Place eggs in cool water in a pot. Bring to boil, turn off pot. Leave for 25 minutes.
Monday, March 31, 2014
Shepherd's pie is my favorite. By adding cauliflower to the potatoes and replacing some meat with mushrooms, it's a bit lighter.
I took some steak and diced it into small chunks, and began to sauté. Added garlic, red onion, salt and pepper.
Meanwhile, I added cubed potatoes and cauliflower in a pot of water to boil.
To the meat, I added mushrooms.
Then, added a sprinkle of flour, 1/2 cup stock,1 T Worcester sauce to the meat. After reducing down, I added frozen pea and carrots.
While this reduced, I drain the potatoes and then mash them with 1T of butter, 1/2cup of stock or fat free milk, and 1/4 cup reduced fat sour cream.
Layer the potatoes over the meat, sprinkle a little paprika, and broil for 8 minutes.
Labels: shepherd's pie
Yes, fish is meat. But cutting back on chicken, pork and beef means fish counts!
Broiled salmon with lemon risotto
Add a little olive oil to pan and sear the skin side. Then, place the salmon on foil lined pan and broil for 10-15 minutes.
Garlic or red onion
Lemon juice and rind
Add 1T of olive oil and butter to a pan with diced garlic, shallot or red onion. Add 1 cup of rice and lightly toss and toast.
Add 1/2 cup white wine, reduce down. Add 2.5 cup stock and a splash of lemon juice and zest. Let it simmer until reduced.
Monday, March 17, 2014
So much for St Patricks Day or meatless Monday... We had curried coconut soup with chicken.
2 t oil
1/2 c shallots, diced
4 t Thai red curry paste
4 c stock
1 c light coconut milk
2 c chicken, cooked and shredded
2/3 c thinly sliced cucumber
1/2 c basil, fresh
2 c uncooked rice noodles
Add oil and shallots to pot.
Add curry paste and garlic for 1 min in med-high.
Add stock and coconut milk (I added the whole can and some extra water.) Boil and simmer for 15 min.
Add rice noodles. Cook 5 min.
Add chicken, basil, cucumber.
Serve with lime.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
My recent post for dough really has been a success (If you overwork the dough, let it rise again and start over). Today we tried a BBQ pizza.
3/4 c red onion
1 chicken breast (poached and shredded)
1/4 c stock or white wine
1/4 c pizza sauce
1/4 c BBQ sauce
2 oz mozzarella
1/3 c green onion
1/2 t pepper
I cooked the chicken in the crock pot while at the gym. (1 hour on high with a little water).
Preheat oven and pizza stone to 450.
In a skillet, heat red onion with olive oil. Add wine/stock and sauces. Add shredded chicken. Cook til warm.
On a sheet or parchment, spread out dough.
Spread chicken mix over dough. Lay on mozzarella and green onion.
3 T butter
1 t garlic
1 t herbs de Provence
1/4 c oil
1/2 c popcorn kernels
1 t salt
1/3 c parm cheese
Melt butter, garlic and herbs together.
Meanwhile, put oil and 3 kernels in pot with lid. Heat until the kernels pop, and add rest of corn.
When popcorn is popped, pour on butter and add salt and Parmesan cheese.