Sunday, December 8, 2013

Ham and Cheese Omelet



Not just an ordinary breakfast, perfect for those special days... ;)


Ingredients-

1. 2 Eggs
2. 2 Slices of Cheese
3. 3 Slices of Ham
4. Fresh Chives
5. Salt
6. Pepper
7. Vegetable Oil
8. 100ml of Milk
9. Ketchup (optional)




Instructions-

1. Prepare ingredients. Slice ham into small cubes. Cut cheese into smaller pieces.
2. Preheat skillet with a tablespoon of oil.
3. Add sliced ham and cook for about two minutes.
4. Whisk two eggs with 100ml of milk and add to pan.
5. Let eggs settle, then tilt the pan to slide the uncooked part to settle.
6. Lower heat to not burn the eggs. 
7. Add sliced cheese and cook for one more minute.
8. Add salt and pepper to taste.
9. Gently fold the omelet into half with the help of a spatula.
10. Serve with bread, chopped chives, and ketchup.

ENJOY!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Baked Ginger Chicken Drumsticks

 

 

Ingredients-

1. 5 Chicken Drumsticks
2. 2 tsp. of Soy Sauce
3. 2 tsp. of Vegetable Oil
4. 1/2 tsp. of Dried Cumin Powder
5. 1/2 tsp. of Dried Ginger Powder
6. 1/2 tsp. of Dried Garlic Powder 
7. 1/2 tsp. of Paprika or Cayenne Pepper (add cayenne pepper for more spice)
8. 1 tsp. of Lemon Juice
9. Pinch of Salt
10. Black Pepper (add to taste)



Instructions-

1. Prepare chicken drumsticks. Wash and dry. Place in dish.
2. Add soy sauce and lemon juice.
3. Add vegetable oil. Mix well with hands.
4. Add all dry spices to the chicken and spread evenly.
5. Set aside in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours. 
6. Preheat oven to 180C/360F.
7. Bake for about 50 minutes in baking dish, covered with lid.
8. For crispy and brown skin, remove lid after 60 minutes of baking.
9. Bake for about another 10 minutes.
10. Remove from oven and serve with choice of favorite side dish.

*Try this baked ginger chicken with a side dish of yellow rice with peas and carrots.

ENJOY!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Yellow Rice with Peas and Carrots Side Dish


Winter is almost here, and this time of year makes me lazy...
We can still make a decent meal at home, though!
This will take less than twenty minutes, it's a great time saver, too.

Ingredients-

1. 1 Cup of White Rice
2. 350g of Frozen Carrot and Pea Mix
3. 3 tbsp. of Oil
4. 1 tsp. of Butter (optional)
5. 1/2 tsp. of Cumin Powder
6. Salt
7. Pepper
8. 2 Cups of Boiled Water





Instructions-

1. Preheat pot with 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil.
2. When warm, add 1 cup of white rice and mix continuously.
3. Cook rice until it turns slightly gold.
4. Add 2 cups of boiled water and mix. Add 1/2 teaspoon of dried cumin powder.
5. Cook rice on medium-low heat until all the water is absorbed. (max. 15 minutes)
6. In the meantime, preheat non-stick pan. Add 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil.
7. Add frozen peas and carrots. Add about two tablespoons of water to prevent burning. Cover.
8. Cook for about ten minutes. Add salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste.
9. Mix cooked rice with a fork, "fluff." Add to bowl.
10. Add cooked and seasoned carrots and peas to rice and mix.
11. Serve as a side to your favorite dish with chicken or as a single meal.



ENJOY!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Turkey Ragu with Penne


Another pasta dish, I simply can't resist!
However, this is a healthier twist because I substituted pork/beef with turkey.
This is a wise choice because the entire meal will have less calories and fat.
Surprisingly, it does not affect the taste. This was absolutely delicious!

Ingredients- (makes several servings)

1. 500g Ground Turkey
2. 2 Cans of Chopped Tomatoes (with basil and oregano, optional)
3. 1 Large Carrot
4. 4-5 Celery Stalks
5. 1 Large Onion
6. Vegetable Oil
7. 4 Garlic Cloves
8. 4 tbsp. of Tomato Paste
9. 300g of Penne Pasta
10. Grated Parmesan Cheese
11. Salt
12. Pepper
13. 1/2 tsp. of Basil
14. 1/2 tsp. of Oregano
15. 1/2 tsp. of Powdered Garlic
16. 1/2 tsp. of Sugar
17. 1/2 tsp. of Salt-Free Garlic Herb Seasoning Mix (optional)






Instructions-

1. Wash and clean vegetables. Chop carrots, onion, and celery.
2. Preheat large sauce pot with a thin layer of vegetable oil.
3. Add chopped onions and cook for one minute.
4. Add sugar to the onions and stir.
5. When onions brown, add chopped carrots and celery. Add salt to taste.
6. Cook with lid covered and stir frequently.
   *Add water if necessary to prevent burning.
7. After about ten minutes of cooking, add two cans of chopped tomatoes. Add herbs.
8. Cook on low heat for about 1 hour. Stir occasionally.
9. In the meantime, preheat skillet with 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil.
10. Add ground turkey and cook. Add salt and plenty of freshly ground black pepper.
11. Add a pinch of basil, oregano, and powdered garlic to the meat.
12. When the meat begins to brown, add 3 tbsp. of tomato paste and stir.
13. Cook for about two more minutes then remove from heat and set aside.
14. When the tomato sauce has been cooking for about an hour, check the vegetables.
15. When vegetables are soft, remove sauce from heat and let it slightly cool.
16. Once the sauce is cooled, blend thoroughly with a blender.
17. Add cooked meat to the blended sauce and stir. Reheat entire turkey ragu sauce.
18. Simmer for about twenty more minutes
19. In the meantime, cook penne pasta al dente.
20. Combine sauce and pasta, and serve with grated Parmesan cheese. Delicious!


Enjoy!

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