Mojito Tea Recipe

My husband LOVES peppermint tea. He drinks a couple cups a day. Normally we just use dried leaves but we decided to experiment with the fresh peppermint. And oh my goodness, am I ever glad that we did. We came up with a peppermint tea recipe that is sooo simple and delicious and healthy. It is a win win win.

Are you ready for it?

Boil water. Add fresh peppermint leaves. Enjoy!

Fresh peppermint tea is really that easy to make. And it is loaded with great health benefits. It can settle an upset stomach, aid in digestion, freshen breath, decongest and soothe the soul. It is 100% caffeine free and it smells amazing. But we are not stopping there.

This mojito tea recipe is a simple and refreshing variation of the classic fresh peppermint tea. Still incredibly simple, it’s flavours are more complex. Try it warm or iced. ENJOY!

Mojito Tea Recipe from Refining the Rugged


10+ fresh peppermint leaves

boiling water

large slice of lime

Agave nectar to taste


Pour boiling water onto peppermint leaves in cup of choice. Squeeze juice out of the lime and place in tea. Add agave nectar, or sweetener of choice, to taste. Enjoy!

If you want an iced version of the tea – brew fresh peppermint tea first, add sweetener and cool. Then pour into glass over ice. Add lime. Stir and enjoy.

Lemon Ginger Tea Recipe

lemonteaI love tea – you already know that.

But did you know that I also love lemons? I love the look, smell and taste of them. The only time you will catch me drinking water without a slice of lemon is if I’m dying of thirst or I’m being polite because someone poured me a glass. And,  as you may have guessed, lemons are a frequent addition to my cups of tea.

But anyhow…

This super simple, from scratch, Lemon Ginger Tea recipe is perfect to try this time of year.

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Baked Tilapia with Cilantro Lime Rice

tilapiatitleI live 3 hours from the nearest grocery store. So needless to say, we eat a lot of frozen and packaged foods. And this is not a bad thing. Contrary to popular belief, freezer and pantry meals can be made to be very nutritious and delicious. And a lot of meals can be prepared quick and easy.

Most of my dinner recipes will address the challenges I face with the lack of fresh ingredients. Like what to do if you forget something at the store, how to adapt a recipe for substitute ingredients, how to plan a monthly grocery trip or how to prepare meals to be frozen. 

The following is a recipe for baked tilapia with cilantro lime rice and mango salsa. This is a recipe I make when I have recently gone to town for fresh produce, mainly because of the mangos. But feel free to omit the mango salsa and voila – a meal that can be made weeks after a grocery run with little prep and effort. 

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