Berry Pie, its always in season!

I know its not the season for this pie… But we have to do what we want, because life is short!

If I had to pick my absolute favorite kind of cooking I would say baking a pie. And if I had to pick my favorite pie to make I’d say Mixed Berry Pie. There are tons of recipes out there that are a variation of this pie but this recipe is mine. Out of trial and reassessing this is what turns out the best in my opinion. I hope you enjoy making it as much as I do!!

  1. Place half of pastry on wax paper

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2. Press down to start flattening pastry

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3. Roll out pastry to about 12 inch circle

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4. Pull off top layer of wax paper

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5. Transfer pastry to empty pie pan

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6. Roll out top pastry and using a knife, or a rolling cutter, cut pastry into strips

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7. Fill lined dish with fruit filling and weave top pastry

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8. Seal top and bottom pastry by pressing down edges with thumb

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Spring Berry Pie

Filling;

1 cup quartered strawberries

1 cup raspberries

1 cup blue berries

1 cup blackberries

¼ cup granulated sugar

2 tablespoons cornstarch

dash of cinnamon

dash of nutmeg

1 tablespoon lemon zest

Mix all together in a medium bowl and let sit for about 20 minutes.

Pie pastry:

2/3 cup pluse 2 tablespoons shortening

2 cups flour

1 teaspoon salt

4 to 5 tablespoons cold water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Roll out top and bottom pie pasties. Line pie pan with on pastry and fill with fruit filling. Lay top pastry over top the fruit. Seal top and bottom pastries along side of pie pan with thumb. Cut 4-8 vent in the top pastry.

Mix together all ingredients with your hands. Start with 4 tablespoons of cold water and if dry add 5th tablespoon. Split dough in half. To avoid the messy flour situation roll crust in between two pieces of wax paper to a 12-inch circle. (If paper slides wet the counter top just slightly)

Transfer pastry to pie pan and pour the filling into the pan. Roll out the second half of the pastry. Place pastry on top and fold top pastry under access bottom pastry. Seal fold with thumbs. Cut 4-8 vent in the top pastry. Cover top of pie with tin foil, and place in hot oven. Bake 30 min or until filling is boiling. Remove tin foil and bake an additional 20 minutes or until crust is golden brown.

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[Straw-Nana Oat Smoothie]

Sometimes in the morning, I want a sweet and fresh smoothie but I also want it to fill me up for a morning full of classes… So I’ll add some oatmeal to a classic strawberry and banana smoothie for an easy morning boost!

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Strawberry Banana Oatmeal Smoothie

1/2 cup raw oats

1 1/2 cup Milk

1/2 cup fresh strawberries

1 banana sliced

1-2 tablespoons honey

1 tablespoon chia seeds

2-3 ice cubes

Blend ingredients together in blender or stick blender. Serve immediately and enjoy! 

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Would you try this smoothie??

[Burrito Bowl] like chipotle but better

Let’s be honest… Grocery budgets sometimes get cut because of clothing splurges.. But a balanced diet is key to having the energy needed for the best and the worst finals week all-nighters! Cheap proteins will do the trick. This Burrito Bowl has just that!

Skip the trip to Chipotle and make a Burrito Bowl at home! 

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Honestly a burrito bowl always sounds good so when Im not feeling the cooking vibe this is an easy go to. Plus its super easy to pack up as leftovers for the rest of the week!

Burrito Bowl 

1 cup uncooked brown rice

1 cup salsa

1 can whole kernel corn, drained

1 can black beans, drained and rinsed

1 tomatoes, diced

1 avocado, halved, seeded, peeled and diced 

2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves

1. In a large saucepan of 1 ½ cups water cook rice according to

instructions no packaging.

2. Assemble the bowls, divide rice mixture into serving bowls. Top with black beans, corn, tomatoes, avocado, salsa and cilantro.

3. Serve immediately, drizzle with chili cream sauce.

Chili cream sauce

½ cup plain greek yogurt

1 tablespoons chili powder

1 tablespoon cumin

1 clove garlic, pressed

Juice of 1/2 lime

1. Make sauce by whisking all ingredients together

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[Grapefruit & Ginger juice]

If you have a refreshing spring attitude you need to try making Grapefruit and Ginger juice! Grapefruit will add Vitamin C to boost your mood and the Ginger will cool the body and calm the nerves. [Plus] By making it yourself, you can avoid the added syrups and junk in store bought varieties. 

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Grapefruit & Ginger Juice

2 Tablespoons honey

2 Tablespoons ginger, peeled and thinly sliced

1 cup water

1 juicy ruby grapefruit, juiced

½ lemon, juiced

  1. Combine the honey, ginger, and water in a small saucepan. Bring to a soft boil and then simmer on low for 5 minutes. Then let sit off of heat for another 10 minutes.
  2. Combine the grapefruit and lemon juice in another bowl or pitcher. Add the honey, ginger and water mixture to the juice by pouring through a strainer. Discard ginger. Chill and enjoy!

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What homemade juice do you make?

 

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