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I love to cook and have wanted a place to store the recipes. Every time I make something at home that comes out great I will post it on this blog. I will also place a picture of how it turned out. Over time I will build up quite an online library to share. Please to post or email new ideas and feedback. Thanks for visiting and come back soon.
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Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Chicken in Peanut Sauce

This is the first dish I made when Pasha came to visit us. I made several dishes here. They were all great on their own but I am not sure the potatoes went so well with the chicken.

2lbs boneless skinless chicken breast cut into cubes
2 garlic cloves crushed
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1 tbsp curry powder
1 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp butter
1 onion
3 tbsp chopped tomatoes
1 hot chili seeded and chopped
2 tbsp smooth peanut butter
2 cups warm water
cilantro for garnish

Put Chicken, garlic, thyme, black pepper, curry powder, lemon juice and salt. Mix, cover and marinate in fridge for 3 - 4 hours.

Melt butter in large pan. Saute onion for 5 minutes. Add seasoned chicken and cook for 10 minutes (stirring frequently). Add tomatoes and chili.

In small bowl, mix peanut butter and a bit of the water until smooth. Add to the chicken. Add remaining water and cook for 30 minutes. Garnish and serve.

Potatoes with Chilies

12 - 14 new or salad potatoes, halved
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1/2 tsp crushed dried red chilies
1/2 tsp white cumin seeds
1/2 tsp fennel seeds
1/2 tsp crushed coriander seeds
1 tbsp chopped cilantro (some for garnish)
1 tsp salt
1 onion sliced
1 - 4 fresh chilies

Boil potatoes till done. In a deep pan heat oil to medium heat. Add herbs and onion. Fry until brown. Add potatoes and chilies stir well.

Reduce heat to low cook or 5 -7 min. Garnish and serve.

Spinach Salad

1 1/4 lb baby spinach leaves
1/3 cup roasted sesame seeds
3 tbsp olive oil
6 shallots
8 fresh chilies
4 tomatoes chopped

Saute shallots and chilies in oil. Toss and serve

Sunday, June 19, 2005


vegetarianLaura and I made this dish father's day along after we eat the Salmon with Tequila Cream Sauce. We got the idea from my friends Dave Murray, Dan Lee and Rebecca. Dave served them during a 24 final party.

Rebecca said that she saw them served all over the place back in California. The only place we have seen them served here is at a Durham Bulls baseball game.

I think they are a Mexican treat. To me they taste kinda like Burger Kings French Toast sticks (yummy). We tried with various topping. I liked them with cinnamon and lime. Make a whole batch and serve them at your next party. Bet served hot.

3 cups (all-purpose) flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 1/2 cups water
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp dark brown sugar
2 egg yolks
oil for deep frying
2 line wedges
2 limes
powdered sugar

Boil water. Add salt and brown sugar. Stir until dissolved. Remove from heat. Add sifted flour and baking powder. Beat till smooth. Beat in eggs yolks one at a time. Set aside to cool.

Use cake decorator to squeeze mixture into shapes. Fry in oil.

garnish with limes and sugar.