Saturday, December 29, 2012

INSTANT POT SOUP WITH SMOKED SAUSAGE, WHITE BEANS & VEGETABLES

INSTANT POT SOUP WITH SMOKED SAUSAGE, WHITE BEANS, VEGETABLES | #Instantpotrecipeseasy #Instantpotvegetablesoup #Instapotvegetablesoup #Beefbarleysoupinstantpot #Instapotrecipes #Instantpotpressurecooker #Instantpotnavybeans #Sausageandsauerkrautinstantpot #Instantpotpressurecooker #Electricpressurecookerrecipes #Crockpotrecipes #Pressurecookingrecipes

 

Ingredients

  • 1 lb bag dry navy beansor other white beans of choice, soaked for several hours* (see notes)
  • 1-2 tbsp olive oil
  • 14 oz smoked turkey sausage sliced into medallions
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 carrots peeled and chopped
  • 2 stalks celery chopped
  • 1 tsp fresh thymechopped
  • 2 tsp fresh rosemarychopped
  • 7 cups vegetable broth
  • 3 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1 tsp salt (plus more to taste)
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

Instructions

  1. Using the saute function, add olive oil and cook sausage until browned.
  2. Add onions and saute until translucent. Add garlic and saute for one minute. Turn saute off.
  3. Rinse the beans and add them to the pot, along with all remaining ingredients.
  4. Set to pressure cook (manual) on high for 20 minutes.
  5. When finished, quick release the steam valve.
  6. Open and season with additional salt and/or pepper to taste.
  7. To thicken the soup, use a wooden spoon to smash some of the beans against the side of the pot.
  8. Serve with warm, crusty bread.

recipe adapted  >>>>>  here

Friday, December 28, 2012

Avocado Bacon and Eggs

Avocado Bacon and Eggs | #Avocadobaconandeggs #Healthyeating #Healthysnacks #Yummyfood #Cookingrecipes #Lowcarbrecipes #Ketosnacks #Breakfastideas #Avocadobaconandeggs #Healthybreakfastrecipes #Yummybreakfast #Breakfastdishes

Ingredients

  • 1 medium avocado
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 piece bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 1 tbsp low-fat cheese
  • pinch salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425.
  2. Begin by cutting the avocado in half and removing the pit.
  3. With a spoon, scoop out some of the avocado so it's a tad bigger than your egg and yolk. Place in a muffin pan to keep the avocado stable while cooking.
  4. Crack your egg and add it to the inside of your avocado. Sprinkle a little cheese on top with a pinch of salt. Top with cooked bacon.
  5. Cook for 14-16 minutes. Serve warm.

recipe adapted >>>>>  here

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Spicy Lemon Garlic Baked Tilapia

Spicy Lemon Garlic Baked Tilapia | #Mexicanchickenspaghetti #Chickencrockpotrecipes #Cookingrecipes #Dinnerrecipes #Seafoodrecipes #Fishrecipes #Ketochickenrecipes #Ketocasserolerecipes #Bakedfishrecipes #Ketocrackchickencasserole #Easycasserolerecipes #Tilapiarecipesbaked


Ingredients

  • 4-6 Tilapia Fillets
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 3 tbsp Butter
  • 1 tsp Garlic Minced
  • 1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Black pepper Freshly Cracked
  • 1 lemon Cut into thin slices
  • 2 tbsp Fresh Parsley Chopped

Instructions

  1. Wash the Tilapia fillets and pat them dry.
  2. Arrange the fillets in a baking tray.
  3. Mix lemon juice, butter, garlic, red chilli powder, salt and black pepper in a bowl.
  4. Pour this mixture over the tilapia.
  5. Arrange lemon slices in between the fillets.
  6. Pre heat the oven to 180 degrees C (350 Degrees F).
  7. Bake the fish for 15-20 minutes.
  8. Garnish with fresh parsley.
  9. Serve hot.

recipe adapted >>>>>  here

Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour see notes below
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter see notes below, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 6 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups semisweet chocolate chips I used Ghiradelli semi-sweet

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or spray with non-stick spray.. (To get best results, use parchment paper)
  2. In a medium bowl, sift the flour, baking soda and salt together.
  3. In another large bowl, using an electric mixer at medium speed, beat together the butter, and sugars until smooth and mixed together well.
  4. Add the egg and vanilla and mix on low speed until mixed in.
  5. Gradually add the flour mixture and mix in until just incorporated. Do not keep mixing - do not overmix.
  6. Add chocolate chips and stir with a wooden spoon, again no overmixing, just until incorporated.
  7. Chill dough if dough is warm.
  8. Using a small or large ice cream scoop or heaping tablespoon, drop the dough onto the prepared baking sheets, 6 to 8 per pan, depending on size you are making.
  9. Bake the cookies, 1 sheet at a time, until the bottoms and edges are lightly browned and the tops feel firm when lightly touched,
  10. Small cookies bake 8-10 minutes
  11. Large cookies bake 10-13 minutes.
  12. Let the cookies cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheets, then transfer the cookies to wire racks to cool completely.
  13. Makes 18 -30 cookies depending on size.

Recipe has been adapted from >>>>>  here

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Instant Pot Shredded Chicken Burrito Bowls

InstantPot Shredded Chicken Burrito Bowls - ALL NEWS InstantPot Shredded Chicken Burrito Bowls - ALL NEWS #dinner #dinnerrecipes #dinnerideas #healthydinner #healthydinnerrecipes #easydinnerrecipes #easydinner #healthyrecipes #instantpot


Ingredients

  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 1/4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 packet of taco seasoning
  • 15 ounce can sweet corn, drained
  • 15 ounce can of black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can Rotel
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 2 cups long-grain rice

Instructions

  1. In the Instant Pot, pour just enough chicken broth to cover the bottom of the pot. Then place the chicken breasts along the bottom of the pot.
  2. Sprinkle the taco seasoning evenly over the chicken.
  3. Pour the corn, black beans, and Rotel into the pot. Try to pour them in different sections of the pot, so everything doesn't pile up in one place.
  4. Add both the green and red bell peppers, and the onion. Again, spreading them evenly along the top, so they don't pile up too much.
  5. Add the rice evenly to the pot. Then add the remaining chicken broth. Try to push the rice down so that it's covered by the broth.
  6. Using your Instant Pot's instructions, pressure cook for 10 minutes. Once it's done cooking, allow it to slowly depressurize for 10 minutes. Then release the sealing valve to vent any remaining pressure.
  7. Remove the lid. Using 2 forks pull the chicken meat apart so it becomes thin enough for a good taco consistency.
  8. Stir well to incorporate all the ingredients and place the lid back on. Do not turn the Instant Pot on, but let it sit with the lid sealed for at least 5 minutes. This will finish cooking any rice that may have been sitting on the top and not cooked all the way through.
  9. Enjoy in a bowl by itself, in a soft tortilla, or with tortilla chips. And don't forget your favorite toppings!

RECIPE ADAPTED >>>>>  here

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Korean BBQ Steak Bowls With Spicy Sesame Dressing Recipe For Dinner

Korean BBQ Steak Bowls With Spicy Sesame Dressing Recipe For Dinner | #Cookingrecipes #Dessertrecipes #Lowcarbrecipes #Ketorecipes #Nocarbdiets #Diyfoodrecipes #Quickandeasydinnerrecipes #Pastadishes #Creamybeefandshells #Hamburgermeatrecipes #Cookingrecipes #Dinnerideas

 

Ingredients

  • for the spicy sesame dressing
  • 2/3 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup mirin
  • 1 tablespoon fresh minced or crushed ginger
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 2-3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons sambal oelek (spicy chili paste)
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • for the korean bbq steak bowls
  • 1 lb. top sirloin steak, cut into very thin pieces
  • 2 bell peppers (red and yellow), spiralized or cut into strips
  • 2 handfuls of spinach
  • wonton strips, scallions, and sesame seeds for topping

Instructions

  1. Pulse the dressing ingredients in a food processor until smooth. Place the steak in a bag and cover with enough dressing to coat. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours (now would be a good time to prep all other veggies).
  2. Heat a very heavy pan over high heat. Pull the steak out of the sauce and discard remaining sauce. Add the steak to the pan with a little oil if necessary depending on what type of pan you are using. It should sizzle! Let the steak sit for 1-2 minutes to get a golden brown sear, flip if necessary, or just remove from the pan and let it finish cooking on a plate. How long you cook the meat for is dependent on how well-done you want your steak, but just keep it mind that it cooks quickly because it’s sliced very thinly.
  3. .......

RECIPE ADAPTED  >>>>>  here

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

CREAMY SPICY SUN DRIED TOMATO PASTA

CREAMY SPICY SUN DRIED TOMATO PASTA | #Pastadishes #Noodlesrecipes #Pastasaucerecipes #Creamyspicysundriedtomatopasta #Pastarecipesvideos #Garlicspaghettirecipes #Healthydinnerrecipes #Cookingrecipes #Easyhealthydinner #Healthypastarecipes #Easypastadishes #Pastarecipeseasy



Ingredients

  • 250g uncooked penne pasta
  • 1 tbsp + 1/2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 to 5 garlic gloves, minced (2 tbsp)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp cornflour*
  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 tsp salt + pepper to taste
  • 1/2 + 1/4 cup sun dried tomatoes (jarred in oil, with garlic and herbs included), drained from any oil
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes, or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 to 3 big handfuls of rocket or baby spinach


Instructions

  1. Cook your pasta according to the package instructions, but leave the pasta just slightly undercooked. Set aside.
  2. Add 1 tbsp olive oil into a large frying pan over medium to high heat. When hot, add garlic and cook for 2 minutes or until lightly browned. Mix in cornflour and cook for a further minute. Add 1/2 tsp of salt and 1 cup of almond milk, making sure that the mixture is smooth besides the garlic. When it has thickened, add the remaining cup of almond milk. When it has thickened slightly (it will thicken further when blended), pour this into a blender.
  3. Add 1/2 cup sun dried tomatoes, nutritional yeast and 1/3 cup water to the blender and blend until smooth. Set aside.
  4. Rinse out the frying pan and heat up 1/2 tsp of oil. Cut the remaining sun dried tomatoes to be roughly 2cm pieces. Add this along with the onion to the pan and sauté for 3 minutes. Add chilli flakes and dried oregano and cook for a further minute. If it sticks to the frying pan, add a splash of water.
  5. Pour the sauce into the pan, making sure the heat is low to medium to prevent it from sticking. When the sauce is heated through, add in the pasta. Add pepper to taste and any extra salt or a splash of water if needed. When the pasta is heated through, serve this on top of the greens.

RECIPE ADAPTED  >>>>>  here



Rated 4.8/5 based on 490 customer reviews

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Heart Shaped Peanut Butter Cookies

Heart Shaped Peanut Butter Cookies | #Valentinesdayfood #Valentinesdaytreats #Valentine'sdayrecipes #Valentinesdaydesserts #Holidayrecipes #Valentinefun #Sugarcookiefrostingrecipe #Cookiedecoratingvideos #Royalicingrecipeeasy #Sugarcookieicingthathardens #Royalicingrecipewithoutmeringuepowder #Cookiedecoratingicing

Ingredients

  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup packed light brown sugar
  • ½ cup (1 stick) salted butter, melted (microwave for 25-30 seconds)
  • ½ cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a medium sized mixing bowl add sugar, brown sugar, & melted butter, stir until creamy. Add peanut butter, egg, & vanilla, stir until smooth & creamy.
  3. Add flour & baking soda & stir until well combined.
  4. Scoop or roll dough into 1½ inch balls & place on ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten each ball using the bottom of a glass (coated in sugar).
  5. To make the top of the heart use a butter knife or the handle of fork to cut into the top center of dough. Press it outwards to the right & left to make the "V" shape.
  6. Use your thumb & index finger to pinch the bottom of the dough to make the bottom "V" shape of the heart. You can use your hands to perfect the heart shape if needed.
  7. Take a fork & press the dough down on each side making a criss-cross on the heart.
  8. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Be careful not to over bake them or your cookies will turn out hard.

Recipe adapted >>>>>  here

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Creamy Tomato and Spinach Pasta

Creamy Tomato and Spinach Pasta | #Creamymushroompasta #Pastadishes #Vegetarianmeals #Vegetarianpastarecipes #Meatlessmeals #Healthypastarecipes #Quickandeasydinnerrecipes #Ketorecipes #Cookingrecipes #Yummyfood #Pastadishes #Healthyeating

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb penne pasta ($0.89)
  • 1 small onion ($0.25)
  • 2 cloves garlic ($0.16)
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil ($0.16)
  • 15 oz can diced tomatoes ($0.59)
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano ($0.03)
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil ($0.03)
  • pinch red pepper flakes (optional) ($0.02)
  • 1/2 tsp salt ($0.03)
  • freshly cracked pepper to taste ($0.05)
  • 2 Tbsp tomato paste ($0.11)
  • 2 oz cream cheese ($0.48)
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan ($0.42)
  • 1/2 9 oz. bag fresh spinach ($0.50)

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Add the pasta and cook until tender (7-10) minutes. Drain the pasta in a colander.
  2. While waiting for the pasta to cook, dice the onion and mince the garlic. Cook both in a large skillet with the olive oil over medium-low heat until softened and transparent (about 5 minutes).
  3. Add the diced tomatoes (with juices), oregano, basil, red pepper flakes, salt, and some freshly cracked pepper to the skillet with the onions and garlic. Stir to combine. Add the tomato paste and a 1/2 cup of water to the skillet and stir until the tomato paste is dissolved into the sauce.
  4. Turn the heat down to low. Cut the cream cheese into a few pieces and then add them to the skillet with the tomato sauce. Use a whisk to stir the sauce until the cream cheese has fully melted in and the sauce is creamy. Add half of the Parmesan to the skillet and whisk until it is melted in. Add the remainder of the parmesan and whisk until melted in again.
  5. Add the fresh spinach and gently stir it into the sauce until it has wilted (3-5 minutes). Add the pasta and stir until it is well coated in the creamy tomato sauce. Taste and adjust the salt and pepper as needed. Serve warm.

recipe adapated >>>>>  here

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Vanilla Magic Custard Cake

Vanilla Magic Custard Cake | #Vanillamagiccustardcake #Sweetrecipes #Cakedesserts #Cakecookies #Nobakecake #Bakingrecipes #Vanillamagiccustardcake #Custardcakerecipes #Custarddesserts #Vanillacakerecipe #Creamydesserts #Vanillacustardpie

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter-melted and slightly cooled
  • 2 cups milk-lukewarm
  • 1 and 1/4 cups (150 g) powdered sugar
  • 4 eggs-separated
  • 1 Tablespoon water
  • 1 cup (115g) flour
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • powdered sugar for dusting

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F
  2. Lightly grease 8×8 inch baking dish, set aside
  3. Whip the egg whites until stiff peaks form, set aside.
  4. Beat the egg yolks and powdered sugar until pale yellow.
  5. Mix in melted butter and the tablespoon of water (for about 2 minutes) until evenly combined.
  6. Mix in the flour until evenly incorporated.
  7. Slowly beat in the milk and vanilla extract until well combined.
  8. Fold in the egg whites (1/3 at a time, then repeat until all of the egg whites are folded in).
  9. Pour the batter into the pan and bake for 40-60 minutes (until the cake is barely jiggly in the center). Baking time might vary depending on your oven or pan you use, but start checking after 40 minutes. If the top browns too quick before the minimum of 40 minutes, you can cover the cake with aluminum foil.
  10. Cool the cake completely before dusting with powdered sugar. Even cooled, it will be slightly jiggly because it has custard layer in the center.

  recipe adapted >>>>>  here

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Oven Baked Chicken and Rice

Oven Baked Chicken and Rice | #OvenBaked #Chicken and #Rice #Chickendishes #Cookingrecipes #Fooddishes #Poultryrecipes #Yummydinners #Ricerecipes #Cookingrecipes #Poultryrecipes #Chickendinner #Fooddishes #Bakedchickenrecipes #Bakedchickenthighs


Ingredients

  • 5 chicken thigh fillets , bone in, skin OFF (Note 1)
  • 1 onion , chopped (brown, white or yellow)
  • 2 cloves garlic (large) , minced
  • 2 tbsp/ 30 g butter (or olive oil)
  • 1 1/2 cups / 270 g long grain white rice (Note 3)
  • 1 1/2 cups / 375 ml chicken broth/stock
  • 1 1/4 cups / 312 ml water, hot (tap is fine)
  • CHICKEN RUB (NOTE 2):
  • 1 tsp paprika powder
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • Black pepper
  • OPTIONAL GARNISH:
  • Fresh thyme leaves or finely chopped parsley

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 180C/350F.
  2. Scatter onion and garlic in a baking dish (about 10 x 15" / 25 x 35 cm), then place butter in the centre. Bake for 15 minutes (check at 12 minutes, mix if some bits are browning too much).
  3. Meanwhile, mix together Chicken Rub. Sprinkle on both sides of the chicken.
  4. Remove baking dish from the oven. Add rice then mix.
  5. Place chicken on rice. Then pour chicken broth and water around the chicken.
  6. Cover with foil, then bake for 30 minutes. Remove foil, spray chicken with oil (optional), then bake for a further 20 minutes until liquid is absorbed.
  7. Stand for 5 minutes, then remove chicken and fluff up rice. Garnish with parsley if desired, serve and enjoy!

recipe adapted >>>>>  here

Monday, December 3, 2012

Roasted Carrot Soup


Roasted Carrot Soup | #Lentilsoupeasy #Celeryrecipes #Roastedcarrotsoup #Lentilrecipeseasy #Lentilsoupcrockpot #Soupparty #Pumpkinsoup #Roastedcarrotsoup #Carrottomatosoup #Recipeswithcarrots #Carrotsouphealthy #Cookingrecipes

 

 Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds carrots — peeled, cut into 1/2-inch slices (about 6 large carrots)
  • 1 large yellow onion — thinly sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic — peeled and left whole
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt — divided, plus additional to taste
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper — plus additional to taste
  • 2 cans whole peeled tomatoes — (28 ounce cans)
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt — plus additional for serving
  • Fresh basil — optional, for serving

Instructions

  1. Place racks in the upper and lower thirds of the oven and preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Generously coat two baking sheets with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Place the carrots, onions, and garlic in a large bowl. Drizzle with the olive oil, then sprinkle with 1 teaspoon salt, cumin, and pepper. Toss to evenly coat, then spread in a single layer on the prepared baking sheets, ensuring that the vegetables do not crowd one another. Roast for 25 to 30 minutes, turning twice throughout, until the vegetables are tender and browned. Let cool on the pans for 10 minutes.
  3. While the vegetables cool, drain the juice from the tomato cans into a small bowl or measuring cup. Set aside.
  4. Working in two batches, add half of the roasted vegetables to a food processor fitted with a steel blade or to a blender. Add 1 can of the drained tomatoes. Purée until smooth, then pour the purée into a 4-quart or larger heavy-bottomed pot, such as a Dutch oven. Repeat with the remaining vegetables and tomatoes, then add to the pot.
  5. Stir in the reserved tomato juices, basil, yogurt, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt. Bring to a gentle simmer and let cook for about 10 minutes, until fully heated through. Taste and add additional salt and/or pepper as desired. Serve warm, topped with fresh basil and/or additional Greek yogurt.

RECIPE ADAPTED  >>>>>  here


Rated 4/5 based on 204 customer reviews

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Whole30 Lettuce Wraps (PF Changs Lettuce Wraps Recipe)

Whole30 Lettuce Wraps (PF Changs Lettuce Wraps Recipe) | I love cheeseburgers! These look delicious!#Summersquashcasserole #Healthysummerdinnerrecipes #Summermealsdinner #Easysummerdinners #Healthysummermeals #Ketorecipes #Turkeymeatrecipes #Turkeytacosalad #Turkeylettucewraps #Healthyeating #Healthysnacks #Nocarbdiets

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • ½ teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 6 slices American cheese
  • 2 large heads iceburg or romaine lettuce, rinsed then dried
  • 2 tomatoes, sliced thin
  • small red onion, sliced thin Spread
  • ¼ cup light mayo
  • 3 Tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 Tablespoon dill pickle relish
  • dash of salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Heat a grill or skillet on medium heat.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together ground beef, seasoned salt, pepper and oregano.
  3. Divide mixture into 6 sections then roll each into a ball. Press each ball down flat to form a patty.
  4. Place patties on grill/pan and cook for approximately 4 minutes on each side or until cooked to your liking. (If using a skillet, only cook 3 at a time to avoid over-crowding.)
  5. Place a slice of cheese on each cooked burger. Place each burger on a large piece of lettuce. Top with spread (see recipe below), one slice tomato, red onion and whatever else you like. Wrap the lettuce up over the top and serve. Enjoy!
  6. Spread: In a small bowl mix together all the spread ingredients. Refrigerate until ready to use.

RECIPE ADAPTED  >>>>>  here