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Vegetable Quiche In a Whole Grain Crust

Making a homemade Quiche from scratch including the crust may seem intimidating at first, but if you are lucky enough to possess a food processor it is easier than you think.

Ingredients For The Crust

1 cup of whole grain wheat flour

1/2 cup of whole grain oat flour

1/2 teaspoon of aluminum-free baking powder

1 teaspoon of sea salt

1/4 teaspoon of freshly grated nutmeg

2 ounces of cold lard, cubed

2 ounces of cold butter, cubed

Ice water as needed

Directions

Combine the whole grain flours, salt, baking powder and nutmeg in the work bowl of your favorite food processor. Process till well combined. Add the lard and pulse several times. Add the butter and pulse until the butter is the size of small peas. With the food processor running, slowly drizzle the ice water through the feed shute until the dough barely forms a ball. The goal is to use as little water as needed to accomplish this. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for one hour.

Transfer dough to a lightly floured board. Roll the dough and then press it into a 9 inch pie dish. You can now fill the crust and immediately bake it, but if you are looking for a crispier crust, it is best to partially bake it first. Fill the crust with pie weights and bake for 25 minutes at 375AF.

Ingredients For The Filling

1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil

1 large red pepper, seeded and cored and cut into quarters

1 large onion, skin and root removed and cut into quarters

1 pound of crimini mushrooms

2 teaspoons of freshly chopped thyme

6 ounces of sharp cheddar cheese

4 large chicken eggs

1 cup of whole milk

1 teaspoon of sea salt

1 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper

Direction

Put the olive oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Put the red pepper and onion into the work bowl of your food processor fitted with a multi-purpose blade. Pulse until you have large chunks. Slice the mushrooms using your food processor’s slicing disc. Add the vegetables and thyme to the skillet and saut for 5-10 minutes. They are ready when the onions are soft and translucent.

Shred the cheese using your food processor’s shredding disc. Set aside.

Put the eggs, milk, salt and pepper into the work bowl of your food processor fitted with a multi-purpose blade. Process for 1 minute. Fold in the vegetable mix and cheese and transfer to a partially baked Quiche crust. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes. It’s done when the filling puffs and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let rest for 5 minutes before cutting and serving.… Read More


The Tastiest Celebrities Based on Britain’s Sausies Awards

The Tastiest Celebrities Based on Britain's Sausies AwardsThe citizens of Great Britain have voted on the tastiest as well as the least tasty celebrities. The Sausies awards are sponsored by Porky Lights, which is a brand of British sausage that was invented in 1935. The results of the contest were published on Thursday, October 25, 2018. The Sausies determine which celebrities Britains think epitomize great taste as well as which celebrities leave a bad taste in the Britains’ mouths.

Online votes were used to determine the winners of thirteen categories, including Radio, Politics, Sports, and Tv. The voters were asked to vote based on the celebrities’ personality, behaviour, looks, and style. Here is the list of the winners of the Sausies Awards:

* The Tastiest TV Duo – The winners are ITV’s Phillip and Holly Willoughby from This Morning

Almost half of the votes cast for the tastiest TV duo was fro Phil and Holly. The beat out Sandi and Noel from Bake Off and Tess and Claudia from Strictly. One voter stated what many others thought – The chemistry between Phil and Holly are like mash and sausage, a perfect pairing.

* The Tastiest Male Celebrity – The winner is actor and producer, Tom Hardy

Tom Hardy, a former model now turned actor and film producer, was awarded the tastiest male. One voter stated that Tom Hardy is an animal lover, great actor and extremely good looking, making him the only choice for the Tastiest Male Celebrity.

* The Tastiest Female Celebrity – The winner is ITV’s Holly Willoughby

Holly from This Morning won a second award for the tastiest female celebrity. Other contenders in the category of tastiest female included Stacey Solomon and Emma Willis. One male voter stated that he would love to share a sausage with winner Holly Willoughby. Another voter stated that Holly was funny, genuine and gorgeous.

* The Tastiest Male Breakfast Television Presenter – The winner is Ben Shephard from Good Morning Britain

Ben Shepard beat out Piers Morgan, another Good Morning Britain television presenter, as the Tastiest Male Breakfast Presenter. Shepard received approximately one-third of the total votes cast. The voters remarked that they loved his good looks and cheeky personality. The arch-rival of Piers Morgan came in third with the votes.

* The Tastiest Female Television Presenter – The winner is Susanna Reid from Good Morning Britain

Susanna Reid from Good Morning Britain received the Tastiest Female television presenter. One voter stated that Susanna is attractive, funny and a brilliant interviewer. Another voter stated that she is very patient dealing with Pier Morgan. Susanna received more votes than Kate Garraway from Good Morning Britain and Louise Minchin from BBC Breakfast.

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Transform Weeknight Cooking Using Pressure Cooker Recipes

Time is the hardest thing to find when you are talking about the recipe. You can have all the best meat and the freshest vegetables in the world, but if you don’t have the time to cook it, it will remain an ingredient. Instant pot multi cooker will help you solve that problem. It will help you prepare your food while you are in your office, working. You can load all the ingredients in the morning before you go to work, set the timer, and come home with freshly cooked food. Multicooker is a dinnertime miracle worker in the stainless-steel form. It is a cooking gadget that combines slow cooker, steamer, rice cooker and electric pressure cooker, all in one convenient cooking appliance. A lot of manufacturers make multi-purpose electronic cooker, but in the United States, Instant Pot has become the household name when it comes to multicooker. Instant Pot is the single, most useful gadget that can make your night cooking very easy. You can use it in quick cooking or slow cooking, and it does both with precision and automatically. If you are tired of using your slow cooker, you need to get one of these.

Transform Weeknight Cooking Using Pressure Cooker Recipes

 

What’s the reason why more people choose a multi-purpose cooker? The reason is its very flexible. You can use it in many ways. You can use it as a slow cooker, electric pressure cooker, rice cooker or a steamer. It is also easy to clean since the pot is made of stainless steel. If you have work to do and you need to cook dinner for your family, you can use Instant pot to cook delicious steaming hot food. All you need to do is to put the meat and vegetables in the pot, put seasonings, set the timer in the settings and leave as it cooks your ingredients at the time you set it in. If you are a procrastinator, you can take advantage of Instant pot’s pressure setting; it cooks the food in minutes.

If you are fond of soups and stews on cold winter nights, you can also use this multi-purpose electronic cooker. Instead of waiting hours for the meat to tenderize for your braised beef or beef and lamb stew, you can just put the meat and the vegetables in the pot, set it at the time you want it to be cooked, either 30 to 1 hour since it is a pressure cooker.

(If you want to learn summer soup recipes, visit https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/collection/summer-soup.)

Whether it is winter or summertime, the most basic strategy when you are using a multicooker is to estimate the minutes before dinner time and work the hours backwards so that when it is time for dinner, the food is still hot.

Transform Weeknight Cooking Using Pressure Cooker Recipes-2

 

Getting your food cooked in the shortest amount of time, depends on how you cut your ingredients. If you cut your meat and vegetables smaller, it will cook faster. It will take at least 30 to 1 hour to … Read More


Healthy and Delicious: Lamb Cutlets with Spices, Cabbage and Coriander Potatoes

Healthy and Delicious: Lamb Cutlets with Spices, Cabbage and Coriander Potatoes

Whether you want to take a break from your day job, your chores or trying to find love online, you can always go for a weekend meal with your family and friends. Speaking of which, nothing works better for a weekend lunch than meat, and lamb is one of the best choices you can make. It’s sweet, juicy, delicious, and goes well with a plethora of other ingredients, which makes it a perfect alternative to Sunday barbecuing.

Today, we’re talking about spicy lamb cutlets with coriander potatoes and a side of cabbage, an easy-to-make meal that is ideal for everyone who cares about their health. Preparing it takes approximately one hour, but we promise you it’s worth the wait. The cutlets are not flaming, but there is certain spiciness in them that will only make you crave more.

With the ingredients listed below, fire up the oven and begin preparing 4 servings of this heavenly lamb dish.

Ingredients

  • 8 cutlets of lamb
  • 4 tbsp of olive oil
  • 1 tbsp of black pepper
  • 1 sliced dried chili pepper
  • 1 handful of thyme leaves
  • 2 pounds of red potatoes
  • 2 tbsp of coriander seeds
  • 4 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1 glass of red wine
  • 1 shredded cabbage
  • 1 cup of lemon juice
  • Sea salt

Step-By-Step Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C)
  2. Spray the cutlets with 3 tbsp of olive oil, salt, black pepper, chili, and thyme leaves
  3. Cut the potatoes in large chunks and put them in a pan with cold, salted water
  4. After boiling the potatoes in the pan for 8-10 minutes, take them out and let them dry off
  5. While the potatoes are drying, crush the coriander seeds
  6. Transfer the dry potatoes into a roasting tray and mash them slightly with your thumb
  7. Sprinkle with cinnamon, coriander seeds, 1 tbsp of olive oil, and red wine, and roast them for 45 minutes
  8. Meanwhile, cook the shredded cabbage in boiling water for 10 minutes
  9. Place the lamb on a hot griddle and cook it for 5-8 minutes, according to preference
  10. After the potatoes and cabbage are done, drain the cabbage, distribute it on plates, and sprinkle it with lemon juice and seasoning
  11. Finally, serve the spicy cutlets with coriander potatoes and lemony cabbage

Tips: You can try replacing some spices with the ones you like better. Rosemary, basil, and garlic also work well with this dish. On the other hand, the coriander potatoes are very good at complementing other meats, like beef or chicken.

Bottom line, this dish has something for everyone, unless you’re going to have vegans or vegetarians over for lunch. But if that’s not the case then we can freely say that you’re now equipped with one of the best recipes that include lamb.… Read More


What Is A Balanced Diet In 2018 ?

Your body needs a certain set of nutrients to function efficiently. If the body doesn’t receive these nutrients, it can develop deficiencies, health problems, and lead to an unhealthy lifestyle. This is especially true if the daily diet consists of unhealthy processed or fast food items. Without a well-balanced diet, people can feel fatigued, weak, have difficulties focusing, gain excessive weight, lose excessive weight, and face other such problems.

What Is A Balanced Diet In 2018 ?

What is a Balanced Diet?

A well-balanced diet contains healthy ingredients, is filling, and ensures your body gets all the nutrition it needs to thrive. A person should get most of their calories from nutrient-rich food items like:

  • Fresh fruits (not canned, sweetened, or filled with preservatives)
  • Fresh vegetables
  • Whole grains (wheat, rice, quinoa, buckwheat, etc.)
  • Legumes (lentils and seeds)
  • Nuts (almonds, cashews, walnuts, peanuts, etc.)
  • Lean meats (chicken, seafood, leaner cuts, etc.)

You can incorporate all of these good ingredients into your daily diet with simple, quick recipes. It is also possible to have a balanced diet with different lifestyles like Veganism, Vegetarianism, Gluten-free, etc.

How to Follow a Balanced Meal Plan

It’s very easy to follow a basic healthy meal plan. The plate method is a simple, efficient way to determine if your food is well-balanced. The Government of Canada provides a printable “Eat Well Plat” diagram that people can pin to their fridge. Here’s a look at what a balanced meal plate will look like:

1. Half of the Plate is Fruits and Vegetables

 If your meal is dominated by fruits and vegetables, it will be healthier than other alternatives. Eat more vegetables than fruit, more whole fruit, and vegetables than juices, and add a few raw vegetables to your diet. Dark leafy greens are the most nutritious vegetables, followed by dark colored options like beets, carrots, and the orange vegetables like squash, pumpkins, etc.

If you are forced to use canned vegetables, drain and wash them before incorporating them in your food. This will remove most of the salt and preservatives. Choose frozen fruits and vegetables that have no additives in them for the most nutritious meal.

 2. Quarter of the Plate for Protein

 A quarter portion of your plate should include protein and this comes from various sources. Meat is the easiest source of protein and can be a healthy addition to your diet if you choose lean meats and eat small portions. Even a small amount of lean meat is very filling so you don’t need a large steak to feel satisfied, especially if you follow this plate plan.

Fish like char, mackerel, herring, salmon, sardines, etc., are a healthy addition to any meal. They don’t just provide good protein, but also offer Omega-3 fats. This improves heart health.

Vegans and vegetarians can find ample protein from reasonably-sized portions of beans and lentils. Incorporate chickpeas, split peas, black beans, kidney beans, lentils, tofu, edamame, etc., to your meal, and your diet will be well-balanced.

3. Grain Products in the Last Quarter

Grains provide carbohydrates and … Read More