Still need to obtain the dried juniper berries to make these pork chops. Looks like a great dish. Recipe comes from tigersandstrawberries.com where Barabra Fisher paired them with Recipe #292143, Recipe #291999, and some sauteed broccoli rabe.
This came from "The Steamy Kitchen", a site bursting with gorgeous food pics that have me drooling over top my keyboard. This is modern Asian cuisine at its best. I've posted this for ZWT4. It is a gluten free recipe. I can't wait to try it out on my friend who is crazy for all the Asian lettuce cups served in many restaurants these days.
Credit goes to www.tigersandstrawberries.com, named in honor of the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' movie. Its flavors are drawn from Mexico: chocolate, vanilla, cinnamon, coffee, and chipotle pepper. The recipe creator claims these brownies are sexy hot and sure to make your reputation. She takes them over the top by sprinkling edible gold leaf on top. I'm definitely intrigued but waiting for a more adventurous moment to try these.
I once had a friend in town whose husband is from Tanzania. This is one of the sides that was served with some coconut fish one evening I was over for dinner. Poor little me had only had boiled cabbage growing up. I couldn't get enough of this! Now that I am more knowledgeable, I know this is just a variation on braising cabbage. Bakari told me it is very important to slice the cabbage thin. I can't remember if his had garlic in it but I usually add it.
My friend got this recipe off of Epicurious where it is touted as Tori Amos' favorite recipe. It is certainly popular with our husbands. It has a spicy sweetness to it. We live in too small of a town to find banana leaves so it is parchment paper for us. Coconut rice.makes a nice accompaniment.
These waffles are surely a special breakfast birthday treat...but made healthful enough to ensure you'll be around for the next! Whole wheat flour adds nutrition and fiber while the all purpose flour keeps the waffles from tasting like tree branches. Beaten egg whites make them light. Strawberry preserves thicken and sweeten this summer berry sauce without adding refined sugars. And the whipped cream....well, they ARE birthday waffles. A dollop will do you, though. You say it is not your birthday? According to the Mad Hatter, there are 364 unbirthdays. Sing a "Very Merry Unbirthday" to yourself and make these anyway.
This came in a recent Momsense magazine. Since blueberry season just started here in Virginia, it was the perfect find for me today. It makes wonderfully tasty and healthy pops...eight 5-ounce pops to be exact. Another win in the battle to get rid of HFCS in this house.
We try to always have a lighter casserole at our mothers group breakfast meetings. I mean, who doesn't need to watch the calories after having a baby? This recipe doesn't cut out the flavor though. Plus, the list of ingredients make me think I am having breakfast at some trendy cafe. My friend got this out of Cooking light. Overnight instructions included so all you have to do is pop it in the oven in the morning when you need it.
Fast meal. Divine taste. This recipe is from Giada's Everyday Italian on Food Network. My husband loves salmon and thought this was perfect. The kitchen smelled wonderful while it was cooking. Worthy of company or to treat yourself with little effort. I did substitute dill for the rosemary. I served it with gruyere potato gratin and sugar snap peas.
This is the American Chop Suey that I was served growing up. Mom says it was one of her old Girl Scout recipes. Maybe I've become too much of a gourmet because if you ask me...about the only time I would think this was fabulous now is if I was camping, worked up a terrible appetite, and had this cooked over a fire in a cast iron skillet. Still, gotta have it once in a blue moon just for the memories. Once under the label of Franco-American, the canned spaghetti goes by strictly the name Campbell's.
Get ready for a fun healthy snack....these baby carrots set in mini terra-cotta pots filled with hummus ares the cutest thing I have come across in quite awhile. Just showed up in the September issue of Family Fun. Super easy. In addition to the ingredients in the recipe, you will need 3 ounce size plastic cups and mini terra-cotta pots. I am going to get a picture posted as soon as I can so you can see.
A hearty Chilean stew that hold a lot of versatility. A good use for leftover meat and for using whatever vegetable you have on hand. Found this on About.com. Have yet to try. Chili pepper amount will very depending on the type of pepper you use and how spicy you like it. Posted for ZWT4, South America.
My new love is chipotle peppers so I was glad to find this recipe. Has a great contrast of sweet and spicy. I haven't actually tried this in the oven yet as the directions are written. I used the marinade with chicken pieces and then grilled it. Tasty! I stumbled upon it while surfing the web...got it from a blog called Elana's Pantry.
Though I would never personally accuse mashed potatoes of being boring, this recipe sure gives them some kick. Made with ingredients I usually have in the house and easy to prepare. From tigersandstrawberries.com.
This is a great stir fry recipe for the beginner. A friend's husband makes it for his family of six on a regular basis. His directions are straight forward and simple. Sure to give you great results. Prepping ahead won't take you long and the actually cooking can be complete in under 20 minutes. It's a real hit with the kids.
When not making my own teriyaki sauce, my favorite bottled sauce is made by Annie's Organics. The recipe called to stir fry with sesame oil but I choose to fry with other oils with higher smoke points. You can add some sesame oil at the end for flavor.
Original recipe was found in Family Fun magazine. (surprised by the number of excellent recipes in there!) I've basically halved it here. As stated by FF: "more personality and fresh flavor-with a whisper of apple" The pectin naturally found in apples helps the sauce to gel. Our family liked it very much.
This recipe came from a friend who helped me complete my mission to find a curry that I like. On my last out of town visit to her, she even took me to her local grocery store to buy her favorite curry powder. It's a Madras blend by Sun Brand, very mild and not at all aggressively spiced. And what do you know? I now like curry. I only buy the boneless thighs when they are on sale. Bone-in thighs with the skin removed work equally as well. A little less water is needed using those but a bit more cooking time is needed.