Saturday, April 12, 2014

Making Aromatic Rice in the Rice Cooker

1/2 tbsp ghee
1 1/2 cups basmati rice
2" cinnamon
2 bay leaves
2 cloves
2 cardamom
1/2 tsp salt to taste
1/4 tsp saffron
water

Wash and drain the rice. Heat the ghee in the rice cooker, then add the spices and sauté for a minute. Then add the drained rice and saffron and sauté until transparent. Then add water 1" higher than the rice and cover and cook the rice. Once the rice is cooked fluff and serve hot. 

Note: Use a spoon that will not scrape the bottom of the rice cooker.

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Monday, April 7, 2014

Baked Chocolate Doughnuts

1 cup flour
1/2 cup vanilla infused sugar
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 egg
6 tablespoons sour cream
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup vegetable oil

Mix flour, sugar, cocoa powder and baking soda. In another bowl beat egg, sour cream, milk, and oil. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry until it is combined.
Spoon the mixture into a greased donut pan. Bake in a 375F preheated oven for 8 minutes or until the tops spring back when you touch them. Let the doughnuts cool in the pan before glazing.

You can sprinkle icing sugar or coat it with melted chocolate and sprinkles. 

To prepare the melted chocolate if using.
Heat milk chocolate with a tsp of milk in the microwave for 20 to 30 seconds and stir it until it is smooth. Dip the donuts in the melted chocolate and add sprinkle. The doughnuts recipe is from here and makes about 10 to 12 mini doughnuts and about 6 regular size doughnuts.

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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Tagine of Lamb with Prunes

I made half the portion of this sweet, delicious Tagine of Lamb with Prunes recipe is from Cooking at the Kasbah cookbook. It was a little unusal for our taste becuase I usually cook meat as a spicy dish and not sweet.

2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp ground turmeric
1 tsp ground ginger
2 lbs lamb 2" chunks
2 onions

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Planning on Travelling Then Check out this site

With good weather around the corner, I am sure we are all thinking of travelling :) AARP Travel a new travel website offers a one-stop online experience that helps users take their travel ideas from dream to destination. AARP Travel’s range of travel tools and features include: Trip Finder, Map Explorer, My Trips, Articles and Destinations and Book Trips. 

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Manti Turkish Dumplings

This recipe for Manti or Turkish Dumplings recipe is similar to ravioli is from the Turkey book. I made the filling and sauce to suit our taste. I cooked and cooled down the filling before placing it inside the dough and boiling the manti.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Celebrating Nutrition Month with Salad and Giveaway

March is Nutrition Month, which reminds us to refocus on our diet and make sure we are getting the nutrients our body needs. Canada’s Food Guide recommends that we eat 5 to 10 servings of fruits and vegetables each day. Since it is more costly to eat fresh fruits when it is out of season, and some fruits like peaches are hard to find in winter we can get the nutrients we need by having canned fruit like California peaches.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Buttermilk Cake

This buttermilk cake recipe from Model Bakery cookbook is delicious, and has become my go-to recipe for cake bases. I served one of the cakes bases with a layer of canned fruits. 

1 cup unsalted butter softened at room temperature
2 3/4 cups cake flour *
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp fine sea salt

Friday, February 21, 2014

Celebrating National Canned Food Month with Peach Smoothie

Since it is the National Canned Food Month, I am celebrating it with Del Monte Canned Peaches by making a delicious smoothie. During the cold winter months, it is difficult to find fresh, economical fruit to include in our fruit and nutrient intake. Luckily, we can buy canned fresh fruits such as California peaches that have vitamins our body needs.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Giveaway to Celebrate My Feature on the Healthy Recipes Magazine

I am very excited to share that I am featured on the Healthy Recipes magazine :) To celebrate this occasion all my readers will get free 3-month iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch subscription to the Healthy Recipes magazine. Click on the link and subscribe for free. It will not auto renew or ask for any credit card information. 

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Team Kellogg’s™ U.S. Olympic Athletes at 2014 Olympic Winter Games

Following a rigorous season of trials and qualification events, six of the competing Team Kellogg’s™ U.S. Olympic athletes have demonstrated from great starts come great things by being named to Team USA™. With the Opening Ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games starting today Feb. 7, these U.S. Olympic athletes have earned the chance to be among those proudly representing their country. From now through the Games, fans can view the Team Kellogg’s athletes’ inspirational beginnings through a series of Start Story videos, which follow their journeys to the Sochi Games.
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