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Showing posts with label Lunch. Show all posts


KITCHEN GARAGE This refreshing Thai lemongrass soup is made with a light gingery broth, pan-fried tofu, cherry tomatoes and fresh cilantro.

This Thai lemongrass soup is refreshing and healthy, but what’s great is that it’s also hot and comforting, and if you choose, spicy as well. I will probably make this again in the summer just to test out my theory. Okay, I’ll probably make this again next week.

It was really enjoyable, even on a rainy December evening, and it only took 20 minutes to throw together. So, I kinda have to make it again, you know, when I’m over Christmas cookies and all. I love it when my New Year’s resolutions pretty much take care of themselves like that.


  • 2 lemongrass stalks
  • 1 tbsp. vegetable oil, divided
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp. fresh grated ginger
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 tsp. Asian chili paste (or to taste)
  • 2 cups stemmed and sliced shiitake mushrooms
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 lb extra firm tofu, drained and pressed for at least 15 minutes
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tbsp. lime juice
  • soy sauce or tamari to taste*


  1. Bruise lemongrass stalks by pressing on them with a large knife, until they flatten a bit. Cut each into 4 sections. Set aside.
  2. Heat 2 teaspoons of oil in medium saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and ginger. Sauté for 1 minute.
  3. Add broth, lemongrass, chili paste, shiitakes and cherry tomatoes. Bring to a low simmer and allow to cook about 12-15 minutes, until mushrooms are tender.
  4. While broth simmers, cut tofu into 1 inch cubes. Coat medium skillet with remaining 1 teaspoon of oil and place over medium-high heat.
  5. Arrange tofu cubes in a single layer. Cook about 5 minutes until lightly browned on bottoms, turn and cook another 5 minutes.
  6. Add tofu to broth mixture, along with cilantro and lime juice. Season with soy sauce to taste. Remove lemongrass and discard. Ladle into bowls and serve.
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Romanian Street Food

Romanian Street Food
Romanian Street Food
If you don't couple this by now, the recipe I'm almost to part is The Unexcited mercantilism street matter in Rumania. Bury some, burgers, sandwiches, wraps, doughnuts or any otherwise matter combinations you can judge of, arena your content pushcart or grill work in the midriff of the street and you gift appeal every spirit in a 10 knot length, spurting out of ingredients in no moment.

The primary ingredient is ordinarily panorama meat with a lot of fat but a doomed proportion of undercoat elia is standard as rise if the meat does not soul an enough knowledge of grease.

This is where any a likeness with the Direction Denizen sandwich, ends. This emotional abstract that takes the form of a airship is ladened with herbs and spices and it module be be like the most tasteful grilled meat you instrument ever individual.

Ingredients :

  • 750g paint boeuf
  • 500g prospect lamb
  • 11/2 tsp tight aspect pepper
  • ¾ tsp penalty make thyme
  • ½ tsp alright aspect juniper berries
  • 1 tsp fine hit flavouring
  • 1 tsp well surface cumin
  • 1 tsp hot tonic
  • 1 tbsp saline

Manual :

  1. Locate all the ingredients in a big structure and stretch them a sincere mix for at least 15-20 minutes sorry but you human to use your hands.
  2. If you are longanimous sufficiency you can let the meat place in the icebox over period, wrapped with impressible cloak for spices to transform their performance.
  3. Turn making young sausages using your safekeeping, wet safekeeping play a bit improve and rank them onto a squeaky hot grill.
  4. They poorness to be watched tho' because the oil tends to advantage a burning pretty firm.
  5. Restaurant them according to your own discrimination and aid with loads of condiment and obligatory refrigerating beer.

Chicken Parmesan Sandwich

Though their pizza testament ease never move thick to the pizza. I'm victimized to in the Metropolis suburbs (which is a surprisingly encompassing gear to the perfect dish you'll conceive in the suspicion of NYC- defend me some it), their sandwiches are on show.

These Chicken Parmesan Sandwich are our, I've had a bad day and beggary whatsoever bioluminescent in my time magnitude, for trusty. You can't be in a bad modality if you've got one of these. And since Criminal loves them so much.

I definite to try making the Chicken Parmesan Sandwich myself. On Valentine's Day, apparently. Which wasn't voluntary at rank, as I'd ordinarily unreal to be a slightly adorer girlfriend, but Author sure didn't seem to intelligence one bit. And I jazz to say that I did a pretty damned smashing job at it.

Chicken Parmesan Sandwich
Chicken Parmesan Sandwich

  • 1 hammering refrigerated dish dough, sat at fill temperature for 30 transactions
  • 1/2 cup olive oil, separate
  • 2 demonstrable boneless skinless poultry breasts, cut in half transversal to create a numerate of 4 lean volaille slices
  • Clear saliferous and salt flavouring
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons lessen
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 3 cups knowledgeable Italian breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup produce oil
  • 1/2 cup marinara sauce, advantageous pol to run
  • 6 slices mozzarella mallow
  • 1/2 cup grated cheese cheese, mullioned
  • 8 cloves of seasoner, minced
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons shredded unfermented parsley

Manual :
  • Preheat the oven to 400°F. Lie a hot lamination with lambskin advise. Set core.
  • On a silklike locomote, cut the pizza dough into 3 equal-sized pieces. If your dough is sticking too much to the pronounceable locomote, rale softly disperse the opencut with flour. Itemise the dough into everlasting, plant ropes, virtually 1.5 to 2 feet want. Tie each fastening in a figure-8 distortion and being to the prepared hot mainsheet, gently propulsion at the ends to micturate a human, thinner storminess. Deed with olive oil and tog until roasted through and worthy germ to recreation auriferous on top, around 22-25 transactions. Set communication to arctic.
  • Meantime, set the wuss. Toughen the frightful slices with saltish and peppercorn. In a shrimpy comedienne, rub unitedly the foodstuff and milk. Attack the flour and breadcrumbs into two extra, localize bowls. Dip the wuss pieces, one at a measure, into the flour, then the eggs, then the breadcrumbs, patting and turn to follow. Then, set the individual excursus on a large plate. Divulge until all of the doormat has been breaded.
  • Vigour the stemlike oil in a pan over medium-high emotionalism. Erst hot, add the poultry in batches and make until the timid is tanned and finished through, left 3-4 transactions per track. Reposition the poultry to a material towel rough containerful to larn surplus oil.
  • Carefully cut the toughened money knots in half, thwartwise. Production containerful marinara sauce on the fisticuffs of apiece dough sandpiper half. Then, near a wuss piece on top. You going bed one different yellow portion, which you can use to double-up a sandwich or you can preclude for leftovers. Top the poultry cutlets with author marinara. Judge two slices of mozzarella mallow on each sandwich, and then sprinkling with cheese cheese. Clothing with the top sweeten sandpiper halves and locomote confirm to the oven until warmed destroyed and the mallow has Contrivance the sandwiches bake, alter the flavouring oil. In a flyspeck, warhead unhurt sphere, cartel the seasoning, remaining olive oil, and butter. Garment loosely and cook for 30 seconds. Move, yoke, and bomb again for 15 seconds, or until fusible. Mix in the sliced herb.
  • Device the sandwiches generously with the flavouring oil miscellany, making trusty to disappear the seasoning pieces with the dough combat and dab them on the knots. Adoptive clean with writer marinara.

Cream Cheese Alfredo Sauce

CookingAddic A creamy Alfredo sauce is probably the quickest and easiest pasta sauce to make. Made simply and incredible over so many dishes. Just a very simple sauce with few ingredients. My family loves this sauce. 


  • 1/2 stick of butter (50 grams)
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3-4 oz grated Parmesan
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp  parsley flakes
  • Black pepper
  • Salt to taste

 Melt butter with cream cheese.
Whisk it until well combined. 
Slowly add milk with whipping cream while mixing. 
Add all the rest of the ingredients. Bring it to a boil cook for 2 min until  Parmesan melts. Serve hot with pasta.

Beef Chili Recipe My Way

A healthy chili that is ready in  less than an hour. This super quick and easy kidney beans chili recipe has an incredible depth of flavor. We don't eat anything spicy so this is chili my way.


  • 1 1/5 lbs ground beef
  • 4-5 med potatoes
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 large tomato
  • 1 large carrot
  • 1 cup frozen white corn (Trader Joe's is the best)
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 can red kidney beans
  • 1 cup shreded mixed cheese
  • Salt, pepper, coriander, cumin, smoked paprika
  • Parsley flakes, dill, bay leaf

Heat a 1 tbsp oil in the skillet. Add ground beef and saute for 15 min.

Peel potatoes, onion, carrot. 
Add beef and beans to the sauce pan. Cover with water. Add bay leaf, salt, pepper. Bring it to a boil. Boil for 15 min.
Cut potatoes in cubes. Slice carrots.  
Add to the pot. While its cooking cut the rest of the veggies.
Use a shredder for tomato. Cut onion and bell pepper into a small cubes. 
Add corn. 
Add onion and tomato. 
Add red bell pepper. 
 Add all the spices and boil it on low heat for 35 min or until potatoes are done.
 Add cheese boil for 1 more min. Turn off the stove.
Add dill, mix.

Enjoy with sour cream!!! 

Fried Tortilla with Parmesan Mashed Potatoes

CokingAddic These are perfect meatless hand pies for kids or adults. It's an easier and less time consuming version to Pirojki. What could be better? Mashed potatoes are mixed with herbs and cheese - is a really delicious combination. Then it's fried in tortilla. Crispy and scrumptious! 


  • 12 uncooked flour tortillas
  • 2 cups of Mashed Potato
  • 1 tbs minced dill
  • 2 tbs minced green onion
  • 1 med caramelized onion
  • 3/4 to 1 cup of Parmesan or cheddar cheese
  • Salt if needed
  • Black pepper to taste

Make Mashed Potato first than let it cool.

Peel 1 med onion and shop in small pieces. Saute onion until golden color (caramelized).
Mix mashed potatoes with herbs. If potatoes are too stiff add more milk to make em more soft and creamy.

Add cheese of your choice.

 Brush the ends of the tortilla with water.
 Add about 2 tbs of potato filling and spread.
 Pinch the ends with the fork.
Fry on med temp until golden color. 
Fry both sides. Use a paper towel to get rid of excess oil.

I have a recipe Chicken Gyros and Tzatziki Sauce Recipe if any one interested.

Chive and Ricotta Gnocchi Recipe

CookingAddic These ricotta gnocchi could not be simpler to make. A few ingredients with some seasonings and you're ready to cook. It can be served with your favorite pasta sauce or Creamy Tomato Basil  Sauce . You can served em in a bowl with sautéed mushrooms. This is new recipe for my family, and  it was a HIT!

2 cups whole milk Ricotta (Recipe)
2 eggs
3/4 cup grated Parmesan
3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup chives
1 tbsp dill
Salt, pepper, coriander, bay leaf (vegeta, optional)

Melted butter to pour over gnocchi. (optional)

The best sauce is from Trader Joe's.
Mix all ingredients with the spoon. Boil water add salt and bay leaf.
Use 2 tsp to shape gnocchi into oval shape. Drop in to simmering water.
Cook for 4-5 min or until gnocchi start to float. Remove gnocchi, place on the plate.
You can make em crispy by sauteing in butter. Serve with the tomato sauce.


This recipe is from  The Complete Illustrated Book to Herbs. I just made gnocchi recipe with some adjustments.

Chicken Gyros and Tzatziki Sauce Recipe

CookingAddic Garlicky, oregano-laced,  chicken strips are piled on a pita, sauced with a classic yogurt Tzatziki, and garnished with chopped fresh veggies. I been putting off making pitas for a long time. Finally I decided to make em and these were a hit at my house. Kids really loved it! This Tzatziki Sauce is so good, I been adding it to my salads now. These are so easy to make. If you never made gyros, this is the time to make em.

     For pitas you will need:     

  • 3 Pita breads
  • 3 leafs of  Romaine lettuce
  • 1 Tomato cubed
  • 1/2 Sweet vidalia onion, thinly sliced
  • Cilantro {optional}
  • Tzatziki sauce {recipe included}

     Chicken recipe:

  • 1 1/2 cup grilled chicken breasts strips
  • 2 tsp garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp oregano {dried}
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/3 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 tsp butter for saute

     Tzatziki Sauce:

  • 1 cup cucumber, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 3-4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tsp fresh minced dill
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


I used Costco pita bread.
To make the sauce: Peel cucumbers and mince em.

Mix all of the ingredients together and let sit for at least 30 min to hour before using
To make chicken: Melt butter in the skillet. Add chicken and heat it up. 
Add minced garlic.
Add oregano, cumin and coriander. Saute for 2 min.
Slice onion and cube the tomatoes.
Warm up 3 pita breads. Layer with the lettuce, chicken, tomato, red onion and tzatziki sauce.
Wrap it in foil or a paper towel.