Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Enjoy Butternut Squash, Kale Over Fettuccine with Creamy Sage Sauce

Try this recipe for an easy weeknight dinner.

·                     1 tbsp Avocado oil
·                     2 tsp Kosher Salt
·                     1 medium Butternut Squash peeled, cubed
·                     4 cups kale
·                     1 box Explore Cuisine Edamame & Mung Bean Fettuccine
·                     2 tbsp fresh Sage sliced into very thin ribbons for garnish (optional)

Creamy Ricotta Sage Sauce
·                     1 tbsp avocado oil
·                     4 cloves cloves garlic, minced
·                     2 tbsp shallot, minced
·                     1 cup ricotta cheese*
·                     1/2 cup milk
·                     1/4 cup fresh sage sliced into very thin ribbons
·                     1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
·                     Freshly ground pepper & salt to taste

Preparation 15 Minutes + 30 Minutes cooking
1.             Roast butternut squash: Preheat oven to 400 F. If using a whole butternut squash, peel, de-seed and cut into 1/2 inch cubes.
Toss butternut cubes in avocado oil and spread evenly on baking sheet. Sprinkle with kosher salt and roast for 30 minutes or until tender enough that a fork can easily pierce squash.

2.             While the squash is roasting, cook fettuccine. Brink 8 cups of water to a boil in a medium pot, add fettuccine and simmer for 7 minutes to cook pasta to al dente. Drain pasta.

3.             Add baby kale to hot pasta pot, pour drained, hot pasta over the kale and cover pot. This will warm and wilt the kale just enough so it's not chewy.

4.             As squash continues to cook, prepare creamy ricotta sage sauce. Spread avocado oil in saucepan and warm over medium heat. Add minced garlic and shallot to pan and cook until fragrant - about 2-3 minutes. Be careful not to let the garlic burn. 
Add ricotta cheese, milk, sage, and nutmeg to saucepan, mix all ingredients together and bring to a simmer. Stir constantly for 5-7 minutes or until sauce thickens enough to coat a spoon. Add salt and pepper to taste.

5.             Once squash is cooked, remove from oven and transfer to pot with fettuccine and kale. Pour ricotta sauce over the kale, fettuccine and squash mixture and toss to coat.

6.             Transfer Fettuccine to serving dish or plate and serve warm.

Recipe Credit: Explore Cuisine

Prep Time: 45 min
Servings: 6-8 people

Monday, March 19, 2018

Sparkling Ice Candy Cupcakes

Candy Cupcakes

Recipe Credit: Sparkling Ice

·                     1 box of white cake mix
·                     12 oz of room temperate Sparkling Ice Strawberry Lemonade

·                     1 can of vanilla icing
·                     4 drops of red food dye

1.                Preheat your oven to 350°
2.                Line muffin pan with liners.
3.                In a medium bowl combine your Sparkling Ice Strawberry Lemonade and cake mix, stirring with a whisk until most of the lumps are gone.
4.                Fill each liner ½-2/3 full of batter.
5.                Bake for 18-20 minutes until cupcakes are springy and toothpicks comes out clean.
6.                Let cool completely before frosting.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Home Dynamix and Amrita Sen Bring a Slice Of India to Its New Bedding Line

Home Dynamix has announced the launch of its new bedding line in collaboration with visual artist, Bollywood musician and storyteller Amrita Sen. Best known for her performance at the 2009 Academy Awards singing “Jai Ho” from the Oscar-winning movie, Slumdog Millionaire, and for her work with Justin Timberlake, Amrita brought her unique design aesthetic and intricate illustrative elements to this collection. 

The new bedding collection is inspired by the colors and fashions of Jaipur, India, and by patterns found in romantic corners of the Eastern world. The collection offers three unique looks that bring India’s old majesty and splendor to life.  

The Varkala collection is inspired by Amrita’s coloring book, Cosmic and Eternal Love, presenting a gorgeous deep blue palette. The Nandini collection uses elements from Amrita’s first illustrated novel Bollydoll, which is rich in floral colors and intricate patterns that are reminiscent of the palaces of India. The third bed, Jaiselmer Tree, is a soft, soothing, spa-like palette of grey and earth-tones, invoking peace and harmony.

“We are thrilled to launch this unique collection with Amrita Sen,” says Yuval Evar, EVP for Home Dynamix. “Amrita is the epitome of a multi-talent. She did such an amazing job turning her vision into reality, orchestrating the entire design process and truly putting her personal stamp on the final products. I couldn’t be prouder.” 

The Amrita Sen by Home Dynamix collection includes complete bed sets, pillows and sheets, and is made of 100% cotton. The entire collection is available at Bed Bath and Beyond stores nationwide and on

About Home Dynamix
Founded in New Jersey in 1986 as a rug importer business, Home Dynamix is a family-owned and operated business that has grown to become a leader in manufacturing and distribution of beautifully designed and quality home goods including rugs, mats, bedding, bath and pet products. With more than three decades in the home textile business Home Dynamix has distinguished itself as a trendsetter that always keeps the customer in mind. Home Dynamix is a worldwide company with more than 300 employees in offices in New Jersey, New York, California, China and India. For more information, please visit

About Amrita Sen
Amrita is a multi-talented artist who debuted her illustrations at last year’s Art Basel in Miami, sponsored by Illy Coffee and presented by Timbaland. She was trained as a visual artist but also holds degrees from The Wharton School of Business and an MBA from Harvard, where she was recently honored as one of the 50 most distinctive female graduates in Harvard Business School history. 
On the music side, she has released records with Weezer, Timbaland, and Pitbull, and was recently featured on Justin Timberlake’s album 20/20 Experience. 
Amrita is co-composing a Broadway show with super producer Timbaland.