Raspberry and Pomegranate Smoothie with Green Tea Ice Cubes and more


Raspberry and Pomegranate Smoothie with Green Tea Ice Cubes

raspberry pomegranate smoothie with green tea ice cubes

Don’t look at me with those sad-clown eyes (wait… is that a thing?).  It can’t be all Peach Cobbler Cinnamon Rolls around here.  That’s unrealistic (though delicious) and downright daunting (though delicious).

When the day’s diet turns a bit too indulgent, I reach for a blender and try to coax whatever fresh ingredients I have into a healthy smoothie.  It’s not rocket science… it’s mostly just fruit and almond milk.  You know the old song and dance.

If you take away any little gem of inspiration from this smoothie concoction, please let it be the Green Tea Ice Cubes.  Though so so simple, these little blocks kinda thrill me.  All the antioxidants and good vibes of green tea, frozen into a smoothie friendly cube and ready for blending.  It’s a clever way to add more nutrients to our smoothie meal!  I’m into it.

Raspberry Pomegranate Smoothie

My favorite smoothie boosters include:

•  Chia seeds for their omega powers

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Oh Hey, Homefries!

Joy the Baker Podcast

What is HomeFries?

Not potatoes.  Not this time.

HomeFries is the podcasting site and all around fun space that I created a few years back with my partners Michael and Tracy.

A podcast, for those of you that may not be familiar, is like an independent Internet radio show.  If you work from home, or from an overly air-conditioned cubicle you can use podcasts to help you get through an otherwise quiet and/or chilly day.  They’re like watching your ‘stories’ but with your ears only.  You can find a few of my favorite podcasts here.

HomeFries has been around the block and back again and is now updated with a jaunty new design!  We made a new pretty home for one of the silliest projects I persist in: The Joy the Baker Podcast hosted by me (Joy the Baker, duh) and Tracy Shutterbean.  We’re notorious for discussing “totally important, unimportant things” which means we talk a lot about Instagram, hot dogs, girlfriend problems, and celebrity crushes.... Read the rest of this post..... »

    

The Way We Summer

The Best of Summertime from joythebaker

I hope you have a cute new Summer haircut.  I hope you’re wearing bright pink lipstick (if you’re into that sort of thing).  I hope you’re on a vacation and sitting on some sort of dock in some sort of bay.  I want laughs for you, extra casual Fridays, and super lazy Sundays.

If you’re home (like me), and if you’re in the kitchen (also, like me), I wish for us wine spritzers and simple recipes, and super delicious Summer flavor.

Here is a hard-earned compilation of some of my favorite Summer-inspired recipes.  Everything from Tomato Cobbler to Watermelon Sangria.

I love you!  Let’s be freesshh.

Tomato Cobbler with Blue Cheese Biscuits

Here’s what we get to do!  We get to bake together sweet cherry tomatoes, caramelized onions, thyme and spices.  We get to top those tomatoes with buttery blue cheese biscuits… then we get to rub the whole thing all over our bodies.  Or we can eat it.  Either way.  HEAVEN!   Tomato Cobbler with Blue Cheese... Read the rest of this post..... »

    

Peach Cobbler Cinnamon Rolls

peach cobbler cinnamon rolls

I’ve come to infiltrate your weekend.

You may have had plans to sit on the couch, go to the beach, do some sort of house work, eat a hot dog… NO!   Scratch all of that.  Forget it.  No good.  There are cinnamon rolls in the mix!

Seriously… can I elbow my way into your free time?  Can I persuade you with doughy rolls, cinnamon and almond crumbles, and fresh peach filling?  Let the answer be YES because we’re about to smash-bang peach cobbler and cinnamon rolls.  Let’s be geniuses!  Loose interpretation of the word ‘genius’…

Peach Cobbler Cinnamon Rolls

Here’s how this madness goes:  yeasted dough is topped with melted butter, oat crumble, and warm peach filling. Cobbler all up in a doughy roll,  topped with more almond crumble!

Can this be everyday?  (no.)

Peach Cobbler Cinnamon Rolls

This recipe is adapted from The Pioneer Woman’s famous (infamous?) cinnamon roll.  I’ve experimented with her recipe before.  Remember the ... Read the rest of this post..... »

    

Spicy Vegetarian Tortilla Soup

Spicy Vegetarian Tortilla Soup

Let’s just all admit that it’s weird that I made soup.  Hot soup.  I didn’t even have the decency to make cold soup.  It’s heat hot, it’s spicy hot, it’s just all up in your face hot… smack-dab in the middle of summer.

Some nerve, really.

I need to openly admit that I really miss (I mean… really miss) California Mexican food.  I’ve made so many obscure tacos in my kitchen I might as well buy a taco truck and call it a career.

This soup is SO GOOD! It’s like eating the soup version of a vegetarian enchilada… in a bowl, with a mega amount of fresh toppings!  If you’re looking to beat the heat, may I suggest enjoying this soup while sitting in front of your open refrigerator?

No?

Well.. fine then.

Spicy Vegetarian Tortilla Soup

Here’s how this goes:  lots of chopping.

I start with the tortillas (into rectangle-like strips), move on to yellow bell pepper, try not to kill myself by slicing a... Read the rest of this post..... »

    

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