I make rice bowls all the time, so I was excited when the folks from Della Rice asked me if I’d like to be part of their campaign to showcase “Stirs” (aka rice bowl creations). I easily decided on the recipe to share here on my blog: a Jasmine Rice Bowl with Pan-fried Tofu. It’s long been one of my favorite vegetarian meals, and I think you’re going to love it, too.
I’ve owned a Blendtec blender for at least 10 years and I use it as much or more than any other piece of equipment in my kitchen. It’s perfect for grinding, wet and dry chopping, kneading, and of course blending ingredients for smoothies, shakes, batters, soups, sauces, and dressings.
Blendtec recently gave me the chance to upgrade my blender to the newest model and at first I wasn’t going to do it because my old machine worked fine. But now that I have the newest Blendtec model with the “Twister Jar” designed specifically for blending thicker recipes, I am pretty thrilled because this Blendtec works like a dream.
I really only used my old Blendtec for smoothies, but I am having lots of fun experimenting with the new one. It’s great for making frozen desserts and nut butters. You can even use if for pizza and pasta dough.
For this Blendtec review post, I made two recipes. The first one is a Spiced Pear Smoothie I’ve been enjoying a great deal lately.
The second is a Homemade Peanut Butter that tastes better than store bought.
You can find both recipes below, and for more information about Blendtec, please check them out on social media!
And if you’re looking for a great deal on one of the Blendtec blenders, be sure to shop their website for refurbished models.
My assigned blog for the October reveal of the The Secret Recipe Club was Sweet Beginnings. Jaida’s recipes are sweet indeed, and I had a difficult time deciding what to make. I settled on scones after seeing this recipe, but did not happen to have any fresh or frozen blueberries on hand. So I decided … Read more
I mentioned this drink in yesterday’s post, and it occurred to me that maybe you’d like the recipe. I’ve also been meaning to share some of my favorite tips for making healthy smoothies, so you’ll find those here, as well. If you’d like to enter the the iHerb giveaway I announced yesterday, comments here will … Read more
I like the idea of protein bars because they are easy to eat on the run and theoretically, they make a healthy snack before or after exercise.
What I don’t generally like is how most of them taste, the ingredients they contain, or their prices.
There are definitely some exceptions (Lara bars, for example), but many so-called healthy energy bars are made with low quality ingredients such as soy protein isolate; they also often contain trans-fats.
Homemade protein bars (aka homemade granola bars), on the other hand, can be packed with nutrient-dense ingredients. They are also super easy to make. This healthy protein bar recipe is so simple to add to or change–just use your imagination to create your favorite customized healthy protein bars.