This recipe is a little out of the box for me. I am really not a big Indian Food but everyone raves about Butter Chicken. I decided to look it up and it actually is quite easy to make. The prep time is only 20 minutes and there are only 3 steps from beginning to end. This is right up my alley. I added the ingredients to my shopping list and have it on the menu for the weekend!! Bon Appetit!!!
(adapted from Cooking Professionally)
• 1 tablespoon oil
1 tablespoon butter
1 medium onion diced
1 teaspoon fresh ginger finely minced or grated (or use paste)
2-3 cloves garlic finely minced or crushed
1 1/2 pounds about 2-3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 3/4-inch chunks
4 tablespoons tomato paste or 8 oz can of tomato sauce
1 tablespoon garam masala
1 teaspoon chili powder or paprika, adjust to taste
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
1 teaspoon cumin
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 cup heavy cream (sub for half & half or yogurt for low fat)
fresh cilantro, for garnish
Add the oil and butter to a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once the butter has melted, add the onion and cook until golden. Add the ginger and garlic. Cook for about 30 seconds until fragrant (don’t let it burn).Step 2
Add chicken, tomato paste, and all spices. Cook for 6-7 minutes, stirring frequently until cooked through.Step 3
Add the cream and allow contents to simmer for 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Garnish with fresh cilantro and serve over rice (and some Naan!)
Happy Hamburger Day!!!! I found this recipe and decided to share it since iMemorial Day really is the start of BBQ season. This seems very similar to the famous “21” burger that they served at the 21 Club in NYC. I love the idea of the crushed saltines. I am defiantly making this for the next cook out. Bon Weekend!!!
Adapted from Cooking Professionally
• 1 pound lean hamburger•
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder•
1/4 teaspoon onion salt•
1/4 teaspoon seasoning salt•
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce•
1 egg, beaten•
8 saltine crackers, crushed•
Buns, if desired•
Toppings, of choice (cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, bacon, mayo, ketchup, mustard, mushrooms, etc.)
In a medium bowl, use clean hands to mix all ingredients together well.
Shape into burgers.
Grill or broil to desired doneness.
Add a slice of your favorite cheese, toppings, and serve on a bun, if desired.
If you love Apple Cider doughnuts then you are going to love this cake by Martha Stewart. It is the perfect thing to make for a weekend breakfast. If you bake it in a bundt pan and it comes out like a “big gooey cakey donut”. This is a favorite of Martha’s and now ours too!!! Bon Weekend!!
ADAPTED FROM MARTHASTEWART.COM
This easy skillet Apple Pie is the perfect treat to make for mom on Mother’s Day. Cooking the pie in a skillet gives the crust the most perfect gooey caramel taste from the brown sugar simmering in the bottom of the skillet. The combination of apples makes the filling both crisp and sweet. The butter pecan ice cream gives it an extra kick but traditional apple pie lovers might decide to stick with Vanilla ice cream. Either way, mom is going to flip over this delicious pie.
Adapted from Southern Living
Memorial Day is just about 1 month away and you know what that means. No more black!! It’s time to break out summer dresses, shorts, white jeans, and bathing suits. I stumbled upon this slimdown drink by Doctor Oz. Each ingredient has a fat-burning element but combined in one drink the effects are so powerful. This drink can really speed up your weight loss goals. Remember, all you need is one glass before every meal. Test it out for a week and let me know what you think!!!!!
1 cup grapefruit or orange or pineapple juice.
2 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 tsp honey
Drink before each meal….breaks down fat cells faster than anything else.
We all know that drinking A LOT of water is good for you but incorporating detox water is even better. There are so many benefits of detox water…
I am going to try to drink detox water everyday as part of my routine. I usually buy one at a local market but I found this recipe and I currently have it “steeping” in my refrigerator.
Adapted from Spend With Pennies.com
3 1/2 slices fresh ginger
25 mint leaves
4-6 cups of ice
6-12 cups of water (more for a stronger flavor, less for a more subtle flavor)