Tuesday, June 25

Homemade Applesauce

Yesterday my daughters and I picked fresh apples from Grandma's backyard.
Upon arriving home the first thing my oldest said was, can we make applesauce like Tia??
So here we are!! I looked up this easy recipe online, hope you enjoy!
  I don't think we'll ever buy jarred apple sauce again,
this is tooooo easy!
10 apples (your choice)
1/2 Tb cinnamon *optional
1/2 cup water

Let's get started, peel all the apples! Let the kids handle this part..

Chop into chunks..
Place in a good size pot, add the water & cinnamon.
Cover & bring to a boil, reduce heat & simmer for 20 minutes.

Depending on how chunky ( mash with a potato masher) or smooth (blend)
you prefer your applesauce is up to you. We blended more like pulsed until our desired texture!!

Voila, you have homemade applesauce, yes it's that EASY!
Pour into a clean mason jar, allow to cool or not.
Taste for desired sweetness, leave as is or add brown sugar.
Once cooled, store in the refrigerator & enjoy for days to come.
I'm sure ours will last 2 days tops!!
 This recipe filled a quart sized jar a little over 3/4 of the way up.


Thursday, June 6

Habanero/Jalapeño Salmon

This is my family's favorite way to make Salmon, everyone I've introduced this recipe to

Salmon steak
Salt, pepper & garlic powder
Onion (sliced)
!-2 Jalapeño (sliced)
1 Habanero (sliced)

Season the salmon with Salt, freshly ground pepper & a pinch of garlic powder.
Pre-Heat a skillet to medium high & add some grape seed oil.

Saute the peppers & onion until they become semi-soft (about 5 mins)

Make room for the salmon by moving peppers to the sides of the skillet,
 place salmon in carefully & arrange the peppers on top, cover (4 mins).

Again take peppers off the salmon & gently flip, re-arrange the peppers on top.
If you do not move the peppers they will burn before the salmon in fully cooked (trust me). By placing the peppers on top the salmon absorbs the heat faster, beware. Haha!

After about a minute or so, take the salmon out & plate. In the past I've made white or brown rice along with & a side of steamed veggies. This time I decided to place on top of an organic mixed green salad & man was it delicious. I drizzle my salad with a bit of lemon juice & olive oil.