Dessert is delicious, but, if you're short on time and need to focus on actually getting dinner cooked, it can be the first thing to go. Barring a box of cookies or tub of ice cream, what quick and easy dessert do you like to make that keeps it on the menu?
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We previously discovered the wonder of making popsicles with just two ingredients, but if you're more of an ice cream person, here's a scoopable frozen dessert alternative that's nearly as easy.
The vast majority of commercial nut milks — even the grower-owned, non-GMO versions you can buy refrigerated from the natural foods store — contain gums, emulsifiers and stabilisers. If you drink dairy milk alternatives and your goal is to eat as much real food as possible, follow this recipe to make any type of nut milk at home yourself.
Lemonade is summer staple that doesn't need much improving, but if you want to take the classic beverage to a more refined and fancy place, try incorporating vanilla bean syrup. This secret ingredient rounds out lemon's natural harshness and tempers its acidity without detracting from the flavour we so firmly associate with summer.
Pumpkin pie. It sounds weird to anyone born in Australia, where pumpkin is reserved for soup, roast dinners and occasionally for mixing in with mashed potato to make it a little bit healthier. We certainly don't see it as a sweet food, much less a dessert, though as it turns out pumpkin pie is actually a delicious dessert that every Australian should try at some point in their life.
Meal planning should be simple, but it's not always easy. Ideally, you make a big batch of meals on Sunday that last you the entire week. Maybe you have things to do on Sunday. Maybe you just don't feel like making five to seven days' worth of meals at once. Here's an easier option: Prep marinade instead.
iOS: When people ask me how they can start eating healthy, I usually encourage them to cook at least one or two more homemade meals per week. If they're not used to cooking, even that is asking a lot. ForkIt makes it more fun (and less daunting) thanks to some gamification elements.
With all the crazy stuff happening in the craft cocktail scene, it can be easy for an alcohol abstainer to feel left out. It's not necessarily the alcohol you may be missing, but having a beautiful glass of tasty liquid made just for you. To combat ethanol-fuelled FOMO, Natasha David of Nitecap has a few choice mocktails that even a booze hound would enjoy.
Delicious mochi prides itself on being soft and chewy. Making such mochi is normally a laborious, violent, and rather dangerous process. This homemade mochi ice cream recipe doesn't require any risky pounding or slapping though; just sweet glutinous rice flour, sugar, water, ice cream, and a can-do attitude.
Baked or mashed sweet potatoes are lovely, but what if you're short on time and have only one sweet potato lying around the kitchen? Turn it into chips! This recipe by Allrecipes shows you how to use the microwave to make some sweet sweet potato chips in no time.