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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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