Dilled Vegetables

1½ pounds fresh broccoli 1 pound fresh asparagus ½ cup bottled Italian dressing 1 small red onion, sliced and separated into rings ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes 1 teaspoon dried dill weed To Prepare Fresh Broccoli: To pick fresh broccoli , look for compact, firm dark green clusters. Avoid thick, tough stems. Remove tough ends […]

Cauliflower Pie With Mushroom Sauce

Cauliflower Pie 1 medium head cauliflower (about 2 pounds) 1 tablespoon butter or margarine ¼ cup finely chopped onion (1 small onion) ¼ cup dry bread crumbs 3 eggs, slightly beaten ½ cup milk ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese 1/8 teaspoon pepper (or a dash of pepper) ½ teaspoon salt To Prepare Fresh Cauliflower: To […]

Cooking – The Basic Equipment

If you’re just starting out on your culinary journey, you may find the array of kitchenware available on the market a bit baffling, so here’s a quick guide to the must-haves for the first-time cook. Pots and Pans – A student or single person may get away with one frying pan and a couple of […]

Cooking – The Gadgets

I love kitchen gadgets, not only do they speed up the cooking process, but they extend one’s ability to cook certain dishes. Food Processor – I consider this to be a must have because it can do so many tasks. It will slice, grate, chop, mince and mix. It cuts the time by about ten […]

GINGER (Zingiber Officinale)

Ginger, native to S.E. Asia, but now cultivated in China, India, the Caribbean and West Africa, is one of the oldest oriental spices known in the west. It was particularly popular in Medieval and Tudor England where it was valued as a medicinal and a culinary spice. Indeed, Ginger developed the reputation of being a […]

Mouth-Watering Tips for Cooking

Cooking is passion… Is this exclusive for people who are fond of eating? Of course not, because it does not follow that when you love to eat you also know how to cook. In fact, whether you accept it or not, this is the reverse of reality. Majority of the people who have a habit […]

Recipe for South African Buttermilk Rusks

Rusks in South Africa are part of the cultural identity – one of the things that exiles in a foreign land long for. Children are brought up on Rooibos tea (a herbal bush tea) and rusks. These aren’t the pallid soggy affairs that pass for rusks in the UK – Farleys rusks given to teething […]

How to Grill Peppers

Grilled peppers make wonderful additions to all sorts of dishes. Guess what, it is easy to grill peppers. You can grill all sorts of peppers. Some of my personal favorites are red bell peppers, pablano peppers, jalapeño peppers, to name just a few. You can grill them on your stovetop preferably gas, in your oven […]

Weight Loss Recipe: Carrot and Zucchini Muffins

Who said weight loss food is boring?! Our Carrot and Zucchini Muffins provide the perfect mid-afternoon energy pick and are still packed with health enhancing nutrients. One cup of zucchini has about 35 calories. It contains about 340 milligrams of potassium, 530 International Units of vitamin A and 70 milligrams of phosphorus. The daily recommendation […]

Baked Stuffed Trout With Sour Cream Cabbage

Baked Stuffed Trout ¼ cup of lemon juice ½ cup of butter or margarine, melted 8 to 10 pounds of lake trout, cleaned Canola or Olive oil Salt and pepper Garden Vegetable Stuffing (below) Garden Vegetable Stuffing ¼ cup butter or margarine 1 large onion, chopped (about 1 cup) 1 cup coarsely shredded carrots 2 […]

Cold Poach Tuna With Green Fettuccine

Cold Poach Tuna 1 cup apple juice or apple cider or white wine 2 cups water ¼ teaspoon dried thyme leaves 1 teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon dried tarragon leaves 4 parsley sprigs 5 peppercorns 1 stalk celery (with leaves), chopped 1 small onion, sliced 1 bay leaf 4 tuna steaks, 1 inch thick (2 pounds) […]

How to Roast a Chicken in 30 Minutes

Every now and then cooks run out of time and suddenly find themselves under pressure, with a meal looming and a hungry family impatient for their baked chicken dinner. Stay cool. It does not have to take 60 minutes or more to roast a chicken, it just takes a little cunning and a fairly relaxed […]

Mouthwatering Organic Vegetarian Salad

Ingredients: Two hard-boiled organic or local eggs (optional if you’re vegan or too impatient) Organic bacon bits alternative 2 organic hearts of romaine Organic shredded cheese or cheese alternative (your choice; either yellow or orange cheeses are great) 2 vegetarian breaded chicken patties 2 organic tomatoes 1 organic red pepper Organic croutons Bring a small […]

How to Make Alfredo Sauce

Alfredo sauce is one of the most popular Italian sauces. Many people rate Italian restaurants by their Alfredo sauce. Now you should know that Alfredo sauce isn’t hard to make. You can easily make a very tasty plate of pasta at home. They key is good quality ingredients. Don’t skip on the butter, heavy cream, […]

Hearty Summer Salad

Although this salad is delicious as a side dish, it’s so hearty that it can be the centerpiece of the meal. This organic salad is high-protein, so you get plenty of mileage with this meal; you will not be hungry in just two hours! It’s terrific served with hearty whole grain bread on the side, […]

Choosing the Best Cuts of Beef

Are you wondering how to choose the best beef for your cooking needs? However you choose to cook the beef you select, the same criteria apply to choosing beef. Select meat that is bright red with veins of fat, or marbling, through it. The red color indicates that the beef is freshly cut. The fat […]

Turkey Potato Shell

1 tablespoon of butter or margarine, melted 3 large baking potatoes 1 pound of ground turkey 1 envelope (about 1¼ ounces) taco seasoning mix 1 can (16 ounces) whole tomatoes, undrained 1/3 cup dairy sour cream ½ cup of shredded Cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese (2 ounces) 2 green onions or scallions (with tops), sliced […]

The Elastic Chicken

We’ve all been there… an unexpected bill comes up or you have to drain your savings account for some emergency expenditure. Sometimes, things like this just happen and your food budget is usually the first to suffer because of it. Our family used to live in the country and we didn’t have the luxury of […]