Posts Tagged ‘cinnamon

14
Nov
17

Couscous salad with walnuts and mozzarella

Salad, anyway you make it, a fresh mixture of greens and vegetables, this one filling with the addition of couscous, sort of like a pasta salad. I made 1/2 the recipe, the full recipe serves 10, I devoured the half recipe for a full course meal. (the orginal recipe calls for feta cheese but mozzarella is what was available.

Boil some water for the couscous and your done with cooking this meal!

A  Bob’s Red Mill Recipe

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tear up some leafy lettuce

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add all the salad ingriedents in a large bowl

Whip up the dressing

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add the cooked couscous and lightly toss the salad with the dressing or drizzle per serving, add the cheese

Now I’ve made this twice, with addition of rye bread croutons. (and I sneaked in a bit of smoked dried hot red pepper into the dressing)

10
Jun
17

Meatballs

 

Adapted from recipereminiscing.com via cookite2bn.org

 

https://recipereminiscing.wordpress.com/pumpes-meat-balls/

http://cookit.e2bn.org/historycookbook/866-pumpes-meat-balls.html

Having some beef chuck, some meatballs would be good to have available for future recipes.

Grind  the beef if not already done, prep the ingredients ….

Ground beef, cinnamon, ground cloves, cardamom, parsley and ginger.  (The parsley was missed ! I have fresh parsley outside that was not included.)

I let the mixer do the work…

I drew a 2 inch guide on parchment when forming the meatballs.


Fried instead of boiled as the recipe suggest.

Beefy taste with a slight background of spice.

One of the uses of the meatballs is in a soup, just some stock, boiled fresh noodles frozen from a previous batch, mushrooms and green onions, possibly a dash of soy sauce, herbs and seasonings. I would usually make the meatballs smaller , but followed the recipe. In this application, the meatballs were quartered.

 

05
Mar
17

Meat n’ Wheat

Bread has been a passion, the home baked variations are many. The succulent taste of meat combined with bread is a flavor perhaps learned from the humble hamburger. I have thought of the best recipe to combine the meat with bread, Beef Wellington,  Empanadas  and the likes, even considering baking bread with ground beef in the dough. But for me the real deal was not bread but wheat, cooked to absorbed the juices of the particular meat chosen and at the top of my scale is lamb. So this is the  recipe, adaptable to other flavors.

In a suitable pan for cooking the meal brown the meat, here , lamb loin chops. Salt and cracked  pepper of course.

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Set the meat aside keeping the  the juices rendered during the browning process in the pan.

Prep ingredients….

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The magic ingredient here is Bulgar.

Saute up the root vegetables then add the tomatoes, here onion ,shallots and garlic are used. As to your liking herbs and spices, I used a smattering of cinnamon and just a few coriander seeds for small burst of flavors.

Add the Bulgar to absorb the juices now in the pan, and cook for several minutes. I added sesame seeds, a frequently used staple in cooking and baking . Not toasted in this recipe.

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Return the meat to the pan atop the Bulgar.

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Add liquid, stock is preferred, roughly twice as much by measure as the amount of wheat. If stock is not hot, bring pan to a boil first.

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Cover and simmer or place  into a hot oven if you like, about 20 minutes, remove from heat and let rest covered a few minutes.

The finished result is tender meat surrounded by a most favorable wheat mixture.

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MMMM…. the flavor of the lamb is incomparable when combined with the Bulgar. A close recipe is Kibbeh, also a favorite which is very close to a Meat n’ Wheat ultimate combination. https://pmetro.wordpress.com/2011/05/15/stuffed-meat-loaf-kibby-bil-sanieh    WOW recipe link , 6 years ago !

12
Feb
17

Jenga French toast with spiced apple syrup

Stack em up…..


Not the best of pictures, by the time I noticed it, the breakfast was gone.

27
Aug
16

sweet & hot rice

with the addition of raisins, and cardamon seeds, and dried hot pepper flakes, this rice give the sweetness and fire at the same time.

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amounts are to your preference….
cover the bottom of the cooking vessel  with chopped leeks
add the rice (one cup)
add the liquid (two cups)
consisting of
vegetable broth
ginger garlic paste *
cardamon  seeds, about 5 pods, broken open
a dash of curry powder
a dash of cinnamon
a dash of smoked dried hot peppers.
dual stage microwave cook 10 minutes full, 10 minutes 1/2 power
when complete fluff, and stir in chopped raisins and nuts.

*in a small food processor, fill the bowl with good sized pieces of ginger and garlic, I buy extra to store for future recipes. (of course peel both). I eyeballed about equal amounts of both, add a small amount of vegetable oil. Process and slowly add more oil till the grinding produces a paste. Store in a small mason jar container and refrigerate. I chose the vegetable oil for neutrality versus olive oil. Much more efficient than buying either ginger and/or garlic paste from the market.

 

 

03
Oct
15

Apple crisp

Ahhhh…….

apple  🍎 season and the apple crisp/fruit recipes abound…

other than outright making apple pie,

so here’s one:

oven at 375 …✔︎

► grease up a 8 inch square pan

✔︎ the following

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☐3/4 cup brown sugar

☐1/2 cup flour

☐1 teaspoon cinnamon , ground, fresh if possible

☐1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, ground, fresh if possible

☐1/2  teaspoon ginger root , ground,  fresh grated preferred

▶︎ combine the above in a bowl and cut in :

☐6 tablespoons butter,

if unsalted: then add  ☐ 1/4 teaspoon salt

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► prepare  ☐ 4-5 apples,

mine was a mix of Greening and Macintosh.

if you have on of these machines , it makes life easy. It goes into the dishwasher to clean. (remove wood from handle)

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peeled, cored, and spiral cut….

▶︎ place the apples in the greased pan, separate into slices of course, add the topping mixture….

► bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit, about 30 minutes…

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▶︎ cool to preferable serving temperature, serve plain , garnish with heavy cream, whipped cream(s) (flavored), diced apples,other fruit etc.🍨

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☕️

✑ utilizing character sets
10
Jan
15

lamb babyback ribs

from the store

 

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a 5 spice rub, cinnamon, star anise,  cloves, nutmeg, pepper (pink peppercorns) actually 6 if you count the ginger I added.

 

 

 

 

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I used a roasting rack to suspend the ribs over a glass baking dish.

 

 

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In a slow oven about 250 degrees, a cold day , the oven ran for  around 4 hours keeping the kitchen area warm.

 

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Back into the oven reduced to 200 degrees.

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Done !

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Plated up with broccoli rice and pineapple.

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