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Blood Orange Honey Toddy

A hot toddy in winter warms your core and gets rid of a sore throat and sniffle–my type of medicine!

After this delicious combination came together last night during a snow storm I got excited to make an iced toddy version this summer—yummm!

hot toddy

Ingredients:

Blood Oranges, 2

Ginger, 2 tsp

Honey, 1 Tb

Whiskey-Jim Bean Honey

Rooibos Tea

1. Juice orange, add grated ginger, and honey. Blend to liquify pulp etc.

2. Steep tea.

3. Add one part juice mixture, one-two πŸ˜‰ part(s) whiskey, two parts tea.

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Colorful Kale Salad

Kale salads are ALWAYS a good call. This one is fresh, summery, and colorful hence the creative name. πŸ˜‰

Radish was a great (secret) addition to this salad. If you’re not much of a radish fan try it in this salad anyway. The peppery, crunchy bite (and the hot pink hue) goes well against the kale and lemon.Β  Here’s 9 reasons to eat your radishes in case you needed nutritional encouragement. πŸ˜‰

rainbow kale salad

Ingredients:

Kale

Apple

Red Pepper

Radish

Zucchini

Avocado

Sunflower Seeds

Red Onion

Lemon

Honey

Olive Oil

Salt and Pepper

1. Remove kale leaves from stems then rinse in cold water.

2. Juice lemon and add with zest and diced onions to a bowl and let sit for a few minutes.

3. Meanwhile dice the remaining vegetables (except for avocado).

4. Add salt and pepper, honey, and olive oil to the lemon-onion bowl to make a vinaigrette then add to the bowl of kale leaves. Massage the kale leaves with the dressing and rip the kale leaves into smaller pieces.

5. Add chopped vegetables to the kale and mix to combine. Add sunflower seeds.

6. Season to taste with more salt, pepper, and lemon.

7. Letting the salad marinate tenderizes the kale…eat by 3rd-4th day.

8. Serve with fresh avocado slices/chunks on top. (optional)

Mint-Honey-Lemon Iced Tea

Mint. Lemon. Honey. Water. Yes, it’s that easy!

This is a perfect summer/anytime drink. The mint is refreshing and the lemon adds a slight tang to make it interesting.

mint
Fresh mint leaves steeping in boiled water.

mintlemondade

Ingredients:

Mint

Water

Honey (Agave/Coconut Sugar are welcome substitutes)

Lemon

Ice

1. BringΒ  4 cups of water to a boil.Β  Meanwhile, wash fresh mint in cool water.

2. Once water comes to a boil, add mint and a couple of tablespoons of honey, to your liking.

3. Allow mint to steep in the water until they turn from bright green to a dark shade. Remove leaves.

4. Squeeze a lemon into the water then add cold water and ice to dilute the mixture.

I found that making a ‘concentrate’ of the mint-honey-lemon allowed me better control of the flavor…and it chills faster so you can drink it sooner! Yesssyummmm!