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Recipe: posole

Recipe: posole

Posole
This dish originated in Jalisco, Mexico, and is traditionally served at Christmas time. It is a thick, hearty soup that’s served in a bowl with cool salad toppings and a squeeze of lime juice. Accompany with warm flour or corn tortillas.

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 cup chopped yellow onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 pork steaks (about 1 1/2 pounds), cut into cubes
1 (15 ounce) can hominy, rinsed and drained
1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
1 cup rich chicken stock or canned low-sodium chicken broth
1 tablespoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro or parsley
Lime wedges for garnish
Flour or corn tortillas, warmed

Toppings
Shredded fresh cabbage
Sliced radishes
Crumbled white cheese (queso fresco)
Chopped green onions
Diced avocados

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).

In a Dutch oven over medium-high heat, warm oil. Add onion, bell pepper, garlic and pork and sauté until vegetables are tender and pork is browned, 6 to 7 minutes.

Stir in hominy, tomato sauce, stock, seasonings and cilantro.

Bake uncovered, until meat is tender and flavors are blended, about 40 minutes.

Garnish with lime and serve with tortillas. Pass around toppings in small bowls.

Serves 4.

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Fresh Juice Loaded With Vitamins? It’s Easier Than You Think! (5)

Fresh Juice Loaded With Vitamins? It’s Easier Than You Think!

More people than ever before have discovered the great health and fitness benefits of juicing fresh fruits and vegetables. In order to get the most out of juicing it is important that you educate yourself, and learn about the different juices and the health benefits they provide. This article contains a number of juicing tips.

If you must use non-organic fruits and vegetables in your juicing, peel it. It is not safe to ingest the skin even if you clean it well. Heavy metals and other dangerous things can permeate the skin, meaning cleaning won’t actually remove it. The skin of fruit and vegetables is very good for you, so you are much better off buying organic and including its skin in your juices.

Wheat grass is only usable by us when it has been juiced. We physically can’t process the fibers when it is in plant form. Learning to enjoy wheat grass will provide your body with benefits from nourishing your kidneys, providing vitalization to your skin and body, and removing toxic metals from your body’s cells.

One great way to get kids involved in juicing is by having them pick the fruits and vegetables you use! You can take them to a farm to choose their own apples, or to a farmer’s market. Give them each $5 and let them pick whatever they’d like to try. Have them choose one or two ingredients and then you can supply the base, like leafy green vegetables. Don’t ever say they chose the wrong thing, just use less of it so no one will notice if it’s not tasty.

There are many spices available that help boost your metabolism and get your body burning fat, so include powders like chili and cumin in your juice if you’re looking for weight loss or maintenance. You can also juice garlic and onions as they help your body battle the fat too!

The best way to prepare your fruits and vegetables for juicing is to follow the instructions in your manual. After cleaning, you then need to cut the produce into pieces small enough to fit into the machine. You will also need to remove larger, hard pieces, such as peach pits.

Juicing naturally creates a good amount of nutritious pulp. Many people just throw this pulp away, but they shouldn’t. Keep your pulp, as it can be used in many of your favorite recipes. Adding valuable fruit and vegetable pulp to your recipes increases the fiber content. It also adds additional vitamins and nutrients to your favorite foods.

As was stated in the beginning of this article, huge numbers of people have discovered juicing as a way to improve their health and fitness. The key to juicing is to understand the different benefits of juicing various fruits and vegetables, so that you can consume the juices that are most beneficial to you and your needs. Apply the advice from this article to ensure that you get everything you can from the juicing lifestyle.

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Simplify Your Life With These Cooking Tips 2

Simplify Your Life With These Cooking Tips

When it comes to cooking, you are extremely comfortable with your skills and love the food that you make, but for some reason not everybody that eats your food feels the same way. Follow some of the tips provided, and you will find that you will be able to improve on your already honed skills.

Try making stir fry. Stir fry is the perfect dish for inexperienced cooks – or for anyone who just wants to make something quick. Stir fry is simple to make. It isn’t even necessary to follow the recipe. If you mess up while making stir fry, you can almost always fix your mistake without losing anything.

To keep salt in shakers fresh and dry, add uncooked white rice to the shaker. The rice will absorb any moisture from the environment instead of the salt, and stops the salt from dissolving or caking. Rice is not noticeable in a glass shaker and is too large to be shaken out with normal use.

If you want to make banana bread and do not have any bananas on hand but have a baby try this! Banana baby food is a great alternative. Two small jars of banana baby food equals about one cup of mashed bananas. Baby food is easy to store and will not go bad.

Add some pizazz to your breakfast eggs with this unique sauce. After making them sunny-side up, use sherry or wine-vinegar to de-glaze the pan. Pour the liquid over the eggs for a delicious and interesting twist to the same old usual egg dish. Eggs made this way are great for dinner too.

Soup is for all seasons! When we usually think of soup, we think of a hot bowl of chicken noodle when we are sick or a piping hot bowl of chili on a cold winter night. But don’t forget about soup in the summer, too. There are a lot of easy recipes for refreshing cold soups like gazpacho and fruit soups to enjoy during warm months.

Use butter in your cooking instead of margarine. It naturally mixes better in your recipes and contains dairy products rather than vegetable oil so contains health benefits as well. Dairy products are higher in healthy fats and will provide more flavor and natural texture to your food than margarine will.

Do not feel as though you must follow every recipe to the letter. While cook times and techniques are less flexible, you can often leave out ingredients that you don’t like, especially spices or other non-essential ingredients. You can also add ingredients that you think will be more pleasing to your or your family’s palates.

To make applying butter to corn on the cob easier and less messy, melt the butter in a bowl or cup and place it on the table with a pastry brush. Your dinner companions can add as much or as little as they like, without the need to pass around a droopy stick of butter.

In conclusion, you need to know that there is always room for improvement when it comes to cooking. Even if you may love what you do, your style might be a bit too personalized. Follow the advice that is in this article, and you will find people drooling every time you cook.

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Regional Cuisine – New England Clam Chowder

Regional Cuisine – New England Clam Chowder

Sea air, crisp apples, the brisk, spice of fallen leaves – there are few things that say autumn in New England like the scents that seem to buffet the senses from everywhere. Among those marvelous treats for the senses are popular dishes from appetizer to dessert that you just won’t find – or at least won’t find quite the same way – anywhere else in the country. If you doubt it, there’s always an ad that was popular this past autumn – after the Red Sox won the World Series. In it, a man was explaining, “Son, when you live in New England there are three basic truths… clam chowder is white…”

And the other two truths don’t matter. We New Englanders take our clam chowder seriously. Up and down the New England coast throughout the autumn, nearly every town and township has its Chowder Festival. Throughout the six states, restaurants cook up pots of chowder from their best recipes and compete to be named Best Clam Chowder. The granddaddy of all New England Chowder Festivals is held in Newport, Rhode Island, where dozens of area restaurants compete for the title of ‘America’s Best Clam Chowder’.

It’s a simple enough dish, but like chili in Texas and crab cakes in Maryland, every cook has their own special twist on the recipe. There are the basics: clams, potatoes and milk. From there, it’s every chef for himself. Some swear that clam chowder without salt pork is just potage. Others insist that clam chowder can’t be made without onion. Chefs nearly come to blows over whether heavy cream should ever be used and why a butter and flour roux is a better base than clam liquor. Secret recipes abound – and everyone has their favorites.

My own personal favorite is the thick, creamy, eat-it-with-a-fork variety of clam chowder served at Legal Seafood and Au Bon Pain in Boston. Rich and laden with chunks of potato, meaty bits of clam, onions, garlic and salt pork, it’s a meal rather than an opener for one. Served with a slab of homemade bread slathered with butter, it’s guaranteed to raise your cholesterol level and please your taste buds for hours.

While many chefs cry sacrilege, others believe that fresh corn adds the perfect touch of crisp sweetness to the rich broth and pungent bits of clam meat. Corn isn’t the only bone of contention when it comes to this regional specialty. Purists insist that the only real ingredients in clam chowder are clams, water, milk, onions, potatoes and butter. They argue whether chowder should be made with mussels or littlenecks (if you’re in Maine, it’s littlenecks – in Connecticut, mussels. Anywhere else – it varies), whether to add the clam bellies or just the necks, even whether clams should be steamed ‘virgin’ or with garlic, wine or beer.

Whether you like your chowder thick or thin, with or without corn, flavored with salt pork or bacon or something else entirely, there is one thing on which all New Englanders agree – clam chowder is white. We’re not sure what it is that they serve in Manhattan – but it’s not clam chowder.

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Recipe: macayo’s fajita

Recipe: macayo’s fajita

Macayo’s Fajita

Marinade
1 tablespoon salt
1/4 tablespoon white pepper
1/4 lime, squeezed
3 cloves fresh garlic, chopped
2 tablespoons vegetable oil

In a large bowl, whisk together all Marinade ingredients. Put meat in marinade and set aside for at least one hour.

Preheat oven to 200 degrees F. Set tortillas in for 1 to 3 minutes, to warm. Remove and put into a covered basket.

1 pound beef skirt (flank steak) or chicken breast,
sliced into 1/4 x 3-inch long strips
1 large whole onion, chopped
1/2 cup olive oil or chili oil

Heat a large skillet and add olive oil. Add marinated meat and onion and sauté until onion becomes translucent. Place cooked meat in a large bowl or platter and serve with tortillas, toppings and garnishes.

For each fajita, fill a tortilla with meat and desired amounts of garnishes and toppings and roll up like a burrito. Serve with refried beans, black beans or Spanish rice. Yields 4 to 6 servings.

Variations
For spicier marinade, add cayenne pepper or crushed dry red chili pepper. Instead of lime juice, try pineapple juice, papaya juice, beer, wine or barbecue sauce.

Garnishes and Toppings
1 cup sour cream
1 cup guacamole
1 cup salsa
6 lime wedges
Avocado chunks
1 can whole green chiles, chopped
Tomatoes, sliced into strips
Shredded lettuce
Jalapeño peppers

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A Delicious Look at Cuban Food

A Delicious Look at Cuban Food

The Internet is a great resource for food lovers. You can find everything from recipes to home delivery of gourmet meals. International foods are a real treat that you can explore and enjoy.
In this article, we will explore Cuban food and offer you an easy recipe. There is a wonderful variety of Cuban food available such as coffee, fruits & jellies, rice dishes, sauces, spices, teas, meats, seafood, desserts, cookies & crackers.
Explore the tastes of light and dark coffee and cappuccino; Café Bustelo, Café Pilon, Café El Pico and several others.
Mango and Guava are used for a variety of fruit dishes and jellies such as Conchita Guava Shells, La Cubanita Mango Cream and La Fe Guava Paste.
Rice dishes are very popular, including those produced by Goya; Paella Dinner, Rice & Black Beans, Rice & Pigeon Peas and tasteful Yellow Rice.
Several sauces and spices add variety to the meals. Brands include Badia, Batey, Conchita and Goya. There is a little bit of everything to add additional flavor to your meals.
Teas are a favorite in the Cuban food line; several varieties from Chamomile to Mango are available.
Even meats can be purchased, Goya Chorizos (sausages), Pamplona Mussels in Brine, Pamplona Octopus in Oil and Sauce.
For dessert, there is Goya Flan, Majarete and Tembleque . Enjoy a variety of Gilda and La Estrella crackers and cookies with a cup of your favorite coffee or tea.
Declare an International Food night and include the Cuban dish below.
Spanish Sausage and Peppers
1 Goya Chorizo Sausage
Olive Oil
1 Pepper (Your choice of sweet, red, cayenne, chili, etc.)
Sherry vinegar
Fresh parsley, roughly chopped
Chop sausage into bite size chunks. Put olive oil into a frying pan and fry sausage on high heat. Let the fat from the sausage come out into the oil. Cut the pepper into bite size squares. Turn the sausage and add the pepper to the pan. Add a splash of vinegar and the parsley and then mix everything. Skewer pieces of sausage and pepper with toothpicks and put onto a warm plate and serve.

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Recipe: Szechuan Shrimp

Szechuan Shrimp

INGREDIENTS:

1 pound Shrimp — shelled
in half lengthwise — rinsed and patted d
substitute raw — chicken cubed
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Chinese rice wine — or dry sherry
1 teaspoon Soy sauce
2 tablespoons Flour
1 tablespoon Cornstarch
1 Egg — lightly beaten
1/2 teaspoon Baking soda

Seasoning:

1 teaspoon Ginger root — or ground ginger
2 teaspoons Minced garlic
2 Scallions cut in — peas sized pieces
2 Dried chili pepper

Sauce:

3 tablespoons Sugar
2 teaspoons Sherry
5 teaspoons Soy sauce
1 teaspoon White vinegar
3 tablespoons Catsup
1 tablespoon Water

PREPARATION:

Mix above together and refrigerate for one hour (at least) Place above seasonings in bowl and set aside Mix and set aside above sauce ingredients 3 C peanut oil for deep frying 1 tsp sesame oil Fry shrimp, or chicken in peanut oil. Place in bowl and set aside.

Pour off all but 2 T oil and add seasonings and brown.
Stir in sauce until bubbles. Return shrimp. Add sesame oil.

This recipe is absolutely sensational. However it does not make alot of sauce for rice. I usually double the sauce ingredients. It is very hot. If you like food milder leave out some chilis.

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Simplify Your Life With These Cooking Tips 2

Simplify Your Life With These Cooking Tips

When it comes to cooking, you are extremely comfortable with your skills and love the food that you make, but for some reason not everybody that eats your food feels the same way. Follow some of the tips provided, and you will find that you will be able to improve on your already honed skills.

Try making stir fry. Stir fry is the perfect dish for inexperienced cooks – or for anyone who just wants to make something quick. Stir fry is simple to make. It isn’t even necessary to follow the recipe. If you mess up while making stir fry, you can almost always fix your mistake without losing anything.

To keep salt in shakers fresh and dry, add uncooked white rice to the shaker. The rice will absorb any moisture from the environment instead of the salt, and stops the salt from dissolving or caking. Rice is not noticeable in a glass shaker and is too large to be shaken out with normal use.

If you want to make banana bread and do not have any bananas on hand but have a baby try this! Banana baby food is a great alternative. Two small jars of banana baby food equals about one cup of mashed bananas. Baby food is easy to store and will not go bad.

Add some pizazz to your breakfast eggs with this unique sauce. After making them sunny-side up, use sherry or wine-vinegar to de-glaze the pan. Pour the liquid over the eggs for a delicious and interesting twist to the same old usual egg dish. Eggs made this way are great for dinner too.

Soup is for all seasons! When we usually think of soup, we think of a hot bowl of chicken noodle when we are sick or a piping hot bowl of chili on a cold winter night. But don’t forget about soup in the summer, too. There are a lot of easy recipes for refreshing cold soups like gazpacho and fruit soups to enjoy during warm months.

Use butter in your cooking instead of margarine. It naturally mixes better in your recipes and contains dairy products rather than vegetable oil so contains health benefits as well. Dairy products are higher in healthy fats and will provide more flavor and natural texture to your food than margarine will.

Do not feel as though you must follow every recipe to the letter. While cook times and techniques are less flexible, you can often leave out ingredients that you don’t like, especially spices or other non-essential ingredients. You can also add ingredients that you think will be more pleasing to your or your family’s palates.

To make applying butter to corn on the cob easier and less messy, melt the butter in a bowl or cup and place it on the table with a pastry brush. Your dinner companions can add as much or as little as they like, without the need to pass around a droopy stick of butter.

In conclusion, you need to know that there is always room for improvement when it comes to cooking. Even if you may love what you do, your style might be a bit too personalized. Follow the advice that is in this article, and you will find people drooling every time you cook.

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Recipe: kentucky fried chicken honey bbq wings

Recipe: kentucky fried chicken honey bbq wings

Kentucky Fried Chicken Honey BBQ Wings
1 1/4 cups catsup
1/3 cup white vinegar
1/4 cup molasses
1/4 cup honey
1 teaspoon liquid smoke flavoring
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
6 to 8 cups vegetable oil
20 chicken wing pieces
1 egg, beaten
1 cup milk
2 cups flour
2 1/2 teaspoons salt
3/4 teaspoon pepper
3/4 teaspoon MSG

Combine the first nine ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir until ingredients are well-combined and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 15 to 20 minutes.

As sauce is simmering, heat up 6 to 8 cups of oil in a deep fryer set to 350 degrees F.

Combine the beaten egg with the milk in a small bowl.

In another small bowl, combine the flour, salt, pepper and MSG.

When oil is hot, dip each wing first in the flour mixture, then into the milk and egg mixture, and back into the flour. Arrange wings on a plate until each one is breaded.

Fry the wings in the oil for 8 to 12 minutes or until light, golden brown. Drain on paper towels.

When the sauce is done, brush the entire surface of each wing with a light coating of sauce. Serve immediately.

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Comfort Food Trends Bring Us Back to our Roots

Comfort Food Trends Bring Us Back to our Roots

Comfort food. It even sounds warm and welcoming – like cuddling up by the fire on a cold winter day. Comfort food trends have seen a real resurgence in recent years and our desire for comfort food seems to be holding strong. So what is comfort food? Generally it’s the food we have good memories about, the food we think of when we hear the word homemade, and that reminds us of simpler times.
The list of favorite comfort foods can be different for each of us. While homemade macaroni and cheese and meatloaf with mashed potatoes have been staples for many of us, for some of us comfort food may include a delicious cheesy lasagna, or yummy sweet potato pie. We all tend to love the food that takes us back to our roots – the foods we grew up with.
Some Of Our Top Comfort Food Choices Were Found To Be:
Soup
Meatloaf
Pasta sauces
Pot pies
Mashed potatoes
Pizza
Potato salad
Macaroni and cheese
Biscuits and scones
Chili
Beef stew
Fruit pies
Chocolate chip cookies
Why the increased desire for comfort foods? It seems to be a combination of things. People are busier and more stressed than ever. The last few years have also resulted in many of us feeling less safe in the world. We want to feel warm and safe again, the way we did when we were young and the world seemed simpler.
Comfort food trend watchers say that we are craving the foods we grew up with. People want to enjoy their homes and entertain at home. We’re expressing an interest in cooking everything from easy party food recipes to BBQ to slow cooked roasts with all the trimmings.
We also want to experience different tastes, sometimes tastes from around the world, sometimes the familiar foods we love, with twist or an extra bit of pizzazz. So we have things like garlic mashed potatoes, 4 cheese macaroni and cheese and thin crust gourmet pizzas.
We’re also a population that is becoming more aware of health and making healthy food choices. With aging baby boomers creating a bulge in our populations, healthy lifestyle trends are front and center. We want fewer calories but all the taste, healthier eating with the comforts of our favorite foods. So where does this leave us? How do we combine comfort food trends with healthier lifestyle trends?
As much as we love our comfort foods many of us now look for ways to turn them into healthier choices, with a lower fat content and fewer calories. We tweak those great recipes from the past so we maintain (or sometimes even improve) the taste but forgo some of the fat, unhealthy carbs and sugar content. And while most of us are still eating our favorite comfort foods, maybe it’s just a little less often. We might decide to share that piece of amazing cheesecake so we get the taste but not the pounds.
We’re going back to our roots – but with a nod to healthy food choices and a few wonderful, tasty twists along the way.