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Tandoori Style Chicken Recipe

Most people think that tandoori is a recipe. A tandoor is a large clay pot in which a hot fire is built. Marinated meats are lowered into the pot on long metal skewers and cooked. Normally meat is first marinated in yogurt.  Please do not let the chicken sit in the yogurt for more and a couple of hours. It becomes wooly. Serves: 4 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves ¼ cup/60ml plain rice or coconut yogurt 2 tablespoons/30ml cup olive oil 3tablespoon tomato paste ⅓ cup/79ml Tandoori Spice Mix 1 head of garlic, minced 1 cup/250ml chicken broth 1tablespoon/15ml sugar 1teaspoon/5ml salt Tandoori Spice Mix 1 ½ tablespoon/22ml ground ginger 1 ½ tablespoon/22ml  ground coriander ½ tablespoon/7ml ground cumin ½ teaspoon/2ml paprika ½ teaspoon/2ml  black pepper 1 teaspoon/5ml salt ¾ teaspoon/4ml turmeric ¾ teaspoon/4ml ground nutmeg ¾ teaspoon/4ml ground cloves ¾ teaspoon/4ml ground cinnamon Preheat oven to 450F/232C/GasMark 9 Sprea

Strawberry Pie Recipe

Ingredients Crust: 1 1/3 cups/119.8g graham cracker crumbs 3 tablespoons/43g unsalted butter, melted 2 tablespoons/30ml  sugar Cooking spray Filling: 2 cups/303g sliced strawberries 2 tablespoons/30ml balsamic vinegar 1/4 cup/48g sugar 2 tablespoons/30ml water 2 teaspoons/10ml cornstarch 1 tablespoon/15ml fresh lemon juice 6 cups/909g small strawberries Topping: 3 tablespoons/45ml graham cracker crumbs 1 tablespoon/15ml chopped hazelnuts or almonds 1 1/2 teaspoons/7ml sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons/7ml unsalted butter, melted 1/2 cup/125ml frozen reduced-calorie whipped topping, thawed Preparation Preheat oven to 350F/180C/Gas Mark 4 Combine first 3 ingredients in a bowl, tossing with a fork until moist. Press into bottom and up sides of a 9-inch pie plate coated with cooking spray. Bake for 15 minutes; cool on a wire rack. To prepare the filling, combine strawberry slices and vinegar in a medium nonstick skillet. Place the berry mixture over medium-hi

Health Benefits of Ginger

What are the therapeutic benefits of ginger? Below are examples of some scientific studies on ginger and its current or potential uses in medical treatment. Inf lammation of the colon A study carried out at the University of Michigan Medical School found that Ginger Root Supplement administered to volunteer participants reduced inflammation markers in the colon within a month. The study was published in the journal Cancer Prevention Research. Experts say that inflammation of the colon is a precursor to colon cancer. Co-researcher Suzanna M. Zick, N.D., M.P.H., explained that by reducing inflammation in the colon a person reduces their risk of developing colon cancer. Zick said "We need to apply the same rigor to the sorts of questions about the effect of ginger root that we apply to other clinical trial research. Interest in this is only going to increase as people look for ways to prevent cancer that are nontoxic, and improve their quality of life in a cost-effect

Gluten Free Flourless Chocolate Cake

Ingredients CAKE 170g semisweet or bittersweet chocolate chips 113g unsalted butter 149g granulated sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 to 2 teaspoons espresso powder, optional 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, optional 3 large eggs 43g unsweetened cocoa powder, Dutch-process preferred GLAZE 170g semisweet or bittersweet chocolate chips 113g heavy cream Instructions Preheat the oven to 375°F. Lightly grease an 8" round cake pan; cut a piece of parchment to fit, grease it, and lay it in the bottom of the pan.  See "tips," below. To make the cake: Put the chocolate and butter in a microwave-safe bowl, and heat until the butter is melted and the chips are soft. Stir until the chips melt, reheating briefly if necessary. You can also do this over a burner set at very low heat. Transfer the melted chocolate/butter to a mixing bowl. Stir in the sugar, salt, espresso powder, and vanilla. Espresso enhances chocolate's flavor much as vanilla does; u

Vegan and Gluten Free Double Chocolate Blondies Recipe

Makes 16 bars   INGREDIENTS: 1 stick vegan margarine, softened ¾ c. packed brown sugar 1 T. flax meal + 3 T. warm dairy-free milk 1 t. vanilla extract 1 ¼ c. gluten free flour blend 1 t. guar gum or 1 T. psyllium husk ½ t. salt ¾ c.  Enjoy Life Foods Dark Chocolate Morsels ¾ c.  Enjoy Life Foods Mega Chunks DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 350˚F. Line an 8x8” baking dish with parchment paper and set aside. Add the vegan margarine and the brown sugar to a bowl and whip together with a hand mixer for 2-3 minutes. Add the flax meal and milk mixture and the vanilla and mix another minute. In a small bowl, stir together the gluten free flour blend, guar gum and salt. Add this to the margarine-sugar mixture and beat with hand mixture until well combined. Stir in the Dark Chocolate Morsels and Mega Chunks by hand and then scoop into the prepared baking dish. Bake for 20-25 minutes until lightly golden brown. Let cool for 30 minutes before cutting and serving. https://enj

Detox You Home With Plants

Detox your home. Our homes are suffering the ‘envelope effect’. It comes as a result of improvements in insulation, that are great for banishing drafts and redu cing our heating bills, but also trap air inside preventing regular circulation. Shockingly indoor air can be ten times more polluted than the outdoor stuff. Why? Unsuspecting culprits such as upholstery, curtains, plywood, paper towels, carpets, and electrical equipment release harmful chemicals like trichloroethylene, formaldehyde and benzene into our homes. Some of the common symptoms of these nasty substances include allergies, asthma, eye irritation , headaches and sinus congestion, which aren't fun at all. Being poisoned by our homes has become so widespread it has been labeled Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) and has been listed as one of the top five threats to public health. Scary! So what is the solution? Buy an expensive air-purifier and then pay more to run it? Nope, simply stock up on some house plants. The

Gluten Free Red Velvet Cake or Cupcakes Recipe

Red Velvet cake is an old favourite of the American So uth. We adapted this from a recipe of Bob Red Mill Flour. You can make your own mix or use your favourite pre-blended GF baking mix, just make sure it has either xanthan or guar gum. Makes (1) 9 inch/22cm cake or 12 cupcakes 2 cups/244g Gluten Free Baking Flour mix 1/2 cup/56g unsweetened cocoa powder 1 teaspoon/5ml baking powder 1/2 teaspoon/2ml baking soda 1/4/1ml teaspoon salt 3/4 cup/185ml beet puree (1 large beet roasted, peeled and pureed) 1/2 cup/125ml honey 1/2 cup/125ml canola or safflower oil 3 tablespoons/45ml almond milk 1 teaspoon/5ml apple cider vinegar 1 teaspoon/5ml pure almond extract 2 large eggs Gluten free cream cheese vanilla frosting Preheat oven to 350F/176C/Gas 4 Butter and flour cake pan and line the bottom with waxed paper or line muffin tin with paper liners. In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, add the pureed beets, sugar, oil, almond milk, vinegar, vanilla and eggs. Beat to combin

YaDa’s Egg Salad Recipe

12 perfect hard boiled eggs (using JC’s method)* 1 large stalk celery finely diced 1 TB dried onion or ½ shallot finely diced ½ cup mayonnaise 1 tsp dry mustard ½ tsp celery salt ½ tsp black pepper ½ tsp dried dill Mash eggs by hand with a salad fork or use large disk on a mueli (food mill).  Add celery and onion/shallot.  Mix remaining ingredients in a separate bowl.  Add mayonnaise mixture to eggs and mix well. *If you do not want to use Julia Childs’s method, bring water with eggs in it to a boil shut off the heat for 16 minutes. Drain the water and plunge in ice water bath for at least 10 minutes, peel and return to water if not using immediately.   personal chefs and event catering Miami + Miami Beach + Fort Lauderdale + Palm Beach www.yadachef.com info@yadachef.com | 954-367-YADA (9232)

February 24th is National Tortilla Chip Day!

John-Bryan Hopkins Here are today’s five things to know about Tortilla Chip: Most tortilla chips are triangular shaped because they are cut from a round tortilla. In Mexico, Tortilla Chips are called  tostados, t oasted chips .  Outside of North America they are called “corn chips” Doritos brand is the first toasted tortilla chip launched nationally in the U.S.(1966). Tortilla chips are considered the most fattening item sold in Mexican restaurants with as much as 2 grams of fat per chip. Nachos are said to be created by Ignacia Anaya in 1943,and account for 30% of all restaurant tortilla chips. Today’s Food History 1874  RIP John Bachman, A Naturalist who wrote some of the text for John James Audubon’s albums of birds and mammals of North America. 1938  DuPont begins production of nylon toothbrush bristles. A patent had been granted in 1937. The nylon bristles replaced hog bristles. Yes, toothbrushes used to be made with hog