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Restaurant worthy, I says. What’s in this? Cauliflower, spinach, tomato, potato, chickpea, onion, and peppers. The sauce is made from coconut milk + cayenne pepper + veg broth + curry powder + brown sugar. 
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I figure that I should post how to make simple syrup, as it’s needed in the Fresh Lime drink.
However, I am going to start experimenting with stevia, as I hear that’s a much better alternative to sugar. I’ll post my trials with stevia as soon as I begin!


Ingredients [yields 1 jar]
Water, 1 cup
Sugar, 1 cup
Ginger, fresh slices


Directions [from Martha Stewart: http://www.marthastewart.com/article/simple-syrup]
It’s ready in minutes, lasts for months, and dissolves quickly in iced tea and other cold drinks.

1. In a small saucepan, stir together 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar.

2. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; cook, stirring, until sugar is dissolved and mixture is translucent, about 30 seconds.
Variation
Add slices of fresh ginger or strips of citrus peel at the end of step 2; let steep while mixture cools. Before storing, strain and discard solids.





3. Let cool completely before storing in an airtight container; chill, up to six months. Makes about 1 1/2 cups.






Serving Suggestions
Use simple syrup to sweeten iced tea or coffee, and to make fresh lemonade or your favorite cocktails, including margaritas. Or toss with fresh fruit, such as chopped cantaloupe and honeydew. Mix flavored syrups with seltzer water for homemade sodas.

Enjoy!

Unicorn,
Cat




While in India, we were offered fresh lime drink wherever we went. It was simple but highly refreshing.
The best thing is that limes fall under the alkaline category on this chart, and I need more alkaline in my diet: acid vs. alkaline chart

Ingredients [yields 2 drinks]
Lime, one squeezed
Simple Syrup, 2 teaspoons
Water, room temperature, 300-400 ml

Pour half of the lime juice into each glass. Add half the water to each glass. Stir in 1 teaspoon of simple sugar per glass.



Drink up!

Unicorn,
Cat

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