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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

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

Sardines Procida Recipe

Sardines are named after Sardinia, the Italian island where large schools of these fish were once found. While sardines are delightful enjoyed fresh, they are most commonly found canned, since they are so perishable. With growing concern over the health of the seas, people are turning to sardines since they are at the bottom of the aquatic food chain, feeding solely on plankton, and therefore do not concentrate heavy metals, such as mercury, and contaminants as do some other fish. While there are six different types of species of sardines belong to the Clupeidaefamily, more than 20 varieties of fish are sold as sardines throughout the world. What these fish share in common is that they are small, saltwater, oily-rich, silvery fish that are soft-boned. In the United States, sardines actually refers to a small herring, and adult sardines are known as pilchards, a name that is commonly used in other parts of the world. Sardines are abundant in the seas of the Atlantic, Pacific and

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

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

Mini Lemon Thyme Potato Bites Recipe

Serves 6-8 2 pounds/900g russet potatoes cut into 1/2 inch/1.25cm slices 3 tablespoons/45ml extra­ virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon/5ml lemon juice ¼ teaspoon/1ml crushed red pepper ¼ teaspoon/1ml. dried thyme ¼ teaspoon/1ml. sea salt ¼ teaspoon/1ml. black pepper 1 large handful organic sprouts 1 teaspoon/5ml lemon zest Preheat the oven to 400F/200C/Gas6 Coat 2 baking sheets with cooking spray or parchment paper and set aside.  In a large bowl, combine potatoes, oil, lemon juice, red pepper, thyme, sea salt and black pepper; toss to combine.  Arrange the potato slices on prepared baking sheets, spacing them ¼ inch/62mm apart.  Bake for 25 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through, until potatoes are golden brown. Remove from oven; transfer potatoes and parchment paper to a rack and let cool for 5­-10 minutes.  Arrange on a serving platter topping each potato slice with sprouts and lemon zest. personal chefs and event catering Miami + Miami Beach + Fort L

Strawberry Roses

Wow! These are gorgeous and you won’t believe how easy they are to make! You will need about 2 minutes per strawberry… yes, they  are that easy! For the rose stems, you can use skewers or lollipop sticks. We recommend placing the stick or stem into the strawberry before you begin so you don’t crush the leaves once it’s done. These make a beautiful addition to a fruit plate or would be perfect for a bridal shower or Valentine’s day! The kids would even love them as a special snack dipped in whipped cream! Ingredients Large fresh strawberries Lollipop sticks or plastic rose stems Small sharp paring knife Instructions Wash and completely dry your strawberries. Insert the lollipop stick or rose stem in the bottom of each strawberry. (If you do it after they're cut it squishes the petals). Starting at the bottom, cut "petals" slightly angled towards the center of the strawberry but don't cut all the way through. You want to cut about 1/4"

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

Paris Mash (potato purée) Recipe

Paris Mash is a recipe created by Joel Rubuchón.  Originally it is said the ratio was 1:1, Now it is standard to do a 2:1 potato to butter ratio.  Robuchon potatoes are cooked in lightly salted water with skins on and then drained. the potatoes are then peeled and passed through a food mill .. dried out over a low flame and then emulsified with butter and cream. And, then to achieve that velvety texture, the potatoes are passed several times through a fine drum sieve. Serves 4-6 450g “boiling”potatoes (red potatoes, yukon gold, fingerling) 250g unsaltedbutter 1 1/2 cups/200ml cream 1/2 teaspoon/2ml sea salt 1/2 teaspoon/2ml white pepper Place potatoes in a pot large enough to cover the potatoes by 1 inch/2.5 cm with water. Generously salt water. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce medium low to a simmer potatoes for 25-30 minutes or potatoes are easily pierced with a sharp knife. Once cooked drain potatoes and let cool for a few minutes. While potatoes are cooling add cre

Cherries Jubilee

Today is Cherry Dessert Day. In celebration we are going classic with Cherries Jubilee. Cherries jubilee is a dessert dish made with cherries and liqueur (typi cally Kirschwasser), which is subsequently flambéed, and commonly served as a sauce over vanilla ice cream. The recipe is generally credited to Auguste Escoffier, who prepared the dish for one of   Queen Victoria's Jubilee celebrations, widely thought to be the Diamond Jubilee in 1897 Wash and pit four handfuls (about one pound/450g pitted) the cherries. Put the cherries and 1/2 cup/96g sugar in a large skillet. Peel 2 strips of zest from the lemon in wide strips with a peeler and add to the cherries. Squeeze the juice of half the lemon over the top. Stir to combine evenly. Cover and cook the cherries over medium-low heat until the sugar dissolves, about 4 minutes. Uncover and cook over medium-high until cherries get juicy, about 5 minutes more. To f lambé  the rum: If cooking over a gas flame, pull the pan off