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ICY GAZPACHO RECIPE - SORTED. Roasted Red Pepper Pesto Recipe | This Pesto Recipe is super simple, quick and makes a great vegan meal that will satisfy the taste buds. Pesto is commonly made with a mixture of Basil and Spinach and some nuts with some hard cheese and plenty of olive oil. In our version we simple roasted some sweet red peppers and mixed in with them some basil, spinach, sun ripened tomatoes and some herbs to get this beautifully light, sweet and fragrant pesto. To serve simple boil some pasta and mix it through, it really couldn’t be simpler.

The beauty of Pesto is that you can also make a larger quantity and store it in a jar in the fridge. Cover with plenty of olive oil then when you have no time to cook (or just in the mood for it)…get the Jar out and mix through cooked Pasta. Author: The Mongolian Kitchen Recipe type: Main Serves: 2. Spicy Mung Bean Sprouts Salad – Maewoon Sukju Namul | cHow Divine… I always need at least one spicy side dish when eating dinner. It’s usually kimchi. It doesn’t matter what type as long as it has a spicy kick.

I’ve been making oi sobagi almost on a weekly basis. Unfortunately, we finished the oi sobagi within 3 days of it fermenting. But fortunately, the oi sobagi was so good we couldn’t stop eating it. In either case, we were flat out of kimchi. So I needed something quick, spicy, and tasty. I think I actually favor this spicy version to the traditional one. Spicy Mung Bean Salad – Maewoon Sukju Namul Recipe Serves 4 people as a side dish Ingredients 12 oz. mung bean sprouts 1 1/2 TB gochujang (Korean red chili pepper paste) 1/2 tsp salt 2 tsp rice vinegar 2 tsp agave nectar or sugar 1 green onion, chopped into thin rings 2 tsp crushed toasted sesame seeds 1 tsp toasted sesame seed oil You Might Also Like:

Kimchi Gratin, Kimchi Casserole or baked Kimchi rice???? A Big Mouthful : Sausage and Potato Breakfast Bake. It’s Sunday. Ahhh. Time to rest, relax and…well, do a few of my favorite things. This should come as no surprise, dear reader, that I love, love cookbooks. Trips to the bookstore involve me bee-lining straight to the cooking section to peruse the shelves filled with glorious cooking knowledge. The weekend, then, is the time I get to sit down, surrounded by cookbooks, new and old, and read them. For me, it’s pure entertainment, with a dash of education. Weekends are also for cooking. By roasting the sausage, peppers, onions and potatoes together at a high heat, they all get a bit of that glorious brown, crispy goodness that takes these humble ingredients to the next level.

Similar to a hash, but more rustic, I like to serve this with an over-easy egg. It’s that simple. Sausage and Potato Breakfast Bake Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Bake for 15 minutes, remove from oven and gently stir to turn everything over for even cooking and browning. Notes: Lasagna-Stuffed Portabellos. I'm of the mentality that you can pretty much stuff a mushroom with any combination of meat, cheese, and herbs and have it be delicious. So one day I was thinking about making a layered casserole/lasagna of sorts, using roasted portabellos instead of noodles, and the idea to just use the mushrooms as a vessel for the filling popped into my head. And lasagna-stuffed mushrooms were born. I suppose I could tout these as a low-carb alternative to lasagna, but truth be told, I'm not into low carb at all, these are actually just a vessel for lots of cheese.

While I absolutely love lasagna and it definitely ranks as one of my favorite foods, the biggest drawback is that I find it to be pretty time and labor intensive. These stuffed mushrooms are the solution to that - quick, easy, and just as satisfying. If you really want to go the extra mile, you could serve the mushrooms over a bed of noodles and get carb-crazy. Lasagna-Stuffed PortabellosPink Parsley Original. Roasted Vegetable Macaroni & Cheese Cups. Roasted Vegetable Macaroni & Cheese Cups Around here, we’re all about comfort food, and if you aren’t aware that macaroni and cheese is synonymous with comfort food… well, let me educate you. Macaroni and cheese equals all that is good in this world. It’s a hug in a bowl, a bit of solace after a long day, and always easy and quick to prepare for even the most inexperienced cook. But there’s no better way to dress it up – or sneak in a good serving of veggies – than by topping it with a colorful, delicious medley of roasted broccoli and plump tomatoes!

These are so ridiculously easy, you won’t even believe it. And the quicker you can have this out of the oven and into your mouth, the better. Am I right? Just boil some pasta – use whatever you like, but I’m an elbows devotee – then toss it with some Cheddar cheese, salt and pepper. You can also use small-diced asparagus, zucchini, carrots, peas, bell peppers, squash or any vegetable you like. Print Save Ingredients: Nonstick cooking spray Enjoy! Bacon Potato Soup Recipe. Lasagna Cupcakes Two Ways.

Years ago, my brother requested that I create lasagna cupcakes. This was before anyone had ever heard of lasagna cupcakes; a Google search for lasagna cupcakes today will reveal that lasagna cupcakes have been created many times by all manner of food bloggers and chefs. Sadly, I didn’t jump on my brother’s idea – I hadn’t yet embraced the world of savory cupcakes. Now, I regularly make savory cupcakes (see my mac and cheese cupcakes for a recent example), but I still put off making lasagna cupcakes because I tend to avoid making something everyone else is doing – this is supposed to be an experimental cupcake blog.

This week, my mom came to visit from New York and wanted to prepare her family-famous lasagna. I decided that this was the time to try lasagna cupcakes. She was already buying all of the ingredients and doing all of the labor, so all I had to do was ask her to save a few scraps for me to cupcakify. I made lasagna cupcakes two ways. Lasagna Cupcakes, Method One Ingredients Notes. Recipe for Cannellini Bean and Sausage Stew with Tomatoes and Basil. (For Phase One Fridays I highlight Phase One recipes from the past that have been my personal favorites, and this delicious stew with cannellini beans, sausage, tomatoes, and fresh basil or pesto added at the end is a delicious winter meal that I first posted in January 2009.) I can get fixated on soup in the winter, but let me make it clear that this phase-one recipe with cannellini beans, chicken sausage, tomatoes, and basil is definitely a stew and not a soup.

This simple rustic dish was amazingly addictive. It's also a recipe that's very flexible, so if you don't have exactly the ingredients I used, experiment with what you have. Cannellinis are white kidney beans, and I've been infatuated with them ever since I got the recipe for Cannellini Beans in Mint Marinade, but you can make this with any type of dried white beans, or even canned beans if you prefer. This is the base of the stew simmering with sausage, onion, garlic, tomatoes, chicken stock, and some dried herbs. Instructions: Lasagna Soup. Heart Lasagna | Itsy Bitsy Foodies. (+2 rating, 1 votes) Loading ... Print This Recipe This lasagna is a hearty, comforting meal that is perfect for a special Valentine’s Day dinner. It’s easy to do by simply cutting heart shapes out of the cooked lasagna noodles. It’s also a pretty mess-free cooking project for your kids. My three-year old son loved helping me cut out the shapes! Heart Lasagna Author: Itsy Bitsy Foodies Recipe type: Main Course Cook time: Total time: Serves: 4+ 1 large can of tomatoes1 12-ounce can of tomato paste1 tsp salt, to taste2 tsp oregano¼ tsp black pepper1 yellow onion, chopped2 garlic cloves, minced1 pound ground beef or chicken sausage½ pound whole wheat lasagna noodles¾ pound {or less} ricotta cheese½ pound mozzarella cheese, grated½ cup grated or powdered cheese Tags: lasagne, playing with food, Valentine's Day lasagna.

Easy Homemade Mac ‘n Cheese. If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, you know the other day I had a craving for Kraft Macaroni and Cheese. And, you already know I satisfied that craving – not shamefully, either. This macaroni and cheese recipe is almost as easy as making it out of a box, but much better for you and dare I say more delicious! I’ve tried other homemade macaroni and cheese recipes in the past, but never liked the taste, consistency, or the steps included to prep. Mac ‘n cheese is meant to be simple. I love finding simple dinners to add to my menu and to share with you.

The easier the recipe, the more likely you and I are to make it! We had this first at our friends’ house when celebrating their 7-year-old grandson’s birthday. While the steak was definitely delicious, I was waiting all night to request the recipe for the macaroni. I’m glad to finally have a simple homemade macaroni and cheese recipe, and looking forward to developing different variations of it. Easy Mac ‘n Cheese Printable Recipe. Italian Minestrone Soup | Live. Learn. Love. Eat. As I have mentioned before, I love making meals with enough leftovers for the next day.

I figure that if I am going through the trouble and mess of cooking something, I may as well make a lot of it, especially with having a three month old and not as much time to cook. I often double my baking recipes and if I am making a meal I usually make enough for our family to have twice. I have made many soups and usually stick to my Mixed Bean Garden Vegetable Soup recipe, but I wanted to try something a little different this time around, a minestrone soup. With a little bit of Italian spices, garlic and some whole wheat macaroni, this soup turned out to be a perfect Italian minestrone.

Italian Minestrone Soup We all enjoy soup with homemade bread warm from the oven, especially during the colder months. This is a nice hearty soup made with vegetables, whole wheat macaroni and red kidney beans. Makes one large pot of soup, feeds my family of four for two meals. Ingredients Directions. 2012 Eat and Repeat: Bacon and Egg Risotto. You may remember that my personal challenge for this year is to visit 6 restaurants on the "Best New Restaurants in St. Louis" list and, on the months I don't visit a restaurant, attempt to recreate something off of the menu.

We're calling it 2012 Eat and Repeat. I oohed and aahed over our January visit to Salt and had no idea which of the fabulous dishes we'd tried I'd end up recreating. Would it be the chocolate brulee? The butternut squash soup? The pig's tongue? Umm no, definitely not the pig's tongue. In the end, it was the bacon and egg risotto. I used my basic skills about risotto making and checked out a few recipes online before coming up with this version. Looking for other risotto dishes?

Bacon and Egg Risotto Directions: 1. This post is linked to Eat at Home. Seafood Risotto Recipe. Friday afternoon I was driving from my house to Adam’s new house. I had a bag full of groceries in my car so I could make us this seafood risotto for dinner. So, I’m driving down the interstate, listening to Jason Aldean’s new album on Spotify when I pass In & Out Burger on the side of the road. Suddenly, nothing in life sounded as good as a fast food hamburger…the type of thing I eat probably only once a year on a road trip. The type of thing that sits in your belly for what feels like days.

I immediately pulled off at the next exit and made a whip around so I could get one, Jason blasting in the background. After chasing my burger with my yerba mate and destroying all evidence, I continued on to Adam’s house and made this risotto. Don’t worry. That was weird. I’ll just say that as delicious as that burger was, I semi-regretted it three hours later when I was a hot sweaty mess on the floor doing abs in yoga class. I couldn’t resist this plump asparagus from the market the other day! Time: How to Make Kim Chi. Of the countless varieties of kim chi that are made in Korea, by far the most common and celebrated version is made with Napa cabbage.

Kim chi that's made with cabbage is loaded with indole-3-carbinol (I3C), a compound that is well recognized as a powerful cancer-fighting compound. Numerous studies indicate that I3C can offer protection against many different types of cancer and may even stop the growth of existing tumors. You could hop on over to a local Korean market to buy a bottle of kim chi, but it may not be as healthy as you'd like, since most commercially prepared varieties are made with white sugar and shrimp.

To make healthy kim chi that still has lots of flavor and health-promoting compounds, start with a whole head of fresh Napa cabbage: Separate the leaves and chop them up into bite-size pieces. These shreds of cabbage will shrink about 25% during processing, so no need to make them too small. Measure out a quarter cup of sea salt. And add it to a small bowl of warm water. Recipe: Turnip Cake (Law Bok Gow) From a Chinese-American kid's perspective, Chinese New Year is a holiday as cool as, or even better than, Christmas. You get lots of red envelopes full of money, big boxes and tins of candy, and big meals for at least 3 to 5 days straight.

You don't have to pretend to like any of the re-gifts or fruitcake you receive. And if your mother has free time, which she somehow always finds during the New Year, she'll whip up batches of snacks for you to eat and to give to relatives. One of these snacks, eaten all year round but especially during the New Year, is turnip cake. It symbolizes prosperity and growing fortunes, but a kid's main concern is how good something tastes. (Even many years later, turnip cake is one of the first foods I associate with Chinese New Year.) To make this recipe you'll need a firm white Chinese turnip about 10 to 12 inches long and 4 to 5 inches wide. Speaking of the New Year, I will be spending the next few days in Guangzhou, my birthplace. Sweet and Sour Pork 1. Korean Potato Pancakes, Gamja Jeon. When I saw Lilyannette's gamja jeon or Korean potato pancakes, I knew I had to make them for breakfast asap. Breakfasts are testy meals in our home because Wey is always too sleepy/grumpy to eat.

He prefers savory brekkies and since he eats in the car on the way to school (a not-so-uncommon practice here given the early start of school), I have to make sure the food doesn't spill easily. I've only ever eaten and cooked pa jeon, a veg pancake with seafood that my Korean neighbor had taught me years ago. I love potatoes and a friend whose sons are six-footers has this theory that kids are taller when fed on potatoes so I'm desperately adding potatoes to my 16 year-old's diet.

The truth is, I think, other than genes, easy eaters like my older son are tall because they eat everything and get a better range of nutrients. Anyway, I googled gamja jeon and stumbled upon a fantastic site for Korean recipes. Lilyannette's gamja jeons look light and crisp, almost like tempura. 2 large eggs 1. 2. Korean Miso Soup - Den Jang Soup Recipe - Den Jjang Recipe. Kimchi Recipe. Spinach Quiche In Red Pepper Cups. Valentine's Day Breakfast Ideas. Food - Recipes : Tortilla (Spanish omelette)

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