Reverse Sear Lamb Chops

Reverse Sear Lamb Chops

Busy Mom Cooks, Easy Cooking, Healthy Living, Weight Loss Recipes

This Reverse Sear Lamb Chops recipe makes a delicious and healthy gourmet meal, that can be made in a few simple steps. If you eat meat for protein, Steak and Lamb Chops are the easiest to cook. And saves so much time and money even when you buy the most delicious organic, grass-fed, and all-natural pasture-raised kind. Ever since I purchased this Lodge Cast Iron Skillet, I use the reverse sear method of cooking quite a lot, at least every time I make a steak or chops.

Reverse Sear Lamb Chops

What is Reverse Sear Method of Cooking?

Traditionally, I am sure you have been told to sear or brown the meat first and then finish in the Oven, or Pressure Cooker or Slow Cooker. In the case of Pressure Cooking, or Slow Cooking, I tend to follow that advice.

However, if I have to roast meats, I prefer to marinate the meat, and roast it in the oven first and then finish on the hot Cast Iron Pan. Try it once and you will know why.

One of the greatest experiments you can do in life is to ask this question – What if you did the exact opposite of the normal – this one time? That is how you find new, delicious, amazing things, places, inventions, and discoveries.

Ingredients to use for 4 Servings of Reverse Sear Lamb Chops

Everything is really Optional, except the Lamb, Squeeze of Lemon Juice, Salt and Pepper. But, what is Life without Herbs and Spices? So stock them up and use them for taste and good health!

  • Lamb Loin Chops – 4
  • Olive Oil – 2 Tbsp
  • Juice of 1 Lemon
  • Meat Tenderizer – 1 tbsp (or about 3 tbsp of fresh raw papaya minced) – (Totally Optional)
  • Fresh garlic (finely minced) – 2 tbsp
  • Fresh ginger (grated) – 2 tbsp
  • Fresh Rosemary (finely chopped) – 1 tbsp
  • Fresh Thyme (finely chopped) – 1 tbsp
  • Fresh Sage (finely chopped) – 1 tbsp
  • Salt – 1 tsp Or to taste.
  • Black Pepper – 1 tsp
  • Cayenne Pepper – 1/2 tsp

For Searing:

I go all out when I have a good set of Lamb Chops. So I did end up using about 2 Tbsp Ghee, A sprig of fresh Rosemary from my neighbor’s kitchen garden, and some fresh garlic Cloves to Sear in the end. 

Method to cook Reverse Sear Lamb Chops

  • In a flat tray or large mixing bowl, mix all of the Ingredients and apply on the Lamb Chops.
  • Marinate it for at least 2 hours. (Or if meal prepping. Marinate in batches and leave in the freezer. Thaw in the morning or night before if you want to use for later.)
  • Preheat Oven to 275 F and place the chops in a large pan and bake for about 30-45 minutes until the internal temperature reaches about 125 F (If you fancy). I was looking for Medium Rare and this is about what gets me that!
  • Let it rest for about 15-20 minutes so the juices run clear.

Finally the moment of truth. This is how you Reverse Sear Lamb Chops.

Heat that ghee on Lodge Cast Iron Pan on high heat. Add the rosemary and garlic to the pan. Now one by one quickly sear the lamb chops to brown on all sides. (Pictured above is when I used my grill pan to do the sear.) It should take about 1-2 minutes per chop to sear it.

While this last “Reverse Sear” step seems complicated, but you will be surprised how it locks in the flavor of the meat and takes the taste up a notch. Like a fancy Gourmet Chef Meal!

Serving Suggestions:

Serve with a side of Sheet Pan Roasted Veggies.

Or On top of an Arugula-Raspberry Salad topped with some balsamic vinaigrette.

This also pairs well with Steamed (or Microwaved Veggies) as I talk about in this post as well. Did you know eating Cabbage, Cauliflower, Broccoli and Brussel Sprouts helps prevent Cancer?


Want a recipe for my secret breakfast drink to get lean in 21 days? Learn more here –  Melt Away Every Last lb of Fat. Become Lean in as little as 21 days with This One Trick.

Indian Curry Sauce

Indian Curry Sauce Recipe – Brown Curry Sauce

Easy Cooking, Healthy Living, Healthy Recipes, Self Care, Weight Loss Recipes

If You are a fan of Indian Food, You have got to learn this basic building block of curry. Even If you are a seasoned cook and the recipes cheat around these corners bother you, you should still try your own variations of it so you never have to slog in the kitchen all day, well unless the kitchen is your happy place.

Backstory – Ever since my kids were born, I have spent a lot of time and effort identifying the most effective, and quickest ways to create delicious recipes. I was trying to lose weight while I could still eat the foods that taste great. Our recipes are for foods that are both healthy and delicious, and that’s why we’re confident you won’t find a better resource for low-carb meals. Ok don’t just take my word for it, try this out to know it for yourself.


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​What you need to make this Indian Curry Sauce:

This will make a LOT of Indian Curry Sauce. Reduce the Quantity as you please. As for me If I am putting the time and effort into this, I would make larger quantities.

  • ​Roughly Chopped Yellow or White Onions: 1 lb
  • ​Garlic 2-3 Bulbs: 1/4 lb
  • ​Roughly Chopped Ginger: about 1/4 lb
  • One 6 oz. Can of Tomato Paste – Using Tomato Paste gives your Curry that rich red color (if you are not into adding a lot of Paprika or Cayenne Pepper)
  • ​Olive oil, Avocado Oil, or Butter: 2 Tbsp

​And the Spices:

I am not playing doctor. Any advice you read on this blog cannot be used as a substitute for professional medical advice. If you are experiencing a health condition please reach out to a qualified healthcare professional. I repeat, do not use this blog as medical advice to treat yourself or others.

​Instructions to make Indian Curry Sauce:

  1. ​Heat oil over medium-high heat in a thick-bottomed pan.
  2. ​Add Everything in the pan (Except the Tomato Paste) and cook until everything is lightly browned and most of the water is evaporated, should take just about 15-20 minutes.
  3. Turn off the heat, Add Tomato Paste and mix and let it cook on residual heat.
  4. ***Alternatively – You can Dump All Ingredients in the Instant Pot – Oil, Followed by Onion and then Everything Else And Saute for 8 minutes with Vent Open, and achieve the same effect.****
  5. Let cool for at least 1 hour.
  6. Finally – the moment of truth. Use an Immersion Hand Blender to grind this mixture into a thin paste. A large food processor or blender jar will work too.
  7. You could also throw in a handful of fresh green chilly peppers at this time (which I do because I love my curries slightly hot!).
  8. Store in your small meal prep container or freeze in muffin tins. Could be used for several months.

Recipes to be made with the Brown Indian Curry Sauce

Once you have this sauce ready, the possibilities are endless. So, Let me explain this with chicken.

1, Stir fry chicken breast, add Sauce, and Garam Masala. And simmer with some water and An awesome Chicken Curry is ready in no time. Do not forget to garnish with some cilantro in the end.

2, Stir fry chicken breast, add Sauce,and Garam Masala. And simmer with coconut milk and Another awesome Chicken Curry is ready. Yes do not forget the cilantro.

3, Stir fry some chicken breast, add Sauce, and simmer with water, heavy cream, and crush a small amount of dried Fenugreek Leaves (Kasuri Methi) and Garam Masala and you get Better-Than-The-Restaurant Chicken Tikka Masala.

Here are some detailed recipes to try – Green Beans In Brown Curry Sauce, or Easy Curry Fish: A Good Fish Curry Recipe. or Curried Cauliflower Recipe aka Aloo Gobhi


So, What will you make with this Indian Curry Sauce?

But there is more. My AI generated poetry of the day.

I love curry, 
I love it with rice, 
And every time I eat it, 
My Belly starts to Rise.

On a serious note though, Curry contains some serious fat burning stuff, if you know what else to eat it with. If you want to learn how you know where to find me.


cabbage stir fry recipe

Cabbage Stir Fry Recipe with Fat Burning Spices

Easy Cooking, Healthy Living, Healthy Recipes, Vegan, Weight Loss Recipes

You are going to love this cabbage stir fry recipe. If the only thing you could possibly do with your cabbage is coleslaw, or cabbage patch dolls (by the way those cabbage patch dolls could be worth thousands if you still have one).

Sometimes, the only way to get inspired to cook for weight loss is to find simple recipes that cook in no time.

And I am not talking about all the rage cabbage soup diet that keeps resurfacing every now and then, and someone comes along and tries to prove that they lost 200 lbs on the cabbage soup diet. Ummm No. Thank You. I like cabbage, but not so much to eat -200 lbs of it!

Cabbage is one of those underrated boring foods that are often ignored. Only if you knew how to cook it like this Cabbage Stir Fry Recipe I am about to teach you!

If you want to know how good cruciferous vegetables like cabbage are for your health, check out this other article I wrote about this. Did you know eating Cabbage, Cauliflower, Broccoli and Brussel Sprouts helps prevent Cancer?

My favorite way to prepare cabbage is to make a stir-fry with a little coconut oil (like a tablespoon) and whatever veggies and protein I have on hand. It’s a super simple recipe and tastes delicious because of my stash of secret spices. I used the regular green cabbage for this meal, but any kind will do. The other types are Red, Savoy, Napa, and Bok Choy.

​Ingredients:

(Serves: A lot. Eat as much as you can and save in Lunch boxes for later)

  • ​1 Large head of cabbage (chopped) – 8-10 cups
  • ​Onion (preferably red onion) finely chopped – 2 cups
  • ​Tomatoes chopped – 1 cup
  • ​Grated Ginger – 1 Tbsp
  • ​Minced Garlic – 1 Tbsp
  • ​Green Peas – 2 cups
  • ​3 green chilies, thinly slice lengthwise – (can increase/reduce the quantity per taste)
  • ​Turmeric – 1 tsp
  • ​Cayenne pepper – 1 tsp (or less as per taste)
  • ​Ghee/Coconut or Olive oil – 3 tbsp
  • ​Salt – to taste
  • ​Cilantro chopped – 1 cup (for garnish)

Tempering Spices**

Cumin seeds – 1 Tbsp, Mustard seeds – 1 tsp, Nigella seeds (Kalonji) – 1 tsp (optional), Fenugreek seeds – 1 tsp (optional), Asafoetida – 1 pinch (optional)

**All tempering Spices Optional. However, You will take the taste of your food to another level. As well as accelerate weight loss as well as speed up your metabolism too.

How to cook the Cabbage Stir Fry:

  1. Heat oil in a wide non-stick pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Add those tempering spices first – Cumin, Mustard, Nigella, Fenugreek, and Asafoetida. By this time you must learn to love the sizzle and aroma of these spices!
  3. Add onion, tomato, ginger, garlic, and green chilies (or Jalapeño) and mix for about 2-3 minutes.
  4. Finally, add everything else (except cilantro) and mix well.
  5. Cook covered for about 15-20 minutes. You may have to stir 2-3 times in between to check if done.
  6. ​Turn the heat off and garnish it with cilantro.
Cabbage Stir Fry Recipe

Serve hot with your whole grain tortillas such as these from angelic bakehouse.

In this version I have added carrots, zucchini, asparagus, mushrooms – really anything goes in this recipe.

You could also add minced turkey, chicken, beef or beyond meat in this recipe, without changing the cooking times. just add extra salt/pepper to account for taste.


Can I eat this Cabbage Stir Fry If I am counting Carbs or Calories?

Cabbage is a perfect low-carb and low-calorie vegetable if you are into carb counting or calorie counting. And whatever you are counting, you could cook and eat many variations of this cabbage recipe as much as you want without putting on weight.


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You know Murphy’s Law. It’s “If something can go wrong, it will”, but do you know Cole’s law?
It’s…

Shredded Cabbage, Mayonnaise, maybe some Shredded Carrots.

~Jokes from Upjokes.


Jerry Seinfeld Experiment: Don’t break the chain. Post #48.

Sardines In Salads

How to use Sardines in a Recipe?

Breakfast Idea, Easy Cooking, Easy Low Carb Recipe, Healthy Living, Healthy Recipes

Sardines are the cleanest and one of the most economical sources of brain boosting Omega 3 Fatty Acids. If you are wondering how to use sardines in a recipe. Your quest stops right here. Make sure you stock up on these Canned Sardines So you can try all the quick fixings I am about to share.

Also that ensures never run out of the brain boosting Omega 3 Fatty Acids. Omega 3s in Wild Salmon are  great for you as well if you are able to find some. 

How to use Sardines in a Recipe?

1. Sardines over an Ezekiel Bread Toast and some hot sauce.

2. Sardines with roasted vegetables.

3 Sardines mixed in any Salad, when you do not have other form of Protein handy. I mean, you can always open a can. Can't you?

4. Sardines in a healthy whole grain wrap such as these Angelic Bakehouse Garden Wraps.

  

Recipe to mix and match a Sardine Salad

I am not specifying the quantity and serving sizes. But as a rule of thumb one 4.4 oz. can of sardines is just right for one meal. add other ingredients in the quantity you would eat (or save for later). 

Sardines In Salads

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Mix Watercress, Fresh Spinach, Arugula, or Other kinds of Mixed Greens. Mint, Basil and similar herbs would be perfect too.
 
Add some chopped apples, berries, and clementine.
Add chopped Onion, Avocados and Olives.

Drain the oil from the can and either use whole Sardine or chop them, however you like to eat yours.
 
Top with some pecans or walnuts, and a sprinkle of Chia seeds. 

A lemon-salt-pepper-olive oil dressing drizzled over this makes it a perfect salad for any season

Nuts, Sardines, Avocados, Blueberries are all great food for your brain, especially if you have to use your brain a lot to live your day to day life!


According to this study, eating sardines every day improved the gut microbiota as well as cardio vascular health of the study participants. I would still not eat it every day, but once or twice a week is perfect for getting your heart and brain health in order. 

If you like this post, you will also like these  Easy Pompano, Pomfret Recipes, and this post called Go fish, and stop the brain fog.


how to use sardines in a recipe

Up we go, Away we glide.

Around the world we sweep.

Swirling currents, rising tide.

Cheek to cheek, again we will ride.

The cross roads of the deep.

~ An excerpt from the Hotel Deep - Light Verse From the Dark Water by Kurt Cyrus. Story of a sardine losing and then finding her way to its school

beef meatballs

Easy Meatballs Recipe with Spices and Herbs

Easy Cooking, Easy Low Carb Recipe, Healthy Iftar Meals, Healthy Living

Gameday. Potluck or Everyday Protein. This is an easy recipe for meatballs. Loaded with fresh herbs and spices which are so good for you.

This recipe stores well in your refrigerator or freezer both cooked or uncooked. For those busy weekdays when you are in a rush, so you can spend time working, working out or playing instead or ordering yet another greasy takeout.

Ingredients for the Meatballs

(makes about 30-40 meatballs)

  • 2lb Minced Beef, Chicken, Turkey - really meat of your choice

  • 2 tbsp grated ginger

  • 2 tbsp minced garlic 

  • 1 tbsp garam masala powder. (I make my own but you "must" get something like this. It makes a world of difference!) 

  • 1 tbsp turmeric powder

  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper

  • 2-3 finely chopped green chillies

  • About 1 cup washed and chopped Cilantro

  • salt to taste

  • Black pepper to taste

Directions:

I wash my minced meat and let it drain properly to dry. 

Mix all of the ingredients and make 2'' size meatballs. If touching meat, grosses you out feel free to wear latex gloves or use a small ice cream scoop.

You can either save these in freezer for a week or so. But I usually cook them and save the cooked ones. 

Cook for about 10-12 minutes in a 450F oven on a roaster or cookie sheet. 

Eat with a side of roasted veggies or salads.

Spaghetti and Meatballs? Or this Curry.

Meatballs Curry

  • 1

    I made this Curry with this Brown Curry Sauce, Almond Flour and some Coconut milk. 

  • 2

    Really Simple. Mix Brown Curry Sauce, Almond Flour and Coconut milk in a pan,  and cook until the Sauce mixes, about 5-10 minutes on medium-high heat. 

  • 3

    Add Meatballs and cover. Add some water to get right consistency. Cook for another 10 minutes

  • 4

    Garnish with Cilantro and serve on the side of Rice, Quinoa or Naan.


For some other make ahead recipes try this Roasted Chicken as well.

Jerry Seinfeld Experiment: Don’t break the chain. Post #40.

Guacamole Recipe

Easiest Guacamole Recipe You will ever make.

Easy Cooking, Easy Low Carb Recipe, Healthy Living, Healthy Recipes, Protein, Vegan, Weightloss

This is the easiest and possibly the most delicious Guacamole Recipe. You could make it even if you have never cooked before. You probably need some basic knife skills. This recipe is so forgiving, that you can pretty much use more or less of any ingredient you want without even knowing it.

Here are all the Ingredients and the method. 

In a large mixing bowl Add 2 Large Avocados chopped in 1'' pieces, 1 Tbsp. fresh minced Garlic, 1/2 cup finely chopped onion, 1 Cup tomato cut into bite sized pieces, 3 Jalapeno Peppers chopped finely (deseed them if you cannot eat hot and spicy food), 1 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro, Squeeze Juice of 1 Lime. Salt to taste (start with about 1/2 tsp), 1 tsp cumin powder, 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper. 
Mix well. Give it a taste to make sure you like it or if you need to add more spices or ingredients. 

What do you eat your Guacamole with?

Pair it will all kinds of Chips and Crackers. Top a whole grain or Ezekiel Bread Toast with Guacamole.  Or use it with a Bagel. Use on your Tacos, Burritos, Burrito Bowls, Salads. Use it to pretty much dip anything dip-able. Celery, Carrot, Cucumbers, Fries, Fish Sticks, Chicken Finger. 

It will pretty much pair with any of your Game Day Snacks. Check out some healthy game day snacking ideas here.

These Curry Roasted Chickpeas mixed in the Guacamole are quite literally to die for. Top it with a Tamarind sauce if you have some on hand. Yumm. Yumm. Yumm.

Comment below and let me know if Guacamole is a part of your game day menu?


If life gives you Avocados, Make Guacamole.

~Not sure who said it, but It must be a healthy, wealthy and wise person!


Jerry Seinfeld Experiment: Don’t break the chain. Post #38.

Chicken Guava Waldorf Salad | Healthy Recipes

Easy Cooking, Easy Low Carb Recipe, Healthy Living, Healthy Recipes

Time to bring this recipe home as well. I discovered the recipe of Chicken Waldorf Salad in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, on a cruise to the Bahamas. And with slight modifications, I was able to add a lot of my superfoods to it when I recreated the recipe on land (at home).

I am not playing doctor. Any advice you read on this blog cannot be used as a substitute for professional medical advice. If you are experiencing a health condition please reach out to a qualified healthcare professional. I repeat, do not use this blog as medical advice to treat yourself or others.

Ingredients

[Makes 2 Servings]

1 Large Apple Chopped, Cup of Raspberry, 8 Large Olives, 1 Small Guava, 2 cups of (leftover) Grilled Chicken chopped in bite-size pieces, 1 cup chopped Celery, a handful of Sunflower Seeds.

**Skip the guava if you cannot find it. I live 10 minutes from an Asian store that sells this killer Thai Guavas. Which I have to have, every time we visit the store.

Ingredients For Waldorf Salad Dressing

1/2 cup Mayonnaise, 1 tsp mustard paste, salt, and pepper to taste, squeeze of lemon juice, a dash of cayenne pepper(because, why not!)

Finally Assemble the Salad:

1. Chop up Apple, Guava, Chicken and Celery in bit size pieces. Really No specifications, whatever size you fancy

2. Mix all ingredients for dressing in a large mixing bowl and whisk.

3. Add All other ingredients right into the dressing in the mixing bowl and mix gently.

4. Transfer to a serving bowl and enjoy.

I am telling you this is probably the easiest recipe you will make, and enjoy many times over.


Serving Suggestions:

Eat this either as a side to a Protein such as chicken breast or fish.

I added leftover grilled chicken cubes to this to make it a complete meal as a light lunch or dinner.

I also love adding sunflower seeds as a topping right before eating for that added crunch.

chicken waldorf salad best salad chicken salad waldorf salad chicken

History of Waldorf Salad

From Wikipedia: Waldorf salad is named for the Waldorf-Astoria hotel in New York City, where it was first created for a charity ball given in honor of the St. Mary’s Hospital for Children on March 14, 1896. The Waldorf-Astoria’s maître d’hôtel, Oscar Tschirky, developed or inspired many of the hotel’s signature dishes and is widely credited with creating the salad recipe. In 1896, the salad appeared in The Cook Book by “Oscar of the Waldorf”.

The original Waldorf Salad recipe was just apples, celery, and mayonnaise. In this modified recipe I have added all of my favorite superfoods and IT IS DELISH and has many health benefits.


Apple

Apples contain pectin which is a soluble fiber. Pectin enriches the mucus layer and protects your gut lining and supports a healthy digestive system.

Another day, someone remind me to write all about Apples. It is for good reason they say, An Apple a Day Keeps The Doctor Away.

Raspberry

Raspberries contain quercetin which is a flavonol. Although, Quercetin influences bacterial function and leads to the activation of specific antioxidant biological pathways that decrease inflammation and contribute to microbial detoxification. However, Studies indicate that quercetin promotes hormone production and cardiovascular wellness. In fact, low plasma levels of quercetin have been associated with an increased risk of heart disease.

Olives and Olive Oil:

Olive oil contains essential fatty acids which are a class of unsaturated fatty acids. Essential fatty acids are critical for a stable microbiome. However, They increase microbial diversity and beneficial butyrate-producing bacteria. Although, Butyrate is anti-inflammatory and promotes a strong gut lining by tightening the junctions between cells. It has been reported that essential fatty acids nourish your brain, enhance gut health and decrease inflammation.

Sunflower Seeds:

Sunflower seeds contain niacin which is a B vitamin. Although, Niacin is converted to nicotinic acid and niacinamide by organisms in your microbiome. However, These compounds are co-enzymes that help your microbiome synthesize more niacin. Studies indicate that niacin metabolites feeding microbes and helping them perform many metabolic functions. Such as maintaining intestinal balance, decreasing inflammation, and synthesizing neurotransmitters.


Ahh the Joke Time

An Apple a day will keep anyone away, if you throw it hard enough!

As usual Author Unknown, heard from my elementary school kids.

Jerry Seinfeld Experiment: Don’t break the chain. Post #28.

Southern Gumbo, made with Okra, Onions, and Peppers

Easy Cooking, Easy Low Carb Recipe, Healthy Living, Healthy Recipes

Today’s recipe “Southern Gumbo” is adapted from an old-time cookbook written in 1935. The book is called The Southern Cook Book of Fine Old Recipes.

I am not playing doctor. Any advice you read on this blog cannot be used as a substitute for professional medical advice. If you are experiencing a health condition please reach out to a qualified healthcare professional. I repeat, do not use this blog as medical advice to treat yourself or others.

Ingredients

2 tablespoons Butter
1 onion, chopped
2 cups tomatoes
2 cups okra, cut fine
1 cup chopped green peppers
2 cups water

1 teaspoon celery seed
Salt and pepper to taste

Cooking Instructions:

(In a Large Pot) Fry the onions in the butter until brown; Add (the remaining ingredients)vegetables, hot water, and seasonings. Cook slowly until quite thick. (It may take an hour or 2).

I actually ended up making this recipe the other day, with slight modifications. I added Thai green chilly peppers as well as garnished with Cilantro. I also added some Lobster (so it was kind of Lobster Bisque’-y). Turned out delish. I was worried about Okra being too slimey. but it was perfect! Now I get it, what the hype s all about.


Here is the beautiful introduction at the beginning of the book.

People think of the Southland as the place where the sun shines brighter, the breezes are gentler, the birds sing sweeter and the flowers are fairer. We, who have edited this cook book, which we hope you will find helpful, think of the Southland as the hearthstone of superb cooking.

To attempt a Southern Cook Book in one small pamphlet was an ambitious undertaking. There were many fine recipes that should have been including but lack of space would
not permit. It became the editors’ problem to select as many, as varied, and as useful a collection of recipes as it was possible to include in these few pages. Many fine dishes had to be omitted to make way for better ones.

The natural, geographic and climatic advantages of the different sections of the sunny South have played an important part in Dixie cookery. The fertile fields, plentiful fruit trees, and waterways have each contributed bountifully. Every part of the Southland is individual and distinctive in its cookery. The “Creole Dish” of New Orleans has nothing to do with racial origin but rather indicates the use of red and green peppers, onions, and garlic. Oranges, grapefruit, and avocados play an important part in Florida cookery.

Maryland


Maryland is famous for its fried chicken and its delicious seafood recipes. One thinks of Virginia, its hot bread, and its sugar-cured hams. Kentucky is known for its corn “likker” and its flannel cakes. Only one thing is universally true: Every corner of the South is famous for its fine cookery.

As you glance through this book you will find many delicious dishes . . . many excellent combinations. You will find here the carefully-guarded secrets of real Southern cooking, palatable and tempting to the eye. You will find accurate, tried, and tested recipes each one a gastronomical delight.

The very name “Southern Cookery” seems to conjure up the vision of the old mammy, head tied with a red bandanna, a jovial, stoutish, wholesome personage … a wizard in the art of creating a savory, appetizing dishes from plain everyday ingredients. But it should be remembered that not all the good cooks of the Southland were colored mammies … or folks who lived on plantations. Southern city folks are also famous for their hospitality, their flair for entertaining, and the magnificence of their palate-tickling culinary efforts.

Most of the recipes in this book is gathering from this latter source, though they undoubtedly in many cases owe their origin to the colored mammies who rarely bothered to write down their recipes . . . for they were good cooks who most often could neither read nor write . . . didn’t have to … you just put them in front of a stove with the fixings and they created something grand . . . even if they couldn’t always explain to you just how.

All your life you have heard of the traditionally famous dishes of the Southland. No names appear so frequently on hotel menus as Dixie names. No cooking seems more famous or synonymous with quality and deliciousness than Southern cooking. You will find here, published for the first time in book form, we believe, the truly amazing recipe for “Kentucky Burgoo”, and the celebrated recipe for “Pot Likker”, which is a familiar dish in almost, every part of the South, particularly in the homes of the poor white and the negro. We believe this book to contain a remarkable crosssection of fine recipes and we hope you will find it a valuable aid in your culinary efforts.


Hope you enjoyed the recipe as well as the Introduction. Do let me know if you ever get around to cooking this Southern Gumbo soup. Enjoy!


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No joke today. But a verse from the book.

When I went to see Mis’ Liza Jane
She was standin’ in the door
With shoes and stockings in her hands
And feet all over the floor.

~ From The Southern Cook Book of Fine Old Recipes

More about Ms Liza Jane here in Appalachian History

Jerry Seinfeld Experiment: Don’t break the chain. Post #26.

Tandoori Pompano Recipe

Easy Pompano, Pomfret Recipes

Easy Cooking, Easy Low Carb Recipe, Healthy Living, Healthy Recipes, Protein

Golden Pompano from Florida, I think that is what my local Asian market keeps. Or sometimes Larger ones from China. Stock up your freezer with Pompano because its the easiest fish to cook. This recipe of Golden Pompano is so easy that you are going to make it again and again.

I had 2 Pompanos, which were already cleaned and gutted by our fishmonger at the Grocery Store. Definitely make friends with the guy that sells the fish. Cooking fresh, cleaned fish makes your weekday evenings that much easier.

I am not playing doctor. Any advice you read on this blog cannot be used as a substitute for professional medical advice. If you are experiencing a health condition please reach out to a qualified healthcare professional. I repeat, do not use this blog as medical advice to treat yourself or others.

Wash the fish and drain it on a strainer to let it dry.

Marinade for Tandoori Pompano: Tandoori Masala and some fresh Lemon Juice.

Make some cuts on both sides of Pompano like in the picture above, and Apply about 2 Tbsp of Tandoori Masala and Juice of 1/2 Lemon Inside Out and leave it to marinate for about 10 minutes.


Marinade for Old Bay Pompano:

Old Bay Seasoning and some fresh Lemon Juice.

Make some cuts on both sides of Pompano and Apply about 2 Tbsp of Old Bay Seasoning and Juice of 1/2 Lemon Inside Out and leave it to marinate for about 10 minutes.

Air Fryer Method:

Cook in the Air Fryer at 390F for about 20 minutes. Turn and cook for additional 5 minutes to get the skin crispy on both sides.

Convection Oven Method:

Pre-Heat Oven to 425F. Put the Fish in a Cookie Sheet or Pyrex Pan and cook for 25 minutes. Turn the fish, and then Broil for about 5 minutes on top rack of the oven to get the other side crisp as well.


As always, Enjoy Protein with a side of lots of fruits and vegetables.

sliced avocado fruit and green vegetable on white chopping board
Photo by Daria Shevtsova on Pexels.com

If you are feeling fishy, You may want to try this Curried Fish recipe too sometime. This may be a slightly complex recipe if you do not have ingredients. But definitely worth a try if you are into spicy curries.


Of Course I will end with a Silly Joke.

What did the shark say after eating a clownfish?
That tasted funny.

~ Unknown Author. Heard from my kids.

Jerry Seinfeld Experiment: Don’t break the chain. Post #25.

Bok choy Recipe

Bok Choy Recipe with Garlic, Pepper, and Hoisin Sauce.

Easy Cooking, Easy Low Carb Recipe, Fitness, Healthy Living, Healthy Recipes, longevity

I am going to go straight to the Bok Choy recipe because this is how I like to read the recipes myself.

Ingredients:

[For 2 Servings]

3-4 bunches of Cleaned and Washed Bok Choy, Trim it at the root to get individual leaves, 2-3 cloves of garlic, peeled and minced. 1-2 Green chilly peppers, A Tbsp of Hoisin Sauce, A Tbsp of Olive Oil, Salt and Pepper, Optional – Sesame seeds to garnish.

Here is how you cook Bok Choy:

I use a 14” Cast Iron Skillet, but use any pan you have in the kitchen that would fit the ingredients. Heat the Skillet. Add Olive Oil, followed by Garlic, Peppers, Bok Choy, And the rest of the ingredients. Stir Fry for 2 minutes. Cover the pan and turn off the heat. Leave it alone for 5-10 minutes. Mix again before serving.

Eat with a side of proteins – Chicken, Mushrooms, Beans. Skip the Carbs.

But first my standard medical disclaimer only because I eat what I eat for a reason, beside the love of food itself.

I am not playing doctor. Any advice you read on this blog cannot be used as a substitute for professional medical advice. If you are experiencing a health condition please reach out to a qualified healthcare professional. I repeat, do not use this blog as medical advice to treat yourself or others.

Bok Choy and similar cruciferous vegetables are nutritious, delicious, low carb, and really easy to cook. They taste great and really require no special skill to cook. If you are eating for weight loss this is a great vegetable to add to your diet.

If you do not have a good pan or skillet, it is the perfect time to invest in a cast-iron skillet. This is the one I have for about 3 years and it has made all of the other pans in my kitchen redundant. Lodge Cast Iron Skillet


My kids have 3 Parakeets who are addicted to their millets and grains. I offer them fruits and vegetables every day but they almost always refuse to even taste it. I was totally surprised at how much they love their Bok Choy.

Bok Choy Nutrition

This sent me on a quest for Bok Choy Nutrition on USDA and Google Scholar websites. And here is what I found that A Cup of Bok Choy contains Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium, Vit C, A, K, and Folate, along with trace amounts of many other essential micronutrients. And all this goodness for 9 Calories (If you are the Calorie Counting types). Source


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Piglet. In Winnie the Pooh. by A.A.Milne

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And random joke of the day!

What do Kim-Jong-Un and Bok-Choy have in common? Both are Korean Vegetables. bwahahaha

~Do not know the Author. I have no idea who writes these jokes.

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Jerry Seinfeld Experiment: Don’t break the chain. Post #23.

Green Beans In Brown Curry Sauce

Busy Mom Cooks, Easy Cooking, Easy Low Carb Recipe, Healthy Recipes, kid friendly, Protein, Weightloss

​​Ingredients:

  • ​Green Beans: 2 lbs

  • ​Roma Tomatoes: 2 medium-sized

  • ​Asafoetida: a pinch

  • ​Cumin Seeds: 1 tsp

  • ​Mustard Seeds: 1/2 tsp

  • Brown Curry Base: 2 tbsp

  • ​Salt: to taste

  • ​Cilantro: for garnishing

​Directions:

  • 1

    ​Chop about 2 lbs of green beans into desired thickness. Rough chop 2 Roma tomatoes.

  • 2

    ​In a large pan splutter a pinch of asafoetida and 1 tsp cumin and 1/2 tsp mustard seeds.

  • 3

    Add 2 Tbsp Brown Curry Sauce, salt to taste, beans and tomatoes. Cook for about 10 minutes until beans cook through and all water is evaporated.

  • 4

    Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve with Weightloss Rotis, and a side of Protein, Salad and dollop of Greek yogurt.