurt, vanilla, banana and honey, is a wonderful break from the many muffins that are packed with sugar and butter. The best part is that having seconds and thirds is guilt-free!

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Banana Oatmeal Muffin Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • 1 banana
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. honey
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Blend banana, oatmeal and egg in your Magic Bullet.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients to your Magic Bullet and blend until combined.
  3. Add to an oiled muffin tin and bake at 400 degrees for about 10 minutes.

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Start your day on the right foot!

 

Aug
28
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Spinach Feta Pinwheels

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When asked about my favorite appetizer to make, I always think of these spinach feta pinwheels. They are really easy to make, and they freeze well days before you need them! Chopped frozen spinach and a frozen puff pastry sheet makes the job stress-free. All you have to do is wait for the spinach and puff pastry to thaw, then mix up the spinach with feta cheese and nutmeg in your Magic Bullet and spread it on the top. An egg wash makes things nice and crispy, so you definitely don’t want to skip it. Roll it up, slice it and put it in the oven. BAM! A delicious appetizer everyone will love.

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Spinach Feta Pinwheel Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 8 oz package frozen spinach, thawed
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 frozen puff pastry sheet, thawed

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Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Add the spinach, nutmeg and feta cheese to a Magic Bullet cup and blend well.
  3. Beat the egg in a bowl with a tbsp water.
  4. Roll out the puff pastry sheet and spread the egg wash on the top.
  5. Top with the spinach mixture and roll up.
  6. Slice 1-inch thick slices and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  7. Brush the rest of the egg wash over the top of each pinwheel.
  8. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown and crispy.

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Makes 12 pinwheels

 

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Are you tired of the same old boring breakfast routine? Shake things up a bit with this cilantro lime hollandaise that goes great with Eggs Benedict. Fresh cilantro and lime juice is blended with some salt and egg yolks, which are then whisked over low heat until thick and creamy. Drizzle this flavorful twist on your classic hollandaise sauce over an English muffin topped with sunny-side up eggs and bacon for a tasty wholesome breakfast.
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Cilantro Lime Hollandaise Recipe

Ingredients

  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients, except for the butter, to a Magic Bullet cup and blend well.
  2. Pour into a small saucepan over very low heat and whisk continuously until thick, about 5 minutes. Slowly drizzle in the melted butter once starts to thicken.

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Makes 1 cup

 

Aug
23
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Grapefruit Slushy


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There’s something about a tart grapefruit that puckers your taste buds in just the right way. This grapefruit slushy is not too tart, not too sweet, and just the right amount of satisfying.

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Grapefruit Slushy Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/2 grapefruit
  • 4-6 ice cubes
  • 1-2 tsp. sweetener (agave, syrup or sugar)

Instructions

  1. Combine grapefruit slices with ice and sweetener in Magic Bullet and blend. That’s it! Taste to make sure sweetness is where you want it (start small and work your way up!).

 

Aug
21
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Moroccan Chickpea Soup

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Not only is this Moroccan chickpea soup comforting to eat, the aromas of cooking it will fill up your whole house. Many different spices are used to make this soup, including cinnamon and paprika. The combination with tomatoes and chickpeas blended into a creamy texture will excite your tastebuds to the max. A fresh herb like cilantro makes a beautiful topping, and adds yet another dimension of taste to this dish.

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Moroccan Chickpea Soup

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 13.5 oz can chickpeas, drained
  • 1 13.5 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • Pinch cayenne pepper

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Instructions

  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat.
  2. Add the onions and garlic and cook 7 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the spices and stir for 30 seconds.
  4. Add the chickpeas, tomatoes and broth and bring to a boil.
  5. Simmer for 30 minutes, then cool to room temperature.
  6. Blend the soup until creamy in a Magic Bullet pitcher.
  7. Rewarm in the pot and serve.

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Makes 2 servings

 

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The classic potato salad can be made with an overwhelming amount of mayonnaise, and while that can taste great, it’s a heavy dish that doesn’t agree with all diets or palettes. The spin in this recipe is replacing the creaminess of the mayonnaise with an avocado – a much healthier and lighter version that retains the classic texture and adds refreshing flavor. For added kick, we’ll be blending in some dill, as well.

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Avocado and Dill Potato Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 to 1 1/2 lbs. small potatoes
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup dill
  • 1 small garlic clove
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • Salt & pepper

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Instructions

  1. Cut potatoes into halves and quarters. Dress with oil, salt and pepper, and bake in the oven for approximately 20 minutes on 400 degrees (or until brown), stirring occasionally.
  2. While potatoes are cooking, peel garlic clove and blend in the Magic Bullet.
  3. Add fresh dill, oil, lemon, avocado, salt and pepper to the garlic in the Magic Bullet and blend until creamy.
  4. Place browned potatoes in mixing bowl and toss with avocado dill sauce.

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Now you have a unique and delicious treat to liven up any dinner party, lunch party or picnic!

 

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Homemade tortillas are the best! They taste so fresh compared to store-bought tortillas, and don’t have any preservatives. You can make a larger batch and freeze them for later use, too. My toddler is a bit of a picky eater, and doesn’t like to eat vegetables. I try to sneak them in any way I can, and these spinach tortillas are just one example. Fresh spinach is puréed in the Magic Bullet, then mixed with flour and olive oil to create spinach tortilla dough. The dough is then rolled and heated in a skillet until cooked (you can tell it is done when brown spots appear). Keep them warm in a tortilla warmer until all are cooked and ready.

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Homemade Spinach Tortillas

Ingredients

  • 4 cups fresh spinach
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Add the spinach and water to a skillet and cook over medium heat until the spinach is wilted (about 5 minutes). Stir occasionally.
  2. Blend the spinach in a Magic Bullet cup until puréed.
  3. Combine the spinach, olive oil, flour and salt in a mixing bowl and knead with your hands until a dough forms. If it is too dry, add a little more water. If it is too sticky, add more flour. The dough should be elastic, but not stick to your hands.
  4. Chill the dough in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
  5. Break the dough apart into 6 equal circles.
  6. Roll out each circle on a nonstick surface and heat on a skillet over medium heat on each side until brown spots appear.

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Makes 6 tortillas