Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Punjabi Rice

This rice is featured in the picture Faux Tofu Burger and Garbanzo Burger picture below. For added variety, you can add almost any vegetable you want to the rice, and it will still have a very good flavor. Even Cashews are good in this rice. You can half the recipe if you wish. Leaving the spices the same, will just give it a stronger flavor. If you have a cold, I recommend adding Tomatoes. Serves 6.

Dr. Oz's Smoothies My Way

The Original contains 1 Tomato ( I left that out) and no peaches, (I put that in.) Dr. Oz's Site He recommends it for colds. I've been making my version for colds, as well, for the same reasons. Both versions are very high in Vitamin C. NO sugar is needed! Fruit is naturally sweet. Just search his site for the original Smoothie, as links tend to change, so I only gave a direct link to his home page.

Juice from 2 Oranges
1 cup Strawberries,
1/2 Cantelope
1/2 cup Peaches
Optional: Add 1 Vitamin tablet.
(Avoid Grapes, as they make the smoothie fizzy with a Vitamin Tablet. Plus, grape juice can interfere with your meds and make them more potent then what is healthy.)

Blend in a blender, until its the right consistency.

This Version Copyright by Kytriya,  October 11, 2010,  and Not Dr. Oz's version. ;)

Faux Burger

My lastest version of Burger WORKS! And, without the soy sauce. Soy sauce I think would only add to the flavor. Adding sauteed mushrooms would only enhance its flavor. I was out.  Serves 4 - 6.

The History of the Faux Burger:
I accidentally made Beef flavored tofu, but without the allspice, and with glutenous soy sauce. I bought 4 peppercorn spice for my dad, and couldn't find the allspice free version. My salmon had a beefy flavor to it. So...I thought I'd try a Faux Beef tofu, and try to remember what I did before. Since then, I found out I had to go gluten free. Thus, we have this version without the Soy sauce.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Garbanzo Burger - Tofu Garbanzo Burger

Earlier attempts had convinced me that I could never make a good "burger",
which is a fallacy. They say if you don't at first succeed, try and try again.
Thankfully, I did and came up with these tasty treats. And, these patties work
well with almost anything you could serve. Thus, you could serve it with any
Indian or Italian dish.  I made this mild, but you can definately add more of
the spices to make it stronger. Also, adding chili powder, and cayenne pepper
would give it heat, if you prefer. If not allergic, you can give this a New
Delhi flair, by adding fresh chopped red and green chilis, and 1/2 tsp Turmeric.
I can't do this. (You'll have to chop them finely, and prepare them as you
normally would. I can't remember what this entails. Sorry! )