Monday, September 15, 2014

Salty Citrus Kombucha

We have been trying our hand at creating some new flavors of kombucha, versus our normal one fruit variety that we normally drink. This version was a take on a new flavor we tried at the store, and we really enjoyed the outcome.

You could use any variety of citrus juice that you like or have on hand. The orange juice helps balance the other, more sour, juices so I would definitely keep that one in this no matter how you alter it. The sea salt helps add some depth to the flavor and helps with electrolyte balance too, so it's a win-win.

Hope you enjoy!

1) 24-28 ounces of unflavored kombucha
2) 1/4 cup of orange juice
3) 1/4 cup of grapefruit juice
4) 2 Tablespoons of lemon juice, or lime juice, or 1 tablespoon of each (which is what I did)
5) 1/8 teaspoon of sea salt

1) Add your citrus juices and sea salt to a 32 ounce jar, and stir.
2) Fill up the rest of the jar with kombucha and mix.
3) Put in the fridge to drink right away, or keep on the counter for a day to add carbonation before you refrigerate.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Green Beef Scramble

This recipe was inspired by an episode of something on the Food Network I happened to catch while browsing cable when we were staying at a hotel recently. The recipe was one of those late night specials that the people raved they would love to eat after a few drinks at 2 a.m.

So as soon as we got home from the hotel, I wanted to try and make the same concept and see how it tasted. Beef plus some chopped up greens and a few eggs. Simple enough! This came together really easily and ended up being a delicious lunch, but would be great for breakfast or dinner as well!

1) 1 pound of ground beef
2) 1 onion, diced
3) 4-6 cups of diced greens (kale or spinach)
4) 4 eggs
5) Salt & Pepper

**Servings: 3-4**

1) Preheat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add your ground beef and break up into small pieces with a wooden spoon.
2) Chop up your onion, and then add it to your ground beef mixture. Season with salt and pepper. Cook for 15 minutes, until the onions are soft and beef is cooked thoroughly. Lower heat to medium at this time.

3) Chop your chosen green, and add to your mixture. Cook for 5 minutes, until wilted.
4) Mix your eggs together in a separate bowl, and add some more salt and pepper to them.
5) Pour the eggs into the mixture, and stir to combine. Cook for 2-3 minutes until the eggs have cooked up. Serve and enjoy!