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Tuesday, January 29, 2008
How to Cook Special Rice
you are not a big fan of greens but want to cook a healthy meal for a party and impress your guest or yourself, try this easy to cook, colorful, tasty, healthy rice dish

Instruction

Things You'll need:

2 cups basmati(long grain rice) or plain rice
1/2 bunch cilantro / coriander
1/2 bunch mint leaves or 1 1/2 teaspoon concentrated mint sauce
1/2 onion ( medium size )
2 small or 1 big green chilly
salt to taste
olive oil or cooking oil
1 bay leaf
1 cinnamon stick
1 spoon cumin seeds
2 cloves
1 garlic clove

Step 1:
clean and finely chop cilantro/coriander, chilly and mint. if you have a hand blender, much better you can throw all the above three and make a fine paste and put it aside.

Step 2:
take 2tbsp oil in a skittle/pan big enough to cook 2 cups of rice and fry onion until tender. now add cloves, garlic cloves, bay leaf and cinnamon and fry for another one minute.

Step 3:
transfer the mint,chilly and cilantro mixture in to the skittle and cook for few minutes or until you see the oil floating on the top (good sign to make sure the mixture is cooked).

Step 4:
add cinnamon stick, bay leaf, garlic clove, cloves and fry for another 1 minute. now add rice, salt and 3 1/2 cups water and cook covered till tender or till all the water is evaporated. stirr rice twice while cooking

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Sunday, January 27, 2008
How to Make Egg Fried rice
This egg fried rice recipe is sure to delight your family. You can make egg fried rice as a main dish, a one-dish meal recipe, or as a side dish to compliment an entree.

Instruction

Things You'll need:

Cooked rice, cold
Olive oil
Coconut oil
Garlic
Candied Ginger
Eggs
Shrimp or meat
Peas or veggies
Soy Sauce

Step 1:
Heat coconut butter or olive oil in a pan over medium-high heat. The egg fried rice recipe is best made with a high-quality oil. Be careful not to let the oil smoke; turn the heat slightly lower if this happens.

Step 2:
Add minced garlic and minced candied ginger to the oil. This egg fried rice recipe does not have exact measurements and can be tailored to your taste. One or two cloves of garlic and several slices of ginger work for most medium size recipe amounts.

Step 3:
Add the cold cooked rice to the pan, slowly, crumbling out any lumps. This fried rice recipe is great to make with leftover rice. You need at least two cups of cooked rice.

Step 4:
Continue to fry the rice, adding extra olive oil if needed. Brown the rice without scorching it. Add chopped meat, pieces of chicken or shrimp if desired.

Step 5:
Clear a space in the middle of the pan. Add a small amount of oil and crack in two eggs. Scramble eggs and mix in with the rice as they cook. Organic eggs make the best egg fried rice recipe.

Step 6:
Add frozen peas or oriental veggies to the pan. Mix in a small amount of soy sauce and season with sea salt, pepper, cumin, and curry, to taste.

Relevent Tips
The sugar on the candied ginger make the rice caramelize, providing a delicious flavor and perfect texture.

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Saturday, January 26, 2008
How to Make chicken Fried Rice
Chicken fried rice is a delicious dish that can even be put together with leftovers. You can cook the chicken and rice ahead of time and make the dish the next day, or you can freeze leftover rice and chopped chicken and use them when you're ready to cook. However, you must use cooked rice that is cold and straight out of the refrigerator

Instruction

Things You'll Need:

2 cups cooked rice, refrigerated overnight
1 cup chopped, cooked chicken, seasoned with salt and pepper
2 eggs
Soy sauce
1 small can sliced water chestnuts
Vegetable oil

Step 1:
Heat 4 tablespoons of vegetable oil in a large skillet or wok. Add the chilled rice. Using a spatula, break the rice apart and stir over medium heat until well heated. Put the rice aside in a bowl.

Step 2:
Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in the skillet and cook the 2 eggs, lightly scrambling them.

Step 3:
Heat 3 tablespoons of oil in the skillet. Add the rice back to the skillet with the eggs. Add the cooked chicken and water chestnuts. Stir fry over medium heat until the entire mixture is heated through.

Step 4:
Season with soy sauce to taste.

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Friday, January 25, 2008
how to Make Singapore noodles
Singapore noodles tends to be flavorful. It has a heavy curry taste, but that should not deter you from trying it out. Make it spicy or mild. Here's how you do it.

Instruction

Things You'll need:

1 pound dry yellow noodles
2 skinless chicken breasts
2 cloves crushed garlic
3 tbsp vegetable oil
1/2 onion, thinly sliced
2 carrots, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons soy sauce
3 tablespoons curry powder
1/4 cup water

Step 1:
Bring a pot of water to boil. Blanch the noodles in boiling water for two minutes. Remove from water and set aside.

Step 2:
In a deep skillet or fry pan, toss in the chicken and garlic in the oil over medium-high heat until golden grown and aromatic.

Step 3:
Reduce heat to medium-low, and add the onion, carrots and water; cover and steam for 5 minutes.

Step 4:
Mix in the curry powder and soy sauce.

Step 5:
Stir for 4 to 5 minutes until it is well blended.

Step 6:
Toss with noodles, and serve with the option of hot pepper sauce and soy sauce as condiments.

Relevent Tips
Don't add too much soy sauce, it'll get too salty.

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Thursday, January 24, 2008
Easy home Made Pizza
Forget ordering delivery. Forget prepackaged pizza. Use this recipe to make pizza the way you want it every time.

Instruction

Things You'll Need:

Pizza Dough
Pizza Sauce
Toppings of your choice
An Oven
A Pizza Pan

Step 1:
Preheat your oven to 500 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 2:
Cover the pan with a very thin layer of extra virgin olive oil. Then lightly sprinkle a bit of corn meal and seasoned salt over the pan. This will keep the dough from sticking to the pan.

Step 3:
Place the uncovered dough in the oven for approximately 8 to 10 minutes. This will firm up the crust and keep it from being soggy when you add the sauce and toppings.

Step 4:
Use a ladle to spoon the sauce onto the pre-cooked crust. Poor the sauce in the center and use the bottom of the ladle to spread the sauce evenly across the crust.

Step 5:
Add your toppings. Whatever you choose, make sure you spread them in a way that covers the pizza evenly. The more toppings you have the more sparsely you want to use them. Your pizza should not be so stacked that it falls apart when you pick up your slice.

Step 6:
Put the pizza in the oven and cook for 10 to 12 minutes or until the cheese just starts to brown. Remove, slice and enjoy.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2008
How to Make Peanut Butter For Breakfast
So you may think this sounds awful but it is great. The taste of bananas mixed with the creamy smoothness of peanut butter wrapped in wheat toast.

Instruction

Things You'll Need:

Bananas sliced
Creamy peanut butter
Wheat bread
Cooking spray
Frying pan

Step 1:
Heat up the pan over medium heat.

Step 2:
Coat one piece of bread with peanut butter on one side.

Step 3:
Cover the peanut butter with a layer of bananas and then the other piece of bread.

Step 4:
Spray the outside of the sandwich with the cooking spray and place in the pan.

Step 5:
Flip the sandwich until both sides are evenly toasted.

Relevent Tips
This ends up tasting like a stuffed waffle or other breakfast treats that you pay a fortune for in restaurants. I only use wheat bread because I like the taste with the peanut butter and bananas. You could use white bread or potato if you prefer these tastes.

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Monday, January 21, 2008
How to Make Vegetarian Chili
This is a healthy alternative to traditional chili with meat. It is a great way to supplement your diet with more vegetables. You only use one pot, so there is less clean up after you are done with dinner. Read on to learn how to make vegetarian chili.

Instruction

Things you'll Need:

4 tbsp. of olive oil
1 large chopped onion
3 garlic cloves, chopped
1 15 oz. can tomato sauce
1 16 oz. can pinto beans
1 16 oz. can Bush’s Chili Beans (mild)
4 carrots, peeled and cut
1 zucchini, peeled and cut
1 cup frozen green beans
1 cup frozen or fresh corn
1 cup chicken broth
3 fresh tomatoes cut
2 tsp. Cajun seasoning
1 tsp. oregano
Salt and pepper (to your taste)
Bok choy, chopped into small pieces

Step 1:
In a large pot put 4 tbsp. of olive oil, and start to heat.

Step 2:
Sautée chopped onion once they are clear, add the garlic.

Step 3:
Begin to add the next 11 ingredients to the large pot.

Step 4:
Add salt and pepper to your taste. Serve with a little cheese to top the chili.

Relevent Tips
By giving this chili good flavor with Cajun seasoning it makes everyone want to eat it without any meat.

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Saturday, January 19, 2008
How to Make Italian Fried Chicken
"Simply Delicious!" is what you'll hear when you serve up this robust flavored chicken! You'll need to marinade chicken overnight to capture full flavor, so make sure to plan ahead! This chicken is terrific for dinner or cook the night before and you'll have an outstanding, finger-licking picnic item! The side dishes you can serve up with this are countless so let your creativity flow to make this a "must have" on your family menu!

Instruction

Things you'll Need:

2 pounds of chicken
Bottle of Italian salad dressing
2 cups read crumbs
1 1/2 cups flour
1 package of dry onion soup mix
Large plastic bowl with lid
Large skillet for frying
Oil for frying

Step 1:
After rinsing chicken, use a fork and poke the chicken pieces to allow marinate to soak into meat

Step 2:
Place chicken into large plastic bowl with tight fitting lid and add bottle of Italian salad dressing

Step 3:
Refrigerate and shake every 2-4 hours to coat chicken pieces

Step 4:
After chicken has marinated 12-24 hours, drain dressing from bowl, set aside and in another bowl combine breadcrumbs, flour and dry soup mixing ingredients well

Step 5:
Pour oil in skillet, at least 3-4 inches and heat to 375 degrees

Step 6:
Place chicken pieces in breadcrumb mixture and coat well

Step 7:
Place chicken in skillet and cook approximately 12 minutes a side or until juices run clear when cut

Step 8:
Remove chicken from skillet and place on paper towel lined dish to absorb left over oil

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How to Make Sweet and Sour Chicken
This is a quick and simple but tasty recipe for sweet and sour chicken.

Instruction

Things you'll Need:

Chicken Breasts (sliced and cooked), or canned chicken
Sweet and sour sauce (such as a jar of La Choy brand)
Carrots (sliced)
Pineapple (cubed), fresh or canned
Green Bell Pepper (sliced)
Onion (sliced) (optional)
Can Sliced Water Chestnuts
Optional: other vegetables, sesame seeds (for sesame chicken), sliced almonds, peanuts, other type of nuts …

Step 1:
Cook sliced chicken breasts.

Step 2:
Add sweet and sour sauce, cooked carrots, pineapple, bell pepper, water chestnuts, and onion. Heat until all ingredients are cooked.

Step 3:
Add any optional ingredients and serve.

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Friday, January 18, 2008
How to Make Fried Chicken
If fried chicken sounds like a yummy dinner idea, follow the tips below for a simple, easy recipe.

Instruction

Things You'll Need:

Chicken (as much or as little as you'd like)
Flour
Frying pan
Veg. oil

Step 1:
Clean your chicken well by running it under water and running your hands over it. Poultry should always be cleaned well before eating it.

Step 2:
After the chicken is cleaned, make sure it is still wet and cover it in flour. You can either roll it in flour to make sure it is well coated or put some flour in a plastic bag, close it and shake it up. If you get too much you might want to brush off the excess with a clean hand.

Step 3:
Pour come vegetable oil in the bottom of the frying pan and allow it to warm up. When the oil is warm, add the chicken. It will pop and sound like it's burning. Allow 10 to 15 minutes per side. This will allow it to get good and crispy.

Step 4:
Carefully remove the chicken from the pan and place it between two layers of paper towel to get off some of the grease. Enjoy!

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Wednesday, January 16, 2008
How to Make Easy Sushi
This recipe is simplified to make it easy for anyone to make and enjoy sushi. Sushi does not have to contain raw fish! This recipe is very Westernized, to please most tastes. The fish is either smoked or well cooked, so you don't have to take a risk!

Instruction

Things You'll Need:

1 cup WATER
3/4 cup SUSHI RICE, or short grained rice
1.5 tablespoons VINEGAR
1.5 tablespoons LEMON JUICE
2 tablespoons WHITE SUGAR
0.5 teaspoons SALT
SMOKED SALMON, or canned salmon (drained), cut into thin strips or small chunks
CARROT STICKS, cooked to barely soft stage
CREAM CHEESE, cut into very thin strips (about 1/4 inch)
RED ONION, cut into very thin strips
AVOCADO, cut into very thin strips
NORI (sheets of seaweed available at most grocery stores). Also called sushi nori

Step 1:
Prepare sushi rice about 1 hour before you will need it, as it needs time to cool down completely before you roll it into your sushi.

Step 2:
Boil water. Add rice. Reduce heat. Cook just until rice absorbs water.

Step 3:
While rice is cooking, in a small saucepan combine vinegar, lemon juice, sugar, and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer just until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat.

Step 4:
As soon as rice is cooked, pour hot vinegar mixture over rice. Stir in. Cover and let stand, to let liquid absorb into rice. Leave it sitting until cool - you can put it into the refrigerator if you like, but wait at least 15 minutes first, to make sure there is enough time for the hot liquid to soak into the rice, or your rice will not be fully cooked!

Step 5:
While you are waiting for your rice to cool, you can prepare your other ingredients, as described in the list.

Step 6:
When the rice is cool, you are ready to make your sushi. Place a sheet of nori onto a slightly damp tea towel.

Step 7:
Spread about 2 tablespoons of rice in a line at one end of the sushi. Use the spoon to flatten it out to make a very thin layer. Try to keep the rice within the first 1/3 or 1/2 of the nori closest to you. This will make it easier to roll it later.

Step 8:
Add strips of salmon on top of the rice, just one thin line along the width. Beside it, add one thin line of carrot sticks along the width. Add all fillings this way.

Step 9:
Roll the edge closest to you over the lines of fillings, then roll tightly to the end. Use a few drops of water to help the end stick to the roll, if needed.

Step 10:
Slice the roll into six or eight equal pieces. If you like, you can serve it with soya sauce, or wasabi (very hot!).

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Tuesday, January 15, 2008
How to Make Vegetable Rice - indian cuisine
Do try this Vegetable Rice which you could make in within 10 mins. It's a tasty and a spicy dish. Hope you guys try this and do let me know your comments.

Instruction

Thing You'll Need:

2-3 carrots
2-3 potato
1-2 capcicum
2 spoons of Ginger Garlic paste
2-3 Green Chilles
A bunch of pudina leaves
2 spoons of oil
2 cups of Rice
4 1/2 cups of water
2 spoons of Ghee
1/2 spoon of masalas
2-3 onions

Step 1:
Take a Pan and Add oil. Fry the Spices ( Garam Masala). Add onions and chilles

Step 2:
Fry till the onions till they turn brown and then add the Ginger Garlic paste. Fry for 2 mins and then add those mint leaves and all the cut veggies. Add required salt.

Step 3:
Once the veggies are fried for 2 mins add the rice Add the 4 cups of water and let it boil for 1 min and then pressure cook it for 10 mins.

Step 4:
Serve the Rice with Cucumber raitha.

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Sunday, January 13, 2008
How to Make Easy Yougurt
Want to save a few bucks every month on plain yogurt?
Here is how,do it your self..

Instruction

Things You'll Need:

2 tablespoons of Plain Yogurt
milk (ideally whole milk, but 2% reduced fat milk will also do and so will non fat milk)

Step 1:
Heat almost half-gallon milk in a container until it just starts to boil.

Step 2:
Remove the entire container from the stove and leave the milk to cool down. Do not expedite the cooling process by refrigerator.

Step 3:
Once the milk cools down to lukewarm temperature transfer it to another plastic or china container, which has a tightly fixing lid. Do not use a metal container, as it will give a bad taste to the yogurt. For convenience you may use the plastic container of the yogurt that you bought from the store. But make sure it is cleaned thoroughly.

Step 4:
Place 2 tablespoon full of yogurt at the bottom of the container. It’s important not to stir the milk. Secure the lid on the container and place it gently in a warm corner of the room.

Step 5:
Surround the container with a woolen blanket to keep milk warm. Leave it undisturbed for 5-6 hours.

Step 6:
Congratulations! You have 'home-made' yogurt ready to serve.

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Saturday, January 12, 2008
How to Make Chicken Curry
If you love spicy curry, this is it! This is a delicious chicken curry that you can cook and enjoy with rice or bread. This is an original Sri Lankan recipe.

Instruction

Things You'll Need:

Chicken cut into cubes (1 ½ pounds)
Oil ( 3 tablespoons)
Lemon/Lime juice
Paprika Powder (1 tablespoon)
Pepper (1 tablespoon)
Roasted curry powder (1 tea spoon)
Chopped garlic (about 3 cloves)
Chopped ginger
Chopped onions
Diced tomato (about one fresh tomato)
Cinnamon Stick ( one )
Cloves ( two)
Cardomom pods ( three)
Water ( 1 cup)
Salt (as desired)

Step 1:
Cut the chicken into cubes. Then mix in the lime juice, paprika powder, salt, pepper, roasted curry powder, chopped garlic and ginger. Allow the chicken to marinate for 30 minutes – one hour.

Step 2:
Heat a pan with oil. Throw in the marinated chicken with the juice and allow it to cook on low heat. As the chicken browns, add in the water and cook on low heat.

Step 3:
Add in the chopped onions, diced tomatoes, cardomoms, cloves and cinnamon stick for flavor.

Step 4:
Let the curry cook for about 10-15 mins. Add in more water and oil if you desire more gravy.

Relevent Tips
You are the best judge of the quantity of ingredients to go into the curry. You can alter the quantity accordingly. If you desire a less spicy curry, reduce the amount of paprika powder. The chicken curry is best with bread or rice. Enjoy!

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Thursday, January 10, 2008
How to Make Malay Fried Rice
Are you in the mood of having a spicy, south east asian food? here is how to cook an Malay fried rice.

Instruction

Thing You'll Need:

rice
garlic
onion
cooking oil
egg
chicken
salt
pepper and chili and of course
cooking utensils.

Step 1:
Heat up your cooking oil, once boiling point has been reached, lower your fire and put in the well-cut garlic and onion.

Step 2:
Put the chicken in, don't forget that you need to peel it off, don't put the whole chunk in.

Step 3:
From this step onwards, you can start adding the egg (this can be done separately if you want it sunny-side up, salt and pepper. Put the rice in and stir well.

Step 4:
Put considerable amount of chili depending on your personal taste, stir well and it is ready to serve.

Relevent Tips
make sure you cook in low fire power, otherwise, things will get smoky

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Wednesday, January 9, 2008
How to Make Thai Spicy Soup-Tom Yam
Learning to cook Thai Spicy Seafood Soup is easy if you know the proper way to add the ingredients.Try it now..

Ingredient

Things you'll need:

2 cups of water or chicken stock
50g shrimp or prawns
50g Sea Bass, skinned and cleaned
50g squid and cut into 2cm pieces
50g mussels in their shell cleaned (optional)
50g crab in shell cleaned (optional)
5 kaffir leaves torn
3 this slices of fresh or dried galangal
1 stalk lemongrass cut into 1 – 2 inch pieces
2 ½ tbsp Thai fish sauce
2 ½ tbsp lime juice
¼ cup sweet basil leaves
Pinch of salt
3 green and red birds eye chilies
1 dried red chili, fried slightly and cut into ½ inch pieces

Step 1:
Wash, peel and de-vein prawns or shrimp, remove the heads but keep the tails intact.

Step 2:
Bring water or stock to boil in a sauce pan over medium heat then add lemongrass, galangal and lime leaves. Cook until fragrant.

Step 3:
Add all the seafood except the shrimp or prawns (DO NOT STIR) and wait until they change color then add the shrimp or prawns. Cook a few more minutes then add the sweet basil leaves, swirl gently and turn off heat.

Step 4:
In a serving bowl, (Do this while waiting for the sauce pan to boil) combine lime juice, chilies and fish sauce.

Step 5:
Add the ingredients from the sauce pan when done to the serving bowl. Mix bottom to top and top with the dried red chilies and sprig of sweet basil.

Relevent Tips
DO NOT stir once you added the seafood as it will make the soup smell of fish.

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Tuesday, January 8, 2008
How to Make Tuna
Tuna time.This is a wonderful recipe! Not only is it easy to make, but it is super cheap, tastes great, and makes a ton.

Instruction

Thing you'll Need:

Three cans of Tuna
Macaroni Shells
Cheddar Cheese
Mayonnaise
Salt
Pepper

Step 1:
First, boil the macaroni shells according to the instructions on the box.

Step 2:
While the shells are boiling, drain the tuna and put in a big bowl. Mash the tuna up with your fingers until it is very fine, not chunky.

Step 3:
Add about a cup of mayo to the tuna and mix together. You can add more mayo later if you like.

Step 4:
Add 1 1/3 cups of sharp cheddar cheese. You don't have to mix yet, just dump it on top of your tuna.

Step 5:
Drain the pasta and add to bowl. Stir everything together, just long enough for the cheese to melt.

Step 6:
You can add salt and pepper as you like. Great with or without it!

Relevent Tips
When reheating, I nuke in the microwave for about 50 seconds and then add a little mayo.

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Monday, January 7, 2008
How to Make Ice Cream Banana
Desert come again.Ice Cream is an excellent treat anytime of the year. Try variations on vanilla ice cream for a nice addition to a dinner party or summer party.

Instruction

Thing you'll Need:

one ripe banana
vanilla ice cream
goblet
Whipped cream
Step 1:
Remove skin from banana. Cut it in to 1/4th inch thick slices.

Step 2:
Take 1 scoop of vanilla ice cream and place it in the goblet.

Step 3:
Put all the slices of banana on top of the ice cream scoop in the goblet.

Step 4:
Put 2 table spoons of Whipped cream on top of bananas and mix the Whipped cream gently with banana slices without breaking them.

Step 5:
Put another scoop of vanilla ice cream on top of the banana-whipped cream mix.

Step 6:
leave the goblet at room temperature for 5 minutes until the ice cream softens a little bit.

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Sunday, January 6, 2008
How To Make West Chicken Soup
I really love this kind of soup and i know that if you try it you will love it also..

Instruction

Thing You'll Need

12 Quart pot or close to it
Chicken legs or thighs
Cumin seasoning
Galic Powder
Salt
Pepper
Cabbage
Potatos
Can veggies
Corn on the Cob


Step 1:
Boil Chicken till it is done, DO NOT pure the water out that is your juice,YOU WILL LEAVE CHICKEN ON THE BONE

Step 2:
Cut potatos in the size you want them, I cut mine in half. they will need to be pilled

Step 3:
put potatos in with the chicken, At this time you will also put in the cabbage. Make sure it is cut up the way you want it

Step 4:
After that... Start adding the seasoning, and what you want to do is add alittle at a time till you like the taste.

Step 5:
Let everything boil for about 20-30 MINS then add the rest of the stuff like, Can Veggies, Corn on the cob,Etc...

Relevent Tips
It is all up to You to make the Flavor just add alittle of the seasonings at a time and slowly taste it

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Saturday, January 5, 2008
How to Make French Onion Soup
NOW let's change our appetite.What is it about soup that offers such comfort, particularly when winter nights draw in? French onion soup is a conundrum as it's so luxurious and rich, yet economical.

Instruction

Thing You'll Need:

4 Tbsp unsalted butter
4 large onions, halved and thinly sliced
1/4 C sugar
Salt & pepper to taste
1/2 tsp coarsely ground black pepper
6 C beef stock
2 Tbsp Ruby port wine
4 large slices French bread, toasted
1 C grated gruyere cheese
4 oven-proof bowls
1 large saucepan

Step 1:
Melt butter over medium-low heat in saucepan.

Step 2:
Add onions to saucepan and cover. Allow them to sweat for 20 minutes, stirring every few minutes to avoid burning.

Step 3:
Sprinkle sugar over the onions and cover for 10 minutes. This will allow the onions to caramelise and turn a golden brown colour.

Step 4:
Add 3 cups of stock and simmer on medium heat for 15 minutes uncovered.

Step 5:
Add remainder of stock with port and heat using medium heat for 30-40 minutes.

Step 6:
Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Step 7:
Preheat oven to 350F.

Step 8:
Fill each oven-proof bowl with soup and top with a slice of toasted french bread.

Step 9:
Sprinkle gruyere over each slice.

Step 10:
Bake until cheese melts and goes bubbly which will take approximately 10 minutes. The cheese will go a beautiful shade of golden brown.

Relevent Tips
Allow the dishes to cool for a few minutes before serving as they will be tongue-burning hot! However, I have to say its worth burning a tongue for this recipe!

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Friday, January 4, 2008
How To Make Easy Snack to Toddler
Quick easy step to bussy mom.This is a nostalgic dish I used to whip up with two of those four younger sisters I was telling you about. This is a fun one for kids over ten years old--they can help chop, peel and arrange. And because it has fruit, cheese and veg--it's terribly good for them!

Instruction

Step 1:
Slice a few mild cheeses like Monterey jack, Swiss and cheddar, but try at least one "stinky" cheese. A good place to start might be bleu cheese--because you could drizzle some honey over it for added palatability.

Step 2:
Slice (or assign a slicer) Granny Smith apples, oranges, bananas and grapes. Also try either kiwi, mango or pomegranate--at least one fruit which is new to them.

Step 3:
Chop up some broccoli florets, carrots, (not the mini orange thumbs!) radishes, and hearts of palm. The hearts of palm are, obviously, not your run-of-the-mill crudite-platter offering. But kids are usually interested in their salty-sweet soft-crunch. And it expands their horizons!

Step 4:
You could whip up a batch of my famous Green Goddess dressing and dip. Or, if you're lazy, a pre made container of a dill dip.

Step 5:
Choose an arranger and a garnisher, depending on how many kids you're cooking with. Pile everything on one, huge platter and serve with mini plates.


Relevent Tips
Each time you make it, use a different cheese, veg and fruit. Even if they hate it, you're trying something new. Maybe they'll loathe hearts of palm, but they'll be mad for papaya!

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Thursday, January 3, 2008
How To Make Quick Easy Pizza
Hmm..
sound tasty and can't wait to experience.
This recipe is quick and easy and toddlers love to eat it!

Instruction

Things you'll need:

mini bagels
mozzerella cheese
tomato sauce

Step 1:
Slice mini bagels in half length wise.

Step 2:
Spoon just enough tomato sauce on top of cut side to cover.

Step 3:
Sprinkle with desired amount of sliced or shredded mozzarella cheese

Step 4:
Bake at 400F for about 8 minutes on a cookie sheet.

Step 5:
Remove from heat and let cool before serving.

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Wednesday, January 2, 2008
How To Make Asian Fried Rice
The secrets to fried rice are simple, but most cooks who make fried rice are not aware of them—thus their creations do not taste authentically Asian. Remember these two secret ingredients, if nothing else: sesame oil and ginger root.

Instruction

Thing you'll need:

Non-stick frying pan
Sesame oil and other veggie oil
White or green onion
Veggies, fresh or frozen
One or two eggs
Ham or shrimp or tofu
Soy sauce
Made-ahead medium or long-grain white rice
Grated ginger root

Step 1:
Start with a tablespoon of sesame oil in a non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Lightly scramble an egg or two in the oil, and remove it. Add another tablespoon of sesame oil, and to that, a few tablespoons of chopped onions (green onions and their tops are especially good, but half of a medium yellow or white onion will do as well), and anywhere from several tablespoons of chopped ham to an entire cup of ham if you like. You can also use shrimp, or a combination of the shrimp and ham, or use tofu. If you do use shrimp, add it just before serving and only heat it through—do not overcook it. If using tofu, fry it separately in a little oil and some soy sauce until it develops a slight skin, then add back to the other frying pan). Stir fry until the onion is almost translucent.

Step 2:
Add about a cup of any vegetables you like, and stir fry until cooked through. (Use firm vegetables, not mushy ones, as described in Veggies, below.) Sweet frozen peas are recommended. Chopped snow peas are great too. Soybeans (eda mame) add a lot of protein.

Step 3:
Add three cups cooked and cooled medium- or long-grain write rice. (It’s important that the rice be “dry.” Moist rice will make your fried rice gooey. If you make more rice than you need one time, then use the leftover for fried rice. Or, simply make rice ahead of time and refrigerate it overnight or let it rest until it is cool.)

Step 4:
Lightly stir fry the rice for a few minutes—it does not need to be cooked—just tossed with the seasonings.

Step 5:
Add 1 tablespoon grated ginger root and about a tablespoon of soy sauce to taste. Add ground pepper to taste. Stir fry for another minute, making sure the soy sauce gets evenly distributed in the rice. Just before serving, add in the scrambled egg, chopping the eggs with your spatula to separate into small bits. Serve.

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posted by Mr FX_is @ 11:43 PM   0 comments
Tuesday, January 1, 2008
How To Make a Sandwish
Hallo great sandwish fellow! Though surely had it not been him, someone would have popularized this classic portable meal. Now anyone can throw stuff between bread and eat it, but a great sandwich is made with meticulous touches. Obsessive, yes, but that is how to make a great sandwich.

Instruction

Things you'll need

2 slices of choice bread
Mustard
Mayonnaise
Choice of meats
Choice of cheese
Tomato slices
Choice of lettuce: Iceberg, romaine, green leaf or any other
Pickle slices
Raw onion rings
Black olive rings
Sweet banana pepper rings
Italian dressing
Salt and pepper
2 green olives with toothpicks

Step 1:
Choose a bread. Make it special like tuscan herb, or maybe a homemade variety. The bread is on either end of your sandwich. If you want it to be great, then you’ve got to do better than manufactured breads stacked in plastic bags on grocery store shelves.

Step 2:
Spread your choice of mustard evenly over one side of bread, all the way out to the edges. Meat goes on top of this.

Step 3:
Make your choices of meats and cheeses to compliment each other. Roast beef or ham go great with Swiss. Bologna and pepperoni are good with cheddar or American.

Step 4:
Heat meat and cheese. Spread sliced roast beef in a skillet and sear both sides. Then cover with slices of Swiss and let it melt. Use a spatula to scoop this on to mustard slathered bread.

Step 5:
Spread a few licks of mustard over cheese and distribute pickle slices evenly on top. Lay tomato slices to cover the bread width entirely and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Layer multiple lettuce leaves to cover the entire surface and sprinkle that with salt and pepper.

Step 6:
Top with onion, banana pepper and black olive rings. Lightly spurt with Italian dressing. Spread mayonnaise to evenly cover top bread and press sandwich together.

Step 7:
Slip a toothpick through two green olives and stick through either side of your masterpiece. Cut sandwich in half for ease of handling. Get ready to enjoy a great sandwich.

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