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Asian BBQ Meatballs

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Asian BBQ Meatballs

(recipe by: Miranda Mowbray, Biting Life)

Ingredients (serves 4 as a side):

3/4 cup honey barbecue sauce

2 tbsp sriracha hot sauce

3 tbsp soy sauce

2 tsp sesame oil

16 frozen meatballs


In a bowl, mix together all of the ingredients except the meatballs.

Place the meatballs and the sauce in a saucepan over medium heat; stir to cover the meatballs.

When sauce starts to bubble, turn down to low and stir occasionally; cook for ~5 more minutes.

Serve immediately and enjoy!


The Most Amazing Tomato Salsa You’ve Ever Had

Oh man…this salsa. This salsa is so good. It’s so good that I’m actually nervous about sharing this recipe with you guys. It’s practically a state secret. The funny part is that the recipe is actually pretty basic — no chunks of mango or even a few corn kernels in this baby. This salsa is classic. In the best way possible. One taste of this? And you’ll never choose store-bought again.

My mom used to make this salsa all the time when I was growing up. Camping? Family gatherings? Cookouts? Chilling by the pool? This salsa was there for it all. I used to begher to make it even more often than she did, because it’s seriously THAT GOOD.

But now that I’m an adult and living by myself, it’s been a really long time since I’ve actually had any. So when a craving hit last night, I asked my mom for the recipe and went to work whipping up a batch immediately. And, oh my god, it was such a good idea. 


The Most Amazing Tomato Salsa You've Ever Had

The Most Amazing Tomato Salsa You’ve Ever Had

(Recipe by: Miranda Mowbray)

Ingredients (makes ~4 cups):

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 tsp lime juice

2/3 cup fresh cilantro, minced

1/2 small red onion, minced

kosher salt, to taste

7 roma tomatoes, diced


Mix the garlic, lime juice, cilantro, onion, and salt together.

Add the diced tomatoes; stir to combine.

Add more salt if needed.

Enjoy with tortilla chips immediately.

(stays fresh in the fridge, in tupperware, for about 4 days)

Homemade Slow Cooker Cinnamon Applesauce

Homemade Slow Cooker Cinnamon Applesauce

Slow Cooker Cinnamon Applesauce

(Recipe by Miranda Mowbray, Biting Life)



Ingredients (makes 1 1/2 mason jars):

3lbs Granny Smith apples

1/2 cup Splenda brown sugar blend

1/2 lemon

2 tsp cinnamon (add more/less depending on your preferences)




Peel, core, and chop the Granny Smith apples; place them in the slow cooker.

Stir in the brown sugar. Squeeze the juice of the 1/2 lemon in; stir to combine.

Cook on “High” for 3 hours.

Mash apples into applesauce (it’s more like a stir, since they’re super soft!) and stir in cinnamon.

Keep refrigerated for up to 3 weeks.


Roasted Red Pepper Pasta Sauce

Roasted Red Pepper Pasta Sauce


Roasted Red Pepper Pasta Sauce

(original recipe)


2 Red Bell Peppers


1 1/2 cups tomato sauce (I use Hunt’s Garlic & Herb)


Preheat oven to 425˚.

Meanwhile, cut the bell peppers into large pieces.

Place bell pepper slices on a baking sheet covered with tinfoil and baking spray.

Roast for about 25 minutes, or until bottoms of peppers have a few dark “burnt-y” spots (but not too many!).

Let peppers cool off slightly and dice into smaller pieces.

Place in a blender or food processor and sprinkle with salt.

Add tomato sauce to the blender/food processor and blend until smooth.

Test the mixture and add more tomato sauce if the pepper taste is too strong.

If your tomato sauce was cold, make sure to heat the mixture in a pan before serving.


Homemade Mayonnaise

Homemade Mayonnaise


Homemade Mayonnaise

(Vitamix Whole Food Recipes)


  • 3/4 cup egg substitute or 3 eggs
  • 1 1/4 tsp dry mustard
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup lemon uice
  • 1 3/4 cups canola oil


  • Place eggs/egg substitute, mustard, salt, and lemon juice into the Vitamix in the order listed and secure the lid.
  • Select Variable 1.
  • Turn machine on and quickly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.
  • While machine in running, remove the lid plug and slowly pour oil in a thin, steady stream through the lid plug opening until completely used and mixture thickens (about 60 seconds).
  • Stop machine and stir in any oil sitting on top.
  • Refrigerate in a separate container and use within 2-4 weeks.

Homemade Maple Peanut Butter

Homemade Maple Peanut Butter



  • 1 1/2 lbs of peanuts
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup real maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp kosher salt



  • Shell the peanuts.
  • Pour the peanuts into a food processor.
  • Add canola oil, and process on high.
  • While processing, add maple syrup and salt through the spout on top (add more or less to fit your personal tastes). Process until desired texture is reached… Enjoy!

Homemade Honey Peanut Butter

Homemade Honey Peanut Butter


Miranda’s Homemade Honey Peanut Butter


  • 1 1/2 lbs of peanuts
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp kosher salt


  • Shell the peanuts.
  • Pour the peanuts into a food processor.
  • Add canola oil, and process on high.
  • While processing, add honey and salt through the hole on top (add more or less to fit your personal tastes). Process until desired texture is reached… Enjoy!