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

1 hrPrep Time

8 hrCook Time

9 hrTotal Time

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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 | http://arrisje.com/smoked-chicken/], Pull meat from the bones and chop.
  2. Drain the can of madarine oranges and cuy them up. Chop the celery.
  3. Add to the mayonnaise, lemon juice or vinegar, celery seeds pepper and salt, mix well. Add the mandarine oranges, celery and smoked chicken. Eat with crackers or on a sandwich.
Cuisine: Salad | Recipe Type: Salad
6.8
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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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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.

Yields 4

Quesadilla Explosion Salad

2 hrPrep Time

5 minCook Time

2 hr, 5 Total Time

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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 your 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
  • 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
  2. 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.
  3. For the Balsamic vinaigrette whisk all ingredients and refrigerate until ready to use.
  4. 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.
  5. Stack the tortillas and cut into thin strips. Fry or bake the tortilla strips until crispy, cool on paper towels to drain.
  6. Preheat the pannini 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
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
Cuisine: CopyCat | Recipe Type: CopyCat
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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.

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Ingredients

  • Ingredients:
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1 tsp canola oil
  • 1 (5-ounce) bag baby spinach
  • 1/2 Vidalia 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

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.

Yields 6

Green bean Casserole

25 minPrep Time

45 minCook Time

1 hr, 10 Total Time

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Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp kosher salt or sea salt
  • 1 pound fresh green beans, rinsed, and trimmed
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 12 ounces mushrooms
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 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.
Cuisine: American | Recipe Type: Dinner/Holiday
6.8
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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.

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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

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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Loempia

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.

15 minPrep Time

5 minCook Time

20 minTotal Time

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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.
Cuisine: Indonesian |
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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

Chipotle is one of my favorite fast food chains. Chipotle Cilantro Lime Rice is one of their ingredients for a burrito bowl.

5 minPrep Time

12 minCook Time

17 minTotal Time

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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.
Cuisine: Tex Mex | Recipe Type: CopyCat
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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.

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Bok Choy

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.

5 minPrep Time

1 minCook Time

6 minTotal Time

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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.
Cuisine: Asian | Recipe Type: Side Dish Vegetable
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Green Bean Salad

May 25, 2015 by

A fast and very tasty side dish for a bbq. Something different then the regular thing. This green bean salad won’t take you but 10 minutes to fix it. It always taste better the next day.

Ingredients
  • 4 cups of green beans
  • 1 cup of cherry tomatoes
  • ½ chopped red onion
  • 1 cup cubed cheese of your choice
  • Italian Salad dressing
Instructions
  1. Clean the green beans and chop the ends of. If you have it available at your local grocery store get the bag with the beans that are already washed and the ends cut off. Put water in a pot, wait till it boils and add the green beans. Boil for 5 minutes. Put the beans in the colander and rinse with cold water.
  2. While the beans are cooking, rinse the cherry tomatoes and slice in half.
  3. Get the cheese of your choice, I like to use pepper jack or mozzarella cheese. Cut up in small cubes.
  4. Chop up the red onion. Put all the veggies in a bowl and pour the Italian Salad dressing over. Put the lid on the bowl and shake it up. Best to make it a day ahead.

Yields 6

Green Bean Salad

5 minPrep Time

5 minCook Time

10 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 4 cups of green beans
  • 1 cup of cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 chopped red onion
  • 1 cup cubed cheese of your choice
  • Italian Salad dressing

Instructions

  1. Clean the green beans and chop the ends of. If you have it available at your local grocery store get the bag with the beans that are already washed and the ends cut off. Put water in a pot, wait till it boils and add the green beans. Boil for 5 minutes. Put the beans in the colander and rinse with cold water.
  2. While the beans are cooking, rinse the cherry tomatoes and slice in half.
  3. Get the cheese of your choice, I like to use pepper jack or mozzarella cheese. Cut up in small cubes.
  4. Chop up the red onion. Put all the veggies in a bowl and pour the Italian Salad dressing over. Put the lid on the bowl and shake it up. Best to make it a day ahead.
Cuisine: Universal | Recipe Type: Side Dish
6.8
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Tomato Pie

May 22, 2015 by

Just in time for the season. If you like tomatoes like I do, you will love this tomato pie. In this tomato pie recipe I used Kumato tomatoes. It’s not necessary to use these tomatoes, any tomato will do.

Ingredients

  • 1 Sheet Puff Pastry
  • 6 Kumato Tomatoes, sliced
  • ½ onion
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 3 oz. Mozzarella Cheese
  • ½ oz. fresh basil chiffonade
  • 1 tbsp. vinegar
  • ½ cup fresh bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. In a small pan, sauté the onion and garlic in 1 tablespoon of olive oil until translucent, add the 1 tbsp mustard and set aside.
  2. Put the puffed pastry sheet in a pie dish.
  3. Layer in half of the sliced tomatoes, and season with salt and pepper. If you don’t like a “juicy” pie, put you sliced tomatoes in a colander and sprinkle with salt. Set them aside for about 1 hours so the liquid can drain
  4. Spread the onion mixture over the tomatoes. Add the mozzarella cheese and half of the basil. Layer the remaining tomatoes, and season with salt and pepper. Drizzle 1 tbsp of olive oil and vinegar over the tomatoes, top with the remaining basil.
  5. In a small bowl, combine bread crumbs, 2 tbsp of olive oil, and Parmesan cheese. Sprinkle over the tomatoes.Bake 30 minutes, or until topping and crust are golden brown.
Tomato Pie
Recipe Type: Dinner/Side Dish
Cuisine: Universal
Author: Arrisje
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Serves: 8
Just in time for the season. If you like tomatoes like I do, you will love this tomato pie. In this tomato pie recipe I used Kumato tomatoes. It’s not necessary to use these tomatoes, any tomato will do.
Ingredients
  • 1 Sheet Puff Pastry
  • 6 Kumato Tomatoes, sliced
  • ½ onion
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 3 oz. Mozzarella Cheese
  • ½ oz. fresh basil chiffonade
  • 1 tbsp. vinegar
  • ½ cup fresh bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. In a small pan, sauté the onion and garlic in 1 tablespoon of olive oil until translucent, add the 1 tbsp mustard and set aside.
  2. Put the puffed pastry sheet in a pie dish. Layer in half of the sliced tomatoes, and season with salt and pepper. If you don’t like a “juicy” pie, put you sliced tomatoes in a colander and sprinkle with salt. Set them aside for about 1 hours so the liquid can drain. Spread the onion mixture over the tomatoes. Add the mozzarella cheese and half of the basil. Layer the remaining tomatoes, and season with salt and pepper. Drizzle 1 tbsp of olive oil and vinegar over the tomatoes, top with the remaining basil.
  3. In a small bowl, combine bread crumbs, 2 tbsp of olive oil, and Parmesan cheese. Sprinkle over the tomatoes.
  4. Bake 30 minutes, or until topping and crust are golden brown.
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Eggplant Parmesan

Apr 25, 2015 by

First time for me to prepare Eggplant Parmesan. And I must say it was really good. I am not a vegetarian but I don’t mind to eat a main dish without meat. Wanda was nice enough to share this recipe with me and now I am sharing this recipe with you. I did make a few changes to her recipe. I did not use parsley, instead I used basil.  Breaded the eggplant instead of baking them “naked” 🙂 Thanks Wanda for the inspiration.

Ingredients
  • 1 eggplant
  • ½ cup of flour
  • ½ cup of bread crumbs or Panko
  • 1 egg for the egg wash and 1 for the ricotta mix
  • 1( 8oz) container of ricotta cheese
  • 8 oz. (1 cup) Mozzarella cheese (Wanda used cheddar cheese)
  • 8 oz. (1 cup) Parmesan cheese shredded
  • Basil chopped (Wanda used Fresh Italian parsley finely chopped)
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Olive oil (I use extra virgin)
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • Salt & pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375º. Wash and slice the eggplant. Place the sliced eggplant on a rack and sprinkle with salt, rest for about ½ hour. The salt helps draw moisture out of the eggplant. Dry each slice with paper towel.
  2. Instead of frying the breaded eggplant slices, I baked the eggplant in the oven. Breading them the following way: flour –> egg –> bread crumbs. Sprinkle with olive oil each slice.  Place it in the oven and bake for 15 minutes, turn over the eggplant slices and bake again for 15 min.
  3. In the meantime, mix your ricotta cheese,basil or parsley and egg. Once the eggplant is cooked, then put the pasta sauce in the casserole dish.
  4. Layer the eggplant in the casserole dish and top with the ricotta cheese mixture, Mozzarella and Parmesan. Repeat the eggplant layers, ending with sauce, mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. Cover with foil and bake at 350ºF for 30 minutes. Allow to set about ten minutes before serving.

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Eggplant Parmesan

First time for me to prepare Eggplant Parmesan. And I must say it was really good. I am not a vegetarian but I donâ??t mind to eat a main dish without meat. Wanda was nice enough to share this recipe with me and now I am sharing this recipe with you. I did make a few changes to her recipe. I did not use parsley, instead I used basil. Breaded the eggplant instead of baking them â??nakedâ? 🙂 Thanks Wanda for the inspiration.

20 minPrep Time

1 hrCook Time

1 hr, 20 Total Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 eggplant
  • 1/2 cup of flour
  • 1/2 cup of bread crumbs or Panko
  • 1 egg for the egg wash and 1 for the ricotta mix
  • 1( 8oz) container of ricotta cheese
  • 8 oz. (1 cup) Mozzarella cheese (Wanda used cheddar cheese)
  • 8 oz. (1 cup) Parmesan cheese shredded
  • Basil chopped (Wanda used Fresh Italian parsley finely chopped)
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Olive oil (I use extra virgin)
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375º. Wash and slice the eggplant . Place the sliced on a rack and sprinkle with salt , rest for about 1/2 hour. The salt helps draw moisture out of the eggplant. then dry each slice with the paper towel. Spray the baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray and lay the slices on it.
  2. Instead of frying the breaded eggplant slices, I baked the eggplant in the oven. Breading them the following way: flour â??> egg â??> bread crumbs. Sprinkle with olive oil each slice. Turn each slices over and repeat the same procedure. Place it in the oven and bake for 15 minutes.
  3. In the meantime, mix your ricotta cheese,basil or parsley and egg. Once the eggplant is cooked, then put the pasta sauce in the casserole dish.
  4. Layer the eggplant in the casserole dish and top with the ricotta cheese mixture, mozzarella, Repeat layers, ending with sauce, mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. Cover with foil and bake at 350ºF for 30 minutes. Allow to set about ten minutes before serving.
Cuisine: Vegetarian | Recipe Type: Dinner
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