Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Asian Lemon Chicken Recipe



Asian Lemon Chicken Recipe


This recipe is one of my favorite and I make it very often. There are different versions to this one, instead of adding lemon, I add orange to it. Either way it is simple, fast and great tasting.  No matter how many times I make it, everyone always wants more, so make sure to make some extra. 

Let me know how yours turned out or/and did you do anything different to it. 


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Recipe;

1 1/2 Lbs. - Skinless chicken breast
2 Cups - All purpose flour
1/2 Tsp. - Pepper
1 Tsp. - Salt
1 - Egg

Sauce 
1/2 Cup - Lemon juice
1/2 Cup - Brown sugar
1/3 Cup - Vinegar
2 Tsp. - Soya sauce (option)
1/2 Tsp. - Hot pepper flakes
2 Tbsp. - Corn starch
1 Tsp. - Ground ginger
Water as needed

Toppings
Chopped green onions
Toasted sesame seeds


For more information, please see video below; 




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Here on the video I have cubed the chicken breasts, but you can really cut them up any way you like. 

It will also be good, just to leave the breast in one piece and pour the sauce on top. Just be careful  that you cook the chicken right through to the center because it will be very thick. Lower your heat for this method.



I let the chicken marinate for about  10 to 15 minutes before I cook it.

Now a couple of hours would be better, it depends on your time factor.






I only add salt in the flour because I do not want to over salt it, it holds better in the flour coating and it improves the taste better. It is not necessary to use too much salt, for the sauce has an  intense flavour.

Remember to not overcrowd the chicken pieces because  it will stick together and that would not be good.


Fry them on medium-high heat until they are golden brown on the outside and moist and tender in the outside. Please do not overcook them, for then they will be hard and chewy. 

If you are not sure, then just cut a piece and take a peek inside and check it. 

Now instead of adding lemon juice, try it with orange juice, different tastes of Asia, but the same awesome dish. 

To add soya sauce or not, well just because it is Asian does not mean that you have to use it. As for myself, I like it, but there is many who do not like my Girlfriend. So that really depends on your preferences to the Asian taste. 



Add whatever toppings that you like from my green onions to toasted sesame seeds. 


An awesome dish and one of my favourites. Hope you like it. 








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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Lose 10 to 17 Lbs. Guaranteed - Magic 7 - Day Weight loss Plan



Lose 10 to 17 Lbs. Guaranteed -  Magic  7 - Day Weight loss Plan


So the Winter is over and you have gained a few pounds, now what? Start with this 7-Day Diet Soup and if you did everything correctly and you did not cheat, then you can expect to lose around 10 to 17 lbs. Yes, that is correct, but you must follow the Plan. 

I have heard about this soup now for a long time because it is what they use to reduce a person's' weight rapidly and safely before surgery. It is safe, but you should only stay on it for the full 7 days and no more. Then you should go back to your normal eating plan. 

So of to the Kitchen I went to get this soup copycatted just like the one the hospitals were using. After a few tries and a lot of asking questions to some of the hospital kitchen Staff, I finally got it right. It was not easy to get it done right, but well worth it.

Now in addition to making this soup with  all the others, and with the super success of my other soup  " Magic Diet Soup # 1 ". I have been asked to sell my videos and offered a lot of money to give some  Weight Loss Company the write-up link to my videos. I have refused all because I believe that you do not need all those super pills and give out your money when you can do the same in your kitchen with some basic things. So in conclusion, I ask nothing for my recipe's on weight loss, quite simply, it worked for me and it will work for you and you can trust me on that. 

All here for you to enjoy.

Please let me know how it worked for you and how much weight did you lose. 

  


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Recipe;

3 Cups - Fresh  tomatoes
3  Cups -  Pasta sauce
1⁄3 Cup -  Tomato paste (1 small jar or can)
5 -  Green onions
2 Tbsp.-  Low-sodium veggie stock
1 Bunch -  Celery &  (some) tops
2 Cups - Fresh green beans
2 - Red or green bell peppers
2 Cups -  Carrots
1 Tsp. -  Chili powder
1 Tsp. - Ground cumin
2 Tsp. - Sweet paprika
1/2 to 1 Tsp. -  Cayenne pepper
2 Tsp. -  Prepared mustard

1/2 to 2  Tsp. -  Ground black pepper


For more information, Please see video below;



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Directions 

Soup Diet -

Day #1.
Eat as much of any fruit you want EXCEPT BANANAS and AVOCATOES.
Eat only soup and fruit today but eat all you want.
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Day #2.
All Veggies.
Fill up on fresh vegetables (salads etc).
Eat all the soup you want and have a large baked potato with butter at dinner time.
But NO FRUIT TODAY.
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Day #3.
Eat all the soup, fruit and veggies you want, but NO POTATOES.
If you haven't cheated you will have lost.
5-7 lbs by tomorrow morning.
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Day #4.
Bananas and skim milk.
Eat at least 3 bananas and all the milk you want today.
Remember, you can have soup anytime you want.
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Day #5.
Beef and Tomatoes.
You can have up to 20 ounces of beef or skinless chicken breast and 6 tomatoes in any style you like.
Remember to eat soup too.
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Day #6.
Beef and Vegetables.
Eat all the beef and veggies you want today.
You can have 2-3 steaks (minimum fat) if you want, with green leafy vegetables.
But NO POTATOES.
Don't forget to have soup.
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Day #7.
Brown rice (yes BROWN), unsweetened fruit juice, and veggies today.
Eat all you want whenever you want and have soup as often as you can.

The soup is the key --


Remember, the more you EAT THE SOUP, the better it will work on losing the weight. 


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Start with fresh vegetables, homegrown or farmers local crops are the best. I know it depends on the season, but if you look for it, you will find them.  

As for your tomato sauce, homemade is the best but if you do not have any, then you can use  Fresh tomato juice (low-sodium). See my recipe here for  " Homemade Tomato Sauce "   .



Cut all the veggies as small as possible, because in the way, your body will digest it better and it will have a better affect on losing your weight. 

The pot size depends on you and how much of the soup are you going to make. As for me, it was 2 1/2 pots of this size pot.  I just put the whole pot into the fridge and that keeps it well,  as I use it up.



Do not forget to add ALL the spices I show in the video because this is where that fat burning comes from. If you are sensitive to spicy foods, then you can cut down on it, but it will not work as good.

The spices increase your metabolism and that burns fat, and that is what you want from this soup.




On the boiling point of the soup, please set the time to 30 minutes, but if you are sensitive to fiber, then set it to 40 minutes or more. 

For some people,  the fiber from veggies will give them  stomach problems.






Remember that this is a DIET soup to lose weight, so please DO NOT add any salt to it. There is some salt in the low-sodium stock and some the tomato sauce, that is more than enough for this size of soup and it should not give any bad effect to this soup.







Now in addition to my spices, you can add more, like herbs or even other types of spice, but only in addition to the ones I show you on the video.

It is important to NOT make any changes to this soup for it to work properly. Add more but only after you followed the recipe.






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Monday, June 8, 2015

Mushroom Breadsticks - Pierogi Szwedzkie


Mushroom Breadsticks - Pierogi Szwedzkie


I remember when my Girlfriend  took me to a restaurant in Krakow Poland for the first time that served a very  strange pierogi. It was on display and it looked like something I never saw before. Being, at least  2 feet long I thought, how can they make any money just selling this funny mushroom breadstick. 

As it turned out, it was really a great meal, and I have to say that the place seemed to be full all the time, everyone gobbling  the thing down.   It was quite an experience and I have to admit that I did go back a few times. 

That is why I just had to come home and copycatted the recipe. Now that was not easy, but I stuck to it and it came out awesome like the real thing. it may not be as long as theirs  but just as tasty. 

Go ahead and try it, I am sure that it will be a pleaser. Please let me know how yours turned out. 




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Recipe:

1 lbs. -  Button or any type mushrooms
1/2 Cup - Butter
1 - Medium - Onion
1 Tsp. - Vinegar
1/2 Tsp. - Salt
1/2 Tsp. - Pepper


Topping 
1 - Egg yolk
Splash of water.

Black cumin as needed


Dough
Ready-made or homemade

2 cups - All purpose flour
1 Pkg. - Yeast
Pinch of salt
Splash of milk
2 Tsp. - Cooking oil
Water as needed


For more information please see the video below; 




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It is very important to let most of the water to evaporate from the mushrooms. I would say about 90% of it. Please do not think of draining the excess water and being done with it, because that is where the flavour is and I want to keep it in the mushroom, not down the drain.

Keep the mushroom piled in the middle and that will make the drying process go faster.Keep on stirring on the sides and piling it.  



Only add the butter and vinegar when the water has evaporated. If you skip this process, then your mushrooms will be very soggy and have no taste.








To make your life easier you can buy the ready-mix dough at your Supermarket or you make it from scratch. Here I used my food processor to mix up my dough then I let it rest for about 2 hours.






Your dough should be as thin as possible because you do not want a large puffy crust but a nice smooth and round finish.








Now you do not have to use the cardboard stencil like I did here, but I find this keeps them the same size. It takes out the guessing game of trying it free hand. 







Make a line with your mushroom mix and please try not to spread it around too much because then it will make  it harder to lock in the dough with mushroom at the sealing point. 

If you find that the dough slices have shrunken a bit, then just roll it a few times to get it back to its shape.






Now just roll it over and tap it in. making sure that the mushroom is in the rolled part.









Just roll the whole thing over and there you go, a perfect  breadstick.









Here I am using cornmeal so the dough will not stick when I am baking it. Now you can use other methods or even baking papers. 








Add the egg wash to  the tops of the sticks. Now I usually do not do the sides because I find that the yolk  accumulates at the bottom of the breadstick and burns during the baking. So I just cover the sides. 







Now to top it off "The Black Cumin". This gives a nice around taste  to this dish and this type of cumin is good for you. It just finishes it off to a perfect Breadstick. 









Your friends and Family will all love this recipe.

That I promise.



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Thursday, May 21, 2015

McDonalds Spicy Chicken Copycat Recipe



McDonalds Spicy Chicken Copycat Recipe

I have to admit that I really like this Chicken Spicy Burger from Mcdonalds, but I can not keep going out to the restaurant and getting my fill. So after a but a few try's,  I finally came up with the recipe that is very close if not right on the money to the original. 

It is so easy to make this sauce that I found myself making more and more, after all it is right out of my own home and I do not have to go out. 

Go ahead and give it a whirl and let me know how yours turned out.



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Recipe;

1 1/2 lbs. - Chicken breast

Sauce
3 Tbsp. - Mayo or low-fat mayo
1 Tbsp. - Sugar
1/2 Tsp. - Garlic powder
1/2 Tsp. - Ground turmeric
1/2 Tsp. - Ground cumin
3/4 to 1  Tsp. - Chilli

Splash of milk as needed

Salt and pepper to taste.

Flour Mix
1 to 1 1/2 Cups - All purpose flour
1/2 Tsp. - Garlic powder
1/2 Tsp. - Onion powder
1/2 Tsp. - Pepper, black or white
1/2 Tsp. Salt (option)


Egg Wash
2 - Eggs
1/4 Cup - Water


For more information, please see video below;



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It is very difficult and a waste of chicken meat to try to get the cuts perfectly round.  So they will be a little square and not so round, but they will fit on your bun and be just as awesome. 







I like to flatten the breast a little with the flat side because it makes the meat more even and it will cook better. 

Use a plastic wrap in order for the meat juices not to fly back at you. 

 At this stage of making the flour mix, I have not said anything about adding salt. The sauce is strong enough in  taste with the heat and other spices that it is not necessary to add any salt to the flour. 

Now, myself being  Portuguese Canadian I tend to like things a bit more on the salty side. So this is really up to you, add more or not. 


When working keep everything as close to as possible. In this way,  you will be more organized and there will be less of a mess. 

Don't forget, here it's ok to double-dip. 







Cook the breast for about 3 to 4 minutes on each side, but please do not over cook it because the meat will turn hard and dry. 









Go ahead and add as much sauce as you want, after all this is your burger and you can  have " It Your Way". 

Also, if you want you can add other toppings including tomatoes to it. 






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Pork Cutlet Recipe



Pork Cutlet  Recipe
This pork cutlet is so easy to make and with the breaded crust, it is a must for you menu. Where can you find something this good that only takes about 20 minutes to make and is  awesome. I find that this dish goes good with all kind of side's, especially potatoes and  diced beets. 

However you serve it, please make sure that you make some extra because your Family and Friends will ask for more, I know. 

Let me know how yours turned out. 


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Recipe:

2 lbs. - Pork loin or tenderloin

2 - Eggs
1 Tbsp. - Veggie stock
1/2 Cup - Bread crumbs

Salt and pepper to taste


For more information, please see video below;



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I was using pork loin, but if you prefer you can use pork tenderloin. I like to slice them about 1/2 inch thick and then pound them down  to flatten them out. In this way, the pork becomes more tender but still is moist in the middle when you cook it. 





Make sure to cover the pork loin slices in plastic foil so it will not make a mess when your are flattening them. 

Use the smallest triangle edge of the mallet for we do not want the meat with large holes in it. I use an old cutting board for this because the hammering will indent your board. 




Move everything you need close to you, so it will be easy to move things around, also it will make less of a  mess. 







Cook the cutlets on medium heat for about 3 to 4 minutes on each side. Please be careful not to overcook them because they will turn out hard and not moist. 







Always use a plate with some paper kitchen towels to soak up the extra oil. After all, there is nothing worse than having you cutlets sitting in oil in the serving plate. This just makes them soggy and bad tasting. 





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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Corn Dogs Recipe


Corn Dogs Recipe


Going to have a Party or a Gathering for the kids or the Grown-ups. Well here is the perfect meal or treat that everyone will love.  It comes complete with a handle and a coating that is sure to please. 

Get some dipping sauces and you can never have enough of them, with all the different varieties, it will never keep anyone back asking for more. Now I would advise you to make some extra and store them in the fridge, for I know you will need them. So just pre-make them for your Party,  then "heat and serve" them in the micro, oven or pan, they will always turn out awesome. 

Please et us know how yours turned out, how your friends or Family liked them and what sauces did you serve. 



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Recipe:

1 Cup - All purpose flour
1/2 Cup - Corn meal or corn flour
1 Tsp. - Baking powder
1/2 Cup - Milk, plus some extra
3 Tbsps. - Sugar
1 Tsp. - Salt


Option;
 1 - Egg


For more information, please see video below;



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Here I am using some hotdogs that are made especially for children. They are 85% meat with some veggie added to them. 

Now you can use your favorite hot dogs,  you could use turkey or chicken also, it would turn out the same. So that really depends on you, come on "give it a try". 





Again I will remind everyone that if you use these type of sticks, please remove the sharp tips from the end. After all, I do not want anyone hurt when they are going to eat them. 

The tips are extremely sharp. 





Remember to soak the wood sticks in plain water for about 20 minutes before using them. In this way, they will not burn when added to the hot oil. 

Push the wooden stick all the way in about 3/4 of the way. It is not necessary to go right through to the other end.





I like to use corn meal because I find that it gives a more full and all-round hearty taste to the corndogs. Now if you want you can use some corn flour instead. Anyway, you do it, it will turn out awesome.







Drop your hot dog all the way in and twist it around for the batter to stick to the meat. Allow it to drip a little while you are constantly twisting it to get an uninformed coating. Please be careful dropping the corn dog into the hot oil, for it could splash back. 







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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Góral Indoor Pork Ribs


Góral Indoor Pork Ribs

Goral literally "highlanders" are a group of indigenous people found in southern Poland 


For most Góral today, the decisive factor in their self-identification with a nationality is not ethnic but territorial. For example, those living in areas under a long tradition of belonging to the Polish state identify themselves as Polish, while those living in Slovakia have identified themselves as Slovaks, with notable exceptions to this rule on both sides of the border. While the origin of the Góral dialect is Polish, the language of Góral in Slovakia and in the Czech Republic is gradually shifting and increasingly becoming more similar to the literary standard in their respective countries.

The Góral cuisine is part of their culture. It is mainly based on greasy meat and cheese. Of all meats, pork, lamb and mutton are the most popular ones with the Podhale Góral. The most famous food, making the Góral and Zakopane famous all over the world, is the ''oscypek'' – salty sheep cheese in the shape of a spindle. Some smoke it.

So since I have been now other seven-times to Zakopane and I love the Tatra Mountains, but the food there is mostly BBQ and I can not stop eating. Mostly I eat at the same restaurants and it is always a big portion of BIG juicy BBQ ribs, and yes it comes with all the sauce you could want.

Now I brought it home for anyone to try it. I made this one in the oven but go ahead and make on your outside grill and see how good this recipe is.

Please let me know how yours turned out and did you added anything different to it.



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Recipe;

2 Kilos (5  lbs)  Hearty Spare Ribs.

3/4 Cup - Brown sugar
1 Tbsp. - Onion powder
1 Tbsp. - Garlic powder
1 Tbsp - Oregano
1 to 2 Tsp. - Cumin
1 to 2 Tsp. - Cayenne pepper
1 1/2 to 2 Tbsp. - Smoky paprika
2 Tbsp. - Orange zest
1/2 to 1 Tbsp. - Salt
1/2 to 1 Tsp. - Black pepper


For more information, please see video below. 



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Go ahead and get them Big, as big as you can. Now to get them this large you may have to go to aButcher and have him cut them up for you like the picture. 

It will be well worth it and you will not regret it for the little extra trouble to get the cut. 




Steaming helps the softening of the spare ribs to help cut back the cooking time. We want it to a point that when the ribs are done, the bones are just falling off the meat. 

This process can be used for indoor oven roasting or for the outside grill, either way it will turn out tender and flavourful. 




After rubbing it with the spice mixture, center them in a large flat baking pan that has a grill so we can get an even cooking, all around. 

Add some water to the bottom so the oven will be kept moist during the cooking time. remember, if the outside is starting to dry up too fast, then cover the ribs with tin-foil in the last 1/2 hour of cooking. 




Use one of your oven mitts to help cut up the ribs to make your life a little easier. Remember to let the ribs rest for about 10 minutes before you start to cut it. 







This cutting board was hand made be a Góral from Zakopane. Not only did he make it, but he got the wood from his forest, dried it for 6 months and handmade it from scratch.  He also makes a lot of other hand carved wood products, too many to show. Hoping to have a link someday so others can order some of his crafts. 





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