Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Cranberry Kombucha Vinaigrette

I haven't always loved salad. In fact I still don't love it unless the dressing is just right! And while I would love to drench every single one of my salads in ranch, I'm pretty sure thats not the best idea. A good dressing turns a blah salad into pure joy! I have tested different dressings over and over until I have gotten them just right. This is one of my tried and true, fool proof recipes! Plus there is zero guilt associated. Sorry ranch dressing!

I got the idea to use Kombucha  because I love adding vinegar to my home made dressings and I find that some brands of Kombucha have that perfect tangy taste! I don't just use cranberry Kombucha... I love guava, lemon ginger, the list goes on! But I do always find myself coming back to this one!

I can make the most basic of salads and if I add this vinaigrette it elevates it to a fancy restaurant level! I used to feel like salads always tasted better when someone made them for me but not anymore! I much prefer making my own! So much so that I smuggle this vinaigrette into restaurants with me now!

Cranberry Kombucha Vinaigrette-

1/4 Cup Cranberry (or any flavor) Kombucha
3/4 Cup Olive Oil
1 Clove Minced Garlic
1 Tablespoon Dry Mustard Powder
Salt and Pepper to Taste 

Put all ingredients in a small mason jar and shake it up! Drizzle desired amount on to of your salad! 


xx, Prosecco and Projects
Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Strawberry Rhubarb and Basil Spritzer

I am such a sucker for good packaging and Trader Joe's gets me every time! When I saw these adorable pink cans with little strawberry and rhubarb illustrations my soul sang! They were instantly going home with me. Rhubarb holds a special place in my heart! So much so that when I was little I named my cat Rhubarb but thats a story for a different day! So many excuses to buy soda!

These sodas are the perfect combo of sweet strawberry and tangy rhubarb. Naturally after one sip I thought to myself "you know what would go good with this? Vodka! Its a little sad how often this thought runs through my mind! *eats pizza and thinks "you know what would go good with this... Vodka*

I love the addition of fresh herbs in cocktails and basil pairs so well with strawberries that I just had to add some freshness to this spritzer! The combo of flavors in this bubbly drink are pure perfection! Its almost dangerous how refreshing and crisp it is! I could have 3 without batting an eye... and maybe I did. You'll never know!

Strawberry Rhubarb and Basil Spritzer-

3 Chopped Strawberries
3 Fresh Basil Leaves
1 Shot of Vodka
1 Can of Trader Joe's Rhubarb and Strawberry Soda

Muddle the strawberries and basil in a glass. Fill with ice. Add vodka and soda. Stir! 


xx, Prosecoo and Projects
Sunday, January 14, 2018

Roasted Garlic Aioli (Whole30)

There is something that I really need to talk to you guys about... it has nothing to do with this Roasted Garlic Aioli but we will get there. The burning topic that I must discuss is The Bachelor! And specifically the types of dates that they are going on.

Does anyone else feel like their dates are just the worst!? I mean I don't want to play soccer, do an obstacle corse, or god forbid... that disgusting demolition derby. And you cant tell me that all of these girls are just dying to do these ridiculously themed dates. They have to be faking it... am I right?! Not the best way to start off your relationship. However I guess allowing your bf to kiss you and twenty other girls at the same time probably isn't the exact definition of morals.

All I am saying is that if a guy surprised me with a flag football date I sure as hell would not be jumping for joy! Have you ever heard of brunch, a walk in the park, wine tasting!? I guess its a good thing I'm not planning on signing up any time soon. This house cat wouldn't make it through the first group date!

I feel so much better getting that off of my chest! And I'm gonna feel even better sharing this delicious recipe with you! So completely switching gears...

Wanna know how to have a successful Whole30? Well I couldn't tell ya. I have failed three times now. I always get to about day 16 and then eat a taco... and drink a marg... and have a brownie! Oops! But I will say that one things that I have learned that is a must is having delicious sauces on hand!

For me sauces are worth the energy! And this one takes about 2 min! (not counting the roasting time of the garlic) You will want to slather this on everything! I do! I make this once a week now its so good!

Roasted Garlic Aioli

1 Head of Roasted Garlic
1 Egg Room Temp (this is v important)
1 Cup Avocado Oil
1 Splash Red Wine Vinegar
1 Teaspoon Mustard Powder
Juice of 1/2 a Lemon
Salt and Pepper to Taste

Put all ingredients in a tall mason jar (make sure that mouth of the jar is large enough for your immersion blender to fit). Put the immersion blender directly over the egg yolk. Turn immersion blender on and slowly lift it up. The liquid will quickly change consistency and become aioli.


xx, Prosecco and Projects