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This is something I just came up with out of the blue – It came out SO fantastic that its quite a common dish at my place now. Basically, I stuffed some fine chicken breast slices with some of my fav condiments, sealed them into pockets (with toothpicks) & baked them!     PrepTime 10mins – Serves 3 – CookTime 25mins       Ingredients: 3 fine slices of chicken breast 3 tbsp of fresh chopped avocado 3 tbsp of [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Jun - 4 - 2012 Add Comments READ FULL POST

So, what does this cold, rainy weather make me wanna do – sit on the porch with a huge mug of hot-choco or my special masala chai (& samosas or glucose biscuits, yummm!!!) or I could grab a quick warm desert at the local cafe.. Oooooh, I’m in heaven!       PrepTime 30mins – Serves 8 – CookTime 45mins Ingredients: 2 cups granulated sugar 5 large beaten eggs 2 cups milk 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 3 cups cubed [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Jan - 23 - 2012 Add Comments READ FULL POST

 A unique & interesting soup which can be had cold or hot – a perfect start to any meal – taught to me by Shef-the-Chef of the ‘Tiramisu’ recipe fame!       PrepTime 10mins – Serves 3-4 – CookTime 10mins       Ingredients: 1 cup chopped celery 1/2 bunch coriander 2 cups sour cream 2 tbsp butter salt to taste 1/4 tsp oregano or basil 10 asparagus sticks – tinned or boiled 2-3 crushed garlic pods 1 chopped [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Oct - 2 - 2011 Add Comments READ FULL POST

We have my chilled banana pudding recipe already, here’s a warm baked version, equally delectable & decadent!   PrepTime 10mins – Serves 2 – CookTime 35mins     Ingredients: 1. 6 vanilla wafers 2. 1 tbsp sugar 3. a pinch of salt 4. 3 tbsp butter 5. 1 ripe banana – finely chopped 6. a handful of chopped cashews, walnuts, etc. 7. 2 tbsp brown sugar 8. 2 tbsp mini-chocochips (optional) 9. 2 tbsp lemon zest 10. 2 egg yolks [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Oct - 2 - 2011 Add Comments READ FULL POST

This recipe has been inspired by something I had at Bubba Gump – soft moist mixed-seafood & corn balls, with a Cajun twist, served with tartar sauce.     PrepTime 10mins – Serves 6 – CookTime 15mins       Ingredients: p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: “Times New Roman”,”serif”; }span.bodytext { }.MsoChpDefault { font-size: 10pt; }div.Section1 { page: Section1; }1/2 lb. cleaned & peeled shrimp 1 can crabmeat (drained) 1 can salmon/tuna (drained) 1 [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Oct - 2 - 2011 2 Comments READ FULL POST

 Just got intro-ed to Jamaican/ Caribbean cuisine last mth & Yo maann, me lov de Jaamekan food, esp spicy veg & non-veg patties with hot-n-sweet scotch sauce!     PrepTime 20mins – Serves 15pcs – CookTime 35mins     Ingredients: 1.5 cup flour 1/2 cup ghee/ clarified butter/ lard 1/2 tsp turmeric pwd (skip for veg-patties) 1/2 tbsp Jamaican curry pwd 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 cup full-fat milk or an egg for non-veg patties 1/2 cup cold water For the [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Oct - 2 - 2011 Add Comments READ FULL POST

A quick & versatile dish of baked mince which can be served whole as a main course dish, in slices as an appetizer or even in burgers – Try it, U’ll love it!     PrepTime 5mins – Serves 3-4 – CookTime 25mins         Ingredients: 1 lb low fat minced meat (of your choice) 1 cup bread crumbs 1 tsp salt 1 egg 1/4 tsp oregano 1/2 tsp pepper pwd 1 cup onion-garlic flavored tomato paste/ pasta [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Oct - 2 - 2011 Add Comments READ FULL POST

A cake made without milk or eggs and is still, moist, dark and delicious! It was invented in the great depression era when ingredients were expensive n scarce.     PrepTime 10mins – Serves 4-5 – CookTime 35mins.       Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup white sugar 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 tablespoon cider vinegar 6 tablespoons vegetable oil Cooking Instructions: 1. Preheat oven [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Oct - 2 - 2011 Add Comments READ FULL POST

Why bake a whole big cake & stuff it down when you really just have a craving for a LIL’ Cake, don’t have company to share it with & just don’t feel like heading out to buy some? Do this.. QUICK!             IDEA 1 – Banana Walnut Cake-In-A-Mug Ingredients: – 8 Tbsp. mashed ripe banana pulp – 1 Tbsp chopped walnuts – 4 Tbsp. self raising flour – 1 egg – 3 tbsp oil – [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Oct - 2 - 2011 Add Comments READ FULL POST

Bell-peppers stuffed with a flavorful mix of minced meat & vegetables like carrots & potatoes. (If you’re a vegetarian, look up the Veg. Stuffed Bell-Peppers recipe on this site.)       PrepTime 20mins – Serves 4 – CookTime 20mins   Ingredients : 4 medium bell peppers of any color 1/4kg minced meat 1 medium finely chopped onion 1 medium size potato – cut in small cubes 1 carrot – cut as the potatoes 2 green chilies – chopped 1/2 [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Oct - 2 - 2011 Add Comments READ FULL POST

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