Thursday, January 24, 2013

Easy Spanish Rice

Easy Spanish Rice by Custom Taste
 For quick dinner for those busy nights this is a great recipe to turn to. It is super easy to prepare and it does need constant baby sitting. Not to mention that most of these ingredients can be found in most kitchens as wells substituting is super easy. So keep this around for those extra busy days and nights.

Shopping List
  • 1 Cup Uncooked Rice
  • 1 Cup Broth, Stock
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1 TBSP Tomato Paste
  • 1 Cup Diced Tomatoes*
  • 1/2 Can of Corn
  • 1/4 Cup Diced Onion
  • Spices
  • 1 TSP Oregano
  • 1/4 TSP Cayenne
  • 1/2 TSP Cumin
  • 1/2 TSP Chili Powder
  • Pinch Black Pepper and Salt
  • 1 TSP Oil

Measuring Cup, TBSP, and TSP
Skillet w/ lid
Medium Mixing Bowl
Stir Spoon
Small Mixing Bowl

Time 35 Minutes
Prep 15 Minutes
Easy Spanish Rice by Custom TasteCook 20 Minutes
Yield About 3 Cups

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Quick Black Bean Breakfast Brownies

Quick Black Bean Breakfast Brownies by Custom Taste
Black beans and brownies are probably not the most common foods you would imagine for breakfast. These have the chewiness and delicious brownie taste without the bad fats and are great for getting going in the morning. Not to mention they are great for a quick pre-workout snack thanks to the carbs and protein.

Shopping List
  • 1 Cup Flour
  • 1/4 Cup Sugar-in-the-Raw
  • 1 TBSP Honey
  • 1/4 TSP Salt
  • 1/2 TSP Baking Powder
  • 3 TBSP and 1 TSP Baking Cocoa
  • 3 TBSP Black Bean Puree
  • 1 cup water or milk

Cake Pan
Measuring Cup, TBSP, and TSP
Mixing Spoon
Fork or Whisk
2 Mixing Bowls

Time 40 Minutes
Prep 10 Minutes
Cook 30 Minutes
Yield 8 Slices
Quick Black Bean Breakfast Brownies by Custom Taste

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Spinach Chicken Stuffing Spread

Spinach Chicken Stuffing Spread by Custom Taste
This versatile recipe allows you to not only make it ahead but use it in a variety of meal ideas. Take to a dinner party as a spread and serve with crackers or stuff it into a roll a make a turnover for a tasty nutritious dinner on the fly. Whatever you use it for you will not be let down.

Shopping List
  • 1 1/2 to 2 Cups Cooked Shredded Chicken
  • 1/2 Cup Plain Yogurt
  • 1/2 Cup Drained Canned Spinach
  • 1 TSP Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1/2 TSP Black Pepper
  • Pinch Salt
  • 1 TSP Granulated Garlic
  • 1 TBSP Minced Onion

Food Processor
Measuring Cup, TBSP and TSP
Mixing Bowl
Small Pot

Spinach Chicken Stuffing Spread by Custom TasteTime 20 minutes
Prep 20 Minutes
Yield 2 Cups

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Greek Inspired Turkey Meatballs

These are greek inspired because Keftedes (greek meatballs) are primarily made from ground beef or lamb, not turkey. They easy to eat and hold together wonderfully, so it makes them perfect to eat alone or at to other dishes. Make them a day ahead before a dinner party or as a snack for friends.

Shopping List
  • 1/2 lb Lean Ground Turkey Meat
  • 1 Egg (Yes! An ACTUAL egg)
  • 1/2 Cup Plain Rolled Oats
  • 1 TBSP Fresh Basil
  • 1 1/2 TSP Mint
  • 1 TSP Cumin
  • 2 TSP Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 TSP Black Pepper and Salt

Mixing Bowl
Small Bowl
Mixer (or you can use your hands)
Measuring Cup, TBSP, and TSP
Aluminium Foil
Broiler Safe Baking Dish

Time 48 Minutes
Prep 40 Minutes
Cook 8 Minutes
Yield 12 Average Sized Meatballs

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Sweet and Subtle Dessert Bites

Have a incessant sweet tooth, but trying to keep away from overly refined and processed sugary foods? Then you will love these little dessert bites. Cheaper than buying the store bought "low fat" packs, not mention way less calories, you will be satisfied at how these are sweet but not over powering so you can eat them plain for fancy them up with a spread or frosting.

Shopping List
  • 1 Cup Flour
  • 2 TSP Baking Powder
  • 1/2 TSP Baking Soda
  • Pinch Salt
  • 1/4 Cup Sugar (we used Sugar in the Raw)
  • 2 Flags*
  • 1/2 Cup Milk
  • 1 TSP Vanilla
  • 1 1/2 TBSP Ground Ginger
  • 1 TBSP Ground Cinnamon

1 medium mixing bowl
2 small mixing bowl
Mixing Spoon
Measuring Cup, TBSP, and TSP
Stainer or Sifter
Baking apparatus
Small Scoop (spoon, ice cream scoop, or anything you choose)

Time 20 minutes
Prep 10 minutes
Bake 10 minutes
Yield 22 bites

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Slow Cooker Bean Chili Soup

Slow Cooker Bean Chili Soup by Custom Taste

Perfect for a chilly day, this recipe will warm you right up! Easy to make and very hands off, you can start it cooking and continue with your day as planned. Super low cal and super tasty anyone who eats it might think you slaved over the stove all day.

Shopping List
  • 1 Cup Dry Beans
  • 1/2 Cup Chopped Onions
  • 1/2 Cup Chopped Celery
  • 1/2 Cup Diced Carrots
  • 6 Cups Water
  • 1 Cup Brewed Coffee
  • 1 TBSP Chopped Prunes
  • 1 TBSP Chili Powder
  • 1 TBSP Cumin
  • 1/2 TBSP Granulated Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 TBSP Cayenne Pepper
  • 1/2 TBSP Red Pepper Flakes
  • 2 TSP Black Pepper

Slow Cooker
Cutting Board
Sharp Knife
Measuring Cup, TBSP, TSP
Stir Spoon
Medium Sized Pot w/ Lid

Slow Cooker Bean Chili Soup by Custom TasteTime 6 hours
Prep 2 hours
Cook 4 hours
Yield 4 cups or 8 servings

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Jalapeno Cheese Loaf

Jalapeno Cheese Loaf by Custom Taste
At first you might think that this bread would pack some heat, however that is not the case. This bread turns out to be chewy, slightly crunchy but also sweet. The sweetness gives the jalapeno spice a great balance that will leave you satisfied and happy, with or without a topping.
Shopping List
  • 1 Recipe (Freezer) Fresh Bread
  • 1 Cup Chopped Jalapenos
  • 1/2 Cup Shredded Cheese
  • 1 TSP Oil
  • 1 TBSP Black Pepper

Mixing Bowl
Cutting Board
Cake Pan
Cheese Grater
Measuring Cup, TBSP, TSP

Time 2 hours
Jalapeno Cheese Loaf by Custom TastePrep 1 hour and 10 minutes
Cook 50 minutes
Yield 16 slices

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Corny and Cheesy Corn Bread

Corny and Cheesey Skillet Cornbread by Custom Taste
We believe here at custom taste that corn bread is for everyday of the year not just during the holidays. This recpie combines the best csn be put into cornbread. Corn and cheese. Not only is the cornbread at a different level but it also has more complexity. A definte crowd pleaser friends and family will be begging you for more, you have been warned.

Shopping List
  • 1 Cup Cornmeal
  • 1 Cup Cake Flour (All Purpose can be used)
  • 1 tbsp Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tbsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 4 tbsp Safflower Oil
  • 2 Flags (2 tbsp Flax Meal to 6 tbsp warm water)
  • 1/2 Cup Almond Milk
  • 1/2 Cup of Corn
  • 1/2 Cup and 2 tbsp Shredded Cheese
  • 3 tbsp Ricotta or Cottage Cheese

Mixing Bowl
Measuring Cup, tsp and tbsp
Mixing Spoon
Can Opener
Small Mixing Bowl
Saran Wrap
Paper Towels
Small Bowl
Grater (if needed)

Corny and Cheesey Skillet Cornbread by Custom TasteTime 55 minutes
Prep 10 to 15 minutes
Cooking 20 minutes
Yield 10 to 12 slices