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Broccoli Cheese Soup [Oct. 10th, 2004|09:13 pm]
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2 cups milk
3 Tablespoons melted butter
2 Tablespoons finely chopped onions
3 Tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
Pinch of pepper
1 cup heavy cream
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
2 chicken boillon cubes
1 1/2 cups boiling water
2 cups cooked broccoli
1 1/2 cups cooked rice

In a pot, cook onions in butter until tender. Blend in flour and seasonings. Add milk and cream, stirring constantly. Cook until thick. Add cheese and stir until melted. Remove pot from heat. In a cup dissolve the bouillon cubes in the boiling water. Blend water into cheese mixture. Stir in broccoli and rice and gently warm until everything is heated through.

NOTE: This is from my lovely Mother-in-law. It is one of the first dishes I can remember having in her home. This is the recipe as she gave it to me and then she added the following:

She almost never makes it with the cream and whole milk. She usually uses skim milk and half and half. Trust me on this. The one time she made it as the recipe dictates, you are in a cholesterol coma in an hour. Use the skim milk :)

It is rich and delicious. Enjoy!!
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Moroccan Spice Braised Chicken with Almonds [Oct. 9th, 2004|10:40 pm]
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[Current Mood |calmcalm]

morland  and I had a romantic meal in  last night ;)  and this chicken recipe really was the best!


Moroccan Spice Braised Chicken with Almonds

  • 3 1/2 pounds chicken parts
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion,halved, and cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric
  • ¾ pint of chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt  
  • 1/3 cup crushed Almonds

1.Coat chicken with flour. Heat oil in a large deep skillet or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add half of the chicken; brown about 5 minutes per side. Remove from skillet. Repeat browning step with remaining chicken, adding onion. Return all chicken to skillet.

2. Combine cinnamon, cumin, ginger, and turmeric in a small bowl; add to chicken. Stir to evenly coat chicken and onions with spices; sauté 1-2 minutes.

3. Stir in broth, lemon juice and salt; bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to medium-low. Stir in almonds and cook, covered, for 20 minutes. Uncover and simmer another 10 minutes, stirring occasionally


This recipe was found on an Egyptian recipe website, and has been modified to suit our tastes, as it originally contained dates too, but we are not so keen on them :)

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Pot Roast [Oct. 9th, 2004|05:53 am]
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Here is a recipe given to me by my good friend kelemvour


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Curry-in-a-Hurry [Oct. 7th, 2004|04:18 pm]
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Well, heres a nice one. Its actually not spicy, but it _is_ a vegan meal that tastes good and is cheap to boot.

A Vegan recipe for 2

1 potato (Peeled, cube and boil)
1 tbsp vegetable oil
½ tsp cumin seeds (Dry roasted till popping)
½ tsp black mustard seeds (Dry roasted till popping)
1 lg can crushed tomatoes
1 clove garlic (Minced)
2 tsp ginger (Finely minced)
1 med. onion (Chopped)
½ tsp tumeric
½ tsp salt
19oz can of chickpeas
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp coriander

*Heat large pot.
*Add oil to the pot & then sauté the garlic and ginger in it.
*Add tumeric, coriander and salt to the pot.
*Add onion and cubed potatoes to the pot.
*Add the lemon juice, tomatoes, and drained chickpeas
*Simmer 30-45 min.
*Serve with flatbreads of some kind.
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Workmans Sandwich [Oct. 8th, 2004|12:03 am]
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All Ingredients are subject to taste.

2 Eggs
2 Pieces of bacon
2 Sausages
1 Tomato, Sliced
3 Slices of Bread or Large Bap

1) Fry all Ingredients except the Bread in cooking oil or grill if you want to remove fat.
2) For Bread: Place a slice of bread on the plate. Then put one egg, one bacon piece, 1 sauage (cut in half, lenghtways) and half the tomato on top of the bread. Then place a slice of bread on top of that and repeat with the other ingredients. So you should be left with a two teir sandwich.
For Bap: Place all ingredients in the bap.
3) Add sauce if wanted.
4) Eat hot or cold.
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Sinful Chocolate Cake. [Oct. 7th, 2004|08:58 am]
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Woot, I figured out how to post!

I think this one is very good, but also very heavy. Measurements are continental.

125 g butter
185 g brown sugar
1 soupspoon expresso instant coffee
2 lightly whisked eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract, or vanilla sugar
165 g wheat flour
a pinch of baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
60 g cocoa powder
1.9 dL buttermilk
90 g chopped dark chocolate

100 g unsalted butter
100 g chopped dark chocolate

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees centigrade.
Grease a tall, round baking form (diameter approx. 20 cm)with oil or melted butter.
Mix butter and sugar with an electric mixer; add instant coffee and mix well. Use a large bowl.
Add eggs and vanilla while mixing.
Put the wheat flour through a sieve into the bowl, along with baking powder, soda and cocoa. Alternate between adding a bit of the dry ingredients and a bit of buttermilk.
Stir until the ingredients are thoroughly mixed.
Stir in the chopped chocolate.
Put the mixture in the baking form.
Bake for 45 minutes, or until nothing sticks to a fork in the middle of the cake.
Let the cake cool before applying icing.

For the icing, melt unsalted butter and chocolate in a bowl in boiling water. Let the mixture cool a bit, and spread it with a knife on the cake.

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General David's Meatballs [Oct. 7th, 2004|05:33 pm]
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In order to share it with more people.

- ½ kilo of minced lamb (beef can
be used)
- 1½ teaspoon of cumin
- 1½ teaspoon of all spice
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- Salt
- 2 onions, chopped
- 1 tablespoon broadleaf parsley
(we prefer to use a lot more than this)
- Oil for the frying
- 3 large ripe tomatoes or a can of
tomatoes with no skin
- 1 tablespoon tomato puree
- 3 tablespoons of peeled almonds
- The juice of one lemon
- 1 tablespoon of butter

What to do:

Mix the minced meat with the spices
and the parsley and shape it into meatballs. Brown the meatballs on all sides
and then take them out of the pan. Fry the onions until they go soft. Put back
the meatballs along with the tomatoes (peeled and chopped or run through the
blender), tomato puree (mixed with a bit of water) and the juice of half a
lemon. Let it simmer for about 15 minutes.

The almonds are roasted in butter
and then poured over the dish along with the rest of the lemon juice.

Serve with rice.
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Hello! [Oct. 3rd, 2004|07:57 pm]
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This community is for everyone who likes cooking and wishes to share their recipes and ideas!
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