Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Chopping Onions the Right-way




no idea what kind of kniffe this is



UsubaKnife
A thin blade ground on one side for Slicing and chopping vegetables.


The Usuba knife, or usuba bocho, is the heavier, professional chef’s version of a nakiri knife. It is virtually the same as a nakiri bocho except the edge of the blade is only ground on one side. For right-handed chefs, the grind – the sharpened end of the knife where the blade begins to narrow, should be on the right side, and for a left-handed chef it should be on the left side. This allows the chef to create thinner slices than with a nakiri knife, but with less ease than the nakiri knife offers.

NakiriKnife
A lightweight, medium-length blade about 7” long dual-ground, thin blade for
Slicing and chopping vegetablesA Nakiri knife is a Japanese knife meant for slicing vegetables. It has a light, thin blade that is ideal for cutting delicate produce. This knife’s blade is straight so that long cuts can be made without having to move back and forth. The edge of the blade is ground on both sides. Nakiri knives in the style of Tokyo are rectangular, while nakiri knives from Osaka have a curved blade.



Both kinds of Nakiri blades


Usuba blade






video




Monday, August 7, 2017

Low calorie Brownies


http://bromabakery.com/2013/04/37-calorie-brownies-and-no-im-not.html



    • Yogurt Plain (non fat/non-Greek) about 1 cup (or coconut milk)
    • Cocoa powder ½ cup
    • Rolled oats ½ cup (or coconut flour ½ ? cup)
    • Stevia (or any stevia based sweetener)
    • Lemon juice (to taste)
    • egg 1
    • baking powder??
    • Salt?

    Blend, Bake, eat mass quantities!

Easy deep-dish pizza Pie








Forget the crust! It takes too much effort.
  • Mushrooms saute' with vinegar and Tamari...
  • Onions, Aubergine,
  • Grated Parmesan cheese! And what every other cheese you want: Feta, sharp cheddar, etc etc
  • Sliced Olives (they have these in a can so you don't have to work)
  • Basil and Oregano and possibly coriander
  • Garlic pressed
  • Tomato sauce

Through it all in a pan, heat, melt the cheese. Eat mass quantities!
If you have real oven you can bake it till it is dryer than my stove top oven pan.







Thursday, August 3, 2017

Spearmint cooler





Any kind of fruit blended with fresh spearmint leaves and a little cold water. I used watermelon today. But grapes and peaches are the best. And don't expect peppermint to do the job it needs sugar. Spearmint is a milder flavor. Don't limit your self to only a few leaves, grab a large hand full!


On a very hot day that you need to keep drinking fluids, Cucumbers with a few grapes and spearmint, are even better than just fruit. Because too much fruit can give you too much sugar.   

Peaches are the best.




Monday, July 24, 2017

Creme de Soup


Cook then blend:
  • Cauliflower in place of potatoes (potatoes have way too much carbohydrate)
  • Cashews (for the creaminess) soaked overnight or boiling for 1 hour or cashew milk?
  • Mushrooms roasted or sauteed
  • Herbs: Sage or Rosemary or Thyme
  • Vinegar or lemon-lime juice
  • Garlic (roasted? Or maybe garlic infused olive oil?)
  • Nutritional yeast for that cheesy flavor
  • Caramelized Shallots or Onions.
  • Vegys! (Your choice) Broccoli, Carrots, Kale !!
  • White Beans cooked fiber and protein...

http://kblog.lunchboxbunch.com/2014/05/
hydrating-dreamy-raw-avo-coco-soup-video.html

Coconut Creme soup blended
  • Coconut (shredded will need soaking and or cooking)
  • Avocado (don't cook it)
  • Coconut water
  • salt and pepper.....?

Peanut Stew every thing is to taste!

  • coconut oil? (Or cooked shredded coconut?)
  • onion sauteed (or onion soup broth) or any vegy broth?
  • white beans cooked to very soft! (in place of starch!)
  • garlic (pressed)
  • fresh ginger minced
  • Smoked paprika (or any hot pepper)
  • Tomatoes (canned or fresh) ?
  • Tomato paste
  • Peanut butter (natural no sugar or oils added) make it w/home roasted ground Spanish peanut meal.
  • Butternut Squash (optional)
  • Bay leaves
  • Rosemary/ thyme
  • Vinegar
  • Coriander
  • Turmeric


Sunday, July 16, 2017

Carrot Ginger Soup

https://www.nuggetmarket.com/recipes/345/organic-carrot-ginger-soup/


Not just for cold weather!
Blended or not just cook the carrots and onions separately.
I steam the carrots. And caramelize the onions in a fry pan. (slowly cook onions over an irritating period of time, 30 to 60 minutes. And don't stir them too often, or they won't brown, balsamic vinegar helps)

How to Caramelize Onions By Elise Bauer https://vimeo.com/2917598




  • Onion (chopped)
  • Ginger (grated fresh) about 2tbsp
  • Curry ? (to taste)
  • Garlic (fresh)
  • Carrots, small package....(any carrots will do)
  • Limen juice (that's one or the other)
  • Cilantro ?
  • Chia seeds (optional) up to ½ cup per 3 cups liquid?
  • Greek yogurt (optional) or:
  • Coconut milk (optional)
  • Olive oil
  • Soy sauce or Umi vinegar or pink salt
  • Broth (optional, just enough to blend the cooked vegys in)