5 Easy To Follow Cocktail Recipes To Try for National Tequila Day

Tomorrow is National Tequila Day! If you’re not in the mood to go out to have Tequila cocktails, try these five easy to follow recipes. Thanks to Atlanta restaurants, Molly B’s, The Shed at Glenwood, Dantannas, PARISH, and Bully Boys, you can sip to your hearts content in the comforts of your own home.

Molly B’s Pine-Jalapeño-Rita:

Photos Courtesy of Molly B’s

Jalapeño Syrup Recipe (Batch recipe for 15 cocktails)

Ingredients:

1/16th lbs. Jalapeños (Chopped)

.5 quarts sugar

.25 quarts water

Teaspoon Pectin

Preparation:

1. Simmer jalapeños, sugar and water for 2 hours, remove from heat.

2. Add pectin, stir and transfer to blender.

3. Puree ingredients, let chill.

Pine-Jalapeño-Rita Cocktail Recipe

Ingredients:

2 oz. Dulce Vida Pineapple Jalapeano Tequila

1 oz. Lime Juice

.5 oz. Jalapeño Syrup

Glassware: Rocks Glass

Preparation:

1. In tin combine: ice, 2oz Dulce Vida Pineapple Jalapeño Tequila, 1oz Lime Juice, .5 oz Jalapeño Syrup.

2. Shake and pour in rocks glass.

3. Garnish with pineapple wedge

The Shed at Glenwood’s Chihuahua’s Respite:

Photos Courtesy of The Shed at Glenwood

Ingredients:

2 oz. Sotol Reposado

4 oz. Watermelon Aqua Fresca

1/2 oz. Orange Curaçao

1.5 oz. Topo Chico

Mint Leaves

Preparation:

1. Combine all the ingredients in a shaker tin.

2. Shake well and pout over ice.

3. Garnish with mint leaves.

Dantanna’s Maestro Margarita:

Ingredients:

Photos Courtesy of Dantanna’s

1 1/2 oz. Dantanna’s signature blend of Maestro Dobel tequila

3/4 oz. Cointreau

Fresh Sour Mix

Kosher Salt

Preparation:

1. Rim glass with salt before, if desired.

2. 3 oz house-made sour mix (1 part fresh lime juice, 1 part fresh lemon juice, 2 parts simple syrup).

3. Build in bar tin with ice, shake, and strain into a tall glass over ice.

PARISH’s Smoke Gets in Your Eyes:

Ingredients:

Photos Courtesy of PARISH

1.5 oz. tequila (pref reposado)

.5 oz. mezcal

.5 oz. lime

.5 oz. agave syrup or simple syrup

3 oz. grapefruit juice

Topo Chico or Soda Water

Preparation:

1. Combine tequila. mezcal, agave syrup and grapefruit juice into a shaker tin.

2. Shake well and pour into glass with salted rim.

3. Top with topo chico (or soda water).

4. Garnish with lime wedge and enjoy.

Bully Boy’s Tequila #1:

Photos Courtesy of Bully Boy

Ingredients:

1 1/2 oz. El Jimador Reposado

3/4 oz. Ramazzoti Aperitivo Rosato

1 1/2 oz. Lime Juice

1 oz. Guava Agave

Preparation:

1. Combine all ingredients and shake well, then pour over crushed ice.

2. Top with Himalayan Lava Sea Salt.

3. Garnish with Kefir Lime Leaves & Edible Flowers.

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Almond Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Almond Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

INGREDIENTS

1/3 cup melted organic unrefined coconut oil + 2 tbsp

1/2 cup organic raw agave nectar

2 organic eggs

1 cup mashed ripe bananas + 1 ripe banana sliced in half, length wise

1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon butter nut extract or vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 3/4 cups Bob’s Red Mill All Purpose Flour

1/2 cup toasted almonds

1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

DIRECTIONS

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit (165 degrees Celsius). Place 9×5-inch cast iron loaf pan in oven with 2 tbsp of coconut oil.

2. In a large bowl, beat the 1/3 cup coconut oil and agave together with a whisk. Add eggs and beat well. Add mashed bananas and milk. Whisk.

3. Add the baking soda, vanilla, salt and cinnamon, and whisk to blend. With a large wooden spoon, stir in the flour, just until combined. Gently fold toasted almonds and chocolate chips.

4. Pour the batter into your greased loaf pan. Top with halved banana.

5. Bake for 55 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

6. Slice & Enjoy!

NEW YORK-STYLE ROSEMARY BAGEL RECIPE

I love bagels! Bagels have been a favorite breakfast item of mine for quite some time. I have experimented with a few recipes and finally came up with a winner. These bagels are not only delicious, they also smell amazing. Give it a try and let me know how much you love them!

NEW YORK-STYLE ROSEMARY BAGEL RECIPE

Makes: 8 medium-sized bagels

Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes

INGREDIENTS

2 tsp active dry yeast

1 ½ tbsp organic cane sugar

1 ¼ cups warm water

3 ½ cups Red Bob’s Mill All Purpose Flour

1 ½ tsp sea salt

1 tbsp dried rosemary

1 tbsp agave nectar

1 tbsp water

DIRECTIONS

1. Combine ½ cup of the warm water, sugar and yeast in small bowl. Do not stir. Let it sit for five minutes. Stir the yeast and sugar mixture, until it all dissolves in the water.

2. Mix the flour, rosemary, and salt in a large bowl. Make a well in the middle and pour in the yeast and sugar mixture.

3. Pour 1/3 cup of the remaining warm water into the well. Mix and stir in the rest of the water as needed.

4. On a floured surface, knead the dough for about 10 minutes until it is smooth and elastic.

5. Lightly brush a large bowl with olive oil and turn the dough to coat. Cover the bowl with a damp dish towel. Let rise in a warm place for 1 hour, until the dough has doubled in size. Punch the dough down, and let it rest for another 10 minutes.

6. Carefully divide the dough into 8 pieces. Shape each piece into a round dough ball .

7. Coat a finger in flour, and gently press your finger into the center of each dough ball to form a ring. Stretch the ring to about ⅓ the diameter of the bagel and place on a lightly oiled cast iron pan.

8. Cover with a damp kitchen towel and allow to rest for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat your oven to 425ºF

9. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Reduce the heat. Use a slotted spoon to lower the bagels into the water. Boil as many as you are comfortable with boiling. Let them sit there for 1 minute, and them flip them over to boil for another minute. Extend the boiling times to 2 minutes each, if you’d prefer a chewier bagel .

10. While bagels are in boiling water, mix 1 tbsp agave nectar and 1 tbsp water in a small bowl.

11. Once all the bagels have boiled, brush each bagel with agave mixture then sprinkle with dried rosemary.

12. Transfer bagels to a lightly oiled baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.

13. Remove from oven and devour.

January 9, 2019 is National Bagel Day, how are you celebrating?

Keto Cranberry Lemon Loaf Featuring Steviva Blend

I took The Steviva Holiday Keto Blogger Recipe Challenge and created a Keto Cranberry Lemon Loaf. It’s the perfect bread for holiday entertaining! This recipe uses Steviva Blend, a combination of erythritol and pure stevia in granular form. It’s twice as sweet as sugar so you can use half as much. Plus, Steviva Blend contains zero carbs and calories, and no glycemic impact.

When baking, replaces table sugar about 2 for 1 (2 cups of table sugar = 1 cup of Steviva Blend).

How’s it taste? I personally loved the taste. I especially loved that there wasn’t an aftertaste . I definitely recommend using Steviva Blend as a natural no calorie replacement for sugar.

Keto Cranberry Lemon Loaf

Makes 1 loaf

INGREDIENTS

1 cup unsalted butter room temp

3/4 cup Steviva Blend

3 ounces cream cheese room temp

4 large eggs room temp and lightly beaten.

2 tsp vanilla

2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour

¼ tsp sea salt

1 tsp baking powder

2 Tbsp lemon zest

1 1/2 cup fresh cranberries

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Butter and flour a 9 x 5 x 3 cast iron loaf pan.

3. In a medium bowl combine the flour, salt, and baking powder. Stir to combine.

4. In a large bowl, cream the butter until light and fluffy with a hand mixer.

5. Add in the Steviva Blend, mix to combine.

6. Add in the cream cheese, mix to combine and until light and fluffy.

7. Add in 1/2 of the eggs, mix. Add in remaining eggs, mix.

8. Add in the vanilla and lemon zest. Mix to combine.

9. Add and mix in the flour mixture one spoonful at a time.

10. Mix until batter is smooth. Fold in cranberries.

11. Pour batter into prepared pan.

12. Bake for 70-75 minutes. Or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

13. Let cool completely.

14. Slice and enjoy.

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This Purple Sweet Potato Cheesecake Is Everything

A slice of Royal Cheesecake will change your life. 💜

This holiday season treat the kings and queens in your family to a Purple Sweet Potato Cheesecake. This delicious, vibrant, and easy to make dessert, is made with Philadelphia Cream Cheese. Get the recipe below!

Royal Cheesecake

Serves 2

Ingredients

1 pkg. (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened

1/4 cup raw sugar

1/4 tsp vanilla

1 egg

1/4 cup purple sweet potato baked and mashed

1/2 tsp pumpkin spice

Crust

10 gingersnaps

1/4 cup raw pecans

1/8 tsp pumpkin spice

2 tbsp of unsalted butter, melted

Directions

1. Make gingersnap crust: Preheat oven to 325 degrees. combine gingersnaps, pecans and pumpkin spice in a food processor. Pulse until you have a coarse crumb. Pour in melted butter and pulse until combined.

2. Spoon into 4-inch mini springboard pan. Press mixture into the bottom of the pan. Set aside.

3. With a mixer, beat cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla in medium bowl until blended. Beat in egg.

4. Remove 1/2 cup of cream cheese batter and pour into another bowl. In this bowl, add purple sweet potato and pumpkin spice. Mix until blended.

5. Pour cream cheese filling into crust. Next, pour purple sweet potato filling on top.

6. Bake for 30 minutes. Cool. Chill for 3 hours.

7. (Optional) Top with purple sweet potato crumbles for added color.

8. Slice & Enjoy!

Best Ever Vegan Cheez Sauce

Today is National Nacho Day! I just love a full dressed pile of nachos in front of me! I decided that this would actually be the perfect lunch situation on this tasty Tuesday. To keep with this month’s theme of celebrating National Vegan Month, today’s nachos will be vegan. Now, this was going to be quite a challenge. I could have just piled up some tortilla chips and covered them with some vegan cheese and called it a day. I needed more depth, more flavors. I went on Pinterest to find some inspiration and found quite a few vegan cheese sauce recipes. Nothing really struck me as a go-to recipe. After much trial and error, I came up with a most delicious and more importantly cheesy like cheez sauce.

This recipe calls for two ingredients you wouldn’t expect in a cheese sauce. Potatoes and carrots! In fact, it is the base of the recipe so you can pretty much eat this all day long. What gives the sauce it’s cheesy like flavor is the nutritional yeast. Nutritional is a staple in the vegan diet as it provides additional proteins, minerals, vitamin as well as great taste to foods.

I added smoked paprika and chili powder to give the sauce a little kick. It’s amazing how a carrot, a potato and few seasonings can imitate cheese. I mean it was good! It almost didn’t make it to the chips! It was so perfect for my grandiose pile of nachos.

Vegan Cheez Sauce

Serves 4-5

Ingredients

1 large potato (peeled and cut into chunks)

1 large carrot (peeled and cut into chunks)

6 tbsp nutritional yeast

3 tbsp olive oil

1 tsp smoked paprika

1/2 tsp chili powder

1 1/2 tsp sea salt

1/4 cup of reserved water

Directions

1. Place potatoes and carrots in large pot of water. Boil for about 25 minutes or into tender.

2. Remove potatoes and carrots from pot and place in a blender along with 1/4 cup of the water they came out of.

3. Add remaining ingredients.

4. Purée ingredients until smooth and cheese sauce like. If it’s too thick, add more reserved water.

5. Enjoy with tortilla chips!

5 Drool-Worthy Vegan Donuts That You Should Be Baking Right Now

Who doesn’t love a handheld ring of deliciousness? Wait, can vegans eat donuts?? Of course, they can! And how is that? Well to replace ingredients such as milk, eggs, and butter, vegan donuts often contain plant-based milk alternatives, bananas, flaxseed, or vegan egg replacements. You’re not gonna just leave vegans out on all of this deliciousness! I’ve actually have had vegan donuts that are way better than non-vegan donuts. You should definitely try it out. To get you started, I have five recipes for you to explore. Let me know how it goes! Happy baking!

VEGAN GLUTEN-FREE BAKED CHOCOLATE DOUGHNUTS

 

SAFFRON DONUTS WITH ROSEWATER ICING

GINGER GLAZED PURPLE SWEET POTATO DOUGHNUTS

VEGAN POWDERED DONUTS 

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A lighter take on a classic, these Vegan Powdered Donuts are baked to a golden perfection and frosted with fluffy sugary goodness. 🍩 😋Just like the Hostess variety, my vegan powdered donuts are soft, sweet and fluffy with a rich buttery flavor. They aren't missing a thing except for a bunch of unnecessary ingredients. This tasty recipe is up on the blog today. Direct link is in my profile. Happy Weekend, friends!!!!! ❤ ❤ 🍩 😋 🍩 😋 🍩 #donuts #doughnuts #vegandonuts #vegandoughnuts #powdereddonuts #powderedsugar #vegansweets #vegantreats #hostesscopycat #sugarytreats #bakeddonuts #bakeddoughnuts #bakedtreats #bakedsweets #homemadedonuts #vegandessert #letsbake #vegansugar #fluffydonuts #donutsarelife #bakeoff #veganbaker #veganbaking #veganbakeoff

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VEGAN MATCHA BAKED DONUTS (GF)

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Matcha Donuts 🍵 They’re also vegan, gluten-free + refined sugar free with a delicious matcha glaze!Direct link to recipe in profile 🤗 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #whatveganseat #vegan #plantbased #eatplants #veganfoodie #veganfoodporn #foodporn #feedfeed @thefeedfeed #veganeats #veganfoodspot #vegansofig #veganfoodshare #feedfeedvegan @thefeedfeed.vegan #bestofvegan @bestofvegan #letscookvegan @letscookvegan @freeeatingplan #ThriveMags #vegandessert #foodblogfeed @foodblogfeed #veganrecipes #gloobyfood @food_glooby #glutenfree #glutenfreevegan #ahealthynut @a.healthy.nut #thehealthfoodedition #veganbaking @thehealthfoodedition #bakersofig #healthyvegan #thebakefeed @thebakefeed @veganheroes @veganshares #veganheroes #matcha

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Really not trying to bake? No worries! Check out these Atlanta vegan-friendly spots to get your donut needs met.