Food - Recipes : Naan bread SUSHI SUSHI SUSHI If you love to eat piles of sushi but hate the huge tab, here's how you can save lots of cash, have fun and entertain your dinner guests. Be like a cowboy, baby, and roll your own! RICE FIRST: You can find a million recipes for sushi rice, but here's the gist: short grain, pearl or calrose rice is my preference, cooked in whatever way you prefer (I use a rice cooker since I usually make a huge batch). You really only need one special tool, a bamboo sushi rolling mat. You can make sushi without using raw fish, but if you want to include some, you will need to find a fish market (or counter) that sells "sashimi grade" fish. I have made an entire vegetarian sushi feast using tofu, fruits and veggies, eggs and cheeses.
A Chicken in Every (Crock) Pot The phrase "a chicken in every pot" has been repeated throughout history, beginning with King Henry IV in France. The words promise good times, with enough to eat and time to relax and enjoy it. These days, most people cook their chicken in a crockpot. The crockpot is probably the best time saver in the kitchen today. You can throw in a few ingredients, turn it on, leave the house all day, and come home to a home filled with incredible scents and a complete hot dinner waiting for you. Combine your crock pot with chicken for fabulous meals. There are some tips for cooking chicken in your slow cooker. Bone-in and boneless chicken have different cooking requirements. Vegetables in these recipe should go into the bottom of the crockpot, with the meat on top because vegetables cook more slowly than meat. For hints and tips about using your crockpot to its fullest capacity, see Crockpot Lessons. A Chicken in Every (Crock) Pot
Homemade Gyoza Wrappers “Luck is like having a rice dumpling fly into your mouth.” — Japanese Proverb I’m a huge lover of all types of dumplings, especially Japanese gyoza. Living in Japan meant I was able to feed my inner gyoza monster on a regular basis. Now that we’re in the States, far away from my gyoza man, my options are much more limited. Homemade Gyoza WrappersAdapted from The Japanese Kitchen, by Hiroko Shimbo Makes 40 wrappers Sift two cups of all-purpose flour into a large bowl and stir in a 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Add about 1/2 a cup of boiling water, little by little, using chopsticks to stir, until you can form the mixture into a ball. Let the dough sit in the bowl, covered with a damp cloth, for 1 hour. On a floured work surface, knead the dough for about five minutes, or until it is smooth. Shape the dough into a long log, and cut the log crosswise into 40 slices. To maintain similar size in your pieces, cut the log into 4 equal pieces, and then cut each of those pieces in half, and so on.
Healthy First Birthday Cake Recipes - Sugar Free If you're looking for healthy first birthday cake recipes, then you've found the perfect place! These recipes are sugar free - yes, it IS possible to make a yummy cake for your baby without adding any table sugar at all! Your baby will probably have been introduced to most of the ingredients in these recipes by his first birthday - with the possible exception of eggs. If your baby has NOT been introduced to whole eggs, then you might like to think about giving them to him just prior to his birthday. If they do trigger any kind of reaction in your little one, at least you'll be aware of this beforehand. You may notice that some of our recipes for baked foods call for salt. Healthy First Birthday Cake Recipes - Sugar Free Applesauce and Banana Cake 8 oz (2 cups) whole wheat flour 1 tbsp wheat germ 1 heaped tsp baking soda 1 tsp cinnamon (optional) 6 medium, ripe bananas - mashed 8 fl oz (1 cup) sugar-free applesauce 2-4 fl oz (1/4 to 1/2 cup) soy milk Print Friendly Homemade Food Coloring
The 34 Simple Two-Ingredient Recipes | Crazy Food Posted by admin on May 22, 2013 in Recipes | 0 comments Cooking doesn’t get much easier than this. BTW, these are mostly desserts. I hope you’re OK with that. Top 10 Crazy Kitchen Tricks That Speed Up Your Cooking I would like to add that the wider the ring, the easier it seems to be. I had a titanium ring more than twice the width of the one shown in the video and it was easy as hell. My wedding ring (which is about the same size as the one in your linked video) still works, but takes more effort and can hurt if I don't leverage it JUST right. I would also like to echo the sentiments of not using your wedding ring (At least in view of your significant other). The one time I got caught doing it, my wife was PISSED. Yea, definitely the wider the ring the better. I usually just use another bottle of unopened beer.
Cannoli Holy Cannoli, these are awesome!! As a good Italian girl, I’ve been enjoying cannoli for a long time, but I had yet to learn how they were actually made, until this holiday season. Sure you could buy the shells and fill them with a homemade filling, but I’m talking honest-to-goodness homemade, from start to finish. Enter my Chief Culinary Consultant’s Nana. I had been hearing about her cannoli since I met my Chief Culinary Consultant, but never had the opportunity to try one until now. Not only did I get to eat them, but I got to watch them be made and enjoyed every minute of it! For those that are not familiar, cannoli are a traditional Sicilian pastry that is made by rolling out a circle of dough and wrapping it around a metal cylinder or “form” and then deep frying. I expanded on the recipe when I wrote it out below to provide some additional details, but wanted to share a photo of the original recipe. 6.
Herb Substitution Chart Herb Substitution Chart You may find yourself in a situation where you are out of a specified herb in a recipe or perhaps you just don't care for that specific herb. This chart will help you choose substitutions or alternatives that should work with your recipe. • See also: Spice Substitution Chart A to Z Recipes and Food | Articles by Topic Jupiter layer cake Cakecrumbs, creator of the amazing Earth Cake, has topped that marvel with a Jupiter layer cake whose layers reveal the theoretical makeup of the gas giant. Its multiple layers represent "a core comprised mostly of rock and ice... surrounded by a layer liquid metallic hydrogen, and the outer layer is composed of molecular hydrogen." I detailed the atmosphere of Jupiter by covering the cake with ivory marshmallow fondant, then dry brushing a combination of ivory, brown and maroon edible ink. Jupiter Structural Layer Cake (via JWZ)
These Three Kitchen Shortcuts Will Change the Way You Cook Healthy eating starts at home, but most people don’t have the ability or energy to spend hours in the kitchen every day. Between work, school, family, and other responsibilities, time is of the essence. These are my favorite tips for home cooks, as they help to minimize both mess and time in the kitchen. My cooking students always tell me how, since learning to do weekend planning and prep, their weeknight dinners are so much easier. 1. My most important kitchen shortcut is batch cooking on the weekend, which sets you up for success during the week. For example, make a huge pot of beans on Sunday. Beans and riceSoup with beansSalad with beansBean spread/dip You can do the same thing by whipping up a triple batch of grains, such as brown rice or quinoa, over the weekend. While you’re batch cooking your single ingredient, cut up whatever raw veggies you have in your fridge. (RELATED: A Top Chef’s Healthy Cooking Tips That Every Home Cook Needs to Know) 2. 3.
Prosciutto-Wrapped Melon Recipe We admit, this is not really a recipe, but prosciutto-wrapped melon chunks are easy to make, really pretty and everyone loves them, so we thought they were an appetizer worth mentioning. For presentation, we like to top each piece with a seedless grape and skewer them with a pick. A drizzle of balsamic vinegar and a bit of freshly ground pepper add a little extra pizzazz just before serving. 1/2 lb prosciutto, very thinly sliced1/4 of a medium cantaloupe1/4 of a medium honeydew melon2 to 3 dozen seedless grapesBalsamic vinegarCracked black pepper Preparation:Cut the cantaloupe and honeydew melon into 1-inch cubes. Wrap a piece of prosciutto tightly around each chunk of melon, top with a grape, skewer with a pick and arrange on a serving platter. If desired, just before serving, drizzle a tiny (no more than a drop) amount of balsamic vinegar over each piece along with a little coarsely ground black pepper. Makes 8 servings Tip: Use an eye dropper to drizzle the vinegar.
Healthy Baby 1st Birthday Cake Recipes Oh the horrors of finding a first birthday cake for our little pookey-pooh. The first birthday cake was a biggie. There are so many options. So many opinions. People who believe depriving a baby of devilishly chocolate, sugary cake is tantamount to child abuse; people who believe giving baby any sugar, ever, is tantamount to child abuse. For BabyG's party, we made, cough, cough, cough, i mean our friend Heather slaved in our kitchen all morning to produce-- several "cakes" in jumbo muffin tins, for the babys and toddlers present to have their own private cakes to destroy. We did have a hard time finding first birthday cake recipes for BabyG's party, to begin with, though. By all means, no matter when you read this, if you have a green cake suggestion post it in the comments and I'll likely add it to the list. The ever evasive word 'green' means: less sugar than normal cakes and/or healthy ingredients...but thanks to Fiddler, it also means cool, gardenish presentation. mmmm mmmm mmmm