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Neelys Hurricane from New Orleans

Ingredients Ice cubes 2 ounces light rum 2 ounces dark rum 2 ounces passion fruit juice 2 ounces pineapple juice 1/2 lime, juiced 1 tablespoon grenadine 1 orange, sliced into wheels, for garnish Directions Fill the hurricane glasses with ice. Mix the rums,passion fruitjuice, pineapple juice, lime juice, and grenadine in an ice filled shaker. Strain […]

Ginger Martini

Ginger Martini

Ingredients * 3/4 cup sugar * 1 1/2 cups water * 1 large hand ginger, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch coins/chunks * Bar sugar * Freshly grated nutmeg * 2 ounces good quality tequila or reposado (recommended: Cabo Wabo) * 1 lime, juiced, plus lime wedges for garnish Directions Bring sugar and water up to […]


Hummus with Tahini

from Chef Tess Bakeress – whose recipes ALWAYS rock! Hummus 101 Hummus is a dip or spread made from chickpeas. Hummus is in fact the Arabic word for chickpea. Hummus has been eaten since ancient Egyptian times. Over 7,000 years ago. In almost every culture the use of mashed beans in some form are used.They […]


How to Make a Fat Tuesday Mudslide

Things You’ll Need: * 1 1/2 ounces vodka * 1 1/2 ounces coffee liqueur * 1 tablespoon cocoa powder * 2 scoops vanilla ice milk * Blender 1.Place your blender on the counter and remove the lid. Pour 1 1/2 ounces of vodka into the blender. Add 1 1/2 ounces of coffee liqueur. 2.Add 1 […]

Strawberry Yogurt Shakes

Strawberry Yogurt Shake Ingredients: 1/2 cup unsweetened pineapple juice 3/4 cup plain low fat yogurt 1-1/2 cups frozen, unsweetened strawberries Directions: Add ingredients, in order listed, to blender container. Puree at medium speed, until thick and smooth.

Warming Cranberry-Apple Cider

(Serves 8) As a non-alcoholic beverage to serve guests, this warming cider is a healthy option. 4 to 5 cups fresh cranberries 8 cups apple cider 1/2 cup fruit sweetener or 1/4 cup unrefined sugar (preferably organic) 2 cinnamon sticks 1 orange, sliced into rounds *Special equipment: cheesecloth Combine cranberries with 2 cups apple cider […]

Carob Date Brownie Mix

(Makes 16 large brownies) These moist and chewy brownies are sweetened with dates. Serve them warm from the oven with a cold glass of soy milk or almond milk. 1-1/2 cups whole-wheat pastry flour or unbleached all- purpose flour 1/4 cup carob powder 1 Tablespoon instant grain beverage powder 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon […]

Burger Mix

(Makes 8 patties) Serve on a bun with your favorite condiments. 1 cup dry garbanzo beans, ground to a flour in a coffee grinder or high-powered blender 1 cup rolled oats, ground to a flour in a blender or food processor 1/2 cup short-grain rice, ground to a flour in a coffee grinder or blender […]

Saucepan Stuffing Mix

(Serves 5) Dress up an otherwise ordinary meal with this fast, flavorful stuffing. Six 1-1/2-ounce slices of whole-grain bread, cubed, and dried in a 250 degree oven for 45 to 60 minutes 1/3 cup pecans, chopped 2 Tablespoons dried parsley flakes 2 teaspoons poultry seasoning 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary 1/2 teaspoon dried ground fennel seed […]

Long-Grain and Wild Rice Mix

(Serves 5) Serve as a side-dish, or as a main dish surrounded by steamed vegetables. 1 cup long-grain brown rice 1/2 cup wild rice 1 Tablespoon dried parsley 2 teaspoons Spike or other all-purpose seasoning 1 teaspoon dried thyme 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon salt (optional) Mix ingredients and store in an air-tight container. Attach these […]

Macaroni and TVP Skillet Mix

(Serves 4) This quick dish will please children and adults alike. 1-1/2 cups dry elbow macaroni 1 cup dry texturized vegetable protein (TVP) (ground beef or ground turkey for a non-vegetarian dish) 3 Tablespoons dried minced onion 2 Tablespoons dried parsley 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon dried thyme 1/2 teaspoon salt Combine all ingredients, […]

Vegetable Dip Mix

(Serves 12 — Prepared dip makes about 1-1/2 cups) Keep an unopened aseptic carton of silken tofu in the refrigerator for an almost instant cold dip to serve with veggies or fat-free crackers. 2 Tablespoons dried parsley flakes 1 Tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon dried minced onion 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon dried dill or […]

Cinnamon Raisin Apple Muffin Mix

(Makes 12 muffins) A fast after-school snack. 2 cups whole-wheat pastry flour or unbleached all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup raisins Whisk together first six ingredients and store in an airtight container. Package raisins separately. Attach these instructions: To prepare, preheat oven […]

Peruvian Hot Chocolate

Peruvian Hot Chocolate 2 cans Evaporated milk 3.20 ozs. of Milk Chocolate, chopped coarsely 2 cinnamon sticks 1 whole clove Bring both cans of milk to a rolling simmer. Add the chocolate and completely melt it into the milk. Add in the cinnamon sticks and the one clove, stirring constantly, so as not to burn […]

Banana Yogurt Shake

Recipe Summary: Preparation Time: 10 minutes Number of Servings: 4 Cups of Fruits and Vegetables Per Person: 0.50 Ingredients: 1-1/2 cup fat free milk 4 small bananas, peeled 1 cup low fat plain yogurt 1 tsp vanilla 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/8 tsp nutmeg 1 cup ice cubes Directions: Combine all ingredients except ice cubes in […]

Banana Berry Jumble

Recipe Summary: Preparation Time: 25 minutes Number of Servings: 2 Cups of Fruits and Vegetables Per Person: 0.75 Ingredients: 1 large banana, halved and cut into 1/2 inch pieces 3/4 cup fresh or frozen cranberries 1/4 cup oats 1/2 tsp nutmeg Directions: Combine all ingredients in a large non-stick skillet. Cook on medium-high heat just […]

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