Beverage

Orange Strawberry Agua Fresca

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Agua Fresca or Agua de Frutas is a distinct trait of the Mexican beverage culture. There is no distinct English name for this light-bodied refreshing drink. So it could be translated as fresh, cool or fruit water, but one thing is for sure is that it is hugely popular in Mexico and even in the US. Traditionally made of sweet local fruits, herbs, spices and water, Agua Fresca is sold in large barrel-like glass containers in numerous bodegas and eateries across Central America. Its main purpose is to quench the thirst and to refresh the palate between consuming incredibly spicy dishes from the Mexican cuisine.

The oranges in our Agua Fresca recipe have been proven to be an excellent food source of active phytochemicals like vitamin C, folic acid, carotenoids and flavonoids. One 2005 year study suggests people who consumed orange juice for 3 weeks had significant levels of these nutrients in the blood and an improved cholesterol index as well. Oranges are rich in beta-cryptoxanthin, the carotenoid antioxidant compound playing a certain role in eyesight health, growth and immune response. Strawberries, the other ingredient of the drink, contain a unique list of sugars, vitamins and minerals. They are also rich in phenolic antioxidant compounds which were shown to detoxify free radicals, to enhance cell survival and to repair damaged DNA.

This Agua Fresca recipe is sure to refresh your day in a berry orange-inal way!

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600 g. seedless oranges, peeled and roughly chopped
250 g. strawberries, hulled and roughly chopped
7 g. mint leaves
750 ml. water
  1. Process all ingredients in a blender until smooth.
  2. Strain blended mixture through a fine mesh strainer lined with cheesecloth.
  3. Chill agua fresca and serve over ice cubes.

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Nutritions

Calories
187

Sodium
13mg
0% DV

Fat
11g
18% DV

Protein
7g
15% DV

Carbs
48g
16% DV

Fiber
12g
50% DV

Smoked Pulled Pork

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Delicious smoked pulled pork recipe.

1 piece Pork Shoulder
1/4 cup Seasoning Salt
1 tbsp Ground Black Pepper
1 tbsp Garlic Powder
1 tsp Celery Salt
1 tsp Chili Powder
1 tsp Onion Powder

1. Preheat the smoker to 200F. Load the smoker with hickory wood, apple wood or cherry wood.

2. Mix together all the dry rub ingredients in a bowl.

3. Sprinkle the pork generously with the...
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Nutritions

Calories
398

Sodium
2799mg
116% DV

Fat
14g
21% DV

Protein
24g
49% DV

Carbs
33g
11% DV

Fiber
5g
21% DV
Try this smoked pulled pork recipe on your next weekend gathering. Moist and tender pork serve with BBQ sauce Bonus Tips READ MORE...

This simple Steak Fajitas recipe pairs zesty, juicy beef with tender peppers and onions for a restaurant-quality meal in your own home. Make the easy dinner on the stovetop or on the grill! Served with a stack of soft, warm tortillas, it's a family-friendly meal that everyone can agree on.

Seasoning:
2 T paprika
2 T chili powder
2 t cumin
2 t onion powder
2 t garlic powder
1 t cayenne
Fajitas:
2 lbs. flank steak or skirt steak
1 large onion
2 sweet bell peppers
olive oil
Optional salsa, flour tortillas, sour cream, guacamole, cilantro
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  1. In a small bowl, stir together the seasoning. Rub the seasoning into the beef and set aside. Reserve any leftover seasoning for the vegetables, if desired.

GRILL...
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Nutritions

Calories
240

Sodium
129mg
5% DV

Fat
7g
10% DV

Protein
33g
66% DV

Carbs
8g
2% DV

Fiber
4g
16% DV

Pan Fried Shrimp Recipe

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This pan fried shrimp dinner idea is the best meal to pair with your favorite bbq sauce recipe. A delicious appetizer recipe to prepare for a family meal idea. It's deliciously saucy, perfectly rich and buttery, and amazingly flavorful!

Shrimp is always a crowd favorite when it comes to quick meals and appetizers. Skip the boring chicken and replace it with a protein-packed shrimp. Shrimp is extremely versatile and they cook very quickly, making it a perfect choice for busy weeknights. Since shrimp are quick to cook, you just need to cook them for 1 minute per batch. Cooking them too long will result in a rubbery texture.

1 lb medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 tsp Cajun seasoning
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 large eggs
1/2 cup plain dry bread crumbs
1/2 cup Panko crumbs
1/2 cup flour
12 oz vegetable oil for frying
Salt and pepper to taste
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  1. Sprinkle shrimp with cajun seasoning.
  2. Place 3/4 cup flour in a shallow bowl.
  3. In a second shallow bowl, whisk eggs together with 1 tablespoon of water.
  4. Combine bread...
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Nutritions

Calories
1066

Sodium
840mg
35% DV

Fat
79g
121% DV

Protein
26g
52% DV

Carbs
60g
20% DV

Fiber
5g
22% DV
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