Perfect Roast Beef

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Perfect Roast Beef Recipe

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Ingredients

4 small onions sliced very small
3 garlic cloves, sliced very small
750 ml of beef broth
35 ml of butter, at room temperature
30 ml of Dijon mustard
1 cross rib roast beef 2kg deboned and tied back with the ribs

Preparation

1) Preheat the oven at 275
2) In a pan, cook the onions and the garlic within half the butter. Place the onions in a large baking dish.
3) Pour 750 of beef broth over it.
4) Use your pastry brush to distribute equality the mustard. Add salt and pepper upon your will.
5) Cook the roast around 1 hour 30 minutes, until the roast internal temperature reach 130º F.
Cover the baking dish with aluminium. Let rest for 10 minutes before untying and slice.

Zucchini Noodles with avocado, lime shrimp and corn Recipe

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Zucchini noodles with avocado, lime shrimp and corn Recipe

Preparation time:
Around 10 to 15 minutes

Sauce Ingredients:
5 table spoon of lime.
Some grinned sea salt.
Some black pepper
1 whole avocado
25% cup of Plain Greek yogurt
10 Basil leaves
1 medium clove of sliced garlic.

Other Ingredients:

3 average zucchinis, used Blade C of the Spiralizer

salt and pepper
2 table spoon of chili powder
8-10 medium shrimp
1 lime
olive oil cooking spray
1 ear of corn

Instruction to cook:

1) Preheat the oven. (Set it at 400)

2) Take the corn on a baking sheet and spray with the cooking spray, add salt and peppe. Once the oven is at the right temperature, bake for 10 minutes. When done, scrape off kernels into a bowl.

3) Place all ingredients for the sauce into a food processor. Pulse until it is creamy.
Add salt and pepper upon your needs.

4)Place the zucchini noodles into a bowl, pour the sauce, add the corn and mix everything.

5) Season shrimp with chile powder, cook them at medium heat and squeeze the lime over it while it cook.
Cook the shrimp around 2 minutes each side.

6) Place the shrimp over the noodles in a plates and enjoy our nice meal.

Honey & Teriyaki Salmon on Barbecue

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Honey & Teriyaki Salmon on Barbecue

Ingredients:

1 Big Filet of Salmon.
2 table spoon of honey
Teriyaki Sauce as desire
2 Lemon

 

What to do:

Mix the Salmon and your favorite teriyaki sauce in a bowl that can go into the refrigerator.
Let’s the salmon absorb the sauce for minimum 30 minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

Before eating the Salmon on the barbecue, cut the Lemon in small slices.
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Warm up your barbecue at very high (a little bellow maximum), wait till it is warm and distribute the slices on the barbecue grill.
We will cook the Salmon over the lemon slices, so the salmon will grab some of the taste of it while not stick to the hot grill.
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Before you place the fish over the lemon slices. Use your pastry brush and distribute the honey all around the fish.
Once the salmon is on the gill, add some teriyaki sauce over it. No need to return the fish, just keep the barbecue top closed while it heat.

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The fish is cooked once you place a fork on it and that it get inside the fish without pushing on it.
(Around 9 to 10 minutes)
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The Kraft Dinner Saga.

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Kraft Dinner is a passion for me since a long time!

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How could any one have Kraft Dinner as a passion?

Kraft dinner and I have a long story. I guess it all started when I was a teenager, this was one of the first meal I learned to “cook” and me and my friend were simply loving it!

When I was 14 to 16, I was living at 15 minutes of my school.
And once a week me and my 2 best friends were going at less once a week to my house to make our self Kraft Dinner.

We had 1 hour of lunch, 15 minutes to go to my house, 15 minutes to come back. We had 30 minutes to make the Kraft Dinner and eat it!

Of course, sometimes we were late… so it already happen I was running back to school with a bowls full of Kraft dinner and 3 forks in it. Me and my friend were eating it while literally running to our class!

We were sometimes late at school because of it… and we even miss a class to take our time and eat it relax at home!

We even made a “Kraft Dinner Party” were each person had to bring AT LESS 2 packs of that meal and we were going to cook the biggest batch of Kraft dinner of all time! We cooked a total of 12 box of Kraft diner at the same times and had a lot of fun doing it.

We had to drain the water out over the bath, as nothing else was able to receive the huge amount of food we made.
A lot of sentence and jokes went during the preparation of this meal, such as:
” Take care of it, use both hand to shake it ” or “I bet, you 1 box that I can eat 2 boxes!”

And of the 3 best friends we were, I certainly was the more extreme with Kraft Dinner. I even try to cook one with soy milk. (It was surprisingly good. I eat it all.)

Needless to tell you I made a lot of experimentation with it… and I think it is now time to share my knowledge.

 

Do not follow the instruction on the box! “My Standard Kraft Dinner”

If you prepare a regular Kraft Dinner, by regular I mean no added ingredients, be sure to at less not respect the amount of butter and milk they suggest you to add.
(Except if you watch what you are eating… but if you try to make healthy Kraft dinner…. simply eat something else ;)

Add around double butter as they said and much less milk.
In fact, you do not want to have a “soup looking” Kraft dinner, you want the yellow chemical to completely dissolve in the cauldron without having over needed amount of juice to it.

My suggestion is add double butter and low milk… shake it well (with both hand)   and add milk until you are not seeing any more powder.

Only following this instruction should bring you a different, better Kraft Dinner.

 

 

My “Real Classical Kraft Dinner” Seasoning:

I am now 27 years old and when I make a Kraft Dinner, I make it the best way I ever found. And I am now going to share my personal secret 2 ingredients that make the whole difference.

1) Add some Real Cheese to it. We must face it, Kraft dinner is very great but adding some real cheese in it that melt in the sauce is one of the best improvement you can think of. I suggest a little piece of the cheapest mozzarella you can found. To make it melt faster, be sure to grate it.

2) Add some “herbe de provence” (Provencal herb) will simply make the Kraft Dinner taste totally different and will give this meal a completely interesting taste. I never saw anyone thinking that it was adding a bad taste. 100% of the people that gave it a try are loving it. Be sure to not add too much, and to add enough of it. You will find the good proportion to add by yourself by doing some test.

So, this is what I call the “Real Classical Kraft Dinner”. Now let me suggest some other improvement you can do, depending of your taste.

 

Other improvement you can bring to Kraft Dinner:

I am used to add nearly anything to Kraft Dinner.
When I was really young my mom added baked Hot-Dog sausages and it is still one of my favorite improvement.
She really like it with a can of salmon, but I prefer a lot more other fattest meat.

My favorite ingredients to add are:
- Hot-Dog sausages
- Bacon
- Italian sausages
- Pepperoni

I also tried Chicken, Ducks and ham. But those are less interesting to add. (Well cooked ham cubes are still a good improvement)

 

Important note if you are adding many ingredients to your Kraft Dinner:

Even if you are only adding real cheese, Kraft dinner tend to get cold very fast, so once you have your “Standard Kraft Dinner”, before adding cheese or Provencal herb place your cauldron over your oven at minimal temperature, so it is not going to become too cool before it is time to eat it.

Do not forget it on the oven without shaking it, you do not want to burn the bottom of it. Just add whatever you want into the Kraft dinner and shake it constantly till the cheese is completely melted .

 

Kraft Dinner Croquettes Recipe:

This meal is now one of my favorite. It is for my point of view a great recipe you can do with your Kraft Dinner!
Adding real melted cheese to your Kraft Dinner will help a lot in this recipe.

1) Create a box of your best Kraft Dinner. Take the Kraft dinner and distribute it in a muffin pan, press a little to concentrate the mix and place in the refrigerator for at less 30 minutes.

2) While waiting, think about starting your oil, so it will boil and you will be able to make those great croquettes!

3) Take the cold mix, one “muffin” after the other: Do as follow for each croquettes:
1- Surround with flour.
2- Mix milk and eggs in a bowl (around 1 big egg per 250 ml) and brush the croquettes with that mix and your best pastry brush.
3- Surround it with Italian breadcrumbs. (Mix it with grated Parmesan for a better taste!)

4) Using the oil, cook each of your croquettes, until they are golden brown.

Let them become colder and they are ready to eat.

 

 

Kraft Dinner, is not healthy…

I do not think I will teach anything to anyone by saying it: Kraft Dinner is not an healthy meal.
I am now trying to eat much less of it, with good success. I now use other things to make my “pimped meal” and I might write more about it later.

Let’s be honest I still eat Kraft Dinner from time to time, the last one, was a real success… I tried it with all the suggested meat in this article… at once! I hardly suggest it to anyone that try to eat a completely different Kraft Dinner.

Good appetite and enjoy your meal!

 

 

PS: Note that if you cannot found Kraft Dinner at your local store, you can always buy Kraft Dinner online at amazon.com

Smoked green tea trout fillets on BBQ

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Smoked green tea trout fillets on BBQ Recipe:

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Ingredients:

2 fillets of trout (around 250 g each)

60 ml of salt

30 ml of sugar

2 tea cup of green tea

Vegetable oils

black pepper

fresh fennel

 

Preparation:

Mix the salt and the sugar.
Distribute the sugar/salt mix everywhere around the fillets.

Take the fillets and place them in the refrigerator for about 1 hour.

Rinse and wipe the fish, grab your best brush and apply the oil on it.

Place the green tea on an aluminium plate.

Add the fresh fennel on the meat of the fish,  add some black pepper.

Put the plate full on green tea on the BBQ  grill and cooked everything with the top of the Barbecue closed.
(Place the fillets on the meat side)

Set the barbecue temperature to medium and cooked for 20 to 25 minutes.

 

Smoked Cajun Chicken Breast Recipe

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We will use a dry marinade for this recipe. Dry marinades taste a lot more than usual wet marinade. For this dry marinade we use brown sugar. When grilling, the brown sugar will form a crust around your meat and that will help retain the juice of the meat inside. You will end up with a much juicier and tastier piece of meat. The strong aromas of the spices we will use will rapidly penetrate the chicken. I recommend that you marinate it for an hour, but actually just a couple of minutes does the job fine.

This marinade is also good for pork.

Ingredients

2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
3 medium sized chicken breast

Preparation

  1. Mix all the ingredients execpt the chicken, in a bowl.
  2. Put a generous crust of the spice mix on the chicken breast. Put it equally on all sides of the chicken breasts.
  3. Let it marinate in the refrigirator for at least 10 minutes, a full hour or more is even better but at the very least 10 minutes.
  4. Heat your barbecue at medium temperature. Put the chicken on the grill and let it cook 10 minutes on each sides. If you have waited long enough, the spice mix turned into liquid. With a pastry brush spread the reast of the spice mix on the chicken while cooking.
  5. Enjoy!

Pastry Pie Recipe

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How to make a Delicious Dough for your Pie

Preparation time:
Between 10-15 minutes

Cooling delay:
30 minutes

Results: 2 pie shell of 9” / 10”

Ingredients:

560 ml of flour
1 ml of salt
180 ml of none salted butter (Cut it in small cube)
Around 80 ml of water

Steps to follow:

In a large bowl, mix the flour with the salt. Add the butter in the flour with the help of a pastry blender. The objective is to have a granny texture with very small bite of butter. Add water gradually while lifting and turning the mixture with a spatula to prevent any part to become wetter than another. Add water one tea spoon at a time until you have the desire texture. You have the right texture when the pastry pie mix hold itself when we old it between our fingers.

Make 2 circles, surround in a plastic wrap and place the dough into the refrigerator for at less 30 minutes.

Place the dough in a floured ready to work surface. Work it till you have 2 circle of around 9”.

Enjoy a nice Pie!
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Eat Healty, be happy!

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We all know Complete Vegetable Alkaline Food is healty.

But what about: it can make you happier?!

 

All around the world, citizen overweight become one of the most important battle for the health system managers.

Scientific are formal, an alimentation axed on Complete Vegetable Alkaline food is perfect to loose weight, stay healthy or even just to maintains your weight. Of course, it is better to mix with an active way of live or at less some regular exercises.

Vegetable alkaline food do not contains any quick sugar and fix a lack of complex carbohydrates that our everyday life alimentation is creating.

What are Simple carbohydrates (quick sugar)?

Simple carbohydrates are sugars.
Simple carbohydrates are made of one or, sometimes two sugar molecules.
Because it get rapidly digested. sugar is the quickest source of energy.

What are complex carbonydrates?

Complex carbohydrates may be referred to as dietary starch and are made of sugar molecules strung together like a necklace or branched like a coil. They are often rich in fiber, thus satisfying and health promoting. Complex carbohydrates are commonly found in whole plant foods and, therefore, are also often high in vitamins and minerals.
Source: nutritionmd.org

The most suggested complex vegetable alkaline ingredients to eat are:
amaranth, chickpeas, peas, psyllium.

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(Amaranth)

Other good Alkaline ingredients:

Grapefruits and lemons are particularly alkaline even if they taste acid.
Potatoes, pumpkin, sweet potatoes.
Green Vegetables cooked with vapor.
Almonds

Stimulate the Hormone of happiness.

This kind of nutrition help the assimilation of the tryptophane.
The tryptophane (mainly found in the amaranth) is a precursor of the serotonin, the hormone of happiness.

What is the role of Serotonin exactly?

Approximately 90% of the human body’s total serotonin is located in the enterochromaffin cells in the alimentary canal (gut), where it is used to regulate intestinal movements. The remainder is synthesized in serotonergic neurons of the CNS, where it has various functions. These include the regulation of mood, appetite, and sleep. Serotonin also has some cognitive functions, including memory and learning. Modulation of serotonin at synapses is thought to be a major action of several classes of pharmacological antidepressants.”
Source: Serotonine (Wikipedia)

Therefore, eating amaranth or other food that provides tryptophane can help you stay more focus and happier during the day!
Smile and enjoy your meal.

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Pastry Brush Silicone VS Natural

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Our Test:
BigBangCooking Silicone Pastry Brush vs a Regular Natural paint brush.

 

Why did we choose to compare with a regular natural paint brush?

Most reviews and feedback you will found about pastry brush will tell you that paint brush are as effective as natural pastry brush, except of the name, it is mostly made of the same materials. Also, a paint brush is cheaper than a pastry brush.

Why did we choose to compare with the BigBangCooking Silicone Pastry Brush?

Well, it is the cheapest silicone pastry brush we could found on Amazon.com. When you compare items, you must compare what can be compare. We went for the cheapest natural brush we could found, so we had to go for the cheapest silicone pastry brush we were able to find.

Conclusion of our own Silicone or Natural Brush test:

We must admit that the natural brush did the job just as fine as our silicone one. We tried to put a basilic oils and honey sauce on our porc and it work just fine with both brush.

However, we must also make clearly state it: washing the silicone brush was just too easy compare to the natural brush.

I would use the bigbang cooking silicone brush again and will leave that natural pastry (or paint) brush in the drawer.

What we learn by doing some more research:

While searching online, looking at YouTube videos and reading other reviews, we realized that the silicone brush is having a disadvantage that we never saw with our own test.

Using silicone pastry brush with a very liquid sauce such as melted butter:

Many claims that silicone pastry brush are not able to handle very liquid sauce. Before doing any research, we did the test…
And guess what, the silicone pastry brush was a little worst than the natural brush but still for the trouble of taking all that fat away. I would still use the silicone one much more than the regular one.

After doing some research here is what seems to be “the logic” when using a silicone pastry brush for this kind of sauce:

Try to avoid silicone pastry brush with only a couple of “silicone bristles” the more is the better. In fact, it seems that having the bristles not totally circle but with some grooves in is really helping for this kind of work. However, I would be surprise grooves help more than many small bristles.

 

Other advantage of a silicone basting brush:

- They come in many colors so you really can choose one that match your kitchen.

- Cost less than natural brush.

- Silicone Pastry Brush do not lose their bristles in foods.

- They do not retain odors.

 

Wanna see a video on how easier to wash silicone pastry brush are?

 

Addiotionnal information needed?

Is Silicone Safe to cook?

Pizza Dough Recipe

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Pizza Dough

Pizza Dough

Pizza Dough Ingredients

150 ml warm water

340 ml bread flour

1/2 tablespoon honey

1/2 tablespoon olive oil

1 teaspoon yeast

1 teaspoon salt

Preparation of the Pizza Dough

1. In a bowl, mix the water, the honey, the salt and the yeast, let it stand 10 minutes.

2. In a large bowl, mix the bread flour, the salt and the other ingredients. Stir well and mix all the ingredients togheter until you have a ball of dough.

3. Oil a clean bowl and put the dough in it. Cover and let it rise for 30 minutes.

 

 

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