Pepper Board

Pepper Board

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Lightly Buttered Fish or Chicken Broil with Squash and Peppers on Angel Pasta!

In no time at all, you can create an urban brainy dish that will wow guests and family. Choose either your favorite fresh caught or on ice fish (fillets) or use natural farm ranged chicken (selecting the breast-skinless/boneless).

Broil on med in the broiler with a dollop or two of fresh creamy butter (unsalted if you prefer), before sliding in your chicken (using a glass dish drizzled with a bit of olive oil) lay over the top julienne cut green pepper and zucchini, topping with a dash of dried herbs: rosemary, mint and oregano.

Prepare a side of angel hair pasta and your are set to serve in less than 30 min.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Light and Delicate Fresh Caught Salmon!

For this dish, you will need frozen fresh caught salmon which most grocers have in the freezer section. Lemon, fresh chive, heavy cream and as a side... a mixture of buckwheat groats and white or wild rice.

To begin, marinate your salmon in half of a fresh squeezed lemon for 45 min to an hour. If there is a dark vein in the meat, take it out before cooking as tonight we are not eating sushi. Melt into a covered skillet, 3 tbs of butter and 1 tbs of coconut oil. Season with red pepper flakes, garlic powder, white or green pepper fresh ground pepper corn and a bit of coriander. Lay in your salmon and let the fillets sizzle on high heat searing both sides. Cover and steam in the juices for 6 min on low heat adding 1/4 of heavy cream on the end. Turn off heat, toss in a hand full of fresh chopped chive and a pinch of dried mint, keep covered while you prepare the side.

Set 2 cups of water to boil your rice and groats in which should be started at the same time you begin cooking the fish. Once the water rolls, add 1/2 cup of rice first letting it boil for 3 min alone and then the same amount of groats as they tend to cook faster. When both are tender, drain and ladle onto a low lipped serving plate, placing the salmon along side.

~Tutti a Tavola!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Eating Healthy Means NO GMO

Its hard to find 'original' foods. So many of our food is either fully modified or tainted with GMOs.
The American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) urges doctors to prescribe non-GMO diets for all patients. They cite animal studies showing organ damage, gastrointestinal and immune system disorders, accelerated aging, and infertility. Human studies show how genetically modified (GM) food can leave material behind inside us, possibly causing long-term problems. ~

What can you do? That is a difficult question to answer considering what is being offered at your local super grocer. Sure you can shop at the local health food stores but most of that is in capsule form or powdered and what is offered in the fresh packaged or frozen section is expensive. What can you do? You can and should have plant your own backyard garden and raise chickens.

It is important to get non genetically modified seeds which are called heirloom seeds and the same goes for chickens though sometimes I have heard them also called 'heritage'. Where do you get such seeds and  chickens? There are many online sources that provide such quality. You can also ask at your local garden and or pet/farm animal supply store.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Mushroom Infused Tagliatelle with Fresh Grated Zucchini

No pasta dish could be faster or more frugal. Mushroom infused tagliatelle is deliciously light and easy to prepare, just boil in salted water until tender. Once it is tender, drain and add a dollop of butter and 1/4 cup of heavy cream or if want to cut calories use only the butter. Fresh grate julienne style a young 'washed' zucchini. Quickly saute the grated zucchini in a bit of olive oil, no longer than 2 min. and top your pasta. Sprinkle on some Parmesan cheese and you are good to go.