Indian Style Chicken with Ginger and CurryBy Kim RobinsonCreamy, tasty chickenHearty Buckwheat PancakesBy Kim RobinsonBuckwheat is not really a wheat but more of a dried berry. These things are loaded with good nutrition. These are delicious buckwheat pancakes that taste great with a little butter and syrup. Pick up grade B Grilled Portabello Mushroom Sandwich on Multigrain BunBy Kim RobinsonOn white bread versus whole grained Breads...
Two slices of whole wheat bread contain about as much fiber as a 1/2 cup of veggies. Two benefits of fiber are colon health and lower cholesterol (a blood thickener). Whole grains are healthier because they contain higher amounts of vitamins, minerals, and fiber than refined grains, primarily because the bran of the kernel has not been removed. When the bran becomes part of the product, such as a 100 percent whole wheat bread or brown rice, it is healthier.
White bread has the fiber removed and is then "bleached". A slice of white bread has a higher glycemin index (sugar that's delivered at the bloodstream level) than even white table sugar. Feed your family whole wheat. It just tastes better and the additional cost is offset because you will need less of it to satisfy you. Check the weights of the packages and the cost is not that much different. If needed, one can adjust to the taste by using one slice of each type on a sandwich for a few weeks.
Enough of the chatter. lets make a great sandwich to start off! The term "portabello" was
a great marketing ploy to breath new life into the mushroom industry. Worked like a charm and boy am I glad it did... it's one of my favorites. Enjoy!
Green Peas with Carrots and VeggiesBy Kim RobinsonOn Butter... When I buy butter I let it soften then blend it with equal amounts of olive oil. This adds good oils in with the bad. I also find that I need less, so it's really like cutting the butter down to 1/3 without sacrificing the taste.
Olive oil should be one of your primary cooking oils. Rich in monounsaturated fat, olive oil also contains phytochemicals that may help lower blood cholesterol levels and protect against cancer. Unlike most vegetable oils, which are very bland, olive oil adds its own delicious flavor to foods.
And here's a fresh herb tip. When I go to the store and see the fresh herbs on sale, I grab up a bunch and take them home. I section them out into sprigs then freeze them in ice cubes made from chicken stock. I then seal the cubes in bags. To use, I just pop the cubes into the pot as needed. Works like a charm.
Easy Black BeansBy Kim RobinsonLegumes are a valuable part of a healthy diet, because they are low in fat, do not contain cholesterol, and have a significant amount of fiber and protein. Black beans lower cholesterol. Cooking with wine. Blue Ribbon Turkey ChiliBy Kim RobinsonCareful, this stuff is hot! Using some fresh and some canned ingredients, this chili is a snap to throw together and will keep you craving it for days. Chunky zucchini, fresh green onion, yogurt, and - what the heck - shredded Cheddar cheese, are sure to make this your favorite chili recipe. If you like beans in your chili, garbanzos right out of the can are great in this. 2 Turkey Burgers with Side of SauerkrautBy Kim RobinsonOn Turkey Versus Beef...
Oprah had it right beef is bad news. Turkey breaks down faster, beef sticks around way too long.
Geographic data show an association between beef consumption and bowel cancer incidence. Argentina, New Zealand, Scotland and Uruguay, all high beef consumers, show high bowel cancer rates. This trend is also apparent in the urban North United States. Farmers and Southerners tend to eat more chicken and suffer less bowel cancer according to the Medical Tribune.
Increased putrification of the gut, increased risk of auto intoxificaton and increased bowel transit time are all contributing factors.
My Family’s GumboBy Kim Robinson “Every person’s life is like a pot of gumbo, you get out what you put in.” Helen Broussard
Gumbo is a popular Louisiana dish, a kind of soup. There must be a million variations on how to make it. Every person who makes it thinks theirs is better than the next. I have seen people arguing over what is the best way to make this dish. Just like life, everyone has some input on what would make the next person’s life better. Some people want more sausage, more shrimp, or no shrimp. Some want crab or oysters. Some prefer more spice, more file’ (feelay).
One thing they all have in common is a Roux (Roo). Roux is the gravy base and the foundation of this dish. It gives the soup its flavor and is what makes you get that second bowl. Everyone has a Roux in their life. Someone who influenced every step they took, and gave their life direction. Mother was my Roux.
In order to see into this incredible woman, you have to know what came before and what came after. That is where we go in The Roux in the Gumbo novel.
Let’s go, it is going to be an adventure.
Laissez les Bon Temps Rouler
(Let the Good Times Roll)