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Delicious B. Doughnuts

Last week, I had the pleasure of trying out a new spot in Virginia called The Stand. The Stand is an expansive, colorful outdoor setting for everyone to enjoy the best new food trends the area has to offer. It’s super cute, super affordable, and super delicious! The Stand will not only serve a rotating menu of exciting foods from the hottest vendors around, but will also be a hub for social activities and community engagement.FullSizeRender.jpgFullSizeRender-7.jpg

For their grand opening, I was able to try B. Doughnuts. Oh my- It was a party in my mouth! All of the warm delicious flavors were amazing. Surprisingly, the doughnuts were not as sweet, which is what I love. All the flavors I tried were delicious! – Vanilla bean, Chocolate creme, Lemon curd, Triple berry creme, Glazed, and Everything bagel doughnut with chives. FullSizeRender-1.jpgFullSizeRender-3.jpg

The ingredients are fresh and free from preservatives. Their yeast-raised dough which takes over 12 hours to make is made from scratch.  Their jam is made of real fruits, whips made from premium heavy cream, custards made from real eggs.FullSizeRender-9.jpgFullSizeRender-4.jpg

Established in 2015. With their love of street food and sweets, founders Brian and Pin Chanthapanya wanted to bring Malasadas (Portuguese doughnut) to the East Coast, developing a recipe based off the Hawaiian style Malasada, they wanted to take a hawaiian staple and add their culinary influence growing up on the East Coast as Asian Pacific Americans. Instead of filling their doughnuts with custards and jellies, they decided to use pastry and chantilly cremes, as well as cream cheese based fillings mainly used in pastries In European bakeries.  They pioneered the Everything Bagel doughnut (some will contest this, they chuckle), their take on the New York Everything Bagel while running their Baltimore location which eventually relocated to Virginia.  The dough, glazes, and fillings were first developed in their garage when they were first doing local deliveries around Northern Virginia and today they operate a family-friendly shop in Downtown Historic Leesburg.

Check out the links below for more information on B. Doughnuts and The Stand!

http://www.bdoughnut.com

https://www.facebook.com/bdoughnut

https://www.instagram.com/b_doughnut/

http://thestandva.com

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See you next Wednesday!

– Mitz

 

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Quick and Easy Enchiladas

Happy Wednesday everyone!

Today, I will be sharing quick and easy recipe on how to make enchiladas. There are so many different ways you can make enchiladas, I will include the variations at the end. Making the sauce from scratch taste even better, however I will be sharing that recipe soon. Apologies for not making these look picture perfect- but I can assure you the flavor and deliciousness makes up for it! Let’s get started!

Ingredients:

  • Refried beans
  • Tortillas
  • Shredded mexican cheese
  • Onion
  • Spinach
  • Green pepper
  • Taco seasoning
  • Garlic powder
  • Enchilada sauce

Directions:

  1. Chop the onion, green pepper, and cut the spinach.
  2. In a large skillet, sautée the vegetables until softened.FullSizeRender-11.jpg
  3. In a large pot, add refried beans and the vegetables.
  4. Add garlic powder and taco seasoning to taste.FullSizeRender-12.jpgFullSizeRender-8.jpg
  5. Cook over medium heat for about 10 minutes.
  6. In another small pot, add the enchilada sauce and garlic powder and taco seasoning to taste.FullSizeRender-10.jpg
  7. In a large baking tray, spray cooking spray evenly.
  8. Get a tortilla and add a spoon of beans and spread evenly on half of the tortilla.
  9. Add Mexican cheese and roll into an enchilada.
  10. Place on the baking tray.
  11. Repeat until all tortillas are done and placed side by side on the tray.
  12. Pour all of the enchilada sauce over the enchiladas.
  13. Add remaining cheese over the enchiladas.FullSizeRender-9.jpgFullSizeRender-14.jpg
  14. Baking in oven at 380 degrees F for 30 minutes and then broil on high for 5 minutes.
  15. Plate and serve!FullSizeRender-15.jpgFullSizeRender-13.jpg

Suggestions, Substitutions, Tips & Tricks:

  • You can add whatever you’d like in the bean filling! From chicken, to soy chicken, to just plain beans.
  • Adding hummus to the tortilla gives it flavor- trust me! I was skeptical at first but it taste amazing.
  • Making the sauce from scratch does wonders, however this is a quick and easy version of how to make enchiladas. I will share the longer way coming soon.

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!

See you next Wednesday!

– Mitz

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Proportion Scissors and Venn Kitchen Utensils

How cool can it get – having a pair of scissors that simultaneously act as a spaghetti  proportion measurer?! Venn brings a unique and fresh look to kitchenware. These kitchen utensils have multifunctional features that are designed to interact or complement each other. The ingenious stack and store system also saves valuable kitchen space, allowing products to be put away neatly.  This stylish range sits comfortably in any modern kitchen, and despite its good looks, Venn has been designed with function firmly as the priority.FullSizeRender-22.jpg

The high quality stainless steel shears cut with ease and precision while the fun colorful handle easily measures 1, 2, or 3 portions of spaghetti.

What every kitchen needs to cover the basics – this 8 piece set includes Venn’s best selling and most practical tools:  turner, masher, mixing spoon, spatula, whisk, ladle, tongs and hook.  FullSizeRender-18.jpg

Get yours at the links below!

http://www.vennkitchen.com

https://www.facebook.com/VennKitchen/

https://www.instagram.com/vennkitchen/

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Halo Top Ice Cream

Finally, healthy ice cream! With Halo Top Ice Cream, it’s 100% ok to indulge. Why? Because Halo Top is low-calorie, high-protein, and low-sugar. Only the best, all-natural ingredients are used to craft their ice cream so that it tastes just like regular ice cream.

Dairy flavors and dairy-free flavors are available and each pin ranges from ONLY 240-320 calories with 20 grams of protein!! It doesn’t get better than that.

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Check out where you can get your Halo Top Ice Cream and go ahead and indulge!

https://www.halotop.com

https://www.instagram.com/halotopcreamery/

https://www.facebook.com/HaloTop

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Jade Leaf Matcha Muffins with Spruts Nuts

Happy Wednesday all! I’m already hating this cold weather and it just started…a day ago. With cold weather comes comfort and warm foods. Especially with the holidays on their way, it’s important to still indulge but in a smart way. These Matcha Muffins are made with Jade Leaf Matcha and topped with Spruts Nuts. With a dash of cinnamon, it surely incorporates that warm holiday feeling, perfect for these cold days to come. Learn more about Jade Leaf Matcha and Spruts Nuts and check out where to buy them below. Let’s get started!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • Vanilla extract
  • Cinnamon powder
  • Salt
  • Baking powder
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • Spruts Nuts
  • Jade Leaf Matcha Powder

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease 12 muffin cups.
  2. Whisk the flour, salt, baking powder, Jade Leaf matcha, a dash of cinnamon, and sugar together in a mixing bowl; set aside.
  3. Whisk together the egg, melted butter, vanilla extract, and milk in another bowl.
  4. Stir the milk mixture into the flour mixture until just moistened.
  5. Divide the batter among the prepared muffin cups.
  6. Top with Spruts Nuts.FullSizeRender-1.jpg
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for about 25 minutes.
  8. Cool on a wire rack.
  9. Plate and serve!IMG_2973.JPG

Suggestions, Substitutions, Tips & Tricks:

  • Makes 12 matcha muffins.

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!

See you next Wednesday!

– Mitz

Jade Leaf Premium Culinary Grade matcha is sourced from a blend of first and second harvest tea leaves. Its flavor profile is closer to a Ceremonial Grade. This grade is the favorite among restaurant chefs and cafes for blending and cooking, and is especially recommend it for recipes where the matcha flavor is more at the forefront, like in lattes.IMG_2971.JPGFullSizeRender-3.jpg

  • 100% USDA Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder, All Natural, Nothing Added (naturally gluten free and vegan)
  • Authentic Japanese Matcha – sourced directly from their partner farm in Uji, Japan, providing much better quality.
  • Create Amazing Matcha Recipes – Jade Leaf premium culinary grade matcha is preferred by restaurant chefs and cafes for blending into smoothies, lattes, baked goods, and other dishes
  • Healthy Superfood – matcha is rich in antioxidants, helps boost metabolism, great source of natural energy and mental clarity

https://www.jadeleafmatcha.com

https://www.facebook.com/jadeleafmatcha

https://www.instagram.com/jadeleafmatcha/

Spruts Nuts 

Spruts are the better almond! Sprouting breaks down enzyme inhibitors so your body can focus on more important things – like fighting germs or flushing out toxins. Mimicking the germination process unlocks high concentrations in essential vitamins and minerals. The result is a clean, delicious and nutritionally dense snack.FullSizeRender-4.jpgFullSizeRender-5.jpg

Almonds enjoy praise from doctors, nutritionists and brainiacs alike.
They agree that eating almonds regularly can:

  • Promote heart health and reduce your risk of heart attack
  • Lower “bad” cholesterol
  • Help promote weight loss
  • Alkalize the body
  • Help maintain stable blood sugar and insulin levels
  • Produce sustainable energy
  • Easily digestible
  • Nutritiously dense
  • All Natural
  • No Preservatives
  • Diary-Free
  • Gluten-Free
  • Vegan
  • Protein Packed
  • Paleo Friendly
  • Cleanse Approved
  • Delectable

http://www.sprutsnuts.com

https://www.facebook.com/sproutednut

https://www.instagram.com/sprutsnuts/