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Showing posts from August, 2021

Teriyaki Chicken & Snow Pea Stir-Fry

 This meal is low-cal and low effort, but packs a punch for flavor. Plus, it's ready in around 20 minutes and is the perfect make at home take out for a Friday night. Yum! Ingredients : 1/2 cup jasmine rice garlic, minced 4 ounces snow peas, sliced 1 pound chicken, sliced into strips 1/4 cup teriyaki sauce 2 teaspoons vinegar 2 tablespoons sugar salt, pepper, oil for frying Method : Combine rice, 1 1⁄4 cups water , and 1⁄2 teaspoon salt in a small saucepan; bring to a boil over high heat. Cover, reduce heat to low, and cook until rice is tender and water is absorbed, about 17 minutes. Remove from heat and cover to keep warm. Heat 2 teaspoons of oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add chopped garlic, snow peas, and a pinch each of salt and pepper. Cook until snow peas are bright green and tender; transfer to a bowl and cover to keep warm.  Heat 1 tablespoon oil in same skillet; ddd chicken; cook, stirring once or twice, until browned and cooked through.Transfer to bowl wi

Seared Steak & Spinach Salad

 Low carb, full-on-flavor goodness and easy to make. I love this as a summer dinner on the weekend with a fire pit and an outdoor movie night followed by s'mores. Yes, please! Ingredients : Garlic, minced 1 mini French roll, diced 2 teaspoons steak seasoning 3/4 ounce shredded parmesean 1/2 pound ranch steaks 2 tablespoons mayo 3 ounces baby spinach olive oil, salt, pepper, butter, vinegar Method : Pat steaks dry, then drizzle with oil; season all over with steak seasoning. In a medium bowl, stir to combine mayonnaise, garlic , 1 teaspoon vinegar , and all but 1 tablespoon of the Parmesan. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a medium skillet over medium. Add diced bread and season with a pinch each of salt and pepper. Cook, stirring constantly, until toasted and golden all over, 2–3 minutes. Add spinach and croutons to bowl with dressing, tossing to combine. Heat 1⁄2 tablespoon oil in same skillet over medium-high. Add steaks; cook until well browned and

Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Jam and Cream Cheese Frosting

  It's another family birthday which means, another delicious cake. Chocolate, raspberry and cream cheese are a winning flavor combination. The cake is simple to make and the frosting beats up in the breeze. The raspberry filling seems like you spent a lot of time making it, but don't worry, it too is simple. Even the decorations don't require a lot of time or skill but look fantastic. You will make someone feel very special on their big day while still being able to keep up with your busy life! Ingredients: Chocolate Cake: 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar 3/4 cup Dutch-processed cocoa powder 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup vegetable oil 3/4 cup buttermilk, room temperature 3/4 cup strong brewed coffee; hot 2 large eggs, room temperature 2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste Raspberry Filling: 1/2 cup Raspberry Jam 1 ounce Chambord liqueur Frosting:   2 sticks of butters 16 ounces of cream cheese 4 tablespoons co

Pork Katsu with Rice and Pickled Cukes

 This is my first time making Katsu after watching copious videos on the dish. I could no longer resist and had to try this Japanese classic. Granted, my version is certainly not the most authentic (I have never been to Japan) but it is delicious. And easy to make. And now I can't wait to try the real thing if this imitation blows my socks off! Ingredients : 1 cucumber, peeled, seeded and sliced 1/2 cup jasmine rice 12 ounce pork cutlets 1/4 cup panko breadcrumbs 2 tablespoons sesame seeds 1 egg 1/4 cup flour 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 1 tablespoon sugar salt, pepper, oil Katsu sauce: 1/2 cup ketchup 2 tablespoon soy sauce 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1 tablespoon Kirin 1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger 1 clove garlic, minced Method: Combine all the Katsu sauce ingredients and mix well. Refrigerate for 30 minutes at least to let the flavors meld before using. Place cucumber slices in a medium bowl and toss with 2 tablespoons vinegar, 1 tablesp