Archive for the ‘Recipes’ Category

Wednesday November 16, 2011 23:25

Cauliflower Soup (With Curry Paste) Recipe

I got the Shark GS500 Press & Refresh Garment Steamer after my upright steamer stopped working (conveniently shortly after warranty expired…). So this was an impulse purchase, I had to have something, since I steam my dress shirt and pants every morning before work.

So lets start with the Good:
It works. It provides extremely hot steam at a good rate. The “ironing plate” at the top actually helps. I guess one could say this product actually delivers.

The bad, … Read the rest


1 tablespoons olive oil or less (enough to saute the onions)
1 medium onion, approved chopped
1 cup peeled, chopped carrots  (Or baby carrots)
1 cup peeled, chopped parsnips
1 cup canned pumpkin puree (15oz Or so, a little more or less won’t make a big difference)
1 quart vegetable stock (You can use 4 cups of water and 4 table spoons of Osem Vegetable Consomme.
1 teaspoon lemon juice
salt to taste (1/4 tsp should be good)… Read the rest

Tuesday September 6, 2011 22:55

Curried Rice Recipe – Curry Rice


1/2 finely chopped onion (White.  Sweet would work)
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 Tbsp vegetable  oil
1 cup basmati  rice
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
2 tsp chicken or vegetable consommé
Black pepper to taste.
1/2 cup raisins (optional)
1/2 cup chopped almonds, toasted (optional)


Saute the  onions  and minced garlic, eczema add 3 cups of water, consommé, curry.  Wait for it to boil. Add Rice.  Cook covered, stir from time to time, until water level reaches the rice.  Read the rest

I wrote an extensive post about a  Hummus  recipe way back, but after I made it a few times, while it turned out nice,  it did not taste like my favorite  Hummus  brand, Sabra.

So it turns out that the secret is in the order of which you prepare the hummus. Follow the Recipe carefully:


  • 1 can of chickpeas (15-16oz/350- 400grams) will do  – Drained,  keep the liquid.  (I pretty much use almost the entire liquid, again don’t worry
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Wednesday August 24, 2011 16:36

Beef Stuffed Peppers Recipe


4 bell peppers
1 cup of rice
1 Lean ground beef (10%)
2-3 medium diced tomatoes
1/2 onion chopped
1 tsp of vegetable consomme.
1/3-1/2 can of small tomato paste



Steam the peppers for 10 minutes (until soft)
Sear onion. Add 3 cups of water, consomme, tomato paster and   a touch of pepper, bring to boil. Add rice.

Cook on high with lid on for about 7 minutes.   stir from time to time so the rice doesn’t … Read the rest

Wednesday August 24, 2011 15:46

Black Beans and Corn Salsa Recipe


1 can  (12-16 ounce size)  black beans
1 can  (11-14 ounce size)  white shoepeg corn
1/4 cup  cilantro (Chopped) (Can be left out, troche if you don’t like cilantro)
1/2 cup  chopped  green bell pepper (Chopped) (Can be left out if not available)
1 medium  purple onion, chopped (Sweet white onions would do too)
4 medium  tomatoes, chopped/diced
1  jalapeno, chopped
1 tablespoon  canola oil or olive oil (olive is  healthier)
3 tablespoons  lime juice (One lime would do)… Read the rest

Wednesday April 20, 2011 23:05

Stir Fried Snow Peas (Sugar Peas) Recipe

Snow peas are delicious by themselves… but these recipe really makes them yummy.

What you need:

  • 1 lbs of Snow Peas
  • 2 Scallions (Or regular onions will do too)  (chopped fine)
  • Good Extra  Virgin  Olive Oil.
  • Lemon.
  • 1  Tablespoon  dried minced parsley leafs.
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt.


  • Add some Olive oil to pan (2 Tablespoon would do)
  • put the  cook-top  on High.
  • Roast snow peas while stirring for about 2-3 minutes.
  • Move them to the side and roast the  scallions
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Monday April 18, 2011 09:52

How to make Gluten Free Matza/Matzo


So it might be too late for 2011 Passover but if you are reading this in 2012, ask then this post is for you.

How to make delicious yummy Gluten Free Matzo?  Well it’s really easy, disease  All matzo  is, is flour and water.  Same goes with gluten free, just buy a gluten free baking flour mix. Like this: Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour, 44-Ounce Units (Pack of 4)

Put a cup in a bowl, add water little Read the rest

Sunday March 27, 2011 23:58

How to make Gluten-Free Pizza

My daughter has Celiac  Disease  so we have to make gluten free foods for her (which basically means no wheat). Since I am a pizza-holic, I wanted to find a pizza that will be  relatively  cheap and tasty (It will never come close to the taste of real flour)

I’ve had really good success with Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Pizza Crust Mix, 16-Ounce Bags (Pack of 4).  (At about $10 for a pack of 4 with  subscribe  and … Read the rest

So after making over a hundred pizzas I think I found the dough and method that I like.

I like a very thin crust pizza. It needs to be thin and yet crunchy. It was very hard to get the crust to not be soggy.

It is very  important  to have the best Mozzarella cheese you can buy. I found that the 5lbs cheese block that they sell at Sam’s club is excellent. Low moisture and Very yummy. You can … Read the rest

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