Tuesday, June 13, 2017

I am not Cooking Tonight – I am Having this Big Sandwich

I am alone tonight, so I won't cook. I will have a sandwich. A big sandwich like the one on the picture with lots of things inside. I can see that this one has several kinds of cold meats, cheese, lettuce, pickles. I will see what is in the fridge. I hope I can make a great sandwich.

I know there is a baguette in the kitchen, I saw it a few hours ago. My sister bought it when she went to the grocery store this morning.
I just checked and found ham and salami, cheddar cheese, lettuce, avocado, tomatoes, onion and pickles. My sandwich will be delicious.

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Healthy Fruit Drink Recipe

Very refreshing and healthy drink made with fresh fruit. It is especially great when the weather is hot.


3 cups pineapple, small diced
1/4 cup lemon juice
Sugar or sugar substitute to taste
Pinch of salt
3 cups grapes
Water – all the water you need to get the right density
Peel the pineapple and cut it in small cubes. Squize one or two lemons and measure 1/4 cup.
Put pineapple cubes, lemon juice, sugar to taste, a pinch of salt, grapes and water in the blender and process until smooth.
Strain the mixture into a large pitcher. Add more water if needed and a lot of ice. Taste and add more sugar if needed.
Serve in tall glasses.
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Sunday, June 11, 2017

Meat And Cheese Sandwich With Spinach

This is a delicious and healthy sandwich. I use baby spinach for best results.


Any meat you have in the fridge: ham, roast beef, etc
Any cheese you have in the fridge
Baby spinach leaves
Red onion
Simple vinaigrette made with olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper
Any kind of bun you like. It is best if fresh from the oven.
Butter or mayonnaise
Cut open the bun.
Spread butter or mayonnaise on both sides.
Line several slices of meat and cheese. Then some tomatoes and spinach salad. Top with the other side of the bun and enjoy.
Spinach Salad:
Rinse the spinach leaves. Slice the red onion and halve the slices. Mix spinach and red onion. Add vinaigrette and mix well. Let it rest for 15 minutes and it is ready.
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Saturday, June 10, 2017

Baked Caramel Custard Also Known as Flan

This is a very dainty dessert.


3 cups milk
5 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
½ cup sugar plus another ½ cup for the caramel
Put ½ cup sugar into a small saucepan and stir it over medium low heat until it is melted and golden brown. Add 2 tablespoons of hot water to the caramel, stir thoroughly, and pour it into a cake mold. Let the caramel run all round the sides of the mold.
Mix the eggs, milk, vanilla and 1/2 cup sugar in the blender or with a whisk.
Pour the custard into the mold and bake it in a moderate oven standing in a larger tin with about 1 inch of boiling water, until the custard is set.
Let it cool for at least 3 hours.
Loosen the edge with a spatula, slip the spatula down the sides to let air in. Turn the flan out on a plate, and serve.
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Friday, June 9, 2017

Mmmmm.... Cheddar Stuffed Burger

Melting the cheese inside the burger makes the burger much better than melting the cheese on top.


1 lb ground beef
4 ounces Cheddar cheese
Salt and pepper
4 burger buns
Season the meat with salt and pepper. Form 4 balls with the meat. Insert a piece of 1 ounce of cheese. Form the patties enclosing the cheese.
Cook the patties as usual, on the fry pan or on the grill. Your choice.
Assemble the burgers the way you like. I like it with mayonnaise, mustard, lettuce, tomato and onion and served with french fries or potato salad.

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Lamb Quesadilla Recipe

Quesadilla can be as simple as a flour tortilla filled with cheese or as fancy as filled with cheese and caviar.
This recipe is for a quesadilla filled with cheese and lamb steak.

Flour tortillas
Lamb steak
Cheese: Cheddar, Mozzarella or Monterey Jack
Salt and pepper
Garlic powder
Season the lamb steak with salt, pepper and garlic powder.
Grill the lamb steak.
Add chopped onions and mushrooms. Let it cook for a few minutes. Check the seasoning and add more if needed.
Heat the flour tortilla, place lamb steak on, then some onion and mushrooms and grated cheese. Top with another tortilla. Spray a little oil on the tortillas and put the quesadilla on the grill until the cheese melts and the tortillas are lightly browned. Cut in 4 pieces and serve.
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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Delicious Ceviche Tostadas

Ceviche is any kind of seafood or fish marinated in lemon juice with or without spices. The marinating time will depend on .....

the fish or seafood you are using. Some require more time than others to “cook” in the acids of the lemon juice.

Ceviche is delicious served over tostadas (fried or oven baked corn tortillas).

I always spread a little refried beans on the tostadas before placing the ceviche on to prevent the tostada from softening. The ceviche is very moist.
I think the shrimp ceviche tostada on the picture looks very appetizing.

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