NEW EPISODE from the Kitch’n! JALAPENO PASTA SAUCE – MALIBU VEGAN KITCHEN 006

JALAPENO PASTA SAUCE – MALIBU VEGAN KITCHEN 006 – In this Saturday’s Only episode from the Malibu Vegan Kitchen, Kathie shows you how to make Jalapeno Sauce that can not only be a Salsa, but a Jalapeno Pasta Sauce!

Learn about the JALAPENO below!

The Jalapeño is a medium-sized chili pepper pod type cultivar of the species Capsicum annuum.

A mature jalapeño fruit is 5–10 cm (2–4 in) long and hangs down with a round, firm, smooth flesh of 25–38 mm (1–1 in) wide.

Depending on cultivar, it can have a wide range of pungency, with Scoville heat units of a few thousand to as high as 462,884 (Chiltepín cultivar).

Commonly picked and consumed while still green, it is occasionally allowed to fully ripen and turn red, orange, or yellow. It is wider and generally milder than the similar Serrano pepper.

The Chile Pepper Institute is known for developing colored variations. The jalapeño is variously named huachinango, for the ripe red jalapeño, and chile gordo (meaning “fat chili pepper”) also known as cuaresmeño as it was traditionally consumed during Lent.

The name jalapeño is Spanish for “from Xalapa” (also spelled Jalapa), the capital city of Veracruz, Mexico, where the pepper was traditionally cultivated. The name Xalapa is itself of Nahuatl origin, formed from roots xālli [ˈʃaːlːi] “sand” and āpan [ˈaːpan] “water place”.

Genetic analysis of Capsicum annuum places jalapeños as a distinct genetic clade with no close sisters that are not directly derived from jalapeños.

Jalapeños were in use by the Aztecs prior to the Spanish conquest; Bernardino de Sahagún in the Florentine Codex writes of Aztec markets selling chipotles (smoked jalapeños), mole made from chipotles, besides the sale of fresh chilies.

The use of peppers in the Americas dates back thousands of years, including the practice of smoking some varieties of peppers in order to preserve them; further well preserved samples and genetic testing would be needed to determine the usage and existence of the jalapeño clade and pod type into the past.

MAPLE SWEET HOMEMADE GRANOLA – MALIBU VEGAN KITCHEN 005

MAPLE SWEET HOMEMADE GRANOLA – MALIBU VEGAN KITCHEN 005 – In today’s episode of Malibu Vegan Kitchen, Kathie makes a maple sweet homemade granola from scratch.

From WIKI… Granola is a breakfast food and snack food consisting of rolled oats, nuts, honey or other sweeteners such as brown sugar, and sometimes puffed rice, that is usually baked until it is crisp, toasted and golden brown.

During the baking process, the mixture is stirred to maintain a loose breakfast cereal consistency.

Dried fruit, such as raisins and dates, and confections such as chocolate are sometimes added. Granola, particularly if it includes flax seeds, is often used to improve digestion.

Granola is often eaten in combination with yogurt, honey, fresh fruit (such as bananas, strawberries or blueberries), milk or other forms of cereal. It also serves as a topping for various pastries, desserts or ice cream.

Granola is carried by people who are hiking, camping, or backpacking because it is nutritious, lightweight, high in calories, and easy to store (properties that make it similar to trail mix and muesli).

As a snack, it is often combined with honey or corn syrup and condensed into a bar form that makes it easy to carry for packed lunches, hiking, or other outdoor activities.

The names Granula and Granola were registered trademarks in the late 19th century United States for foods consisting of whole grain products crumbled and then baked until crisp, in contrast to the at that time (about 1900) contemporary invention, muesli, which is traditionally neither baked nor sweetened.

The name is now a trademark only in Australia and New Zealand, but is still more commonly referred to as muesli there.

Granula was invented in Dansville, New York, by Dr. James Caleb Jackson at the Jackson Sanitarium in 1863.

The Jackson Sanitarium was a prominent health spa that operated into the early 20th century on the hillside overlooking Dansville. It was also known as Our Home on the Hillside; thus the company formed to sell Jackson’s cereal was known as the Our Home Granula Company.

Granula was composed of Graham flour and was similar to an oversized form of Grape-Nuts. A similar cereal was developed by John Harvey Kellogg.

It too was initially known as Granula, but the name was changed to Granola to avoid legal problems with Jackson.

SPICY ZUCCHINI PASTA! – MALIBU VEGAN KITCHEN 004

Another Saturday Recipe Vid! SPICY ZUCCHINI PASTA! – MALIBU VEGAN KITCHEN 004 – Kathie goes hog wild on a Spicy Zucchini Pasta and Sauce!

Zucchini from WIKI… is a summer squash which can reach nearly a meter in length, but is usually harvested immature at 15 to 25 cm (6 to 10 in). In Britain and Ireland a fully grown zucchini is referred to as a marrow.

Zucchini can be dark or light green. A related hybrid, the golden zucchini, is a deep yellow or orange color.

In a culinary context, zucchini is treated as a vegetable; it is usually cooked and presented as a savory dish or accompaniment. Botanically, zucchinis are fruits, a type of botanical berry called a “pepo”, being the swollen ovary of the zucchini flower.

Zucchini, like all squash, has its ancestry in the Americas. However, the varieties of squash typically called “zucchini” were developed in northern Italy in the second half of the 19th century, many generations after the introduction of cucurbits from the Americas in the early 16th century.

Zucca is the Italian word for pumpkin/squash and zucchino/zucchina (zucca + ina = little) are diminutive forms, becoming zucchini/zucchine in the plural. Zucchino, the masculine form (zucchini in the plural), is the first form to be documented in writing. An Italian dictionary called lo Zingarelli 2015, Zanichelli Editore, gives both forms, as does the Devoto-Oli published by Le Monnier, but the Accademia della Crusca, the most important research institution on Italian language, defines zucchino as the preferable form. The Treccani, Istituto dell’Enciclopedia italiana, another highly respected linguistic authority, gives zucchina as the main Italian word, and the masculine form as Tuscan dialect. Zucchini is used in Italy, Australia, Canada, Sweden and the United States. Zucchini is one of the plural forms in English (along with zucchinis), as well as the singular form.

The first records of zucchini in the United States date to the early 1920s. It was almost certainly brought over by Italian immigrants and probably was first cultivated in the United States in California.

It’s SATURDAY! HAWAIIAN TROPICAL PROTEIN SMOOTHIE – MALIBU VEGAN KITCHEN 003

HAWAIIAN TROPICAL PROTEIN SMOOTHIE – MALIBU VEGAN KITCHEN 003 – In this 3rd episode on Health is the new Wealth, Kathie makes an amazing Hawaiian Tropical Protein Smoothie that rocks!

From WIKI… Hawaii is the 50th and most recent state to have joined the United States of America, having received statehood on August 21, 1959.

Hawaii is the only U.S. state located in Oceania and the only one composed entirely of islands.

It is the northernmost island group in Polynesia, occupying most of an archipelago in the central Pacific Ocean. Hawaii is the only U.S. state located outside North America.

The state encompasses nearly the entire volcanic Hawaiian archipelago, which comprises hundreds of islands spread over 1,500 miles (2,400 km).

At the southeastern end of the archipelago, the eight main islands are—in order from northwest to southeast: Niʻihau, Kauaʻi, Oʻahu, Molokaʻi, Lānaʻi, Kahoʻolawe, Maui, and the Island of Hawaiʻi.

The last is the largest island in the group; it is often called the “Big Island” or “Hawaiʻi Island” to avoid confusion with the state or archipelago.

Hawaii’s diverse natural scenery, warm tropical climate, abundance of public beaches, oceanic surroundings, and active volcanoes make it a popular destination for tourists, surfers, biologists, and volcanologists.

Because of its central location in the Pacific and 19th-century labor migration, Hawaii’s culture is strongly influenced by North American and Asian cultures, in addition to its indigenous Hawaiian culture.

Hawaii has over a million permanent residents, along with many visitors and U.S. military personnel.

Hawaii is the 8th-smallest and the 11th-least populous, but the 13th-most densely populated of the fifty U.S. states.

It is the only state with an Asian plurality. The state’s coastline is about 750 miles long, the fourth longest in the U.S. after the coastlines of Alaska, Florida, and California.

HOW TO MAKE MALIBU GARDEN FRESH SALSA – MALIBU VEGAN KITCHEN 002

MALIBU GARDEN FRESH SALSA – MALIBU VEGAN KITCHEN 002 – In this 2nd episode on Health is the new Wealth, Kathie makes Malibu Garden Fresh Salsa literally from the Garden!

From WIKI… Salsa is the Spanish, Italian, Greek, and Turkish (salça) term for sauce. In English-speaking countries, salsa usually refers to the sauces typical of Mexican cuisine known as salsas picantes, particularly those used as dips.

Salsa is often a tomato-based sauce or dip that is a heterogeneous mixture that includes additional ingredients such as onions, chilies, beans, corn, and various spices. It is typically piquant, ranging from mild to extremely hot.

The word salsa entered the English language from the Spanish salsa (“sauce”), which itself derives from the Latin salsus (salted). The native Spanish pronunciation is [ˈsalsa]. In American English it is pronounced /ˈsɑːlsə/, while in British English it is pronounced as /ˈsælsə/.

All new Saturday Segment starts with GARLIC BALSAMIC SALAD DRESSING – MALIBU VEGAN KITCHEN 001

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GARLIC BALSAMIC SALAD DRESSING – MALIBU VEGAN KITCHEN 001 – Kathie’s all-new SATURDAY ONLY health segment is called MALIBU VEGAN KITCHEN. This episode features Kathie showing you how to make GARLIC BALSAMIC SALAD DRESSING in her own unique way.

From WIKI… Balsamic vinegar (Italian: aceto balsamico) is a very dark, concentrated, and intensely flavoured vinegar made wholly or partially from grape must, originating in Italy.

The term “aceto balsamico” is unregulated, but there are three protected balsamic vinegars: “Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Modena” (Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena), “Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Reggio Emilia” (Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of the Emilia Region), and “Aceto Balsamico di Modena” (Balsamic Vinegar of Modena).

The two traditional balsamic vinegars are made the same way from reduced grape must be aged for several years in a series of wooden barrels, and are produced exclusively in either the province of Modena or the wider Emilia region surrounding it.

The names of these two vinegars are protected by the European Union’s Protected Designation of Origin, while the usually less expensive Balsamic Vinegar of Modena (Aceto Balsamico di Modena) is made from grape must blended with wine vinegar and produced exclusively in either Modena or Reggio Emilia, with a Protected Geographical Indication status.