Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Turkey & Green Pepper Burger

1 green papper, chopped then use Cuisinart into a chunky paste with...
1 clove of garlic
Saute over medium high heat with a small amount of extra virgin olive oil until liquid from the green pepper evaporate. Set aside to cool

1 lb of turkey
1 egg
About a cup of breadcrumbs- more if mixture is wet
About a palmful of poultry seasonings
2 palmfuls of ground sage
Salt & pepper
A dash of chili powder
A small palmful of cumin powder
About a tablespoon or Worchester sauce (optional)
Cool-down green pepper and garlic
Mix together in bowl before dividing in 4 equal portions

Heat bacon fat on grill pan, medium high heat until ready- about 10 minutes

Top with provolone cheese

Served with broccoli (seasoned with poultry seasoning, salt, pepper, butter and bacon fat) and cous-cous (infused with chicken broth, butter, salt and pepper)

Strawberry & Almond Smoothie

About a cup of Strawberries (quartered)
about 2 to 3 handfuls of sliced almonds
about 2 cups of french vanilla yogurt
A squirt or two of honey
2 handfuls of ice
A pinch of salt

Blend in blender until smooth

Monday, June 29, 2015

Stella McCartney's Summer Coleslaw

Prep time: 15 mins
Ready time: 15 mins

2 medium-large carrots
½ small white cabbage
handful trimmed mangetout
6 spring onions
handful trimmed radishes
1 tablespoon poppy seeds
2 tablespoons roughly chopped toasted hazelnuts
2 tablespoons freshly chopped flatleaf parsley
½ lemon, juice
3 tablespoons hazelnut oil
salt and freshly ground black pepper
cress, to serve
mustard, to serve

Peel and coarsely grate 2 medium-large carrots into a large mixing bowl.

Finely shred ½ small white cabbage and a handful of trimmed mangetout and add to the bowl.

Finely slice 6 spring onions and a handful of trimmed radishes, and add along with 1 tablespoon poppy seeds,
2 tablespoons roughly chopped toasted hazelnuts and 2 tablespoons freshly chopped flatleaf parsley.

In a separate small bowl whisk together the juice of ½ lemon and 3 tablespoons hazelnut oil and season well with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Pour over the coleslaw and gently mix together. Spoon the salad into a serving bowl and scatter over mustard and cress to serve.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Favorite Restaurants

(including Fast Food; no particular order)

-The Melting Pot
-The Cheese Course
-Boston Market
-Tony Roma's
-Five Guys
-Macaroni Grill
-Pizza Hut
-Sir Pizza
-Anthony's Coal Fire Pizza
-Burger King
-Taco Bell
-Dunkin Donuts
-Divieto Italian
-Cheesecake Factory
-Outback Steakhouse
-Papa John's Pizza
-Pamper Chef Italian
-Olive Garden

Polenta Pizzas

A household favorite.

Polenta (6 cups of water, 1 and 3/4 cups of polenta, salt and pepper, butter) lay it on a sheet pan and even it out. Refrigerate for 3 hours. Use a water glass to cut out discs, oil them to grill or saute.

Sauce is simple cherry tomatoes, garlic and basil cook until tomatoes start to blister and mash them. Top that and mozzarella on the polenta (after you flip the polenta like a hamburger)

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Spinach Mac & Cheese

Cheeses: Goat and Fontina  

Food Quotes: Queen

"I can't cook, and I'd be a terrible housewife" -Freddie Mercury

‘I’m considering veganism. I’m really unsure about dairy farms. I know that there are good and bad dairy farmers. But, some of the stuff that goes on is just so cruel." -Brian May

"I usually opt for something hearty – I love Swiss cheese fondues – and an enormous amount of wine." -Roger Taylor

Friday, June 12, 2015

Food Quotes: Debbie Harry

"Breakfast can be anything. When I'm home it's whatever's in the fridge. When I'm traveling it's usually fruit, eggs, or cereal at the hotel. I try to be gluten-free whenever possible and avoid dairy"

"Well… practically nothing. We were broke. We used to go to Chris Stein's mother's house and have this kosher beef dish she made with lots of garlic in it. We went to Chinatown for dumplings. We used to have canned chilli. God, I don't even remember! I would make baked yams, which were healthy and economical. I can cook; not great, but I can. I like cooking for other people, but I don't for myself. I mean, why bother?"

"Sometimes I would love to eat a whole pizza. But then I follow it through in my head… You eat the pizza, and then you go home and feel rough about yourself. You're just going to regret it. I don't kid myself about that."

"I made a nice, big chili yesterday — three kinds of beans, onions, garlic, jalapeƱos, tomato sauce. Sometimes vegetarian, sometimes with turkey. So far today I’ve made a protein shake with goji powder, chia seeds, a protein supplement and coconut water. I also had a couple bites of egg salad and I’m just about to have a real salad for lunch."

"I’ve started seeing a nutritionist. He’s got me off the coffee. I’m learning to love tea."