What is in Milk? #Milk fuels a better healthy and strong future Got Milk?

Got Milk CampaignMilk is a gift of nature that has become one of the most popular foods, not only for its constant use, but also for its nutritional qualities and different applications.

What is healthy eating? A healthy diet is one that includes adequate and balanced in all food groups so that the body gets all the nutrients essential for good performance numbers. All balanced diet includes vegetables, fruits, dairy and low fat meats, grains and fats.

Milk is considered one of the most complete foods for two reasons:
1. because it provides the necessary nutrients for life: carbohydrates, proteins and fats and
2. vehicle because it is various vitamins and minerals. So it is not surprising that milk serves as raw material for many other dairy products.

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Milk is undoubtedly a highly nutritious product that struts provides high degree of versatility in the kitchen. The milk may be included as an ingredient in various recipes or just eaten alone at the desired temperature.

This nutrient promotes bone and dental health, and contributes to blood clotting, muscle contraction, and when taken as part of a healthy diet can help prevent diseases such as osteoporosis, hypertension and obesity. “Recent studies have shown that consuming 3 fat dairy a day prevents the buildup of fat in the cells thus facilitating weight reduction.

It is also the vehicle of nutrients such as vitamins and minerals, among which we can mention phosphorus, magnesium, vitamin A, B2, B12 and D, which exert specific and important functions in health. Therefore, the daily intake of 2 cups of milk is recommended.

Milk is definitely a product you should not be without great food and friendly, and there are many health benefits that people experience daily consume.

This post is brought to you by got milk? Drink to a brighter future.

Check out these links where you can find more info, ideas and facts about the got milk? campaign.

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Here is a beautiful printable for you, to place in your kiddos lunch box, bag or anywhere you want to make it more special when they are drinking Milk.

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Lighten Up The Holidays #SundaySupper

Light Recipes CollageThis week we have really easy, healthy, delicious recipes. With all the fabulous food the thanksgiving and Christmas bring us, it is very important to have a different alternative to the delicious sides, drinks, main dishes and desserts.
And of course thats what this Sunday is all about, light and “guilt free” food.
Check out the recipe list and I recommend to use a napkin because you are going to need it.
Hope to see you all on Sunday for are #SundaySupper.

Drinks

Appetizer or starter

Main Dishes

Side Dishes

Desserts

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Tilapia Fries with Chipotle Mayonnaise #WeekdaySupper

Tilapia Fries With Chipotle MayonaiseThese perfect, crispy and delicious little fish bites, are a great alternative to your everyday fish sticks. What’s most important is that they are 100% homemade.
This is a different alternative to the everyday #WeekdaySupper and of course is delicious, fresh and I know your kids are going to love it.
The sauce is a simple chile chipotle mayonnaise, and of course is a little spicy. But oh my, it is so delicious to use as a dip. It is perfect to put on the kiddos lunch box, take to work or just have it as an afternoon snack.
I hope you like them and enjoy!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 pound of Tilapia filets cut in chunks
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 4 eggs
  • Salt and pepper
  • Enough Oil to fry the fish
  • FOR THE MAYONNAISE
  • 1 cup of mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup cilantro finely chopped
  • 1 Chipotle pepper in adobo
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • zest of 1/2 lemon
  • salt, to taste

DIRECTIONS

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Cut the tilapia filets in steak fries like, you know like the potato.

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In a bowl or container beat the eggs with salt and pepper and in another container mix flour, breadcrumbs, salt and pepper. And don’t forget to start heating the oil in a heavy bottom pot, at 325 degrees F.

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Now let start doing the coating, is super easy just like a 1,2,3, method. 1 Fish in flour mixture. 2 Fish in egg. 3 Fish in flour mixture again, and repeat one more time.

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Once the two coating of breading are ready, let start frying this fish, add some pieces not all the pieces and fry until golden brown, it takes about 5 minutes total. Don’t place to much fish to the oil otherwise it will lower the temperature and it will not cook the fish properly.

For the Chipotle Mayonnaise, just mix in a bowl all the ingredients, I like little pieces of chipotle pepper, that is why for this mayonnaise in particular I don’t like to use the food processor.

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Level of the recipe: Easy

And for more delicious ideas check out more #WeekdaySupper recipes here

Monday – Sweet and Spicy Thai Squash by Curious Cuisiniere
Tuesday – Gluten Free Zucchini Lasagna by Momma’s Meals
Wednesday – Tilapia Fries with Chipotle Mayonnaise by Basic N Delicious
Thursday – Miso Pumpkin Chili by Nik Snacks
Friday – Crockpot Creamy Chicken & Broccoli Soup by The Foodie Army Wife
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Dracula Wine Jelly #SundaySupper

Dracula Wine Jelly #SundaySupper 1I’m so honored to be a brand ambassador for Gallo Family Vineyards and of course to be part of the amazing Sunday Supper family.

We are bringing to you the delicious, strong but subtle flavors of Merlot and Red Moscato, perfect for the holiday season. Both are ideal to pair with any of your creations this year. These are just fantastic wines, fruity, packed in flavor but also delicate.

But let me tell you with all the parties to attend or to start planning this is definitely the time to start creating with these delicious wines.

Celebrate with us this and also try my recipe featuring Gallo Family Red Moscato. A spooky and grown up approach to a childhood favorite. This jelly is perfect to be paired with cheese just like Gallo Family Wines.

I decided to make a jelly because I want it to offer a different and unique way to feature the Red Moscato Wine. The flavors in the wine like citrus, peach and berries are a fabulous complement to all kinds of cheese or if you want to top a piece of baked ham.
The Red Moscato Jelly is perfect to serve at a dinner party, with crackers, figs, or as a complement on a Charcuterie board.

The Red Moscato is a fruity sweet delicious wine, and is perfect to complement any meal, but when you use the wine in a jelly or a sauce the flavor enhance more and you can have a glance of a different taste. All the berries and peach are highlighted in a very different and delicious way. This is why I enjoy and love to cook with Gallo Family Wines: they are not only for drinking but you can also enjoy them in a recipe.

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If you want more information in pairing and ideas go to with Red Moscato and Merlot just click on the wines’ name.
Also heres a coupon for $1 off so you can try Gallo’s delicious wines Digital Coupon     And a easy Store Locator where can you find their wines.

You can also find more ideas here at Gallo Family Vineyards Frightfully Fun Entertaining Recipes
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Draculas Wine Jelly

INGREDIENTS

  1. 3 ½ cup of Red Moscato wine
  2. 4 tablespoons of pectin
  3. ½ cup lemon juice
  4. 1 ½ cups sugar

DIRECTIONS

  • In a heavy bottom pot heat to medium low heat, add the wine, and let it simmer until reduced by half, add the lemon juice and the pectin, stir constantly to avoid the form of lumps.
  • Gradually add the sugar, and cook for 10 minutes in a low heat.
  • Then, add the jelly to the jars already clean.
  • You can start serving some Dracula jelly in your Halloween party, after refrigerated for at least 4 hours.

This recipe makes 4,½ pint jars of jelly.

Compensation was provided by Gallo Family Vineyards via Sunday Supper, LLC.
The opinions expressed herein are those of the author, and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Gallo Family Vineyards.

For more ideas on recipes:

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Join the #SundaySupper conversation on twitter on Sunday! We tweet throughout the day and share recipes from all over the world. Our weekly chat starts at 4:00 pm PT. Follow the #SundaySupper hashtag and remember to include it in your tweets to join in the chat. To get more great Sunday Supper Recipes, visit our website or check out our Pinterest board.

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Spooky Almond Cookies #CreativeCookieExchange

spooky almond cookiesWho doesn’t love this time of the year? It is super special and incredibly perfect for all things sweet and yummy.
And of course cookies are one of the best things to eat today, tomorrow and always, and to help you celebrate Halloween we at the #CreativeCookieExchange made this event specially for all of you the need new and different ideas to give as a treat for Halloween.
Yes, delicious and spooky recipes there are made to indulge your sweet tooth.
I made my spooky almond cookies, and am sure you will be super surprise with this cookies, there are so different and sweet, delicious, crunchy, well you need to make them and try.
So, enjoy.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 egg whites room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped almonds
  • 1 cup almond flour

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F.
  2. Place the egg whites in the bowl of a stand mixer and beat on high speed until stiff peaks form, then add the sugar little by little and the vanilla extract, beat for 5 more minutes,
  3. Once ready, add the chopped almonds and stir by hand, then add the almond flour and stir by hand as well until well incorporated.
  4. With the help of a little ice cream scoop, place little balls on a previously grease cookie sheet, and bake for 20 minutes.
  5. Do not worry if the cookies spread a little. Let it cool completely before eating.
    This cookies are highly addictive so make sure to make more the one batch.
  6. This recipe makes 24 cookies.
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Level of the recipe: Easy

The theme this month is Halloween! Spooky, silly, creepy, we’ve got it all! If you are a blogger and want to join in the fun, contact Laura at thespicedlife AT gmail DOT com and she will get you added to our Facebook group, where we discuss our cookies and share links.

You can also just use us as a great resource for cookie recipes–be sure to check out our Pinterest Board and our monthly posts (you can find all of them here at The Spiced Life). You will be able to find them the first Tuesday after the 15th of each month! Also, if you are looking for inspiration to get in the kitchen and start baking, check out what all of the hosting bloggers have made:

Vegetable Fried Rice #SundaySupper

vegetable fried rice 2So many things to do the sometime we forget the most essential things, and off course with that I mean food, if you notice how fast the year go by know and how expensive it is to grocery shopping, it is important to incorporated budget friendly recipes to our everyday meal plan.
And this is why today the #SundaySupper team have some easy, fast, delicious and economical recipes for our super busy everyday life.
Like my vegetable fried rice, super fast and easy made with leftover rice, for any occasion and if you know me you will see how I love rice, rotisserie chicken and pasta, you need to make those ingredients a must in your house ASAP.
Enjoy and I hope you like it.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups already cook white rice
  • 1 1/2 cup dice celery
  • 1 1/2 cup dice red bell pepper
  • 2 cups shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoons sesame oil

DIRECTIONS

  1. Heat a pan to medium low heat and add the oil, celery and bell pepper, cook for about 3 minutes, don’t cook to long or they turn soft and we want crunchy vegetables.
  2. Add the rice and mix then add the carrots, oyster sauce, soy sauce and cilantro, and mix just to incorporated everything.
  3. Serve immediately with a side of salad or more vegetables.
  4. This recipe makes 3 servings.

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Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Level of the recipe: Easy

And now go and check out more budget friendly and delicious recipes.
Scrumptious Mains (Breakfast and Dinner)

Satisfying Sides

Sweet Treats

Sips, Spreads, and Snacks

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Join the #SundaySupper conversation on twitter on Sunday! We tweet throughout the day and share recipes from all over the world. Our weekly chat starts at 7:00 pm ET. Follow the #SundaySupper hashtag and remember to include it in your tweets to join in the chat.
To get more great Sunday Supper Recipes, visit our website or check out our Pinterest board.



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Caramel Banana Bundt Cake #BundtBakers

caramel banana bundt cakeAnd this is the month I was waiting for so long, because we made delicious and irresistible caramel bundt, yes so sweet and gooey good the you never ever would look a bundt cake with the same eyes.
And this is because caramel is just my favorite, well that and coconut, I cook, make and created a lot of my sweet recipes with coconut and caramel, yum, and maybe is because back in home those are like an every day staples in the kitchen, making sweet recipes required caramel or dulce de leche all the time.
It is just delicious, and in this occasion I really want it to make something new and different, and is so funny, I made my bundt with some caramel filling, but it kinda got stuck on the pan, but it is still so delicious, gooey and oh my incredibly addictive, oh I forgot to tell you the I add some banana for a “healthy” approach.
As I always said enjoy and I hope you like it.
Also thank you to Lauren Everson from Sew You Think You Can Cook for hosting this month event.

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 cups AP flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 sticks soften butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 mashed bananas
  • 1 cup fat free half and half
    FILLING:
  • 1/2 cup caramel(I used the one for ice cream)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar

DIRECTIONS

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

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Cream butter and sugar in a stand mixer for 5 minutes.

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Once the butter is all fluffy and light, add eggs, vanilla extract, mashed banana and half and half. It would look weir at first but don’t worry once you add the dry ingredients it will look pretty.

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In a separate bowl sift flour, salt and baking soda, add to the egg and butter mixture and beat for 3 minutes.

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See now looks super yummy and pretty.

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In a bundt mold already cover with oil and flour or butter, add half of the batter then add the caramel filling, (just mix the caramel, cinnamon and brown sugar together to well combine), be careful with the filling place it only in the center and without touching the sides of the mold, and then add the rest of the batter.
Bake for 1 hour or until the center of the cake when you insert a toothpick comes up clean.

This recipe makes 1 bundt cake.

Preparation time: 25 minutes
Cooking time: 1 hour
Level of the recipe: Easy

#BundtBakers is a group of bundt loving bakers who get together once a month to bake bundts with a common ingredient or theme. We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme or ingredient. This month’s theme is caramel and our creative host is Lauren of Sew You Think You Can Cook.

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If you are a food blogger and would like to join us, just send an email with your blog URL to foodlustpeoplelove@gmail.com. All recipes and photographs can be found on our individual blogs, on our Pinterest board, and the #BundtBakers homepage.

And don’t forget to take a peek at what other talented bakers have baked this month: