Today’s Smoothie: Peachy Orange with Allspice

Tasty peach pie for breakfast … without remorse. The allspice takes today’s peachy orange smoothie to a time and place where pie for breakfast is mainstream. Allspice has the flavor and aroma of cinnamon, clove, ginger, and nutmeg. It provides a brash blend without having to blend different spices. Let’s start with a cup of … Continue reading Today’s Smoothie: Peachy Orange with Allspice

New on the Cookbook Shelf: Tahini & Turmeric – 101 Middle Eastern Classics Made Irresistibly Vegan

Sisters Vicky Cohen and Ruth Fox made their first mark on the vegan food world with their food blog MayIHaveThatRecipe.com. Now they have created a cookbook Tahini & Turmeric which will kickstart your kitchen creativity. After spending some focused time with this cookbook while waiting for my car to be serviced, I make a quick … Continue reading New on the Cookbook Shelf: Tahini & Turmeric – 101 Middle Eastern Classics Made Irresistibly Vegan

Today’s Smoothie: Strawberry with Chamomile and Rose Hips

Let’s say, “Good morning”, with flowers. Calming chamomile and vitamin C-packed rose hips are welcome flavor and visual additions to this strawberry smoothie. This smoothie has four vitamin C-rich ingredients: #1: Kale (2 cups): 160.8 mg (268% of Daily Value) #2: Strawberries (1 cup): 89.4 mg (149% DV) #3: Bananas (2 peeled): 20.6 mg (34% … Continue reading Today’s Smoothie: Strawberry with Chamomile and Rose Hips

Today’s Smoothie: Pink Grapefruit and Mandarin Orange

They’re back! This week’s Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) box delivery included two pounds of satsuma mandarin oranges. Before breakfast, the citrus fruit bowl also included two ruby red grapefruits from Texas. A week ago, I was so close to coming home from a white elephant gift exchange with a whole box of grapefruit. Alas, it … Continue reading Today’s Smoothie: Pink Grapefruit and Mandarin Orange

Today’s Smoothie: Matcha Mandarin Strawberry

Today wraps up the mandarin orange smoothie theme. See this recent blog post for the backstory on my abundance of mandarin oranges: https://veganbythebookblog.wordpress.com/2018/12/01/todays-smoothie-ginger-mandarin-cranberry/ Matcha green tea powder and strawberry are a lovely couple, along for the ride with the bright citrus flavor of the mandarin orange. Matcha is also a rich source of antioxidants. I … Continue reading Today’s Smoothie: Matcha Mandarin Strawberry

Today’s Smoothie: Mandarin Mango

The mandarin orange smoothie theme continues. See my most recent blog post for the backstory on my abundance of mandarin oranges: https://veganbythebookblog.wordpress.com/2018/12/01/todays-smoothie-ginger-mandarin-cranberry/ Mandarin and mango go well together. The cardamom pod adds a sweet-like sensation on your palate. Taste test the smoothie to see if you want to increase the number of dates if the … Continue reading Today’s Smoothie: Mandarin Mango

Today’s Smoothie: Ginger Mandarin Cranberry

You will be seeing a string of smoothie recipes featuring mandarin oranges. Here’s why: I forgot this was our delivery week for the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) box. The box was outside the front door as I attempted to hurry off to my Thursday morning cross-town commute. I took the five seconds needed to pick … Continue reading Today’s Smoothie: Ginger Mandarin Cranberry

Today’s Smoothie: Kiwi Fennel with Cracked Cubeb

Flecks of fennel fronds and bits of freshly cracked cubeb add depth of beauty to this light green smoothie. Kiwi and fennel arrived a few days ago in the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) box. I think I will use the reserved fennel bulb for a pizza topping. Cubeb is commonly called “tailed pepper.” The peppercorns … Continue reading Today’s Smoothie: Kiwi Fennel with Cracked Cubeb

Today’s Smoothie: Carrot Crush

I was looking forward to a huge salad later today, so today’s smoothie was orange, rather than my usual green. I have been focusing on green smoothies without chocolate, but I haven’t tried many without frozen bananas. Today’s smoothie put to use three Satsuma Mandarin oranges and one Gala apple from this week’s Community Supported … Continue reading Today’s Smoothie: Carrot Crush