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Showing posts with label recipes. Show all posts
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Friday, April 6, 2018

Foodie Friday : CHICKEN RECIPES – The Best of

Award-winning TV chef, Lidia Bastianich, says that “chicken” is the most searched for food term. There is no reason to think that fact needs to be checked out. Lots of people love chicken! Fried, stewed, baked, barbecued, grilled! There has got to be a million plus ways to prepare this delightful bird and make it taste like it's the first time you've ever eaten it! Agree?

 

When people say “best of”, it's almost always purely subjective. However, for several years I have been collecting what, in my opinion is the “best” chicken recipes from wherever they can be found and as of today my Pinterest board boasts close to 600 recipes.

Here is a quick list of just a few of the best chicken dishes ever.

Jamaican Brown Stew Chicken

Yeah mon!! :)


Mango makes everything taste good!
 




Who doesn't like Greek or Thai food? (O.o) (???)
 


Honey Jalapeno Chicken Tenders

Finger food in its finest hour!
 


* soy sauce, red wine vinegar, brown sugar, garlic, olive oil.

Just listing the seasonings makes my mouth water.
 

Chicken Rice Casserole Sunday Supper

The mighty one pot dish!
 


* use a pre-cooked rotisserie chicken.

Said the magic word. Easy!!
 

Lemon Chicken Rice Soup

Best Chicken Detox Soup

Don't resist chicken soup! It's good for the soul! :)

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What's your favorite part of the chicken? (Breasts or dark meat?)

  • I like chicken thighs.

Do you also like chicken livers, gizzards, and hearts?

  • If you tenderize them you can cook them in a stew with carrots, potatoes and green cabbage. It's a poor man's meal but very filling.

Do you have favorite way you like to eat chicken?
 



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Friday, March 30, 2018

Foodie Friday : Raw Coconut Fig Slice (Reblog)

It's another #FoodieFriday. Even though it's late in the day, this post will be published before midnight. If not, I might turn into fig! (Just kidding!) 


Want to know my other #FoodieFriday posts? 

For this #FoodieFriday, the keyword is "fig".  (It was going to be "gumbo' but ... found this post about fig and went off in a completely different direction! :)  )  Before getting started, let me share this healthy tip.

TIP:  Need a pre-workout snack? Try figs! They are filled with calcium, magnesium and potassium.  (Source)

OK!  My first fig share is an awesome post found in a Google Plus Blogging community.




I don't know if the fig was really the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden. As far as I'm concerned it's a fruit that was heaven sent!

Here is a little bit about the fig. It's an excerpt from my article published at Wizzley.com


FIG TREES

Genus Ficus
The fig plant can be either a low-lying shrub or a tall tree.  They grow wild; or domesticated in the Mediterranean region and in California.  In Israel, the fig trees usually sprout buds in late spring; by the month of June (early summer) the tree is full of leaves; and in just a few more weeks, the figs are ready for picking.

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An additional fact.  In the Bible, the fig has two symbolic meanings.  Hope (if the fig tree fruitful): Desolation (if the fig tree is barren).



Here are more shares.  Enjoy!

The humble Fig.

The humble Fig.

The Fig...You can get it dried almost anywhere in the world and fresh and luscious from September through to autumn. There is nought like the taste of a fresh fig and dried they are different but sweet, with a chewy flesh and crunchy edible seeds.The fig tree has no blossoms on their branches ...The blossoms are inside the fig.



Lemon fig & walnut cake (talesofakitchen.com)





Dalmatia Spread Fig, 8.5 oz

Bring Me Some Figgy Fig Recipes. (shewearsmanyhats.com)




Fig Jam with Vanilla and Black Pepper - Jenni Field's Pastry Chef Online

Fig Jam with Vanilla and Black Pepper - Jenni Field's Pastry Chef Online


Cracked Wheat Fig Halwa (affronplatter.blogspot.ca)

Cracked Wheat Fig Halwa

15 Sweet and Calcium-Rich Recipes With Figs

15 Sweet and Calcium-Rich Recipes With Figs
Spiced fig, coffee & hazelnut cake

Spiced fig, coffee & hazelnut cake
Last share!
Delicious Savory Melon and Fig Salad


Delicious Savory Melon and Fig Salad

Monday, March 19, 2018

Oven-Baked Summer Squash Fries (Should Be in Your Winter Recipes)

A summer squash has a strong resemblance, in flavor and texture, to a zucchini. You can, in fact, substitute zucchini in this recipe, but it will probably bake a bit more quickly.


Not sure what the weather is like where you are.  In my city (Austin, TX USA), it's confusingly balmy and breezy, occasionally rainy, comfortably warm with no need for a sweater, and sometimes chilly.  It's climatically perfect! ☺ 

My friends elsewhere around the USA and the world are still complaining that Old Man Winter has overstayed his welcome and refuses to leave!  This recipe is fabulous no matter what the season of the year is or what kind of weather you're experiencing.  Enjoy!



Ingredients:


1 medium summer squash
2 eggs
1 ½ cups breadcrumbs (try panko breadcrumbs for a crunchier texture)
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon mustard powder
Salt and pepper
Olive oil


How to Make It:


Preheat oven to 400 F. Grease a large baking sheet with olive oil and set aside.


Cut your summer squash into wedges. Remove the seeds if they are quite large and set wedges aside.


Whisk the eggs in a dish and set aside.


In another dish, combine the breadcrumbs, paprika, mustard powder and salt and pepper.


Start by dipping the wedges, one by one, into the egg mixture and then the breadcrumb mixture. Place each wedge on the greased baking sheet. Continue until all the wedges are done.


You can bake the wedges as is for about 30-40 (until soft inside and golden brown on the outside) as is, but if you want a more golden texture, drizzle or spray some olive oil on top of the wedges. Flip halfway through baking.


Serve with ranch or another favorite dip.



There are many versions of oven-fried squash recipes?  Find more.



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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

National Potato Chip Day

Foodimentary is a website that publishes information about National Food Holidays. In an article by John-Bryan Hopkins, he shares an interesting fact about one of my favorite snack foods.

  • Did you know that the potato chip was invented by a man named George Crum who was annoyed that a customer had complained that his french fries were too thick?



Perhaps many will say that it's not a healthy snack but I will confess that potato chips are one of my guilty pleasures and every now and then I indulge myself. Hey! Life is short!

To celebrate this particular food holiday I found some short posts written by fellow bloggers at a social blogging community where I also publish content. One of the shares is about "a salty finger food enjoyed in India" eaten pretty much the same way we enjoy potato chips.  

Have fun!











If You're Going to Indulge in a Guilty Pleasure?

Might as well go gourmet!





Natural Nectar Oolala Potato Chips, Black Truffle and Olive Oil, 5 Ounce



Lay's Kettle Cooked 40% Less Fat Jalapeño Cheddar Flavored Potato Chips, 1.375 Ounce (Pack of 64)



Late July Organic Sweet Potato Snack Chips, 5.5 oz



Sanders Dark Chocolate Potato Chips 16oz Container

Friday, March 2, 2018

Let's Bake & Cook : Mango Fried Rice (Reblog)

Have a friend who is very active in several online communities and made a mental note to publish a blog post sharing many of her wonderful recipes that she publishes all over the Internet. Her collection is impressive. Maybe one day she will publish a cookbook! This is my Shout Out to Peach Purple, fellow blogger and freelance writer. Mango is my favorite fruit and I love fried rice!  Never thought to put them together.  :)

Let's Bake & Cook : Mango Fried Rice



You can also view her recipes at HUBPages.  Here is one you may find intriguing.  Did you know you can make a cake in a rice cooker?






Peach Purple has four food blogs published via the BlogJob blogging community.  Here are samples from each one.  The name of the blog is in parentheses.






LiteracyBase is where she has been sharing her tasty recipes lately and I'm loving it!  You'll love them too!  :)


 

Chicken Gumbo Recipe


Chicken Gumbo Recipe - LiteracyBase

Have you heard of Chicken Gumbo? I didn't know that this chicken recipe is a well known dish in USA since the 18th century. One of my Facefriend had recommended me to try out her Chicken Gumbo recipe which she had uploaded online. I found it a very exceptional exquisite recipe, all-in-1 chicken stew that ...


Mustard Green Soup with Meat Balls


Mustard Green Soup with Meat Balls - LiteracyBase

If you had ever tasted Cai Xin soup, you should get acquainted with his green leafy vegetable today because you are going to love it as much as I do! What is Cai Xin Mustard Greens is fondly known as "Cai Xin" among the Chinese community.


Best Chicken Rice: Hainanese Chicken Rice


Best Chicken Rice: Hainanese Chicken Rice - LiteracyBase

Chicken Rice which is locally known as "Ji Fan " or "Sau Ji Fan" is a very popular main course meal that consist of roast chicken with steamed chicken rice and slices of cucumbers. There are 2 types of Chicken Rice sold in the restaurant; mainly: - Roast chicken -Hainanese chicken ( white ...


Homemade Prawn Dumpling Soup


Homemade Prawn Dumpling Soup - LiteracyBase

I started to fall in love with dumplings since my childhood days. Mom used to homemade dumplings which were large, fulled of generous fillings and super delicious soup. She always added generous heaps of mixed minced pork and 2 large tiger prawns for the dumpling fillings.


Chinese Soup: Tofu with Kelp Soup


Chinese Soup: Tofu with Kelp Soup - LiteracyBase

When I was young, mom used to make delicious Chinese soup for every day meal which is clear, not thick or brothy at all. Most of her Chinese soup was light, clear and comforting that soothes anyone who was losing appetite or sick over mild illness ( fever, cough, diarrhea, etc).


Rice Vermicelli Noodle Soup


Rice Vermicelli Noodle Soup - LiteracyBase

I simply LOVE my mother's Rice Vermicelli Noodle Soup, compare to my mother-in-law's version. The soup itself is tasty , even though she had used Knorr Chicken Cube Stock and the additional fried chicken fillets, crab sticks, scrambled eggs and cooked white cabbages were just FANTASTIC !



Foodie Friday : Improve Boxed Mac-n-Cheese. Is that possible?

Anybody who loves their macaroni and cheese would rather be thrown into a cage with starving lions than eat that boxed mac-n-cheese!! UUUGGG!!! YUK!!!


OK. Being tossed into a cage with starving lions is a bit of an exaggeration. But how many of you have ever had a choice between making your own macaroni and cheese or using the mac-n-cheese in a box and said: “Oh yes! Gimme that box stuff! I love it!”




Saw a headline (below) about “hacking your mac”.


Well since it was in the food section, figured it wasn't about a Mac computer, so it had to be about macaroni!  13 ways to make boxed macaroni and cheese taste even better? Well!  Everybody has their own tastes, don't they?  In my humble opinion, speaking as a non-chef or non-official food person in any way, a newbie learning to cook might want to test these ways using the box.  If the end results pass muster, they can adapt some of these ideas and add a twist to a real tried and true homemade recipe.


My tried and true homemade recipe?


Prepare 1 lb of elbow macaroni, cooked according to package directions


Pour drained macaroni into a casserole dish. While the pasta is still hot, mix in the following ingredients in this order.

  • 1 lb of shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 can of evaporated milk


Once all ingredients are thoroughly combined, sprinkle more shredded cheddar cheese on top. (As much as you want.)


Bake in a preheated oven to 350 degrees F., for about 30 minutes.


This is how my late mother taught me and was really surprised when watching TV chef Paula Deen's cooking show one day and noticed that she prepared hers the same way. (I varied my mom's recipe a little by adding in chopped onions and bell peppers.)




Other Mac-n-Cheese Variations





Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Cute Food Puns From My Healthy Dessert ~ Happy Valentine's Day!

My Healthy Dessert is one of my favorite food bloggers and I'm using this Valentine's Day to show her some love. These adorable creations are just too cute not to reshare. I'm sure you will agree.

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