Who Needs Gatorade When You've Got this for a Hangover?! If I told you that I had partied a little too hard last night celebrating the start of Vegan MOFO, I’d be lying. Don’t get me wrong, I’m obviously excited for it, but this was a case of karaoke bar+liquid courage=grumpy/hungover Jackie. Oh, the repercussions for having a hilarious and fun night. This is what leads me into this amazing smoothie/shake; I found myself quickly “researching” ie. googling, foods that cure hangovers and came across an article on How Stuff Works. Recipe (Makes One 16 oz. Ingredients: 2 Frozen Bananas, sliced4 Small Dates or 2 Large Medjool Dates, pitted1 HEAPING Tbsp. Directions: Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender. This smoothie is super filling, so just know that you won’t be needing to eat anything for a while after this. Like this: Like Loading... Filed under Healthy Recipes, Vegan MOFO! Tagged as banana, chia seeds, cure, hangover, healthy, peanut butter, recipe, vegan, vegan mofo
Orange Chicken Recipe Today I’m back with yet another Chinese-American dish – Orange Chicken. It seems as though you can find orange chicken almost anywhere you want to eat these days. It is most commonly found at fast food restaurants, but don’t worry, this is so much better than anything you will find there. What really makes this recipe stand out is the combination of both orange and lemon juice. Once again we are also using the deep dryer for cooking the battered chicken. Ingredients:Chicken- 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts (cut into 1-1/2” cubes) 1 ½ cups all purpose flour 1 eggs (beaten) ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon pepper Oil (for frying)Orange Sauce- 1 ½ cups water 2 tablespoons orange juice ¼ cup lemon juice 1/3 cup rice vinegar 2 ½ tablespoons soy sauce 1 tablespoon orange zest (grated) 1 cup packed brown sugar ½ teaspoon ginger root (minced) ½ teaspoon garlic (minced) 2 tablespoons green onion (chopped) ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes 3 tablespoons cornstarch 2 tablespoons water
The Best Guacamole I’ve Ever Made – recipe Jul 04 2008 **Happy 4th of July everyone (in the USA)!!!I miss being out of the States on this holiday. We will be celebrating by grilling on Saturday down at the garden. Hamburgers and hot dogs…can’t get any more 4th of July-ish traditional than that!** I was searching the inter-tubes for a good-looking guacamole recipe the other day. It was flavorful, but not over powering, creamy and chunky at the same time, and gone 1/2 way through our meal! I found the recipe here at The Daily Green. Here’s how I did it: Ingredients: 2 ripe Avocados, peeled and pitted juice of 1 Lime 1/4 Cup minced Red Onion 2 Tablespoons minced Cilantro 1 small clove Garlic, minced 1 teaspoon Kosher Salt or 1/2 teaspoon Table Salt 1/2 teaspoon Pepper 1 Tablespoon minced Jalapeño Directions: Halve the avocado and remove the pit. Serve immediately. Makes 3-4 servings (but it will go so fast you should double it!). ShareThis Leave a Reply
peanut sesame noodles The fact that today is a startling 78 degrees with low humidity and the sun is streaming in wide ribbons through every windowed wall is leaving me as torn as I have ever been between my simultaneous urges to Take Walk! Frolic Outside! Drinks Beers on a Terrace, Somewhere! And come home late tonight with my skin smelling like summer and my forehead re-freckled and fall into a deep sleep, my legs twitching like a puppy who dreams about catching frisbees… and, you know, bake some things for tomorrow’s Seder. Hrm, is it actually any question what will win? Nevertheless, I haven’t even told you about my Single Girl’s Dinner from Monday night. I had cold peanut sesame noodles for the first time when I was 13 and had recently decided to go vegetarian. Let’s see, if you were coming here for the first time, you’d learn that that I don’t want to do my work, I complain a lot to my husband and I’m lazy. Peanut Sesame NoodlesAdapted from Gourmet, June 2002
Recipe for Spicy Shrimp Sandwich with Chipotle Avocado Mayonnaise at Life I will be the first one to admit that I am not a huge sandwich person. Ryan loves them. He loves sub sandwiches, turkey sandwiches, roast beef sandwiches, meatloaf sandwiches, meatball sandwiches…I could go on and on. I on the other hand am not a huge fan. With that said, I will admit that after making and eating this sandwich I dreamed about it and craved it for the next few days. The spicy shrimp, the creamy chipotle avocado mayonnaise, the crunchy bread and crisp lettuce is enough to make anyone a sandwich fan. Avocados alone are pretty creamy so I was a little hesitant to mix them with mayonnaise but seriously, the result was like avocado heaven.
idaho sunrise (baked eggs and bacon in potato bowls) I probably should have poured a nice stiff drink recipe for you all on this loveliest of lovely tax days. Especially for my fellow small business owners who just gave half of their revenue back to the government. Good grief, I won’t even go there. Instead though, I thought I’d offer my idea of a more comforting alternative. Pasta. When life is good, and when life gets crazy, I turn to pasta. And just as it has for years, this one hit the spot. Read more This past Friday night was meant for celebrating. The weather was sit-out-on-the-deck-in-the-cool-evening-breeze perfection. And a very special birthday girl turned the big 3-0. Friends, meet Stacey. Read more TGIF, friends. Hope that you all have had a lovely week, and that a relaxing weekend lies ahead. Read more Ever since my friends and I met for a tapas happy hour at our neighborhood Spanish restaurant a few weeks ago, I’ve had sangria on my mind. Read more Read more I’ve always said that I like a good balance of cooking and baking in my life.
Chicken Tamale Pie Today’s lesson is on healing foods. You might be thinking of brightly colored veggies and lean proteins, and I can dig that . Most of the time. But today I’m thinking of creamy corn bread, spicy enchilada sauce, seasoned chicken, and melted cheese baked into a pie dish. A PIE DISH. I’ve had a rough go of it the last few days. The Pistachios. Let me tell you something about myself. So in an effort not to eat the whole bag of pistachios in between lunch and dinner, I’ve been spending my evenings making one bazillion types of pistachio baked goods. No pistachios were thrown at the kitchen wall. Just when I was about to throw in the towel on baking for the rest of my life, Bjork asked for this tamale pie. One last thing: Tamale Pie loves the camera. Like, whoa. Chicken Tamale Pie Author: Pinch of Yum, adapted from Cooking Light Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Serves: 8 ⅓ cup fat free milk ¼ cup egg substitute 1½ tablespoon taco seasoning, divided ¼ teaspoon ground red pepper Preheat oven to 400°.
vegetable dumplings In case I haven’t broadcasted this loudly enough in the 114 entries prior to today, I tend to get a little obsessive in the kitchen when trying to find “perfect” recipes. “Perfect” is always some approximation of an ideal that got etched in my tastebuds in some other time and place — there’s salted butter caramel (Paris), bretzel rolls (a Fresh Direct discovery), frisee with poached eggs (Balthazar, 2003) and one day soon, those truffles from La Maison du Chocolat, as my wee Valentine’s Day supply has rapidly diminished. I know better than to try to go back to such a place and expect the same experiences time after time, but it doesn’t mean I can’t have warming fits of nostalgia when I find a lost flavor on my dinner plate. Case in point today is the steamed vegetable dumplings from Ollie’s, a small chain of large Chinese restaurants up the west side of Manhattan. In the four years since, I’ve tried endless combinations of vegetables, tofu and seasonings and I just can’t get it right.
Tender Tasty Teriyaki Chicken Kebabs | Sortachef The temperature hit 70 the other day here at Chez Bullhog. That hasn’t happened since September, according to the weather guys, but I really wouldn’t know. When you live in a city where people put on sunglasses for light rain, you learn to optimize conditions; around here, one really nice weekend can instantly wipe out months of bleary weather. So – sunshine in Seattle, the University street fair in full swing, the smell of freshly mown grass, everybody out in shorts and flip-flops and flowers blooming all over the place. Here’s how to make succulent and always-tender chicken the way we just love it. Tender Tasty Teriyaki Chicken Kebabs Tender Teriyaki Chicken Kebabs on the grill Makes 6 good-sized skewers For the Teriyaki sauce: ¼ cup soy sauce ¼ cup white wine ¼ cup water 3 Tablespoons of brown sugar 1 teaspoon of white vinegar 2 teaspoons shaved fresh ginger (see note below) 2 cloves garlic, pressed or finely chopped For the kebabs: Teriyaki sauce for marinade ½ of a medium-sized yellow onion
Petite Lasagnas recipe slightly adapted from Hungry Girl (makes 12) 12 oz raw ground turkey ¼ tsp salt, divided ¼ tsp pepper 1 cup chopped onion ½ cup chopped mushrooms 14.5 oz can crushed tomatoes, or tomato sauce 2 cloves garlic, minced 3 tsp dried oregano, divided ½ tsp dried basil 1 ½ cups part skim ricotta cheese 24 small square wonton wrappers (the kind near the tofu in the refrigerated section of the produce dept) 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese Preheat oven to 375ºF. Add the crushed tomatoes and 2 tsp of oregano. In a large bowl, combine the ricotta, a pinch of salt and pepper, the remaining teaspoon of oregano, and the basil. Coat a 12-cup muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray. Using half of the ricotta mixture, divide it among the 12 muffin cups. Gently press another wonton wrapper on top of the mozzarella layer. Repeat the process by distributing the remaining ricotta, then the remaining tomato sauce, and finally the rest of the shredded mozzarella. Nutrition Info for 1 petite lasagna: