Great Summer Recipes

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Great Summer Recipes

Great summer recipes need to be light but delicious, filling without being heavy and nutritious at the same time. Besides entrees, a summer meal might involve fresh, chilled fruit, a selection of gourmet cheese Columbus allowed to soften a bit in the heat on a marble platter under a mesh done and tall, icy drinks. Most important, they need to be fairly easy for the cook in the hot kitchen to put together and serve.

Here are some great summer recipes:

Asian Chicken Salad
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
1 package of udon noodles
1 tbs. white sesame seeds
1/2 cup white wine vinegar
1/2 cup honey
2 tbs. hoisin sauce
1 tbs. dark sesame oil
1 yellow tomato
1 red tomato
6 cups mixed salad greens
1/2 head Chinese cabbage, shredded
1/2 bunch of fresh, cilantro, chopped
Garnish: Whole scallions

Cook the chicken breasts under a grill lid over medium hot coals, 6 minutes per side or until done. Cool, then cut into thin slices. Set aside.
Cook noodles until al dente in a pot of boiling water, drain and place in a large glass bowl. Add sesame seeds, cool and set aside.
Combine vinegar, honey, hoisin sauce and sesame oil. Stir well. Reserve 1/3 of a cup for the dressing. Combine the rest of the dressing with the chicken in a large bowl. Cover and chill for at least an hour.

Peel, seed and chop the tomatoes. Combine the tomatoes, salad greens, cabbage and cilantro. Drizzle with the reserved dressing, toss to coat. Arrange the salad and chicken on serving plates and sprinkle on the noodles. Garnish with scallions.

2 Haas avocados, just ripe
1 large tomato, quartered
1/2 red onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 loosely packed fresh cilantro
1/2 tsp. salt
2 jalapeño peppers, sliced
1/4 chopped yellow onion
1 1/2 tbs. fresh lime juice

Combine all the ingredients, stir well. Serve with nacho chips.

Buttermilk Fried Corn
2 cups fresh corn from the cob
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
2/3 cup all purpose flour
2/3 cup cornmeal
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
Oil for frying

Combine the corn and buttermilk in a large bowl and let stand a half an hour at room temperature. Drain.
Combine flour, cornmeal, salt and pepper in a plastic bag. Add corn to the flour mixture a bit at a time and shake the bag to coat.
Pour about an inch of oil in a Dutch oven and heat to 375 degrees F. Fry the corn a little at a time in the hot oil until golden. Drain on paper towels.

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Healthy Thanksgiving Meal Ideas

Posted by on Nov 14, 2012 in Healthy Foods, Meal Tips, Recipies | Comments Off on Healthy Thanksgiving Meal Ideas

Healthy Thanksgiving Meal Ideas

Thanksgiving conjures images of feasting with family, with a bounty of food and drinks to try. Thanksgiving dinner can be flavorful and healthy simply by creating a few healthy dishes to balance and compliment the less healthy ones. Those that highlight the autumn season’s bounty, including root vegetables and pumpkin, are a great addition to bring to the table.

Roasted Root Vegetable Medley

This easy side dish can be prepared in advance. The autumnal hues of these fiber-rich root vegetables offer a visually appealing presentation.

6 red beets, peeled, cut into sixths
3 turnips, peeled, cut into sixths
2 large parsnips, peeled, sliced crosswise into 1-inch rounds
5 Yukon gold potatoes, peeled, but into sixths
1 1-pound bag of baby carrots
12 garlic cloves, peeled
6 shallots, peeled, halved lengthwise
½ cup extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage
Salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place the cut vegetables, garlic and shallots casino online in a roasting pan. Add the olive oil, thyme and sage. Generously sprinkle the mixture with salt and pepper. Toss all of the ingredients well, until the vegetables are evenly coated with the oil, herbs, salt and pepper. Roast this for about one hour, stirring once halfway through the cooking time. Serves eight.

Pumpkin Bread

Loaded with beta-carotene, potassium and healthy fat with every bite, this satisfying dessert option makes the most of fall pumpkin spice flavors without the inclusion of heavy cream.

1¼ cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon Taureans are probably too slow, possessive and attached to material values that are alien to you, whereas Pisceans may be listless, too dreamy and too sensitive, in short, a bit out of phase by comparison with your personality, which is so spontaneous and running wild!As for Virgo and scorpio weekly horoscope men, they stir up in you blended feelings of warm curiosity and natural distrust. nutmeg
1 egg
¼ cup vegetable oil
7 ½ ounces canned pumpkin
¼ teaspoon vanilla
½ cup coarsely chopped walnuts
½ cup raisins or dried cranberries

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Grease and flour a loaf pan. Mix all ingredients and pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 1 ¼ hours. Cool to room temperature before removing the loaf from the pan. Makes one loaf.

Side dishes of vegetables and complex carbohydrates create a visual cornucopia of autumn’s bounty. In lieu of mashed potatoes laden with butter and heavy cream, consider mashing the potatoes with turnips and roasted garlic cloves for added flavor. Substitute white flour rolls and stuffing bread with whole grain variations. Instead of heavy cream pies, choose desserts that showcase the season’s fruits.

To your health, happy Thanksgiving!

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Great Desserts

Posted by on Nov 6, 2012 in Recipies | Comments Off on Great Desserts

Great Desserts

It’s that time of the year when out come the treats. It seems from Halloween to Christmas it is a non stop treat feast. And I  can’t help it. I love making desserts. I love how they look and taste and they make a great entrance to a party. I have made quite a few treats in the last little while and here are some of my favorites.

Rainbow Cheesecake-

This rainbow cheesecake is pretty simple but a bit time consuming. rainbow cheesecakeThe cheesecake has a very rich and creamy flavor. You separate the batter into 6 even bowl then use food coloring to get the correct colors and pour one at a time in the middle and somehow it just pushes the colors out to create this rainbow effect. The cheesecake takes about an hour in preparation, and cooks for an hour and forty five minutes, and then needs to cool in the oven for an hour, so make sure you have enough time to complete it. You don’t want it to crack.




Frankenheads These little guys are awesome. You may think you don’t like marshmallows but once you have these you will be singing a different tune. I found these guys on Damsels in Success. They are really simple! You just get some white chocolate, melt it, and mix in green food coloring and dip about 3/4 of the marshmallow. Let the marshmallow sit and dry and then do the top in milk chocolate. The faces are made with black cooking gel.




Holiday Pretzel Treats

holiday-pretzel-treats-christmas-recipe-photo-  These are a super simple but great holiday treat I found online. All you need is square pretzels, M&M’s and Hershey’s Kisses and Hugs. You lay the pretzels down on a cookie sheet and put a hug or a kiss on them and melt them for about 5 minutes in the oven, then you put the M&M on it, and let cool. That is it.

There are so many fun desserts you can make this year. Hopefully I will post more as I get time this holiday season.

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Roasted Broccoli

Posted by on Jan 27, 2012 in Recipies | Comments Off on Roasted Broccoli

Roasted Broccoli

A delicious variation of your basic dinner vegetable!

You preheat the oven to 425.

Take 4 to 5 pounds of broccoli (I just got two large bunches), cut into florets (but relatively big ones.) Wash and dry them THOROUGHLY.

Now, it’s easy. Put the broccoli on a cookie sheet. Toss with olive oil, salt and pepper. About 5 Tbs olive oil, 1 1/2 tsps kosher salt, 1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper – or just eyeballed it. Now add 4 garlic cloves that are peeled and sliced and toss them in too.

Roast in Because many how to recover lost files warehouses and how to recover lost files marts are comprised of how to recover lost files gath- ered from various sources within a company, the costs associated with the cleansing and normalizing of the how to recover lost files must also be addressed. the oven 20 to 25 minutes, until crisp-tender and the tips of some of the florets are browned.

You can shake the pan around once or twice during the roasting.

When it’s done, take it out of the oven–and here’s where it gets really good–zest a lemon over the broccoli, squeeze the lemon juice over the broccoli, add 1.5 Tbs more olive oil, 3 Tbs toasted pine nuts, and 1/3 cup of freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

This delicious combination of crispy broccoli with garlic, lemon, and cheese will make this main dish worthy!

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Whole Grain Waffles

Posted by on Jan 22, 2012 in Recipies | Comments Off on Whole Grain Waffles


  • 2 cups kefir (or ½ yogurt & ½ milk, or use all buttermilk)
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1 1/3 cup whole grain flower mixture (spelt, barley, oat groat, kamut, quinoa, millit, brown rice, etc)
  • 1/4 cup ground flax, cornmeal, or toasted wheat germ
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 large eggs lightly beaten
  • 2 TBSP raw honey, agave, or maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp applesauce or oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla


Mix kefir, eggs, sweetener, applesauce (or oil), & vanilla in a medium bowl. Whisk flour, oats, casino online flax, salt and cinnamon in a large bowl.  Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients; mix with a rubber spatula just until moistened.  You can let this sit for as long as you”d like. You can even have it sit overnight in your fridge. Add the baking powder & baking soda just before you are ready to cook & mix well. Coat a waffle iron with coconut oil, butter, or cooking spray.

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Quinoa Chili

Posted by on Jan 21, 2012 in Recipies | Comments Off on Quinoa Chili


  • 2 cups dry beans, soaked and cooked (I like kidney or black)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 1 zucchini, shredded
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne
  • 2/3 cup quinoa (ideally soaked overnight in 2/3 cup water 3/4 online casinos tbsp. lemon juice or kefir)
  • 1 can tomato sauce (8oz)
  • 2 cups tomatoes, diced (or canned stewed tomatoes)
  • 2 cups water


Sauté onions in olive oil until translucent. Add green peppers, garlic, and zucchini and sauté until tender. Add garlic, salt, and spices. Add quinoa, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, and water. Simmer for 20 minutes. Add beans and simmer for 15 more minutes. Serve topped with cheese.

Recipe was adjusted from Feed your Family.

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