SPRING ROLLS

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SPRING ROLL MADE EASY

1 PKG OF EGG ROLL WRAPS

CHINESE CABBAGE 1 MEDIUM

1 PKG OF MATCHSTICK CARROTS

1 PKG OF BEAN SPROUTS

1 STOCK OF CELERY

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AFTER CUTTING THE CABBAGE, CARROTS AND CELERY VERY THIN SWEET UNTIL SLIGHTLY SOFT BUT STILL CRISPY

ADD BEAN SPROUTS COOK FOR ABOUT 1 MIN MORE SET ASIDE.Image

PREPARE CLEAN SURFACE TO ROLL VEGETABLE IN EGG ROLL WRAPS

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HEAT OIL IN DEEP FRYING PAN DEEP FRY UNTIL LIGHT GOLDEN BROWN..

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SERVE WITH HOISIN SAUCE, SPICY MUSTARD SAUCE OR WHAT EVER YOU LIKE TI DIP …

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GARNISH WITH CHIA SEEDS

ENJOY

Lentil soup and Lentil loaf

Lentil soup and Lentil loaf

COW FOOT AND TRIPE STEW

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BEST COW FOOT AND TRIPE STEW

Fail safe.. no pressure cooker needed recipe will have your cow foot and tripe melt in your mouth and friend in shock.

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you will need

2 lb fresh tripe

3 lb cow foot

1 can butter beans

2 qt vegetable broth

2 lg onion ruff chop

1/2 sm bell pepper green medium dice

1- 2 lb yellow yam

2 lg carrots lg dice

2 celery stalks medium cut

4 bay leaves

8 springs of thyme

kosher salt

pepper

you will need a pot that will hold 5 qts

add broth to pot bring to boil while boiling rinse cow foot and tripe

cut tripe into 1/2 in by 2 in stripes

add tripe and cow foot to pot with thyme, bay leaves,onion,yam and celery let cook on medium heat for about 1 1/2 hours

adjust seasoning salt and pepper

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add carrots,butter beans and bell pepper cook for 1 1/2 hours more or util carrots are tender.

can serve as is or with rice.

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enjoy….

Lentil soup and Lentil loaf

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Simple goodness and plenty savory flavor came come from vegan cuisines. This is a dish i came up with for vegans lovers.

Lentil soup

1 lg carrot sm dice

1 lg onion sm dice

3 cloves garlic sm dice

3 bay leaves

4 springs of thyme

1 1/2 cp of green lentils

1 qt low sodium vegetable broth

In 3 qt pot bring broth to a boil add all except lentils.

boil about 15 min or until carrots or about soft 

rinse lentils

reduce heat to low simmer add lentils

gently cook for about 15 min or until tender.

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Lentil loaf

using one cup of the lentil soup drained and packed let cool

once cooled add 1 cup of bread crumbs, 2 tsp of small dice carrots, to food processor or blender lightly mix

don’t over blend

make in to loaf shape glaze with hoisin sauce or what ever you like bake in oven for 45 to 50 min .

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Chili 4 the winter!!!!!!!

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May these few ingredients add warmth to those who are in the cold

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Mexican chili

There has been extremely bad weather across the nation  these past few days. From being snowed in to power outages, well lets see what we can eat to kept our mind off the days worries. This turkey chili is sure to warm the soul and satisfy the spicy cravens of your palette.  you will need:

Ground meat                3 pd

onion                         1 lg   dice

garlic cloves                     5

red kidney beans                           2 cps

tomatoes                  8   still on vine medium size

chili powder   2 tbsp

cayenne pepper   1 tsp

crushed red pepper flakes       1 tbsp

bay leaves   4

thyme       6 springs

California chili     dried                     3

green sweet pepper  1 lg  chop

salt and pepper to taste

soak beans over night.

in large skillet brown meat then drain of all juices and oils using a little less than half of seasoning, season meat and set aside.

in large pot  put 3 cps of water add beans and two of the California chilies to pot let boil for about 1 1/2 hrs or until is water

reduce by half.

drain all except for about 1 cp of liquid then add meat and  rest of the ingredients stir gently to mix well

reduce heat to very low gentle simmer 2 1/2 hours

this dish can be served with corn bread, tortillas or rice. can also be enjoyed simply as a soup with crackers and cheese on top.

stay warm and good eats………..coming soon recipe for corn bread and Mexican rice.

My New Years African Dinner

My New Years African Dinner.

My New Years African Dinner

This morning i was awaken, by the aromatics of fresh toasted and grind (cumin seeds 1 tbsp, whole black pepper corns 2 tsp, coriander seeds 2 tsp, cardamon seeds 10 and whole cloves 3). mix with (cinnamon 2 tsp, smoke paprika 2 tsp and nutmeg 2 tsp). Known as Baharat spice blend or was it the (3 tsp of cumin seeds, 1 cp coriander seeds, 2 tbsp caraway seeds,and 1 tbsp of crushed red pepper or 1/2 tbsp of cayenne pepper). Known as Tabil maybe it was the Ras El Hanout spice blend made of (2 tbsp black pepper corns. 1 tbsp cumin seeds, 1 tbsp coriander seeds, 10 cardamon seeds 5 whole cloves, ground ginger 1 tbsp, cinnamon, 1 tsp nutmeg, 1 tsp cayenne pepper, 1 tsp turmeric, 1 tsp salt). Well as i reach down stairs to see nothing on the stove, the dinner table is empty. I realize it was just a vision of whats to come for the day. Well its now time to bring this vision to the table. i’ll make the mix for my akkras (black eyed-peas) fritters. After soaking the peas over nite in cold water rinse and remove skins about two cups will do. Small dice half a large onion, 3 garlic cloves, one tbsp of fresh chop parsley, 1/2 scotch bonnet seeded, salt and pepper to taste and 1/4 cp of fine ground corn meal (yellow or white). set aside for frying just before service. Now i will marinate 3 lbs of fresh beef cut for stew in the Baharat spice blend (for more intense flavor let set over nite). in stew pot heat red palm oil add some Baharat spice to slowly cook to release aromatics. add one large onion sliced and 1/4 cp smashed whole garlic cloves sweet until tender. add 12 springs of fresh thyme and 4 bay leaves. bring heat up to med high add meat stir do not burn add 1 cp of beef or vegi stock or water when stew comes to boil reduce heat to med low let cook for 45 min. add  carrots and turnip roots cook for about 1 1/2 hours or until meat is tender. Now for the mutton stew using the Ras El Hanout follow the same steps for the Beef stew the mutton will however take longer to cook 45 to a hour.( add tomatoes and carrots last 45 min) . Now for the black-eyed peas, sweet 1 large diced onion and 4 cloves of fresh smashed and dice garlic in 2 tbsp of red palm oil add one tsp crushed red pepper flakes, 6 springs of thyme, 2 bay leaves let sweet about 1 min. add 2 cps pre soak black-eyed peas. stir add 1 1/2 cps water or enough to cover peas about  1 in . bring to boil then let simmer about 45min to 1 hour or until peas are tender .the last 20 min before done add large dice butter nut squash and whole okra.adjust salt and pepper to taste. it’s now time to heat oil in heavy large skillet and fry spoonfuls of the batter at a time for 3 to 4 min or until golden brown. don’t over crowd pan.             please enjoy .  careful not to bit tongue, fingers, spoons or forks..

Akkras

Nigerian Beef stw

Nigerian Beef stw

Mutton stew

Mutton stew

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Akkras batter

Akkras batter

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Black eyed peas

Black eyed peas

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