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Have you ever come upon a recipe that is so good that you want to put it on the menu every week? This is one of those recipes. This fall my husband went out deep-sea fishing with a group of men from church. It was an opportunity for  the men to spend time together, getting to know each other and if you came home with fish it was an added bonus. My husband has enjoyed fishing for years, mostly salt water fishing. Living in Vermont he doesn’t get much of an opportunity to fish in the salt water. He came home with several cod, which were filleted and placed in the freezer. I’ve made this recipe twice since he’s been fishing and not only is it good the first night but it is even better the next day! You could use any firm white fish in this recipe such as halibut or cod. Cod in Thai Curry Sauce 1 can (13.5-14oz) coconut milk 1 tap grated peeled fresh ginger 1 tsp brown sugar ½ tsp Thai red or green curry paste 1 clove garlic, finely chopped 4 pieces skinless cod fillet (6 oz each) 2 scallion, chopped ¼ cup fresh Read More […]

Did you ever find a recipe that tasted so good you wondered why you’d never tried the combination before? My brother-in-law first introduced me to this amazing dish. I hadn’t made it in a few years but found myself making it twice in the last few months. It’s a wonderful combination of flavors and sure to enhance any meal whether it be an ordinary dinner or a holiday meal. Shredded Brussels Sprouts with Prosciutto 2 lbs of Brussels sprouts, cleaned and shredded by slicing each sprout into thin slices 8 Tbsp butter (no wonder it’s so good) 6 cloves of garlic, minced ¼ lb thinly sliced prosciutto, cut into narrow slivers 3 Tbsp flour 1 ½ cup heavy cream ¼ cup marsala 1 tsp nutmeg salt and pepper to taste 1 ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese Prepare the Brussels spouts and set aside. Heat butter over medium heat in a large sauté pan. Add garlic and prosciutto and cook for four minutes. Add Brussels spouts and cook for another four minutes. Stir in 3 Tbsp flour and toss to coat the Brussels sprouts. Gradually stir in the heavy cream and marsala. Lower the heat and simmer for five minutes or Read More […]

I am in the process of slowly removing all commercial cleaners from our house and replacing them with a homemade version. Some cleaners I use more than  others and so things like window cleaner or an all purpose cleaner have long since been replaced. Others like floor cleaners are finally being used up. Hmmm… maybe I don’t wash my floor that often. Anyway I went to go wash my floor the other day and there were no store bought cleaners on hand. I quickly went through my folder and found this homemade version. I don’t know where I found it and I apologize if someone reading this made it first. I have to say it worked as good or better than any commercial product I’ve ever bought! I had all the ingredients on hand and it took me no longer to mix this cleaning solution up than it would take to open a bottle of commercial floor cleaner. If you’re looking for a homemade floor cleaner this is it! To wash your floor mix: 1 cup of vinegar 1 Tbp Dish soap 1 cup of baking soda 2 gallons of water Wash your floor as usual. I did not rinse Read More […]

We often have left over chicken or turkey, especially after the holidays. This has got to be one of the best recipes I’ve found for using up the leftovers. It is so flavorful, serve it with rice and garnish with yogurt, chutney, raisins and cashews. Just delicious! Turkey Curry 4 generous servings 1 large onion,  cut into chunks 1 red pepper, cored, seeded and cut into chunks 2 tsp olive oil 3 cloves garlic, peeled 1 inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and quartered 1 Tbsp curry powder 1 tsp ground coriander 1 cup chicken broth ¼ cup coconut milk 1 ripe banana, peeled and sliced 2 cups cooked turkey or chicken meat, cut into ½ inch dice 1 cup peas ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro 1 ½ Tbsp fresh lime juice ¼ tsp salt ¼ tsp ground black pepper Place the onions and red pepper in a food processor and pulse until just chopped. Heat the oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the onion pepper mixture and cook stirring, until soft, about 5-7 minutes. Meanwhile drop the garlic, ginger and jalapeño into the food processor and process until finely chopped. Add the Read More […]

Several weeks ago I was sent the book Cooking with Coconut Oil by Elizabeth Nyland to review. I was thrilled to receive this book as I have been cooking more and more with coconut oil. To be given a book with recipes devoted to coconut oil was wonderful. All the recipes in this cookbook – from starters to desserts – feature the miracle ingredients from coconut. Use it for sautéing, baking, roasting and much more. Gluten-free coconut flour is also making news for its health benefits, especially as a substitute for wheat flour. This book contains innovative, gluten-free, grain-free recipes that use coconut oil and coconut flour. From carrot cake to cauliflower-crusted pizza, chocolate brownie caramel cups to perfect roasted chicken, these dishes are gluten free, grain-free, and made without soy or refined sugars. I had a hard time deciding which recipe to review as they all look delicious. I decided to try the Sweet Potato cups with Baked Eggs. This may be a new breakfast favorite. Sweet Potato Cups with Baked Eggs 4 to 5 oz grated sweet potato (about 1 small, 4-inch potato) 2 tbsp + 2 tsp coconut oil, melted and divided 1 tbsp fresh herbs (such as basil, Read More […]

As we move into January my thoughts for cooking turn away from turkey and ham. We love to cook Chinese meals in our house and this pork recipe is one of our favorites! You can vary the hot bean paste and the amount of black pepper depending on just how hot you want the dish to be. Stir Fried Pork Strings with Hot Sauce 10 oz pork tenderloin 1 can water chestnuts (small size) 1 can bamboo shoots (small size) 2 Tbsp Dry Black Wood Ear 1 Tbsp Soy sauce 1 Tbsp Cornstarch 2 tsp chopped ginger 1 tsp chopped garlic 1 Tbsp Shredded scallions Seasoning Sauce 1 Tbsp Soy sauce 1 Tbsp Cider Vinegar 1 Tbsp Hot Bean Paste ½ Tbsp white wine 1 tsp sugar ½ tsp salt (op) 1 tsp cornstarch 1 tsp sesame oil 1.4 tsp black pepper Cut pork into narrow strips, marinate with  soy sauce and cornstarch for 15 minutes or more. Soak dry black wood ear in warm water for about 15 minutes, when expanded removed stems and slice thin. Slice water chestnuts  and bamboo shoots as well. Chop ginger and garlic as well as the scallions. Prepare the seasoning sauce by combing Read More […]

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