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Posted 15 December 2016 - 04:35 PM

Easy healthy breakfast:
 

Put olive oil in a pan
chop up bell pepper and tomato

throw them in with a handful of baby spinach

cook for a bit
 

throw in the whites of three eggs

scramble all together until fully cooked

good quality salt and pepper in it to taste

sounds delicious! 

 

Try throwing in some chopped basil as well. Great for health and does wonders to lift the taste!  :)


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Posted 22 December 2016 - 12:47 PM

For lunch I had:

 

- some Kielbasa that was in my parents' house,

- eggs with onion, garlic, and mushrooms fried in coconut oil with some herbs like thyme and parsley

 

I don't eat meat often, so it was a nice treat. ^_^



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Posted 22 December 2016 - 06:16 PM

soups are always a great treat on a cold winter day.

 

one of my favorites in the past was Avgolemeno. Its a Greek soup.

 

Have not had it since moving away from a particular restaurant.

 

Decided to make it a few weeks ago.

 

its chicken broth base. I first cooked fresh chicken with celery, carrot and bay leaves, onion...then later strained it all out then add with lemon, egg and rice. sorta like greek chicken noodle soup.

very lemony and pretty tasty.

 

I am sure alterations are possible for vegetarians here. you could use vegetable broth instead and surely drop two eggs.


Edited by sagebrush, 22 December 2016 - 06:17 PM.

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Posted 22 December 2016 - 06:44 PM

soups are always a great treat on a cold winter day.

 

one of my favorites in the past was Avgolemeno. Its a Greek soup.

 

Have not had it since moving away from a particular restaurant.

 

Decided to make it a few weeks ago.

 

its chicken broth base. I first cooked fresh chicken with celery, carrot and bay leaves, onion...then later strained it all out then add with lemon, egg and rice. sorta like greek chicken noodle soup.

very lemony and pretty tasty.

 

I am sure alterations are possible for vegetarians here. you could use vegetable broth instead and surely drop two eggs.

 

You strain the chicken out, too?


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Posted 23 December 2016 - 05:42 AM

you can improvise and create and cook to suit your needs---

 

I strained it all and then put some chicken back in it---

 

I used the gathered strained ingredients and ate it later.

 

however if I make it again in regards to my mother-I would need to leave the chicken out. it is difficult to chew with denture the chicken

 

the traditional avgolemeno is that all ingredients are strained out----then toward the end of the cooking

you beat the egg until real foamy and temper it slowly with some of the hot soup or it gets funky.

then add it to the entire pot. it must be a thickening agent

 

the deal here is probably creating your own fresh chicken broth...best tasting of course

 

as opposed to being rushed for time and buying already prepared broth(even organic) from the store in paper cartons.

 

so decide what amount of time you want to spend in the kitchen

 

for me I pick the day that I feel like making the traditional recipe and spent the time to do so.....

 

made a mistake as well in buying a whole chicken(which the recipe called for) but my whole chicken was more weight than

the recipe called for so I began to just cut raw pieces off the whole bird...

I could have just had the pieces cut for me--- or buy just sections....

 

nonetheless the soup is really really good.

substitutes as well for rice, pasta, orzo... I just used basmati because I like rice the best.


Edited by sagebrush, 23 December 2016 - 05:45 AM.

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Posted 23 December 2016 - 05:49 AM

on the menu next is stuffed green peppers with quinoa, pine nuts, spinach and feta.....


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Posted 26 December 2016 - 01:02 PM

avgolemeno

 

1 whole chicken (3.5 lbs)

 

12 cups water

 

2 carrots cut in half

 

2 celery stalks cut in half

 

1 large onion peeled and cut in half

 

2 bay leaves

 

5 black peppercorns

 

2 tsp. salt

 

1/2 cup orzo pasta or rice

 

3 eggs at room temperature

 

1 tsp fresh lemon zest

 

juice of 2 lemons strained

 

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add first 8 ingredients to a large stock pot. bring to rapid boil, lower heat to medium low and simmer partially covered for 1-1 1/2 hours.

 

remove chicken and vegetables to a bowl-strain the broth fine seive

return strained broth to stockpot and bring to boil

 

add the orzo or rice and cook uncovered for 10-12 minutes

 

while the rice is cooking prepare the egg-lemon mixture.

 

using a whisk beat the egg until nice and frothy. add the lemon zest and lemon juice in a steady stream while continuing to whisk.

 

when the rice has finished cooking turn off the heat. ladle about 2 cups of broth into a bowl or large measuring cup.

slowly add the hot broth to the egg-lemon mixture while continuing to whisk. this will temper the eggs and prevent curdling once they are added to hot broth

stir the egg lemon mixture into the pot and heat over very low heat for approximately 5-10 minutes until headed through.

be careful not to boil the soup once the eggs have been added.

 

adjust your seasoning for salt and pepper. add more if desired

 

traditionally soup is served without the chicken or vegetables you can add them back or serve on the side.

 

for me-I added the chicken back because I like the protein.

and during the cooking after straining the vegetables I picked at the carrots.

 

the second day of this soup was all melded together and the taste was great.

lemon is very obvious

 

bon appetite


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