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Apricot & Cashew Energy Bars Recipe

These delicious bars are filled with wonderful healthy ingredients including apricots, cashews, hemp seed, unsweetened coconut, and oats; a great snack to send the kids to school with or take to work. Most packaged granola bars or snack bars are stuffed with artificial flavors, colors, added sugars,  so these are a great alternative, and super easy to make! Serves: 8 1 cup/5.3 ounces/151g dried apricots ½ cup/2 ounces/56g raw cashews ¾ cup/2 ounces/57g shredded unsweetened coconut ⅓ cup/1 ounce/27g rolled oats 2 tablespoons/30ml agave syrup 1 tablespoon.15ml coconut oil, melted 2 tablespoons/30ml hemp seeds ¼ teaspoon/1ml sea salt Line and 8 inch/20cm baking pan with parchment paper or saran wrap, and set aside. Pulse cashews in food processor until crumbly, place in a separate bowl. Pulse apricots in food processor until finely chopped. Add all other ingredients to the apricot mixture and process until well combined. Add the chopped cashews to the mixture and pulse until combined

Zucchini Fettuccine Pesto Pasta Recipe

Servings: 4 INGREDIENTS: 3 whole Zucchinis use peeler, cut lengthwise (see picture) 1 cup Red Onion cut into small cubes 1 cup Green Bell Peppers or Any Color cut into small cubes 1 tbsp olive oil cold pressed 1/2 cup Nut-Free Pesto Sauce* (recipe in our cookbook, http://food.yadachef.com/p/cookbook.html ) DIRECTIONS: Cut off the stem end of the zucchini. Next use the peeler to slice the zucchini. Start at one end of the zucchini and slide it down to the other end. Then slightly turn the zucchini and repeat. Keep doing this until you expose the seeds of the zucchini, stop and disregard the seeded part of the zucchini. It’s super easy and quick to do after you slice it a couple of times. When completed put onto a plate and set aside. Cut the red onions into small cubes. When completed put onto a plate and set aside. Cut the green bell peppers into small cubes. When completed put onto a plate and set aside. Get a large deep saute pan. Put on medium heat. Add

Green Curry Chicken & Vegetables Recipe

INGREDIENTS: 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil 1/2 small onion, chopped 1 can Lite Coconut Milk 3 Tablespoons vegetable or chicken stock 1 Tablespoon Soy Sauce   (Tamari) 1 jar Green Curry Paste 2 cups chopped vegetables, such as white potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots and green beans 3/4 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces salt and pepper, to taste Jasmine Rice DIRECTIONS: Heat oil in a medium to large saucepan over medium high heat and saute onion 3-5 minutes. Mix in coconut milk, stock, soy sauce and green curry paste and brown sugar in medium. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low and add in vegetables and chicken; simmer 20-25 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and vegetables are tender. SERVE over cooked Jasmine Rice. personal chefs and event catering Miami + Miami Beach + Fort Lauderdale + Palm Beach info@yadachef.com | 954-367-YADA (9232) www.yadachef.com fort lauderdale catering and personal chefs

Meatballs with Dill/Mint Sauce Recipe

When I think of dill and mint together I think of Greece. My favourite tzatziki always has a touch of mint. One day I was asked to make some “Danish Meatballs” with a creamy dill sauce. I happened to have an abundance of mint, it grows like a weed for me. So I chopped some up and had a hit on my hands. Serves 4 1 pound/450g gluten free egg noodles, cooked according to package directions 1 pound /450g ground turkey 1 teaspoon/5ml sea salt ½ teaspoon/2ml black pepper 1 tablespoon onion, minced ½ cup/118ml rice crumbs ¼ cup/60ml melted butter or canola oil 2 tablespoons/30ml gluten free a/p flour ½ cup/125ml chicken stock ½ cup/125ml rice sour cream 1 tablespoon/15ml fresh dill 1 tablespoon/15ml fresh mint, chopped Preheat oven to 375F/190c/GasMark as5 In a large bowl, combine ground turkey salt, pepper, onion and rice crumbs.  Moisten hands and roll into golf sized balls. Arrange in a single layer on a large, shallow baking sheet. Bake mea

Milky Way Bars Recipe - Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Dairy Free

Reminiscent of the chocolate candy bar of the same name, these are actually pretty good for you. We made 1/3 recipe (we were afraid we’d eat them all otherwise), and it worked out just fine. Nougat Filling: 1 cup (250 ml.) raw almonds, unsoaked (dry) 1 cup (250 ml.) raw cashews, unsoaked (dry) 3 Tbsp. (45 ml.) agave nectar 1 Tbsp. (15 ml.) water, or more if needed Caramel Topping: 1 cup (250 ml.) dry unsweetened dates 1/4 cup (60 ml.) pure maple syrup juice of half a lemon 1 Tbsp. (15 ml.) coconut oil 1/4 tsp. sea salt 1 cup (250 ml.) water (I used much less–it would have been watery otherwise) “Milk” Chocolate Coating 1 cup (250 ml.) pure cocoa powder 1 cup (250 ml.) pure maple syrup 1/2 cup (125 ml.) coconut oil, melted 1/4 cup (60 ml.) water Soak the dates in the water and lemon juice for an hour. Drain and reserve soaking liquid. Meanwhile, make the nougat. Nougat: In a coffee grinder, grind the cashews in small batches into a fine powder. Remove. Process the almonds

Chicken Fajitas Recipe--the real deal

Serves 4 1 - 1 1/2 pounds/450-775g. boneless, skinless chicken thighs or breasts 2 medium yellow onions sliced into thin strips 1 large red bell pepper sliced into thin strips 2 large green bell peppers sliced into thin strips Marinade ½ cup/125ml olive oil 1 ½ teaspoons/7ml liquid smoke or braggs liquid aminos 2 tablespoons/30ml apple cider vinegar 1 teaspoon/5ml honey ¼ cup/60ml water 1 tablespoon/15ml fresh lime juice (about 1 lime) ¼ teaspoon/1ml Worcestershire sauce 3 cloves garlic, minced ½ teaspoon/2ml oregano leaves 3 tablespoon Poultry Seasoning (optional) Combine the ingredients for the marinade and divide to marinate chicken and vegetables separately. Pat chicken dry and cut into 1/4 inch/6mm strips. Add chicken to the bowl of the marinade. Slice the vegetables and place them in the bowl with remaining marinade. Refrigerate both dishes for 30 minutes to 2 hours.  Preheat cast iron pan over medium high heat. Add about a teaspoon/5ml or so of canola oil

“Quick Soda Bread” GFDF Recipe

A variation on Jacques Pepin’s Normally traditional Irish Soda Bread is made with a mixture of white and whole wheat flour along with baking soda and buttermilk.  When I was experimenting with Gluten free/dairy free recipes I ran across this and thought it made a reasonable facsimile that was easier to recreate as a GFDF recipe than the traditional one. Makes 1 Round Loaf 3 cups/375g AP Gluten Free flour mix 1 1/2 teaspoons guar gum or xantham, agar agar,  (you can try using 1 well beaten Large egg)* 1 1/2 teaspoons/7 ml salt 1 tablespoon/15ml/11.24g baking powder 1 tablespoon/15ml/12.86g baking soda 1 1/2 cups/375 ml Almond or Coconut milk 1 ½ tablespoons/22ml white vinegar 1/2 teaspoon/2 ml canola oil or any neutral oil of your choice Preheat the oven to 425 F/190 C/Gas Mark 5 Reserve 1 teaspoon of the flour, and combine the remaining flour with the salt and baking powder and baking soda in a large bowl. Mix the milk and vinegar in a measuring cup (it

Cauliflower Soup Recipe

Need a little something different and elegant - a little rustic?  This soup is the answer.  It is thickened with potatoes, not flour, and is hearty enough to serve as a luncheon main course or starter for your next dinner party. Ingredients: 1 large head white cauliflower with leaves 2 medium potatoes (about one pound) 1 handful dandelion leaves (or fresh celery leaves) 1 small onion, chopped 2 cups/500ml vegetable stock (water or chicken stock is fine) 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning 2 cups/500ml cauliflower water salt and white pepper, to taste (black pepper is fine) 1/2 cup/125ml white wine 1/2 - 1 cup/125-250ml cream or milk (regular or vegan is fine), optional croutons Directions: Wash and trim the cauliflower, keeping the pale-green inner leaves that cling to the head.   Separate the head into flowerets and cook in a large pot of salted boiling water for 3-4 minutes.   Drain the cauliflower, reserving 2 cups of the cooking water. Wash,

Lettuce Pesto Recipe

Recently we found ourselves with a glut of field greens.  Lovely, green and deep purple, and eggplant with no one to eat them. We believe in using and eating food, not throwing it away.  So what could be done to preserve the goodness at hand?  Soup came to mind, but you can eat only so much soup and it has a tendency to get “grainy” when frozen.  Juicing was another option, but our illustrious leader (Chef Ya) decided to go a different route.    The sauce pesto originated in the northern region of Italy, Liguria, Genoa.  According to Wikipedia The name is the contracted past participle of the Genoese word pestâ (Italian: pestare), which means to pound, to crush, in reference to the original method of preparation, with marble  mortar and wooden pestle . The ingredients in a traditionally made pesto are ground with a circular motion of the pestle in the mortar. This same Latin root through Old French also gave rise to the English word pestle. Traditionally the sauce is made of bas

Potato Crust Pizza - Gluten Free Recipe

Here is a different type of pizza.  A gluten free styled pizza if you will... Interesting, different, and a crowd pleaser.  Who wouldn't like the equivalent of a potato chip pizza?  Try it and amaze the kid in everyone. Potato Crust Pizza Recipe Makes (1) 16 inch 41 centimeter thin crust pizza 2-2 ½ lb/900-1215g potatoes, slice thin on the mandolin into rounds* corn or potato starch for dusting the rounds 1 tsp/5ml YaDa Chef’s Maya Natural Sea Salt 1 tsp/5ml fresh ground black pepper ¼ cup/59ml Parmesan cheese (optional) 1 tbsp/15ml olive oil to drizzle over potatoes 2 cloves garlic, sliced thin Toppings of your choice… Pre-heat oven to 45oF/232C/GasMark 8 After slicing the potatoes place in a large bowl cover with cold water, swish around, drain repeating 2 more times.  This is removing excess starch.  Dry potatoes well using either paper towels or a clean kitchen cloth. Dust lightly with corn or potato starch.  Lightly oil a 16 inch/41 centimeter

Roast Pheasant with Cabbage and Turkey Bacon Recipe

Roast Pheasant Most game is delicious on its own.  Nothing is added by smothering or drowning it in sauces or strong flavours.  Classics are classic for a reason.  Bacon, juniper berries, onion, leeks, cabbage and even sauerkraut seem to work best with most game. Roast Pheasant with Cabbage and Turkey Bacon Pheasant is still hunted with good results.  If you are not likely to head into the woods, process and “hang” one yourself, and most are not, find yourself a reputable butcher that keeps a variety of game in stock.  Free range birds are an excellent choice and much less work.  Be prepared game birds in the USA unlike in most countries is a bit expensive and therefore a treat, but we all deserve treats.  Pheasants have a surprising amount of meat.  A 4-5 pound/1.8-2.2kg bird will easily serve 4-6 people. Serves 4-6 1 onion cut into quarters 1 stalk celery cut into quarters 2 carrots sliced in half vertically and horizontally 1 4-5 pound/1.8-2.2kg pheasant 1 ta