Friday, December 6, 2013
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Thursday, October 17, 2013
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Brussels sprouts have always been one of those vegetables that seemed to me hard to prepare correctly. I found this recipe online and it is great.
How to cook Brussels sprouts by roasting them:
Alright, the next step in learning how to cook Brussels sprouts. Once the vegetables are washed, you want to make sure they look good! And that means a few things.
You'll want to remove any yellow or brown leaves from your Brussels sprouts. They're wilted and won't be any good. Just keep the nice, tight, bright green sprout!
After a while, the Brussels sprouts' stem can get kind of tough. You can trim a little bit of the stem off to get a more tender sprout. Don't take off too much though – not much more than an eighth of an inch – or the leaves will just won't hold together anymore.
Finally, once the sprouts are clean and trimmed, you may need to cut them up a little bit. It's important that the sprouts not be too big, or it'll take too long for them to cook. And then by the time the center is cooked, the outside will be overcooked and will release that nasty sulfur smell.
It's also important that your Brussels sprout pieces all be about the same size, for just the same reasons. If some pieces are much smaller, they'll be overcooked by the time the bigger ones are done! And that's no good.
So here's what you need to do:
Any Brussels sprout that has a diameter much bigger than an inch and a half should be cut in half.
If you have a variety of sizes, cut the medium sprouts in half, and the bigger ones in quarters, so that all the pieces are about the same size.
And that's pretty much all you need to do! And we're ready to learn how to cook Brussels sprouts.
Preheat the oven to 400F.
Prepare the Brussels sprouts as described above. Be sure to quarter them or halve them if they're too big.
Toss the sprouts with a bit of oil, salt and pepper. You can also add some herbs or spices to the mix. Garlic is especially good!
Each sprout should be coated in oil, to keep it from drying out, but it doesn't need to be very thick at all. In fact, the thinner the better! YOU ONLY NEED 1-2 TBSP.
Place the Brussels sprouts on a sheet pan in a single layer.
Roast the sprouts for about 30 minutes, until they're starting to get nicely browned. Stir them halfway through the cooking time.
Serve, and enjoy!
Friday, August 2, 2013
|Variation: blend a few raspberries with the rest of the ingredients. Add some pecans!|
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Monday, June 17, 2013
Saturday, June 15, 2013
If you're looking for a healthy restaurant in the Seattle area, I recommend Chaco Canyon.
We especially like the lentil burgers and the Thai Peanut Bowl.
Fresh baby spinach with brown rice is really good ... Something you can always have on hand !
This is a recipe from the Newstart Club. It tastes just like the butter and cheese version. Super good and healthy!
- 1 qt. thinly sliced, scrubbed raw potatoes (with skins)
- 1/2 c. raw cashews
- 2 c. water
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. onion powder, onion flakes or raw onions
- Put potatoes in thinly oiled baking dish
- Liquefy all other ingredients and pour over potatoes
- Cover with foil and bake 1 1/2 hours at 375 degrees
- Remove foil, sprinkle with paprika and return to oven just long enough to brown.
Friday, June 14, 2013
100% fruit juice or juice squeeze
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Monday, June 10, 2013
Combine on cookie sheet
6 c oats
1 c dry roasted sunflower seeds
2 c nuts (I prefer sliced almonds, pecans or walnuts )
1 c unsweetened coconut
Mix together, then pour over dry ingredients on cookie sheet:
1/4 c b sugar (optional)
1/2 c maple syrup
1/2 c vegetable oil or coconut oil
1/2 c honey
Cook at 350 until desired color, stirring frequently
Dried fruit should work just as well.
Friday, June 7, 2013
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
God gives daily bread, even without our prayer, to all wicked men; but we pray in this petition that He would lead us to know it, and to receive our daily bread with thanksgiving.
What is meant by daily bread?--Answer.
Everything that belongs to the support and wants of the body, such as meat, drink, clothing, shoes, house, homestead, field, cattle, money, goods, a pious spouse, pious children, pious servants, pious and faithful magistrates, good government, good weather, peace, health, discipline, honor, good friends, faithful neighbors, and the like.