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This recipe is sponsored by Florida’s Natural. I used their product to make these delicious creamy strawberry lemonade popsicles. The opinions and text are all mine. The end.

Every summer I get to make a multitude of popsicle recipes. It is my favorite thing to prepare, as the kids really enjoy them and it keeps us cool over the summer months. These creamy strawberry lemonade popsicles are so good I have made them twice in the past two weeks. They are refreshing, easy and super tasty!

For this creamy strawberry lemonade recipe I only used three ingredients: fresh strawberries, Florida’s Natural Lemonade and Greek yogurt. What a great combo, I must add. The popsicles turned out simply sensational, for sure one of the best popsicle recipes I have made to date.

As I mentioned, for this recipe, I used Florida’s Natural® Lemonade. You can find Florida’s Natural Lemonade in six delicious flavors: traditional Lemonade, Lemonade with Pomegranate, Lemonade with Strawberry, Lemonade with Raspberry & Peach, Lemonade with Blackberry and Lemonade Iced Tea. Whatever flavor you choose, all of Florida’s Natural Lemonades offer a refreshing great taste, with no artificial ingredients or preservatives.

Plus, when you buy Florida’s Natural Lemonades, you’re helping to support Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, which funds childhood cancer research. An even sweeter reason to sip!

When it comes to popsicles, you can make endless variations. They are the perfect treat for the summer, especially when it comes to kids. You can even have kids help make them. They are super easy and made in a flash. The perfect kid activity this summer!!

If you haven’t tried to make your own popsicles you really should give it a try. Homemade versions taste way better than store bought. Try making this easy and refreshing creamy strawberry lemonade popsicles, you will not be disappointed.

Enjoy!

         

Creamy strawberry lemonade popsicles

Miryam's original recipe

Yield: 10 popsicles

Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:
  • 2 cups Florida’s Natural Lemonade
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries
Directions:

Place all the ingredients in a blender and pulse until well-mixed with a consistent texture.

Pour mixture into a popsicle mold.

Place in the freezer for 1-2 hrs. Then, place a wooden popsicle stick in each popsicle hole and continue to freeze until solid—at least 4 more hours.

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This recipe is sponsored by Florida’s Natural. I used their product to make this delicious Quick Orange Sweet Rolls. The opinions and text are all mine. The end.

Baking is one of my favorite ways to spend time in the kitchen. Baking helps me decompress and is a form of therapy for me. Breads are a special choice for me to make whenever I feel like I want to spend more time in the kitchen. This time in the kitchen, I chose to make a batch of quick orange sweet rolls that don’t require multiple dough rises.

Coincidentally, tomorrow is National Orange Juice Day! What better day for these orange-flavored treats?

Roll recipes can take quite a long time to prepare given that most recipes call for multiple dough rising times. However, with this recipe you don’t have to waste much time with the rising step.

The only rising time you need is after rolling and placing them in the pan prior to baking. They rise for one hour, then you can start baking. Once you place the rolls in the oven, they will keep rising and you will obtain the desired fluffiness and rise of conventional cinnamon rolls.

I was quite pleased with how these quick orange sweet rolls turned out. My family enjoyed them thoroughly and on top of that, the rolls weren’t too sweet!

It was also my first time using cream cheese for the frosting. It is definitely my favorite way to frost rolls now and going forward, this is what I will be using.

For the perfect orange flavor, I chose Florida’s Natural® Brand Orange Juice. Whenever possible, I choose top notch, quality ingredients to make sure my recipes turn out when it comes to flavor, and Florida’s Natural delivers.

Florida’s Natural is made from one simple ingredient — Florida oranges. And only Florida oranges. No water, sugar or preservatives are added. The orange juice comes from pure Florida oranges. There are no artificial flavors or ingredients. I choose Florida’s Natural because the oranges are simply squeezed, flash-pasteurized and poured into cartons that ensure a fresh straight-from-the-grove taste.

Finally, I prefer this recipe because the rolls aren’t too sugary or sweet.  If you prefer your rolls on the sweeter side, you can add more frosting. For my family, a teaspoon on each roll is good.

If you have any leftover frosting, you can also freeze it for the next time you make these quick orange sweet rolls. I intend to use it next time I make these rolls…which will be very soon!

If you are looking to bake in the upcoming days, give these quick orange sweet rolls a try. These are one of the best roll recipes I have made to date.

Enjoy!

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Orange sweet rolls

Miryam's original recipe

Yield: 8 servings

Ingredients:

Dough:

  • 1 cup Florida's Natural orange juice
  • 1/2 cup lukewarm milk, any kind will work
  • 3 tsp active dried yeast
  • 1/2 cup unrefined sugar
  • 1 egg plus 2 egg yolks, at room temperature
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt

Filling:

  • 1 cup unrefined sugar
  • 2 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp cardamon
  • 2 egg whites

Cream cheese frosting:

  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 2-3 tps orange juice
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar replacement
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
Directions:

In a bowl of an electric mixer, add warm milk, yeast, sugar, butter and orange juice. Mix until combined.

Place dough hook-on mixer, add the flour, 1 cup at at time, and knead dough on medium speed for 5-6 minutes. Dough should form into a nice ball and be slightly sticky. (The consistency of the dough should be slightly sticky)

Transfer dough over a large flat piece of plastic wrap and roll out into a 14x9 inch rectangle. In a small bowl, mix together sugar, cinnamon, cardamon and egg whites. Spread filling over dough leaving a ¼ inch margin at the far side of the dough.

Tightly roll dough up, starting from the 9 inch side and place seam side down making sure to seal the edges of the dough as best you can. Cut into 2-3 inch sections with a serrated knife.

Place cinnamon rolls in a greased baking pan. Cover with a clean warm towel and let rise for 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Remove towel and bake orange rolls for 25-30 minutes or until just slightly golden brown on the edges.

While the rolls are baking, in the bowl of an electric mixer, combine cream cheese, orange juice, powdered sugar and vanilla extract. Beat until smooth and fluffy. Spread over orange rolls and serve immediately. (Allow rolls to cool for a 15 minutes before frosting)

NOTE: If you don't have a stand mixer you can use a wooden spatula to mix ingredients and use your hands for kneading the dough. 

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This recipe is sponsored by Florida’s Natural. I used their product to make this delicious Glazed bourbon orange salmon. The opinions and text are all mine. The end.

It has been a while since I have made salmon, so today I wanted to make sure I made a recipe that was special and unique. This glazed bourbon orange salmon turned out to be even more delicious than I thought it would. My family really enjoyed every bite of it.

The orange bourbon sauce is what makes this recipe top notch. It is a sauce that you can use with any type of protein, such as tuna, sea bass, sword fish or chicken. All would work wonderfully.

Brown rice and broccoli were the perfect choice to serve with the salmon. The sauce soaks into the rice, giving it the same flavor. All in all, the perfect combination.

One of the great things about this recipe is that you can make the orange bourbon sauce in advance and store in the refrigerator. You can even store the sauce in the freezer. Then, the only thing you have to do is cook the salmon for 2-3 minutes on each side and glaze it with the sauce for a last minute meal. It is the perfect quick and healthy dinner for the family.

For the sauce, in order to get the intense, natural orange flavor I used Florida’s Natural® Brand Orange Juice, which is made from 100 percent real Florida oranges—no artificial flavors or ingredients. Florida’s Natural is exclusively Florida-grown and American-made, grown by five generations of Florida families.

If you are looking for an easy, tasty and different take to your salmon recipes, I encourage you to try this glazed bourbon orange salmon. From start to finish, it will take just about 15 minutes. If you prepare the bourbon orange sauce in advance it will take just about 10 minutes. A win-win for those with busy schedules who are always on the go.

If you try this recipe, let me know. I am sure you will not be disappointed.

Enjoy!

      

Glazed bourbon orange salmon

Miryam's original recipe

Yield: 6 servings

Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 6 fresh salmon fillets
  • Pinch Celtic salt
  • Ground pepper to taste

Bourbon Orange Sauce

  • 1 cup Florida's Natural orange juice
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 tbsp maple bourbon, or 2 tbsp bourbon 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp arrowroot powder, or cornstarch
Directions:

In a small sauce pan, add the sauce ingredients and combine. Cook over medium to low heat for about 3 minutes, or until thickened. Set aside.

With a paper towel dry-pad the salmon fillets. Sprinkle Celtic salt and ground pepper over the salmon.

In a large cast iron skillet, over medium to high heat, add the olive oil. When the oil is shimmering, add the salmon fillets, skin side down. Cook for 2-3 minutes. Turn the salmon over and after 1 minute, add the orange sauce.

Let the sauce reduce further, cooking the salmon for 1 more minute. Remove from heat and serve the salmon over brown rice or quinoa and fresh veggies, drizzling the sauce from the pan over the salmon and rice.

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This recipe is sponsored by Florida’s Natural. I used their product to make this delicious baked orange rosemary chicken. The opinions and text are all mine. The end.

The holidays are just around the corner. For me, it is a tradition every year to prepare a Christmas menu in advance. For the 2018 menu, I am choosing this baked orange rosemary chicken as the main dish for the holiday dinner. To be honest, I can’t wait to prepare this recipe for my family gathering.

The perfect thing about this baked orange rosemary chicken recipe is that not only it is easy to make but it is the perfect protein dish to pair with any type of grain or vegetable.

For me, I have decided to serve this with quinoa as well as baked potatoes and green beans. The gravy that comes out from this recipe after baking is just out of this world so I think the quinoa, potatoes and green beans will be perfect.

For the delicious taste of orange in this recipe, I used Florida’s Natural® Brand Orange Juice which is simply the best orange juice you can use for the this dish.

Florida’s Natural® Brand Orange Juice is made from one simple ingredient — Florida oranges. And only Florida oranges. No water, sugar or preservatives are added. This orange juice comes from pure Florida oranges. There are no artificial flavors or ingredients. Florida’s Natural® Brand Orange Juice is made entirely in Florida, using the citrus that their growers produce.

Cooking at home allows you to be able to choose the best quality ingredients when making recipes. I think this is also very important when wanting to obtain an exceptional dish. It is something that I take very seriously because I always want to end up with the best possible version to whatever it is that I am cooking or baking at home.

In my experience, chicken turns out with a much better flavor when marinated. It is always juicer and more tender. I don’t know what it is about marinating chicken but my family and I prefer how it turns out, especially when baking it.

I think this recipe is going to be a total success with my family members. The orange, rosemary and garlic flavors go really well together so I was extremely pleased with the end result.

Anyways, I hope you get to try this amazing baked orange rosemary chicken. It is the perfect main recipe dish to serve family and friends over the holidays.

Enjoy!

      

Baked orange rosemary chicken

Miryam's original recipe

Yield: 6 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients:
  • 2 whole chicken breasts, bone-in
  • 4-6 chicken thighs
  • 4-6 drum sticks

Sauce

  • 1 cup Florida's Natural® Brand Orange Juice (I used the No Pulp variety)
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1 oz fresh dried rosemary
  • 6 cloves of garlic, chopped, more if you like
  • 2 tbsp unrefined sugar
  • 1 tsp arrowroot powder, or cornstarch
Directions:

In a medium mixing bowl add the sauce ingredients and combine. Set aside.

Place the chicken in a large dish. Pour the marinade over the chicken and cover the dish. Refrigerate overnight or at least 6-8 hrs. Rotating the chicken partway through marinating ensures an even marinade.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Place the chicken in one layer, skin side up on a baking dish or large cast iron pan. Roast the chicken for 40 minutes, basting the chicken with leftover marinade while it cooks. The chicken is done when it reaches 165 degrees in the thickest part or when the chicken is lightly browned. Baking times will vary depending on how thick the breasts and chicken pieces are.

Remove chicken from the oven and serve immediately with roasted vegetables, rice, quinoa or with whatever you like.

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I simply love grilling. Whenever possible, I like to have grilled vegetable skewers. Having grilled vegetables is one of my favorite ways to have them even though I don’t get to grill as much as I would want to. I find that grilled vegetables are way more flavorful and juicy, especially on a charcoal grilled.

Since my family hardly eats any meat or chicken, having grilled vegetable skewers is perfect for us. I always like to find different ways to served vegetables and the flavor the charcoal gives to the vegetables is just very unique and tasty. Everyone enjoys the distinct flavor it gives to the vegetables.

I decided to use Kingsford® Original Briquets. I chose my favorite charcoal, Kingsford Original because it’s ready in 15 minutes and has a long burn time besides that it lights quickly.

Believe or not grilling on a charcoal grill it is easier than you think. Here are a few tips for those that have never tried it before.

Before you light the briquets in your charcoal grill just make sure:

  • If you have any leftover ash in your grill dispose of it. Link here on how to do that.
  • Clean the grill grates.
  • Place the briquets in a mountain shape and light them up.
  • Once the briquets have been burning for 15 minutes and are a pale grey color they are ready to be used. Spread them out and place the grill grate over the briquets.
  • Preheat your grill grates and oil them slightly to make sure your food won’t stick to it. Now your grill is ready for action!
  • I use metal skewers that I find work best. Wooden skewers turn to burn and brake.
  • Once I was done grilling, the vegetables skewers were gone in no time. I wish I had doubled the batch. If you have leftover veggies you can serve them the next day on a salad or just simply as a side dish.

Fall is a great season to get creative and use many of the vegetables available at grocery stores. Make your own combinations and use your favorite veggies. Any vegetable combination will do.

I hope you try to give charcoal grilled a go. It is the authentic way to grilling. The flavor it brings to your food is just sensational. Once you start grilling this way you will never go back!

Enjoy!

Grilled vegetables skewers

Miryam's original recipe

Yield: 6 servings

Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:
  • 1-2 Large Zucchini
  • 16 oz Mushrooms
  • 2-3 red Onions
  • 2-3 Large Peppers
  • 1 tbsp Oregano
  • 1 tbsp Garlic salt
Directions:

Alternate chicken and 2-3 pieces of veggies repeating until you have about 3-4 pieces of chicken on each skewer. Repeat until you have run out of veggies and chicken. I got 10 skewers.

Once your grill is ready place skewers in the grill and cook on each side for 4-5 minutes depending on how far you have placed the grill grate from the heat.

Serve immediately.

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I am sure you have seen many recipes for overnight oats however these superfood chocolate overnight oats are quite unique. Not only I have used some typical ingredients to increase the protein content but I have used a few powerful elements that bring the recipe to the next level.

I have recently started researching and using more superfood powders. While there might be a bit pricy they tend to last a long time. I used them mostly to add them to my smoothies as well as with overnight oats recipes. They are the perfect healthy addition.

I started working at the beginning of September so every single weekend I plan my meals for the week. Breakfast always consist of some sort of overnight oat recipe so have to make sure I change the flavor from week to week.

When I make overnight oats, I always make enough to last for the whole week, especially enough to have for the kids and myself. The apple pie flavor I made last week didn’t last that much, it was plain sensational  however this flavor is equally as good.

For this Superfood chocolate overnight oats I use some superfood powders:

  1. Baobab:  Rich in vitamin C and believed to have antimicrobial, antiviral, anti-oxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties.
  2. Carob: Great source of antioxidants, high in fiber and calcium and helps relieve diarrhea
  3. Maca: Enhances energy, stamina, athletic performance, and memory, increases libido and infertility.
  4. Lucuma: Packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants. Is a low GI sweetener.
  5. Cacao nibs: Mood enhancer, high in fiber, antioxidants, magnesium, potassium and iron.

All these powders I get online. I have a monthly subscription so I always make sure I never run out. Having a well stock pantry is a must for me.

There are other superfood powders I have purchased that I also add to my smoothies. I will make a recipe and share them with you as well. They are truly the bomb.

Anyways, if you haven’t tried to make overnight oats yet I urge you to give it a go, there are plain sensational.

Superfood chocolate overnight oats

Miryam's Original Recipe

Yield: 16 servings

Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

Toppings

Directions:

In large mixing bowl mix all the ingredients. You may need a bit more milk if you like. I prefer mine a bit more liquid like than pudding consistency so I added more. Place mixture in the refrigerator overnight. You make start eating it the next morning.

This recipe will keep in your refrigerator covered in a glass container for up to 1 week. You can also add any other type of nuts you may like.

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Hello everyone. Long time no see…I know I have been MIA for quite sometime but it has been a very busy stressful past few months. In the mist of it all, I was able to enjoy a relaxing summer and spend sometime with family and friends overseas but now I am back.

After graduating from PA school back in June I left for Spain. What a nightmare PA school was, but more on that on a future post.

I spent a total of 2 1/1 months visiting Spain spending time with friends I grew up with, family and traveling through out Europe and Africa. It has been a magical summer and I wish someday I can return to my country for good, for now, I will just visit 2-3 times per year.

One of the most amazing places I got to visit this summer was Marrakech, Morocco. What an adventure that was.I have tons of pictures and experiences I want to share with you so I will probably brake the visit in two different blog posts. There is a lot of information so I will try to get that to you soon.

Anyways, about this  super easy gluten free chocolate cake.

I have actually been craving chocolate cake for quite some time and while being in Europe baking wasn’t really something I wanted to do since the heat was really extreme. I actually didn’t have my kitchen utensils and equipment so I waited until I got back to the US to start baking again.

This cake is really easy to put together. All you need for this cake is 10-15 minutes to mix the ingredients and you are pretty much done. It is truly super easy.

Anyways, this super easy gluten free chocolate cake is extremely light and moist. It is not too sweet and just plain fantastic.

Yeah I know what you are thinking, the frosting is made out of tofu, YUCK,…I just hope you give it a chance. Because it has coffee, vanilla extract and coconut powder the taste is actually pretty good. Tofu has literally no flavor. It is super neutral so you won’t be tasting anything weird, I promise.

This Super easy gluten free chocolate cake is also full of protein, healthy and delicious.

If you are looking for a light, moist, easy and tasty cake you should try this recipe. It is the perfect gluten free chocolate dessert.

Enjoy!

Super easy gluten free chocolate cake

Miryam's original recipe

Yield: 8 servings

Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

Frosting

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350F. Grease and flour, I used coconut flour, a 8 inch round baking pan and set aside.

In a bowl add the eggs, olive oil, and sugar. With a wire whisk, whisk until combined. Add coconut flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and baking soda and incorporate well until there are no lumps. Add the black coffee, coffee liquor, if using, and mix through.

Add batter to the prepared pan and bake for 20-25 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean. I baked mine for about 25 minutes.

Remove cake from the oven and let it cool on a cooling rack.

To prepare the frosting, place the frosting ingredients in a food processor and combine for about 1 minute until the mixture is nice and smooth.

Spread frosting over cooled chocolate cake and evenly sprinkle some chopped dark chocolate or any other chocolate of your choice.

Keep cake refrigerated.


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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of new Stacy’s Cheese Petites. All opinions are my own. “Thank you for continuing to support the brands that make Eat Good 4 Life possible”

Hello friends. How was your summer? There is much I have to catch up on with you guys however today I am just going to dive into this amazing charcuterie board and share my little advice on building one. If you have not assembled a charcuterie board before I urge you to do so. It is a great simple way to entertain your guests.

I have prepared several charcuterie boards in the past. What I have found is that it is a great simple way to entertain guests, as you can add an array of items and make each charcuterie board different. You can please everyone in your party with the endless variations you can make.

This charcuterie board, however, it is especial.  I wanted to purposely omit any type of cheese because I wanted to serve it with new Stacy’s Cheese Petites. The number one ingredient for these is cheese. I wanted to experience the real cheese from the new Stacy’s   from the new Stacy’s Cheese Petites and pair it with the cured meats, vegetables, fresh fruits, dried fruits and nuts. It was a great choice, as my friends and family loved the texture, flavor and combination of ingredients which paired very well with the charcuterie board I built.

The great thing about Stacy’s Cheese Petites  is that they are baked, they contain 6 grams of protein per serving and are a good source of calcium. You can find them in two delicious flavors that are light and crispy and full of flavor, Romano with Garlic & Pepper or Parmesan with Rosemary.

They are also the perfect snack for anytime and anywhere that pairs perfectly with your favorite glass of wine or just great on-the-go. These snacks are great for the whole family as well.  I add them to my children’s lunch bags as a delightful surprise. They are truly a must try!

When building a charcuterie board one of my favorite things is that I like to mix textures. I like to pick something hard like salami, but always thinly sliced. I believe the mouth-feel and experience of the meat is different and richer when thinly sliced. I also like to add dried cured meats like prosciutto, soppressata or chorizo.

Having a pickled element on the charcuterie platter is always a good thing. It adds more texture, and flavor. Marinated vegetables I find work really well. You can buy them already prepared or make your own in advance.

An element of sweetness—like fruit or jelly—will pair nicely with the saltiness of the meat and you can play with slice thicknesses, diameter, and color to give the plate more visual variety. In my case I used strawberries, blueberries, figs and peaches which are all in season. Seasoned fruits whenever possible are best but do what you can.

I think that these items are usually my favorite to choose from when building any board just because of the variety of color it adds onto the plate. A mixture of charcuterie, fresh and dried fruits, vegetables and nuts are always a good place to start.

Another thing to keep in mind when preparing a charcuterie board is that charcuterie tastes better when closer to room temperature. If you bring home something pre-sliced from the deli, I recommend leaving it out for a few minutes before serving.

Well, I hoped you enjoyed my little pointers about building a charcuterie board. If you are looking for something impressive, simple, and delicious to serve your guests and family at any gathering a charcuterie board is a great way to start.

Enjoy!

charcuterie board

Miryam's original recipe

Yield: 6 servings

Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:
  • 7 1/2 oz pack New Stacy’s Cheese Petites, flavor of choice
  • 1 lbs of assorted charcuterie such as chorizo, salami and prosciutto
  • 1 handful fresh basil
  • 1 handful fresh rosemary
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbs vinegar
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 cup marinated vegetables
  • Assorted fresh fruit
  • assorted dried fruit
  • assorted nuts
Directions:

In a small bowl combine the cherry tomatoes, vinegar, olive oil and oregano. Set aside.

On a big platter arrange the charcuterie of choice, fresh fruit, dried fruit, nuts, fresh herbs and New Stacy's Cheese Petites. Incorporate the tomatoes and marinated vegetables previously placed in a bowl.

Serve.

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This recipe is sponsored by Florida’s Natural. I used their product to make this delicious Glazed bourbon orange salmon. The opinions and text are all mine. The end.

It has been a while since I have made salmon, so today I wanted to make sure I made a recipe that was special and unique. This glazed bourbon orange salmon turned out to be even more delicious than I thought it would. My family really enjoyed every bite of it.

The orange bourbon sauce is what makes this recipe top notch. It is a sauce that you can use with any type of protein, such as tuna, sea bass, sword fish or chicken. All would work wonderfully.

Brown rice and broccoli were the perfect choice to serve with the salmon. The sauce soaks into the rice, giving it the same flavor. All in all, the perfect combination.

One of the great things about this recipe is that you can make the orange bourbon sauce in advance and store in the refrigerator. You can even store the sauce in the freezer. Then, the only thing you have to do is cook the salmon for 2-3 minutes on each side and glaze it with the sauce for a last minute meal. It is the perfect quick and healthy dinner for the family.

For the sauce, in order to get the intense, natural orange flavor I used Florida’s Natural® Brand Orange Juice, which is made from 100 percent real Florida oranges—no artificial flavors or ingredients. Florida’s Natural is exclusively Florida-grown and American-made, grown by five generations of Florida families.

If you are looking for an easy, tasty and different take to your salmon recipes, I encourage you to try this glazed bourbon orange salmon. From start to finish, it will take just about 15 minutes. If you prepare the bourbon orange sauce in advance it will take just about 10 minutes. A win-win for those with busy schedules who are always on the go.

If you try this recipe, let me know. I am sure you will not be disappointed.

Enjoy!

      

Glazed bourbon orange salmon

Miryam's original recipe

Yield: 6 servings

Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 6 fresh salmon fillets
  • Pinch Celtic salt
  • Ground pepper to taste

Bourbon Orange Sauce

  • 1 cup Florida's Natural orange juice
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 tbsp maple bourbon, or 2 tbsp bourbon 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp arrowroot powder, or cornstarch
Directions:

In a small sauce pan, add the sauce ingredients and combine. Cook over medium to low heat for about 3 minutes, or until thickened. Set aside.

With a paper towel dry-pad the salmon fillets. Sprinkle Celtic salt and ground pepper over the salmon.

In a large cast iron skillet, over medium to high heat, add the olive oil. When the oil is shimmering, add the salmon fillets, skin side down. Cook for 2-3 minutes. Turn the salmon over and after 1 minute, add the orange sauce.

Let the sauce reduce further, cooking the salmon for 1 more minute. Remove from heat and serve the salmon over brown rice or quinoa and fresh veggies, drizzling the sauce from the pan over the salmon and rice.

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This recipe is sponsored by Florida’s Natural. I used their product to make this delicious baked orange rosemary chicken. The opinions and text are all mine. The end.

The holidays are just around the corner. For me, it is a tradition every year to prepare a Christmas menu in advance. For the 2018 menu, I am choosing this baked orange rosemary chicken as the main dish for the holiday dinner. To be honest, I can’t wait to prepare this recipe for my family gathering.

The perfect thing about this baked orange rosemary chicken recipe is that not only it is easy to make but it is the perfect protein dish to pair with any type of grain or vegetable.

For me, I have decided to serve this with quinoa as well as baked potatoes and green beans. The gravy that comes out from this recipe after baking is just out of this world so I think the quinoa, potatoes and green beans will be perfect.

For the delicious taste of orange in this recipe, I used Florida’s Natural® Brand Orange Juice which is simply the best orange juice you can use for the this dish.

Florida’s Natural® Brand Orange Juice is made from one simple ingredient — Florida oranges. And only Florida oranges. No water, sugar or preservatives are added. This orange juice comes from pure Florida oranges. There are no artificial flavors or ingredients. Florida’s Natural® Brand Orange Juice is made entirely in Florida, using the citrus that their growers produce.

Cooking at home allows you to be able to choose the best quality ingredients when making recipes. I think this is also very important when wanting to obtain an exceptional dish. It is something that I take very seriously because I always want to end up with the best possible version to whatever it is that I am cooking or baking at home.

In my experience, chicken turns out with a much better flavor when marinated. It is always juicer and more tender. I don’t know what it is about marinating chicken but my family and I prefer how it turns out, especially when baking it.

I think this recipe is going to be a total success with my family members. The orange, rosemary and garlic flavors go really well together so I was extremely pleased with the end result.

Anyways, I hope you get to try this amazing baked orange rosemary chicken. It is the perfect main recipe dish to serve family and friends over the holidays.

Enjoy!

      

Baked orange rosemary chicken

Miryam's original recipe

Yield: 6 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients:
  • 2 whole chicken breasts, bone-in
  • 4-6 chicken thighs
  • 4-6 drum sticks

Sauce

  • 1 cup Florida's Natural® Brand Orange Juice (I used the No Pulp variety)
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1 oz fresh dried rosemary
  • 6 cloves of garlic, chopped, more if you like
  • 2 tbsp unrefined sugar
  • 1 tsp arrowroot powder, or cornstarch
Directions:

In a medium mixing bowl add the sauce ingredients and combine. Set aside.

Place the chicken in a large dish. Pour the marinade over the chicken and cover the dish. Refrigerate overnight or at least 6-8 hrs. Rotating the chicken partway through marinating ensures an even marinade.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Place the chicken in one layer, skin side up on a baking dish or large cast iron pan. Roast the chicken for 40 minutes, basting the chicken with leftover marinade while it cooks. The chicken is done when it reaches 165 degrees in the thickest part or when the chicken is lightly browned. Baking times will vary depending on how thick the breasts and chicken pieces are.

Remove chicken from the oven and serve immediately with roasted vegetables, rice, quinoa or with whatever you like.

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