pad thai recipe Recipe: pim’s pad thai Did you have as lovely a weekend as I did? I hope so! Even if you don’t celebrate the Fourth of July (let’s say, because you are British) I hope the weekend treated you well. even the yard had red (paintbrush), white (yarrow), and blue (blue flax) We hiked in the mountains, got a little work done, ran a few errands, ate some great food, and saw brilliant, spectacular, thrilling fireworks! boom! You can see more of the fireworks photographs on my photo blog. So I am finally posting about a recipe that took me years to tackle. rice noodles soaking in water salted turnip If I don’t have a knock-em-out recipe, then I feel like I’m wasting time making something I won’t be satisfied with. brown sugar, chili powder, tamarind concentrate, fish sauce the sauce and eggs It took me over two years to finally attempt Pim’s recipe even though I knew it was the winner just from reading it, just from the conviction in her writing. sautéing the chicken It was fan-freaking-tastic.
A Doctor's Kitchen by Deborah Chud, MD | Grilled Shrimp with Smoky Barbecue Rub Healthy Shrimp recipe, Healthy Spice Rub, Healthy Tex-Mex recipe, Protein, Seafood recipe, Shellfish recipe STRATEGY SESSION: By featuring shrimp in this recipe, I automatically keep total fat, saturated fat, and calories low. Because, in my opinion, the flavor of olive oil would not be compatible with this dish, I use macadamia nut oil, the healthiest of all neutral culinary oils. The holidays exhaust me. The weather in New England becomes a challenge and everything bogs down. The stores are crowded, the lines long; everyone seems grouchy. As I slog through the weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, I notice that an increasing number of self-conversations begin “When this is over…” or “After the first of the year…”. At such times, I rely on recipes that require no thought and little effort. I get two kinds of satisfaction from this practice. Serving Suggestions: Without a doubt, my favorite accompaniment is black beans in almost any form.
Garlic-Lime Chicken « random anderson I’m flirting with going vegetarian. I’m reading up on different kinds of grains, beans and legumes. I dream about finding joy in bowls full of greens. I constantly (weekly) ask my husband if he thinks he could go meat-free (the answers are always inconclusive -or- NO). But for now, I’ll try and focus on eating healthier meats. Like chicken. If you’re anything like me, you eat a TON of chicken. I think chicken is the healthiest lean protein to eat (aside from fish – but I’m not in Seattle here) and one of the cheapest to get all natural, free range, or organic. This is where I run into problems. Here’s one that’s great. Garlic-Lime Chicken Adapted from All Recipes 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1/8 teaspoon paprika 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/8 teaspoon onion powder 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme 1/4 teaspoon dried parsley 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves 1. Like this: Like Loading...
BEST-EVER Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies Readers, whatever you're doing, stop. Right now. Make these cookies NOW. I promise you won't be sorry. Well, you might be because it'll be near impossible to not eat the entire batch of these incredible cookies. I know (well, I've heard) there are people out there who like crispy cookies. I already had a really great chocolate chip cookie recipe, but I wanted to give these a shot. Best-Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies Ingredients: 3/4 c. unsalted butter, softened 3/4 c. brown sugar 1/4 c. granulated sugar 1 egg 2 tsp. vanilla extract 2 c. all purpose flour 2 tsp. cornstarch 1 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. salt 1 c. bittersweet chocolate chips Directions: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. three years ago: Greek-style turkey burgers with lemon-mint tzatziki
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:
My FAVORITE Chocolate Chip Cookie I have experimented with countless recipes searching for that perfect chocolate chip cookie. The characteristics of the perfect cookie are a very personal matter, and here are my preferences: texture: chewy w. medium thickness --- everyone has their preference, and this is mine! chocolate to cookie ratio: 50/50 --- I really enjoy having a lot of chocolate in every bite chips vs. chunks: chunks --- I like sizeable pieces of chocolate in my cookie. type of chocolate: bittersweet --- I like using Valrhona 61% extra bitter nuts or other add-ins: NONE!! With the above criteria in mind, this recipe is the closest I've come to experiencing CCC perfection. - Don't substitute the pastry and bread flours w. - Hand chopped chocolate chunks, NOT premade chips - I will purchase a hunk of the best bittersweet chocolate that I can afford and hand cut them into chunks. - Chill the cookie dough at least 24 hours (I let my dough sit anywhere from 2-3 days) before baking.
Kung Pao Chicken Recipe Here’s the recipe you all might have been waiting for – the legendary Kung Pao Chicken! I have wanted to make this for the longest time but have just finally got around to doing so now. Kung Pao chicken first originated in central-western China and has become very popular in the United States. This is the westernized version of kung pao chicken consisting of wok fried chicken pieces, roasted peanuts, scallions and a spicy sauce. For those of you that have been waiting for a Chinese chicken recipe that doesn’t use a deep fryer – this is it. Even though you can deep fry the chicken pieces this time we are frying the chicken in the wok. Ingredients:1lb boneless-skinless chicken breasts (cut into 1” pieces) 1 tablespoon cornstarch 2 teaspoons sesame oil 3 tablespoons green onions (chopped) 3 garlic cloves (minced) ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes ½ teaspoon powdered ginger 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar 2 tablespoons soy sauce 2 teaspoons sugar 1/3 cup dry roasted peanuts
Braided Spaghetti Bread & The official blog of Americas favorite frozen dough We are carb lovers at our house, so when I saw the Braided Spaghetti Bread recipe in the Rhodes Home Baked Family Favorites with frozen dough cookbook I knew we would love it. This is a really simple recipe; it just takes a little planning for thawing the dough. It will take 2-3 hours for the bread loaf to thaw to room temperature or 1-2 hours for the rolls to thaw to room temperature. You will need: 1 Loaf Rhodes Bread Dough or 12 Rhodes Dinner Rolls, thawed to room temperature6 oz spaghetti, cooked 1 cup thick spaghetti sauce 8 oz mozzarella cheese, cut into 1/2 –inch cubes 1 egg white Parmesan cheese Parsley flakes Spray counter lightly with non-stick cooking spray (or use parchment paper). Roll loaf or combined dinner rolls into a 12x16-inch rectangle. Cook spaghetti according to package instructions. Remove wrap from dough. Make cuts 1 ½-inches apart on long sides of dough to within ½-inch of filling. Begin braid by folding top and bottom strips toward filling. This was fantastic!
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. 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 Cooking Instructions: Step 1: Combine flour, salt, and pepper.
Garlicky Baked Fries I’m never going to make garlic potato fries any other way. These garlic fries, win hands down as the best garlic french fries I’ve ever made. Plus they are baked – so I won’t feel too guilty if I make it every time I’m craving for some potato comfort. When I read that there is garlic infused oil involved, my heart skipped a beat (in a good way, not the way oil would otherwise treat your heart). crispy golden baked fries These garlic fries are incredibly simple to make and are so full of flavour. crunchy potato skin Garlic Fries Adapted from: Lottie + Doof Ingredients: 8 garlic cloves, minced or grated 6 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 3 russet potatoes (about 8oz each), each cut into 12 wedges 3 tbsp cornstarch/cornflour 1 1/2 tsp coarse sea salt 1 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper ½ tsp garlic powder 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper Tools:Microplane to grating the garlic warm and soft interior Tagged as: garlic, garlic baked fries, savory bakes, sides