Aug 31, 2015

Nutella Ice Cream with Almond Milk (Egg Free, No Cook!)

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Cook's Note: I LOVE Nutella ... I mean - who doesn't? A few years ago I tried Giada's recipe for Nutella Gelato - it was my favorite ice cream ever! However, its a tedious process. You have to cook it, separate egg whites, etc... messy and takes too long (in my book!) So I scoured PINTEREST for a new recipe that might be easier. I found this recipe and thought I'd try it! I put my own spin on it of course, as I do all of my recipes. Hands down - this is the next best thing to Giada's Nutella Gelato ! It's EASY and DELICIOUS! it was gone in one hour too!

** Note - you will need a Blender and an Ice Cream Maker. The Cuisinart Ice Cream andYogurt Makers are the best. So easy to use and easy clean up. Not too pricey either (you can get them a  great price on Amazon, at Costco or Walmart/Target and it's a great investment if you are cook and love Ice Cream like we do!)

What You Will Need:
1/3 Cup Nutella
1/4 Cup Sugar
1 and 1/3 Cup Almond Milk
1/4 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Sea Salt

In your blender, blend: all ingredients. Next, place the mixture in a glass bowl, cove and place in freezer for 1 hour. After an hour has passed - take the mixture and pour into your Ice Cream Maker. Most people will tell you to churn in your ice cream make according to your ice cream maker's directions. But to save you time, so that you don't have to go and get your manual or google it yourself - Churn it for about 30 minutes.

Once that is done, transfer the ice cream into a container with a lid (don't store it in the ice cream maker bowl!) and let freeze overnight.

Enjoy the next day and love every minute of it! You can serve in a cone or bowl. This is so good, it doesn't need any toppings.

Another note: I tend to double this recipe because I have a hungry bunch!!

This "Pinspiration" comes from Chocolate Moosey

Aug 20, 2015

Fresh Salsa

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Cook's Note: After being MIA from Suburban Epicurean for quite some time, we are BAAAACCCCK (say in the voice of Arnold Schwarzenegger for full effect! )

In the spirit of healthy cooking, I decided to make some fresh homemade SALSA for a fun taco night. Let me tell you - it was delicious and oh so healthy. Make this instead of buying the jarred stuff next time for a real treat!

What You Will Need:
4-5 Roma Tomatoes (chopped)
2-3 Cloves of garlic
Small Red Onion (chopped)
1/2 of a yellow pepper (chopped)
1 tsp of Fresh Cilantro (stemmed and chopped)
Sea Salt and Ground Black Pepper to taste
Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice (using 1 whole lime)

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well. If you don't have cilantro, you could use dried cilantro (chopped) as well. Let sit for at least 30 minutes to marinate all the flavors or refrigerate overnight.

Serve with Tortilla Chips, on tacos or however you like your salsa!

Aug 11, 2015

We are back.....

After a long hiatus due to personal circumstances we are back and will be bringing new recipes and ideas to Suburban Epicurean. Thank you to those of you who have stuck with us and kept using our site and enjoying our recipes while we were gone. Looking forward to cooking with you!