28 Jun 2008

Kebab (Souvlaki Cyprus style)

Cyprus style Souvlaki is very easy to do and very tasty. By having control of your charcoal you can have an excellent hot appetizer or a full meal. Souvlaki in Cyprus is made with either pork or lamb. Lamb meat is tastier and more nutritious. Part of the tastiness and success is using some of the lamb’s tail fat which is placed on the skewer among the meat. When the fat starts melting will give the meat a nice aroma and prevent it from drying out.


Lamb or Pork
Tomatoes & Cucumbers
Lamb’s tail fat
Salt & pepper

Finely chopped onion
Fresh lemon
Finely chopped parsley
Greek pita bread

Yogurt dip (talaturi) or Tzatziki

Cut lamb and tail fat in small pieces, about an inch in cubes. Put on skewers and in between the meat add some tail fat. Cook on low heat charcoal until fat is melted and the meat is nice and cooked. Season it with salt and pepper as it cooks and almost at the end.

Place souvlaki in a dish, sprinkle with chopped onions and chopped parsley, garnish on the side with chopped tomato, cucumber, fresh cut lemon, yogurt dip (talaturi) or tzatziki, pita bread cooked on charcoal and bon appétit!

25 Jun 2008

Mango Chicken

Today, I go to visit ElanasPantry. They post a new recipe " Mango Chicken", it was came from Elise.com. So I go to Elise.com to take a look, it's a very great site with many more recipes. Now I add this site in my nice blog list.

Below is the recipe of "Mango Chicken":
Mango Chicken
1 ¼ pounds chicken breast, cut into 1 inch cubes
¼ cup grapeseed oil
1 large onion
1 red bell pepper, diced
2 garlic cloves, sliced
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
1 teaspoon curry powder Mango Chicken
1 teaspoon celtic sea salt
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar Mango Chicken
1 cup water
½ cup coconut milk
1 mango, peeled and diced

1. In a large saute pan, warm oil over medium heat
2. Add onions, stirring occasionally, cooking until soft, 5-10 minutes
3. Add red pepper, ginger, garlic, curry and salt, cook 5 minutes
4. Add vinegar, water, coconut milk and mango to pan, bring to a boil briefly, then reduce heat
5. Add chicken pieces, return to a low simmer
6. Cook for 8-10 minutes until chicken is cooked through –cut open largest piece to check
7. Garnish with cilantro
8. Serve

Serves 4-6

24 Jun 2008

Strawberry Pina Colada Pie

Delicious Strawberry 400 Seeds"A creamy, dreamy no-bake pie with pineapple in a whipped filling topped with strawberries and coconut."

READY IN 3 Hrs 20 Min


* 1 (8 ounce) package PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
* 1/4 cup milk
* 1 pkg. (4 serving size) JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding & Pie Filling
* 1 (8 ounce) can DOLE Crushed Pineapple in Juice, undrained
* 1 (8 ounce) tub COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed, divided
* 1 (6 ounce) HONEY MAID Graham Pie Crust
* 1/4 cup BAKER'S ANGEL FLAKE Coconut, toasted
* 1 1/4 cups sliced fresh strawberries


1. Beat cream cheese and milk in large bowl with electric mixer until well blended. Add dry pudding mix and pineapple; mix well. Gently stir in 2 cups of the whipped topping; spoon into crust.
2. Refrigerate 3 hours or until firm.
3. Top with coconut, strawberries and remaining whipped topping just before serving. Store leftovers in refrigerator.

Recipe from: Allrecipes.com
SUBMITTED BY: Cool Whip Brand

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22 Jun 2008

Healthy Recipes - A Delicious Pasta Recipe That Will Boost Your Immune System

By Melinda Banks

Love tomatoes and pasta? Did you know they can be combined to boost your immune system? This healthy pasta recipe does just that.

Every day, your immune system battles the millions of bacteria, microbes, toxins and viruses that try to invade your body. But this complex and highly interactive network of organs and specialized cells can help keep you healthy only if it's healthy itself. So how do you make sure your immune system stays strong? Along with getting enough sleep and exercise, and keeping your stress level down, a low-fat, high-fiber, nutrient-rich diet will keep your immune system in top-notch condition. Research suggests that the following vitamins and minerals, in particular, regulate a wide variety of immune system functions:

Vitamin A

B-complex vitamins

Vitamin C




While it's a good idea to take a vitamin and mineral supplement to ensure you're getting the nutrition your body needs, you obviously want to get as many immunity-boosting nutrients as you can from the food you eat. The following recipe, rich in the vitamins and minerals listed above, offers a delicious way to keep your immune system strong:

Mexican Pasta Serves 4


1 tablespoon olive oil

3 green onions, thinly sliced

2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

1/2 lb lean ground beef or ground turkey

1 tablespoon chili powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 can (14½ oz) stewed tomatoes, chopped

1 jalapeño pepper, finely chopped

1/3 cup shredded Monterey Jack or cheddar cheese

1/4 cup chopped cilantro

8 oz package bow- or corkscrew-shaped whole wheat pasta


Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain well and place in a large bowl.

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add green onions and garlic and cook 30 seconds.

Crumble in ground beef. Sprinkle with chili powder and salt. Cook, stirring frequently, about 5 minutes, or until beef is no longer pink.

Add tomatoes and their juices, and jalapeño. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium; cover and cook 5 minutes.

Pour sauce over pasta.

Sprinkle with cheese and cilantro. Toss to mix.

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20 Jun 2008

Garlic Sauce (Tzatziki)

At this morning, as usual searching through internet, I found this site with Greek recipes Howaboutsomegreektonight.com. One of appetisers recipe as below:

Garlic Sauce, also known as Tzatziki, (Souvlaki sauce) is a very well loved by anyone who had the pleasure of tasting it. Tzatziki is a cold appetizer that can be eaten with other cold dishes or hot dishes for that matter.

Photo from Howaboutsomegreektonight.com


750 g of strained yogurt
3 garlic cloves crushed or finely chopped
1/4 English cucumber grated and strained
2 tbsp of olive oil
1tbsp of vinegar
½ tsp of salt

Place strained yogurt in a bowl. By continuously stirring add the garlic so it can mix well with the yogurt. Add strained cucumber and gradually add salt, olive oil and vinegar. Keep stirring until all ingredients are mixed well and become a smooth cream.

Place in another bowl and for garnishment, parsley and Kalamata black olive can be used.

Yogurt Dip (Talatturi) - Only in Cypriot Cuisine

Yogurt dip is made exactly the same as the Garlic Sauce (Tzatziki) with the only difference of the dried mint in the dip. It is one of the most loved Cypriot cold dishes, very appetizing and it can be accompanying a main dish.

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17 Jun 2008

Grilled Chicken Wing Recipe

By Kathy Coffey

There's nothing like a good grilled chicken wing recipe. And there's nothing like summer grilling time! Time to take the cover off your grill, fire that baby up and start cookin'.

One of my favorite things is grilled chicken wings. Teriyaki wings to be more specific. I love the sticky goodness when they first come off the grill. They are so easy to make and everyone LOVES them so I thought I'd share my grilled chicken wings recipe with everyone.

3 to 4 pounds of chicken wings

1 cup of low sodium soy sauce

1 cup of brown sugar

1/3 cup of vegetable oil

1 teaspoon of fresh ginger, grated

1 teaspoon of garlic

Mix together all ingredients into a bowl until well combined.

Arrange chicken wings in a 9 x 13 glass baking dish and pour marinade over the top of wings turning to coat the wings. Cover and refrigerate overnight OR you can also put the wings in to a gallon freezer bag and pour the marinade over them, seal up the bag and refrigerate overnight. It's best to stir turn the wings once or twice while they are sitting in the marinade.

Grill over low heat turning frequently until wings are done, about 30 to 45 minutes depending upon the size of your wings. You'll need to keep a close eye on your wings because of the sugar content. They will burn very easily.

You'll find this grilled chicken wing recipe along with a lot more great recipes including fall off the bone barbecue baby back ribs at: http://www.mamas-southern-cooking.com

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8 Jun 2008

Sprouted Bean & Lentil Salad - Healthy & Tasty

I found the interesting new recipe from http://funnfud.blogspot.com/, nice blog, great recipe.


1/2 cup horsegram dal
Lentils:Mung Whole Green Beans - For Soups, Stews, Meals -4 lb1/2 cup whole green mung
Eden Organic Garbanzo Beans, No Salt Added, 15-Ounce Cans (Pack of 12)1/2 cup boiled garbanzo beans
1 tomato - finely chopped
1/2 onion - finely chopped
1/2 cucumber - finely diced (optional)
Simply Organic Cilantro Certified Organic, .78 Ounce Containers (Pack of 3)1/4 cup fresh cilantro - finely chopped
salt - to taste
black pepper - to taste

For Dressing
KFI Tamarind Date Chutney Sauce, Mild, 15.4 fl-Ounce Bottles (Pack of 3)3 tbsp tamarind chutney
lemon juice - to taste
Shan Chaat Masala Seasoning 100g2-3 tsp chaat masala

Soak the horsegram and whole green mung in 2 containers in sufficient water overnight. Cover with a lid and allow them to swell-up. Then remove the water from the containers, cover with a damp cotton cloth or kitchen towel, and allow them to sprout, probably another 6-8 hours. You can even use a sprouter for doing this. The sprouted beans can be dried and stored in an air-tight box or zip-lock bags in the refrigerator for 5-7 days.

Now mix all the ingredients for the salad in a large bowl, except cilantro. Add the salt, and black pepper to it and let it sit for 5-10 mins.

Meanwhile prepare the tamarind chutney, or you can use the store-bought one. If you are not a tamarind-person, you can easily omit it and use only lime juice for the dressing.

Add the dressing to the salad, taste and add any more spices as required. Finally sprinkle a generous helping of chaat-masala, again, according to your taste. Chaat Masala is merely a blend of spices and adds a fresh taste to your food, so don't be afraid of using it! Top it with chopped cilantro.

Enjoy this healthy Sprouted Lentil Salad on its own, or top it on a slice of bread. Combine with a glass of orange juice and you are all set for a healthy and tasty dinner indeed!

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5 Jun 2008

Cherry Bread Pudding

Author: cookie


No Sugar Added Dried Tart Cherries, Two 8 oz. bags* 1/4 lb dried tart cherries
* 12 ounces Italian bread
* 6 cups low-fat milk (1%)
* 3/4 cup light brown sugar
* 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
* 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
* 1 1/2 cups egg substitute
* confectioners’ sugar (to garnish)


1. In 2-quart saucepan over high heat, heat dried cherries and 3/4 cup water to boiling. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 10 minutes or until cherries are tender.

2. Meanwhile, grease shallow 3-quart casserole. Cut bread into 1-inch-thick slices.

3. In very large bowl, with wire whisk or fork, mix milk, brown sugar, vanilla extract, cinnamon, egg whites, and eggs until well blended. Drain cherries, adding any liquid to egg mixture. Set cherries aside. Add bread slices to egg mixture; let soak 10 minutes, carefully turning slices occasionally for even soaking.

4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Arrange enough bread slices in bottom of casserole, in one layer, pushing slices together, to cover bottom. Sprinkle all but 1/4 cup cherries over bread in casserole. Arrange remaining bread, overlapping slices to fit, on top. Pour any egg mixture remaining in bowl over bread in casserole.

5. Bake bread pudding 1 hour and 30 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean, covering loosely with foil during last 10 to 15 minutes of baking if top of pudding begins to brown too quickly. Top with remaining cherries. Sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar if you like. Serve warm. Or, refrigerate to serve cold later.

Article Source: http://www.dayrecipe.com

Turkey and Pinto Bean Chili Recipe

Author: danky

Just like some Mexican moles, this chili has a bit of chocolate in it. Serve sour cream and shredded sharp cheddar cheese alongside.

Makes 6 to 8 servings.

Misto M100S Gourmet Brushed Aluminum Olive Oil Sprayer# nonstick olive oil spray
# 1large onion, chopped
# 2medium-size red bell peppers, chopped
# 6garlic cloves, chopped
# 2pounds ground turkey
# 3tablespoons chili powder
# 1 1/2teaspoons ground cumin
# 1 1/2teaspoons dried oregano
Eden Organic Pinto Beans, No Salt Added, 15-Ounce Cans (Pack of 12)# 315-ounce cans pinto beans, drained
# 128-ounce can diced tomatoes in juice
Health Valley Low Fat Broth Chicken No Salt Added, 14.25 Ounce Cans (Pack of 12)# 3cups canned low-salt chicken broth
# 1ounce semisweet chocolate, chopped

Generously spray bottom of heavy large pot with nonstick spray. Add onion, bell peppers and garlic and sauté over high heat until vegetables begin to soften, about 8 minutes. Add turkey and sauté until no longer pink, breaking up large pieces with back of fork, about 5 minutes. Mix in chili powder, cumin and oregano and stir 1 minute. Add beans, tomatoes with juices, broth and chocolate. Bring chili to boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer uncovered until chili thickens, stirring occasionally, about 1 hour. Season with salt and pepper.

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