Chili Hot Chocolate شراب الشكولاته بالفلفل

A Cold Winter Is Coming Ahead… I Look Forward To Making My Favorite Hot Chocolate… Chili Hot Chocolate  
It’s rich and heartwarming to make it you need :

 
– Enough of your Milk of choice to fill two mugs (it’s always great to share)
– 1 Fresh Red Chili
50 g Dark Chocolate
– 1/2 Tsp Ground Cinnamon
– Brown Sugar/Honey 

Simmer the milk on low heat along with the chili (make a slit into it) and cinnamon then add the melted dark chocolate and keep stirring till it’s perfect. 

:لصنع كوب شراب الشكولاته بالفلفل 
حليب ما يكفي ليملأ كوبين 
1/2 ملعقة صغيرة من القرفة 
قرن من الفلفل الاحمر الطازج 
50 غرام من الشوكولاتة الداكنة 
سكر بني أو عسل للتحلية 

اغلي الحليب على نار هادئة مع الفلفل المفتوح قليلاً بالسكين والقرفة ثم أضيفي الشكولاته المذابة إلى الخليط وتابعي التحريك.

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Hearty Minestrone Soup

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Who does not like a hot cup of soup on these days of autumn? The smooth taste and fullness of flavor makes you feel warm inside out. That feeling that you crave during office hours and just makes you feel satisfied and not heavy. Italians have a brilliant soup that has this brilliant effect, we all know that one as “Minestrone” and it comes in so many variations yet the same fantastic rich intensity.

To make this soup you would need:

– 1 Fillet Of Beef (250 Grams) (Note you can make it vegetarian)

– Conchiglie (Shells) Pasta (Small Ones)

– Carrot (Chopped into cubes)

– Potatoes (Chopped into cubes)

– Zucchini/Squash (Chopped into cubes)

– 1 Large Onion (Chopped into cubes)

– 2 Garlic Cloves (Minced)

– Can Of Red Kidney Beans

– Fresh Ripe Tomatoes (Chopped into cubes)

– Bunch Of Parsley (Chopped Fine)

– Tomato Paste

– 1 Vegetables Stock Cube

– 1 Tsp Of Chili Flakes

– Parmesan Cheese To Grate On Top Before You Serve It

– Salt & Pepper To Season

This soup is super easy to make yet it is an absolute pleasure to devour, toss the garlic and onions in the pan with some olive oil. Soon as the aroma starts spreading add chopped bits of beef to the mix and keep stirring, slowly start adding tomatoes, potatoes, squash, carrots and a drained red kidney beans. Pour water till it covers the mixture leaving it to simmer, when it boils you can add your vegetable stock, chili flakes as you desire and two spoons of tomato paste then the pasta. Leave to simmer until the potatoes are well done. You can your salt and pepper a couple of min before you turn it off.

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Stir in the parsley and leave for 3 min before serving in lovely bowls with some grated Parmesan cheese and a lovely warm piece of bread to the side. This would be just a sensational hit for all winter long and you can vary the vegetables you use in it as much as you like. Full of healthy nutrients and flavorful sensational taste.

Loving Warm Wishes To All.

Lama

Mongolian Beef Equation

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Asian food just like all other dishes is one you get a craving for every now and then, yet you wouldn’t always find that 100% satisfactory dish that would tackle that taste bud which bugged you in the first place, yet you would eat and leave full (not happy full but stomach filled up). I do enjoy my meat dishes and this Mongolian beef is one I have been craving for a while. In specific a decent version of it so what is better than making what you want by your own hands? Nothing beats that…

To make a lovely Mongolian dish you would need:

– Tender Beef Steak (Cut Into Strips)

– White Flour Mixed With Corn Flour (For Coating The Beef)

– 3 Tsp Thai 7 Spice Seasoning Mix (Click Here To See What Could Be In There)

Sauce would need:

– 1 Tbsp Vegetable Oil

– 2 Garlic Cloves (Very Fine Chopping)

– 1 Tsp Fresh/Dried Ginger

– 1 Red Chili (Seeded & Chopped)

– 1/4 Cup Of Rice Vinegar

– 3 Tbsp Soy Sauce

– 1 Tbsp Oyster Sauce

– 50 Ml Beef/Vegetables Stock

Mixed veggies are optional with this dish you can just add the spring onions and you are good to go but I love my vegetables, hence:

– 1 Clove Garlic

– 1/2 Tsp Fresh Ginger

– 1/2 Fresh Red Chili (Seeded & Chopped)

– 1 Colored Pepper (Chopped Into Strips)

– 1 Onion (Chopped Into Strips)

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Add the flour and corn flour to a large bowl, add the Thai 7 spice mixture and mix, coat the beef in the mixture and set aside for a bit. Preheat your oil in a flat pan sear your beef and make sure it’s cooked to your liking then set on top of paper towels to absorb extra oil.

To prepare the sauce now you would need a medium size frying pan and add the ginger, chili and garlic to fry for a minute. Add the rice vinegar and let it reduce for a bit. You can then add the rest of the ingredients, mix well and simmer for a couple of min and pour into a bowl for later.

Toss some garlic, ginger, and add your vegetables to the mix to saute for 5 minutes and you can also add a bit of the sauce to caught them with it. You bring all your items together into a wok and warm them up.

I love serving this dish with a sprinkle of sesame seeds and a side of steamed rice to give the chance to enjoy the intense taste of the Mongolian beef.

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Loving Wishes To You All

Lama

PS: The photos are not mine, I shall replace them with mine soon as they are ready.

Crunchy Sweet Cookies

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All I can think of today is that I need something sweet and crunchy to munch away during this stressful day at work. Something that would go well with a cup of tea and make everything seem okay. I guess all I truly need is a couple of my  healthy cranberry hazelnut cookies.

To make these yummies you need:

– 50 g Unsalted Butter (Softened)

– 40 g Sugar

– 25 g Soft Brown Sugar

– 1 Egg Beaten

– 150 g Self-Raising Flour

– 50 g rolled oats

– 50 g Dried Cranberries

– 40 g Toasted Chopped Hazelnuts

– 1/4 Tsp Vanilla Essence

Dried Cranberries

Beat the butter, sugars, egg and vanilla essence till they are smooth in a bowl. Add your flour, oats along with the cranberry and hazelnuts to the mix and stir to combine them. Now spoon the mixture on to a baking sheet (waxed sheets so it won’t stick to the baking pan) and try flattening it a bit with the spoon.

Bake them at 180 degrees for around 6 min until they are golden brown, transfer them onto a cooling rack and of course enjoy responsibly. Overdosing is common.

Loving Wishes To All

Lama

PS: The photos are not mine, I shall replace them with mine soon as they are ready.

Chicken Creamy Tetrazzini

I have not written up a recipe for a while and I guess it is time to do so. With the summer flu I have and the exhaustion I feel all over my body, I guess my mind could not drift to anywhere but comfort food. Pasta always has that effect on people, it is very easy to accomplish a nice flavorful dish and enjoy it and feel satisfied but imagine adding cream and chicken to the mix, I guess you would get Chicken Creamy Tetrazzini.

To Make This Dish You Need:

– 1 Tbsp Butter

– 1 Cup Fine Chopped Onions

– 2 Packet Of Fresh Mushrooms Sliced

– 2/3 Cup Flour

– 1 Liter Chicken Stock

– 2 Cups Grated Parmesan Cheese

– 1/2 Cup Cooking Cream

– 500 Grams Thin Pasta

– 4  Cups Of Grilled Cubes Chicken Breast

– 1/2 Cup Mozzarella Cheese

– 1 Tsp Black Pepper

– Salt To Your Liking

You start by cooking your pasta a bit harder than “al dente” (keeping it a bit hard so as not to go really soft on the second round of cooking) drain and wash up with cold water to prevent it from sticking together.

Toss your mushrooms and onions in a sauce pan with the butter and after a few minuets you can add the flour and while you are still stirring you need to start pouring the chicken stock till  it forms a thick sauce. Take your pasta, chicken, cream and 1 cup of the Parmesan cheese adding them to the sauce, mixing them and then pour the mixture with a sprinkle of salt and pepper to the baking pan ready.

It needs to be baked in the oven at 350 degrees for around 20 minuets before you take it out sprinkle more cheese on top and grill it to get the tasty golden color that everyone enjoys. Of course you should let it sit a few minuets prior to serving in order for it to be not too piping hot.

Loving Wishes To All

Lama

PS: The photos are not mine, I shall replace them with mine soon as they are ready.