bcmom's kitchen

bcmom's kitchen

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Ninja Recipes

My Ninja came with a small recipe book.  I was cleaning the house up, straightening things, organizing clutter, putting things away, etc.  And now I don't know where the book went.  I know it's around here somewhere.

Thankfully, all the recipes are also available online - Ninja Kitchen Recipes - so I can still find them.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Spicy Fish Recipe

Anther recipe I found on Flickr. I saved this to my favorites and then forgot about it. Maybe this way I'll remember to try it.

Spicy Fish Recipe

2 fillets white fish (frozen mahi mahi used here)
1/2 cup chopped chili peppers
1 sweet yellow onion, sliced
1 tomato, sliced
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
2 tbsp oil (olive oil used here)
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup shaved ginger

marinate / thaw fish by soaking in ginger, soy sauce, and add water to cover fish
saute onions, garlic in oil
add hot peppers to pan, cook until soft
add fish (include some ginger if you like), cilantro, cook until fish is opaque
add tomato and serve

(I'll make it purty later)


originally uploaded by jamieanne.
I found this recipe (and pic) on Flickr a while back.  It takes a bit more time than the frozen lemonade that comes in a can, but it's so much better! Unfortunately, everyone likes it, and I don't want to share!

  • 1 1/3 cup sugar
  • Zest of 3 lemons (no pith!)
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 4 cups cool water
  • 1 1/3 cup lemon juice (approximately 6 lemons)
  • 5 or 6 strawberries (optional)
  • ice cubes
  1. Pour the sugar and the lemon zest into an empty pitcher. Pour the 2 cups boiling water onto the sugar and lemon zest and stir until sugar is dissolved. Pour in the 4 cups cool water, then pour in the lemon juice and stir. I usually pour the lemonade through a strainer to take out the lemon zest.
  2. For strawberry lemonade, put the strawberries into a blender, along with a cup or so of the lemonade and blend until juiced. I strain this as well to get rid of the strawberry seeds. Then pour the strawberry-lemonade mixture into the pitcher along with the rest of the lemonade, and there you have it!
  3. Refrigerate until cold, and drink with ice cubes!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Craisins Breakfast Bars

I was looking up the juice I used in our smoothies this morning - the Ocean Spray Fruit & Veggie Tropical Citrus Blend - try it, it's amazing!  Anyway, while on the Ocean Spray web page, I saw this recipe, which I had to grab so I won't forget to make these.  They look amazing.


  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange zest
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup round toasted oat cereal
  • 2/3 cup Ocean Spray® Craisins® Blueberry or Pomegranate Juice Infused Dried Cranberries
  • 1/2 cup wheat germ
  • 1/2 cup sunflower kernels
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda


Preheat oven to 325°F. Line 8-inch square baking pan with foil; spray foil with cooking spray.

Whisk together oil, orange juice, orange zest and egg in small bowl.

Combine remaining ingredients in large bowl; mix well. Pour in oil mixture; stir until all ingredients are moistened. Pour mixture evenly into prepared pan; press firmly. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until deep golden brown and set. Cool in pan for 15 minutes. Remove from pan by lifting foil; remove foil. Cut into bars while still warm. Serve warm or cool completely.

Makes 8 bars.

TIP: This mixture is a little sticky. To easily press into pan, spray bottom of metal measuring cup with cooking spray and press mixture with measuring cup.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Smoothie Recipes

Now that we've got the Ninja, we're thinking we need to have smoothies more often. I made some this weekend with orange juice, a banana, and some frozen strawberries - using one of the recipes in the recipe booklet that came with the Ninja.  They were pretty good, and we decided we need to keep more frozen fruit around so we can make smoothies any time we want.  So when I went shopping today I grabbed a big bag of frozen fruit.  I already have frozen bananas, and I got some vanilla yogurt too, since some of the recipes in the booklet call for that, too.

Also, I just quickly searched for 'Smoothie Recipes' online and found this entire list of smoothie recipes. And that's just one of the sites that came up! I'm looking forward to trying a few of these.

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