Browsing Archive: May, 2015

Chocolate Valentine's Day Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, In : Cooking 
We all know that the way to a woman's heart is through chocolate. And chocolate treats that you make yourself is sure to win her heart this Valentine's Day. These three chocolate baking recipes are simple ones to make that hardly take any time at all. She will love the fact that you took the time to make something yourself. It always means more to get something that you have made for her than something you bought.

Chocolate Creams

1 package (8 squares) semi-sweet chocolate squares

2 tablespoons ...

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4 Tasty Toast Recipes Using Whole Wheat Bread

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, In : Cooking 
Stuck on plain old whole wheat bread toast? Try something different for breakfast (or lunch, or dinner!) with these exciting recipes for using healthy bread in new and exciting ways. 


Whole wheat toast is a staple of many Canadian breakfasts for a good reason – it provides a good start to the day and is a quick, hot meal that almost anyone can make. Because it's simple, the versatility of toast is often underrated. Here are four great ways you can turn this easy breakfast food into other qui...

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Most Requested Hot Appetizers, Delicious Desserts and Classic Cocktails

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, In : Cooking 
The idea of sharing the recipes for my "Top Most Requested Hot Appetizers, Delicious Desserts and Summer Drinks" came after years and years of hosting parties and ALWAYS being asked for certain recipes. I figured if my friends and family loved them, you would to. Check them out.


I am not a "throw-a-can-of-peanuts-on-the-table" kind of gal! When I am planning a party, it is important to me that I choose thoughtful, satisfying recipes that:

Are simple to make

Have few ingredients

Hold up well over ...

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3 Paleo Cranberry Relish Recipes Plus Cranberry Ambrosia Side Dish.

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, In : Cooking 
Paleo  raw food Cranberry Relish Recipes and Cranberry Ambrosia Recipe. Delight in these nutrition quick and easy Paleo recipes for the Holidays. No cooking required and the only preservative is the refrigerator. Enjoy: Paleo Cranberry Orange Relish, Paleo Cranberry Strawberry Relish, Paleo Pear Cranberry Relish and Paleo Cranberry Nutty Ambrosia Recipe.

Paleo Cranberry Orange Relish

Holiday relish treat pairs well turkey, chicken, pork, lamb and ham.

Ingredients

- 2 cups fresh cranberries

- 1/4 c...

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Find Easy Healthy Dinner Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, In : Cooking 
Preparing food for a special occasion can be so strenous and hard. You need to think of the best recipe and easy to prepare. You can have more ideas and tips on how to prepare healthy, easy dinner recipes here.

Everyone needs a collection of healthy dinner recipes, dishes you can rustle up in minutes, that everyone likes, and which aren't laden with fat or processed ingredients. In the United States, it's well known that many of us are both overweight and lacking in the nutrients contained in ...

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Learning Bartending..!

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, In : Drinks 
Mixing drinks and coming up with new drink ideas can be an enjoyable hobby. Having a good bartender guide that will help give you new ideas and mixed drink recipes can be a very useful tool. Bartender guides are normally filled with numerous how-to guides and a variety of drink recipes that you can try and perfect at your leisure.


 You can be the life of your next house party when you mix up cocktails for your guests and show off your bartending talents. There are many different bartending boo...

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Cool As A Cucumber

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, In : Cooking 
Cucumbers are easy and fun to grow and they are a very special ingredient in many salad dishes. They can be the star attraction as well. So plant some cucumbers and watch them change into tasty, delicious mealtime ingredients. You won’t regret the experience of gardening with cucumbers and your taste buds will truly thank you. 

Here are a few ways to prepare those mighty fine additions to any meal: 
Cucumber and Onion Salad 
(Always tastes better the next day) 
4 cucumbers, peeled and sliced ve...

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Paleo Breakfast Nutritious Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, In : Cooking 
Paleo Breakfast recipes not longer boring and limiting to the same foods every morning. Foods allowed in Paleo diet give you limitless options for a delicious varied diet.

 
Paleo dieter’s maybe bored with the traditional Paleo diet of eggs and bacon not realizing the wide variety of Paleo breakfast choices available. Paleo Diet allows lean red meat, poultry, fish, fresh fruits and fresh vegetables, nuts, seeds and natural spices. Excluded from the diet are: dairy, potatoes, legumes (peanuts ...

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Recipes For Your Kentucky Derby Party--Benedictine, Kentucky Derby Pie and Limoncello Mint Lemonade

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, In : Cooking 
The Kentucky Derby is one of America's most beloved springtime traditions.  Plan a derby party to celebrate this occasion complete with silks, extravagant hats and these special recipes.


Kentucky horse racing can be traced back to 1783 when races were being held in the middle of Kentucky streets and on a number of private tracks located on farms throughout the area.

Several concerned citizens complained about safety issues, and eventually the first race track was built in Lexington in 1789.

Almo...

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Healthy and Great-Tasting Acai Berry Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, In : Cooking 
While there are great health benefits to acai berry, that doesn’t mean it has to be boring. Just like any other fruit, you can turn acai into almost any kind of treat you can imagine. All you need are a few tasty and simple acai berry recipes.



While you might be able to find recipes for just about any fruit available, acai berry recipes can be hard to come by. That's because it is virtually impossible to get fresh acai berries. But it is easy to get your hands on some frozen acai pulp, which...

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Paleo Diet Coconut Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, May 18, 2015, In : Cooking 
Paleo Diet Recipes are rich in fresh fruits and vegetable. Grains, wheat, dairy are excluded from the diet. Coconut makes a great cooking alternative for wheat flour and cow’s milk. Read More..  


Paleo Coconut and Walnut Bread Recipe

Ingredients

1 Cup Almond Meal

1/2 Cup Coconut Flour

1 tsp baking powder

2 Eggs

1/2 Cup dried shredded Coconut

1 Cup Coconut Milk

1 Cup finely cut Walnuts

1/2 Cup Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

1/2 Cup Honey

1 tsp baking powder

Directions

Blend together eggs, coconut milk, ...

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Easy Crockpot Recipes are the Best Crockpot Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, May 18, 2015, In : Cooking 
If only you had more time! If only you didn't feel so rushed all the time! If only you started preparing the meal earlier! If only... It looks like it's time to step back and see how a crockpot / slow cooker can create a delicious meal and free up a lot of your time as well.

You worked for hours over your stove to get the perfect meal prepared. It's getting close to the time when everyone is getting ready to sit down. The natives are getting restless so to speak but they're trying to stay out ...

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Happy Baking Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, May 18, 2015, In : Cooking 
Finding happiness in baking can come from many things. The first whiff of chocolate from a freshly opened bag of chocolate chips. The joy on a child's face when they are able to crack the egg into the bowl by themselves. The absolutely delightful smell that fills every corner, nook and cranny of your home as your baking creation comes to life in the oven. The smile on the faces of friends and family when you bring that special dessert to the table. But sometimes the most simple joy can come s...

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How to Make Herbal Oils, Vinegars, Cheeses and Breads

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, May 18, 2015, In : Cooking 
If you use tall elegant bottles or attractive old thick glass ones, a gift of oils and vinegars can look beautiful.  As more and more recipes appear for salad dressings, so different flavored oils and vinegars become more popular.

 
                      Mint and Cranberry Vinegar

1 1/2 lb fresh or frozen cranberries

2 1/2 pints red wine vinegar

12-14 fresh mint leaves

Save about a dozen of the best berries and put to one side.  Chop the remaining fruit and place in a bowl.  Boil the vinegar and po...

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Spicy, Delicious Asian Carrot Salad

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, May 18, 2015, In : Cooking 
This is an excellent recipe for an Asian-style salad that will have your tastebuds hopping even as it delivers a healthy serving of vitamins and minerals.

Carrots are a great way to add color and nutrients to your menu. They're full of flavor, make an eye-catching presentation, and are loaded with vitamins and minerals your body needs. 

Carrots get their distinctive orange color from beta-carotene. Beta-carotene is a powerful anti-oxidant and immune-system booster found in fruits and vegetables...

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Outsmarting the Salad Server and Becoming a Slimmer You

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, May 15, 2015, In : Cooking 
How often have you been to a salad station in a take- out lunch place with someone on the other side ready to fill your bowl? I have many clients that are faced with this situation daily during their work week.

Here you are at the counter with an array of vegetables, fruits, toppings, meats, chicken, eggs, bacon, olives and so many choices. The server listens to your instructions on what to put in that bowl. Therefore you need to take command of the situation; it is your choice. Keep in mind t...

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Famous Secret Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, May 15, 2015, In : Cooking 
Remember the good old days about 2 or 3 years age? When you could go to one of your favorite restaurants two or three time a week. Now we are in a never ending recession. Discover famous recipes and favorite restaurant recipe replicas. Make famous secret recipes at home and save time and money. No more traffic, waiting in restaurant lobbies and paying exorbitant prices. America's Secret Recipes not only provides restaurant secret recipes but famous secret recipes. The Inaugural Luncheon Menu ...

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Savory Greek Style Spinach and Pasta Salad

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, May 15, 2015, In : Cooking 
Bring some international color and flair to your next barbeque or picnic with this zesty Greek-style salad. It's unique flavors and awesome eye-appeal will keep them coming back for more!

The spinach leaves in the salad have a hearty texture and peppery flavor that matches perfectly with the olives, tomatoes, and cucumbers. The olive oil based dressing is bright and zesty without being overwhelming, and the whole wheat pasta absorbs just enough of the dressing and vegetable flavors to make all...

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Easy Ways To Spruce Up A Fresh Garden Salad

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, May 15, 2015, In : Cooking 

Salads are an amazing invention and idea, but often they are underrepresented in the food world. People often find them to be boring meals as they can be bland and seem just like a step up from grass. But, with these tips you can transform your ordinary salad into something that will have you and your guests raving about it. There are many ways to spruce up a salad and make it stand alone in its greatness and delicious taste.

First, decide if you want something with a dressing base or with a v...


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Caprese Salad Skewers

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, May 15, 2015, In : Cooking 
A Caprese blended green Skewer is one of our magnificent most adored greens. Caprese greens Skewers is one of my unique choice dishes, and one that truly represents summer season, in my point of view. It's extraordinary every which way – spread out on a plate, stacked high, or in this little gnaws, secured with the astonishing wedding of an OK quality balsamic vinegar and olive oil. New, delightful, brilliant and delightful… what’s not to love?

Not to state, it can help make you friends!...

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Sweeten Up Your Diet With Healthy, Delicious Fruit Salad Dressings

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, May 15, 2015, In : Cooking 
Fruit salad is even better when topped with a rich, creamy dressing, but where can you find a good fruit salad dressing that's high in nutrients and low in calories? It's easy - make your own from blended tofu.

Fresh fruit makes a natural and delicious addition to most any healthy eating plan, and fruit salad is one of the best ways to incorporate a wide variety of fruit into your diet. One of the best ways to keep fruit salad interesting is to add a creamy, flavorful dressing. But how to make...

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Benihana Recipes - Ginger Salad Dressing Recipe

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, May 14, 2015, In : Cooking 
Here is a good Ginger Vinaigrette recipe, it's not the exact same as the Benihana Recipes, but it's close. Give it a try and see what you think.


Ingredients:

1/2 cup canola oil
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons chopped peeled fresh ginger - ginger past can be substituted
4 tablespoons rice vinegar
4 tablespoons soy sauce
4 tablespoons sesame oil
4 garlic cloves
4 green onions

Directions:

Put all ingredients except oil in a food processor or blender and mix and with machine running slowly pour in the oil...

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The Advantages To Adding Salad To Your Menu

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, May 14, 2015, In : Cooking 
Seems like such a simple thing, a salad a day and yet this can be a very transformational lifestyle change.  There are many ways in which eating a salad a day can transform your life.

To begin with a salad is filled with veggies like carrots, beets, etc and no matter which ones you choose to enjoy in your salad you'll find that this is an incredible way to give your fruit and veggie count a large boost.  Most people do not consume enough fruits and vegetables each day and a salad can contain a...

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Chicken Salad Ideas for Exciting New Dishes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, May 14, 2015, In : Cooking 
Chicken salad usually consists of chopped chicken, mayonnaise, and a few other ingredient used as a binder. Other ingredients may be added to add texture and flavor, such as nuts and celery. There is a wide range of traditional chicken salad, but majority of recipes consist of these basic ingredients. 


What's great about chicken salads is that they can be easily doubled and tripled in size without compromising the taste of the original recipe. There is also much room for creativity to accommod...

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Low Calorie Salad Recipes - 6 Healthy Salad Recipes For Weight Loss

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, May 14, 2015, In : Cooking 
Salads provide us with the required fiber by our body and it is also a low calorie food. Know some useful healthy salad recipes for weight loss.

What is better than snacking on a salad? The answer is snacking on low calorie salad which also supports fat loss! Salads provide us with the required fiber by our body. It is a low calorie food which is tasty too! There are many ways in which you can make healthy salad recipes.

Some of the low calorie salad recipes for fat loss are as stated below:

1. ...

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Free Paleo Diet Salad Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, May 14, 2015, In : Cooking 
Free Exciting Paleo Meat, Vegetable, Fruit and Nut Recipes.  Sumptuous delicious Paleo Low Fat and Low Carbohydrate Salad and Paleo Salad Dressing Recipes. Read More..


Welcome Paleo Diet Low Fat and Low Carbohydrate bacon, vegetable, fruit and nut salad recipes. Salad does not have to be boring or contain any additives. Paleo diet no gluten, no dairy, no soy, no casein and no preservative Only Taste and Nutrition. Paleo Mother Nature diet over 10,000 years old. The original diet given to human...

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Using Plants From Your Garden In A Tomato With Avocado Salad and Other Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, May 14, 2015, In : Cooking 
There are lovely ways to use plants from your garden in such things as tomato with avocado salad or a Chinese Salad using Chinese powder in the salad dressing.  Follow these recipes for a great Greek Salad with Hummus or a Green Salad with a kicky salad dressing all using plants from your vegetable garden.


Plants from your garden will be maturing very soon leaving you with an abundance of fresh foods for great culinary uses like Tomato with Avocado salad or a Greek Salad with a hummus recipe f...

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Red Pepper Relish for Americans

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, May 14, 2015, In : Cooking 

For relish, combine red sweet pepper strips, ripe olives, olive oil, thyme, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a food processor bowl. Grill patties on the rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium coals for 14 to 18 minutes or until internal temperature of burgers reaches at least 160 degrees F with an instant-read thermometer, turning once halfway through cooking.

Ingredients:

* 1/2 cup purchased roasted red pepper, cut into strips

* 1 tablespoon finely chopped pitted ripe olives

* 2 teaspoons oli...


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Hamburger Press – A Useful Appliance

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, May 14, 2015, In : Cooking 
Hamburger press is an apt way towards secure food. These days when food items e.g. burgers, sausages, bacon, steak and beef are so well-established, laypeople hardly think about the security of these delicacies. They suppose that as the meat is boiled thoroughly, it is harmless. However you need to move out of fool’s paradise. Even the watchfully heated meat may has considerable amount of bacteria and unsafe contents. This is because, in general cattle are infused with hormones prior to sla...

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Facts About Fast Food

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, In : Cooking 
Ahhhh...Fast food. Whether it's fried chicken, tacos or burgers, we all love it just the same. Fast food has become a way of life for some people.


Fast food, we love it. We adore it. Today, we just gotta have it. Thats why fast food chains make so much money these days. Its a way of life for many people. Growing up, my parents strictly limited the amount of fast food we ate, but many parents dont regulate this for their own children. Thats a shame because studies show that today's diet habits ...

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How to Keep Comfort Eating under Control

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, In : Cooking 
Understanding why we sometimes crave treats such as burgers and ice cream can help keep comfort eating and weight under control. You can choose healthier alternatives too.


We’ve been fed a lot of research in recent years showing that we eat for all sorts of bad reasons – from boredom, depression and loneliness to anything we consider a celebration. The only good reason to eat, is feeling hungry. However, nutrition experts are acknowledging that emotional eating isn’t all that bad. To cra...

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Teppenyaki - Trying Something Different

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, In : Cooking 
Burgers and fries can get old, especially since most restaurant offer several different options of the same thing. For the adventurous family, there is the teppenyaki style restaurant, which offers artistry and a meal beyond the typical burger and fries

Many families rarely get a chance to go out and enjoy a meal together. When they do, its usually a standard family restaurant with a typical menu that includes everything from hamburgers to seafood. Indeed, these family restaurants provide an i...

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Burger And Fries: Healthy Style

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, In : Cooking 
Many families love their burgers and fries, but this meal has a reputation for being on the unhealthy side. However, there are changes you can make, such as using lean meats and whole wheat hamburger buns, to make it a healthier option.  


A burger and fries is one of the most popular meals around. Families enjoy them almost everywhere, from fast food joints, to sit down restaurants and even at home. While a burger and fries don't have the best reputation as being a healthy dinner option, there...

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Missing the Good Old Burgers? Give These Healthy Alternatives a Try

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, In : Cooking 
If you need help in order to achieve your weight loss goals, RevitaSlim is a good choice. It is a 100% natural diet supplement which is very popular around the world. 
So you could go for this product if have reached that moment when you are unsatisfied about your own body?

Lose weight fast and healthy!

If weight loss has become a problem? The problems lead to stress? The stress leads to increased appetite? Appetite leads to gaining weight? Extra weight leads to low self-esteem? Then you need to...

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PASS THAT COLESLAW

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, In : Cooking 
Cole Slaw is always a welcome salad addition to any summertime meal. Whether you prefer creamy, sweet/sour, or a special family favorite, serve cole slaw. with burgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, grilled or fried chicken, grilled fish, thick, juicy steaks, or even meatloaf. Coleslaw adds crunch, flavor, and color to any entree. It is versatile, and lends itself to almost any menu plan. So serve coleslaw and give your meal that extra special taste treat.

ENJOY.
COLESLAW -MAYONNAISE

1 head green cabbag...

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Grilling Hamburgers: 5 Recommendations Each Novice Needs to Learn About

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, In : Cooking 

Like all various other bbq recipes, hamburgers additionally need certain preparation as well as cooking methods to come out perfectly-grilled as well as juicy. You'll know that a hamburger is smoked to perfection when it is char grilled on the outside yet deliciously juicy on the inside.

So whether you're planning to grill beef, poultry or turkey hamburgers for your bbq night, below are 5 important tips every beginner must know:

1. Make your hamburger flavorful

Admit it, fat is just what adds th...


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The Health Benefits Of Eating Burgers

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, In : Cooking 
We’ve all heard or read the dangers of eating too much fastfood. And although hamburgers have been unfairly categorized in that department, there is hardly anything disadvantageous to raise about consuming it on a regular basis, even in the form of burgers. In fact, a diet of beef has been found to be more beneficial than eating pork and chicken regularly. These are nutritional facts every hamburger restaurant should emphasize to make their clients feel at ease. 

As far as calorie content go...
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Casseroles are Serious Comfort Food

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, In : Cooking 
On a cold night, after a grindingly long day, what better than to sit down to a hot dish replete with aroma, taste, and memories? Few dishes are as restorative as a casserole...warm, filling, and savory.


The casserole has roots in different cuisines. What we dub lasagna has been cooked in various layered-and-baked pasta guises throughout the Mediterranean. 

Baked beans have an honored tradition in the French cassoulet.

In the Southwest, Tex-Mex influences have brought us enchiladas baked in a di...

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Ingredient Profile: The Onion

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, In : Cooking 
Onions are one of the most common staple ingredients not just across dishes, but across cultures. Find out interesting facts about the onion here.


Believe it or not, I actually hate onions in my food. Whenever I detect the sharp and pungent flavor of an onion in my meal, I cringe to myself a little and slowly pick through my food, trying to avoid the onions at all costs. So why am I writing an article about them? Well as it turns out, I'm alone in my opinion on onions...and the rest of you Ame...

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Yes, Diabetics Can Enjoy These Tasty Pasta Dishes - Mac and Cheese With Veggies or Pumpkin Penne

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, May 11, 2015, In : Cooking 
We just have to watch how we eat it! Forget buying regular pasta; always by whole-grain. Then be careful not to load the pasta down with sugars. These recipes for Mac and Cheese with Veggies, and for Pumpkin Baked Penne are both healthy and fall within the diabetic's nutritional guidelines.
MAC AND CHEESE WITH VEGGIES 2 cups uncooked whole-wheat elbow macaroni, cooked according to pkg directions; no salt or butter 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 3/4 cup fat-free milk 3 1/2-oz shredded reduced-fat ...

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Christmas Chicken Wreath Recipe

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, May 11, 2015, In : Cooking 
Pretty darn unique!
This will make a beautiful show on a green or red platter or a clear one with red/green decorations. Makes a good centerpiece. Has to be a little browner than picture so moved time from 25 to 30 in oven. Just follow the additional pictures. Prep:30m Cook:30m Servings:10

Ingredients

* 2 cans Philsbury crescent rolls * 1 5-oz. can white chicken meat, drained * 1 cup brocolli florets, chopped * 1 cup cheddar cheese, grated * 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped * 1/2 onion, chopped * 1 ...

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Cotoletta alla milanese, the most famous dish of Milan

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, May 11, 2015, In : Cooking 
Cotoletta alla milanese (milanese name derivable its place of origin, Milan), which is a deep fried cutlet fairly similar to Wiener schnitzel, but is "bone-in", braised in clarified butter and tradit...

Cotoletta alla milanese (milanese name derivable its place of origin, Milan), which is a deep fried cutlet fairly similar to Wiener schnitzel, but is "bone-in", braised in clarified butter and traditionally uses veal exclusively from suckling calves. It's very frequently served with Risotto all...

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Panda Express Orange Chicken Recipe is Yummy!

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, May 11, 2015, In : Cooking 
If you search on "Panda Express Orange Chicken Recipe" you'll get 2,240 results. How in the world are you going to find a great recipe for this popular dish. Of course you can always go to Panda Express - there's five of them within 10 miles of me in Austin, Texas. I mean the place is good and worth the drive sometimes. As their website says, "You'll be coming back for more. And more. And more!"


But wouldn't it be great to make a tasty dish like this at home. Your friends, family and yourself ...

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KFC Fried Chicken Recipe - Looking For The Secret Recipe?

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, May 11, 2015, In : Cooking 
Maybe the most famous secret recipe of all time? The KFC Fried Chicken Recipe is in a new super secret, high-tech vault to protect it. The recipe that was hand written in pencil by Harland Sanders is now guarded around the clock. The recipe was kept in an undisclosed location while the new security system was installed.


Only a few super select people know the exact recipe. To ensure the secrecy, no company is allowed to mix all of the 11 herbs and spices. Two companies mix part of the ingredie...

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Home-Made Chicken Nuggets Recipe

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, May 9, 2015, In : Cooking 
Why should anyone bother to make their own Chicken Nuggets, when they can buy them conveniently ready made? Even ready cooked as a fast food take-away. Well, chicken is usually a meat that most kids w...

Why should anyone bother to make their own Chicken Nuggets, when they can buy them conveniently ready made? Even ready cooked as a fast food take-away. Well, chicken is usually a meat that most kids will eat and for some reason a coating of breadcrumbs makes it even more appealing. If you are ...

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Details of Chicken Manchurian

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, May 9, 2015, In : Cooking 

This dish is pretty popular but if you haven't heard of it, Chicken Manchurian brings the best of both worlds from Indian and Chinese cuisine. Now reduce the flame to medium, add corn flour diluted with 1/2 cup of water and half of the spring onions. Garnish with remaining spring onions and ginger pieces and serve immediately.

Instructions

I tried something a little different, an Indo Chinese recipe Chicken Manchurian. This dish is pretty popular but if you haven't heard of it, Chicken Manchuri...


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Traditional food of India creating a buzz worldwide

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, May 9, 2015, In : Cooking 

The instance of meeting a foodie has become very common. What was once an exclusive and rare thing to be, today many people are claiming to be one.  We are talking about the tag of being a foodie. Thanks to the great inventions of countless new dishes and fusions of already existing dishes, people have rediscovered their love for eating and are on a big gastronomical trip tasting cuisines from all over the world and loving the feel of it.

The instance of meeting a foodie has become very common...
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Red peppers and green peppers

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, May 9, 2015, In : Cooking 

Red pepper and green pepper this "peerless double-pepper" is essential vegetables for our daily lives. Sometimes they are showing up together in the dishes brightly, such as the flavored pork dishes; Sometimes they perform their functions, such as green pepper pork, Spicy Chicken.

From a nutritional point of view, green peppers rich in vitamin C, slightly higher than the red pepper, in addition it contains trace elements and vitamin K can prevent scurvy, bleeding gums, anemia and other disease...
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Halal Chicken: Delicious, Yummy, and Spicy

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, May 9, 2015, In : Cooking 

It’s hard to stop yourself when your eyes get to see those delicious, yummy, and spicy Halal Chicken Dishes on the table (at least, this is true in my case). And, with several great Halal restaurants around, boring weekends can easily be turned into ‘Eat and Enjoy’ weekends.

I do this all the time. And, so can you. However, ensure that you are getting your Chicken Cuts from a Halal Restaurant only.

What makes it Halal?

For those of you who don’t know, Halal is an Arabic word. And, it mea...


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Healthy and Natural chicken food products

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, May 7, 2015, In : Cooking 
Chicken is a healthy, easy, and quick recipe to make chicken rice soup, without preservatives or MSG. It is also a good home remedy for coping with the common cold. Chicken serve this tasty and easy baked chicken with potatoes and a tossed salad. Use a quartered chicken, leg quarters, or split breasts to make this tasty recipe. This delicious rack of chicken recipe is made with an herb and pecan crust mixture.


Chicken is an easy and elegant meal, special enough for a Sunday dinner or holiday m...

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TGI Fridays Pasta - This Spicy Cajun Chicken Recipe Hits The Spot

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, May 7, 2015, In : Cooking 
Chicken is one of the most popular dishes. TGI Fridays pasta dish is another popular dish. I've got a spicy cajun chicken pasta recipe that is kind of similar to the one served at TGI Fridays. Give it a try and see what you think.


This recipe gives 4 servings. If you want to make it a little or a lot spicier you can add cayenne with the chicken seasoning or sprinkle a 1/2 teaspoon on when the vegetables are cooking.

Ingredients:

8 oz. linguine
4 chicken breast, skinless and boneless
1 tablespoon c...

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Preparing Chicken Breasts on the Grill

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, May 7, 2015, In : Cooking 
Grilling is a way of cooking which is enjoyed by many, especially during the warmer months when the sun beckons us to move the kitchen outdoors. Fresh air always seems to add extra special flavor to dishes, especially when cooking chicken breasts on the grill.


When preparing chicken breasts to put on the grill, remember chicken should be grilled in pieces which are similar in size and thickness to ensure even cooking. Butterflying boneless chicken breasts will allow them to cook more evening o...

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My Chicken Noodle Casserole Recipe Is So Great I Even Take It To Luxurious Outings

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, May 7, 2015, In : Cooking 
Since the introduction of wheat, noodles have always played a major role in the menus of many cultures. A great advantage of noodles is that they are also able to be made from rice. However, many home style dishes focus around the delicacy known as layered noodles. Noodles have a great amount of calories great for filling a family up. Noodles and chicken go very well together. With a myriad of great tastes in one meal, a chicken noodle casserole is capable of pleasing many eaters.

Noodles are ...

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Some Healthy College Cooking Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, May 7, 2015, In : Cooking 
Learn more about Healthy College Cooking Recipes and see where you fit into the equation. Find out the different ways you can prepare Healthy College Cooking Recipes and live a better life.


College often means crashing hard, cramming for exams and being low on cash. The combination of the three can lead to stress and a very unhealthy diet. These college cooking recipes are healthy, easy to make and will give you the fuel you need to get through those longs hours of studying without depleting y...

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Swiss steak recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, May 6, 2015, In : Cooking 
There is more than one way to prepare Swiss steak recipes. More than likely your recipe will call for either round or chuck steak, but you can also use cube steak. The type of steak you use is entirely up to your palate. Swiss steak can also be either baked in the oven, cooked in a slow cooker or crockpot, or even cooked in a large skillet on top of the stove. You will not find many recipes that tell you how you to cook Swiss steak on top of the stove, but it can be done. If you decide to try...
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New Year Cooking Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, In : Cooking 
There are plenty of cooking recipes and dishes of diverse societies and countries however nothing is further distinctive and spirited    There are plenty of cooking recipes and dishes of diverse societies and countries however nothing is further distinctive and spirited than Moroccan cooking in any way for the reason that it absorbs miscellaneous recipes and cooking which can create a center of attention to your eyes further than your mind's eye. The variety of Moroccan cuisines is that they ...
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Hot Barbeque Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, In : Cooking 

Anyone can create delicious homemade hot barbeque recipes once they know the basic ingredients. The main ingredient is of course some type of tomato base.

You can use, tomato sauce, a combination of tomato paste and tomatoes, a combination of tomato paste and either tomato juice of V-8 juice, and ketchup. Then everyone uses ingredients such as garlic, mustard, and onions. The other items that enhance the flavor of your barbeque sauce are items such as Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, vegetable...


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Fun & Fruity Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, In : Cooking 
Sometimes the easiest way to get children to eat healthy is 
to let them have a hand in making their own snacks…and add 
whipped cream on top. Here are two fruity recipes that are 
fun and easy to make, and even more fun to eat. 

Miniature Fruit Pizzas

1 package refrigerated sugar cookie dough
8 ounces softened cream cheese
1 cup confectioners' sugar
Assorted fresh fruit, cut into bite size pieces, such as 
bananas, kiwis, oranges, blueberries, grapes, strawberries, 
pineapple, etc. 

Directions: Cut s...
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Low Calorie Soup Recipes - 4 Healthy Soup Recipes for Weight Loss

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, In : Cooking 
Soups are extremely healthy and nutritious. There are basically two kinds of soups: clear soups and thick soups. There are many kinds of healthy soup recipes and low calorie soup recipes for fat loss which will not only satisfy your taste buds but also provide you with nutrition and help you stay fit.

Some of the low calorie soup recipes for fat loss are as below:

1. Cabbage Soup:

Ingredients: Half head of cut cabbage, 2 diced carrots, 4 sliced green onions, 1 can of diced tomatoes, 1 bunch cele...
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Wonderful Indian food: Chicken 65

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, In : Cooking 

Chicken 65 is a uniquely Indian dish. There are many different theories regarding the unusual name of this recipe; some say the original dish contained exactly 65 different ingredients while others claim it was the number of chilies used in the recipe. Either way, this hot and spicy dish makes a wonderful addition to any Indian meal. Chicken 65 can also be served as an appetizer or even as a snack. It's absolutely perfect for entertaining and can be made well in advance and just heated throug...


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Chilli Chicken

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, In : Cooking 

Are you a foodie who loves to whip up your own recipes at home? I have met lovers of many types of cuisine but very few who take up the challenge to try various recipes in their own kitchen. Well, Chilli Chicken is amongst the most popular foods amongst my friends and with time and endless cooking trials at home, grilled chicken is rated as a dish that is very much in demand. Amongst all the chicken recipes we tried, grilling chicken turned out to be a little tricky. Well, if you have wondere...


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Chili Chicken Dry in NYC

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, In : Cooking 
I've been cooking this dish for a long time now. I've varied it so many times. I initially made the dry chilli chicken and tried to make the wet one by using website recipes but every time I make them there is something wrong I do which I still dont know. Finally one day I was watching Food Network where there were making some other recipe and they made a little gravy and I used there technique which I will describe below to make the wet one. Again this is my approximation with the measuremen...

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Grilling Chicken the Right Way

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, May 4, 2015, In : Cooking 

If you’ve ever grilled chicken, you may be familiar with some of the common issues that can keep you from preparing perfectly grilled chicken. Many of us have eaten or prepared chicken pieces that end up rubbery, dry and even burned. Combat charred skin, dryness, raw meat and lack of flavor with some of these chicken grilling tips. Grilling the chicken at very high heat, very quickly can create a “crust” around the chicken and seal in moisture. But there are other techniques you can emp...


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Different Cooking Methods for Chicken Breasts

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, May 4, 2015, In : Cooking 

In today's economy chicken breasts not only bring value to the table, but flavor and nutrition as well. Versatility reigns supreme when it comes to the various ways chicken can be prepared. Even the most finicky of eaters will be able to find a favorite dish among the numerous recipes that begin with chicken breasts. Easy on the wallet, and easy on the waistline, this is one dish the whole family can enjoy.

Methods of Cooking

1. Smoking and grilling - outside in a smoker or on the grill
2. Boili...
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Healthy Chicken Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, May 4, 2015, In : Cooking 

People strive to find recipes that provide delicious and healthy food. Health-conscious people focus on preparing low-fat dishes that are delicious and easily prepared. Chicken is an excellent source ...

People strive to find recipes that provide delicious and healthy food. Health-conscious people focus on preparing low-fat dishes that are delicious and easily prepared. Chicken is an excellent source of protein and at the same time low in fat. Using healthy chicken recipes will significantly l...
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Great Fried Chicken Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, May 4, 2015, In : Cooking 
There is nothing better than one of the great fried chicken recipes. Or maybe I should say there is nothing better than great fried chicken. It's so good, crunchy and juicy all at the same time--and so satisfying. Where do you get yours? I like Popeyes or KFC. But have you ever tried to make it? In reality it's not too hard to make, as long as you have a good recipe.


Frying chicken has been around a long time, there is evidence of it in China, Rome and Egypt. It's possible Scottish immigrants ...

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Chicken Salad Ideas for Exciting New Dishes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, May 4, 2015, In : Cooking 

Chicken salad usually consists of chopped chicken, mayonnaise, and a few other ingredient used as a binder. Other ingredients may be added to add texture and flavor, such as nuts and celery. There is a wide range of traditional chicken salad, but majority of recipes consist of these basic ingredients. 

What's great about chicken salads is that they can be easily doubled and tripled in size without compromising the taste of the original recipe. There is also much room for creativity to accommod...


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Be Healthy With A Low-Fat Chicken Recipe

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, May 4, 2015, In : Cooking 
Chicken meals are undeniably delicious, a lot of people would have the same opinion. Traditional chicken recipes are well loved, but gaining added pounds from eating could worry you. Excess fat are unneccessary and it is possible to do away with them by having a low-fat chicken recipe.  These recipes will provide tasty and healthy meals for you and the entire family. However, if you wish to shed off some weight, it may be possible without changing the taste of your meal. These recipes will be...
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Indian style very similar Chinese chili chicken

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, May 4, 2015, In : Cooking 
Indian Chinese Fusion cooking is one of my favorite. White Chicken Chilli Recipes selected by the collective tastebuds of the masses from Group Recipes. Chili chicken dry is very similar to the chicken prepared by Chinese people living in India. This recipe makes a lot of food. The dishes are packed hygienically and delivered in fresh, hot condition. Indian style chinese chili chicken in gravy, cooked with lots of onions and green chilies.


Indian style chinese chili chicken in gravy, cooked wi...

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Thai BBQ or Barbeque Chicken Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, May 4, 2015, In : Cooking 
What makes Thai BBQ chicken recipes so delicious? It is all the wonderful and unique spices and ingredients that are used to deliver a flavor that are taste buds enjoy. These recipes are wonderful and give us a new view of how we look at barbeque sauces. You will learn once you begin to try other countries bbq recipes that many spices and ingredients can make delectable sauces that everyone will love.


This first Thai BBQ chicken recipe will give you an idea of all the different items that make...

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Top 3 Outback Restaurant Chicken Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, May 4, 2015, In : Cooking 

Outback Restaurant has some of the best chicken entrees in the restaurant industry. I know what you are thinking. Isn't Outback a steak house? Well, it is a steakhouse, but Outback Restaurant Chicken recipes are just as good as their steaks. My wife is not a big steak person, so I can take her with me to Outback to order chicken. I order a steak, and she orders a chicken recipe. Recently I tried Outback chicken, and I was amazed at how great it was. Now I am trying all of their chicken recipe...


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Indian style Chinese hot garlic

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, May 4, 2015, In : Cooking 
Chicken hot garlic recipe for Indian Style Chinese Hot and Spicy Garlic Chicken containing small boneless breast pieces Chicken chopped Garlic Red Chili Powder Tomato Sauce. I make Garlic Chicken at home as a main dish, so the ratio of meat is higher than many Chinese recipes. Delicious sauce recipe you can easily cook. Authentic and healthy Chinese food that is easy and quick to cook.

These wings are sweet and sticky like candy! The sauce can be reheated and poured over a side dish of rice. M...

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Find Recipes for Chicken Tagine

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, May 4, 2015, In : Cooking 
Different recipes for chicken tagine require a separate set of ingredients and skills. Amongst the different recipes for chicken tagine, what you choose totally depends on your taste. However, you will surely find a big difference when you compare this to chicken cooked in everyday utensils. Recipes for chicken tagine are all about capturing the true flavors of the spices into the chicken.   



With Moroccan cuisine rising in popularity, recipes for chicken tagine have become some of the most so...

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Scrumptious Rosemary Roasted Turkey recipe

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, May 4, 2015, In : Cooking 
This recipe is Canadian dish, but you also find it around the other countries. It is a way of pleasure when you will make it on special occasions. Very delicious dish for lunch and dinner that really will make your meal time desirable, you will go mad and want cook it in everyday meal. Delicious dish and can prepared in very short time because chicken take not much time in cooking.

Ingredients for this dish 

For preparing Scrumptious Rosemary Roasted Turkey you may add fresh rosemary and the ba...

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A Turkey Dinner Prepared the Clay Baker Way!

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, May 4, 2015, In : Cooking 
The Holidays are just around the corner and besides shopping for presents nothing causes more stress than The Turkey Dinner!! Everyone has their favorite recipes, and ways of preparing the bird, the stuffing and all the sides! 

I am not going to try to change your favorites, but maybe give you another option for turning out an exceptional Roasted Turkey. Have you ever heard of or tried a clay baker? If not, check out this site claybakerstore.com. 

Here is a recipe to try for the holidays. Becau...

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