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I don't bother nobody. I'm a real nice girl. Kind of laid back like a dead squirrel. Da ha, da ha, da ha ha ha ha. On a more serious note, I was born in Brooklyn, NY, then after nine years moved to Richmond,VA and lived there for thirty years. Lived in Fayetteville,NC for two and a half years. I lived in Savannah,GA for two years. I'm back in Richmond right now. I'm a recently divorced Christian BBW foodie concerned about human rights, ex-offender re-entry, recovery from all addiction, behavioral health,natural beauty,healthy living,etc. Right now I'm a caregiver,for the elderly,children and those with special needs and I am also trying to become a professional restaurant reviewer and blogger as well as looking for partners,investors & other resources to open a diner in the Bay Area of California in the spring of 2018.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Beef and artichoke fettuccine recipe by Dr. Eric Masterson from 5:2 Diet - The Essential 5:2 Diet Guide: 5:2 Diet Plan And 5:2 Diet Recipes To Lose 15 Pounds In 2 Weeks, Transform Your Body, Prevent Disease And Increase ... Healthy Foods, 5:2 Diet, 5:2 Diet Cookbook) (Kindle Locations 479-490).

Ingredients:

4 cups cooked fettuccine
1 jar of 6 ounces marinated artichoke heart, sliced in half, marinated reserved
1 small finely chopped onion
½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 cup half-and-half
Freshly ground pepper
2 cups cooked roast beef (sliced into strips)
1/ 3 cup chopped toasted pecans

Directions:

In a 10-inch skillet, heat the marinated reserve and cook the onions for 4 minutes. Then, add half and half while constantly stirring the mixture. Add the cheese, artichoke hearts and beef and heat until ingredients are cooked. Serve the noodles with the sauce and sprinkle with pecan and pepper. The recipe is good for 6 servings, containing 320 calories per serving.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Lobster Newburg in Popovers Recipe by Dr Eric Masterson from 5:2 Diet - The Essential 5:2 Diet Guide: 5:2 Diet Plan And 5:2 Diet Recipes To Lose 15 Pounds In 2 Weeks, Transform Your Body, Prevent Disease And Increase ... Healthy Foods, 5:2 Diet, 5:2 Diet Cookbook) (Kindle Locations 459-477). . Kindle Edition.

Ingredients for the popover:

2 eggs
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup milk
½ teaspoon salt

Ingredients for the content:

¼ cup margarine
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon dry mustard
¼ teaspoon pepper
2 cups milk
2 cups cut-up cooked lobster
2 cups apple juice

DIRECTIONS:

Prepare the popovers first by preheating the oven to 450 degrees Celsius. While preheating, grease 6 pieces of popover pans. Beat eggs using a hand mixer then add milk, flour and salt. Continue beating until mixture is smooth. Divide the mixture by six and pour into pans. Bake the popovers for 20 minutes at 450 degrees Celsius and another 20 minutes at 350 degrees Celsius. Remove popovers from the oven and set aside.In a 3-quart saucepan, heat margarine until melted then add flour, salt, pepper, and mustard. Cook with constant stirring until smooth, then remove from heat and add the milk. Bring back the pan to the stove until mixture boils. Add lobsters and apple juice and cook until mixture is hot. Place the lobster mixture on top of the pop overs before serving. This recipe is good for 6 servings containing 290 calories per serving.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Poached whitefish with orange sauce by Dr. Eric Masterson from 5:2 Diet - The Essential 5:2 Diet Guide: 5:2 Diet Plan And 5:2 Diet Recipes To Lose 15 Pounds In 2 Weeks, Transform Your Body, Prevent Disease And Increase ... Healthy Foods, 5:2 Diet, 5:2 Diet Cookbook) (Kindle Locations 449-450)

Ingredients:

1 ½ pounds whitefish, divided into 6 portions
3 cups water
2 teaspoons chopped fresh tarragon leaves
½ teaspoon salt
1/ 8 teaspoon pepper
1 small orange, cut into wedges
1 small onion, sliced

Directions:

In a 10-inch skillet, boil water together with tarragon leaves, salt, pepper, orange slices, and onions. Add the fish in boiling water and reduce the boiling to simmer. Cook the fish while the skillet is uncovered for 8 to 10 minutes. Remove the fish from the skillet and serve with the orange sauce. This recipe is good for 6 servings containing 275 calories per serving.



Vietnamese Noodle Soup by Vesela Tabakova from Soul Warming, Comforting Soup Recipes for a Cold Winter's Day (Healthy Cookbook Series 16) (Kindle Locations 362-370)

Serves 4

Ingredients:

9 oz rice stick noodles
4 cups vegetable broth
1 lemongrass stem, only pale part, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, cut
½ tsp ground ginger
1 long red chili, thinly sliced
3.5 oz shiitake mushrooms
1 cup bean sprouts
4 tbsp lime juice
coriander and mint leaves, to garnish

Directions: Pour boiling water over the noodles and leave aside for 10 minutes or until soft. Place the vegetable broth, lemongrass, garlic, ginger, chili and 2 cups of water in a large saucepan. Bring to the boil, then reduce heat to medium. Simmer for 10 minutes. Add mushrooms and cook for 5 more minutes, then stir in the lime juice. Divide the noodles and bean sprouts among bowls. Serve the soup topped with coriander and mint leaves.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

French-Style Bread Recipe by James Beard from Beard on Bread

Total time: under 4 hours
Skill LEVEL: Moderate
Cost: Inexpensive
Yield: 2 long loaves

The bread I am giving here is not truly French, and for that reason it is called “French-style.” Actually it could be called “Continental,” because it is very much like the bread one finds in Italy, Spain, and Portugal. It has also been known for many years as "Cuban Bread." It is a casual, easy-to-make bread that can be played with in several ways. If made ACCORDING to the basic recipe below it produces a good loaf ready for eating almost the minute it comes from the oven. It will not hold for more than half a day but, of course, can be frozen.
Ingredients

1½ PACKAGES active dry yeast
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
2 cups warm water (l00° to 115°, approximately)
1 tablespoon salt
5 to 6 cups all-purpose or hard-wheat flour
3 tablespoons yellow cornmeal
1 tablespoon egg white, mixed with 1 tablespoon cold water
Directions

Combine the yeast with sugar and warm water in a large bowl and allow to proof. Mix the salt with the flour and add to the yeast mixture, a cup at a time, until you have a stiff dough. Remove to a lightly floured board and knead until no longer sticky, about 10 MINUTES, adding flour as necessary. Place in a buttered bowl and turn to coat the surface with butter. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk, 1½ to 2 hours.

Punch down the dough. Turn out on a floured board and shape into two long, French bread-style loaves. Place on a baking sheet that has been sprinkled with the cornmeal but not buttered. Slash the tops of the loaves diagonally in two or three places, and brush with the egg wash. Place in a cold oven, set the temperature at 400°, and bake 35 MINUTES, or until well browned and hollow sounding when the tops are rapped.

VARIATIONS

For a wheaten loaf, use half white flour and half whole-wheat flour.

Substitute equal parts of whole-wheat flour and cracked wheat for half of the white flour.

For a more involved, more tightly textured loaf: Use either the original recipe or the whole-wheat variation. After the first rising, remove from the bowl, punch down, and knead again for 5 to 10 minutes. Return to the buttered bowl for a second rising. When it has doubled in bulk, form into two loaves and place on a baking sheet sprinkled with cornmeal. Cover and let rise for 30 minutes. Slash with a sharp razor or knife, brush with slightly beaten egg white or water, and place in a cold oven set for 375° or 400°. Bake until nicely browned and hollow sounding when tapped with the knuckles.

Line the oven rack with tiles (see page 12), preheat the oven to 400°, and slide YOUR bread loaves from the baking sheet directly onto the tiles, which have been sprinkled with cornmeal.

Add to the liquid in the first step 4 to 5 tablespoons olive oil and then PROCEED with either the original recipe or the whole-wheat variation. You may need to use a small additional amount of flour.

Use 1/3 white flour, 1/3 whole-wheat, and 1/3 cracked-wheat. This will give a very nice coarse, nutlike texture to the bread. With this mixture I would advise adding olive oil in the BEGINNING to give tenderness.



http://www.cookstr.com/recipes/french-style-bread


Monday, July 13, 2015

Vegetable Frittata by Dr Eric Masterson from 5:2 Diet - The Essential 5:2 Diet Guide: 5:2 Diet Plan And 5:2 Diet Recipes To Lose 15 Pounds In 2 Weeks, Transform Your Body, Prevent Disease And Increase ... Healthy Foods, 5:2 Diet, 5:2 Diet Cookbook) (Kindle Locations 339-343)

Ingredients:

3 tablespoons vegetable oil
½ cup sliced zucchini
1 small bell pepper, cut into ¼ inch strips
1 small onion, thinly sliced
1 glove of garlic, finely chopped
½ cup coarsely chopped tomatoes
2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano leaves
2 teaspoons chopped fresh basil leaves
8 eggs
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions:
Sauté zucchini, bell peppers, onions, and garlic in vegetable oil in a 10-inch pan. Add the oregano, basil and tomatoes. Beat eggs, salt and pepper in a bowl and mix in the cheese. Add the egg mixture into the sautéed vegetables and cover to cook for 9 to 11 minutes. Remove the frittata from the pan and slice into 6 slices. This recipe is good for 6 servings containing 210 calories per serving.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Spaghetti and Chicken Sauce Recipe by Dr. Eric Masterson from the 5:2 Diet - The Essential 5:2 Diet Guide: 5:2 Diet Plan And 5:2 Diet Recipes To Lose 15 Pounds In 2 Weeks, Transform Your Body, Prevent Disease And Increase ... Healthy Foods, 5:2 Diet, 5:2 Diet Cookbook

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
2 teaspoons chopped fresh marjoram leaves
1 teaspoon sugar
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped onion
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 can of 16 ounces whole tomatoes
1 can of 8 ounces tomato sauce
1 ½ cups cut-up cooked chicken
4 cups cooked spaghetti

Directions:

Mix all the ingredients in a 3-quart sauce pan except for the spaghetti noodles and chicken. Heat the sauce until it boils. Afterwards, reduce heat to simmer for 1 hour. Add the cooked chicken and heat for another 10 minutes. Divide noodles and sauce into 6 portions and serve. This recipe is good for 6 servings containing 230 calories per serving.