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Felina’s Peppermint Stick Hot Cocoa©

5 Cups of powdered milk

3/4 cup of cocoa

2 1/4 cups of sugar

4 mini peppermint sticks

2 regular sized peppermint sticks

4 regular or 2 jumbo sized marshmallows

Food divider

Mix powdered milk, cocoa and sugar, crush mini peppermint sticks and mix into powder, then store powder in an airtight container.

To prepare for drinking, mix 1/4 cup of mix and add 1 cup of hot water, user more or less according to desired taste. Add marshmallows and/or 2 peppermint sticks if desired.

This makes approximately 22 delicious cups of peppermint stick hot cocoa.


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Dal Recipe

 Dal Ingredients

Gather your ingredients:

2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

1 yellow onion, finely chopped

1 tsp whole cumin seeds

1/4 tsp ground cardamom

4 cloves garlic, finely chopped

2 tbsp finely chopped ginger

2 cups red lentils, sorted and rinsed

4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth

1 1/2 cups chopped tomatoes, with their juice

1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro

1 tsp ground turmeric

1/4 tsp fine sea salt

1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped

Preparation instructions

Heat oil in a large pot or fry pan over medium high heat.

Add onions and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.

Add cumin, cardamom, garlic and ginger: cook, stirring often, for about 2 minutes.

Add lentils, broth, tomatoes, cilantro, turmeric, salt and jalapeño; bring to a boil.

Reduce heat to medium low, cover and simmer, stirring often, until lentils are soft, for about 15 minutes.

Serve and Enjoy!

Dal cooked

Served with Jasmine Rice and Fresh Corn (removed from the cobb)

Felina Silver Robinson