Quench Your Thirst with Old Fashioned Strawberry-Lemonade

Old-Fashioned Strawberry Lemonade

Make delicious old-fashioned strawberry lemonade in minutes!

  • 12 Strawberries (Chopped)
  • 1 C Water
  • 3 Tbls Sugar

Lemonade

  • 32 oz Cold Water
  • 2 Squeezed Lemons
  • 1/4 C Sugar
  • 1/2 C Strawberry Simple Syrup
  • 8 Strawberries (Garnish)
  • 1 Sliced Lemon (Garnish)
  1. Simple Syrup: Remove hull and chop strawberries. Bring water and sugar to a simmer and add strawberries. Simmer for 5 minutes, stirring regularly. Remove from heat and strain to cool.

Strawberry-Lemonade

  1. Add simple syrup to water and lemon mixture. Stir until all sugar has dissolved. Run lemon wedge around the rim of the glass and press into sugar. Pour lemonade over ice and serve.

It’s strawberry season in Florida and the strawberries couldn’t be sweeter. With so many strawberries around the kitchen we are whipping up some good, old-fashioned homemade strawberry lemonade. This thirst-quenching family favorite only takes a short time to whip up and it disappears quickly so you need to make an extra batch to have in the refrigerator.

For a quick grab-n-go store the lemonade in a working glass over night in the refrigerator.

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Fresh Grilled Veggie Tacos

It’s 5:00pm, you’re on your way home from work and you’re thinking, “WTF am I going to make for dinner?”. Clueless right? Well, while sitting in the parking lot of the grocery I picked up my phone before going in and there it was – my dinner! Thank God for Instagram. If for nothing else, I got my inspiration for dinner from a delicious looking veggie taco. There was no recipe but, that didn’t matter I could figure it out. Veggie tacos are better than I had every imagined. I had never had a veggie taco before and I will probably never eat a meat taco again for the simple reason that I am trying to eat healthier and with the veggie taco I didn’t feel like an over stuffed, weighed down blob. IMG_3863 Take a look at these tacos and GO CRAZY! The key is THE GRILL, GRILLED CORN, GRILLED TORTILLAS and of course, taco seasoning. Sprinkle the taco seasoning on the corn (we used a Ray Garcia, Chipotle Lime from Williams Sonoma) toss it on the grill at 400° for approximately 15 – 20 minutes turning so it doesnt burn. I have a lodge cast iron griddle that I use on my grill for tortillas and pizzas, etc.  Throw on the tortillas about 5 minutes before the corn is done and you are ready to start building your VEGGIE TACO. IMG_3888

The traditional meat and cheese has been replaced with corn, avacado, tomato, chives, a splash of fresh lime and chipotle mayonaisse.

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Why You Should Make Mason Jar Meals

If you are on Pinterest you will see a plethora of Mason Jar recipes and #masonjarinspiration. I must confess I fell into the Mason Jar Meal Plan.

Preparing various meals and snacks in Mason Jars not only saved me time to eat healthier but, also attributed to my loosing 10 pounds and going down a size all without dieting. I attribute this to portion control. I’m not suggesting this will work for everyone but, it worked for me.

Why not give it a shot? Take a step into the realm of MasonJar Meals and ditch the plastic storage containers. I have also found that by storing my fruits and veggies in Mason Jars they stay fresher longer.

I’m hooked on the Mason Jar lifestyle. You should give it a shot! What have you got to lose?

 

To make your Mason Jar journey simple, we have added a few links of sizes you will need to get started. I purchased the jars by case and found that was just what I needed to get going. You will need the quart size for salads, the pint size for yogurts parfaits or oats and the 1/2 pints for snacks or baking pies, etc.

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