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Strawberry Curd

My mom’s birthday this year was on a Friday, so I did all my prep the day before. I had several meetings lined up for Friday, so I did all my prepping on Thursday. I decided to bake an Angel Food Cake, and to serve with it I prepared this Strawberry Curd. Since I already made an Orange and Tangerine Curd, I wanted to try something with seasonal fruit… and when I went to get all my ingredients that morning… Strawberries everywhere! Bright red, pumped and beautiful.

This is a recipe that takes a bit of time, so I wanted this to get my undivided attention. When working with curds, you have to cook the eggs in it. And if you turn around in a second this can go wrong in so many levels. You need to stir and watch it (for just 5 minutes), but it’s best if you are not doing anything else. Oh, and save the extra thick strawberry purée for later use. Nothing goes to waste here. And the next recipe will be worth it! Trust me.

Friday came, and I served the Angel Food Cake with a choice of sauces: Strawberry Curd, Nutella and Condensed Milk. Our most excited guests were my nieces. Both of them loved the curd and got seconds for their cake. This curd has the perfect balance of sweet and sour, the lime juice gives it a touch of bitterness that it brings the strawberry flavor out to shine.

Kitty

Strawberry Cake

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Strawberry Mango Smoothie

Mango season is upon us. This is definitely my favorite time of year. We still have tangerines and strawberries in season, and with this little overlap I am happy. Do you have a favorite fruit, or are you like me that changes with the season? Now, I am waiting for some of the mangos to ripen enough to make a blueberry mango smoothie. Or maybe a blueberry mango and tangerine… See? The possibilities are endless. I had to start off with this Strawberry Mango Smoothie. I just had no choice. Too much deliciousness not to share.

Last week was crazy and this week a bit irregular because of Holy Week break, but I have been keeping true to my word: smoothie or sit down for a proper breakfast. Lately it’s been more of taking the smoothie to go, since I’ve been busy at work, but glad also I’ve been going to yoga. Yoga is good. Specially the afternoon class twice a week.

I am working my way through a cookbook to see what goodies I can make for TFK. I think we need a proper cake or cookie soon. Don’t you think so? Let us know if you guys are looking for a particular recipe!

Ok back to our smoothie, this is as always, very easy and I found this recipe at Two Peas and Their Pod. Like Maria mentions in her post, if you want to thin down the smoothie you can always add water or milk. I did add a little bit, but not because it was too thick, but because I like it thinner than the usual smoothie. Enjoy!

Kitty

Strawberry Mango Smoothie

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Strawberry Pancakes with Cream Cheese-Maple Syrup

I’m finally getting settled into my routine, the beginning of the year was challenging for me in terms of me being able to find the time to do all the things I need to get done everyday (which are a lot), including posting recipes.  I missed posting!

But I seem to have it all under control now (I hope!), and I am back with this recipe right in time for Valentine’s Day so you can enjoy a little something sweet for breakfast.  I wanted to try a new strawberry pancake recipe, but all I could find were pink colored pancakes.  That’s not what I was looking for. I decided to use my regular pancake batter and just add sliced fresh strawberries on top of the pancake, after I had poured the batter on the hot pan. I wondered if I could find an interesting syrup to go along with it?  I found just the thing in Marla Meredith’s blog, Family Fresh Cooking (we love her) a Cream Cheese Maple Sauce.

As decoration, just cut out a triangle shape on top of the strawberry to form a heart-like shape, then slice the strawberry in half of into thirds lengthwise. This pancake recipe can easily be doubled to feed a larger crowd. Typically, we use this recipe to feed 3 people, including my 5-year-old.  Same thing with the syrup.  This made just enough to cover my pancake stack, I added extra maple syrup to my pancakes once they were served.

Helga

Strawberry Pancakes

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Strawberry-Grapefruit Smoothie

Try this Strawberry-Grapefruit Smoothie to boost your morning energy. This smoothie will help your body focus on detoxing, rather than on breaking down complex foods.  Think of this as a jump-start to your day. Because it has so much fibrous fruits, it helps your body to remove toxins. I’ve skip my early morning coffee when taking my smoothies and trust me, you won’t need it!

Kitty

Strawberry Grapefruit Smoothie by The Foodies' Kitchen, on Flickr

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