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Favorite Shrimp Burgers

29 Sep

Inspired by this new cookbook, Fish Cakes  I have researched recipes for shrimp burgers and adapted my own easy version.

 

Shrimp Burgers

 

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Best Cake-like Brownies

23 Feb

Cakey Brownies

This recipe uses cocoa powder and chocolate chips in the batter, for perfect results.  Baking temperature and timing are crucial, or these treats will burn!

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Shakshuka

3 Sep

This is my version of the popular Israeli/Middle Eastern comfort food.

Shakshuka

And here are some photos of the dish in progress.

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And here’s the feast!

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Coleslaw with Brussels Sprouts

2 Feb

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Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage and Carrot slaw is a delicious and tangy salad.
Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
• 3 T olive oil
• juice of 1 fresh lemon
• 2 tsp salt
• 1/2 tsp pepper
• 1 tsp dry mustard powder
• 2 tsp sugar
• 1 cup Brussels Sprouts, shredded
• 1 1/2 cups cabbage, shredded
• 1 1/2 cups carrots, shredded
• 1/4 cup green onion, chopped
Instructions
1. In a large mixing bowl whisk oil, lemon juice, salt, sugar, pepper and mustard powder until smooth.

2. Toss in the Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots and green onion. Stir well and let marinate in refrigerator for 1 hour or more before serving.

Brazil Nut Bread

8 Mar

Yesterday I baked a great new bread which is a variation of the Yogurt Yeast Bread.  I added 3/4 cup of ground fresh brazil nuts.  The best way to grind these nuts is by adding 3/4 cup of  bread flour to the nuts in a food processor.  Then add the flour/nut mixture to the bread recipe when you are adding the dry ingredients.

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Ginger Sauce for Shrimp and Rice

24 Feb

Here’s a recipe for an easy sauce to serve with shrimp and rice.

Ingredients:

1 cup chicken broth (or 1 chicken bouillon cube dissolved in 1 cup boiling water)

1 T finely chopped crystalized ginger

2 tsp. dried minced onion flakes

1 T coconut milk

1 tsp lemon-pepper seasoning

1 T cornstarch or tapioca starch

Directions:  Mix all ingredients in a microwave dish.  Microwave for 1 minute, then stir.  Repeat cooking one minute at a time and stirring until sauce is thickened.

Makes 1 1/4 cups of sauce.

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Three Sisters Creamy Succotash

11 Jan

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Creamy Succotash

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The Three Sisters Story
Modern day agriculturists know it as the genius of the Indians, who inter-planted pole beans and squash with corn, using the strength of the sturdy corn stalks to support the twining beans and the shade of the spreading squash vines to trap moisture for the growing crop. Research has further revealed the additional benefits of this “companion planting.” The bacterial colonies on the bean roots capture nitrogen from the air, some of which is released into the soil to nourish the high nitrogen needs of the corn. To Native Americans, however, the meaning of the Three Sisters runs deep into the physical and spiritual well-being of their people. Known as the “sustainers of life,” the Iroquois consider corn, beans and squash to be special gifts from the Creator. The well-being of each crop is believed to be protected by one of the Three Sister Spirits. Many an Indian legend has been woven around the “Three Sisters” – sisters who would never be apart from one another- sisters who should be planted together, eaten together and celebrated together.