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Apple Pie Bread

Happy Thanksgiving Eve! I hope everyone (and their stomachs) are ready for round 1 of the holidays. Today, I will be sharing Apple Pie Bread. I don’t know whats better than having something that tastes like Apple Pie but literally takes no time at all. This is great for the upcoming awaited Thanksgiving dinner. It can be served alongside the main course or as dessert. Let’s get started!

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 cups of All Purpose Flour
  • Pinch of Baking Powder
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1/2 cup of Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Unsalted Butter, softened at room temperature
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2/3 cup of Milk (you might need a bit more if the mixture is too thick)
  • Dash of Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Medium Apples

Directions:

1) Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan with some non-stick spray and set aside.

2) In a small bowl, whisk the sugar, vanilla extract, butter, and eggs.FullSizeRender-2.jpg

3) Add the milk, salt, baking powder, flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg until it forms a batter.FullSizeRender-3.jpg

4) Dice the apples into small bite sized cubes.FullSizeRender-1.jpg

5) Pour half of the batter in your prepared pan, then spoon half of the apples (push them in the batter a bit) followed by the remaining batter. Top the remaining apples.FullSizeRender-4.jpgFullSizeRender-6.jpgFullSizeRender-5.jpg

6) Bake for about 50 minutes to an hour. Let cool

7) Plate and serve!FullSizeRender-10.jpgFullSizeRender-12.jpgFullSizeRender-11.jpg

Suggestions, Substitutions, Tips & Tricks:

  • This serves about 5 people.
  • When dicing the apples, you can add apple butter to give it an extra flavor. If you do this, be sure to skip the cinnamon and nutmeg as apple butter is already very flavorful.
  • You can add a buttery strudel topping before baking it. Just dice some butter with two forks and brown sugar. Top over the topped apples and then pop it into the oven.

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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Reboot your Gut with FreedomFoods US

It’s time to reboot your gut! Barley+ Cereal grains are the best way to start off your morning simultaneously rebooting your gut. Barley+ is the best cereal grain made with a unique Barley grain called Barley max. It’s made with soluble fiber, insoluble fiber, and resistant starch. Barley+ contains prebiotic dietary fiber to help feed the intestinal flora and has a low glycemic index.

Barley+ is a delicious range of nutritious breakfast Mueslis that contains a unique Australian Barley called BARLEYmax. BARLEYmax is a non-genetically engineered Australian super grain that contains prebiotic dietary fiber to help feed the good gut bacteria found in your stomach.IMG_3468.JPG

Soluble Fiber and Insoluble Fiber are 2 important types of fiber that can be found inside of our breakfast Mueslis. These, together with beneficial resistant starch, work to promote digestion and can get you on your way to feeling positively good! And it doesn’t stop there either… Not only does Barley+ include juicy Cranberry pieces and chunks of Almonds and Pecans, it also contains 60% of your daily values of fiber and whole grains and 7g of protein in every serve!

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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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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

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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

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Spiced Sweet Corn Soup

Hi everyone! Now that Fall is officially here, it’s impossible to not make soup so often. Today, I will be sharing an amazing recipe on Spiced Sweet Corn Soup. So delicious and so full of flavor. It’s perfect for a side at dinner and leftovers for lunch. Let’s get started!

Ingredients:

  • Turmeric
  • Cumin seeds
  • Coriander
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Chili powder
  • Creamed corn
  • Whole corn kernels
  • Broth
  • Onion
  • Potato

Directions:

  1. First roast cumin seeds and coriander in a skillet (no oil), until aromatic. Takes about 2 minutes.
  2. Grind with chopped garlic, ginger, turmeric, red chili powder, and a dash of oil until thick.FullSizeRender.jpg
  3. Sautee the chopped garlic in a skillet until translucent.
  4. Add the curry paste and cook to release the flavors.
  5. Add cubed potatoes.
  6. Add vegetable broth or chicken stock.FullSizeRender-3.jpgFullSizeRender-2.jpg
  7. Add salt/pepper to taste.
  8. Bring to a boil and then stir in creamed corn.FullSizeRender-1.jpg
  9. Add half the whole corn kernels.
  10. Blend until smooth.
  11. Fro texture, add the remaining corn kernels and bring to a boil.
  12. Heat and serve!IMG_2847.JPGIMG_2846.JPGIMG_2845.JPG

Suggestions, Substitutions, Tips & Tricks:

  • Serves 5 people.
  • You can add as much spice as you want and any protein you’d like. I kept it simple.

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