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Re: UB Cookin'

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:24 am
by Amigoo
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

Rod :)

Re: UB Cookin'

Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:55 am
by Amigoo
: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. ;)

Rod :)

Upsidedown Cornbread

Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:36 am
by Amigoo
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. ;)

Rod :)

Re: UB Cookin'

Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:02 pm
by Amigoo
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

Rod :)

Sans Potato Soup

Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:57 pm
by Amigoo
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:

Rod :)

Re: UB Cookin'

Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:37 pm
by Amigoo
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.

Rod :)

Re: UB Cookin'

Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:58 am
by Amigoo
: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.

Rod :)

Re: UB Cookin'

Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:31 pm
by Amigoo
: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! ;)

Rod :)

Re: UB Cookin'

Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:59 am
by Sandy
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:

xxSandy

Re: UB Cookin'

Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:35 am
by Amigoo
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:

Rod :)

Re: UB Cookin'

Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:40 am
by Sandy
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!
xxSandy

Re: UB Cookin'

Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:13 am
by Amigoo
: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 :)

Green Sprouted Soup

Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:43 pm
by Amigoo
Green Sprouted Soup

A crafty spin of words for enhanced tomato soup,
with nutrition of carrots, onions, brussels sprouts
and conservative zip of mild salsa plus herbs.

:roll Ingredients:

3 tbsp virgin olive oil
2 cups chopped carrots
1 large sweet onion, chopped
3 cups halved brussels sprouts
1 cup chunky mild salsa
10oz can tomato soup
6 oz can tomato paste
3 cups water
1/2 tsp garlic granules
1 tsp dried cilantro
1 tsp dried basil
1/2 tsp salt

:arrow: Directions:

In a large saucepan, sauté veggies in olive oil,
then add 2 cups water and simmer 10 min.

In a medium bowl, combine remaining ingredients,
then stir into cooking veggies and simmer 20 min.

Rod :)

Re: UB Cookin'

Posted: Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:52 pm
by Amigoo
Re: Green Sprouted Soup

Tasty with asparagus and/or brussels sprouts. ;)

Rod :)

Re: UB Cookin'

Posted: Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:35 pm
by Sandy
The soup sounds good Rod. I'm up for a new tasty soup this week.
Thank you! :thumright:
xxSandy

Molly's Mole Sauce

Posted: Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:28 am
by Amigoo
Molly's Mole Sauce

Mexican mole sauce with herbal attitude.

:roll Ingredients:

3 tbsp virgin olive oil
1 1/2 cups diced sweet onion
1/4 cup minced fresh garlic
2 15oz cans crushed tomatoes
3 tbsp 100% cacao powder
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 tbsp dried cilantro
1 tbsp dried basil
2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
2 tsp chili powder
2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp salt

:arrow: Directions:

Sauté onion and garlic in olive oil,
then stir in remaining ingredients;
simmer 25 min., stirring occasionally.

:scratch: "Who is Molly?"
The home chef who first created this Mole Sauce,
causing her guests to exclaim "Good golly, Molly!" :roll:

Rod :)

Re: UB Cookin'

Posted: Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:46 am
by happyrain
rod i'm a huge mole fan just never tried makin the dern thing myself

now you've given me some ammunition.

Herbed Quinoa

Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2020 4:29 pm
by Amigoo
Herbed Quinoa

A lively side dish, also good for breakfast!
(try with scrambled eggs and Mexican salsa) ;)

:roll Ingredients:

1 2/3 cups water
1 cup tri-color quinoa, rinsed
1 large sweet onion, diced
1/2 tsp garlic granules
2 tbsp dried parsley
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp virgin olive oil

:arrow: Directions:

Gently stir quinoa into simmering water, then cook
in covered pan until water absorbed (about 20 min.).

Stir in remaining ingredients, olive oil last.

Cover pan, turn off heat, and let warm 10 min.

Tip: Stir in onion before quinoa is completely cooked
for less crunch (or briefly microwave onion).

Rod :)

Perky Pepper

Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2020 2:52 pm
by Amigoo
Perky Pepper

Combine equal portions of black peppercorns and black seeds (Nigella Sativa) in a grinder.

:idea: Try adding other dried herbs and/or spices for a Perkier Pepper! ;)

See also: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/ka ... s#section1
"many health benefits ... generally safe when used as a spice or seasoning"

Maybe complementary to mustard and sesame seeds: ;)
https://foodfacts.mercola.com/mustard-seed.html
https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/sesame-seeds

Rod :)

Baked Brown Alligators

Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:38 pm
by Amigoo
Baked Brown Alligators

With so much "stay at home" these days, you might feel up to your a- (or armpits) in alligators.
Give the tribe something to chomp on with hearty sweet bread featuring cinnamon 'n raisins.
Whatsa "alligator shape"? Start with bumpy brown logs ... :roll:

:roll Ingredients:

1 2/3 cups light oat bran
2/3 cup brown rice flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tbsp white sugar
1/2 tsp salt

2 xlg eggs
1/3 cup egg whites
1/3 cup half & half
2/3 cup natural applesauce
1 tbsp virgin olive oil
cinnamon for topping

1 1/2 cups dark raisins, rinsed
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

:arrow: Directions:

Lightly oil a baking sheet and dust with flour;
pre-heat oven to 400F degrees.

In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients.
Soak raisins in hot water 5 min., then drain.

In a medium bowl, whisk eggs, then whisk in
half & half and applesauce.

Pour into dry mixture, stir vigorously to combine,
then add olive oil and stir until well mixed.
Finally, fold in rinsed raisins and walnuts.

Spoon onto baking sheet, score lengthwise with knife
to create alligator skin, sprinkle with cinnamon,
then reduce oven to 375F and bake 40-45 min.

Let cool 5 min., then loosen with spatula.

Tips: Let batter rest 5 min. to absorb extra moisture.
Brown rice flour is good for dusting baking sheet. ;)

Rod :)

Re: UB Cookin'

Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2020 4:48 am
by Amigoo
Re: Baked Brown Alligators

With minimal oil and sugar, Baked Brown Alligators
might be fond of this recipe for Cinnamon Butter:
https://www.thereciperebel.com/cinnamon-butter/

Rod :D

Re: UB Cookin'

Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:48 pm
by Amigoo
:sunflower: A diabetes discovery journey ...

Who knows :?: :!:
Old habits may be the reason that diabetics stay diabetic ...

:idea: Dessert after every meal? Old habit :!:
Traditional pasta with Italian food? Old habit :!:
Sandwiches with bread made from flour? Old habit :!:
Lotsa cookies, cakes, candy, soda? Old habit :!:

:hithere Surprise! Diabetes requires a lifestyle change!
... or medication to continue old habits. :roll:

Not to worry - pharmacies have lotsa medications. ;)

Rod :)

Re: UB Cookin'

Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:16 am
by Sandy
That cinnamon butter sounds yummy, Rod. It reminds me of my best friend growing up. Her Dad was a bee keeper and they always had the most wonderful butter spread on toast in the morning.

Thank you!

xxSandy

Texas Lockdown Kimchi

Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2020 5:03 am
by Amigoo
Texas Lockdown Kimchi

Voted most likely to become a Texas tradition by the time
the last coronavirus tumbleweed scoots into the sunset
(assuming development of this starter recipe). :finger:

:roll Ingredients:

24oz jar German Style Sauerkraut, rinsed
1 cup quartered 'n sliced red onions
1 small red bell pepper, sliced thin
1 large ripe mango, sliced 'n diced
2/3 cup diced fresh cilantro
1/3 cup mild chunky salsa
1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
1 tsp red pepper flakes
3/4 tsp garlic granules
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tbsp paprika

:arrow: Directions:

Mix well (with respectable social distance). ;)

Lockdown rule: No cooking, microwave "heating" allowed,
social drinkin' OK if for inspirational hydration. :roll:

Rod :)

Re: UB Cookin'

Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:36 pm
by Amigoo
Re: Texas Lockdown Kimchi

:roll: Independent Texans think Lockdown is another state
(a state of mind) and prefer Sassy Herby Salsa,
oft nigh corny (add canned black beans, corn):

16oz jar Chunky Mild Salsa
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar*
2/3 cup diced fresh cilantro
2/3 cup diced jalapeño peppers
1 cup diced red onions
1/4 cup minced garlic
1 tsp paprika

* or lime/lemon juice 8)

Tip: Briefly microwave veggies for less crunch.

Rod :)