Welp, we are finally getting a little taste of winter this month in Austin. Saturday it was 78 degrees and today a high of 34. That means I can finally break into some stick-to-your-ribs winter recipes! This beef stew will warm you up for sure! Super hearty and straight from the UK, this mini beef stew pot pies are easy to make just in time for dinner this week. Scroll down to the bottom to see my how-to video!
This Italian inspired ice is somewhere between a sorbet and a snocone, perfect to beat the hot, hot heat in Texas this summer! Just a few ingredients and no fancy tools required. You can switch up the flavor combinations and make your own all summer long!
13 oz of coconut milk (or about 1 1/2 cups of fresh fruit)
1 cup of sugar
1 cup of water
1/3 cup fresh mint
Fresh mint for garnish
Mint Simple Syrup:
Bring 1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar to boil
Stir and let sugar dissolve completely
Pour sugar water over fresh chopped mint leave
Cover and let steep until it comes to room temperature
Coconut Mojito Granita:
Blend coconut milk and simple syrup until smooth
Pour into shallow dish
Ever 30-45 minutes, grate over mixture with a fork creating fluffy ice crystals
Repeat this step 3-4 times
It’s hot hot hot! Time to get that those cool (and healthy!) recipes ready for summer. This is a new one for me: agua fresca. These fruit waters are commonly served all over Mexico and Central America. They are fairly easy to make!
2 cups chopped fruit- in this case mango
8 cups cold water
Options: Citrus or sweetner
Blend chopped fruit with one cup of water
Pour into pitcher through a mesh strainer
Combine with remaining cold water
Drink ice cold!