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Easy Homemade Organic Salsa

This easy and healthy organic homemade salsa recipe uses all fresh ingredients and comes together in just 20 minutes. Amp up the heat factor by adding more jalapeño. Keeps well in the refrigerator, so make a double batch for later!

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This easy homemade organic salsa is a must for all your Mexican or Tex-Mex dishes, but we like to keep it around to snack on with our favorite tortilla chips. I’ve also been known to use it as a salad dressing. (ahem). What? It’s just that good.

What I love about it is that it’s all natural and fresh. I like to buy organic tomatoes, peppers, onions, limes and cilantro for this recipe, that way I know I’m really making a super healthy salsa. Your local farmer’s market is a great place to find fresh tomatoes and peppers if you don’t grow them yourself, or have a neighbor who likes to share their bounty with you. 🙂

Homemade Organic Salsa

The salsa ingredients spend a little time in the sauté pan (I use my cast-iron skillet) to really bring out the flavor as well as help them blend a bit more. To chunk it up a little further, after the ingredients have cooled, I use an immersion blender like this one to make it less chunky. You could also throw it in a blender, but I like the immersion blender for two reasons: 1) less cleanup (hooray!) and 2) I have more control over how thin or chunky I want the salsa to be.

Homemade Organic Salsa

Serve it up in a pretty bowl and enjoy!
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This easy and healthy organic homemade salsa recipe uses all fresh ingredients and comes together in just 20 minutes. Amp up the heat factor by adding more jalapeño. Keeps well in the refrigerator, so make a double batch for later.
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 T. extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ medium organic yellow onion, diced small
  • 1 medium organic green bell pepper, diced small
  • 
1 medium organic jalapeño, finely chopped
  • 
Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 2 large organic tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 
½ t. dried Mexican oregano
  • ¼ t. smoked paprika
  • ¼ - ½ t. crushed red pepper flakes
  • ¼ c. water
  • 2½ T. fresh organic lime juice
  • 2-3 T. fresh organic cilantro, finely chopped
Instructions
  1. Heat olive oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, bell pepper, and jalapeño and season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion and peppers become soft, around 4-5 minutes.


  2. Add tomatoes, Mexican oregano, smoked paprika, crushed red pepper flakes, and water. Stir to combine and reduce heat to medium-low. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, for another 4-5 minutes 



  3. Remove from heat and set aside to cool for a few minutes. Once slightly cool, puree mixture with an immersion blender, leaving slightly chunky, or transfer to a regular blender or food processor and pulse a couple of times until just blended.


  4. Transfer salsa to a bowl and stir in fresh lime juice and cilantro. Season with additional salt and black pepper, if desired. Serve immediately or cover and place in the refrigerator until ready to use. Enjoy!

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This easy and healthy organic homemade salsa recipe uses all fresh ingredients and comes together in just 20 minutes. Amp up the heat factor by adding more jalapeño. Keeps well in the refrigerator, so make a double batch for later.This easy and healthy organic homemade salsa recipe uses all fresh ingredients and comes together in just 20 minutes. Amp up the heat factor by adding more jalapeño. Keeps well in the refrigerator, so make a double batch for later.

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7 Stunning Carrot Cakes To Make Right Now

Here are 7 stunning carrot cakes that you can totally make right now. They look impressive and gorgeous but they are within your power to re-create them for yourself, right in your own kitchen!

Here are 7 stunning carrot cakes that you can totally make right now. They look impressive and gorgeous, but they are within your power to re-create them for yourself, right in your own kitchen!

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There’s just something about carrot cakes that I love. I think it’s the sweetness of the carrots, which, as you know, are a vegetable, and vegetables are good for you, right? But here, they’re the dominant ingredient in a cake, which is spiced up and usually decked out in glorious cream cheese frosting, all resting on a beautiful cake stand, so…what’s not to love? And the nuts: either walnuts or pecans grace a carrot cake and are often used as creative decoration. The visual appeal of a stunningly-crafted carrot cake makes me drool and want to attempt to make one of these creations in my own kitchen!

Guess what? Here are 7 stunning carrot cakes that you can totally make right now! They look impressive and gorgeous, but they are within your power to re-create them for yourself.

Carrot Cake with Brown Sugar and Cream Cheese Frosting by The Little Epicurean
This cake makes a stunning statement with its minimalistic carrot top display gracing the brown sugar and cream cheese frosting.


Maple Caramel Carrot Cake
by Liv For Cake
This cake is over the top! Seriously. There’s maple syrup, maple caramel and cream cheese involved. ::swoon:: Two words: gorgeous and decadent.
Maple Carrot Cake


Pistachio Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting by How Sweet Eats
I adore this take on carrot cake with pistachios ~ heaven! The photo she has of the batter – do not miss it! I want to make this ASAP.
Pistachio Carrot Cake

Carrot Cake by Saving Room For Dessert
Toasted pecans and decorative cream cheese piping create a stunning effect on this 4 layer carrot cake.
Carrot Cake

A stand mixer will help you make these amazing carrot cakes! Do you have one? They come in an array of yummy colors if this carrot, umm, orange color isn’t your thing. Check them out!

 

 

My Favorite Cake Cake by Sally’s Baking Addiction
Brown sugar, spices, applesauce, and loads of other goodness make this carrot cake not only beautiful to behold, but a delicious dessert for any occasion.
Layered Carrot Cake

Vegan Gluten-Free Carrot Cake by Minimalist Baker
Can you believe this gorgeousness can be made in just one bowl with basic ingredients?! Plus, it’s healthy! I mean…just…gah! Go now and see how she put it together!
Vegan Gluten Free Carrot Cake

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting by Spoon Fork Bacon
I love the elegant simplicity of the frosting on the 4-layer cake. Currants replace raisins and the nuts are on the outside of the cake for a smoother cake texture. Glorious, rich cream cheese frosting is not overly sweet and is the perfect compliment to this stunning carrot cake.
Carrot Cake

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Here are 7 stunning carrot cakes that you can totally make right now. They look impressive and gorgeous, but they are within your power to re-create them for yourself, right in your own kitchen!

Here are 7 stunning carrot cakes that you can totally make right now. They look impressive and gorgeous, but they are within your power to re-create them for yourself, right in your own kitchen!

 

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Creamy Cilantro Avocado Jalapeño Sauce

Cilantro shares the stage with creamy avocado and zesty jalapeño to create a truly versatile sauce that can be made in minutes! You can use it on salmon, tacos, meats, and even use it for dips for fries or chips. Truly addicting!

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Cilantro lovers, rejoice! Here’s a quick and versatile recipe that you will make again and again as you find new uses for it. Flavorful cilantro really shines in a base of avocado and plain yogurt. Jalapeño and a little apple cider vinegar give it a zesty kick. Salt and garlic round it out to create an addicting little sauce that will become a family favorite.

Here’s how it comes together:

Using a high-speed blender such as a Vitamix or Blendtec (here’s what I use) or a food processor, add all the ingredients except for the olive oil. Blend (or pulse) until smooth. Add the olive oil and blend again. If you would like more of a sauce consistency, add a little more olive oil. If you like it thick like a dip, leave as is.

We like to use this as a sauce for salmon and chicken. We love it as a dip for fries or crackers or chips! It will keep in the fridge for a few days, tightly covered, if you have any leftovers. Blend some up today!

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Creamy Cilantro Avocado Jalapeño Sauce
 
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Creamy Cilantro Avocado Jalapeño Sauce
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Serves: 1 cup
Ingredients
  • 1 avocado, pitted
  • 1 -2 jalapeños, seeded (may also use jarred jalapeño slices instead of fresh)
  • 1½ cup packed cilantro leaves
  • 
1⁄2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 clove minced garlic (or ½ tsp. garlic powder)
  • 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ cup olive oil
Instructions
  1. To a high speed blender or food processor, add all ingredients except the olive oil.

  2. Blend (or pulse) ingredients until smooth.

  3. Slowly add olive oil to machine while blending on low. (If you like your sauce thinner, add a bit more olive oil.)

  4. Sauce may be stored in fridge for up to 2 days, tightly covered.

 

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Cilantro shares the stage with creamy avocado and zesty jalapeño to create a truly versatile sauce that can be made in minutes! You can use it on salmon, tacos, meats, and even use it for dips for fries or chips. Truly addicting!

Cilantro shares the stage with creamy avocado and zesty jalapeño to create a truly versatile sauce that can be made in minutes! You can use it on salmon, tacos, meats, and even use it for dips for fries or chips. Truly addicting!

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15 Amazing Cadbury Creme Egg Recipes

From cakes to shakes, from cookies to fudge, here’s a list of recipes to take your Cadbury(™) Creme Egg experience to the next level.

From cakes to shakes, from cookies to fudge, here’s a list of recipes to take your Cadbury(™) Creme Egg experience to the next level.

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Cadbury(™) Creme Eggs have long been synonymous with Easter. In fact, you can only find these seasonal chocolate treats in the stores starting in the spring, just in time to fill up Easter baskets. With their creamy center that replicates an egg yolk and egg whites, these rich confections are a treat to look at as well as eat! Kids as well as adults love to indulge in this chocolate egg, and what better way to do it than to create your own Cadbury(™) Creme Egg sweet treat? From cakes to shakes, from cookies to fudge, here’s a list of recipes to take your Cadbury(™) Creme Egg experience to the next level.

Cadbury Egg Brownies from Cincy Shopper

Easter Chocolate Creme Eggs from Culinary Ginger

Cadbury Creme Eggs Nachos Recipe from Recipes From A Pantry

Orange Cheesecake Chocolate Eggs from The Petite Cook

Cadbury Eggs Easter Crack from Sparkles To Sprinkles

Want to make your own chocolate eggs using one of these recipes? Check out these egg shaped silicone molds!

 

Cadbury Creme Egg Dip from Homemade Hooplah

Cadbury Creme Egg Brûlée from Sweet Recipes

Cadbury Brownie Bites from Deliciously Sprinkled

Cadbury Creme Egg Fudge Recipe from Caribbean Missionary Wife

Cadbury Creme Egg Cupcakes from My Baking Addiction

This handy cupcake carrier is a must-have! Carry them, store them and display them! Also can hold a 2-tier cake.

 

Cadbury Egg Milkshake from We Are Not Martha

Cadbury Creme Egg Surprise Cookies from Sweets Bakes

Cadbury Egg Fudge from Shugary Sweets

Creme Egg Cheesecake from Taming Twins

Cadbury Egg Cake from Cookies And Cups

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