I am having so much fun working my way through my Pinterest boards. The only problem is, just when I think I’ve made it through a whole bunch of them, I pin more!
Today I am going to share with you some of the sauces and drinks I have been experimenting with lately. And this time – not one pin to remove from my pin boards! That’s right, every single sauce and drink recipe I have tried so far is a keeper! Go to love it when that happens!
Sweetened with Stevia, this is a healthy, sugar-free drink for a hot summer day. Both hubby and I loved it. It was a little on the sour side after following the recipe (my frozen berries are a little bitter) but an extra bit of Stevia solved the problem. I will be making this all summer long!
Sore Throat Tea
I often make a honey and lemon “tea” to soothe a sore throat, but had never thought to add cinnamon, ginger and mint. I actually didn’t have any cinnamon on hand, but even the addition of the fresh ginger and a handful of mint from the garden added a little extra dimension to this already soothing drink.
OK…that’s not its real name. But hubby and I renamed it as its given name includes a word we try not to use in daily conversation. Whatever you call it, it’s good. There are two versions, the original and a chipotle. I am partial to the heat and smokiness of the chipotle, hubby prefers the original. Either is beautiful over a bowl of rice and veggies, or as a topping for a quinoa burger.
Many of you already know that my beloved hubby is not a big fan of vegetables. I am discovering, though, that if I can find the right sauce, it makes a lot of the veggies I love to eat more palatable to him. This thick, nutty, and slightly spicy peanut sauce had him eating rice, kale and green beans and loving it! I would say it is a winner! I found it took quite a bit more water than the recipe stated, and it was still a little thick, but I know I will be making this again and again.
We enjoy a good taco salad around here. And our recipe calls for Catalina dressing. So when I saw this recipe for Catalina dressing, created by someone trying to please her husband’s fondness for a traditional taco salad, I knew I wanted to give it a try. The photos I took were fuzzy, but the dressing (and salad) were a hit!
What have you been cooking (or pinning) lately?