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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.


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