Sunday, March 6, 2011

Pasta Sauce (the one I served James)

pasta sauce:
ground chicken
2 large cans of crushed tomatoes
container of feta (i usually use 3/4 of one container) - don't need cheese if you're lactose intolerant
2-3 peppers (various colors)
1 container fresh baby spinach
spices (salt, pepper, oregano, thyme, garlic)
parmesan or other cheese (optional)

- cook the ground chicken (don't add oil or margarine). break up the chicken as it's cooking. after the chicken is all browned add the crushed tomatoes, chopped peppers, feta, spinach, spices. simmer for at least one hour on low heat.

NOTE - this is for a pretty big pot of pasta sauce to freeze and re-heat

Banana/other fruit muffin

Banana Muffins----

2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup melted margarine
1/2 cup milk
2-3 mashed (preferably overripe) bananas

Grease muffin tins. Or use inserts. Preheat to 375 F.
In large bowl combine dry ingredients, and form well in middle.
Microwavable dish melt margarine.
Add milk, then egg. Beat well. Mix in banana.
Pour into well in dry ingredients.
Stir until just mixed.
Fill muffin tins 2/3 full and bake for 18-20 minutes.

You can use other fruit too, I did frozen raspberries which tasted good.

I also added a tablespoon of cinnamon, and 1/2 cup to a 1 cup of walnuts.

"Dutch Meat"

This is meant for pork, it makes it really tender. But I am allergic to red meat! So..

½ cup butter

chicken 4 pieces

salt, pepper,paprika etc

ketchup – couple tablespoons

· turn hoodfan on!

· season chicken

· high heat - brown butter – stay close. should be a dark brown but not black.

· take off heat (so it doesn’t splatter) – add chicken

· back on medium high heat with lid on – brown chicken on both sides

· take off heat again – add some water, maybe 1 cup? depending on how you want the gravy – I can’t remember but you should be able to see what it usually looks like. you can always add more water as it cooks if it looks like too little. add ketchup.

· simmer on very low (should just be bubbling) for at least 1 hr (2 is better) – but make sure to check every half hour (set timer) so it doesn’t boil dry if you didn’t add enough water

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Hummus recipe/Chicken

For Hummus you simply need a can of chickpeas, and tahini. Put the chickpeas with some of the juice in the can (1/4 cup maybe?), and a tblspoon of tahini (nut butter, like peanut butter), 4 tblspoons lemon juice (to preserve it), pepper, tablespoon olive oil, 1/2 garlic cloves (depending on intensity you prefer) a bit of salt, paprika and parsley to garnish.

I usually eyeball it so the amounts may not be perfect but it's VERY simple.. Just use a food blender..

Also, putting paprika and cilantro on chicken is a simple/easy way to make chicken taste amazing.

Next I'm going to try making cupcakes with buttercream coconut frosting.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Best Sandwich ever..

Two pieces of rye
Avocado smashed up and mixed with lemon and pepper
Home-made hummus (think I posted recipe?)

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Roasted Chickpeas

1 tblspoon/less olive oil
However many chickpeas you want(drained)
Garlic salt
Chili powder
-In a sandwich bag mix until all covered

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place spread out on tinfoil on a baking sheet. Cook for fourty minutes. SO tasty.

Sunday, March 14, 2010


I wanted to make some quiche, however the vegetarian ones online had things which I didn't have. So, I added my own veggies.

1 Large(organic)Egg
1/2 Cup Milk
1 Red Pepper
Chedder Cheese
Salt and Pepper
Garlic :)
Chickpeas (not many, just enough for the iron intake)

Preheat Oven 375 F.

Whisk together Egg and Milk - 2mins

Mix egg/milk with red pepper, cheese, parsley, salt and pepper, 2 cloves garlic (crushed).

Spoon tablespoon and a bit of mixture into mini-tart shells, cook for 25-35 mins depending on oven.