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Saturday, May 13, 2017

Pork Cabbage Rolls







  
  
      Ingredients

 16-18 large cabbage leaves 
 1/2 cup uncooked white long-grain rice 
 8 oz. ground pork 
 1 medium onion, chopped finely 
 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh dill 
 1 clove(s) garlic, crushed 
 1 tablespoon tomato paste 
 2 teaspoons ground cumin 
 1 teaspoon ground coriander 
 1 teaspoon ground allspice 
 4 cloves garlic, quartered 
 2 medium tomatoes, chopped coarsely 
 2 14 oz. cans crushed tomatoes 
 1/4 cup lemon juice                           

                       

                                 
 Directions

 1. Discard thick stems from 12 cabbage leaves; reserve remaining leaves. 
Boil trimmed leaves until just pliable; drain. Rinse under cold water; drain. 
Pat dry with paper towels. 

 2. In a medium mixing bowl combine rice, pork, onion, dill, crushed garlic, 
paste, and spices.

 3. Place one trimmed leaf, vein-side up, on board; cut leaf in half lengthways. 
Place a level tablespoon of the pork mixture at stem end of each half; roll each 
half firmly to enclose filling. Repeat with remaining trimmed leaves..

 4. Place reserved leaves in base of wide saucepan. Place only enough rolls, 
seam-side down, in single layer, to completely cover leaves in base of saucepan. 
Top with quartered garlic, chopped fresh tomato then remaining rolls.

 5. Pour undrained tomatoes and juice over cabbage rolls; bring to a boil. 
Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 1 hour. Uncover; simmer about 30 minutes 
or until cabbage rolls are cooked through. Divide cabbage rolls and sauce 
among serving plates.



Saturday, April 15, 2017

Toasted Pecan Chicken






      Ingredients

 4 boneless chicken breasts
 1/4 tsp pepper
 1/4 tsp salt
 3 Tbsp butter
 1 1/2 cups whipping cream
 2 Tbsp orange marmalade
 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
 3/4 cup chopped toasted pecans                          

                     

                               
 Directions

 1. Pound chicken thin between wax paper.
Season with salt and pepper.

 2. In a large skillet, melt butter. Cook chicken
 over medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes per side.
Remove chicken from skillet.

 3. Reduce heat to medium, add whipping cream,
 marmalade, and mustard, stir well. Add chicken,
sprinkle with pecans, and cook 8 min or until
sauce thickens.

 4. Serve over rice, if desired.



Friday, April 14, 2017

Spinach and Feta Omelet





  
  
      Ingredients



 4 Cups spinach, washed chopped
 6 Large eggs
 1 Tablespoon butter
                         1/2 Cup feta cheese                           

                       

                                 
 Directions

 1. In a saucepan, cook spinach, covered, in a small 
amount of boiling salted water for 3 to 4 minutes or 
till tender.Drain thoroughly.

 2. In a medium mixing bowl, beat eggs well. Add 
drained spinach; continue beating till thoroughly mixed. 

 3. Heat half of the butter in a 7- or 8- inch omelet pan 
over medium-high heat. Pour half of the egg mixture 
into pan. 

 4. As eggs set, run a spatula around the edge of the skillet, 
lifting eggs and letting uncooked portion flow underneath.

 5. Cook till top of omelet is set. Turn omelet; sprinkle with 
half of the cheese. Cook 2-3 minutes more.

 Makes 2 servings



Monday, April 3, 2017

Glazed Turkey Meatloaf






Glazed Turkey Meatloaf
  
  
      Ingredients



 1 pound ground turkey
 1/4 cup bread crumbs
 1/3 cup milk
 1 egg, beaten
 1 sm. onion, chopped
 Salt and pepper to taste
 1/2 teaspoon thyme
 2 tablespoon catsup

 Glaze:

 3 tbsp. brown sugar
 1/4 cup catsup
 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
                             1 teaspoon dry mustard                           

                       

                                 
 Directions

 1. Combine bread crumbs and milk in a bowl. 
Add turkey, egg, onion, seasonings and catsup. 
Mix well and pat into a small meatloaf pan.

 2. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes.

 3. Combine glaze ingredients and spoon over loaf. 
Bake for 20-25 minutes more.



Sunday, March 12, 2017

Swiss Avocado and Turkey Quesadilla






      Ingredients



 1/2 cup grated Swiss cheese
 2 whole-wheat tortillas
 4 slices deli turkey
 1 avocado, sliced                        

                     

                               
 Directions

 1. Heat a sauté pan over medium heat.

 2. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of cheese on half of each tortilla.
Layer the turkey and avocado on top of the cheese and top
with remaining cheese.

 3. Fold the tortillas in half and place in the sauté pan.
Cook for 1 minute on each side, or until the cheese is melted
 and tortilla is golden.

 Makes 2 servings


Saturday, March 11, 2017

Watermelon Cucumber Salad





  
  
      Ingredients



 1 tablespoon olive oil 
 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice 
 1/4 teaspoon salt 
 2 cups seedless watermelon, cubed 
 1 cup thinly sliced cucumber 
 1/4 cup thinly vertically sliced red onion 
                         1 tablespoon thinly sliced fresh basil                          

                       

                                 
 Directions

 1. Combine oil, juice, and salt in a large mixing bowl, stirring well. 
Add watermelon, cucumber, and onion; toss well to coat. Sprinkle 
salad evenly with fresh basil. 








Monday, March 6, 2017

Mango Chili Chicken Wings





  
  
      Ingredients



 24 chicken wings 
 3 serrano or jalapeño chiles 
 1/4 cup thinly sliced ginger 
 5 cloves garlic 
 3 green onions, ends trimmed 
 1/4 cup minced cilantro sprigs 
 1 (12-ounce) can mango nectar
 Fruit from 2 ripe mangoes 
 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar 
 1 teaspoon salt 
 1 teaspoon allspice                         

                       

                                 
 Directions

 1. Cut off the wing tips. 

 2. In a food processor, mince the chiles, ginger, and garlic. 
Add the green onions and cilantro, and mince. Add all the 
remaining ingredients and liquefy.

 3. In a large bowl, combine the wings and mango mixture. 
Mix thoroughly. Marinate the wings in the refrigerator for 3 to 24 hours.

 4. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a shallow baking pan with foil. 
Coat a wire rack with nonstick cooking spray and place the rack 
in the baking pan. 

 5. Drain the chicken and reserve the marinade. Arrange the wings 
on the rack (smooth surface down) and roast for 30 minutes.

 6. Drain the accumulated liquid from the pan. Baste the wings with
 the reserved marinade, turn them over, and baste again. Roast until
 the wings turn a mahogany color, about another 30 minutes. 
Cut the wings in half through the joint. Serve hot.