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    Smooth and Creamy Pureed Lentil Soup

    Ingredients 1 tbsp olive oil 1 onion chopped 5 medium carrots coarsely grated 150 g (3/4 cup) lentils 1 litre (5 1/2 cups) vegetable stock/broth 100 ml (1/4 cup) milk or dairy free milk 1 tsp ground cumin To serve (optional) Grated Paremesan Instructions Heat the oil in a large pot over a medium heat. Add the onion and cook for 3 minutes until softened. Stir in the carrots, lentils, stock, milk and cumin, then bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes or until the lentils are cooked. Puree with a hand held blender or food processor. Add more water to thin, if desired. Ladle…

  • Healthy Snacks

    Apple OR Banana Oat-Loaf

    I wanted to start making healthy whole grain loafs for my husband to get his carb fix. Right now life is super hectic and believe it or, making muffins is just a lot of work (filling each individual cup… the extra work in cleaning a muffin tin with all those individual compartments, as opposed to a loaf pan). That these are considerations for me may sound crazy to those of you with time on your hands, but my life is crazy, through no choice of my own. This is a healthy loaf recipe, rich in unrefined whole grains. In addition to the oats, the flour is oat flour, which is…

  • Beef,  Meatloaf

    Mozzarella Meat Loaf

    Ingredients 2 egg, lightly beaten 2 cans tomato paste 2 lbs lean ground beef 3/4 c. bread crumbs 2 tsp. dried oregano 2 tbl snipped parsley 1 garlic clove or 1 tsp minced in oil from a jar 1/4 tsp pepper 1/2 Tbl. finely chopped fresh parsley (or 1/2 tsp. dried) 6-8 slices ham 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese + a little extra to melt on top of meat roll during last 5 minutes in oven. Instructions Combine eggs, bread crumbs, tomato paste, parsley, oregano, pepper, and garlic. Mix well. Add ground beef and mix well. On a piece of heavy wax paper, press meat into approximately a 12x 10…

  • Breaded pork kotlety
    Main Course

    Breaded Pork Kotlety

    Serve with mashed potatoes and roasted beetroot. Classic Polish/ European food at its best! Ingredients  Makes 8 pieces 1 small bun or bread roll (preferably several days old for dryness) milk or water to soak the bun 1/2 kg minced pork (or substitute ground turkey or chicken) 1 medium onion, finely chopped 1 egg 1 teaspoon of salt + 1/2 teaspoon of black ground pepper about 1/4 cup of cold water breadcrumbs for coating oil for frying (olive oil or coconut oil) Preparation Soak the in milk  for about 10 – 15 minutes. Add the minced meat to a large bowl, along with the onion, egg, salt and pepper, and…

  • Kotleti - Polish Hamburgers
    Main Course

    Kotlety (Polish Hamburgers)

    Ingredients 1 slice white bread (stale) 1/4 to 1/2 cup milk 3/4 pound ground beef 1/4 to 1/2 pound pork (lean ground) 1 small onion (finely chopped) 1 large egg (slightly beaten) Salt, to taste Pepper, to taste Directions In a large bowl, soak the bread in milk until soft. Add beef, pork, onion, egg, salt, and pepper, and mix thoroughly. If mixture feels too mushy, add 1 to 2 tablespoons of breadcrumbs. Divide the meat mixture into 4 to 6 portions and form each into a round or oval hamburger shape. Lightly coat a skillet with cooking spray and very slowly fry the patties thoroughly until done. For food…

  • Bonanza macaroni salad
    Side Dishes

    Bonanaza Macaroni Salad

    MACARONI SALAD (like Bonanza Restaurant) 6 oz. elbow macaroni, prepared per directions and cooled 1/2 stalk celery, chopped 1/2 green pepper, chopped 1-2 boiled eggs, chopped enough Kraft mayonnaise to moisten Mix all ingredients and chill. (Serves 3-4) Note: I believe this recipe was from Gloria Pitzer, The Recipe Detective – Rob. Macaroni Salad like the Bonanza restaurant recipe

  • Tumeric RIce
    Side Dishes

    Tumeric Rice

    Ingredients 2 tablespoons coconut oil 1⁄2 chopped onion 1 minced garlic clove 1 cup basmati rice 1 tablespoon turmeric 1 1⁄2 cups chicken broth 1 bay leaf 1 drop thyme salt and pepper Directions Melt 1 tbsp coconut oil in saucepan, add onion and garlic, cook until softened. Add rice and turmeric; stir to coat. Add remaining ingredients,bring to boil, cover and simmer 17 minutes. Stir in remaining butter, remove bay leaf, serve.

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    Shrimp and Pasta Salad

    Ingredients 1-1/2 cups (375 mL) CATELLI® SMALL SHELL Pasta OR linguine 2 sliced stalks celery 1/2 lb (250 g) cooked salad shrimp 1/2 cup (125 mL) chopped red pepper 1/2 cup (125 mL) frozen peas, thawed and blanched 1/2 cup (125 mL) light mayonnaise 2 tbsp (30 mL) lemon juice 2 tbsp (30 mL) chopped fresh dill   Instructions 1 Cook small shells according to package directions. Drain and rinse in cold water to cool. 2 Combine shells with celery, shrimp, red pepper, peas, mayonnaise, lemon juice and dill. Season to taste with salt and pepper.  

  • Filipino Chicken Macaroni Salad Recipe
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    Filipino Macaroni Chicken Salad

    Ingredients 16 ounces uncooked medium elbow macaroni 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast or thigh meat 1 large carrot, peeled and diced or julienned into small pieces 1 cup ham, cubed (optional) 6 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and coarsely chopped (optional) 14 ounces crushed pineapple (optional) 1 cup cheddar cheese, grated (optional) 1/2 cup sweet pickle relish (or diced pickle) 1 cup raisins 1 onion, peeled and diced 1 1/2 cups mayonnaise 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk * salt and pepper to taste handful of sunflower seeds without the shell (optional) Instructions In a pot over medium heat, bring about 4 quarts salted water to a boil. Add macaroni and cook…

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    Curried Chicken Salad

    CHICKEN SALAD Ingredients: chicken breast, chopped or cut into chunks 1 – 20 oz. can sliced water chestnuts 2 cups sliced celery 1 cups slivered almonds (toasted) handful or 2 of raisins and/ OR 1 twenty oz can of either mandarin orange pieces or pineapple chunks, drained 3 cups mayonnaise 1/2 tbsp. Curry powder 2 tbsp. Soy sauce 2 tbsp. Lemon juice Directions Mix all ingredients together and refrigerate for  3 hours before serving.