This is so full of flavor, easy and quick. Using canned, frozen, dried spices, and leftover foods. Great for pot luck. My aim with this dish besides being tasty and easy was to keep it low in fat and sodium. You can add salt to taste I leave it out with the canned foods having enough sodium for my family. If you're not worried about fat add a layer of shredded jack cheese last 5 minutes just to melt. Any leftover meat can be used.
I love Bloody Marys but the juices are so high in sodium. I've made this with fresh tomatoes (you don't have to) and using lovage lowers blood pressure and makes a great salt substitute. Worcestershire sauce is good in these but high sodium so go to taste. Lovage has celery flavors.
For Ray I added Shrimp Vegetarians omit it!
This dipping sauce is made from Chili, Garlic, and Fish sauce, which is the base of this sauce. May smell not so good BUT darn it sure is tasty!!!
Do mix and match the optional ingredients to your tastes.
Dukkah is an Egyptian specialty that is not strictly speaking a spice blend, but rather a blend of roasted nuts seasoned with spices. It is typically used as a dip with bread or fresh vegetables, and eaten as an Hors D'Oeuvre. It can also be used as a side dish to the main course of a meal.
Dukkah makes a crunchy coating for chicken or fish when put on before pan-frying. You can use macadamia & almonds or hazelnuts & or almonds.
Fennel also known as Anise because of it 's taste. Like celery, it is filling and yet very low in calories, so that it provides an excellent snack food for those watching their weight. Baking brings out a nice sweetness.
This hearty stew that originated in areas of South and East Africa. Potatoes, both sweet and white, as well as cauliflower, calcium-rich greens, raisins, and spices make a savory and nourishing meal to warm us on cold winter nights. Serve topped
with rice, couscous, or quinoa.
Baumkuchen has earned its reputation as the "King of Cakes."
This labor-intensive German cake gets it name, which translates literally as Tree Cake, from the many thin rings that form as layer upon layer of cake is baked.
200 years German bakers have been producing this treat. The cake is sliced showing each layer is divided from the next by a golden line, resembling the rings on a crosscut tree. Christmas holiday treat.
This fun drink is a twist on the Van Gogh's recipe that is on zaar. Because its level of alcohol absinthe shouldn't be drunk straight.
Absinthe's popularity grew steadily until the 1840s, when absinthe was given to French troops as a fever preventative. When the troops returned home, they brought their taste for absinthe with them, and it became popular at bars and bistros.
Bring the Swiss Alps to you!I just posted this recipe on honor of the Gruyere Gurlz climb to the Alps.
At least in a glass.
After climbing the Alps I wanted to bring back the memories.
So I tossed this drink together.
In the 1860s, absinthe had become so popular that in most of Fraces cafés and cabarets 5 p.m. signalled l’heure verte ('the green hour'). Still, it remained expensive and was favored mainly by the bourgeoisie and eccentric Bohemian artists. By the 1880s, however, the price had dropped significantly, the market expanded, and absinthe soon became the drink of France; by 1910 the French were consuming 36 million litres of absinthe per year.