Welcome to the home of BIZZY people where cooking is fun, quick, easy and delicious. Over the years, my taste in food has changed, as have my recipes. This blog will chronicle the changes I continue to make, as I face challenges in healthier eating and in new methods of cooking.
This week, that ladies of WwDH made a slow cooked beef ragu. Sara made the selection this week. I did make some changes. I had a bag of baby carrots so I used some of these in place of a carrot. I skipped the garlic, used dried rosemary, and eliminated the Parmesan.
I didn't shred the beef although it was cut into small pieces. The meat was tender and had the necessary vegetables to serve this successfully with the polenta. This is a dish my husband really enjoyed and would have loved years ago before we cut back on meat. It was a good recipe.
It included extra virgin olive oil, beef brisket, sea salt and cracked black pepper, onion, chopped, cloves garlic, crushed, carrot, peeled , sprigs rosemary, red wine, beef stock,
water, chopped tomatoes, red wine vinegar tomato paste and the creamy polenta,
As you can see, I did not chop up the carrots and instead left them whole. It felt like we were having more of a meal, in this way.
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Another week, another vegetable for our Power Food group, a bunch of women who strive for healthy eating with the most delicious dishes. Each blog is inspiration . Each week, we choose a recipe based on the power food which comes from the book, Power Foods, 150 delicious recipes with the 38 healthiest ingredients from the editors of Whole Living magazine.
Brussels sprouts like broccoli and cabbage are cruciferous. This group offers a unique composition of antioxidants that may provide several health benefits. Brussels sprouts are low in calories and offer protein, vitamins and minerals to help build a healthy human.
My first issue with brussels sprouts is that it took me years to spell it correctly. Each time, it came up, in writing, and I admit, that was not too often, I would stare into space asking myself does brussel get an S, at the end or is it sprout that gets the S. For some reason, I could not remember that both end with that S. I am happy to tell you, I overcame this c…
It says, "thai" so I have to like the Thai Chicken San Choy Bau that we are making this week in our Donna Hay Wednesday group. It was a bit spicy and the chopped chicken was a nice change of pace. Kayte selected this recipe from On the Shelf on page 124. I tried it with the greens and it was very good and then I put it on spaghetti and it was spectacular. My toddler granddaughter even liked it. Must have been the hot sauce.
I used romaine for the greens and I subbed in red pepper and added some Sirracha to spice it up to make up for the real chilis. Do check out the other cooks' dishes at our Wednesday with Donna Hay site.
This week, I selected this recipe for EwE but I unfortunately did not post it in time for our weekly Thursday cooking. Better late than never definitely is proven because this turned out to be a fantastic side dish. The noodle with caramelized onions, garlic, parsley and caraway seeds blended together for the right flavor and the right crunch.