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Egg Recipes For Easter

Easter is coming soon! Are you planning to have an Easter party or just a simple gathering to enjoy the solemn occasion? Do you want simple food to serve without having to break the bank, and your back with all the preparations?

Here are some recipes to make for your simple Easter gathering:

Chunky Egg Salad

(Photo and recipe from Foodnetwork.com/copyright Television Food Network, G.P)

Ingredients

1/2 medium red onion, chopped
12 large eggs
1 stalk celery (with leaves), chopped
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
2 tablespoons whole-grain mustard
1 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 teaspoons kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper

In a small bowl, soak the onions in cold water, for 15 minutes. Drain.

Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, with a tight-fitting lid, place the eggs and cover with cold water by 1 inch. Bring to a boil and cook for 1 minute. Cover the eggs, remove from the heat, and set aside for 8 minutes. Drain the water from the pan and cool the eggs in the pan under cold running water. Peel the eggs and cut into sixths.

In a large bowl, mix together the onion, celery, mayonnaise, dill, mustard, lemon juice, and salt.

Add the eggs to the mayonnaise mixture and gently mix them together. Season with pepper to taste. Use in sandwiches, with lettuce and tomatoes, or in a salad.

 

 

Brunch Style Eggs Benedict

(Photo and recipe from Kraftrecipes.com)

Ingredients

4 Italian bread slices
4 KRAFT Extra Thin Swiss Cheese Slices
8 slices OSCAR MAYER Deli Fresh Smoked Ham
4 whole eggs
1/4 cup butter
2 egg yolks
1-1/2 tsp. lemon juice
dash ground red pepper (cayenne)
1 cup loosely packed baby spinach leaves

Heat oven to 375°F.
Place bread slices in single layer on baking sheet; top with cheese and ham. Bake 10 min.
Meanwhile, poach whole eggs (See TIP.) While eggs are cooking, melt butter. Blend egg yolks, lemon juice and red pepper in blender on low speed 15 sec. or until well blended. With blender running, slowly add hot butter to egg mixture through feed hole at top of blender; continue to blend until thickened.
Cover toast slices with spinach just before serving; top with poached eggs and hollandaise sauce.

 

Spinach, Ham & Cheese Omelet 

(Photo and recipe from: http://www.incredibleegg.org/)

2 EGGS
2 Tbsp. water
1 tsp. butter
Salt and pepper
1/4 cup shredded Italian cheese blend (1 oz.)
1/4 cup baby spinach
1/4 cup finely chopped ham
BEAT eggs and water in small bowl until blended.
HEAT butter in 6 to 8-inch nonstick omelet pan or skillet over medium-high heat until hot. TILT pan to coat bottom. POUR IN egg mixture. Mixture should set immediately at edges.
GENTLY PUSH cooked portions from edges toward the center with inverted turner so that uncooked eggs can reach the hot pan surface. CONTINUE cooking, tilting pan and gently moving cooked portions as needed.
When top surface of eggs is thickened and no visible liquid egg remains, SEASON with salt and pepper. PLACE cheese on one side of omelet; top with spinach and ham. FOLD omelet in half with turner. With a quick flip of the wrist, turn pan and INVERT or SLIDE omelet onto plate. SERVE immediately.

 

Quick and Easy Egg Drop Soup

(Photo and recipe from: http://www.simplyrecipes.com/ | recipe by Garrett McCord)

Homemade chicken stock is the best for this. Also, if you can’t locate any of the mushroom types indicated in the recipe, crimini (aka: baby bellas) will do just fine. Or, you can just leave them out all together.
Ingredients
3 eggs, lightly beaten
4 cups of chicken stock*
1 tablespoon of corn starch
Scant 1/2 teaspoon grated ginger**
1 tablespoon of soy sauce*
3 green onions, chopped
1/4 teaspoon of white pepper
3/4 cup of enoki mushrooms or sliced shitaki mushrooms
*If cooking gluten-free, use gluten-free stock and gluten-free soy sauce.

**Ginger is what makes the soup hot and spicy. Dial it down to 1/4 teaspoon if you want a more mild soup.
1 Make cornstarch slurry: Reserve 1/2 cup of the stock and mix with the cornstarch until dissolved.

2 Put stock, ginger, soy sauce, onions, mushrooms, white pepper in pot and bring to boil: Place the chicken stock, ginger, soy sauce, green onions, mushrooms and white pepper in a pot and bring to a boil. Add the cornstarch and stock mixture and stir. Reduce heat to a simmer.

3 Stir in beaten eggs: Slowly pour in the beaten eggs while stirring the soup. The egg will spread out into ribbons. Turn off the heat and garnish with a few more chopped green onions. Serve immediately.

 

Enjoy your meal!

(Due credit to the owners of the photos and recipes)

Permit For Liquors In Texas

The market for alcoholic beverages in San Antonio is fierce. Between the restaurants and nightspots of Riverwalk and other downtown venues to liquor stores and local watering holes in other neighborhoods, making and selling alcoholic products is prime business. Unfortunately, the Republic of Texas doesn’t make it easy to obtain an alcohol permit in an easy fashion. And the time it takes to obtain a liquor license San Antonio TX style can cost businesses their customers, sales, and a prime location.

This is why you may want to consider an organization which helps navigate the complicated system to be approved for an alcohol permit. Some companies, such as Texas Alcohol Consulting, greatly cut the amount of time to obtain a TABC permit from both the state as well as a city like San Antonio. On average, licensing for alcoholic sales and creation can take up to six months if you go through normal, state government channels. By utilizing independent consulting services one can reduce this time to approximately 60 days. For cities like San Antonio, permits make take a bit longer to approve.

Of course, how quickly these alcohol consulting firms works depends on their customers. Sellers and mixers should realize when reviewing these organizations they aren’t going to receive a permit within a week’s time of the request. While they ease the path to a liqor license they don’t make it a speedway. This is why businesses should contact alcohol consulting firms several months out to ensure all paperwork is properly filed. In addition, by starting out early, any bumps on the path can be smoothed out and corrected without further delay.

For those who feel paying an alcohol consulting firm is not within their budget, think of the advantages of obtaining a permit sooner than later. First is popularity, especially with venues that serve speciality drinks. For an organization which is always looking for the next innovation, obtaining a liquor license brings in customers. Second is revenue. Serving or selling a range of alcoholic products, from standard to top shelf, can increase annual sales by 20 percent. This is why it’s better to be pro-active now in approving a license than waiting until the last minute.

Why It Is Good To Serve Rainbow’s End Frozen Yogurt

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Can anything compare with the delightfully tangy, sweet and creamy taste of natural frozen yogurt? The Rainbow’s End company has long been dedicated to bringing this delicious and nutritious treat to people who love the taste of yogurt and the refreshing way it makes them feel. Rainbow’s End is a yogurt supplier that offers great tasting, high quality frozen yogurt to frozen yogurt distributors across the US who believe in offering their customers a high quality and delightfully delicious frozen dessert experience.
A Choice of Great Flavors and Styles

The choices in frozen yogurt and other frozen desserts like classic sorbet, custard and ice cream from Rainbow’s End is absolutely second-to-none. Rainbow’s End non-fat yogurt comes in an incredible choice of flavors, from chocolate to banana, vanilla bean, pumpkin and much, much more! Rainbow’s End Premium Ice Cream is all-natural and made with non-GMO sugars. The result is a taste that is utterly scrumptious, and one that will keep customers coming back for more.
A Healthy Snack

There’s no question that delicious, natural yogurt is a healthy snack alternative. Yogurt is a food that provides protein, calcium, riboflavin, and Vitamin B12 to the diet. Yogurt that contains live yogurt cultures (like yogurt from Rainbow’s End) is a great alternative for people who are lactose intolerant, as the live cultures help to break down lactose in the body.

Yogurt is also shown to help ease hypertension, especially in women during and after pregnancy, by providing calcium, potassium and magnesium to the body in a low-fat form. Yogurt can also help people with osteoporosis, as this calcium-rich food provides what the body needs to strengthen bones and prevent bone loss.

Photo credit: http://myrainbowsend.com/frozen-yogurt/non-fat/

Photo credit: http://myrainbowsend.com/frozen-yogurt/non-fat/

Service Equipment

Rainbow’s End offers everything needed to get a frozen yogurt business running, from the delicious frozen dessert products we offer to the equipment needed for storing and offering yogurt for self serve. Rainbow’s End has three styles of pressurized soft ice cream machines to choose from, from top makers like Electro Freeze, Stoetling and Taylor. Each offers high-end engineering and quality craftsmanship, so your business can offer tasty treats reliably and deliciously.
Point of Sale Materials For Rainbow’s End Products

Customers are sure to be enthused when your company serves treats from Rainbow’s End. This yogurt carries a “Live and Active Cultures” seal that verifies that this yogurt is made with live and active fermented cultures. To help promote the products, we offer point of sale materials, like free, downloadable posters featuring attractive photos and information about the delicious yogurts available from Rainbow’s End.

When it’s time to serve quality frozen yogurt, it’s time for Rainbow’s End.

Make Your Own Pumpkin Spice

It’s official! It’s going to be pumpkin here, pumpkin there, and pumpkin everywhere! Yesterday was the first day of Autumn and what do we normally remember about Fall that makes as pause and feel good aside from the pretty vista? The coming holidays, that is! And aside from the holidays, we will be seeing many orange and warm hued stuff around us and it’s going to be lots of them too.

Now that is officially Fall, it’s going to be the time for pumpkins, and pumpkin lattes, and pumpkin pies. But how do you make those yummy treats without the main kick – the pumpkin spice? Well, it’s very simply and it won’t take so much of your time to gather and prepare this staple when making those scrumptious pumpkin flavoured goodies.

Here’s your simple pumpkin spice recipe mix!

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(Artwork by yours truly :) ©Ria Cervantes/homefamilyheart.com)

 

Cucumber As Your Base For Smoothies

I have never tried making cucumber smoothie until yesterday when my friend told me about the many health benefits of drinking cucumber juice or smoothie.

I tried the very plain one, added with little lemon juice to give it some sour pop in my taste bud. Not that I don’t like bland food, I actually prefer them but it was my first time to drink cucumber when I just usually munch them.

So, I used 3 medium sized cucumbers. They weren’t organic so I had to peel them. It would have been nice if they were organic as blending the cucumber with the skin is more nutritious.a

I just washed them really well, peeled and cut into chunks. I didn’t add any water, just few ice cubes, few lemon juice and blended.

The verdict: it was a bit sour because of the lemon juice but I liked it a lot. It was blended to perfection. Then I researched in the internet how cucumber juice can be used as base for your smoothie to add that extra “green” nutrition to your drink.

Next time, I’ll add apple, pineapple, pears, banana and even cantaloupe chunks to play with the taste. I will also try incorporating more veggies on my smoothies like celery, parsley, mint, broccoli and other leafy greens.

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Let’s drink to good health!

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