Peach soup- who would have thought? The sweet simplicity of this appetizer adds a nice charm to your dinner. Peaches are such a mild delicious fruit most people enjoy them, making it just the right pre-course to your dinner. I say pre-course because wouldn't serve this as a main dish, as it very light. That it also what makes it so refreshing. This recipe calls for canned peaches but if fresh peaches are in season, I highly recommend! Give them a little sauté with some sugar to soften and . . .
We really like green smoothies in our home. I really love green smoothies in our home. We fill them full of leafy greens, fresh fruit, milk for creaminess and my kids go nuts for them. I've served them to friends who are the pickiest of eaters and even they loved them. I really feel the key to these smoothies is having sweet fresh ripe fruit. This way you don't have to add extra sugars through juices or other unhealthy sources. I am particular and shop at stores that carry really great produce. . . .
We are big apple eaters over here. They are a staple around our house. As much as we have chicken, pancakes, and bananas- we have apples. No trip to the store would be complete with out stocking up on apples. So when the girls started brain storming ideas for apple week, I knew just what I would contribute these sautéed apples. A year or so ago I switched up our apple routine and tried sautéing them. It was so amazing! I served them over pancakes and it was a hit with the family. Because of . . .
We are back with one more fruit leather recipe for you. This one is simple and delicious. It's the perfect addition to your child's lunch box. Strawberry vanilla fruit leather - my kids gobbled this right up! So did I, for that matter. And you can't go wrong with 3 ingredients! Strawberries, vanilla extract, and honey. Puree in your blender and spread on your dehydrator fruit leather sheet - or on a silpat on a cookie sheet if you're oven dehydrating. Skip the fruit by the . . .
Homemade fruit leather has become a fast favorite around our house. It is so easy, and the combinations are endless. I hope you all have been enjoying our Summer Snack Series here on Oh So. Today I want to share one of our very favorite fruit leather combos - mango lime. Years ago I was told to always eat mango with a squeeze of lime - and oh boy that was such good advice. It is such a nice combo - the sweet with the tart is a party on your tongue. So - of course I put this combo . . .
My littlest boys have birthdays side by side to each other. One turning one, so he didn't have much say in what his birthday was about, my 4 year old however has been counting down the days till his birthday since Jan. when his older brother had his birthday. So it was kinda a go big or go home kind of an event. William, the birthday boy, requested a chocolate blueberry cake. He LOOOOOVES blueberry and they were totally in season at the time so we were eating loads of them. Naturally, chocolate . . .
Ever since I was a kid I have loved fruit leather, fruit roll ups, fruit by the foot, and fruit snacks. So when I learned I could make my own with 2 or 3 ingredients I was pretty darn excited. Skip all of the added sugars and preservatives and treat your kids to something natural and delicious. Making Homemade Fruit Leather This stuff doesn't last long in our house. My kids eat it up so fast and I don't feel guilty one bit. Fruit leathers are easy to make in the . . .
I love smoothies- for my kids. As for myself and drinking them- I don't love them. I've been following a friend's account for years and she is who really turned me on to juicing. I oooo'ed and awww'ed over her morning juices forever and finally Kadee surprised me and sent me one from Kohls, a Jack Lalanne's Power Juicer Express (but in white). It took me a while to get it out of the box. I was kind of intimidated by it. What to I use, how much do I use? What do I combine, what do I not combine! . . .
Several weeks ago I stumbled upon a picture of strawberry mango pico. I think I drooled. I thought about it for days and days and then finally did something about it. We were spending Easter at home, so I decided to go the non-traditional route and make fish for dinner. It was a light, flavorful change to the usual heavy Easter dinner. I topped my fish with a fresh, bright, and healthy strawberry mango pico. I picked Des's brain for the pico ingredients. Together we decided that . . .
So I'm a total sucker for carbs and sweets. Cake is my weakness. Put a gourmet cupcake in front of me and I'm a puddle. I'm also very aware those cupcakes are doing nothing to help out my post-baby body. While I'll never give up my cake, I'll balance it out with some quinoa. This mango quinoa and blueberry salad is my new craze. It's light and filling and mixed with some fresh mint, because what doesn't go amazing with mint? It's also is making me feel better about eating carbs and keeping my . . .