odd, interesting, and really good recipes I like

 

[Oatmeal Parmesan] [Brown Rice and Salad Dressing] [Brown Rice & Spaghetti Sauce] [Spicy Eggs & Salsa] [Jasmine Rice Breakfast] [Fresh Whole Pineapple] [Frozen Blueberries [& Whipped Cream]] [bite of cookie & a sip of water] [Peanut Butter & Caramel Sandwich] [daikon soup]


Oatmeal Parmesan

hot oatmeal
mix with fair amount of parmesan cheese until parmesan cheese gets sticky.
takes maybe a couple times of practice to get it right.

The salty parmesan gives the bland oatmeal a nice eatable flavor.


Brown Rice and Salad Dressing

need to eat brown rice but don't like the flavor? Allergic to wheat or gluten?
serve this!

Hot brown rice in a bowl
pour Italian Salad Dressing on it.
tasty. probably high in fat though. If you can get a dressing that's made with Olive Oil, that would be much better for you.


Brown Rice & Spaghetti Sauce

need to eat brown rice but don't like the flavor? Allergic to wheat or gluten?
serve this hot!

cooked onion (optional)
cooked brown rice
spaghetti sauce
add meatballs (optional)
top or mix with proper amount of parmesan cheese (this is what takes away the brown rice flavor, that and the spaghetti sauce). not too much, not too little.


Spicy Eggs & Salsa

  • 4 eggs, yolks broken in pan (serves 1)
  • Louisiana Fish Fry's Cajun Seasoning Salt, or Greek Seasoning, your choice.
  • Optional: Pico de Gallo or other salsa

sunny side up or yolks blown
after putting the eggs in the pan, add a sprinkling of cajun seasoning salt (available at Safeway in the spices section).
(I add one more ingredient to spice it up, but some people can't handle spicy)
Optional: top with Pico de Gallo salsa or other salsa - very good on eggs!

Contrary to what some doctors and books say, egg yolks should be eaten with the egg whites. We followed them for a number of months and discovered that eating only egg whites causes hair loss. God set eggs up the way they are for a reason... :-)


Jasmine Rice Breakfast

(morning breakfast or dessert)

Jasmine rice cooking directions: Jasmine rice is good at soaking up water and expanding. To cook Jasmine rice,
mix 6c water to 2c rice (3:1) (4c water works also, 2:1) in a large pan.
Cover, bring to boil on High heat,
then turn down to Low and cook for 20-30 minutes.
you will have a lot of rice, enough for 3 or 4 full bowls.

fill a bowl with hot cooked jasmine rice
add white granulated sugar
add cinnamon
add milk to rice level
mix well & eat. Yum!


Fresh Whole Pineapple

Get a green one. Wrap it in a terry cloth towel or put it in a paper bag and put it in a dark closet and close the door for 2 weeks. it will come out yellow and ripe and smelling delicious and sweet.

If there are brown sections inside the pineapple, it is usually due to overwatering but it could also be from being in the sun.

you will need a long (possibly dull, for safety) serrated knife, long enough to cover the length of the pineapple, and a large cutting board.
don't get it too brown - yellow is OK, slightly or 1/2 green is OK.
twist off the top at the base.
cut off the end caps just enough so there is no hull showing on the ends.
cut the pineapple into 2 halves lengthwise.
align the knife lengthwise between the yellow fruit meat and the hull. saw your way through between the 2 layers until you reach the other side and out.
do the same with the other half.
toss out the hulls & the top.
cut the two halves lengthwise in halves again, and section them in inch-long pieces.
It is up to you to cut off the core or not, as it's kind of difficult.

I usually eat the core, too. it's kinda chewy, and it's not that bad. it's probably roughage. somewhat sweet. don't let the pineapple sit in the fridge for too long or it goes bad (usually feeds 2 for about a week or so I think). If you buy a pineapple, you should make it your main fruit for a while, so don't also buy bananas unless you have a big family.


Frozen Blueberries [& Whipped Cream]

Take *fresh* blueberries and freeze them.
stick some in a bowl and spoon them in your mouth, about 3 at a time is about all I can handle of the larger Oregon blueberries.
They make a treat better than m&m's! yum!!
Blueberries are a very high antioxidant, prevent dimentia, protect the heart. has bioflavinoids. helps the brain.
beats store-bought frozen blueberries!
Optional: add whipped cream for an extra treat. - The whipped cream tends to freeze into something like ice cream though.


bite of cookie & a sip of water

cookies and water you say? I thought it was cookies and milk? Surprise! milk takes away from the taste of the cookie! I don't know if it's because of the fat in the milk or just because of the taste of the milk, but you taste more of a percentage of the milk than the cookie. Try it and see! works on every cookie I've tried.

compared to milk, water actually amplifies the taste of the cookie!

Not too much water, or you will drown out the taste of the cookie. enough to wet the cookie down or to taste.

My sister says try a cookie with Orange Juice...


Peanut Butter & Caramel Sandwich

  • peanut butter - I like Adam's chunky because it has no hydrogenated oils and it's chunky.
  • 2 slices bread
  • Smucker's Toppings - Hot Caramel (the kind you use for Ice Cream)

Spread pb on one slice of bread. Unscrew the lid off of the caramel jar and warm it up in the microwave for 45-60 seconds (make sure the metal lid is not in the microwave!). The jar may be hot when you take it out so be careful. Pour out as much caramel as you think you'll need to sweeten up the peanut butter (which won't be much, just a thin layer is all you need).

Just a note: Whole Grain bread is better for you than other types of bread if you can get it. Labels, labels...


daikon soup

it's been a long time since I made this, so I don't remember what it tastes like. I was experimenting with soups.

  • 1c 13 bean soup (moores' mill), boil 5 min to soften, drain, simmer 1 hr
  • 1 daikon radish
  • 1 tbsp beef bullion
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1c macaroni elbow
  • dash onion flakes
  • 2c water
  • 1tsp cinnamon powder

I think I cooked until the macaroni was tender/al dente. usually about 1/2 hr.