Famous Dave’s Broccoli Salad

Jun 9, 2018 by

I’ve never had the opportunity to eat @ Famous Dave. But I saw this on the Food Channel and I just had to try this. The info what was given on the TV show, and a little but of my own tasting and testing, this is what I came up with. The salad dressing is actually the same way my mother used to make, home made salad dressing. On the TV show no mustard was used and peanuts were used instead of the walnuts.

Ingredients
  • 2 bunches of broccoli
  • ¾ cup of raisins
  • 1 cup of walnuts
  • 5 strips of cooked bacon
For the Salad Dressing
  • ½ cup of mayo
  • 1 tbsp of wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp of sugar
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • ½ purple onion
 
Instructions
  1. Wash and cut the broccoli into small pieces. Crumble the bacon. Mince the onion you do not want big chunks. I forgot to make the pictures how I cook the bacon. The easy way to cook the bacon is in the oven. Put the bacon on a cookie sheet and bake in the oven till done. It should not take you but 15-20 min.
  2. Add to the mayo the vinegar, sugar, mustard and onion. Mix well.
  3. Add the bacon and the walnuts to the broccoli. Add the salad dressing.

Famous Dave Broccoli Salad
 
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I've never had the opportunity to eat @ Famous Dave. But I saw this on the Food Channel and I just had to try this. The info what was given on the TV show and a little but of my own tasting and testing this is what I came up with. The salad dressing is actually the same way my mother used to make, home made salad dressing. On the TV show no mustard was used and peanuts were used instead of the walnuts.
Cuisine: Copy Cat
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 2 bunches of broccoli
  • ¾ cup of raisins
  • 1 cup of walnuts
  • 5 strips of cooked bacon
For the Salad Dressing
  • ½ cup of mayo
  • 1 tbsp of wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp of sugar
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • ½ purple onion
Instructions
  1. Wash and cut the broccoli into small pieces. Crumble the bacon. Mince the onion you do not want big chunks. I forgot to make the pictures how I cook the bacon. The easy way to cook the bacon is in the oven. Put the bacon on a cookie sheet and bake in the oven till done. It should not take you but 15-20 min.
  2. Add to the mayo the vinegar, sugar, mustard and onion. Mix well
  3. Add the bacon and the walnuts to the broccoli. Add the salad dressing.

 

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Southern Mustard Greens

Apr 22, 2018 by

 

Mustard Greens are related to kale, cabbage, and collard greens, they are the peppery leafy greens of the mustard plant and are used frequently in Soul food, Chinese, Japanese, and Indian cooking.
 
Ingredients
  • 1 bag mustard greens (1lb) bag
  • 1 smoked ham hock
  • 1 onion
  • 1 chopped garlic clove
  • 1 tsp celery seed
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tbsp chicken base
  • 1 box chicken broth
 
Instructions
  1. Put the smoked ham hock in the pot with 1 box of chicken broth. Add the minced onion, garlic, celery seeds, sugar, red pepper flakes and the chicken base. Cook on medium for about 15 minutes then add the mustard greens. This may look like a lot of greens, but these greens will cook down a lot. Cook for about 1 hour on medium. Check occasionally if you still have enough liquid in the pot, if not add some water or chicken broth. you do want plenty of potlikker,or also called pot liquor. For those–like me–who didn’t grow up with it and don’t know it, potlikker is the “broth” in the pot from  cooking of the greens.
  2. Take out the smoked ham hock and shred the meat, add back to the pot, and serve.

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Mustard Greens are related to kale, cabbage, and collard greens, they are the peppery leafy greens of the mustard plant and are used frequently in Soul food, Chinese, Japanese, and Indian cooking.
Ingredients
  • 1 bag mustard greens (1 lb bag)
  • 1 smoked ham hock
  • 1 onion
  • 2 large cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1 tsp celery seed
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tbsp chicken base
  • 1 box chicken broth
Instructions
  1. Put the smoked ham hock in the pot with 1 box of chicken broth. Add the minced onion, garlic, celery seeds, sugar, red pepper flakes and the chicken base. Cook on medium for about 15 minutes then add the mustard greens. This may look like a lot of greens, but these greens will cook down a lot. Cook for about 1 hour on medium. Check occasionally if you still have enough liquid in the pot, if not add some water or chicken broth. you do want plenty of potlikker,or also called pot liquor. For those--like me--who didn't grow up with it and don't know it, potlikker is the "broth" in the pot from the cooking of the greens.
  2. Take out the smoked ham hock and shred the meat, add back to the pot, and serve.

 

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Cauliflower with Bechamel Sauce

Apr 8, 2018 by

I didn’t realize that this is a typical Dutch Dish. Cauliflower with Bechamel Sauce.
 
Ingredients
  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • nutmeg
  • pepper and salt to taste
 
Instructions
  1. Cut the outside leaves of the cauliflower. Take the core out of the cauliflower. Boil in salted water for about 15-20 minutes.
  2. In the meantime melt 2 tbsp butter, do not let it get brown. Add the flour, this is also called a blond roux. Whisk in the milk
  3. Pour over the cauliflower and add the nutmeg.
  4. I don’t know about you but for me pickled cucumber just belongs with this dish.

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I didn't realize that this is a typical Dutch Dish. Cauliflower with Bechamel Sauce. Also called milk sauce.
Cuisine: Dutch
Ingredients
  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • nutmeg
  • pepper and salt to taste
Instructions
  1. Cut the outside leaves of the cauliflower. Take the core out of the cauliflower. Boil in salted water for about 15-20 minutes.
  2. In the meantime melt 2 tbsp butter, do not let it get brown. Add the flour, this is also called a blond roux. Whisk in the milk
  3. Pour over the cauliflower and add the nutmeg.
  4. I don't know about you but for me pickled cucumber just belongs with this dish.

 

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Smoked Chicken Salad

Sep 11, 2016 by

When you have an “extra” smoked chicken laying around and don’t know what to do with it. Make this Smoked Chicken Salad. You won’t be disappointed.

 

Ingredients

  • 1 whole smoked chicken
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped celery (about 2 medium stalks)
  • 1 can drained and chopped mandarins
  • 1/3 cup finely sliced scallions (about 1 medium)
  • 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice from 1 lemon or vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp celery seeds
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. You need one of those delicious smoked chickens , Pull meat from the bones and chop.
  2. Drain the can of mandarine oranges and cut them up. Chop the celery.
  3. Add to the mayonnaise, lemon juice or vinegar, celery seeds pepper and salt, mix well.
  4. Add the mandarin oranges, celery and smoked chicken. Eat with crackers, or on a sandwich.

Smoked Chicken Salad
 
When you have an “extra” smoked chicken laying around and don’t know what to do with it. Make this Smoked Chicken Salad. You won’t be disappointed.
Ingredients
  • 1 whole smoked chicken
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ¾ cup finely chopped celery (about 2 medium stalks)
  • 1 can drained and chopped mandarins
  • ⅓ cup finely sliced scallions (about 1 medium)
  • 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice from 1 lemon or vinegar
  • ½ tsp celery seeds
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. You need one of those delicious smoked chickens , Pull meat from the bones and chop
  2. Drain the can of mandarine oranges and cut them up. Chop the celery.
  3. Add to the mayonnaise, lemon juice or vinegar, celery seeds pepper and salt, mix well.
  4. Add the mandarin oranges, celery and smoked chicken. Eat with crackers, or on a sandwich.

 

 

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Roasted Asparagus

Jun 26, 2016 by

 

Roasted asparagus in the oven is one of the easiest way to prepare asparagus. It won’t take you but 12 to 15 minutes 🙂

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch of Asparagus
  • olive oil
  • cherry tomatoes
  • goat cheese or feta cheese
  • pepper
  • salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425F. Wash the asparagus and cut the woody ends off. Drizzle olive oil on your baking sheet. Place the asparagus on the baking sheet. Cut the cherry tomatoes in half and add to the asparagus. Sprinkle with pepper and salt to your taste. Roast the asparagus in the oven for 10 min. Then add the goat cheese or feta cheese and Roast for another 5 minutes.
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    Recipe type: vegetable
    Ingredients
    • 1 bunch of Asparagus
    • olive oil
    • cherry tomatoes
    • goat cheese or feta cheese
    • pepper
    • salt
    Instructions
    1. Preheat the oven to 425F. Wash the asparagus and cut the woody ends off. Drizzle olive oil on your baking sheet. Place the asparagus on the baking sheet. Cut the cherry tomatoes in half and add to the asparagus. Sprinkle with pepper and salt to your taste. Roast the asparagus in the oven for 10 min. Then add the goat cheese or feta cheese and Roast for another 5 minutes.

 

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Chili’s Quesadilla Explosion Salad

May 14, 2016 by

Chili’s most popular salad, Quesadilla Explosion Salad. It Includes grilled chicken with cheese, tomatoes, corn relish,  tortilla strips and quesadilla’s. Served with Ranch Chipotle, citrus-balsamic dressing and cheese quesadilla wedges. This salad has been posted as one of the most unhealthy salads. You could make it a healthier salad if you leave out the Ranch Chipotle dressing, make the quesadillas with whole wheat tortillas and low fat cheese and no fried tortilla strips but instead bake them.
 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of Citrus Balasamic Vinaigrette (recipe below)
  • 1 cup Chipotle Ranch Dressing (recipe below)
  • 2 boneless fajita marinated chicken (recipe below)
  • Salad greens of your choice

 

For the Corn relish
  • ½ can of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • ½ can of corn
  • 3 Roma tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp minced cilantro
  • 1/2 diced red onion
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
For the Fajita Marinated Chicken
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts halved
  • 2½ cups water
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1½ tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • Chicken seasoning of choice
For the Chipotle Ranch Dressing
  • ½ cup Ranch Dressing
  • 1 tsp chopped canned chipotle pepper
For the Citric Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp mustard
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
For the tortilla Strips
  • any 3 tortillas
  • peanut oil
For the Quesadillas
  • 8 tortillas
  • butter
  • 1 cup shredded cheese of your choice I used half cheddar and half Monterey jack cheese
Instructions
  1. First lets make the marinate for the chicken breast. Since the chicken breast are to thick for my taste I half them. Combine the 2½ cups water, 2 tbsp sugar, 2 tsp salt, 1½ tsp cumin, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp onion powder. Marinate for at least 2 hours. While the chicken is marinating go and make the Chipotle Ranch salad dressings. You can make your own Ranch Dressing or buy the bottled one and add the Chipotle pepper.
  2. For the Balsamic vinaigrette whisk all ingredients and refrigerate until ready to use.
  3. Make the corn relish. Rinse the corn and beans, add tomatoes, bell pepper, onion, cilantro, lime juice, sugar, salt and pepper. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  4. Stack the tortillas and cut into thin strips. Fry or bake the tortilla strips until crispy, cool on paper towels to drain.
  5. Preheat the paninni maker and spray with some olive oil. Season the halved chicken breast with chicken seasoning of your choice. Grill the chicken breast for 4-5 minutes on each side, until done. Keep the chicken warm and slice when ready to use.
  6. Spread butter on both  outsides of the tortillas. Top one side of the tortilla with your choice of cheese, and top it with the other tortilla. Put some butter in a hot skillet. Fry the tortillas on both sides, that shouldn’t take but a minute.
  7. Wash salad greens and place in a large bowl. Add the corn relish to the salad greens. Add the sliced chicken breast, shredded cheeses. Toss with desired amount of the Citrus Balsamic Vinaigrette and or Ranch Chipotle dressing. Add the Cheese Quesadillas and serve with the deep fried tortilla strips.

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Chili's Quesadilla Explosion Salad
 
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Chili’s most popular salad, Quesadilla Explosion Salad. It Includes grilled chicken with cheese, tomatoes, corn relish, tortilla strips and quesadilla’s. Served with Ranch Chipotle, citrus-balsamic dressing and cheese quesadilla wedges. This salad has been posted as one of the most unhealthy salads. You could make it a healthier salad if you leave out the Ranch Chipotle dressing, make the quesadillas with whole wheat tortillas and low fat cheese and no fried tortilla strips but instead bake them.
Recipe type: Copy Cat
Ingredients
  • 1 cup of Citrus Balasamic Vinaigrette (recipe below)
  • 1 cup Chipotle Ranch Dressing (recipe below)
  • 2 boneless fajita marinated chicken (recipe below)
  • Salad greens of your choice
For the Corn relish
  • ½ can of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • ½ can of corn
  • 3 Roma tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp minced cilantro
  • ½ diced red onion
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
For the Fajita Marinated Chicken
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts halved
  • 2½ cups water
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1½ tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • Chicken seasoning of choice
For the Chipotle Ranch Dressing
  • ½ cup Ranch Dressing
  • 1 tsp chopped canned chipotle pepper
For the Citric Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp mustard
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
For the tortilla Strips
  • any 3 tortillas
  • peanut oil
For the Quesadillas
  • 8 tortillas
  • butter
  • 1 cup shredded cheese of your choice I used half cheddar and half Monterey jack cheese
Instructions
  1. First lets make the marinate for the chicken breast. Since the chicken breast are to thick for my taste I half them. Combine the 2½ cups water, 2 tbsp sugar, 2 tsp salt, 1½ tsp cumin, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp onion powder. Marinate for at least 2 hours. While the chicken is marinating go and make the Chipotle Ranch salad dressings. You can make your own Ranch Dressing or buy the bottled one and add the Chipotle pepper.
  2. For the Balsamic vinaigrette whisk all ingredients and refrigerate until ready to use.
  3. Make the corn relish. Rinse the corn and beans, add tomatoes, bell pepper, onion, cilantro, lime juice, sugar, salt and pepper. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  4. Stack the tortillas and cut into thin strips. Fry or bake the tortilla strips until crispy, cool on paper towels to drain.
  5. Preheat the paninni maker and spray with some olive oil. Season the halved chicken breast with chicken seasoning of your choice. Grill the chicken breast for 4-5 minutes on each side, until done. Keep the chicken warm and slice when ready to use.
  6. Spread butter on both outsides of the tortillas. Top one side of the tortilla with your choice of cheese, and top it with the other tortilla. Put some butter in a hot skillet. Fry the tortillas on both sides, that shouldn’t take but a minute.
  7. Wash salad greens and place in a large bowl. Add the corn relish to the salad greens. Add the sliced chicken breast, shredded cheeses. Toss with desired amount of the Citrus Balsamic Vinaigrette and or Ranch Chipotle dressing. Add the Cheese Quesadillas and serve with the deep fried tortilla strips.

 

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Sweet Potato Quiche Crust

Apr 19, 2016 by

Sweet Potato Quiche Crust, something different then a regular crust. This time with Sweet Potatoes. Not only tasty it’s actually healthier 🙂

Ingredients:
2 medium sweet potatoes
1 tsp canola oil
1 (5-ounce) bag baby spinach
1/2 Vidallia Sweet Onion
1/2 cup 2% milk
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/4 tsp cayenne red pepper
4 large eggs
2 large egg whites
1.5 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
 
Preparation:
 
1. Preheat the oven to 350°, then peel and slice sweet potatoes.  Coat a pie dish with cooking spray, then fill the bottom of the dish with layers of sweet potato slices. Cut the sweet potato rounds in half and fill around the edges of the pie dish; round side facing up. Bake for 20 minutes. Turn heat up to 375°.

2. For the filling, heat a skillet over medium heat. Add 1 tbsp olive oil and the sliced onion, cooked till caramelized then add the spinach; sauté 3 minutes. Remove from heat.

3. Combine milk and next 5 ingredients in a bowl; stir with a whisk.

Arrange spinach mixture in crust; pour egg mixture over spinach. Sprinkle with feta. Bake at 375° for 35 minutes. Let the quiche rest for 5 minutes.

 

 

Sweet Potato Quiche Crust
 
Sweet Potato Quiche Crust, something different then a regular crust. This time with Sweet Potatoes. Not only tasty it’s actually healthier ?
Ingredients
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1 tsp canola oil
  • 1 (5-ounce) bag baby spinach
  • ½ Vidallia Sweet Onion
  • ½ cup 2% milk
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ tsp cayenne red pepper
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1.5 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°, then peel and slice sweet potatoes. Coat a pie dish with cooking spray, then fill the bottom of the dish with layers of sweet potato slices. Cut the sweet potato rounds in half and fill around the edges of the pie dish; round side facing up. Bake for 20 minutes. Turn heat up to 375°.
  2. For the filling, heat a skillet over medium heat. Add 1 tbsp olive oil and the sliced onion, cooked till caramelized then add the spinach; sauté 3 minutes. Remove from heat.
  3. Combine milk and next 5 ingredients in a bowl; stir with a whisk.
  4. Arrange spinach mixture in crust; pour egg mixture over spinach. Sprinkle with feta. Bake at 375° for 35 minutes. Let the quiche rest for 5 minutes.
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Green bean Casserole

Mar 28, 2016 by

Saw this Green Bean Casserole recipe on food network good eats and just had to make it, instead of the can of mushroom soup recipe. I am trying to stay away from the can goods and buy the fresh stuff. Not to say that this is a healthy dish, but it can be if you leave the half and half out and just use broth ;).

Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp kosher salt or sea salt
  • 1 pound fresh green beans, rinsed, and trimmed
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 12 ounces mushrooms
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • french frech fried onions
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F. Bring a gallon of water and 2 tablespoons of salt to a boil. Clean and cut the ends of the beans.  Add the beans to the boiling water and blanch for 5 minutes. Drain in a colander.
  2. Melt the butter in a 12-inch cast iron skillet set over medium-high heat. Add the mushrooms, 1 teaspoon salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until the mushrooms begin to give up some of their liquid, approximately 4 to 5 minutes. Add the garlic and nutmeg and continue to cook for another 1 to 2 minutes. Sprinkle the flour over the mixture and stir to combine. Cook for 1 minute.
  3. Add the broth and simmer for 1 minute. Decrease the heat to medium-low and add the half-and-half. Cook until the mixture thickens, stirring occasionally, approximately 6 to 8 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in ¼ of the onions and all of the green beans. Top with onions. Place into the oven and bake until bubbly, approximately 15 minutes.
Green bean Casserole
 
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Saw this recipe on food network good eats and just had to make it, instead of the can of mushroom soup recipe. I am trying to stay away from the can goods and buy the fresh stuff. Not to say that this is a healthy dish but it can be if you leave the half and half out and just use broth ;). But for the holiday's I'd rater make this version except change the onion recipe these onions did not come out "crispy" I either have to make my own fried onions or use French's fried onions.
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Recipe type: Dinner/Holiday
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp kosher salt or sea salt
  • 1 pound fresh green beans, rinsed, and trimmed
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 12 ounces mushrooms
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • french frech fried onions
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F.
  2. Bring a gallon of water and 2 tablespoons of salt to a boil in an 8-quart saucepan. Add the beans and blanch for 5 minutes. Drain in a colander.
  3. Melt the butter in a 12-inch cast iron skillet set over medium-high heat. Add the mushrooms, 1 teaspoon salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until the mushrooms begin to give up some of their liquid, approximately 4 to 5 minutes. Add the garlic and nutmeg and continue to cook for another 1 to 2 minutes. Sprinkle the flour over the mixture and stir to combine. Cook for 1 minute. Add the broth and simmer for 1 minute. Decrease the heat to medium-low and add the half-and-half. Cook until the mixture thickens, stirring occasionally, approximately 6 to 8 minutes.
  4. Remove from the heat and stir in ¼ of the onions and all of the green beans. Top with onions. Place into the oven and bake until bubbly, approximately 15 minutes.
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Chipotle Guacomole

Mar 25, 2016 by

Chipotle posted their recipe for Guacamole. It’s so easy. I need to stop overthinking about the ingredients of those chain restaurants. Usually their dishes do not need a lot ingredients.

Ingredients:

  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp cilantro (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup purple onion (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 jalapeño, including seeds if you like it spicy (finely chopped)
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt

Preparations:

Choose the right avocado. It should feel squishy yet firm (like the palm of your hand), and be a nice dark green color on the inside.  Chop the cilantro and cut the avocado in half.

Remove the pit (carefully!)  Scoop the avocados and place in a medium bowl.

Add the salt and using a fork or potato masher, mash until a smooth consistency is achieved.  Chop the jalapeño and the purple onion Fold in the remaining ingredients and mix well.  Add the lime juice. Taste the guacamole (over and over) and adjust seasoning if necessary.

Below is Chipotle’s video clip

 

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Chipotle posted their recipe for Guacamole. It’s so easy. I need to stop overthinking about the ingredients of those chain restaurants. Usually their dishes do not need a lot ingredients.
Ingredients
  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp cilantro (chopped)
  • ¼ cup purple onion (finely chopped)
  • ½ jalapeño, including seeds if you like it spicy (finely chopped)
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
Instructions
  1. Choose the right avocado. It should feel squishy yet firm (like the palm of your hand), and be a nice dark green color on the inside. Chop the cilantro and cut the avocado in half.
  2. Remove the pit (carefully!) Scoop the avocados and place in a medium bowl.
  3. Add the salt and using a fork or potato masher, mash until a smooth consistency is achieved.
  4. Chop the jalapeño and the purple onion Fold in the remaining ingredients and mix well. Add the lime juice. Taste the guacamole (over and over) and adjust seasoning if necessary.

 

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Loempia

Feb 15, 2016 by

Loempia is similar like a spring roll, deep-fried or sometimes baked. Loempia’s have been introduced by immigrants from Indonesia. and are filled with bean sprouts, chopped meat and vegetables Every kitchen knows different varieties of loempia’s. Most of the time they are eaten as an appetizer or a snack.

Ingredients

  • ½ lb pork
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 leek
  • ½ lb cabbage
  • ¼ lb bean sprouts
  • 3 tbsp peanut oil and enough oil to fry the loempia
  • 2 tbsp ketjap manis (sweet soya sauce)
  • 2 tsp sambal oelek
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • loempia skins

Instructions

  1. Cut the meat and the vegetables in small pieces. Wash the beansprouts.
  2. Heat 3 tbsp oil and add the meat, stir fry till done. Then add the onion. When translucent add 2 tbsp ketjap manis, 2 tsp sambal oelek and the ½ tsp garlic powder.
  3. Add the vegetables, stir fry for about 3 minutes. Take the pot from the heat and let the loempia mix cool. Put the cooled down meat/vegetable mix in a strainer.
  4. Take one loempia skin and add the filling. Fold the skins around the filling. Seal with water. If the skin breaks just wrap another skin around it.
  5. Heat the peanut oil to 375F and fry the loempia till golden brown.

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In the Netherlands spring rolls are known as loempia, and are deep-fried or sometimes baked. They have been introduced by immigrants from Indonesia. Loempia's are filled with bean sprouts, chopped meat and vegetables Every kitchen knows different varieties of loempia's. Most of the time loempia's are eaten as an appetizer or a snack.
Recipe type: Appetizer/Snack
Cuisine: Indonesian
Ingredients
  • ½ lb pork
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 leek
  • ½ lb cabbage
  • ¼ lb bean sprouts
  • 3 tbsp peanut oil and enough oil to fry the loempia
  • 2 tbsp ketjap manis (sweet soya sauce)
  • 2 tsp sambal oelek
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • loempia skins
Instructions
  1. Cut the meat and the vegetables in small pieces. Wash the beansprouts.
  2. Heat 3 tbsp oil and add the meat, stir fry till done. Then add the onion. When translucent add 2 tbsp ketjap manis, 2 tsp sambal oelek and the ½ tsp garlic powder. .
  3. Add the vegetables, stir fry for about 3 minutes. Take the pot from the heat and let the loempia mix cool. Put the cooled down meat/vegetable mix in a strainer.
  4. Take one loempia skin and add the filling. Fold the skins around the filling. Seal with water. If the skin breaks just wrap another skin around it.
  5. Heat the peanut oil to 375F and deep fry the loempia till golden brown.

 

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Chipotle Cilantro Lime Rice

Dec 26, 2015 by

Chipotle is one of my favorite fast food chains. Chipotle Cilantro Lime Rice is one of their ingredients for a burrito bowl. I am adding shortly but slowly the dishes you need for the Famous Chipotle Burrito or Burrito Bowl. Starting of with the rice.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups basmati or long-grain rice, rinsed
  • 2  tsp salt
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil or rice bran oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 tbsp lime juice

Instructions:

  1. To cook basmati rice on the stove top, bring 8 cups water to a boil in a large pot. Add the rice, 2 tsp salt, and the bay leaf. Stir and return to a boil. Boil uncovered for 12 minutes. Remove bay leaf. Use a strainer to drain the rice and rinse with hot water. Pour into a large bowl. Stir in the chopped cilantro and the lime juice.
  2. To cook long-grain rice on the stove top, bring 4 cups water to a boil in a large pot. Add rice, 2 teaspoons salt, bay leaf, and the oil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook for 15 minutes. Remove bay leaf. Stir in the cilantro and the lime juice. 

 

Chipotle Cilantro Lime Rice
 
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Chipotle is one of my favorite fast food chains. Chipotle Cilantro Lime Rice is one of their ingredients for a burrito bowl.
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Recipe type: CopyCat
Cuisine: Tex Mex
Ingredients
  • 2 cups basmati or long-grain rice, rinsed
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil or rice bran oil
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
Instructions
  1. To cook Basmati rice on the stove top, bring 8 cups water to a boil in a large pot. Add the rice, 2 tsp salt, and the bay leaf. Stir and return to a boil. Boil uncovered for 12 minutes. Remove bay leaf ,use a strainer to drain the rice and rinse with hot water. Pour into a large bowl. Stir in the chopped cilantro and the lime juice.
  2. To cook long-grain rice on the stove top, bring 4 cups water to a boil in a large pot. Add rice, 2 teaspoons salt, bay leaf, and the oil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook for 15 minutes. Remove bay leaf. Stir in the cilantro and the lime juice.
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Bok Choy

Aug 29, 2015 by

Bok Choy, also known as leafy Chinese cabbage, is one of the popular vegetable in mainland China, Philippines, Vietnam and other East-Asian regions. At the same time, this humble Brassica family leafy-vegetable has captured attention of the western world for its sweet, succulent nutritious leaves and stalks. Bok Choy is one of the popular very low calorie leafy vegetables. Nonetheless, it is a very rich source of many vital phyto-nutrients, vitamins, minerals and health-benefiting anti-oxidants.

Ingredients
  • 1 bunch of baby bok choy
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/8 tsp red pepper flakes
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp soya sauce
Instructions
  1. Cut, wash and rinse the baby bok choy. On this picture I did cut out the core. With baby bok choy that is not really necessary, it’s totally up to you. I use my salad spinner to make the bok choy as dry as possible.
  2. Mince the garlic, add 2 tbsp olive oil to your hot wok or skillet. Cook for 30 seconds. Add the red pepper flakes. Make sure you don’t burn the garlic. Then add the baby bok choy. Stir Fry for about 1 min. Add the salt and the sweet soya sauce. Serve over rice and a sunny side up fried egg. Prick the egg yolk and mix with the bok choy.
Bok Choy
 
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Bok choy, also known as leafy Chinese cabbage, is one of the popular vegetable in mainland China, Philippines, Vietnam and other East-Asian regions. At the same time, this humble Brassica family leafy-vegetable has captured attention of the western world for its sweet, succulent nutritious leaves and stalks. Bok choy is one of the popular very low calorie leafy vegetables. Nonetheless, it is a very rich source of many vital phyto-nutrients, vitamins, minerals and health-benefiting anti-oxidants.
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Recipe type: Side Dish Vegetable
Cuisine: Asian
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 1 bunch of baby bok choy
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ⅛ tsp red pepper flakes
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp soya sauce
Instructions
  1. Cut, wash and rinse the baby bok choy. On this picture I did cut out the core. With baby bok choy that is not really necessary, it's totally up to you. I use my salad spinner to make the bok choy as dry as possible.
  2. Mince the garlic, add 2 tbsp olive oil to your hot wok or skillet. Cook for 30 seconds. Add the red pepper flakes. Make sure you don't burn the garlic. Then add the baby bok choy. Stir Fry for about 1 min. Add the salt and the sweet soya sauce. Serve over rice and a sunny side up fried egg. Prick the egg yolk and mix with the bok choy.
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