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Sunday, August 26, 2012

Five-Star Chef Recipes

Greek salad
Greek salad (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
By Juvy S. Iliwiliw

I have collected three of the best recipes that a five-star chef can do. It is interesting coming from a chef when he said that he has more than one favorite kitchen ingredients and one of them is salt. Yes, this is the ingredient which is available in all kitchens but it's not given importance. Salt is very important, because it brings out a lot of different flavors, colors, and gives the last finishing touch to the food. So, if you decide to try this recipes today, don't forget to give it a different savor by adding salt to them all. Have a flavorful cooking.

Kitchen Tricks

A "Monte Cristo" sandwich. Bread coo...
A "Monte Cristo" sandwich. Bread cooked in spiced egg mixture, with ham, turkey, Swiss cheese, and Creole mustard. New Orleans. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
By Juvy S. Iliwiliw

Don't let a simple mistake ruin your whole kitchen experience. Here are tricks to make that could beautify your mistakes in the kitchen and the good thing, you won't have to put pressure to yourself about your mistakes. They are just there to help you out on your way to your becoming a chef in your own kitchen.

Creamy Penne Carbonara Ala Magic

By Juvy S. Iliwiliw

I am not really a fan of malling and window shopping. I can always find a better excuse when my friends would invite me to such  but sometimes they would trick me but I would always know it but everything ends up with a treat. One day, they have done something that really lose my temper, we went back home and tried this creamy penne carbonara.  It really enliven our day and was able to enjoy the whole time preparing and savoring what we have prepared for ourselves.

Braised Salpicao

By Juvy S. Iliwiliw

A friend came up with her own home-style version of beef salpicao right after having it in a restaurant with her family. She's now proud to share her simple yet still impressive version that novice cooks can prepare for their families. You can even try cooking this and learn for yourself a different kind of style that your family will always remember.

Normandy Apple Tart

English: Apple pie.
English: Apple pie. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
By Juvy S. Iliwiliw

Knowing how to make basic pie crust recipe will make way for tart and pie weekends with the family. I know how it is like to be deprived of eating something just because there is no ready ingredients for the mixes. So, I shared with you this pie starter recipe and hope it will help you fill as you wish.

Papaya Atchara

atchara (Photo credit: gtrwndr87)
By Juvy S. Iliwiliw

Back to the days of my childhood, papaya was not really my type of fruit to be eaten. Even if my mother would insist, I would never pick even a slice during a fruitful meal, no wonder I still dislike it as I aged. I suppose that my disagreement with this papaya will never end until a colleague treated me on her birthday a dinner at an all-chicken restaurant. I couldn't believe that atchara on my plate would make a big difference with my chicken barbecue. The soothing taste of this pickled unripe papaya never left my tongue since then. I was completely charmed by its taste that I always fill my shelves with this pickled papaya. I will now impart to you this very simple atchara recipe so that you too can learn to appreciate its appetite-boasting taste.

Strawberry Sandwich Surprise

By Juvy S. Iliwiliw

You've got lots of options with this sweet sandwich. Switch the strawberries and brie for poached pears and ricotta. Or forego the cheese and stuff the sandwich with bananas and Nutella, a classic combination. Sandwich moment for you would never be the same again once you try this sandwich surprise. It is definitely an addicting indulgence.

Pan Con Tomate, Jamon y Queso

By Juvy S. Iliwiliw

Take this sandwich up a notch, add another typical Spanish condiment-aioli (or garlic mayonnaise). You can make it from scratch or simply mix minced garlic  with store-bought mayo to your desired pungency.

Pinoy Panini

By Juvy S. Iliwiliw

I always love to munch roasted garlic especially if it is still sizzling hot until I discovered that it is good to be added with this pinoy panini recipe. Now I do not just roast garlic to enjoy it for munching but I would even roast much more for me to enjoy this recipe every now and then. If you don't use all the roasted garlic for this sandwich, store the extra in a jar, covered in oil, and use in a couple of days.

Smokey Ham and Cheese with Chutney

By Juvy S. Iliwiliw

For something that packs a stronger punch, try substituting the country ham with pepperoni or pepper salami; switch the Gonda with pecorino romano; go for arugula instead of watercress; and use Dijon or spicy English mustard instead of the chutney. There are plenty of things you can do with this sandwich and you will never fall short of what you expect in your sandwich. This is really superb and satisfying.

Spanish-Style Guacamole Recipe

Guacamole - avocado-based dip originated in Mexico
Guacamole - avocado-based dip originated in Mexico (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
By Alejandro Mole

This is a quick, effortless and delightful Spanish-style guacamole recipe that will fit alongside conventional or non-traditional Spanish meals. It brings together ingredients which are simple to locate in any store together to create a wonderfully seasoned guacamole to impress absolutely everyone at the table. Typically, guacamole dip is served inside warm corn tortillas, but this dish makes a fantastic accompaniment to a chip and dip tray. It's also a fresh topper for appetizers and foodlike nachos and is an excellent option to freshen up main dishes including steaks or grilled chicken. Homemade guacamole is simple to produce with only some ingredients, and it is something that could be altered to match the tastes of guests.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Tips For Getting Started With Juicing Today

English: Orange juice. Italiano: Succo d'aranc...
English: Orange juice. Italiano: Succo d'arancia. Português: Suco de laranja. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
By Dorsey T. Emanus

Juicing is a fast and convenient method to give your body a flood of beneficial enzymes and nutrients. If you are an experienced juicer or simply want to learn more, the following piece contains several great ideas to make juicing simpler and more effective.

After you juice, you should drink it immediately. To get great healthy juice, realize that some nutrients are lost when juice is made. The more time you take to drink what you've just juiced, the less nutrients you'll benefit from. That said, try drinking your juices immediately.

Homebrew Your Own Beer, Wine Or Cider

English: Home winemaking Trimmed version of th...
English: Home winemaking Trimmed version of the source file on Flickr (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
By Chloe Gib

People are seeing the increase in homebrewing lovers. The art of making your own beer and wine is rising in popularity. Homebrew Kansas is the spot to choose information and required materials for Kansan enthusiasts and very first timers. This is lace to discover recipes, equipment and supply materials to turn your brewing dream into actuality.

Enjoy Cooking More: Try These Great Ideas!

English: Cooking potatoes in Blantyre, Malawi
English: Cooking potatoes in Blantyre, Malawi (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
By Ustim Rehsif

How many times have you dreaded going into the kitchen to make breakfast, lunch, or dinner? You might need a new perspective. Cooking can be enjoyable and relaxing if you try to see it in another way. Here are a few cooking tips that are sure to get your taste buds tingling and entice your inner chef to come out.

Delicious Ideas For Baking Cookies At Home

English: Macaroni and cheese with panko toppin...
English: Macaroni and cheese with panko topping and a Soju-based cocktail in a tumbler at Blue at 2337 Market Street in San Francisco, California. “Gourmet Mac & Cheese: Fresh mozzarella, sharp cheddar, Parmesan, elbow pasta, topped with Japanese bread crumbs.” Description from their online menu as viewed on 2007-05-27. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
By Ustim Rehsif

A plethora of things may be said about food. Read on to accomplish these things and more with food you prepare yourself.

Trussing means to tie a string around the turkey's wings and legs, pulling them closer together. Trussing will cook your bird more evenly when you tie the legs and wings to the bird closely. The wings and tips of the bird would burn before the body of the bird was cooked if not trussed.

The Right Teas Can Boost Your Health

Česky: Mátový čaj
Česky: Mátový čaj (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
By Mark Johnson

There are countless teas that have been consumed throughout the ages. They are primarily mixtures of plants, the leaves and in some cases the blossoms, by simmering them with water. Teas may be consumed scorching or cold and are employed for an assortment of illness. Teas of various sorts are consumed worldwide.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Grilled Salmon with Pepper and Onion Salsa

Serving suggestion
Serving suggestion (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
By Juvy S. Iliwiliw

The rule for griddle pans: The heavier, the better. Cast-iron is the best choice. Although there are many nonstick versions that do an acceptable job, cast-iron gives food the charred taste that is as close as possible to the taste of food cooked on the grill (minus the mess of setting up charcoal). The trick to this dish? The pan has to be very hot so the fish won't stick and will come out with nice charred lines.

Home-Style Bagnet

A Sunday roast consisting of roast beef, roast...
A Sunday roast consisting of roast beef, roast potatoes, vegetables, and yorkshire pudding (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
By Juvy S. Iliwiliw

A Turbo Broiler is a handy convection oven that is best for roasting large pieces of meat like roast beef, the classic turbo chicken, and even whole legs of lamb. If you are shopping for a new one, look for one made of glass so you can see the dish as it cooks.

Home-style bagnet recipe will make use of a turbo broiler to make your cooking convenient. This can be prepared in 10 minutes, 1 hour freezing time or overnight, cooking time is 90 minutes to make up 4 to 6 servings. Start making use of your turbo broiler by including this recipe in your meal today.

Eat Healthier and Feel Better with the Power of Juicing

Lychee juice JPN
Lychee juice JPN (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
By Jalen Johnson

Almost all people remember being told at some point in their life to eat all the vegetables on their plate. However, if you don't fancy the idea of eating fruit the way nature provides it, juicing is definitely going to appeal to you.

Do you drink the same smoothie every day? Go to the nearest bookstore and find cookbooks of recipes, or look online. You want to mix things up so you don't get bored; you should always be on the lookout for new recipes to make for yourself.

Delicious Matar Puri Recipe

Bread (Photo credit: ulterior epicure)
By Anukriti Parasai

The ever-popular Indian fry bread recipe has made a gap for itself in the bread market all over the world. They are simple to make; there is no standing or rising time needed. They can be served at dinner parties, tea parties and in lunchrooms. You can make them at home using easy ingredients and play around with different fillings. Here is one of my fave green pea Indian fry bread recipe .

Great Ideas To Help You Make Great Meals!

various potato dishes: potato chips, hashbrown...
various potato dishes: potato chips, hashbrowns, tater tots, baked potato, and mashed potatoes (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
By Roxane J. Talisen

Cooking a delicious meal can be one of the more difficult things to learn how to master. The article you are about to read has a wealth of information to improve your cooking skills.

If you want to cook a pumpkin, cut it vertically in half. Next, set each of the two pieces on a separate baking sheet, taking care to place each one cut side down. Sprinkle your baking sheets with a little water, and roast the pumpkin halves for an hour at 350 degrees.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Shrimp Roll with Sweet Chili Sauce

English: Phla kung (Thai script: พล่ากุ้ง) is ...
English: Phla kung (Thai script: พล่ากุ้ง) is a spicy Thai salad made with prawns, minced pork, onion, thinly sliced lemongrass and herbs. The dressing is made with a sweet chilli paste (nam phrik phao), lime juice and fish sauce. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
By Juvy S. Iliwiliw

There are plenty of handy kitchen tools that can be best used in cooking, but what could be better tools to use than what God has given us? Your hands can do anything a modern machine can, so don't ever use not having a well-equipped kitchen for an excuse. Your hands are your kitchen!

Live Longer By Drinking Red Wine

Ahhh... Wine
Ahhh... Wine (Photo credit: mRio)
By Polly Perrot

We have heard so many things good things about wine in terms of how it can affect your health. More specifically, it is the compound in wine called resveratrol that is responsible for a lot of the health benefits that wine possesses. What's more, recent studies reveal that resveratrol is potentially able to extend your lifespan. Learn about this fact by reading through this article.

Some Juicing Info You Wished You Understood

English: Cucumber, celery & apple juice
English: Cucumber, celery & apple juice (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
By Immanuel W. Fairless

What are the benefits of juicing? We can explore more using this article.

Juicing provides extensive great results. It can reduce the need for drinking bubbly beverages and also sugary beverages, it may be consumed to change all this dangerous drinks. It can rejuvenate the energy, help a person slim down and may lower cholesterol.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Watercress with Beets, Nuts, and Pepper

English: Cold Meat Salad
English: Cold Meat Salad (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
By Juvy S. Iliwiliw

Salad spinner is vital for salad making. If you've had a salad that is watery and the dressing just won't stick, the salad spinner was not used. Drying salad greens is the difference between a good salad and one that is not. But it can also be used for draining pasta, or for dredging anything in the flour, like when making fried chicken. One quick turn in the salad spinner and you'll have perfectly dredged chicken for frying.

Pumpkin Soup

immersion blender
immersion blender (Photo credit: Joelk75)
By Juvy S. Iliwiliw

Having a hard time blending your food? Stick blender is one handy tool! Just a few safety tips: Do not use while pot is directly on the flame. Also, use an extension cord if your plug is too far away from the counter. Better to avoid the mess than have to clean it afterwards. So, you will have a clean food less the mess in preparing this pumpkin soup.

Steamed Fish with Green Onions and Cilantro

English: Bamboo Steamer with Steamed Pork on R...
English: Bamboo Steamer with Steamed Pork on Rice. Shanghai Dumpling & Noodle Restaurant, Melbourne, Australia. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
By Juvy S. Iliwiliw

The bamboo steamer is one of those kitchen tools that just gets better with age. You can use it to make steamed fish, like we did here or even leche flan. The steamer also allows you to cook veggies and proteins in one shot allowing you to save gas. Department stores usually carry only small to medium steamers. To find larger ones, heat to specialty stores anywhere. This is one great help in the kitchen that does well every time.

Tinapa and Sun-Dried Tomato Quiche

Home made quiche.
Home made quiche. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
By Juvy S. Iliwiliw

Gone are the days when  you need to spend hours and get ample sweat preparing just one dish. Now you can blitz and shred everything in seconds. With your pastry blender, discover the joy of making pie dough or short crust with this nifty tool. Make pie dough in bulk, and freeze. They keep well, and can be a savior when you have sudden visitors or are in need of something quick to prepare, either sweet or savory. Plus the smell of a pie (or quiche) baking in the oven is to die for.

Eat in Thirty Minutes

Crackers with herring and garlic sauce.
Crackers with herring and garlic sauce. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
By Juvy S. Iliwiliw

I learned from children that a 30-minute play would not be enough to make their day. There seems to be plenty of activities in a day that always stimulates their eager young mind and body to yearn for more study and play. It is not surprising why these children needs proper nourishment to cope with the big demands of their growing years and to keep them going and going in every action that would take place every minute of their early stage of life.

Good Nutrition: The Better Way To Eat!

food sources of magnesium: bran muffins, pumpk...
food sources of magnesium: bran muffins, pumpkin seeds, barley, buckwheat flour, low-fat vanilla yogurt, trail mix, halibut steaks, garbanzo beans, lima beans, soybeans, and spinach (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
By Isaac Sean

Nutrition is a general term that refers to the process by which animals and plants take in and utilize essential elements found in food. Sadly, much of the food consumed today is low on the essential compounds needed for healthy bodies and minds.

While the tips and tricks that your friends offer you can be incredibly helpful, remember that you don't have the same life as them. If something they do just won't fit into your life, don't kill yourself trying to make it work. Instead, find another healthy alternative, and apply that to your eating regimes instead.

Recipe for Oats Apple Crisp

This was AWESOME
This was AWESOME (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
By Astrid Apple

Hey there apple crisp lovers, this can be another apple crisp recipe which is rapid and quick to produce and bake. Best apples for this recipe are Granny Smith, but you may get away with some other apples that are appropriate for cooking. Another ingredient which can be adjusted to your taste is water. If you'd like your apple crisp to be a bit more moist you can add 1/2 cup of water instead of 1/4 and vice versa - if you prefer your apple crisp to be drier (we like it dry), you could eliminate the water entirely. And for the final twist for this recipe - you could add some ground pecan nuts or nutmeg into the mix.

My Favorite Olive Oil Recipes

Rosemary potatoes (in olive oil)
Rosemary potatoes (in olive oil) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
By Julia Stevens

Just almost everyone knows, that to remain in good wellness, you have to obtain your omega 3 body fat. While there in other ways of doing this, to include supplements and certain foods, olive oil is one of the best ways. You can prepare with essential olive oil, and it's a great substitute for some of the other elements in your cooking. You can fry, saute', and mix fry with olive oil. You can put it in salads along with vinegar and you obtain a great filling. Some people use it as a bread dipper.

Eat in Twenty Minutes

Cooking doesn’t get much easier than this.
Cooking doesn’t get much easier than this. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
By Juvy S. Iliwiliw

Previously, I have featured recipes that can be cooked in 10 minutes. Here's another set of recipes that I will gladly share with you that can be done in 20 minutes. Believe it or not, these are really spectacular to your kitchen and would always invite a sense of immediate satisfaction to your tummy. There is no need to wait for long hours or run around to answer the tummy's call, the answer is just 20 minutes away.

Eat in Ten Minutes

English: Bread with tomatoes, garlic, olive oi...
English: Bread with tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper, Italian bunch parsley and sharp cheddar cheese. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
By Juvy S. Iliwiliw

Do you ever wonder what you can do in 10 minutes? How about wondering what to eat after a 10-minute break at work or just after being busy at home doing the household chores? If you are very hungry and just can't really wait for another 10 minutes, here are few recipes that can be done in 10 minutes. These are all done in an easy quick pace in between your time but the satisfaction is guaranteed plus the taste is never compromised. Try them all!

Spiced Pound Cake with Apples in Warm Caramel Sauce

Cheescake with cream
Cheescake with cream (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
By Juvy S. Iliwiliw

Make this dessert even more attractive and indulgent by topping it with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. You can prepare the caramel sauce a week ahead and store it in the refrigerator. It will keep for two weeks. If cooking with hot sugar makes you nervous, use store-bought caramel topping but I suggest you do your caramelizing so you will appreciate the yields of your effort.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Easy Tips To Help You Start Cooking

English: A Finnish cinnamon roll, korvapuusti....
English: A Finnish cinnamon roll, korvapuusti. Suomi: Korvapuusti. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
By Roxane J. Talisen

It's really not that difficult to become a great chef. Feel free to experiment with food and recipes, and find out what you're best at making. These tips will help you expand your cooking expertise and allow you to try new things. The advice in this article will turn you into a culinary expert in no time!

Homemade Mushroom and Cheese Ravioli with Tomato Sauce

Ravioli (Photo credit: timomcd)
By Juvy S. Iliwiliw

Making your own pasta may sound like a daunting task. Without a pasta roller it certainly can be, but don't let that hinder you. You can also use a rolling pin but ask for extra helping hands as it entails a bit of muscle effort. Once cooked, put sauce sparingly; you want the flavor of the pasta to shine after all that hard work!

Crostini with Hot Garlic Spinach Spread

English: Spinach and cheese crostini
English: Spinach and cheese crostini (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
By Juvy S. Iliwiliw

Eating would be a lot of fun if you will add a simple touch with what you will serve to your family. To make your bread delightful to the taste, I have added here a spread recipe to give beauty to the usual crostini.

Placing the garlic spinach spread in a turbo broiler just before serving gives a nice golden brown crust. No broiler? You can serve it after taking it off the heat.

What are Wheat Berries?

A variety of foods made from wheat.
A variety of foods made from wheat. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
By Cathy Roosa

Wheat berries: Not a berry at all.

On my list of grains and foods I am content to bet you only peeked at temporarily in Whole Foods, are wheat berries. Versatile and healthy, I can offer a few reasons why you need to give this grain a try.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Where To Find The Best Pies In The County

Pie (Photo credit: Darren Foreman)
By Agnes Franco

When looking for great pies Orange, shoppers often have a number of options. For example, there are often a number of restaurants in various areas which specialize in home made pies. However, there are those which offer only slices and those which offer whole ones to go.

Whey Protein Isolates For Muscle Growth

A diet rich in soy and whey protein, found in ...
A diet rich in soy and whey protein, found in products such as soy milk and low-fat yogurt, has been shown to reduce breast cancer incidence in rats. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
By Jacob Russell

A lot of people are questioning how celebs, especially the guys, get their bodies fit and ripped for categorical roles. Some people even speculate that it can take only a few months for these stars to reach their great physiques due to growth hormones and tablets. this is not always the situation especially for stars who need to do it the completely natural way.

Longterm Food Storage Is A Thrifty Way To Save

Bay Leaves
Bay Leaves (Photo credit: artizone)
By Gary Habbaden

With the economy still at a slow recovery pace, there are a number of families stocking up on staples they need for mealtime. This has caused many people to wonder how best to use longterm food storage to their advantage. Purchasing as many groceries as possible when they are on sale is great, as long as they are stored well.

Pancake Day

Banana on Pancake
Banana on Pancake (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
By Ben Panny

In English speaking countries, Tuesday is the term made use of to refer to the day just after Collop Monday and before Ash Wednesday. The liturgical season of Lent starts at Ash Wednesday. In a few nations this day is also identified as a National Pancake Day simply because a whole lot of individuals eat pancakes on this day.

Cooking Advice You Will Want To Read

Chop suey, made with garlic chicken and peapod...
Chop suey, made with garlic chicken and peapods, on fried rice (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
By Roxane J. Talisen

Are you in love with a wide variety of cuisines? Do you possess an irrepressible sweet tooth? Would you wrestle a tiger for a curry? Or swim a river for some Thai? Have you ever wished you could cook exotic dishes? Well, now you can stop dreaming and start cooking! These tips can help you learn how to cook great meals.

Super Tips For Cooking At Home!

Sausage Trio, Mash and Cabbage with Onion Grav...
Sausage Trio, Mash and Cabbage with Onion Gravy. Nice and hearty on a cold Autumn day. I got the Moroccan, Lamb Spinach and Pinenut, and Chicken, asparagus and corn, sausages from David Jones Food Hall in Melbourne. They tasted quite good, but I remember them being more chunky and less processed. They are better quality than most "thin" sausages, higher meat content and less fatty. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
By Roxane J. Talisen

Some people don't like to cook and see it as nothing but a chore. But cooking can be something to be enjoyed. Cooking can be used as a tool to get you and your family healthier. A great cook is constantly on the lookout for new information; the advice in this article will further your knowledge and increase your culinary skills.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Japanese Burger

By Juvy S. Iliwiliw

You can turn this burger from Japanese to Thai by switching the toppings and condiments. You may use Thai sweet chili sauce, Thai basil leaves, cilantro sprigs, roasted peanuts and serve with lime quarters. It is so easy to make this with only 20 minutes preparation time, you can surely do something else after making 2 for this recipe. You may choose to increase the ingredients if you are to serve a large group of hungry burger eaters.

Lamb Tagine

By Juvy S. Iliwiliw

Tagine dishes are slow-cooked at low fire, resulting in tender meats and flavorful sauces. This dish is guaranteed to be good to the very last bite. You can throw in the Bouquet garni, a classic herb mixture of parsley, thyme and bay leaf tied together, it is usually added to soups, stews and stocks for flavor. This will be one flavorful dish that you can be proud of to family and friends.

Serves 4 to 8 with overnight curing and 3 hours and 30 minutes cooking time.

Lamb Kofta

English: Kofta
English: Kofta (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
By Juvy S. Iliwiliw

Koftas can be found in some of the earliest known Arabic cookbooks. This lamb version is among the original ones. The meat can be replaced with ground meat if desired.

Serves 4 with 30 minutes plus 1 hour cooking time. Other spices featured here can be found in specialty stores that are near you.

Gosht Korma

Chicken Makhani, murgh makhani, or "Butte...
Chicken Makhani, murgh makhani, or "Butter Chicken" (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
By Juvy S. Iliwiliw

A korma is a mild curry dish usually made with yogurt combined with coriander and cumin. This lamb recipe is an authentic Indian dish but you can cook this anytime at home. It is just like bringing an Indian cuisine right  on your very table less the hassle looking for an Indian restaurant. Never wonder after serving this delectable dish to your family, they will always come expecting for the next time you will serve it again.

Lamb with Tapenade

IMG_9606 (Photo credit: eclipsx)

By Juvy S. Iliwiliw

Tapenades are typically served as hors d’oeuvre, spread on top of sliced gourmet breads. Here, the lamb is stuffed with tapenade, making it a hearty main course.

Use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of lamb. Rest the lamb for 5 minutes before serving to allow meat juices to flow back in for a tender, juicier roast.

Braised Lamb with Couscous

Lamb and scallions with steamed buns
Lamb and scallions with steamed buns (Photo credit: ulterior epicure)

By Juvy S. Iliwiliw

Couscous, a type of semolina pasta, is so versatile it can be served either warm or cold, plain or flavored, and even as a dessert. In this recipe, it is part of the main dish. Its light flavor and coarse texture makes it the perfect accompaniment to lamb’s strong flavor.

Lamb is available in leading supermarkets. Fillets, chops, and cutlets are great for everyday pan-frying. For stir-frying, cut meat into thin strips and cook in small batches.

Enjoying A Twist On Fresh Mexican Food

Hard-shell taco with meat, cheese, lettuce, to...
Hard-shell taco with meat, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, and onions (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
By Agnes Franco

You may find yourself exploring Baja Mexican food at some point. The dishes favor fish and seafood for a different range. You also could enjoy other recipes and fajitas cooked in this style.

To understand this region's cuisine is to know the distinction between it and another popular type, which is Tex-Mex. Texas-style varieties are heavy on beans and spices. Taco seasoning, for example, blends all the spices of Tex-Mex. Baja-style goes for fresh ingredients and uses chopped chilies to bring out the flavor.

Usefulness Of Baked Fresh Food

Orange Vanilla Cupcake
Orange Vanilla Cupcake (Photo credit: ajagendorf25)
By Agnes Franco

You may be one of those who prefer to consume newly produced goods as these are healthier and often taste better. These good do not taste like the ones prepared in factories. For this reason, people prefer to make or purchase baked fresh food Orange.

As a matter of fact, majority of individuals find it easy to make their own desserts and treats. Doing so needs little time. The needed ingredients may not even have to be bought.

Chorizo Stew

English: Greek salad: Lettuce, Tomato, Red oni...
English: Greek salad: Lettuce, Tomato, Red onion, Feta cheese, Sliced black olives, Apple vinegar, Sumac, Salt, and Olive oil. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

By Juvy S. Iliwiliw

Stews served with rice make for a hearty meal anytime, but meat-based stews take quite long to make. In this recipe, sausage or chorizo - cuts down the cooking time while still supplying protein. Would you believe that this takes only 25 minutes to cook? It may not be instantly done but you can really save a lot with time but the nutrition is not limited.

Creamy Chorizo and Mushroom Dip

English: Benedictine or Benedictine Spread is ...
English: Benedictine or Benedictine Spread is a condiment made with cucumbers and cream cheese. It was invented around the turn of the 20th century by Jennie Carter Benedict, a caterer and restaurateur in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. Originally used for sandwiches, benedictine has in recent years been used as a dip for chips and filling for potatoes (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

By Juvy S. Iliwiliw

You can widen your imagine and turn it into a reality by elevating an onion-and-chive-flavored cream cheese spread by adding tiny bits of chorizo and mushroom. Add half a teaspoon of onion powder if you prefer a stronger onion flavor. Then spread this on your favorite cracker or toasted bread.

Chorizo Shrimp Spaghettini

spaghetti (Photo credit: Sean MacEntee)

By Juvy S. Iliwiliw

I am inspired today to share with you this quick pasta dish. I suggest you make the sauce while the pasta boils then toss the hot noodles with the sauce and prepare for a delicious experience. This is surprisingly a very quick dish that can be cooked within 15 minutes. You won't have to wait for how long just to have a taste of this specialty that sizzles.

Instant Treats with Supermarket Baking Mixes

dark chocolate chips + white chocolate chips +...
dark chocolate chips + white chocolate chips + coco powder + walnuts and finally a touch of fleur de sel. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
By Juvy S. Iliwiliw

With our daily busy schedules, how good it is to just wake up with an instant food on the table, after all we all live in the world of instants - instant coffee, instant tea, instant noodles, and etc. These treats are exactly right for busy people who always keep running after time. These are all surely a hit to your quickie food wants and


Imagine this: a cookie with three kinds of chocolate – milk, white, and dark. Irresistible? You bet! Prepare a 167-gram pack chocolate chip cookie mix (we used Pillsbury One-Step Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix) according to package directions. Mix in 1/8 cup white chocolate chips and 1/8 cup dark chocolate chunks plus ¼ cup chopped almonds. Bake at 350oF for 12 minutes or until golden brown. Makes 4 large cookies.


Want to enjoy warm, freshly baked bread in easy, simple steps? Now you can! Just add ¼ cup oil, ½ teaspoon vanilla, 2 eggs, 1/3 cup sugar, 1/3 cup honey, 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder, 1/3 cup chopped walnuts, and 2 ripe bananas (mashed) to a 212-gram pack buttermilk biscuit mix (we used Bisquick Buttermilk Biscuit Mix) and mix well. Pour mixture into a lightly greased loan pan and bake at 350oF for 15 to 20 minutes or until done. Cool, slice, and serve. Makes 5 small loaves.


Here’s a delicious and decadent brownie recipe that’s crunchy and creamy too! Prepare 230-gram pack brownie mix (we used Maya Oven Toaster Brownie Mix) according to package directions. Mix in 2/3 cup cashew nuts. Bake at 350oF for 20 minutes or until done. Cool slightly. Spread Nutella on top and sprinkle with cashew nuts. Makes 8 bars.


Want something new for breakfast? Prepare a 230-gram pack pancake mix (we used Magnolia Pancake Plus Mix) according to package directions. Pour mixture into a lightly greased waffle maker and cook until golden brown. Place a slice of ham and cheese in between two waffles and serve with your favorite spread. Voila, breakfast is served. Serves 2.
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