How to Make Iced Green Tea

I’ve been sipping on iced green tea A LOT this summer.  I love a cup of green tea, but summer calls for something cold, so I’ve developed this recipe for those scortching hot days out there!

The recipe is super simple and makes a delicious AND super healthy drink!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups green tea (loose leaves or sachets) – I use organic chai green tea
  • 2 tsp honey
  • lemon
  • mint

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Directions

The recipes takes two steps: 1) make green tea ice   2) make iced green tea

Step One:

  • Brew 1 cup of water to approx. 80 degrees Celcius
  • Pour over green tea leaves, or 1 green tea sachet
  • Steep for about 4 minutes
  • Add 1 tsp honey and stir
  • Allow tea to cool off
  • Pour tea into an ice cube tray
  • Allow to freeze

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Step Two:

  • Brew 1 cup of water to approx. 80 degrees Celcius
  • Pour over green tea leaves, or 1 green tea sachet (I use organic chai green tea)
  • Steep for about 4 minutes
  • Add 1 tsp honey and stir
  • Cool off
  • Add previously made ice cubes
  • Garnish with lemon and mint

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Green tea is a powerhouse of antioxidants and nutrients!  It fights all sorts of diseases, protects heart health, improves brain function, lowers blood pressure, reduces cholesterol and boosts metabolism.  Enjoy a glass of this iced goodness today!

Happy day to all!

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Delicious Homemade Chocolate Milk

I must be a big kid (at least at heart) because I do LOVE  an occasional glass of chocolate milk;)  And on a hot day, what better than a nice cold glass of the chocolate stuff!  My kids are split on chocolate milk – Dominick loves it, Daniel – not so much.  So I make enough for two, and my little guy is happily drinking his white milk:)

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups milk (any milk of your preference)
  • 1 tbsp dark unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp organic cinnamon
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp raw honey

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Coffee is Life! How to Make Cà Phê Sữa Đá (Vietnamese Iced Coffee)

Keeping with last week’s coffee theme (Coffee is Life! How to Make a Café Bombón), I have decided to try another coffee recipe.  This time – Vietnamese Iced Coffee or Cà Phê Sữa Đá.

Given that the weather has been absolutely beautiful and by that I mean – HOT, I think this recipe is right on time!

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Coffee is Life! How to Make Café Bombón

Coffee is life, at least for me!

So, I asked my beautiful cousin, Magda, about recipes for Spanish coffee.  After all, she married into a Spanish family, so I figured – who will know better?!  And within minutes, I had SO many coffee ideas that I will seriously be trying a different coffee every week;)  And not just Spanish!  Thank you Magda!

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Sunday Funday: 4 ingredient homemade vanilla ice-cream

Ice cream!  YUM!  Who doesn’t like it?  Who doesn’t crave it?  Who doesn’t want to eat it right now?!  Okay, okay, enough…let’s make some ice cream!

We received an ice cream maker for Christmas and it has been the talk of the town…or at least the talk of our home;)  Yes, my boys just SO SO SO love it and want to make ice cream…all the time!!  With Daniel’s egg allergy – I have tried this egg-less vanilla ice-cream recipe.

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Sunday Funday: Making Mulled Beer!

Let’s unleash our inner beer lovers today and make some mulled beer!  Full disclosure here:  I am not a beer drinker or beer lover.  However, after making my mulled wine (Sunday Funday: Making Mulled Wine!), I just had to try mulled beer too! It’s only fair;)

And guess what?!  I LOVE IT!  It obviously does not taste like your regular glass of beer, but really, that is the point here;)

Ingredients

  • Beer (I used this Polish Lezajsk beer – it’s light and most recipes call for light beer)
  • 2 lemon slices
  • 2 wedges of mandarin orange
  • 2 cinammon sticks (1 for garnishing)
  • 3 coin size slices of fresh ginger
  • few pods of cardamom (5-10)
  • few cloves (5-10)
  • black peppercorns

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Sunday Funday: Homemade Chai

Chai is my ultimate go-to comfort drink. I just love to enjoy this hot, aromatic, sweet and spicy cup of LOVE!

Ingredients

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    • 2 cups of water
    • 1 cup of whole milk or milk substitute
    • 2 tbsp black tea (loose leaves)
    • 5 crushed cardamom pods
    • 2 small cinnamon sticks
    • 2 coin sized pieces of fresh ginger
    • 5-10 cloves
    • black peppercorns
    • sugar or honey

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Sunday Funday: Bacon – the ultimate comfort food AND pretty appetizer

Unless you are a vegan or vegetarian, you likely like bacon, yes? It’s the ultimate comfort/breakfast/winter food, or hey, even BBQ season food! Who doesn’t like the smell of bacon frying in the morning, seriously?

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But, bacon can be also be a pretty and delicious appetizer!

Ingredients

  • 20 Bacon slices
  • 10 Mushrooms
  • 10 Prunes
  • Maple syrup and greens for garnish

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Instructions

  • Roll mushrooms and prunes in individual bacon strips
  • Ensure they are wrapped tightly
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C)
  • Place tightly in a roaster, cover and place in oven for at least 30 minutes
  • Remove from oven, uncover and drain fat
  • Place back in the oven uncovered for approx. 15 minutes
  • Remove from oven
  • Garnish with microgreens and maple syrup
  • Serve warm or cool – tastes great either way!

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Try it for your family today (my kids love these!), or when entertaining your guests!

Happy Sunday!

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