Tossed Asian Salad with Wasabi Vinaigrette Recipe

This salad & vinaigrette recipe was shared by Holly Clegg.

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I think everyone know that I love salads.  I mean everyone.  I stop random people on the street and tell them "I LOVE SALAD."  Yeah, they may think I'm strange, but it's ok!  When I find a new and unusual recipe to try, I just have to make it. 

Wasabi Vinaigrette adds punch to this great crunchy combination of slaw and spinach topped with toasty almonds.  Combine salad mixture, make vinaigrette, refrigerate and toss together to serve. 

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Iced Coffee Recipe at Home with Dunkin Donuts

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Dunkin' Donuts. I received a Dunkin' Donuts Party Kit to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating.

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I have a group of friends that all like to get together and do stuff. We take turns hosting, or occasionally, going somewhere like a park or a restaurant, depending on what we’re doing.  Recently, my turn to host came up.  I figured we’d do some crafting, because, well, that’s what I like to do.  I also had a few projects I needed to get done, and figured if we were having a crafting party, it would help me get my rear in gear for these few projects. 

Since I was hosting this gathering at my house, I was responsible for providing some snacks and refreshments, too.  Since most of us like frou frou coffee drinks, I figured this would be the perfect time to introduce the new seasonal flavors of Dunkin Donuts coffee with an iced coffee recipe.

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Mediterranean Recipe for Dejage

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I’m all about quick, easy, and tasty when it comes to meals.  I suppose I should throw healthy in there, but let’s be honest – it’s generally more about the first three.  Minute Rice helps with all of these components.  I’m a busy person, and I don’t have the time, or desire, to slave over a hot stove.  Especially when a lot of the time, I’m just cooking for me. 

Dejage is a dish that I used to go out to have.  There was a great Mediterranean restaurant locally, that, unfortunately, has closed.  I scoured the internet looking for a similar recipe.  Alas, there was nary a one to be had.  After having it on a regular basis, I knew I could make a reasonable facsimile at home.  As with most Mediterranean recipes, this is loaded with good for you ingredients like olive oil, lemon, and chock full of veggies.  This recipe is as healthy as it is delicious.  It's really easy to change up, too. 

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How To Make Coffee in a French Press

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I love coffee.   But I’m really picky.  I can’t just open a can of any old grocery store coffee and make a pot.  Oh no.  It needs to be something really delightful and exotic.  And, really, it should go without saying that fresh roasted coffee is just about mandatory.   While I often prefer an elaborate frou frou coffee drink, if I’m going to have brewed coffee, I like mine from a French Press. 

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Vegetarian Chili Recipe

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I love chili.  I like it in the winter when it's cold and dreary outside.  It's a kind of stick to your ribs meal that leaves you full and satisfied.  Of course, I also like it in summer because I'm weird.  I make this Vegetarian Chili at least once a month.  I load it up with whatever vegetables are in season at the time.  In the summer, it's fantastic with zucchini.

Vegetarian Chili Ingredients

  • 1 Large onion, diced
  • 8 oz. Mushrooms, chopped
  • 3 Cloves Garlic, smashed
  • 3-4 TBSP oil
  • 2-3 Stalks Celery, thinly sliced
  • 2-3 Large Carrots, thinly sliced or diced
  • 2 Cups Broccoli, chopped (I used one large crown fresh)
  • 1 15 oz can Sweet Corn
  • 1 15 oz can Tomato Sauce
  • 1 15 oz can Diced Tomatoes
  • 2 15 oz cans Beans (I used a can of vegetarian pork and beans, and a can of chili beans)
  • 1-2 TBSP Chili Powder (I use a mild one)
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste (I use a seasoned salt blend)

Of course, if you like it spicy, you can adjust for your own flavorings.  We're mild food eaters here.

Vegetarian Chili Directions

Place your soup pot (at least 5 quarts) on medium-high heat and add the oil. 

Chop the onion and put it in the pan.  It should be sizzling, but not burning. 

Start chopping the mushrooms, and add to the pan as you chop them, along with the garlic. Stir a couple of times as you are chopping each vegetable to add in.

Chop/slice celery and carrots next, add to the pan. 

Chop the broccoli (or add a bag of frozen chopped broccoli). 

Stir every 2-3 minutes, and cook about 10 minutes.

Open your cans and dump them into the pan. 

Add a couple of cans water. I usually use the tomato sauce can, and rinse the extra sauce out of it. 

Stir.  Taste for seasoning. Add salt, but with a light hand. You will be cooking the broth down, and you don’t want it too salty.

Add the other spices; bring to a boil.  Turn down heat to medium, where it should simmer.  Simmer uncovered for a total of about 45 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes or so.  After a half hour, taste for seasoning.  Add more of whatever it needs – salt, chili powder, cumin.  Continue cooking for another 15 minutes.  It should be slightly thicker, and will thicken more upon standing.

Serve with optional garnishes – shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, chopped tomatoes, chopped onions, jalapenos.

It tastes better the second day – it makes leftovers!

Total time: 90 minutes

Cook time: 90 minutes

 

 

Curry Cauliflower Recipe #MWLDinnerParty

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Recently, How Was Your Day? was invited to participate in an event celebrating the release of Made with Love: The Meals on Wheels Family Cookbook.  Made with Love is a collection of recipes from celebrities including Martha Stewart, Mario Batali, and First Lady Barbara Bush, as well as people associated with Meals on Wheels. 

 We were asked to create a dish from the Made with Love cookbook.  I love curry, and I love cauliflower.  When I saw this recipe for Curry Cauliflower, I just knew what it was that we were going to bring!

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Beef Pot Roast with Winter Root Vegetables Recipe

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Are you looking for a hearty, delicious meal to serve the family?  How about something that's a little bit different but not too far from normal?  This twist on a classic beef pot roast recipe is so easy that your older kids {middle school or above} could start it to cook when they get home from school, and dinner could be on the table when you get home.  It always produces great results with little worry. For the best flavor, season the roast and refrigerate overnight before cooking.

 

How to Make Beef Pot Roast with Winter Root Vegetables

Mustard and Paprika Rub

  •  2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
  •  2 teaspoons sweet Hungarian paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard powder (I use Colman’s)
  • 1 teaspoon light brown sugar
  •  2 teaspoons salt
  •  2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper

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Easy No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars

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Do you love peanut butter and chocolate?  Check out this recipe that we made for Plate and Barrel. 

Anyone that knows me knows that I love peanut butter and chocolate.  I like peanut butter alone.  And I like chocolate alone.  But when you combine them?  OH YES PLEASE!! Factor in my love of bar cookies, and you have a real winner! 

This No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars recipe is easy, tasty, and very rich.  They are meant to impress!