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Simple and Nutritious Black Rice Bowl

2018-03-02T16:45:44+00:00 Asian Inspired Recipe, Pasta and Grain|

Have you ever tried black rice?  Black rice has a nutty and slightly chewy texture as compared to regular rice and it is packed with nutrients… I had black rice once in a local restaurant, since the black rice was mixed with white rice and quinoa, I could not tell the “real” texture of it. Well, I got very curious and it is when the search for the black rice started...after checking into a few stores I finally found it at Sprouts, one of my favorite places to buy organic vegetables and fruits.  I was so happy to find organic black rice selling by the bulk and yes, it is a bit more expensive than your regular white rice, but [...]

Air Fried Chicken Wings

2018-03-02T16:46:25+00:00 Air-Fryer, Poultry|

This is the easiest, healthiest and fastest way to enjoy chicken wings…air-frying it! If you are like me and enjoy crispy, and grease free chicken wings you must, I emphasize you MUST try this method…it is magical, and you just need a few ingredients besides the air-fryer and chicken wings, super simple! Honestly since I got the air fryer I have been using it a lot and I kick myself for not have found this gadget sooner…it is true that is kind of bulky, but it does wonder and does not heat the kitchen as the oven… Did I convince you that this is the way to go? When ordering chicken wings in a restaurant I always request them [...]

Simple Air-Fried Curry Cauliflower

2018-03-13T22:39:41+00:00 Air-Fryer, Vegetarian|

This simple and tasty cauliflower can be made by simply combining a bit of curry and after a few minutes in the air-fryer you will have a super healthy side dish. Here I am again with another recipe using the air-fryer…I must confess that this is one of the most used gadget in my kitchen and I regret not getting it earlier…I have been experimenting with all kind of food, and so far I am pretty content with the results, especially that so little oil is needed if any in order to accomplish flavorful dishes.  Moreover, it is so easy to clean…which is a very important element when it comes to everyday cooking…with no more words, I will go ahead [...]

Growing Green Onion In Water

2018-02-16T12:12:27+00:00 Edible Garden|

By placing the green onion leftover with roots on water, you will be able to regrow new ones in just a few days… Before I share this week post which has no recipe I just want to let you know that I will be of off for a couple of weeks, and will not be able to make my weekly visit to your blog, but will definitely catch up once I am back…in the meantime I will leave you with this simple way to regrow green onion or scallion. Don’t you like the idea of having fresh cut of green onion every time you need it? Well, it is very simple…just cut about an inch from the bulbs leaving the roots. [...]

Multigrain Sourdough Bread

2018-02-13T07:55:48+00:00 Bread, Breakfast|

Who does not like a hearty, nutty and crusty bread?  This bread is loaded with lots of grains…great for sandwich or just as a toast. Since I started cultivating my sourdough starter I wanted to make a multigrain loaf of bread…the combination of the slightly sour and hearty grains  in each bite is just amazing…so why to make the best out of it?  Healthy and tasty…we use the bread for sandwich, toast or simply with a smear of a big chunk of butter. Many of the recipes call for cereal, since we do not eat box cereal I had to search for recipes that use grains, pure and simple…the template used in this recipe is from “Seeded Multigrain Sourdough, [...]

Air Fried Taiwanese Black Pepper Chicken

2018-02-13T07:50:58+00:00 Air-Fryer, Asian Inspired Recipe, Poultry|

These little chunks of chicken are so tasty and totally addictive…they all come with lots of flavors and are a favorite in Taiwanese cafes… I love this chicken, and with the help of the air-fryer I am not worry about of the fat that come with it…the original recipe calls for deep fry, since I have been avoiding deep frying at home I would only get this chicken when eating out.  Well, no more of ordering this chicken now that I can use the air-fryer and get the same crispy chicken.  I like to use chicken thighs for this recipe since it has a bit more of fat therefore more flavor. This chicken is very often found in Taiwanese [...]

Zucchini Noodles with Sausage Sauce

2018-02-13T07:51:27+00:00 Low-Carb, Meat|

Have you ever tried making meat sauce with sausage meat? If the answer is no…you must give this a try… This is a simple version of meat sauce…I just peeled the “skin” from the fresh Italian sausage and use as a “ground” meat.  The advantage is that the fresh Italian sausage is packed with flavors, therefore you will end up with a very tasty meat sauce.  Make sure to caramelized the garlic, onion and the meat…you will be amazed of the deep enhanced flavors. Ingredients: 1lb fresh Italian sausage 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 small red onion, finely chopped 8oz cremini mushroom, sliced 1 jar marinara sauce, 25oz Salt and ground pepper to taste Olive oil, if needed 3 [...]

Jalapeno Artichoke and Crab Dip

2018-02-13T10:30:17+00:00 Appetizer, Fish and Seafood|

Just by mixing two ready available products and you will have this creamy, rich, hearty crab dip…  I learned this recipe while visiting a friend in Palm Desert and no need to mention that I liked so much that I made when we had a small family get together.  When my friend told me that she was planning to serve Jalapeno Artichoke and Crab dip I didn’t think much about it until I tried it.  I was a bit puzzle, as I had tried “Jalapeno Artichoke Dip”, from Costco, but never saw it with crab…and when she told me that she just added crab, I was like…”no wonder I have never seen it…this is really good!”.  I dressed it up [...]

Air-Fried Brussels Sprouts

2018-02-13T11:05:22+00:00 Air-Fryer, Side Dish, Vegetarian|

If you do not care for Brussels sprout, this recipe will change your mind…by simply placing the sprouts in the air fryer and you will totally change your mind about not liking Brussels sprouts. Lately I try to add Brussels sprouts on our table, and I have tried so many recipes, from stir-fry to roasting, and I have to admit that I am very impressed when I air fried it.  I already air fried Brussels sprouts many times, and now I got it really working well. On my first attempt, I treated the Brussels sprouts as I usually do when roasting in the oven…and realized that the loose leaves would be too well done for our taste (burned) and that [...]

Simple Apple Crisp with Vanilla Ice Cream

2018-02-13T11:14:40+00:00 Dessert/Sweet|

The sensation of sweet and tangy warm apple with bits of crispy oats together with chilly creamy ice cream is just delightful… This is a very simple recipe that can be literally place together in a blink…there is nothing exclusive in terms of ingredients…but the combination is just splendid. This dessert sure emphasizes that simple is good. Ingredients: Apple Filling 2 apples, peeled and cut in small pieces 1 to 2 tablespoons raisins ½ tablespoon lemon juice 1 tablespoon brown sugar ½ to ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 pinch salt 1 tablespoon corn starch 1 tablespoon butter, cold cut in small pieces   Topping 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 2 ½ tablespoons quick oat 2 tablespoons butter, cold cut in pieces [...]

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