So let’s talk about these awesome green Matcha Muffins, shall we? I recently received a free sample of Kiss Me Organics Matcha Green Tea Powder and also the most amazing Amazon service I have ever seen. I order it at about 3 in the afternoon on a Wednesday and at about 9am the next morning, it was on my doorstep. Thank you Amazon! And for some reason, I got free shipping too. Amazing!
I confess, I’ve never used or tried matcha powder before, but I have had a sip or two here or there of someone’s matcha latté at Starbucks. With that in mind, and the 13-cup KitchenAid Food Processor I had at my disposal, I decided to whip up these low fat, high protein, antioxidant filled muffins. Mostly because I wanted to eat green muffins…us redheads, we have an affinity for green stuff. I make green look gooooood. Just sayin’.
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This Creamy Cucumber Salad is a pretty popular iteration of the humble cucumber. I mean, what is there to do with cucumbers besides some kind of salad or carving them out for appetizers? It’s not like you can cook with them, right? Although once, at a restaurant I used to work at that shall remain nameless, they offered a turkey and cucumber pizza. Let’s just say I did not test it out. The only thing difficult about making this salad is slicing the cucumbers and onions thin enough to make a nice texture.
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Just a quick giveaway post today (You’re SO disappointed, right?!) and it has to do with more COFFEE! Yes, I love coffee, in every form, at any time, for any reason. I start my day with a giant Bulletproof coffee and I love making it with the best coffees I can find. So imagine my delight when I received an email from Puro Fairtrade Coffee from the UK! Here is some information regarding the brand:
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If you follow my many social media accounts, you might know how much I love coffee and caffeinated food items… So it was with great pleasure that I joined the Lavazza Passionista network for the next few months. I will be talking about and using the Lavazza brand of coffee (Italy’s #1 drip coffee) in some recipes, like this one, or just talking about coffee and how much it makes my world go round. Usually, I’m all over the French press, but this coffee came pre-ground (and very finely) so I was forced to haul out my drip machine. I then promptly broke the carafe, so we’ll see what goes on there. Today, being the first day without the carafe, I did this…worked like a charm! It’s like a cheapy Cowboy Coffee/Pour Over hybrid!
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