Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Maple Sauce Chicken Rosted

Maple Sauce Chicken Roasted is A delicious chicken breast recipe for family dinner which quick prepare and easy recipe . The orange flavors in the sauce compliments very well for this chicken meat .

Maple Sauce Chicken Roasted Recipe
( served 4 )

Ingredients :

4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1/4 teaspoonful salt

1/4 teaspoonful black pepper

Cooking spray

2 tablespoonful chopped red onion

6 tablespoonful maple syrup

1/4 cup Dijon mustard

1 tablespoonful water

1 teaspoonful chopped fresh dill

1 teaspoonful grated orange rind

Cooking Direction :

Put each chicken breast half between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap, pound each to 1/4-inch thickness using a meat mallet or small heavy skillet.
Sprinkle chicken evenly with salt and pepper.

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
Coat pan with cooking spray.
Add chicken to pan, cook for about 4 minutes on each side or till done.
Remove chicken from pan, set aside

Reduce heat to medium.
Add onion to pan, cook 1 minute.
Add syrup and all remaining ingredients, cook 1 minute or till thoroughly heated, stirring frequently.

Put the chicken on the serving plate
Pour about 2 tablespoonful sauce on top

Serve hot

Creamy Choco Fudge

Creamy Choco Fudge recipes are an origin Chocolate snack recipe which fully rich chocolate . Chocolate recipes always interesting in any form or type . This Chocolate Fudge recipe is a perfect favourite dish for whole family from kids and addults .

Creamy Choco Fudge Recipe

Ingredients :

4 cups sugar

1 1/2 cups whipping cream

1/4 cup light corn syrup

6 ounces unsweetened chocolate, finely chopped

6 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, finely chopped

1/4 cup (1/8 lb.) butter, cut into chunks

2 teaspoonful vanilla

Cooking Direction :

In a 3- to 4-quart heavy-bottomed pan over medium-low heat, stir sugar, cream, and corn syrup, continually scraping the bottom of the pan with a heatproof flexible spatula, until sugar is completely dissolved, about 15 minutes.

Stir in unsweetened and bittersweet chocolate until melted.

Increase heat to medium and bring mixture to a simmer.

Cook, occasionally stirring mixture and brushing down sides of pan with a wet pastry brush, until mixture reaches 235° on a candy thermometer.

Remove from heat and pour into the bowl of a standing mixer or another large bowl.

Add butter and vanilla but do not stir, insert candy thermometer and let mixture stand undisturbed until cooled to 110°, 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

Line a 9-inch square pan with foil; lightly butter foil.

With the paddle attachment of standing mixer or a sturdy wooden spoon, beat the chocolate mixture vigorously (on high speed if using mixer; reduce speed if motor starts to labor) until mixture thickens and loses its glossy sheen, about 5 minutes with a mixer, about 10 minutes by hand.

Scrape into pan, smooth top, and chill until firm to the touch, at least 2 hours, or up to 1 day.

Lift foil to remove fudge from pan

Cut fudge into 1-inch squares.

Store cut fudge airtight in the refrigerator up to 1 week.

note :
To keep longer (up to 1 month), wrap uncut fudge airtight and chill, cut into squares as you want to use it.

Serve at room temperature.

Duck Roast

Duck Roast is a delightful chinese dish from duck which tasty and simple recipe . From the Origin Chinese Food the duck recipe can be your family variation of daily food at your dinning table . Bring an aromatic Chinese Cuisine for duck delicious in this recipe .

Duck Roast Recipe

Ingredients :

1 duck, about 5 pounds, fresh or frozen

1 tablespoonful salt

1 scallion

3 slices fresh ginger

For the Glaze:

1 tablespoonful light corn syrup

2 tablespoons water

1 tablespoon soy sauce

Few sprigs fresh cilantro, for garnish

Cooking Direction :

Thaw the duck, if frozen.
Remove any excess fat, and rinse and pat dry with paper towels.
Rub the entire surface of the duck, inside and out, with the salt.
Cover and refrigerate for several hours, or, overnight.

Put the scallion in the cavity and lay the slices of ginger on top of the duck.
Add at least 2 inches of water to a large flameproof roasting pan with a lid and put the pan on the stove.
Place a large rack in the roasting pan and bring the water to a boil.

Choose an oval casserole large enough to hold the duck and small enough to fit into the roasting pan.

Place the duck in the casserole and then put the casserole on the rack.

Cover and steam for 1 hour, checking the water level from time to time and adding more boiling water if necessary.
Save the duck broth to use in soups or stir fry dishes.
When done, remove the duck from the casserole and place it on a rack to dry.

Combine the ingredients for the glaze in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. With a pastry brush, paint the hot glaze over the surface of the duck.
Allow duck to dry for 1 hour.

Preheat the oven to 375F. Roast the duck, breast side down, for 20 minutes. Turn over and continue to roast for 40 more minutes.

Transfer duck to a chopping board and allow to cool slightly. Using a cleaver, disjoint and cut the duck through the bone into bite size pieces.

Arrange the pieces on a serving platter, garnish with cilantro and serve.

Friday, April 11, 2008

The Triple Bypass Burger...Yum!

Recently I read about a hamburger resturaunt that is in Arizona offering the triple bypass burger and the quadrupal bypass burger amongst other interestingly named menu items. After reading a lot of cleansing and fasting books, this article got me thinking.

When I first read about this place I actually laughed because from a marketing perspective it's great and it looks like they do an amazing job and are actually really funny about it. The reason why I laughed is because they have girls in nurses outfits delivering the burgers. All of the customers get those aprins you get when you have a surgery in the hopsital. I think they even take you to your car when you're done in a wheel chair. Clever marketing and quite funny.

But on the flip side it's actually quite sad. I see in america today a love for food and a love for the taste of food above all else. Only when a person has a disease (and most of the time not even then!) or if they're trying lose weight does the idea of food as something other than a tasty addiction even become important.

I see on popular tv cooking shows the cooks making food and all they talk about is how their food will taste. It's almost quite amazing how our addictions are being supported and praised.

Does anybody think when they're making this "tasty food" (that they're completely addicted to) what kind of an impact this has on the earth? Do they care how many animals were slaughtered in the process? Do they care how many acres of land are ruined from the excrement of these animals? Do they think about how the prices of homes in entire middle class neighborhoods fall, when a slaughter house is nearby, and what affect that has on those people who lived there? Do they think about how much land is wasted growing food for these animals (they they end up killing) that could be used to help end starvation? Do they think about the people or immigrants that have been killed or maimed in the process of the making of these hamburgers or tasty meals? Do they think about what industries they're supporting by buying these foods? Read Fast Food Nationfor a jolly time. These are just mostly the enviornmental and political factors involving the creation of this "food." Do they think that they can abuse their bodies all their lives and get a way with it? Do they think about what that food is doing to their insides? Do they care? Do they care about how long they might live or what diseases they may get? How about being around for their kids and grandkids? Do they think about how the drug industry profits from the drugs they're going to need to take when they get sick? Does this matter? Or do they only think about how something tastes and how good it is?

It almost pains me to watch these cooking shows because of this. There is no thought whatsoever about anything other than how the food looks and how the food tastes.

The bible says "whatsoever a man sows that he also reaps." This is true in every area of life, not just health. But one cannot abuse and poisoin their body on a daily basis and then expect any level of health. It doesn't make any sense to assault your digestive tract continually and then complain every day that you have stomach aches and the pills your taking just don't work anymore.

We have removed ourselves from the personal responsibiblity of health and happiness and now expect to get it from watching endless hours of T.V. and taking pills. Health and happiness is something like a discipline that must be developed on a daily basis. T.V., pills and quick fixes aren't going to somehow get rid of the affects toxic living is having on us.

So the next time you're going to eat somewhere or eat something (or for that matter buy a product anywhere) ask yourself who is being harmed, who is benefiting, what industries are you supporting and how will this effect your health and life as well as how it will affect your family and the planet.

Hopefully we all can start making better decisions in every area of life...