I made this today and it turned out really well.
Do you have a recipe to share?
Whole Foods Deli (or pizza station, or hot or cold salad bar)!
that's more like a restaurant than a recipe.
I find cooking a great distraction for all things in life. A few months ago I made 1-3 new recipes a day for 10 days straight. It was a great way to introduce vegetables and flavorings I never tried before and a great distraction. I enjoyed doing that very much and will do it again! I used the money I had saved from not smoking to buy all the ingredients. I would share a recipe but not very many people are ready for my food world. Yet.
Hey you'd be surprised Trudy !
Some truth to that Bonnie!
My husband actually liked a lot of the recipes I made including the bean and the veggie burgers. When I take food to potlucks it gets eaten up!
Yum, looks good. I can't believe you did a food blog. I was going to surprise you with a Chile Rellano blog tomorrow!
Cooking is also more fun without the cigarettes and ashtrays all over the place, and yes a good distraction for sure.
A Basic Roux = equal parts Fat & Flour (Fat can be anything Butter, Meatloaf or Steak drippings, Bacon fat, Turkey etc.). Cook well together in bottom of sauce pan (or pan you cooked your meat in) for several minutes stirring consistently.
The idea here is to let the flour cook thoroughly before adding any other liquid.
Add water, stirring constantly.... smoothest gravy ever! Season to taste.
Add Milk gradually stirring constantly = White sauce / + Cheese (lots and strong flavor is what I like) = Cheese sauce
Sounds good Dale - I may have to try that. I suppose the turkey makes it healthier?
actually I just used the turkey as "lean protein" :-)
Unfortunately mom thought me how to cook, and my son getting frustrated when he is asking me about a recipe, because it is a pinch of that, a little of that, cook it till tender or tasting good...hard to get quantities or times from me on traditional Romanian recipes
But I have a Middle Eastern one I made many times, and loved every time; grill the meat, and serve it with pita bread, hummus, garlic aioli, and some salad, you can wrap it all in the bread, delicious...
Chicken Shawarma Ingredients (5 servings)
Chicken Shawarma Marination
Definitely going to try this one - I love to grill and it getting to be grilling season here!
I can easily adapt this recipe for me. I will have to give it a try!
I have gotten much more aware of the food that I eat since quitting smoking . I eat organic non-GMO foods as much as I possibly can ( Please do yourself a big favor and read about GMO's if you do not know what they are ) I am now a vegetarian so I have been cooking many new things and I also find it a very rewarding distraction . I am controlling my BP and cholesterol by eating properly and have been losing weight too . Like Trudy said not everyone is ready for my kind of recipe's !
Pinterest and YouTube are great places for many recipes !
I work in a vegetarian restaurant that has vegan and gluten free options for most selections...I don't have any of the recipes but I have been really impressed with everything I have tried. My daughter in law is the chef...she does a special called "Counterfeit Crabcakes" that people flock to the cafe to get. I don't like crabcakes so I haven't tried them but there is no crab in them, they are made with squash and hearts of palm and she makes a seasoning that is used in seafood restaurants. Seriously, we run out most of the time. She is incredibly generous about sharing the recipe so if anyone wants it, let me know and I will get it. My personal favorite dish that they serve is Sesame Soba Noodles. I LOVE them and I get them once a week, they are wonderful. I don't know how to make them either.
I prefer baking to cooking...I am usually so tired by the time supper should be served that I feel like I am going to pass out.
elvan I would like to try the " Counterfeit Crabcakes". I sure I will be able to adapt them for me. I am not vegetarian or vegan but I eat very little meat. I don't like crab but for some reason I do like crabcakes.
I'll ask her for the recipe...you might have to cut it down significantly because she is cooking for a cafe. She loves cooking, she said that not many people get to do what they love for a living.
elvan-Hi Ellen-both recipes sound amazing! I would love to have them when you get a chance.
I found cooking to be a great distraction too, especially very early on in my quit. I'm very fortunate to be around my mother at this time in Florida and she's an amazing chef. I will dig out some recipes to share with the group too.
I will see what I can do!
Can we have a recipe sharing sub-group?
Sorry, we actually have a group called Cooking Quitters, and there are plenty of recipes.
Still need to figure out what all the categories are and how to post in one, so it is easy for us to retrieve.
If it was put there i would probably never have time to find it
Yum! I love cooking and baking and find it to be a great stress relief. Let me share a biscuit recipe from the Dec 2016 issue of Mother Earth News, Guide to cooking with herbs. They are out of this world. Trust me
Cheddar Chive Biscuits with Mustard Butter
2 c. all-purpose flour, plus extra for turning
2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. baking soda
1/2 c. (1 stick) cold butter, cut into 8 pieces
1 c. (4 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/4 c. fresh chopped chives
2/3 c. buttermilk
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
2. Pulse first 3 ingredients in food processor 4 times or just until combined. Add butter and pulse 5 to 6 times until crumbly. Add cheese and chives and pulse until just blended. Add Buttermilk and pulse until just blended. The dough will still be crumbly.
3. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Pat dough to a 3/4 inch thickness, cut with a 3-inch round cutter dipped in flour. Place on parchment paper lined baking sheet.
4. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with mustard butter. Makes 8 (3-inch) biscuits.
combine 1 stick of butter, softened, with 1 T. country-style Dijon mustard and 1 garlic clove, pressed. Beat at medium speed with a hand-held mixer until blended.
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