Baby it’s dry outside: Dehydrated Herbs

Herbs that is! Los Angeles is technically supposed to be a desert . None of the vegetation is natural here… We go through droughts. Herbs cost money. Buy them at the market for $1 and dehydrate or air dry. In supermarkets herbs such as rosemary can cost up to $5-$8. Let’s save a few bucks and dehydrate more… here’s what I have so far. More to come!

 

It’s not weird…Raspberry, dill prawns

I love dill’s surprising versatility. It makes me happy when someone tells me, ‘”That sounds odd. I don’t think that will work” People are very scared of ingredient ideas for some reason. Here I made dill and raspberry love each other oh so well!

4 raspberries
2 prawns
1 pinch of dill
1/2 cup grapefruit juice
1/2 tsp cayenne
1/8 cup extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

Set prawns and grapefruit juice aside. (You don’t want to accidentally cook the shrimp with the grapefruit’s acidity.) In a small bag hand mash berries with the rest of ingredients. Place in bag with prawns. Marinate for 30 min- over night. Sautee prawns. Reduce marinade with grapefruit. Enjoy!

 

June’s food holidays! Just to name a few

I’m naming them all, actually. A multitude of holidays such as National Iced Tea Day were listed from the fun site TheNibble.com . Root beer day happens twice?? Ridiculous! Please, keep in mind a former President has taken the time to declare these official. ;-P

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Tell that Sour Patch Kid to Go on Somewhere: Cherry Rune Juice

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Cherry Rune Juice Ingredients:

  • One small bag sour Rainier Cherries (pitted)
  • 2 Fuji Apples, 2 Macintosh Apples
  • 1 Lime, 2 stalks Bok Choy, 4 Carrots
  • 1 small piece Ginger
  • 1 bushel of Pea Shoots.

This seasonal juice reveals the sweet side of tart. The mild greens leave the cherries as the primary flavor agent. Always leave the rinds on lemons and limes as they have excellent benefits for your skin/ hair, but always be sure to remove pits and stems because they are without nutritional value and are hella bitter. Happy juicing y’all!!

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AmazeBalls (Coconut bacon topping smoky, mallow stuffed, mashed, sweet potato balls)

I got a little weird and remembered I had the most delicious mashed potato balls at Porto’s  in the Valley. Why not sweet potato balls? Sounds delicious enough… turns out… THEY ARE AMAZEBALLS (pun intended). Just look at that Mallow oozing out!

AmazeBalls Difficulty: Not

Time: 1 1/2 Hrs

Recipe

4 large sweet potatoes

1 small bag marsh mallow

12oz. fresh orange juice

zest of one large orange

1/4 cup dark amber maple syrup (grade A)

1/2 cup brown sugar

2 caps of liquid smoke

3tbsp cinnamon

1 1/2 tbsp nutmeg

2 cups of coconut

Salt and Pepper

Set coconut to the side. Slice sweet potatoes into 1″ pieces. Season with salt, pepper and cinnamon, and bake at 300 F for 20 minutes or tender. Minus a capful of liquid smoke and coconut, mash remainder of ingredients with warm potatoes in separate mixing bowl. Let mixture cool. Insert desired amount of marsh mallow in center of mash, and roll into ball.

To create coconut bacon simply mix a cap of lquid smoke and desired amount of Grade A maple syrup. one mixed, top onto Amazeballs and bake at 300 F for 20 minutes. Coconut will be perfectly brownish when ready.