Thursday, 28 May 2015

Peanut butter oatmeal bars

These are better than "nature valley crunchy bars. 8 ingredients and 15 mins

350. 12 mins 9x13 pan greased

1 cup natural peanut butter
2/3 cup corn syrup
3/4 cup oatmeal
1/2 cup bran
1 egg
1/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp b.powder
1/2 cup choc.chips or dry fruit

Cream p.butter and corn syrup together,egg
Mix in oatmeal,bran,flour
Add b.powder stir well add
Choc.chips or fruit.

Spread out in greased pain and bake for 15 mins.

Cool and cut into bars

Friday, 15 May 2015

making BBQ sauces

I am off and trying again for Masterchef Canada so I am going to be making BBQ sauces.
I have a recipe or a dish in my head for my audition and I want to make so different sauces to try out with what is in my head.
we have so many great fresh ingredients in Manitoba and I really want to make something that represents Manitoba.

Keep checking out my Blog to see all of my recipes that I try out between now and July 2.

Quick and easy batter for fish using beer

1 cup of your favorite beer
2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

put flour,salt,pepper,cayenne in a large mixing bowl
mix in beer until smooth

dry fish or onions off with paper towel then dip in batter.

I use a large pot with a half and half mix of canola and coconut oil to fry in. heat to 360 degrees

you can use your deep fryer if you wish

Thursday, 14 May 2015

20 minute thai coconut curry soup

so quick and easy

1 tbsp coconut oil
1 clove garlic minced
1 small onion finely chopped
1 tbsp finely chopped lemongrass
1 tbsp fresh minced ginger
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp curry paste  I used red curry paste
1 can coconut milk
2 cups chicken or vegetable stock
1 small can lentils

In a soup pot put coconut oil on med-low heat
add onions,garlic,lemongrass,ginger
let cook until onions are clear
add curry paste stir
add coconut milk and stock
add drained lentils
add salt and pepper
bring to a boil and then simmer for 10 minutes

garnish with finely chopped thai basil

you could add shrimp, or chicken to this soup as well
great base soup to add whatever you fancy
If you like it a little more heat to your curry add a pinch of cayenne

quick biscuits

350 degree oven and a cookie sheet or stone

2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup cold butter small cubes
2 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup club soda plus 1 or 2 tbsp in case mixture is 2 dry

in a large mixing bowl place flour and cut in butter with a fork until crumbly texture
add baking powder and salt mix together
add club soda and mix   Don't over work or you will have tough biscuits

roll out on a floured surface  about 1/2 inch thick
cut with a square or circle cutter
bake for 12-15 mins or until golden brown

so quick and easy  super light and fluffy

nappa cabbage,kale,apple slaw

great as a side dish or on the top of a big pulled pork bunwich

1/2 head thin sliced nappa cabbage
3 stalks kale chopped thin
1 granny smith apple cubed into small pieces  skin on
1 carrot peeled grated
3 tbsp olive oil
1/2 lemon  juiced
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1/2 tsp celery seed
1 tsp liquid honey
a pinch salt
a pinch pepper

put cabbage,carrot,kale and apple in a big bowl
in a measuring cup put olive oil,lemon juice,vinegar,honey,salt pepper,celery seed mix well
pour over cabbage mixture mix

I let it sit in the fridge for 3-4 hours before serving
mix well before serving

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Trying again

Well the roller coaster is starting its long trek to the top of an exciting adventure called Masterchef Canada 3.
Keep you all posted.
Watch for new recipes soon