Corn Chicken Soup.

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Hello everybody.

Woke up with a terrible flu,headache and fever that shouts out for hot drinks and soup.

I boiled some chicken with whole onion, carrot and seasoning ( cinnamon stick, pepper kernels, cardamom and bay leaf)  with the intention to make chicken vegetable soup but then I switched to corn and cream cause kids prefer it I’m sure.

Ingredients and method:

*one small onion finely chopped.
* 1 cup corn.
* some cooked chopped chicken pieces.
* 2 tablespoons butter.
* 3 tablespoons flour.
* 4 cups chicken broth.
* 1 cup fresh cream.
* salt,pepper and a pinch of nutmeg.

* heat butter then saute onions.
* add flour and whisk well.
* add broth and keep whisking or you can use hand blender if you got clots.
* add corn and chicken.
* season and leave to simmer for 20-25 minutes.

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Serve with sticks or garlic bread.

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Today’s order was a special request for my beloved niece, Sable cookies and simple cake and I made another one with Sativa sugar for us.

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Apple Raisins Rice Pudding.

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Hello everybody.

Last night as I was about to turn off the TV the Italian chef Lidea caught my attention making this recipe, rice pudding but with a twist, she added apples and raisins which really looked yummy and rich. Actually I think anything with cinnamon is delicious.

Well today I decided to implement it right away, a nice dessert for my hubby cause he’s on diet, I used skimmed milk, sativa sugar and only a small spoon of butter and cornstarch instead of egg yolks.

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Ingredients and method :
* 4 cups milk.
* 1/2 cup sugar.
* 3 tablespoons cornflour.
*1/4 cup rice.
* 2 large peeled sliced apples.
* 1/2 cup raisins.
* 1 tsp butter.

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* heat 3 cups of milk till warm.
* in the remaining cup dissolve cornflour and sugar well.
* boil rice for 10-15 minutes,drain and cool.
* add rice and cornflour sugar mixture to boiled milk.
*stir well and leave to simmer for 20-25 minutes.
* in a deep baking dish, spread butter then add apples,raisins and cinnamon.
* pour rice milk mixture on top then into a minimum heated oven for 20-30 minutes or till volume reduces.
* serve with vanilla ice cream or fresh cream.

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Black Forest Cake.

Hello everybody.

I know I said I’m on diet,still holding on honestly, lunch was one cup Mujadara with yogurt and that’s it.

As for the cake,I actually did two today,one plain with chocolate frosting for my cousin who’s resting after a minor operation and the the other chocolate black forest for the afternoon visit at my mother in-law’s cousin who moved to a new house. So I’m not guilty till now right?

Ingredients and method:

* 2 eggs.

* 1 1/2 cups both brown and regular sugar.

* 3/4 cup cocoa.

* 3/4 cup vegetable oil.

* 1 1/4 cup yogurt.

* vanilla and 2 tsp baking powder.

* 1 1/2 cups flour.

* whipping cream and blueberry topping for decoration.

 

* beat eggs,vanilla and sugar till creamy.

* add cocoa ,oil and yogurt and beat well.

* add baking powder and flour.

* split batter in two round baking pans and bake in a medium heated oven for 30-40 minutes or till done.

* beat the cream and put in fridge till stiff.

* remove cakes from pans and then assemble by adding cream and blueberry in middle and top.

*Note: you can add grated chocolate pieces on top also.

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Diet Starts Today !

Hello everybody.

New month resolution DIET and back to daily WALKING habit, too much events and invitations since end of Ramadan,so now after school opened and sadly said goodbyes to most of Summer visitors it’s time to stop our mouths a bit don’t you think? hope this decision holds on cause only today I got two invitations for the next upcoming weeks , well I’ll do my best to compromise :(

I won’t start a fixed written diet,will try to cut down bread,carbs in general and portions cause I do have a family to feed and I won’t cook special meals for myself .

Today’s dish is very simple and easy,chicken breasts stuffed with spinach and garlic with herbs, lemon juice and soy sauce for seasoning,no salt and a bit of olive oil.

* Ingredients and method:

* chicken breasts cut in the middle.

* garlic and spinach.

* lemon juice and soy sauce.

* broccoli and mushrooms or any vegetables you prefer.

* oregano,basil or any herbs for seasoning.

* crush garlic and mix with spinach then stuff inside breasts.

* season with lemon juice and herbs.

* heat some olive oil in skillet then add breasts,keep turning till golden on both sides.

* add veggies and sprinkle all with some soy sauce then leave to simmer on low heat till all done.

* serve with simple salad .

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