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Cheesecake with Sous Vide

How cute is this delicious cheesecake that my friend, Sriram baked using a sous vide. Love how it’s cheesecake on the go with the mason jar. Awesome job, Sriram, super impressed! Will need the recipe soon.FullSizeRender.jpg

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Meta Matcha

Matcha is the new green drink to drink nowadays. My friends at Meta Matcha were kind enough to send me their matcha powder to try out and I can’t say enough good things about it. It’s pure, delicious, and so good for you. You can incorporate it into your every day meals, whether if it’s just a glass of water, or even bake it into brownies!FullSizeRender-12.jpg

Meta Matcha’s mission is to provide a beverage that unlocks the energy within, elevating us to a state of mental clarity and self-discovery. They strive to make the Matcha lifestyle available to everyone. Their vision is that Matcha soon emerges as a viable coffee alternative and that people use the energy of Matcha to better their lives. Just as the consumption of thousands of MetaMatcha formulas has lead to the creation and growth of MetaMatcha, they want MetaMatcha to be the vessel to allow others to optimize the functionality of their lives and to exceed their potential.

What is green tea? Green tea comes from the plant camellia sinensis. Green tea is not oxidized, unlike black tea, so there is little alteration of the natural properties and flavor of the tea, resulting in increased retention of antioxidants, specifically EGCG (epigallactocatechin gallate). Matcha is a special type of green tea: FullSizeRender-4.jpg

Matcha’s unique growing process, harvesting techniques and consumption method enables it to provide superior health benefits compared to regular green tea.
Matcha’s abundant antioxidants speeds up metabolism and works at the cellular level to scrub harmful free radicals. The antioxidant capacity of Matcha is five fold more than blueberries, cleansing toxins and rejuvenating cells.
The positive effects on mind and body leads to an overall healthier version of yourself. Drinking Matcha is a lifestyle that strengthens your ability to do more, providing both energy and focus to exceed your potential.

Natures Tradition: Organic Ceremonial grade Matcha powder from Nishio, Japan –best used for lattes and beverage mixes, but can also be consumed plain with water or mixed with smoothies.FullSizeRender-5.jpg

Check out the links below to buy your Meta Matcha!

 

https://www.metamatcha.com

https://www.facebook.com/MetaMatcha/

https://www.instagram.com/metamatcha/

 

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Better Dessert with Better Together Baking

Now you can indulge in dessert without having to feel bad about it! With the brownies at Better Together Baking, it’s impossible to skip out on dessert after a meal.FullSizeRender-3.jpg

Better Together Baking decided to take this classic American treat and make it better. Each flavor uniquely its own and handcrafted with ingredients chosen purposefully. No junk, no preservatives, no trans-fats, just pure simple ingredients to make a most awesome brownie. The result a classic treat made grand again.

About Better Together Baking: Planning was never Todd’s strong suit. He never planned on starting a baking company. As it turns out when you want to follow your dream sometimes it is best to not have a plan. Sitting in his cube one day buried in spreadsheets he knew it was time for change. Later that day he turned to his wife(Kes) and told her he wanted to start a baking company. It was scary yet exciting, but such as it is when you follow your dream. So they both quit their jobs in D.C. and moved to Philly.  Their mission was simple; to make classic American treats (like the brownie) and make them better, together.FullSizeRender-11 2.jpg

These brownies are made with a purpose, with love, like your mom might do. This is why we say around here they are heartfelt good.

Go get some Better Together Baking at the links below!

http://www.btbaking.com

https://www.instagram.com/bettertogether_baking/

https://www.facebook.com/bettertogetherbakeshop/

 

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One Pot Baked Pasta Using Aroma Housewares

Hi everyone! I hope everyone had a fun-filled 4th of July!

Today, I will be sharing my recipe on Baked Alfredo Pasta using Aroma Housewares Dutch Oven. This is a great recipe because you can cook everything in one pot and is perfect for a large group or great for leftovers. It’s very simple and all you need are a few ingredients plus whatever protein you want mixed in! Let’s get started!

Ingredients:

  • Penne pasta
  • Alfredo Sauce
  • Shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • Skim ricotta cheese
  • Bread crumbs
  • Garlic
  • Spinach
  • Mushroom
  • Onion
  • Oregano
  • Italian seasoning
  • Parsley

Directions:

  1. Fill the large Aroma Housewares Dutch Oven with water. Bring to boil.
  2. Add the penne pasta and turn the heat to medium-high.
  3. Let the pasta cook until al-dente; about 15 minutes.
  4. While the pasta is cooking, finely chop the garlic, onion, mushrooms, and spinach.
  5. In a large skillet, sauté the vegetables and add half a tablespoon of each of the seasonings.
  6. The onions should be translucent, the mushrooms should be soft, and the spinach should be wilted.FullSizeRender-4.jpg
  7. Once the pasta is cooked to al dente, pour the water out and place the Aroma Housewares Dutch Oven back on the stove.
  8. Preheat the oven to 385 degrees F.
  9. Add about 1/2 a cup of skim ricotta cheese to the pasta and 1/4 cup of mozzarella cheese.
  10. Stir to coat evenly.
  11. Add about 1 cup of alfredo sauce and stir to coat the pasta.
  12. Add the sautéed vegetables to the Aroma Housewares Dutch Oven and add more seasoning to taste.FullSizeRender.jpg
  13. Mix well.
  14. Layer the top coat with mozzarella cheese and then a thin layer of bread crumbs.FullSizeRender-5.jpgFullSizeRender-3.jpg
  15. Bake the pasta at 385 degrees F for about 40 minutes and then broil on high for 5 minutes.
  16. Serve and dig in!FullSizeRender-2.jpg

FullSizeRender-6.jpgAroma Housewares Dutch Oven

I absolutely loved using this Dutch Oven from Aroma Housewares! It’s so versatile and easy especially when you can cook everything in one pot. Whether you want to Stew, Bake or Slow Cook, the DoveWare Dutch Oven will not disappoint. With its classic design and versatile usage, you can cook your favorite dishes to perfection almost anywhere. Feel like traditional stew on an open flame? A quick meal in the microwave? Or something completely different? The possibilities are endless!

FullSizeRender-37.jpgTheir products, both sensible and unique, continually improve the kitchen experiences for cooks of all skill levels. They are the top of the line, and with simplicity and elegance Aroma’s products offer a great time cooking to anyone who uses them. The high standard performance of our cookware is guaranteed to remain over time while still providing delicious results use after use.

FullSizeRender-33.jpgAroma Housewares products are:

  • 100% Natural Materials
  • Non-Reactive Earthen Clay
  • Thermal Shock Resistant (Safe directly from freezer to hot oven)
  • Easy Clean-Up (Dishwasher safe)
  • Heat Retention (Cookware retains heat to serve food warm)
  • Versatile Cooking (microwave, oven, and stovetop)

Check out their pages below!

http://www.aroma-housewares.com

http://www.aroma-housewares.com/cookware/doveware/index.html

https://www.facebook.com/AromaHousewares/

https://www.instagram.com/aromahousewares/

https://www.youtube.com/user/AromaHousewares

https://www.instagram.com/aromahousewares/

 

Suggestions, Substitutions, Tips & Tricks:

  • This recipe serves about 5 people.
  • You can add whatever you want in the pasta! Chicken, turkey, the possibilities are endless!
  • Of course, you can even use tomato sauce, but I personally liked alfredo better.

Baked pasta is one of my favorite go to recipes if I’m ever craving pasta. The top layer becomes crunchy yet the bottom later is delicious and creamy. Yummy!

Tag me on Instagram, @cookingwithovenmitz, if you do make it. I would love to see your version of it. Click follow and hit the like button to keep updated on new recipes!

-Mitz

 

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Yummy Panetteria Clemente

Starting my morning with some Panetteria Clemente biscuits! They’re super delicious and a perfect snack alongside your morning/afternoon tea/coffee. The variety of flavors will surely satisfy your taste buds.FullSizeRender-4.jpg

“Taralli ” are made from all natural ingredients and genuine experience. Accompanied by technology, Clemente Biscottificio makes it possible for all to enjoy this family tradition. A traditional taralli snack that gives you the true taste of Puglia.FullSizeRender-2.jpgFullSizeRender-3.jpg

Go check them out at the links below.

https://clementebiscottificio.info
https://www.instagram.com/panetteriaclemente/
https://www.facebook.com/PanetteriaClemente/

Click follow and hit the like button to keep updated on new recipes!

See you next Wednesday!

– Mitz