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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:24 am

Re: Brotchán Foltchep

:idea: On the other hand (or in the other pot) ...
Sauté the leeks in a pot, stir in the oats for a few minutes,
then add remaining ingredients and simmer until cooked. :roll

Tip: Microwaved mushrooms would complement this soup
(add later to keep mushroom flavor from dominating). ;)

:idea: In the other pot (one more pot) ... :roll:
Sauté chopped sweet onions, stir in the oats for a few minutes,
then add remaining ingredients plus canned corn,
and simmer until cooked. :roll

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:55 am

:sunflower: About ginger tea ...

Pour boiling water over a big slice of fresh ginger in a preheated mug,
then add a bag of green tea*. Leave the ginger in after brewing,
then suck on the ginger after drinking the tea.

* try organic "White Tea" (sold at some health food stores);
a bit of honey or sweetener may be preferred. ;)

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Upsidedown Cornbread

Post by Amigoo » Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:36 am

Upsidedown Cornbread

A concept for this seemingly upsidedown world and easily understood by children!
Typical cornbread batter is poured over partially baked onions and peppers,
then baked to completion and turned over when served. Consider all the recipes
that might be prepared/cooked/presented in a way that's "the same but different". :roll:

:roll Ingredients :

2 cups diced sweet onions
1 cup diced jalapeño peppers
1/3 cup light oat bran
2 tbsp virgin olive oil
1 quart prepared cornbread batter

:arrow: Directions:

Pre-heat oven to 375F degrees;
lightly oil 8" x 10" baking dish.

In a medium bowl, combine onions, peppers, and oat bran,
then stir in olive oil. Spread evenly in baking dish and press down.
Bake uncovered 20 min.

While veggies are baking prepare cornbread batter,
allowing batter to rest 5 min. before pouring over veggies.

When veggies have baked 20 min., pour cornbread batter
evenly over veggies (caution: dish is HOT), then return to oven
and finish baking (about 25 min.).

Turn over portions only when served. ;)

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:02 pm

Re: Upsidedown Cornbread

:roll: On the other hand ...

Mixing all the ingredients (not pre-baking the veggies)
has been the norm en mi casa, to be resumed ...
with more jalapeño peppers! :roll

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Sans Potato Soup

Post by Amigoo » Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:57 pm

Sans Potato Soup

Plan B quickly began after not finding the "perfect" veggie/potato soup recipe,
a soup without meat & dairy, yet quarantine-style comforting & nourishing;
a veggie soup, easily complemented with cooked chicken or white fish.
Who knew :?: :!: with ginger, this soup can lean toward Asian flavors! ;)

:roll Ingredients:

3 tbsp virgin olive oil
2 cups chopped celery
2 cups chopped carrots
2 cups chopped sweet onions
3 cups chopped green cabbage
5 med. garlic cloves, diced
1/4 cup light oat bran
1 quart water (or broth)
1 tsp ginger powder
1 tbsp dried parsley
1 tsp rubbed sage
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 tsp sea salt

:arrow: Directions:

In a large soup pot, sauté celery, carrots, and onions
in olive oil until al dente. Sprinkle on oat bran (a thickener),
then pour on water and bring to a soft boil.

Stir carefully, then stir in remaining ingredients, cabbage last,
then simmer 35 min. (with cooked chicken or fish, if desired).

:idea: Other Asian flavors might be added, but as condiments ;)
to maintain a less flavor-intense soup for illness recovery.
Add water (or broth) as desired; cheese if you please. :roll:

:scratch: Why no potatoes :?: :!:
Not available when tasting "self-quarantine". :roll:

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:37 pm

Re: Sans Potato Soup

:idea: Top serving with chopped green onions or chives for colorful presentation.
Steamed egg whites also provide good protein and complement these flavors.

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:58 am

:sunflower: Re: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/11 ... #section11
"Ginger is one of the very few 'superfoods' actually worthy of that term."

Try this Super Ginger Therapy once or twice a day ...

Pour boiling water into a preheated mug, add a slice of fresh ginger*,
then a tea bag of green tea (try Triple Leaf "White Tea", light green tea).
Add a bit of honey or sugar to sweeten, if desired.

Brew 3-5 min. Before drinking all the tea, lightly chew on the ginger
while its beneficial oils coat the mouth and throat. If desired,
sip remaining tea to moderate the ginger intensity.

* Slice should be large enough to not swallow while drinking.

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:31 pm

:study: Re: https://www.newsmax.com/health/dr-oz/ol ... id/959219/

"New research published in the journal Molecular Cell reveals that merely consuming olive oil isn't going to give you all of its health benefits ...
That's because when you eat the fat, it's stored as little droplets in your cells. It takes a combination of exercise and intermittent fasting to draw the fat out and get it working to provide your body with all its benefits."

"So limit your food intake to about eight hours a day and take up endurance training by alternating times of vigorous activity with gentler effort."

:idea: Most likely, some of the food consumed gives immediate health benefits - excess is stored for later benefits. And only consuming for 8 hours may be extreme, but not consuming for 8 hours ("bedtime fast") seems better, with only light consumption just before the fast (IMO). :roll:

... and a diabetic perspective suggests that a 10-hour bedtime fast is best! ;)

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Sandy » Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:59 am

Thanks Rod, for the latest recipes. I was just wondering what in the world I was going to fix for dinner tonight.. I think it will be the Sans Potato Soup. I know its a shocker but I actually have all the ingredients! :bana:

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:35 am

Sandy,

Sans Potato Soup is very versatile - even potatoes can be added during the final simmer! ;)
Its versatility derives from lense intense flavors that easily adapt to a home chef's creativity
... and many pre-cooked foods can be added during the final simmer! :roll

Frozen, pre-cooked chicken pieces soon simmered in my first pot ...
and were joined by briefly microwaved baby bellas. :roll:

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Sandy » Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:40 am

Hi Rod,
I wanted to let you know that I made the soup the night before last and it was positively delicious! It passed the George test. LOL We were both intrigued with the flavour. I think it was the sage ginger combination. I did add a couple small chopped potatoes and Wow! it made a huge pot of soup that we are still enjoying. This soup is very economical and full of good stuff. I heartily recommend it and next time will add some of your suggested addition, Rod. Well done! I'll take your home made recipes any day! :D
Thank you!
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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:13 am

:study: Re: https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/27/opinions ... index.html

"Nutrients that may help the immune response include ... zinc, selenium, iron, and vitamins A, C, D, E, B-6, and folate;
with additional potentially promising effects of whole foods like goji berry, broccoli, green tea, and turmeric."

"take this opportunity to eat healthy foods at home like: citrus fruits, berries, broccoli, spinach, mushrooms,
red bell peppers, sweet potatoes, shellfish, beans, almonds, hazelnuts, peanut butter, turmeric and tea."

:idea: Turmeric is fat soluble - try mixing 12oz container prepared mustard,
1 tsp turmeric extract powder, and 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil. :roll

Rod :)

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