Hummus Are you ready for Fall? I know I am. In fact, I have been ready for a while now. This week's recipe is hummus. I can eat hummus almost every day, it's healthy and it's the perfect thing to do ahead of time and eat when you are in a rush so I always keep some in my fridge. Ingredients: 2 cups cooked chickpeas (or 1 15.5oz canned drained) 1/2 cup tahini 1/4 cup olive oil, plus more for garnish 2 garlic clove the juice of 1 lemon 1/4 water (from boiled chickpeas) salt to taste paprika Drain the chickpeas and place them in a medium saucepan, add water to cover them and boil the chickpeas for 5 minutes. Happy Weekend! Mac and Cheese Cups - Cupcakes and Cashmere - StumbleUpon Share this image Share It Pin It When I first graduated from college, and was living in a dreary little apartment, mac and cheese was one of my few specialties.
Watermelon Lime Sorbet Slices A sweet and tangy watermelon lime sorbet is a great way to cool off in the summer. As a bonus, this recipe is frozen back in the watermelon rind and cut off into slices. It’s hot. When your simple syrup is cool and watermelon chunked, blend them together in a food processor or blender until smooth. Cool the liquid completely in the refrigerator for a few hours. This then goes into the freezer. There’s nothing like a slice of watermelon on a warm summer day, especially when your slice happens to be sorbet. Truly, nothing. A few tips if you want to make slices: Use a small, personal size watermelon.Freeze only long enough for the sorbet to set, or if you freeze longer, give it a good amount of time on the counter to soften up.Dip your knife (I used a large chef’s knife) in warm water in between each cut, and try to cut 2″-3″-thick slices off the watermelon. How are you staying cool in the midst of this heat wave? Copyright © Food for My Family.
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:
Chocolate Cake In 5 Minutes! | Dizzy Dee So, Someone gave me a link to This Yesterday, and after reading the comments I decided to try this, but with modifications. I mixed together THROUGHLY: 1/2 tsp. Baking Soda 3 1/2 Tbsp. Flour 2 Tbsp. Cocoa Powder 4 Tbsp. and in a separate bowl, mixed 1 Egg white and half of the yolk. I added the wet ingredients to the dry, and stirred it up until all of it was moistened(no major clumps of dry ingredients-some small though. which is fine, because it bakes out.)According to the comments, over-mixing it will make a tough and rubbery cake. Looking online, I found a Chocolate Sauce Recipe, and I 1/4th’d it. 1/4 Cup Sugar(I used normal, white granulated sugar) 1/2 Tbsp. I mixed the dry ingredients VERY THROUGHLY first, then added the wet. I believe while the cake is nuking you could easily make the sauce in time, assuming you put the ingredients in the saucepan first. It was JUST THE RIGHT AMOUNT of sauce for this cake!
Grilled Passion Fruit Pork Satays with Passion Fruit Tzatziki Ingredients Grilled Passion Fruit Pork Satays 1 3-4 lb boneless pork shoulder, trimmed and cut into 1 inch cubes 2 passion fruits 1 shallot, minced ¼ cup coconut milk 1 tablespoon black pepper ¼ cup basil, finely chopped, stems reserved for Passion Fruit Basil Syrup recipe Passion Fruit Tzatziki 1 cup cream cheese ¼ cup milk ½ lemon, juiced ½ cup basil, finely chopped salt and pepper Directions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 1. 2. See more: Grill, Dinner, Eggs/Dairy, Main, North American, Summer
Hot Chocolate (5 Variations) Recipe Who doesn’t like Hot Chocolate? There is nothing quite like sitting in front of a fire or heater with the “perfect” Hot Chocolate on a cold day… But like everything chocolate – it depends on your own taste buds as to what you consider “perfect” to be. So today I’m giving you five variants on this old favorite in the hope you will find one to suit your taste buds. Let’s start with the basics with a very simple hot chocolate recipe. 1. Ingredients (serves 4) 1L (4 cups) milk 80g good-quality dark chocolate, finely chopped Marshmallows Method Place the milk in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat and bring to a simmer then reduce to a low-heat. 2. Of course the “traditional” is not always for everyone… 1L (4 cups) milk 160g good-quality white chocolate, finely chopped Whipped cream Place the milk in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat and bring to a simmer then reduce to a low-heat. 3. 1L (4 cups) milk 100g chilli dark chocolate, finely chopped Whipped cream Chilli Powder 4. 5. Information
Quinoa nutrition facts One of the latest superfoods to be touted by celebrity trainers and the like is quinoa. What makes "keen-wah" so nutritious? We’ve got the scoop on quinoa nutrition facts. Most people who have heard of quinoa think it’s a grain, and judging by how it’s pronounced, some assume it’s from the Orient. But technically, quinoa is a seed, not a grain and it’s grown high in the Andes Mountains of South America. Quinoa plants have been cultivated at altitudes of well over 10,000 feet and have been considered a superfood for at least a few millennia — in fact, the Incas cherished it as a superfood of their own. Here in the U.S., quinoa has been discovered as a nutritious asset and enjoyed culinary popularity within only the last few years. Eat one cup of quinoa (a single serving size), and you’ll consume: Vegetarians would do well to incorporate quinoa into their diet often. Those with gluten sensitivities or wheat allergies can rejoice in eating quinoa as it contains no gluten or wheat.
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
Italian Food Forever - Italian Recipes! Mushroom Grilled Cheese Sandwich (aka The Mushroom Melt) Mushrooms are one of my absolute favourite foods and it was long past time that I gave them the grilled cheese treatment! My mild obsession with grilled cheese sandwiches has had me dreaming about a mushroom grilled cheese for a long time and it was finally time to realize it. I wanted to keep things relatively simple without compromising in flavour so I stared out by sauteing some onions and mushrooms slowly until they turned golden brown and caramelized bringing out all of their tastiness. Next I deglazed the pan with a splash of white wine to make sure that none of the flavour that had built up in those brown bits that stick to the bottom of the pan went to waste. If you are a fan of truffles then this is where you can indulge a bit and add some truffle oil to the mushrooms to make this sandwich even more decadent! The net result was one of the messiest grilled cheese sandwiches that I have ever made but it was also so unbelievably good! Servings: makes 2 sandwiches Printable Recipe
Pizza Braid | Busy Mommy: An Iowa Mom Blog - StumbleUpon A pizza braid is very kid-friendly, easy on the wallet and extremely simple to make. My aunt and cousin first introduced me to them and I’ve been hooked ever since. The possibilities are endless of the varieties you could make (check out the Apple Dessert Braid!) As I said, this is extremely basic. The dough takes a few hours to rise, so I take it out in the morning and place a towel over it. Yes, yes the dough in that photo has not risen fully. Then you spread out the sauce, lay the meats down, followed by the cheese. Then with a pizza cutter, start cutting about 1 inch thick strips down the whole rectangle. Follow the pictures above. A few minutes before it’s done I brush with olive oil and sprinkle with oregano. There are so many versions you can make of the pizza braid: Philly cheesesteak, spinach and mushroom, Parmesan chicken- almost anything!
Garlic Rosemary Bread The smell of homemade bread, dear goodness, there’s almost nothing better. Except maybe the smell of butter baking, maaayyyybe that’s better. Try adding flavors, like rosemary and garlic. Oh shoot, that’s some good stuff! After making fresh bread, you feel lame ever buying it again. Makes 2 loaves, or 4 smaller loaves perfect for a honkin sandwich. 1 packet active yeast (not instant) 1 1/2 cups warm water 1 tbsp salt 1 tbsp dried rosemary 1 tbsp minced garlic 1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour 2 cups all purpose flour cornmeal Mix the yeast, water and salt in a large bowl. Divide the dough into 4 portions (or 2, depending on what size you want them) are shape into a ball. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Put the bread in the oven and pour 1 cup of water in the dish on the bottom of the oven and close the oven door immediatly. Bake for 30 minutes, until the bread is golden brown and sounds hollow when you tap on it. Serve immediatly with some olive oil and balsamic for dipping. Or use it for a sandwich!