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Sara's Humble Collection of Recipes
July 13, 2018
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Ingredients:

1/2 kilogram chicken breasts cut into strips
1/2 of : red, green, and yellow pepper (u can use whatever colors u want)
1 big onion: julienned
1/2 can baby corn, julienned
1 big carrot, julienned
1/2 kilogram broccoli, blanched
1 tsp of: white and black pepper
3 TBS light soy sauce
3 TBS dark soy sauce
1-2 TBS teriyaki sauce
1-2 TBS oyster sauce
1 pack egg noodles (500 grams- i usually use fine or medium ones)
1-2 TBS sesame oil
1 TBS cornstarch dissolved in 1 cup cold water
1 TBS minced garlic
1.5 TBS finely chopped ginger
1 TBS veg oil

Preparation:

1. Marinate the chicken in 1/2 tsp ginger, 1 TBS light soy sauce and 1 TBS dark soy, black and white pepper sauce for 1 hour at least

2. Boil the noodles until they’re well coked, transFer into a sieve, wash and drain then add the sesame oil and 1 TBS light soy sauce and 1 TBS dark soy sauce and mix well, set aside

3. Heat a wok or a wide pan, add a little vegetable oil, 1 TBS garlic and 1 TBS ginger and stir for 30 sec. Add the onions, peppers and carrots and stir fry until they’re crispy tender (don’t over cook). Add the baby corn and the broccoli and stir. Add 1 TBS light soy sauce, 1 TBS dark soy sauce, the teriyaki and the oyster sauce and boil a little. Remove veggies from the pan and set aside

4. Heat the pan, add the chicken and stir fry until they’re cooked. Add the cornstarch/water mix and boil till the sauce thickens. Add the veggies and stir

5. Add the noodles just before serving
Garnish with roasted cashews or sesame seeds.

*Note:

u can omit chicken for a vegetarian version or replace it with beef strips


July 13, 2018
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Ingredients:

1. 1 3/4 cups flour
2. 1 cup sugar
3. 2 tsp baking powder
4. 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
5. 1/2 tsp salt
6. 1/2 cup cocoa powder
7. 2 eggs at room temperature
8. 1/2 cup vegetable oil
9. 1 cup liquid skimmed milk
10. 2 tsp vanilla
11. 1 cup BOILING water

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 17o decrees C
Combine well the ingredients 1 through 6
Add the following 7 through 10 ingredients while mixing wih an electric mixer on medium speed for 2 minutes
Add the hot water and mix with a spoon
Bake for 40-50 mn if doing a cake and 12-15 mn for cupcakes


July 13, 2018
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Ingredients: (for two people) 

3 cups mixed lettuce

1/2 cup canned corn (washed and drained)

80 grams smoked turkey, cut into rolls

2 TBS olives

1 cup cherry tomato, halved

1 cup cucumbers, died

Preparation:

Combine all salad ingredients

dress with balsamic dressing

balsamic dressing

Combine together using a mixer:

4 TBS balsamic vinegar

3-4 TBS lemon juice

1 TBS dijon or normal mustard

1-2  minced garlic clove

salt and black pepper to taste

(OPTIONAL: dried mint or dried basil)

while mixing, add 1/4 cup olive oil gradually in a thin steady thread until mixture thickens .


July 12, 2018
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Ingredients:

600 gram salmon cut into thick chunks (around 4 pieces)

3 TBS Low sodium soy sauce

3 TBS teriyaki sauce

1 TBS minced garlic

1 TBS grated fresh ginger

2 TBS water

3 TBS packed brown sugar

1 tsp honey

1 tsp sriracha/hot sauce

2 TBS water 

1 TBS sesame oil 

1 TBS white vinegar

Preparation:

Mix all ingredients together except salmon

Marinade salmon in the resulting sauce for 20 minutes and cover

Preheat oven to 200 degrees C 

20 minutes later, transfer salmon into a baking pan removing excess marinade

Bake for 12-15 mn 

Place the remaining sauce in a saucepan and simmer for around 5 minutes until it thickens (this will be the glaze)

Glaze the baked salmon with the glaze done using a brush

Serve next to steamed asparagus and white/brown rice


July 11, 2018
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Tomato Meat Sauce

Ingredients:

400 grams finely minced meat
1 finely chopped big onion
1 crushed garlic clove
1 big tomato,chopped
1 TBS tomato paste
1.5 cups hot water
A pinch of salt, Oregano, dired basil and black pepper

Preparation:

In a pan add some oil, add the onions and spices and stir sprinkle some salt and allow to cook.
Add meat, garlic, tomato and tomato paste.
Stir and cook on low hear for 10 mn
Add hot water
let simmer for 10-15 mn
until the mix thickens

White Sauce

Ingredients:

4 cups or 1 L skimmed liquid milk 

4 tablespoons cornstarch 

A pinch of black pepper, white pepper, nutmeg and salt  

Preparation:

Mix all ingredients well while cold

put in a pan and transfer to heat

keep stirring until the mixture thickens 

Preparations of lasagna

Put a layer of white sauce

top with non cooked lasagna sheets

add white sauce, meat mix, lasagna sheets and repeat until you end with white sauce

top with a cheese mix or some light mozzarella cheese
cook in a preheated oven at 220 degrees for around 20 mn
brown the top a bit

Let it rest a little before cutting


July 11, 2018
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Ingredients:

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup chocolate chips
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg
1 cup plain yogurt ( you can use low fat yogurt)
1/2 cup skimmed milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup chocolate chips

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 170 degrees C
Grease a pan with oil
Combine flour, sugar, 3/4 cup chocolate chips, cocoa powder, and baking soda in a large bowl.
Whisk egg, yogurt, milk, and vegetable oil in another bowl until smooth; pour into chocolate mixture and stir until batter is just blended.
Pour into cake pan
OPTIONAL: sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup chocolate chips on top
Bake in preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 35-40 minutes.
Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan


July 11, 2018
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Beef marinade:

1 kg beef strips (tender cut)
3-4 TBS red vinegar
1 TBS shawarma spices
Salt and black pepper
1 garlic clove, minced
3 whole cardamoms
2 bay leaves
1 TBS vegetable oil
1 TBS yogurt
1 tsp tahini
1-2 crushed garlic

Mix all ingredeints together

marinade for 2 hours at least

Preparation:

Heat a wide pot
Start browning/cooking the meat in batches moving the browned batch aside before adding the next one
Stir occasionally until beef is well cooked
Stir in tomato slices (optional) and leave for around 5 mn until they are tender
You’re done!

Serve with tahini sauce, parsley mixed with onions and sumac, and pickles if you like!

Tahini Sauce

3 TBS tahini
1 garlic clove, minced
Juice of 1 lemon (or more if you like it more sour)
A bit of water and salt

Mix all together
add cold water while mixing until you get the desired consistency


July 11, 2018
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Pasta

Ingredients:

250 grams whole wheat pasta, boiled (leave some of their water)
300 gram peeled shrimp – deveined
1 cup home made pesto sauce
1 TBS lemon juice
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 tsp lemon zest
Salt and black pepper to taste
Parmesan cheese for garnish
Roasted cherry tomato (a handful of cherry tomato roasted in the oven with salt, black pepper and some olive oil)

Preparation:

Heat a pot
Add some olive oil, shrimp, garlic, salt, pepper, lemon zest and lemon juice
Cook for 2-3 mn on each side
Add pasta, 1/4 cup pasta water and pesto
Mix all together
Serve with roasted tomato and a sprinkle of good parmesan cheese!

Pesto Sauce

Ingredients:

2 cups basil leaves 

2 garlic cloves 

2 TBS lightly roasted pine nuts 

1/2 cup good olive oil 

1/2 cup parmesan cheese 

A squeeze of lime 

A pinch of lime zest 

A tiny bit of black pepperO

Preparation:

In a food processor, place the basil, pine nuts, garlic, black pepper, lime zest and squeezed lime (squeeze directly in the processor u only need a tiny bit), process all until u obtain a fine mixture
With the processor on low speed, add the olive oil as a thin thread in a steady motion until they are all well incorporated
Add the parmesan and process just until blended
Use immediately, or refrigerate/freeze for later use!


July 11, 2018
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Ingredients:

250 grams orzo pasta, boiled to al dente (save 1 cup of the water used after boiling)
1/2 cup home made pesto
2 TBS sun dried tomato (preserved in oil, oil drained well)
1 garlic clove, minced
Black pepper
Salt
2 TBS good grated parmesan cheese
Toasted pine nuts to serve

Preparation:

Heat a pan
Add pesto, salt, pepper, tomatoes and garlic
Heat a little
Add orzo and combine well
Add 1/2 cup of pasta water (or more if u want it risotto like)
Add parmesan and stir well
Serve with some extra black pepper and toasted pine nuts!


July 11, 2018
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Ingredients:

1 kilogram chicken breasts, cut into cubes
1 tsp black pepper
3 TBS  Cornstach
1 TBS oil
½ cup low sodium soy sauce
4 TBS rice vinegar
4 TBS ketchup
2 TBS sweet chili sauce
2 TBS brown sugar
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp grated fresh ginger
3/4 cup water
1 cup cashews

Preparation:

In a plastic bag, place cornstarch, black pepper and chicken
Coat chicken well
Remove excess cornstarch and set aside
Aside, mix all other ingredients except cashews and oil
Heat a wide pot, add oil.
Brown chicken cubes for 2 mn on each side
Add the sauce and 1/2 cup of the raw cashews (roast the other half for garnishing or add here raw if you wish)
Transfer to a preheated oven in an oven proof pot (or use a slow cooker if you have one)
Cook on very low heat for 3-4 hours
Serve with white rice and garnish with spring onions and roasted cashews


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