I may have gotten the love of cranberry from my family! I can never imagine a holiday meal without having cranberry sauce on the table. It has been a tradition for me and personally I love it! I always love making FRESH cranberry sauce because it is SO Easy and is WAY Better than eating the canned version. It is quick, easy and holiday dish favorite that is great to share!
- 1 cup (200 g) sugar
- 1 cup (250 mL) water
- 4 cups (1 12-oz package) fresh or frozen cranberries
- Optional Pecans, orange zest, raisins, currants, blueberries, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice.
1 Pour the cranberries in a colander and rinse and clean them. Go through and throw out any bad cranberries.’
2 Add water and sugar in the pan on high heat and bring to a boil. Stir to dissolve the sugar.
3 Add the cranberries to the pot and let them boil. Reduce the heat and let it simmer for 10 minutes or until most of the cranberries have burst.
4 Once the cranberries have burst you can leave the cranberry sauce as is, or dress it up with other ingredients. You can add a half a cup of chopped pecans with a few strips of orange zest.
You can also add raisins,currants, blueberries , cinnamon, nutmeg, or allspice. I would only add a tiny sprinkle of spice to start and add as you go.
5 Remove your sauce from heat. Let cool completely and chill. Then place the sauce in the the refrigerator in a bowl. As it sits in the refrigerator it will thicken and become ready to eat!
I took a look back at the last 30 days in trying Whole 30. It has been quite a refreshing and rejuvenating path that I have taken. Whole 30 has truly made me fall back in love, with REAL Food! ( NON PROCESSED FOODS) . Whole 30 made me want to be more conscious of what I was putting into my body. I didn’t feel like I was doing anything extreme doing Whole 30. I ended up dropping 9 pounds over the course of 30 days. Many people do, do Whole 30 in different rounds. Whole 30 is a development of a new eating LIFESTYLE. I would recommend Whole 30 .(Mind you I am not a doctor, so if you run it by your doctor).
Here are the basic guidelines of Whole 30!
- 1 head of cauliflower, (about 2½ cups chopped in a food processor)
- 2 Tbs sesame oil
- 1 small white onion, chopped
- 1 cup frozen peas and carrots, thawed
- 2-3 Tablespoons soy sauce (more or less to taste)
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 2 Tbsp chopped green onions (optional)
- Rinse and chop the cauliflower into florets and put into a food processor. (If you don’t have a food processor continue to chop the cauliflower into tiny pieces.) Pulse until the cauliflower until it is small and resembles rice.
- Preheat a large skillet or wok to medium heat. Pour sesame oil in the bottom. Add white onion and peas and carrots and fry until tender.
- Slide the onion, peas and carrots to the side, and pour the beaten eggs onto the other side. Using a spatula, scramble the eggs. Once cooked, mix the eggs with the vegetable mix.
- Add the cauliflower to the veggie and egg mixture. Pour the soy sauce on top. Stir and fry the rice and veggie mixture until heated through and cauliflower is tender. Add chopped green onions if desired.
On October 9th, 2015, Dallas got graced by the presence of ZAAF Collection that came all the way from Addis Abba, Ethiopia. Founder and Creative Director Abai Schulze came to style and show off her collection and I could definitely say that everyone who laid eyes on ZAAF Collection fell in love! Many came from all over to take a peak at the collection and there were great vendors there too! People were able to be dazzled by the opal jewelry of The Opal Trove. The Opal Trove which is a Houston Based Jewelers who create beautiful ethiopian opal jewelry. Dolly Girma & Nebeyu Mekonnen are the founders and dealers of The Opal Trove. All the guest were able to shop, mingle and snack on some delicious delights from Bake 7 Treats! Mesker Bekele handcrafted treats that were so delightful and tasty!
Here is a look into the great night we had meeting and mingling with ZAAF Collection.
Designers: Abai Schulze – ZAAF Collections
Dolly Girma & Nebeyu Mekonnen- The Opal Trove
Caterer:Mesker Bekele- Bake 7
Event Planners:Ida Ghebre & Bemnet Meshesha
Photographers:Ian Harbor & Nahom Rezene
*YELP was the Proud Sponsor of the ZAAF Pop Up Shop!
Your special day is coming up and your trying to figure out what would be the perfect piece to complete your bridal gown! Check out some pieces that brides are wearing on their special day! Happy Planning!
Bird Cage Clip
Baby Breath Placement
Beaded Couture Clips
Floral Side Piece
As this month and series comes to a close, Wedding Trends are ongoing and are ever evolving. You never know what trend may pop up! Check out in this post how you can splash some fun in the dessert options! Happy Planning!
This is a great alternative to a cake for all your guest who are fans of pie! This is a great way to have variety and have a unique touch to your wedding!
If your not crazy about cake here is a great alternative for those who want to serve something light or sweet! This is a great option for a brunch wedding!
3.) Coloured Wedding Cakes
Jazz up your cakes with a splash of color, creating that ambiance you are striving for. You can find cakes that fit in the sweet rustic or simply elegant, you can find that perfect cake for your special day!
Happy Wednesday! Happy Hump day! During one of the most important days of your life, you want to remember your special day in every way possible! See how some brides have decided to capture the moment!
1.) Selfie Stick
You can your bridal party can capture all the fun moments that others may not see that special day and decide to share all the fun with the world.
2.) Drone Photos
Here is a fun way to catch the special moment in every angle possible! Some photographers use this devices to get aerial shots of their lovely couple.
Its a great way for you to see how others have experienced your wedding! Where everyone can have fun and get silly! Its a hit at every wedding 🙂