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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Curry Green Beans Recipe

I love eating green beans, but my husband...not-so-much. When I prepare them, I always have to doctor them up with all kinds of spices & herbs before he'll eat them. I like mine on the "sweet" side and he prefers them spicy with a little bit of a kick.

Today's guest post recipe is courtesy of The Cocoa Exchange. You'll only need 5 ingredients to make their recipe.

Curry Green Beans Recipe

Curry Green Beans Recipe

1 lb. green beans, stems removed
2 cups low sodium chicken broth or water
2 Tbsp. Pod & Bean™ Curry Seasoning Blend
2 shallots, sliced thin
2 Tbsp. butter

Place green beans, broth and 1 Tbsp. Pod & Bean™ Curry Seasoning Blend in large sauté pan on medium high heat. Bring to boiling, reduce heat and cook for 5-7 minutes or until tender. Drain beans, reserving ¼ cup of broth.

Return pan to heat and add butter and shallots and cook for 2-3 minutes or until shallots are translucent. Add green beans and 1 Tbsp. Pod & Bean™ Curry Seasoning Blend. Toss together and sauté for 3-4 minutes. If beans become too dry, add small amounts of the reserved broth.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

2 Low-Cal Fruity Cocktail Drink Recipes

Award Season is in full swing, so it's time to roll out the red carpet and celebrate the upcoming awards by hosting your own viewing party. No viewing party is complete without delicious cocktails, so sip in style during the trendiest season with these Award Season inspired cocktail recipes that are courtesy of Sparkling Ice.

Red Carpet Raspberry Cocktail Recipe

Red Carpet Raspberry Cocktail Recipe

1 1/2 ounces vanilla vodka
1 tsp. simple syrup
1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice
Sparkling Ice Grape Raspberry
Raspberry ice cubes, for garnish

Place raspberry ice cubes in glass and set to the side. In a cocktail shaker, add vanilla vodka, simple syrup, and fresh lemon juice- shake. Strain over ice and add Sparkling Ice Grape Raspberry.
Best Dressed Blackberry Cocktail Recipe

Best Dressed Blackberry Cocktail Recipe

1/4 cup blackberries
Juice of 1 lemon
1 sprig of thyme
1 tbsp. simple syrup
1 1/2 oz. whiskey
Sparkling Ice Black Raspberry
Frozen berry garnish (optional)

Fill a lowball glass with crushed ice. Muddle blackberries in a cocktail shaker. Add ice, lemon juice, thyme sprig, simple syrup, whiskey and shake. Pour over ice in glass and top with Sparkling Ice Black Raspberry. Garnish with frozen berries and serve.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

KRUPS Irish Coffee Recipe

KRUPS Irish Coffee Recipe
Did you know that there is a National Irish Coffee Day? Well, there is and it's on January 25th. These days there seems to be a "National Day" for anything and everything! If you enjoy drinking a good Irish Coffee from time to time, I think you'll enjoy our guest recipe today that's courtesy of KRUPS. The recipe will make 1 serving.

KRUPS Irish Coffee Recipe

50 ml espresso
1 tsp light brown sugar
20 ml whisky
20 ml single cream

In a saucepan, heat the whisky then incorporate the light brown sugar in order to dissolve it. Pour the mixture into a glass and pour the espresso on top. Lightly whisk the cream and arrange it carefully on top of the drink.