Sunday, November 27, 2016

Leftover Turkey Salad


If you are getting tired of leftover thanksgiving turkey sandwiches, try this healthy and simple salad. This is a great way to use up leftover turkey or even chicken.  The flavors really come together in this delicious salad.   This can be enjoyed on a bed of lettuce, in a wrap or in a sandwich.


Chop up a 1/2 cup of Craisins ( or raisins), 1/2 cup chopped pecans, and one peeled and diced apple.



Combine the chopped turkey and mayonnaise.  Fold in the remaining ingredients.  Refrigerate for at least two hours for flavors to combine.


Enjoy on a bed of lettuce or in a wrap or sandwich.





Ingredients:
4 cups cooked turkey, cut into bite-size pieces
1/2 cup pecans, chopped
1/2 cup dried cranberries (Craisins)
1 medium apple, cored and diced
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 lemon, juiced

Directions:
In a medium bowl, combine the chopped turkey, pecans, dried cranberries, apple, mayonnaise, salt and lemon juice.  Mix well.  Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours before serving.  

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Homemade Almond Milk



It's easy to make your own almond milk and here is how!  Almond milk is a healthier alternative to soy and dairy milk.  I will never go back to buying it from the store again!  This tastes so good and creamy, it is hard to believe that it so simple to make. 


.Place almonds in a bowl and pour in enough water to cover; soak at least 12 hours.

Drain water.


Blend almonds and 3 cups water in a blender on low speed for 10 seconds. Turn blender off for 5 seconds. Blend almonds and water on high speed for 60 seconds.


Pour mixture through cheesecloth or a nut bag into a bowl. 




Discard the pulp or save for another use.


Clean the blender and return milk to blender; add agave nectar (or substitute honey) and salt. Blend milk until smooth.   Enjoy this healthy and delicious almond milk.  
                                  
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Makes 2 servings

Ingredients:
1 cup raw almonds
water to cover
3 cups water
1 tablespoon agave nectar, or more to taste ( you can also substitute honey)
1 pinch sea salt

Directions:
1 .Place almonds in a bowl and pour in enough water to cover; soak at least 12 hours. Drain water.
2. Blend almonds and 3 cups water in a blender on low speed for 10 seconds. Turn blender off for 5 seconds. Blend almonds and water on high speed for 60 seconds. Pour mixture through cheesecloth or a nut bag into a bowl. Discard the pulp or save for another use.
3. Clean the blender and return milk to blender; add agave nectar and salt. Blend milk until smooth.