Virgin Mojito

Just because I don’t drink alcohol doesn’t mean that I have to stick with plain water… This virgin mojito is a perfect beverage for any family and friends gatherings.  There are many ways to make virgin mojito.  Personally, I think the version with Ginger Ale tastes the best.

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Virgin Mojito

Course Drinks
Prep Time 7 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 15 people
Author Irina

Ingredients

  • 4 limes
  • 2 lemons
  • 1 big bunch of mint
  • 10 cups ice cubes
  • 2 (1.5 L) bottle of sparkling water or club soda
  • 1 (1 l) bottle of ginger ale

Instructions

  • Slice lemons and limes.
  • In a big jar combine the limes, lemons, fresh mint and ice cubes together.
  • Top with sparkling water, Ginger Ale and stir.

Boursin™ Stuffed Mushrooms

Tasty and very easy recipe with only 2 main ingredients that you can find in every store: mushrooms and Boursin.

Boursin Stuffed Mushrooms

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The Boursin™ Garlic & Fine Herbs Cheese is aleredy salty enough so don’t add more salt. On the other end, if you like spicy food, season with pepper.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 30 small mushrooms (Cremini or Button Mushrooms)
  • 1 block Boursin™ Garlic & Fine Herbs Cheese
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • Some fresh herbs (cilantro, green onion, parsley) finely chopped

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400° F.
  • Wash and dry mushrooms. Remove stems. (You can use them for another recipe),
  • Place mushroom caps on a baking sheet. Season with pepper. Fill each mushroom’s hole with 1-2 tsps of Boursin™.
  • Bake about 25 minutes until mushrooms are golden and cooked through.
  • Sprinkle the baked mushrooms with fresh herbs and they’re ready to be served!
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Ground Beef Hardshell Tacos

These are to die for tacos. I’ve made it so many times and each time, it turns out so great. It goes awesome with Virgin Mojito.

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Ground beef hardshell tacos

Course Main Dish
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 5 servings
Author Irina

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 3 Tbsp taco seasoning
  • 5 Tbsp cold water
  • 1/2 cup cheese shredded
  • 2 cups lettuce shredded
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 10 taco shells hard

Instructions

  • Fully cook the ground beef. Drain extra grease. Add water and taco seasoning then cook for 3 more minutes.
  • Dice tomatoes.
  • Cut avocado into small cubes.
  • Shred lettuce.
  • Finely chop cilantro.
  • Meanwhile, preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Place empty taco shells on a cooking sheet and bake for 5 minutes.
  • Assemble each taco with meat mixture, tomatoes, avocado, cilantro and lettuce. Top it with sour cream and salsa. Sprinkle with shredded cheese. Serve immediately.

Fresh Vegetable Salsa

Fresh Vegetable Salsa is great for a Mexican style party, as well as for spicy dish lovers. This traditional Mexican sauce can be served with corn chips and tortillas. But also very good with meat, fish or simply as a summer salad.

Fresh Vegetable Salsa

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If you don’t have jalapeños, you can use chili powder. Lime can be replaced with a lemon. The taste will be different, but still delicious.
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • 4 tomatoes diced
  • 1 english cucumber diced
  • 1 sweet pepper (any color) cored and diced
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 clove garlic diced
  • 1/2 jalapeno pepper diced
  • cilantro chopped
  • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1 lime

Instructions
 

  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes, then serve.
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Spinach Salad with Strawberries

This spinach salad with strawberries is seasoned with a delicious homemade sauce, made with balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and a little jam. A perfect summer salad!

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Spinach Salad with Strawberries

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Natalija

Ingredients

Salad

  • 200 g baby spinach
  • 1/2 red onion thinly sliced
  • 100 g strawberries

Dressing

  • 3-4 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp jam (strawberry, raspberry, apricot)
  • 1-2 pinches paprika (optional)
  • Some sliced almonds or walnuts (optional)

Instructions

  • In the bowl, combine the spinach, red onion and strawberries.
  • In the jar, whisk together olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper, jam and paprika, to make a smooth sauce.
  • Drizzle the salad with dressing and serve immediately.
  • If you want, you can add some almonds or other roasted nuts.
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