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Spicy Red Curried Beef and Cashews Recipe - Gluten Free

I love curries! The longer you marinate what your currying the more intense the flavours will be. If you are in a rush you still get plenty if you toss your ingredients in the paste and do a quick saute, or even oven roasting with veggies. Serves 4 1 pound/450g boneless sirloin, cut into ½ inch/1.27cm strips 1 teaspoon/5ml canola oil 1 teaspoon/5ml sesame oil ¼ cup/60g cashews (optional) 1 scallion, sliced on a diagonal Marinade: 1 tablespoon/15ml sesame seeds 1 garlic clove, minced 1 tablespoon/15ml ginger root, minced 1 Thai bird chile, chopped 1 tablespoon/15ml coconut liquid aminos 1 teaspoon/5ml red curry paste, see recipe on page (oops you will have to get the book) Place sesame seed in a dry skillet over medium heat for 30-45 seconds being careful not to burn them.   Add the toasted seeds, garlic, ginger root, chile aminos and curry paste to a blender, and blend to a paste.  Place beef in a glass dish pouring the in the marinade.  To

Easy Morning Glory Muffin Recipe

These easy and tasty muffins are a glorious way to start any day. They combine the great taste and chewy texture of carrots with the wonderful flavors of apple, raisins, coconut, walnuts, and cinnamon." 2 cups/250g all-purpose flour 1 1/4 cups/240g white sugar 2 teaspoons/10ml baking soda 2 teaspoons/10ml ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon/1ml salt 2 cups/2 pounds/1kg  shredded carrots 1/2 cup/76g raisins 1/2 cup/58g chopped walnuts 1/2 cup/38g unsweetened flaked coconut 1 apple - peeled, cored and shredded 3 eggs 1 cup/250ml vegetable oil 2 teaspoons/10ml vanilla extract Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 12 muffin cups, or line with paper muffin liners.  In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Stir in the carrot, raisins, nuts, coconut, and apple.  In a separate bowl, beat together eggs, oil, and vanilla. Stir egg mixture into the carrot/flour mixture, just until moistened. Scoop batter into prepared muffin cu

Arugula/Rocket Makes You Sexy

Arugula makes you sexy! Centuries ago Romans discovered an unlikely quality of this leafy green. Finding that those who ate it on a regular basis were more sexu ally energized, it became revered as a powerful aphrodisiac. It has since been used as a sensual enhancer throughout many regions of the world, and often combined with other aphrodisiac herbs like lavender and chicory to create a somewhat of a love potion. Arugula’s aphrodisiac qualities may stem from its stimulating effects on the body, providing power and energy that vitalizes the system. No matter what your reasoning for eating it, Arugula is a fantastic food to add to the diet. Like spinach it is a versatile green too. Don’t limit yourself to salads, try adding arugula to pastas, grains, sandwiches, wraps and soups, or blend it into a delicious spicy pesto! What are you making with your arugula? private chefs and event catering Miami + Miami Beach + Fort Lauderdale + Palm Beach info@yadachef.com | 9

Benefits of Papaya

If you are so included, enjoy the papaya. In Chinese Medicine the papaya is used medicinally to: 1 - Moisten the lungs and alleviate cough 2 - Tonify the stomach (a great digestive aid) 3 - Treats dysentery, & indigestion 4 - Clears excess mucus 5 - Soothes arthritic pain (anti-inflammatory) 6 - Helps digest protein (due to papain enzyme) strongest in under ripe papaya and its seeds 7 - Anti-tumor (due to content of carpaine) Palm Beach Personal Chef Fort Lauderdale Personal Chef Miami Personal Chef Freelance Chef www.yadachef.com

National Milk Shake Day Recipe

Today is national chocolate milkshake day.  Why not add some spirits! Bourbon, chocolate syrup and vanilla ice cream?  Don’t mind if we do. 2 ounces/60ml bourbon 2 ounces/60ml chocolate syrup 1/2 cup/125ml whole fat milk 1 cup/138g vanilla ice cream Tools: blender Glass: milkshake or 16 oz. pint Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. If too thick add more milk Palm Beach Personal Chef Fort Lauderdale Personal Chef Miami Personal Chef Freelance Chef www.yadachef.com

Fresh Herbs and Tomato Crostini Recipe

1/4 cup/60ml olive oil 2 garlic cloves, pressed 1  French bread baguette, cut into 1/4 inch/6.35mm thick slices 3 tablespoons/45ml fresh lemon juice 2 tablespoons/30ml olive oil 1/4 teaspoon/1ml salt 1/8 teaspoon/.5ml pepper 1 large tomato, finely chopped 3/4 cup/37g finely chopped green onions Large handful chopped fresh parsley 15 chopped fresh mint leaves 1/3 cup/60g crumbled feta cheese Preparation Preheat oven to 350F/176C/Gas 4 Stir together olive oil and garlic; brush on 1 side of each bread slice. Place bread slices, garlic sides up, on a baking sheet. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly toasted. Whisk together lemon juice and next 3 ingredients in a large bowl. Add tomato, onion, parsley and mint; gently toss to coat. Top each bread slice with tomato mixture (about 2 rounded teaspoonfuls/30ml each). Sprinkle with cheese. ** Alternate Recipe ** Green Tomato-Fresh Herb Crostini: Substitute 1 finely chopped large green tomato for red tomato. Proceed with recipe as dire

Polish Pickled Beets

Pickled Beets Serves up to 8 3 cups/1.124 pounds/510g/6 medium beets, roasted and peeled* 1 tablespoon/15ml fresh grated horseradish 8 whole cloves  2 cups/500ml white vinegar 1 tablespoon/15 sugar 2 teaspoons/10ml YaDa Chef Maya Natural Sea Salt In a large glass bowl or baking dish layer the beets with horseradish and cloves.  Boil vinegar with sugar and salt stirring to dissolve.  Pour over the beets, cover for 24 hours.  * make it simple and use canned beets Palm Beach Personal Chef Fort Lauderdale Personal Chef Miami Personal Chef Freelance Chef www.yadachef.com

Cooking Classes And Cooking Therapy For Seniors - Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Miami Beach Personal Chef

YaDa Chef feels the kitchen is a sanctuary. It is also a great place to create a feeling of self sufficiency and accomplishment. Preparing for and cooking delicious, homemade food is a very therapeutic activity. Senior citizens can especially benefit from planning dishes, shopping for ingredients, and preparing their own meals. Even if the they are unable to accomplish these tasks alone, cooking with a caregiver is very enjoyable and will provide companionship as well.  Shopping can be fun, and it is a great way to socialize and get some exercise Classes can be focused on reintroducing menu planning and repurposing left overs, saving money.  Specific recipes will be taught that “please the senior.palate”. Courses will be partly aimed at teaching healthy cooking and eating skills. Classes also soothe stress, build self-esteem and curb negative thinking by focusing the mind on following a recipe. Psychologists say cooking and baking are pursuits that fit a type of

Kids Cooking Class - Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Miami

YaDa Chef's cooking school JUST for kids! Teaching children of all ages that cooking can be creative, full of discovery, and a lot of fun!  YaDa Chef provides hands-on cooking classes allowing kid's imaginations to run wild and free while discovering new science, math, reading, health and social skills. YaDa Chef offers a unique culinary experience offering cooking classes to children in an environment that encourages discover and creativity.  Each class is a new experience.  Themes chosen, either our one of YaDa Chef's chefs, by the child or parent assist in sharpening skills and taking the mystery out of the kitchen.  Removing the fear of the unknown while incorporating subject matter which ties into each theme. Our highly qualified chefs, in coordination of nutritional experts carry out a mission to provide an interactive learning experience giving children the opportunity to develop a life-long love of the culinary arts. Each class is designed to familiari

CASSIS...Who Knew?

What is Cassis?  It is a town located just east of Marseille in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.  As a tourist destination it is known for falaises (cliffs) and its many sheltered inlets.  Wine lovers know it for its full bodied, herby white wines produced from Clairette, and Marsanne as well as Doucillon Blanc primarily.  It is also famous for its rose wines, but on this it is overshadowed by its neighbor to the east, Bandol. Say cassis to others and immediately Creme de Cassis comes to mind.  To most it is a sickly sweet, thick deep purple syrup that it only made to mix with champagne for the famous “Kir Royale”.  Even the Kir Royale does not have a wonderful reputation.  It is thought to be the drink of old ladies at Sunday brunches.  What a tragedy this is.  Most of us know only of the imitators, the impostors of the most versatile of liqueurs.  If you are lucky enough to take a trip to France and happen to wander into the Dijon region (yes that Dijon) you will encounter the re

Fresh Sardines Recipe and Health Benefits

Looks like sardines are on the menu for tonight's dinner. Sardines Procida Recipe & Their Benefits Serves 4 1 pound/450g fresh Sardines 1/2 cup//118ml/64g Cornstarch (you can substitute flour) 1/2 tablespoon/7ml olive oil 1 clove garlic, minced 1 medium onion, cut in thin slices 1/2 red pepper, diced 1 teaspoon sea salt 1 teaspoon/5ml tomato paste 1/2 cup/4 ounces/125ml dry white wine 2 tablespoons/30ml white vinegar 2 tablespoons/30ml capers Remove the heads, guts and back bones. Rinse and pat dry. Dredge in cornstarch. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot, saute the sardines in two (2) batches for 1-2 minutes per side. They will be brown and crispy. Remove to a plate, and keep warm. In the same skillet over medium heat, add the onions and cook until they begin to get soft (about 1 minute). Add the garlic and bell peppers, salt and tomato paste, and cook for 30 seconds. Add the wine and vinegar, and al

Brownie Recipe

This brownie recipe is an adaption of a mid-to-late-19th century brownie or fudge square recipe (it all depends on who you ask). This recipe was written before the invention of baking powder, so no leavening agents are used.. 1/2 cup/115g unsalted butter 1 cup/192g raw granulated sugar 2 large eggs, room temperature 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon/2ml pure Madagascar vanilla extract 6 tablespoons/42g dark chocolate baking (unsweetened) cocoa 2 tablespoons/30ml grapeseed oil 1/2 cup/63g all purpose flour Preheat oven to 350F/176C/Gas 4 Cream butter and sugar well. Add eggs one at a time, stirring well. Add remaining ingredients in order listed, mixing well after adding each. Pour into a generously greased 8 inch by 8 inch/20cm x 20cm glass pan, in a moderate oven, 350 degree fahrenheit, for 20-30 minutes. Cut into squares when cooled. ** You can substitute the raw sugar for regular granulated sugar, regular baking cocoa for the dark chocolate, and vegetable oil for

Cooking Therapy

More upcoming cooking coordinated through Stable Paths . If you've not heard of them before, this is what they do:    "What We Do Quite simply, we give parents and children the tools they need to positively re-connect with one another in a tranquil and private yet beautiful setting. By engaging in experiential activities such as horse exercises, swimming with Dolphins, recreational sports and games, and cooking meals together, families create new memories and re-establish existing bonds and attachments. Our goal is to assist families in working diligently to overcome the objections, obstacles, and fear to restoring their previous, loving relationships. In doing so, families develop deeper compassion and the communication skills necessary to facilitate the discovery of a common ground to therapeutically reunify and discover joy again after they have experienced devastating separation. Who We Serve Families alienated or distanced from each other by the challenges p

Salmon Cakes Recipe

After another long day, I found myself hungry and staring at the shelves in the refrigerator.  I looked down and saw a piece of salmon just sitting there, but what to do with it?  I wanted something simple and quick.  Salmon Chipotle cakes were my first thought, but we had no corn OR chipotle, so that ruled out that!  I wasn't about to make a trip to the store.  The problem with Salmon cakes or "burgers" are they often the are dry due to over cooking etc.  You have to add moisture.  Here's how I did it.  The prep took about 5 minutes and cooking time will depend on your penchant for doneness.  I did mine "cooked through", but just. The cooking time was about 8  minutes, just the right amount of time for the potatoes to cook. Serves 4 1 pound 450g skinless salmon fillet, cut into chunks 4 baby bella or button mushrooms, cut in quarters 2 shallots or 1 small onion, diced 1 green onion/scallion, chopped Small handful of chopped parsley