Tag: Food Blog
- 4 cups water
- 1 cup Irish Oats
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup agave
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Add 4 cups water into a medium saucepan. Add the cinnamon and salt. Bring to a boil. Add the oats and simmer on medium low heat for about 30 minutes or till the oats are soft but still have a bit of chew to them. Turn the heat off and add the agave and vanilla extract.
Top with flaxseed, walnuts and banana.
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 medium shallot, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, chopped
- 1 cup quinoa
- 1 cup white wine
- 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
- 3 to 4 cups baby spinach
- ¼ cup half and half
- ¼ cup grated Pecorino Romano cheese
Heat a saucepan with the olive oil. Add the shallot and garlic, sauté on medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes. Add quinoa and stir for a minute. Add the white wine and stir. Add the broth and bring to a boil. Lower the heat to a simmer and cook for 10 to 12 minutes until the grain is tender. Stir the spinach, half and half and cheese. Check for seasoning and add salt. Serve with fish.
3 to 4 links sausage of choice, casings off and crumbled
1 tablespoon olive oil
Heat a frying pan with the oil and add the crumbled sausage. Saute on medium heat for 4 to 5 minutes till the sausage is golden brown. Turn heat of and keep aside.
10 ounces Cremini mushrooms, sliced
1 tablespoons olive oil
Heat a frying pan with the oil and add the mushrooms and cook on high heat for 4 to 5 minutes. Add salt and continue cooking till mushrooms have wilted and golden brown. Keep aside.
½ cup fresh ricotta cheese
1 teaspoon salt
¼ cup grated Parmigiano Reggiano
1 garlic clove, grated
Mix all the ingredients and keep aside.
1½ – 2 cups grated mozzarella cheese
1 egg, beaten
2 balls of store bought or homemade pizza dough, each divided into 4 parts
2 cups tomato sauce, homemade or store bought
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Roll each quarter into thin circles on a lightly floured surface. Place 1 tablespoon of ricotta mixture on one half of the circle and spread with knife. Add 1 tablespoon of sausage mixture and mushroom mixture. Top with couple tablespoons of cheese and fold over, securing edges by folding in and pressing with a fork. Brush the top of each calzone with egg and create a slit in the middle with a knife for the hot air to escape. Place on a lined cookie sheet and bake for 15 to 20 minutes till golden brown. Serve with tomato sauce.
We love, love Korean cuisine- this one is a play on the Korean flavors…
4 tablespoons Gochujang
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons honey
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons Mirin
1 teaspoon salt
Mix the ingredients in a small bowl and keep aside.
1 18 ounces firm tofu package, cut into 1 inch cubes
3 tablespoons corn starch
1 teaspoon salt
¼ cup peanut oil
Transfer the tofu into a medium bowl, add the corn starch and salt. Mix well till all cubes are coated properly. Heat a frying pan with the peanut oil and brown the tofu on medium heat till all sides are golden brown. Drain on some paper towel and keep aside. Save the peanut oil for stir frying the veggies.
1 medium onion, sliced
2 cups Cremini or any mushroom of choice, slices
1 large red bell pepper, sliced
4 cups Chinese broccoli, or bok choy or spinach
3 green onions, cut into 1 inch pieces
2 teaspoons black sesame seeds
Heat a wok like pan with 2 tablespoons of the saved peanut oil. Add the onion and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes on medium heat. Add the mushrooms and sauté on high for 4 to 5 minutes. Add the red pepper and cook for 2 to 3 minutes on medium heat. Add the greens and let them wilt and add the browned tofu and the gochujang sauce. Mix well and bring to a boil. Check for seasonings. Garnish with green onions and sesame seeds. Serve with jasmine rice.
I make these for my daughter for breakfast. The recipe makes a big batch, I freeze half and keep the other half in the fridge- great, healthy breakfast.
3 small or 2 large bananas, mashed
1 stick unsalted butter, melted
1 cup canned pumpkin puree
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup honey
½ cup turbinado sugar
2 ½ cups white whole-wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ cup dark chocolate, chopped
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 standard size muffin tins.
In an electric mixer, add the butter, honey and sugar. Beat for 2 to 3 minutes and add the eggs one at a time, beating in between. Add the mashed bananas, pumpkin puree and vanilla extract. Beat for a minute. On the side, add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, pumpkin spice and cinnamon to a medium bowl. Whisk well and gradually add to the egg mixture while beating slowly. Beat for a minute or two. Add the dark chocolate and mix with a spatula and transfer to the muffin tins using a ¼ cup scoop. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or till a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the middle. Let cool and serve.
In spite of this dish having kale, this was a big, big hit. A great dish to make in this chilly weather.
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 pound good quality ground pork
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 2 teaspoons ancho chili
- 1 teaspoon Mexican oregano
- 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, chopped
- 1 14 ounces can chopped fire roasted tomatoes with chili
- 4 cups chicken stock
- 2 14 ounces can of any kind of beans (I used black and pinto), washed and drained
- 10 ounces baby kale, chopped
Heat a heavy large pan with olive oil. Add the ground pork and cook on medium heat, separating the meat with the back of a wooden spoon. Add the ground cumin, ancho chili and oregano and continue cooking and browning for 5 to 6 minutes on medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and a teaspoon of salt. Saute for 3 to 4 minutes. Add the tomatoes and sauté for another 3 to 4 minutes. Add the chicken stock and beans and bring to a boil. Lower heat to a simmer and cover with lid and cook for 30 minutes, checking every 10 minutes to stir. Take lid off and add the kale and bring to a boil. Simmer for another 10 minutes until the kale is wilted and cooked through. Check for seasonings and garnish with cheese and serve.