Nutella and Orange Whoopie Pies

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The combination of Nutella and orange makes eating these little cakes complete bliss… Makes 15 Whoopie Pies Preparation: 30 min. Cooking: 10 –15 min. Chilling time: 1 hour For the cream filling: 1 orange 75 g (5 tbsp) unsalted butter 50 g (1/4 cup) caster/superfine sugar 1 egg 75 g (1/3 cup) Philadelphia-style cream cheese  For the whoopie pies: 125 g (1-3/4 cups) plain/all-purpose flour 1 tsp baking powder 40 g (3 tbsp) unsalted butter 40 g (scant 1/4 cup) … [Read more...]

Crunchy Cocoa Nib, Mandarin and Roasted Beet Salad

Crunchy Cocoa Nib, Mandarin and Roasted Beet Salad

By Kate Heyhoe Cocoa CRUNCH!  For me, crunch is essential in a salad. So I usually toss in some toasted sunflower seeds, croutons, or for special occasions, cocoa nibs (also known as cacao nibs), which add a savory dark-chocolatey bite. Balsamic vinegar and cocoa nibs dance especially well together – a perfect pairing of sweet, tart and bitter. Essentials and options: Just three main ingredients are essential to this salad: roasted beets, mandarin oranges, and cocoa nibs – plus the … [Read more...]

Orange-Spiced Tea with Organic Lime-Maté Boost

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Orange-Spiced Tea with Organic Lime-Maté Boost  Makes 1 serving; about 120 mg caffeine by Kate Heyhoe If you prefer tea to coffee and savory to sweet, this is the bumped-up brew for you. One cup packs more than twice the caffeine of regular black tea, with a balanced citrusy taste that's neither bitter nor sweet. The sophisticated flavor is one that's good to sip on, and the brew surpasses coffee when it comes to the morning jolt. The Guayaki Yerba Mate Organic Energy Shot is a … [Read more...]

Sunkist Orange Soda: More Peppy Than Pepsi

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Look closely: Sunkist Orange Soda is even more caffeinated than Pepsi Cola, while Pepsi Max and Sun Drop Citrus Soda zoom to the top of the chart – they're bubbling close to the FDA's legal limit for caffeine in soft drinks (71 mg per 12 ounces). And: Ounce for ounce, Pepsi Max and Sun Drop have twice the kick of Coca-Cola. How do these numbers compare to coffee? Caffeine in coffee and tea varies, but for this book, the rule of thumb is: an average cup of coffee contains about 100 mg … [Read more...]