GARLIC – HERB BREADED CHICKEN TENDERS ON A BED OF SMALL RED POTATOES – SLICED ONION – FRESH CHOPPED TOMATO – CHOPPED CELERY STALKS – SHREDDED CARROTS – MINCED GARLIC – NUTMEG IN MARINARA – RED WINE SAUCE

THE MEDITERRANEAN MICROWAVE

For 4:

–6 chicken tenderloins

–small red potatoes (1-inch in size, with jackets, 5 or 6)

–sliced onion (one-half)

–fresh chopped tomato (medium, fresh)

–chopped celery stalks (2, fresh)

–shredded carrots (fresh, 1 handful)

–minced garlic (1 tablespoon, bottled)

–nutmeg (one-half teaspoon, bottled)

–marinara sauce (I used Ragu “Mama’s” garden variety, 3 tablespoons)

–red wine (one-quarter cup)

–salt and pepper

–extra virgin olive oil (bottled)

1 – Place the potatoes, onion, tomato, celery, carrots, garlic in a large, covered baking dish.  Sprinkle with nutmeg.  Add marinara sauce and red wine.  Stir well.  Finish with salt, pepper, and a few drops of olive oil.  Microwave on high for 5 minutes.

2 – Place the chicken in a plastic bag.  Add olive oil.  Pour in garlic – herb breadcrumbs to coat.  Shake well.

3 – When the vegetables have cooked for 5 minutes, place the breaded chicken on top.  Season with salt…

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The Health Benefits of Garlic

Exercise and Health

Garlic is one of my top three healthiest things that you should use daily, along with green tea and lemon juice.

Adding garlic to your diet can keep you alive for longer

If your parents were as health-conscious as mine, you’ve probably been told how garlic is a basically cure for everything. Is garlic really that good for you? Let’s find out.

Garlic Facts

Garlic is actually a part of the onion family, along with leeks and shallots. There are usually 10-20 cloves per head of garlic.

Hippocrates used to prescribe garlic for a variety of ailments

The father of medicine was a big fan of the medicinal properties of this bulb, and he wasn’t on his own. In fact, many ancient civilizations recorded the health benefits of garlic. These include Egypt, Babylon, Greece, Rome and China. Was it garlic that gave them the power to conquer the world?

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SALMON ORANGE WITH ORANGE ZEST – ORANGE JUICE – SOY SAUCE – HONEY – GINGER – MINCED GARLIC & TOPPED WITH GREEN ONIONS

THE MEDITERRANEAN MICROWAVE

For 4:

–salmon (size of 4 decks of cards, 1 pound)

–orange zest (1 teaspoon, bottled)

–orange juice (juice of 1 fresh orange squeezed)

–soy sauce (one-quarter cup, bottled)

–honey (one-quarter cup, bottled)

–ginger (1 teaspoon, bottled)

–minced garlic (1 tablespoon, bottled)

–green onions (fresh, 2, chopped)

–pepper (no salt)

–olive oil

1 – Place the salmon in a covered baking dish with the soy sauce.  Squeeze 1 orange for its juice, atop the salmon.  Season with orange zest, pepper, minced garlic, honey, ginger, and olive oil.  Sprinkle 2 chopped stalks of green onion atop the salmon.

2 – Microwave on high for 7 minutes.  Salmon should be flaky.

3 – Serve the salmon hot.

–salmon adapted from Salmon Recipes (a kindle e-book).

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Dinner With April Mushrooms

jovina cooks

Pork Marsala with Mushrooms

3 servings

Ingredients

1/4 cup all-purpose or gluten-free or low carb flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1 pound boneless pork loin chops, about 3/4 inch thick
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
1 minced garlic clove
1 shallot, minced
1/2 cup Marsala wine
1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
1/4 cup heavy (whipping) cream

Directions

Cut the pork chops in half lengthwise. Mix flour, salt, garlic powder, and oregano together in a medium bowl. Add pork and toss until well coated. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the flour mixture and set aside.


Heat the butter and olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Place the pork cutlets in the skillet in a single layer, and cook, turning occasionally, until brown on both sides. Place the pork on a plate.


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Asparagus pasta (Vegetarian)

Recipes by chefkreso

Since I made this dish for my family, probably months ago, I just couldn’t wait to post the recipe. Asparagus is a vegetable so rich in flavour and couldn’t think of a recipe where I don’t like it. It was probably faith, but the day I cooked this dish, a friend of mine brought me some fresh horseradish. Usually I’m not a big fan of horseradish, but this one was a perfect addition to the dish I was preparing. Turns out you can match horseradish and asparagus with some Parmesan cheese and get a delicious dinner in no time!

Asparagus pasta_2

So far I’ve shared a good number of pasta recipes, but this one is still one of my favourite, since it asks for just a few ingredients, takes practically no time to make and it is so rich in flavour! Some of my previous pasta recipes are next:

beef-stew Beef stew

grilled-chicken-breast-and-orecchiette-wuth-cabbage Grilled…

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Stuffed mushrooms

Recipes by chefkreso

There are many ways to prepare stuffed mushrooms, from using different ingredients for the filling, to preparing them in a vegetable based sauce. I’ve prepared them through the years many times and I try to use different filling every time I do, so this is one of my favourite versions you can try out. It’s a fairly simple one, using beef mince, bell pepper and bacon with lovely seasoning, and what wouldn’t be delicious with a bit of bacon, for all of you who aren’t vegan or vegetarian of course!

I’ve already posted a number of recipes using mushrooms, that are both a great idea for lunch, as well as for dinner. You can check them out and pick which one you like best?

Fried chicken, mushrooms & mashed potatoes Fried chicken drumsticks, oyster mushrooms, mashed potatoes & tartar sauce

Steak in mushroom sauce & gnocchi Steak in mushroom sauce & gnocchi

Mushroom risotto Mushroom risotto (Vegetarian)

baked-pork-chops-with-pumpkin-and-oyster-mushrooms Baked pork chops with pumpkin & oyster…

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